Bemelmans painting, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Bemelmans painting

A painting by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./N.Y., 1898-1962), titled Palma De Mallorca Street Scene (1956), sold for $13,750 at an Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction held April 14th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a bronze and marble 19th century French neoclassical figural group, 36 inches tall, signed “Dumege” and stamped “Made in France”, realized $5,625; and a late 19th century jade rock crystal bronze shelf clock, made in China and Switzerland, hit $2,812. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Koekkoek painting, $132,000, Eldred’s

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A painting by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (Dutch/German, 1803-1862), titled Winter landscape with wood gatherers, 24 ¼ inches by 19 ¾ inches, sold for $132,000 at an Americana & Paintings Auction held April 6-7 by Eldred’s in East Dennis, Mass. Also, an oil on canvas by John Ross Key (Am., 1837-1920), titled Mt. Washington Meadows, brought $48,000; and an early 20th century Tiffany Studios “Greek Key” table lamp, 33 inches tall, illuminated the room for $54,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s owned and stage-played “Jimbo” electric guitar sold for $250,000 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held April 15th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a ‘Style B’ half-sheet movie poster from the classic film Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1942) went for $56,250; an Elvis Presley WSM Grand Ole Opry City Auditorium concert poster from 1955 made $42,500; and a Jimi Hendrix owned and played Hagstrom H8 bass guitar rose to $35,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


3.09-carat diamond ring, $5.375 million, Christie’s

3.09-carat diamond ring

A fancy intense blue diamond and diamond ring weighing about 3.09 carats, sold for $5.375 million at a Magnificent Jewels Auction held April 17th by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a pink diamond ring of 8.42 carats, VVS1 clarity, slipped onto a new finger for $5.037 million; a twin-stone fancy vivid blue stone and pink stone diamond ring of 2.42 and 2.85 carats by Cartier achieved $3.492 million; and an oval-cut diamond “thread” ring by Jar, 22.76 carats, made $2.772 million. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Colt percussion revolver

The only known original cased Colt Civilian Walker percussion revolver, known as the “Danish Sea Captain Walker”, sold for $1.84 million at a Premiere Firearms Sale held April 13-15 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Civil War Salvage Navy model percussion revolver rang out at $48,875; a factory engraved Winchester model 1876 deluxe rifle brought $747,500; and actor Robert Taylor’s Winchester model 42 Pigeon grade skeet shotgun made $86,250. Prices include the buyer’s premium.