Jacob Eby tall case clock, $10,620, Ahlers & Ogletree

Jacob Eby tall case clock

An early 19th century mahogany Federal tall case clock made by Jacob Eby (Mannheim, Pa., 1776-1828) sold for $10,620 at a Summer Collections & Estates Auction held Aug. 27-28 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Ga. Also, an offset color lithograph on wove paper by Roy Lichtenstein, titled Sunrise and pencil-signed by the artist, brought $7,080; and a late 19th or early 20th century British School oil on canvas painting titled Battle of Trafalgar, depicting a naval battle from the Napoleonic Wars, hit $10,030. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.


Cahoon seaside painting, $31,200, Eldred's Auction

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A seaside picnic scene with mermaids and a sailor by Ralph E. Cahoon sold for $31,200 at a Summer Americana & Paintings Auction held Aug. 3-5 by Eldred's Auction Gallery in East Dennis, Mass. Also, a Gilbert Stuart portrait that descended in the family of the sitter and never before sold at auction realized $25,200; a copy of George Washington’s will fetched $3,900; a Theodore B. Starr sterling silver tennis trophy brought $6,250; and a Federal sewing stand with handkerchief top finished at $9,600. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.


McCleery-Holmes plover, $144,000, Copley Fine Art

McCleery-Holmes plover

A carved plover decoy known as the McCleery-Holmes plover, made circa 1880 in Kingston, Mass., and previously owned by the noted collector Dr. James McCleery, sold for $144,000 at an auction held July 24 by Copley Fine Art Auctions in Plymouth, Mass. Also, a watercolor painting by Andrew Wyeth  (Pa., 1917-2009) was the top lot of the sporting art category in the auction, gaveling for $63,000; and a wigeon drake by the renowned carver John Blair, Sr., went to a determined bidder for $90,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.


5-gallon Red Wing jug, $9,500, RWCS Convention

5-gallon Red Wing jug

A 5-gallon Red Wing beehive jug with blue birch leaves and advertising for Straus Brothers Wholesale Liquors (Chicago) sold for $9,500 at the annual auction of the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS), held July 7 in Red Wing, Minn. Also, a 6-gallon transitional ice water cooler with a Union Stoneware oval and a “Red Wing Stoneware Company” front stamp changed hands for $2,200. The auction generated a gross of just under $60,000 in total sales, while an accompanying fundraiser raised $14,000. Prices are hammer; there was no buyer's premium.


Albert Bierstadt painting, $386,100, Thomaston Place

Albert Bierstadt painting

A luminist painting by Albert Bierstadt (Am., 1830-1902), titled Sunrise, sold for $386,100 at an Art & Decorative Items Auction held Aug. 27-29 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, a seascape work by Alfred T. Bricher (Am., 1837-1908), titled Near Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Maine, brought $175,500; On the Hudson near Tappan Zee by Francis A. Silva (N.Y., 1835-1886) fetched $163,800; and an 1832 New York gooseneck tub fire pumper engine went for $70,200. Prices include a 17 percent buyer's premium.