Alexander III plate, $87,500, Rago Arts
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An Alexander III Imperial Russian porcelain plate sold for $87,500 at an Estates, Jewelry, Silver and Coins Auction held Dec. 7-9 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup went for $62,500; a Russian silver desk set by Mikhail Ivanov coasted to $18,750; a Tiffany & Co. extensive coffee service commanded $13,750; a complete business strike set of Morgan silver dollars brought $11,250; and a Narwahl whale tusk went to a determined bidder for $11,250. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.