William Gear landscape, $11,875, Bruneau & Co.

William Gear landscape

An oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), sold for $11,875 at an Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction held November 25th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a large (50 inches by 80 inches, framed) oil on canvas maritime seascape painting of a brigantine ship at sea by Wesley Elbridge Webber (Am., 1841-1914), untitled, rose to $9,375. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Bob Dylan’s Martin guitar, $396,500, Heritage Auctions

Bob Dylan's Martin guitar

Bob Dylan’s owned and stage-played 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar – played for over a decade and through the entire set at George Harrison’s 1971 Concert for Bangladesh – sold for $396,500 at an Entertainment and Music Memorabilia Auction held November 11th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. The seller was Larry Cragg, Dylan’s guitar technician, who bought the guitar from Dylan in 1977 for $500. The guitar came with that purchase receipt plus the original case. The price includes the buyer’s premium.


Edward Hopper print of an etching, $317,000, Swann Auction Galleries

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A print of a rare etching by American master Edward Hopper, titled The Lonely House (1923), sold for $317,000 at an Old Masters Through Modern Prints Auction held November 2nd by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. It was a new auction record for a Hopper print. Also, an etching by Rembrandt Van Rijn, titled Self-Portrait with Cap Pulled Forward (circa 1631) brought $65,000; and an enigmatic lithograph by Odilon Redon, titled Arbre (1892) rose to $47,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


A.H. Fox “FE” grade shotgun, $166,750, James D. Julia/Poulin

A. H. Fox shotgun

A rare (one of three) A.H. Fox “FE” grade shotgun with special gold inlays hit the mark for $166,750 at auctions held Oct. 31st-Nov. 2nd by James D. Julia, Inc. and Poulin Auctions in Fairfield, Maine. Also, a Confederate Scopes 2nd quality Whitworth sharpshooter’s rifle rang out at $161,000; a pair of 16 gauge “Golden Age” boss side-lock ejector double trigger light game shotguns brought $155,250; and a Parker Brothers Grande Old Parker “A-1 Special” 12 gauge shotgun hit $142,600. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Tiffany table mirror, $21,600, John Moran

Tiffany table mirror

A Tiffany Studios adjustable cast bronze table mirror in the Fern pattern sold for $21,600 at a two-session auction held November 14th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a modern storage cabinet by designers Charles and Ray Eames, with all original parts, went for $12,000; a large-scale, brightly colored painting by Peter Max (N.Y., b. 1937), titled Neo Man, brought $11,400; and a bronze sculpture by Bill Worrell (Tex., b. 1936), titled The Healer, made $10,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.