Wadsworth Jarrell painting, $21,240, Ahlers & Ogletree

Wadsworth Jarrell oil painting

An oil painting by the African-American artist Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929), titled Diz E Bird, depicting the two jazz greats Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie, sold for $21,240 at a Notable Private Collections Auction held June 25-26 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Ga. Also, a vintage 1936 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, blue, with a 34 hp engine, sped off for $12,000; and a Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer censer table stand of round form, from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), 18 ¼ inches tall, went for $4,500. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.


German WWI goblet, $7,500, Mohawk Arms


An Imperial German World War I fighter pilot's “pokol” (or silvered victory goblet), showing an embossed panel of two eagles in combat, 7 inches tall, sold for $7,500 at Auction #75, an internet and catalog auction held June 3-4 by Mohawk Arms in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, a purple enameled cigarette case, presented to German World War I fighter pilot Baron von Richthofen (a/k/a “The Red Baron”) to Werner Voss, a fellow ace pilot, soared to $5,200; and a card autographed by von Richthofen, framed, hit $3,000. Prices are hammer, exclusive of the buyer's premium.


Marklin tunnel and tower, $84,000, Bertoia Auctions

Marklin tunnel and tower

A Marklin tunnel with mountain castle tower, railed base, hand-painted, sold for $84,000 at the auction of Jerry and Nina Greene's personal toy train collection held April 9 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, a Marklin gauge 1 girder bridge, 85 inches long by 16 inches tall, made $51,000; a Bing 'Jupiter' gauge III passenger set with 4-4-0 live steam locomotive and original hand-enameled finish went for $48,000; and a Marklin train station, O gauge, with the original paint, changed hands for $42,000. Prices are inclusive of the buyer's premium.


Virginia sideboard table, $87,750, Jeffrey S. Evans

Virginia sideboard table

An important Virginia walnut sideboard table sold for $87,750 at an Americana & Fine Arts Auction held June 18 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a South Carolina yellow pine and birch sideboard food safe knocked down at $28,080; a Virginia folk art fraktur from the Shenandoah Valley (Rockingham County) attained $25,740; a portrait of Alexander Hamilton by William J. Weaver (1759-1817) made $26,910; and a 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar changed hands for $14,040. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.


Chinese automaton clock, $929,000, Clars Auction

Chinese automaton clock

A rare, Chinese automaton triple fusee bracket clock sold for $929,000 at a Decorative Arts & Asian Offerings Auction held June 18-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a huanghuali rectangular dining table and six side chairs coasted to $145,000; a Chinese Guan-type brush washer finished at $54,450; a circa 1964-1965 Rolex Cosmograph wristwatch, ref. 6239, with original papers, earned $45,385; a Chinese iron and wood saddle made $39,325; and a Chinese Export silver teapot hit $27,830. Prices include a 19 percent buyer's premium.