Fritz Bultman painting, $23,750, Bruneau & Co.

Fritz Bultman painting

A large collage of painted papers by the American abstract expressionist Fritz Bultman (1919-1985), titled Cape May II, sold for $23,750 at a Summer Antiques & Fine Art Auction held June 3rd by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, an Art Nouveu hand-wrought copper vase by Ludwig Vierthaler (German, 1875-1967) for Winhart & Co. (Munich) finished at $5,938; and an oil on canvas by Herbert C. Farnum (R.I., 1866-1925), titled Glouster, Mass., rose to $3,125. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.


18th century cherry chest, $25,000, Carlsen Gallery

18th century cherry chest

An 18th century cherry ox bow four-drawer chest (Norwich, Conn.) sold for $25,000 at an auction held May 21st by Carlsen Gallery in Freehold, N.Y. Also, a 2-carat pear-shaped diamond set in platinum earned $14,000; a rare circa 1830 painted chest (Albany, N.Y.) brought $13,000; an unsigned dwarf case grandmother’s clock in the original red color chimed on time for $9,500; and a portrait of Mary Hoyt by Ammi Phillips, rendered circa 1836, went to a determined bidder for $9,500. Prices are exclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Ruser diamond ring, $42,000, John Moran

Ruser diamond ring

A mid-20th century diamond statement bypass ring by Beverly Hills maker Ruser sold for $42,000 at a four-session auction held May 23rd by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a 1942 oil painting by Remie Lohse (Am., 1892-1947) earned $9,600; an 18kt gold and diamond hinged cuff bracelet achieved $7,200; a Georg Jensen silver and green chrysoprase necklace hit $4,800; and a painting by Saul Kovner (N.Y., 1904-1981), titled Eastside Backyards, made $3,900. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Scott Philharmonic radio, $2,360, Cordier Auctions

Scott Philharmonic radio

A 1930s-era Scott Philharmonic Version 1 floor model radio in a Warrington 84 cabinet sold for $2,360 at the sale of a single-owner radio collection held May 6-7 by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a Zenith Waltons tombstone radio went for $2,242; a 1940 Zenith model 12S471 floor console made $1,888; a reproduction of a 1923 radio transmitter brought $1,888; a 1909 DeForest Audion tube radio hit $944; and an Emerson BT 245 Catalin tombstone radio rose to $1,652. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Lou Gehrig All Star pin, $171,500, Goldin Auctions

Lou Gehrig All Star pin

A presentation pin given to New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig at the 1939 All Star Game sold for $171,500 at a Spring Premium Auction held May 20-June 3 by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s marriage certificate dated Jan. 14, 1954 realized $122,500; a 1928 Jimmy Foxx game-used bat brought $108,000; and the 2017 Team USA World Baseball Classic Lucky Eagle sculpture, signed by 28 team members, made $62,475. Prices include the buyer’s premium.