Hissing Canada goose, $299,000, Decoys Unltd.

Hissing Canada goose

A classic carving of a hissing Canada goose by esteemed carver Joseph W. Lincoln (Mass., 1859-1938) sold for $299,000 at a Summer Decoy Auction held July 22 by Decoys Unlimited, LLC (based in Barnstable, Mass.) at the Cape Codder Resort and Hotel in Hyannis, Mass. Also, a life-size, semi-palmated plover in superb condition, by A. Elmer Crowell (Mass., 1862-1952), went for $17,250; and a common tern decoy, carved circa 1870-1890 and pulled from the Skala rig, gaveled for $25,875. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.


Rococo full tester bed, $6,150, Crescent City

Rococo full tester bed

An American rococo mahogany full tester bed, made in the mid-19th century and of the type crafted for the antebellum New Orleans market, sold for $6,150 at an estates auction held July 30-31 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a Russian icon of Saint Antonina, circa early 20th century, 11 ¼ inches tall and with silver oklad and the maker's mark of KK (Moscow), gaveled for $5,842; and an oil on canvas painting by Alfred de Breanski (Br., 1852-1928), titled Departing Day, went for $5,535. Prices include the buyer's premium.


Eight Indian manuscript pages, $245,000, Kaminski Auctions

Eight Indian manuscript pages

A group of eight circa 1800 framed Indian illuminated manuscript pages sold for just over $245,000 at a sale of the estate of the late Baroness Mary McFall de Gunzburg of New York and Miami Beach, held July 24 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. The most expensive pages were Royal Tryst (shown) and Krishna Dances for the Gopis; each sold for $55,200. Also, a 19th century Russian silver kovsh marked “P. Ovchinkova,” showing two Vikings with armor and marked “84” in Cyrillic, made $16,800. Prices include the buyer's premium.


Maryland appliquéd quilt, $9,360, Jeffrey S. Evans

Maryland appliqued quilt

A fine pieced and appliquéd Maryland Lone Star quilt, likely made by Mary Seeds Moon (born circa 1806), the mother of Emily Quail Moon (1844-1906), in Baltimore, Md., around 1840, sold for $9,360 at a Textiles & Sewing Auction held July 16 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, an American patriotic theme whole cloth quilt changed hands for $4,095; an overshot woven coverlet made in Luray, Va., realized $1,111.50; and a Lucy J. Wooding family record sampler gaveled for $643.50. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.


Zhang Daqian ink and color, $118,000, Michaan's Auctions

Zhang Daqian ink and colorAn ink and color on paper painting by Zhang Daqian sold for $118,000 at an estates auction held July 9 by Michaan's Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a group lot of eye dZi beads from the Naomi Lindstrom jewelry collection brought $12,980; a courtly scene woven into a Lavar Kerman rug finished at $5,900; a traditional carved wood Tau Tau figure of a man rendered by the Toraja, gaveled for $8,260; and a set of early American Punch & Judy folk art puppets went to a California bidder for $4,130. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.