6.77-carat diamond ring, $31,000, Ahlers & Ogletree

6.77-carat diamond ring

A GIA-certified 6.77-carat Champagne diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $31,000 at a Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 14-16 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Ga. Also, a monumental R. J. Horner figural hall bench (or settle) sold for $28,320; a French carved oak barley twist tray on stand climbed to $2,596; a 126-piece Christolfe “Perles” flatware service for 12 brought $9,920; and a ladies’ Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wristwatch with diamonds made $8,260. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Paul Flato pendant necklace, $72,600, Kodner Galleries

Paul Flato pendant necklace

A circa 1960s Paul Flato 104.5-carat emerald, sapphire, ruby, diamond, pearl and 18kt yellow gold pendant necklace sold for $72,600 at an auction held Dec. 14 by Kodner Galleries in Dania Beach, Fla. Also, a 100-carat diamond and platinum necklace, bracelet and earring set rose to $108,900; a 35-carat diamond, 22-carat Burma ruby, platinum and 18kt yellow gold bracelet fetched $41,140; and a Patek Philippe power reserve Moonphase 5085/1A stainless steel watch hit $16,940. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


13th c. Tibetan sculpture, $6.35 million, Bonhams

13th c. Tibetan sculpture

A monumental 13th century brass alloy Tibetan figure of Canada Vajrapani sold for $6.35 million at an Images of Devotion Auction held Nov. 29 by Bonhams in Hong Kong, China. Also, a copper composite figure of Vajrapani and Kubera by the Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje (1604-1674) soared to $1.94 million; a large gilt copper figure of Avalokiteshvara (Nepal, 10th century) realized $2.02 million; and a gilt copper alloy shrine to Vajrabhairava (Tibet, 18th century) sold for $520,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


English shooting trophy, $21,800, Fairfield Auction

English shooting trophy

An English parcel-gilt sterling shooting trophy sold for $21,800 in an online auction held Nov. 11-16 by Fairfield Auction in Monroe, Conn. Also, a pastel on silk landscape painting by Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, measuring 14 inches by 18 inches, changed hands for $10,200; a Sioux beaded and quilled pipe bag coasted to $3,600; a Connecticut bonnet top highboy with carved fan and pinwheel earned $3,840; and a Rolex Submariner men’s watch slipped onto a new wrist for $10,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Langenhan spring corkscrew, $25,500, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Langenhan spring corkscrew

A well-marked and Langenhan spring corkscrew, made in 1878 by Valentin Langenhan (a Thurungian manufacturer), in near-mint condition, sold for $25,500 in an online-only auction held Nov. 4-20 by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, a tri-color half-stocking German figural “ladies legs” corkscrew made $4,790; a figural shape corkscrew advertising Old Crow Kentucky whiskey brought $1,650; and a decorative French tool with multiple knives and a corkscrew rose to $1,600. Prices are hammer; there was no buyer’s premium.