Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 16th c. Russian icon, $245,000, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 16th c. Russian icon, $245,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 16th c. Russian icon, $245,000, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 16th century Russian icon made for a private chapel or domestic iconostasis, replete with local saints from Yaroslavl and Rostov, sold for $245,000 at a sale of the Laurence Steinhardt collection of Russian icons held […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Whistler's Quiet Canal, $65,000, Swann Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Whistler's Quiet Canal, $65,000, Swann Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Whistler’s Quiet Canal, $65,000, Swann Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An etching and drypoint from 1879-1880 by James  A.M. Whistler, titled Quiet Canal, sold for $65,000 at a sale of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings held March 6 by Swann Auction Galleries in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A legendary 1927-D double eagle U.S. gold coin, the rarest coin ever minted in Denver and the key among circulation issue Saint-Gaudens double eagles, sold for $1.292 million at an auction of the Bently Collection […]

Guess What – June 2014

Guess What - June 2014

Guess What – June 2014 Now you see it… now you don’t! By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Our object, obviously on GUESS WHAT is to confuse and abuse you, our loyal readers — and this month is no exception. We’ve perpetrated an optical confusion of mammoth proportions and we’re hoping for your docile […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese four-panel screen, $68,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese four-panel screen, $68,750, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese four-panel screen, $68,750, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Chinese Nephrite jade four-panel screen sold for $68,750 at a Great Estates Auction held March 22 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Russian imperial porcelain factory military plate […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese wine vessel, $20,425, Schwenke's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese wine vessel, $20,425, Schwenke's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese wine vessel, $20,425, Schwenke’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Chinese archaistic bronze ritual vessel in the manner of the early Western Zhou Dynasty, with 24kt gold and silver inlays, 13 ½ inches tall, sold for $20,425 at an Arts of Asia Sale held March 23 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Albert Marque doll #27, $300,000+, Theriault's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Albert Marque doll #27, $300,000+, Theriault's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Albert Marque doll #27, $300,000+, Theriault’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An Albert Marque French art character doll #27, one of only 100 produced, dressed in its original signed costume, sold for a little more than $300,000 at an auction held March 29-30 by Theriault’s (based in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hudson Valley Dutch kas, $18,400, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hudson Valley Dutch kas, $18,400, Carlsen Gallery

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hudson Valley Dutch kas, $18,400, Carlsen Gallery Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An early 18th century Hudson Valley kas (large Dutch cabinet) sold for $18,400 at an auction held April 6 by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, an oil on canvas painting by Ralph Albert Blakelock […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 6-ct. emerald cut diamond, $464,500, Leslie Hindman

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 6-ct. emerald cut diamond, $464,500, Leslie Hindman

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 6-ct. emerald cut diamond, $464,500, Leslie Hindman Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 6.06-carat emerald cut diamond of rare Type Iia D color and potentially flawless clarity, sold for $464,500 at a Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Auction held April 6-8 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, Ill. […]

May is Really Big for Pop Culture

May is Really Big for Pop Culture

May is Really Big for Pop Culture By J.C. Vaughn Some months have a lot of pop culture to digest and May is certainly one of the biggest in that regard. As this column goes to press, April’s Captain America: The Winter Solider is still at theatres, Amazing Spider-Man 2 is #1 at the box […]