Ilya Bolotowsky acrylic, $20,000, Bruneau & Co.

Ilya Bolotowsky acrylic

An acrylic on wood artwork by Ilya Bolotowsky (Russ./Am., 1907-1982), titled Golden Tondo B, sold for $20,000 at an auction held Feb. 18 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a watercolor and tempera on paper by Heinrich Kley (1863-1945), titled Interior of a Steel Mill, rose to $13,750; a charcoal, chalk and crayon on paper by Terry Winters (b. 1949), titled Dark Planets No. 5, brought $10,000; and an Orientalist bronze by Austrian Franz Bergmann made $2,040. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Patek Philippe watch, $227,000, Antiquorum

Patek Philippe watch

A Patek Philippe Ref. 5971 perpetual calendar man’s wristwatch with baguette diamond bezel sold for $227,000 at a sale of Important Watches & Jewelry held Feb. 23 by Antiquorum in New York City. Also, a Franck Muller Calibre 97 minute repeater perpetual calendar watch in platinum and diamonds made $221,000; and a Chopard Ref. 4250 Imperiale Tourbillon baguette diamonds watch with matching ring, cufflinks and ballpoint pen went to a determined bidder for $197,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Henry lever action rifle, $23,000, Rock Island

Henry lever action rifle

An engraved New Haven Arms Company Henry lever action rifle sold for $23,000 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 16-19 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Gustloff-Werke “bcd/4” code model 98 bolt-action sniper rifle in ‘long rail’ configuration rang out at $13,800; an AMC Auto Mag semi-automatic pistol hit the mark for $8,050; and a scarce Colt model 1855 artillery-style revolving percussion carbine went to a determined bidder for $10,350. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Martin Johnson Heade oil, $359,000, James D. Julia

Martin Johnson Heade oil

An oil painting by Martin Johnson Heade, titled Florida Pastoral, sold for $359,000 at a Winter Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction held Feb. 9-10 by James D. Julia, Inc. in Fairfield, Me. Also, Montague Dawson’s work The Chariot of Fame, Stunsails Pulling garnered $78,650; Thomas Hoyne’s Eliza Adams fetched $54,450; Thomas Moran’s A Hillside Village at Sunset knocked down for $51,425; and a pair of celestial and terrestrial globes by John Senex finished at $51,425. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer’s premium.


Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Wayne Thiebaud still-life

A still-life painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920), titled Watermelon Slice (1958), sold for $78,650 at an auction held Feb. 18-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, Thiebaud’s Skyline, New York City (1956) hit $48,400; a watercolor by Chiura Obata (Am./Jap., 1885-1975), titled Monterey Cypress on the Cliffs of Pebble Beach (1948) breezed to $33,275; and a 17th century Italian refractory table deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art made $42,350. Prices include a 19 percent buyer’s premium.