17th c. Chinese figure, $60,000, A. B. Levy’s

17th c. Chinese figure

A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (or spiritually enlightened person) sold for $60,000 at an auction held October 30th by A.B. Levy’s in Palm Beach, Fla. Also, an oil on canvas painting by Charles J.F. Soulacroix (Fr., 1825-1879), titled Enchantee, also brought $60,000; an oil painting by Nicola Simbari (It., 1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi (1965), made $5,700; and a Hermes red alligator handbag rose to $21,600. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.


Lever oil painting, $162,500, Shannon’s

Lever oil painting

An oil on canvas painting by the Australian-American artist Richard H. Lever (1876-1957), titled The Old Lighthouse and Fleets of St. Ives, sold for $162,500 at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ annual fall art auction held October 26th in Milford, Conn. Also, Winter Corner by Henry M. Gasser (Am., 1909-1981) made $32,500; Through the Clouds by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1995) brought $100,000; and The Yankee Peddler by William T. Carlton (Am., 1816-1888) rose to $75,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


1892-S U.S. Morgan dollar, $470,000, Legend Rare Coin

1892 U.S. Morgan dollar

An 1892-S U.S. Morgan dollar, graded PCGS MS67, sold for $470,000 at Legend Rare Coin Auction’s 23rd Regency Auction, the official auction of the Philadelphia PCGS Members Only Show, held October 26th. Also, an 1893-O U.S. $1 Morgan dollar, PCGS MS66, finished at $411,250; a 1914-S U.S. $10 gold coin, PCGS MS66, realized $164,500; a 1909-S U.S. $10 gold coin, PCGS MS66+, gaveled for $146,875; and a 1907 U.S. $10 gold coin, PCGS MS66, went for $135,125. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Rare 1902 $100 banknote, $24,000, Case Antiques

Rare 1902 $100 banknote

A rare 1902 $100 banknote from the First National Bank of Nashville, depicting the American financier John J. Knox, graded 12/Fine, sold for $24,000 at an auction held October 21st by Case Antiques Auction in Knoxville, Tenn. Also, an 1882 $5 note from the First National Bank of Salinas (Calif.), graded 20/Very Fine, fetched $7,424; and a U.S. $2 silver certificate (Educational), with portraits of Samuel Morse and Robert Fulton, graded 64/Choice Uncircult’d, went for $5,040. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Exquisite Art Deco ring, $200,000, Doyle New York

Exquisite Art Deco ring

An exquisite Art Deco ring, set with a cushion-shaped modified brilliant diamond of 6.41 carats, F color VS2 clarity, sold for $200,000 at an Important Jewelry Auction held October 18th by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, a ring centering a cut-cornered step emerald-cut diamond of about 8.95 carats, H color VS2 clarity, slipped onto a new finger for $137,500; and a diamond bow brooch supporting a pendant with a pear-shaped, 21.52-carat emerald topped out at $165,000. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.