Picasso two-handled vase, $37,200, Weiss Auctions

Picasso two-handled vase

A white earthenware two-handled vase by Pablo Picasso, executed in 1952 as one in an edition of 400, sold for $37,200 at an auction held Jan. 29 by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a lithograph from 1916 by George Bellows, titled Splinter Beach, signed and numbered (9/70) realized $11,100; a Martin Brothers salt-glazed tobacco jar, a dog model dated 1895, went for $18,080; and a KPM plaque, circa 1880, with artwork after a painting by Peter Paul Reubens, made $8,050. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

 

Battle Axe Cigar glass sign, $73,800, Morphy Auctions

Battle Axe Cigar sign

A Battle Axe Cigar reverse glass advertising sign sold for $73,800 at a Gold Rush & Native American Sale held Jan. 19 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a pocket watch with accessories in gold quartz gaveled for $45,510; a Philadelphia Bowie knife by Shively finished at $43,050; a California’s Golden Jubilee advertisement brought $41,820; a silver mounted Bowie knife by Samuel Bell changed hands for $39,975; and an early Howard & Davis gold scale went for $36,900. Prices include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.

 

Alphonse Mucha, The Seasons, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Alphonse Mucha panels

A set of four decorative panels on silk by Alphonse Mucha, titled The Seasons (1900), sold for $35,000 at a sale of the Harry C. Meyerhoff Collection held Jan. 26 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a complete set of five volumes published in Paris, 1896-1900, titled Les Maitres de l’Affiche, gaveled for $47,500; Confetti by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1894) climbed to $35,000; and Adolfo Hohenstein’s Elixir de “Kempenaar” (circa 1900) went for $18,750. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

 

Bulgari 18kt and diamond choker, $8,740, Direct Auction Galleries

Bulgari 18kt and diamond choker

An exquisite Marina B. (Bulgari) 18kt and diamond choker sold for $8,740 at an auction held Jan. 10 by Direct Auction Galleries in Chicago, Ill. Also, a Seaman Schepps18kt and pearl seahorse pin breezed to $4,025; seven pieces of Chinese carved jade, some of it white, sold as one lot for $1,840; a large abstract painting signed by the Mexican muralist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) brought $2,300; and a lithograph by Keith Haring from 1989, signed and numbered, rose to $2,185. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

 

Joseph DeCamp portrait, $12,200, John Moran

Joseph DeCamp portrait

A portrait painting by Boston artist Joseph DeCamp (1858-1923) titled Lady in a Black Hat made $12,200 at a Studio Art Auction held Jan. 24 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a work by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973), titled Viva la Paix, made $10,980; a San Jacinto desert landscape by Santa Barbara painter Peter Ellenshaw went for $4,270; Mt. Eccles,

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