Mardi Gras Rex ducal badges, $9,963, Crescent City Auction

Mardi Gras Rex ducal

A group of four Mardi Gras Rex ducal badges (from 1888, 1894, 1907 and 1912) sold for $9,963 at an estates auction held Jan. 14-15 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a ladies’ 14kt white gold dinner ring with a round 2.12-carat diamond went for $9,840; a French carved walnut bookcase, circa 1900, brought $3,444; and a Confederate Naval cutlass attributed to Thomas Griswold (New Orleans, circa 1861), with embossed eagle pommel, fetched $2,214. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Set of English delftware plates, $24,000, Cowan’s Auctions

Set of English delftware plates

A set of six English delftware Merryman plates sold for $24,000 at an Americana Auction held Dec. 10 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, an Adirondack fall landscape scene by the Scottish-American artist James McDougal Hart (1828-1901) realized $19,200; a hunting scene by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tate (Am., 1819-1905), titled Setters and Quail, fetched $22,800; a cigar store Indian figure went for $16,800; and a New England Federal sewing table commanded $10,800. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


1966 Jaguar XKE coupe, $60,500, Hess Auction

1966 Jaguar XKE coupe

A 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I two-door coupe with a 4.2-liter, 265 hp, dual overhead cam, inline 6-cylinder engine roared away for $60,500 at an Antiques & Americana Auction held Dec. 3 by Hess Auction Group in Mannheim, Pa. Also, an oil portrait of George Washington by Jacob Eichholtz, after Gilbert Stuart, hammered for $37,760; a Lancaster (Pa.) Chippendale walnut architectural schrank realized $15,730; and a marine watercolor of yachts by Montague Dawson made $9,440. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


James Buttersworth painting, $348,500, Doyle New York

James Buttersworth painting

A marine rendering by James Buttersworth (1817-1894), titled Yacht Racing Off Sandy Hook, sold for $348,500 at a sale of the Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection held Jan. 11 by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, a pair of circa 1775 George II giltwood pier mirrors earned $75,000; a Chinese famille rose porcelain garden seat realized $7,500; and Doubleday’s National League Championship baseball ring, presented to him after New York’s Subway Series of 2000, hit $13,750. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Tripod censer painting, $32,700, Clars Auction

Tripod censer painting

A Chinese painting of a tripod censer sold for $20,000 at an auction held Jan. 14-15 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a woodcut print in colors by Chiura Obata (Am./Jap., 1885-1975), titled Before the Rain: Mono Lake, High Sierra, realized $10,890, a new auction record for the artist; an orotone by Edward Sherriff Curtis (Am., 1868-1952), titled Out of the Darkness, finished at $10,710; and a collection of 37 works by Czech artist Jan Saudek (b. 1935) made $32,700. Prices include a 19 percent buyer’s premium.