Three-stone diamond ring, $37,200, Nadeau’s Auction

Three-stone diamond ring

A platinum three-stone diamond ring set with three emerald-cut diamonds, each diamond 1.8-1.9 carats, sold for $37,200 at a New Year’s Day Auction held Jan. 1 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn. Also, a Patek Philippe minute repeater chronometer in an 18kt closed face case changed hands for $32,500; an oil portrait painting by Thomas Prichard Rossiter (Am., 1818-1871) brought $20,400; and a yellow 1966 Thunderbird with 51,659 original miles sped off for $15,600. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.



1837 U.S. Treasury banknote, $28,800, Archives International

1837 U.S. Treasury banknote

An 1837 interest-bearing $100 U.S. Treasury proof banknote sold for $28,800 at a two-session auction held Dec. 6 and 13 by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J. Also, a U.S. Department of the Interior 1894 Federal related Cherokee Nation Bond, for the purchase of the Cherokee Outlet in Oklahoma Territory hit $1,620; a Central Bank of China, 1949 Gold Yuan issue essay specimen pair hit $1,440; and a 1925 Ningpo Commercial Bank, Shanghai issue rose to $2,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.



Diamond pendant necklace, $14,000, Cordier Auctions

Diamond pendant necklace

A 10.6-carat total weight white and cognac diamond pendant necklace sold for $14,000 at a Fine Jewelry & Sterling Auction held Dec. 3 by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a 14kt 2.27-carat diamond ring went for $7,000; a 14kt Dudley Masonic pocket watch finished at $4,600; a 14kt white gold and 3.48 carat total weight diamond bracelet made $4,000; and a 64-piece set of Stieff Rose repousse flatware was tops in the silver category by gaveling for $1,300. Prices are hammer, exclusive of the buyer’s premium.



Fine Asian jade table screen, $100,300, Michaan’s Auctions

Fine Asian jade table screen

A fine Asian jade table screen crafted from a thick plaque of semi-translucent pale celadon jade and carved in high relief on both sides with landscape scenes sold for $100,300 at a Fine Asian Art Auction held Dec. 18 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a richly colored tall Chinese cloisonné enamel vase, covered in stylized motifs and with a neck encircled by figures of smiling boys also fetched $100,300; and a large huanghuali altar coffer hammered for $50,150. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.



Edward Seago painting, $106,250, Freeman’s

Edward Seago painting

A painting by British artist Edward Seago (1910-1974), titled The John Biscoe in Pack Ice, sold for $106,250 at a sale of The Forbes Collections (Dec. 14) and The Brewster Collection (Dec. 15) at Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a painting by the French painter Jules Achille Noel (1815-1881), titled Plage du Treport, rose to $106,250; 19 lots of silver and silver-gilt by Stuart Devlin went for a combined $111,903; and a painting by Eugene Louis Boudin (Fr., 1824-1898) made $87,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.