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Renoir's art, personal items sell for $1.3M in NYC

FILE- In this undated file photo proved by Heritage Auctions shows a sculpture entitled the Grande Vénus victorieuse ("Large Venus Victorious”) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is shown. The life-size statue of the Roman goddess Venus elegantly holding a drape in one hand and an apple in the other was sold at auction by Heritage Auctions in New York on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 for $545,000. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly $1.3 million worth of art and personal items belonging to the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir have sold at a New York City auction.

Heritage Auctions says 143 lots sold Thursday including Renoir's prized "Large Venus Victorious," a life-size statue of the Roman goddess Venus elegantly holding a drape in one hand and an apple in the other. It sold for $545,000.

Heritage says personal items belonging to the Impressionist icon also sold, such as a polka-dot scarf for $3,750; spectacles for $6,250; and a cigarette holder for $1,600.

Les Bescasse (The Woodcocks), one of the last paintings done by Renoir before his 1919 death, sold for $125,000.

A bust of Renoir's youngest son Claude, "Coco," didn't sell.

A Heritage spokesman says all buyers requested anonymity.