Sapphire and diamond ring, $103,500, Cottone Auctions

Sapphire and diamond ring

A dazzling sapphire and diamond ladies' vintage ring in a gold and platinum setting sold for $103,500 at a Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Sept. 23-24 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) leaded glass Geranium lamp with signed shade illuminated the room for $52,325; a two-piece Japanese painting on silk, 76 inches by 51 inches, climbed to $33,500; and a pair of Majolica plaques, done in the manner of Benozzo Gozzoli (1421-1497), 18 inches by 13 inches, made $42,550. Prices include a 15 percent buyer's premium.


Honus Wagner baseball card, $3.12 million, Goldin Auctions

Honus Wagner baseball card

The famed 1909-1911 T206 White Border Honus Wagner PSA EX 5 (MC) baseball card – the so-called “Jumbo Wagner” – sold for $3.12 million at a Great American Trading Card Auction held Oct. 2 by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. It was the first-ever $3 million sports trading card. Also, a 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente rookie card, graded PSA Mint 9, soared to $477,750; and a 2003-2004 Upper Deck autographed LeBron James Logoman rookie card made $312,000. Prices include the buyer's premium.


Leger pencil drawing, $125,000, Swann Auction

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A pencil drawing by Fernand Leger, titled La Lecture (1924), sold for $125,000 at a 19th & 20th Century Prints and Drawings Auction held Sept. 22 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a pair of terre de faience ceramic vases depicting human faces by Pablo Picasso – one titled Laughing-Eyed Face (1969), the other Bearded Man (1953) – realized $42,000 and $25,000, respectively; and a richly inked drypoint work by Martin Lewis, titled Relics (Speakeasy Corner), went for $52,500. Prices are inclusive of the buyer's premium.


Chinese Ge-type arrow vase, $63,000, Clars Auction Gallery

ChineseGe type form vase

A Chinese Ge-type hu form arrow vase sold for $63,000 at an auction held Sept. 17-18 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a rare and early oil on canvas painting by Gordon Onslow Ford (Am./Br., 1912-2003), titled Escape (1939), took top lot honors by hitting $78,650; a set of four Yu Youren calligraphy, dedicated to his son Yu Wangde in 1951, went for $57,475; and an oil on canvas painting by Ennio Morlotti (It., 1910-1992), titled Studio per Bagnante (circa 1956), changed hands for $54,450. Prices are inclusive of the buyer's premium.


Daniel Huntington painting, $406,000, Doyle New York

Daniel Huntington painting

A painting by Daniel Huntington (1816-1906), titled The Counterfeit Note, sold for $406,000 at an American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts sale held Oct. 5 by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, a whimsical Coney Island-style carved wood carousel horse fetched $12,500; a gilt wood convex girandole mirror surmounted by an eagle-form crest hit $8,125; a service by S. Kirk & Son in the Mayflower pattern made $10,000; and a Gorham service in the Mythologique pattern rose to $9,375. Prices include the buyer's premium.