Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1490 edition, Aesop's Fables, $24,780, Michaan's Auctions

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A circa 1490 edition of the book Aesop’s Fables, one of the first of 25 editions, sold for $24,780 at a Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Art & Jewelry Auction held Feb. 7 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a mid-15th century astronomical medical calendar hammered for $10,030; a pair of jewelry coral suites fetched $4,720 and $3,835; a Pomo Degikup coiled basket brought $4,130; and an ornate Asian rosewood chair with intricate mother-of-pearl decoration went to a determined bidder for $1,652. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.
 
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1490 edition, Aesop’s Fables, $24,780, Michaan’s Auctions