Monthly Archives: December 2012

Important Miami pipe, $23,500, Cowan's Auc.

Important Miami pipe, $23,500, Cowan’s Auc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far An important Miami pipe with ties to the 1795 Treaty of Greenville sold for $23,500 at an American Indian and Western Art Sale held Oct. 5 by Cowan’s Auctions, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also, a Sioux beaded and quilled […]

Baccarat chandelier, $98,400, New Orleans

Baccarat chandelier, $98,400, New Orleans Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A handcrafted Baccarat full-lead crystal 48-light chandelier sold for $98,400 at a multi-estate auction held Oct. 6-7 by New Orleans Auction Galleries in New Orleans, La. Also, a bronze by Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993), titled Chinese Horse II, brought […]

Camille Faure vases, $33,750, Doyle N.Y.

Camille Faure vases, $33,750, Doyle N.Y. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far Two Art Deco enamel on metal vases by Camille Faure (Fr., 1874-1956), decorated in colorful geometric patterns, sold for $33,750 at a Doyle + Design Auction held Oct. 16 by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, a […]

Peter Beard triptych, $662,500, Christie's

Peter Beard triptych, $662,500, Christie’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A 1968 gelatin silver print triptych with ink, blood handwork, snakeskin and collage elements by Peter Beard, titled Orphan Cheetah Triptych, sold for $662,500 at a Photographs sale held Oct. 4-5 by Christie’s in New York. It was a new […]

Kennedy Cabinet chairs, $146,500, Sotheby's

Kennedy Cabinet chairs, $146,500, Sotheby’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far Two Cabinet room chairs from the Kennedy Administration, with an autograph letter of presentation signed by Jacqueline Kennedy, sold for $146,500 at a sale of items from the estate of Robert McNamara held Oct. 23 by Sotheby’s in New York. […]

Picasso linoleum cut, $102,000, Swann Gall

Picasso linoleum cut, $102,000, Swann Gall Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A 1962 color linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso, titled Tete de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II) sold for $102,000 at a sale of 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings held Sept. 21 by Swann Galleries in […]

Cartier pearl necklace, $281,000, Skinner, Inc.

Cartier pearl necklace, $281,000, Skinner, Inc. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A pearl necklace with an Art Deco platinum and diamond clasp by Cartier sold for $281,000 at a Fine Jewelry Sale held Sept. 11 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. Also, a natural pearl necklace with 77 pearls soared […]

Ruby and diamond ring, $5,462, Richard D. Hatch

Ruby and diamond ring, $5,462, Richard D. Hatch Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A ruby and diamond ring set in 14kt gold with a 10.25-ct. oval ruby surrounded by 34 diamonds and with an appraised value of $16,279 sold for $5,462 at a multi-estate auction held Sept. 29-30 by Richard […]

Guess What? December 2012

Guess What? December 2012 By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Traditional re-creation but still baffling! This month’s Guess What is a working re-creation and an over-the-counter functional working implementation of a classic everyday object. It’s hand-carved of a hard wood (possibly camphor wood) and buffed to a high finish. This primitive native assembly line […]

Large moon rock, $330,000, Heritage

Large moon rock, $330,000, Heritage Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far The fourth largest piece of the Moon ever made available to the public sold for $330,000 at a Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction held Oct. 14 at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion in New York City by Heritage Auctions, based in […]