Bead Bird Sold for $55,000
A strong demand for works from the Arts & Crafts period could be seen throughout the Bonhams fall auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts (October 1). This sale brought more than $1.1-million and one of the highlights was ‘Bead Bird’ figure by Finnish artist, Birger Kaipiainen (est. $20,000-30,000, sold for $55,000).
The bird was acquired by the consignor in 1960 at the Arabia store in Helsinki, Finland.