Set of eight Tiffany windows, $356,950, Fontaine's Auction

Set of eight Tiffany windows

An exceptional set of eight multi-layered glass windows, executed by Tiffany Studios in 1913 and depicting The 8 Beatitudes of Jesus (from Matthew 5: 3-10), sold for $356,950 at an Antiques Estate Auction held Sept. 10 by Fontaine's Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Tiffany Studios curtain border floor lamp with 24-inch domical shade brought $60,500; and a pair of large Chinese teak and porcelain floor screens with a 31-inch diameter porcelain center panel, 68 inches tall by 47 inches wide, hit $54,450. Prices include a 21 percent buyer's premium.


Four Chinese wall panels, $461,000, Doyle New York

Four Chinese wall panels

A group of four 20th century Chinese famille rose glazed porcelain wall panels, signed Liu Yuceng, sold for $269,000 at an Asian Works of Art Auction held Sept. 12 by Doyle New York in New York City. Also, a scroll depicting a landscape by Chinese artist Guan Shanyue (1912-2000) sold for $461,000; a horse painting after Xu Beihong (Chinese, 1895-1953) hit $173,000; and a depiction of a Boater on a Mountain Lake by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) went to a determined bidder for $149,000. Prices include a 25 percent buyer's premium.


Chinese huanghuali bed, $1.385 million; Bonhams

Chinese huanghuali bed

A rare Chinese huanghuali four-poster bed from the Ming dynasty sold for $1.385 million at a week-long series of Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 12-16 by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a pair of Chinese 18th century white jade bird boxes knocked down for $305,000; a set of three porcelain plaques depicting birds and flowers by Liu Yucen (Chinese, 1904-1969) topped out at $245,000; and a painting by the renowned Korean artist Park Sookeun (1914-1965), titled Gidalim (Waiting), changed hands for $605,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.


Winchester Model 1866, $483,000, Rock Island

Winchester Model 1866

A German silver framed, exhibition quality, panel scene engraved Winchester Model 1866 rifle, with ties to trick shot Chevalier Ira Paine (“Master Shooter of the World”), sold for $483,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Sept. 9-11 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, the gold and platinum handled blade hunting knife owned by President Theodore Roosevelt soared to a record $414,000; and a Model 1866 lever musket, nicknamed “The Three Graces,” also hit the mark for $414,000. Prices are inclusive of the buyer's premium.


Picasso ceramic sculpture, $14,400, John Moran

Picasso ceramic sculpture

A circa 1955 ceramic sculpture by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Lampe Femme, sold for $14,400 at a Decorative Art Auction held Sept. 10 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 roared off for $23,100; a 1909 orotone by Western photographer Edward Curtis (Calif., 1868-1948), titled Signal Fire to the Mountain God, hammered for $7,200; and a Danish modern “Papa Bear” chair and ottoman by designer Hans Wegner for AP Stolen made $7,200. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.