An oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920), titled Lollipop Tree (1969), sold for $1.08 million at an annual New Year’s Day auction held January 1st by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn. Also, an Old Master 16th or 17th century oil on wood panel painting of Jesus carrying the cross coasted to $174,000; an art glass mosaic vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974), made $108,000; and a Rolex Oyster Daytona Cosmograph engraved tachymeter watch hit $46,800. Prices include the buyer’s premium.
Jasper F. Cropsey landscape, $38,400, Woodshed Art Auctions
An untitled Luminist style landscape painting attributed to Hudson River School artist Jasper F. Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900) sold for $38,400 at a Private Collection Discoveries auction held online December 28th by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin, Mass. Also, an oil on wood panel attributed to Claude Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Les Nymphaes, realized $16,200; and an oil on canvas by Edward Moran (Br./Am., 1829-1901), titled A Shipwreck (1860), went for $12,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.
6.09-carat diamond ring, $33,000, Alderfer Auction
A 6.09-carat brilliant cut natural fancy light yellow diamond in platinum and 22kt yellow gold with 1+-carat white diamond ring sold for $33,000 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held December 7th by Alderfer Auction in Hatfield, Pa. Also, a Tiffany & Company J.C. Moore 1853 sterling silver cream and sugar bowl finished at $4,800; a Wurlitzer 850 Bubbler jukebox with vinyl records hit $8,400; and a hand-painted bronze by Dimitri Chiparus (Fr./Rom., 1886-1947) made $6,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.
Samuel Colt police revolver, $460,000, Rock Island Auction
A Samuel Colt cased presentation model 1862 police revolver sold for $460,000 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 1-3 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Winchester model 1873 “One of a Thousand” rifle rang out at $448,500; a Singer model M1911A1 pistol hit the mark for $414,000; a Philippe Grifnee engraved and inlaid pair of Royal Deluxe over and under shotguns in 28 gauge brought $299,000; and a prototype “Baby” Luger fetched $92,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.
1795 U.S. half dollar coin, $141,000, Legend Rare Coin
A Condition Census 1795 U.S. half-dollar coin, graded PCGS MS62, sold for $141,000 at a Regency Auction held December 14th by Legend Rare Coin of Lincroft, N.J., in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. Also, an 1873-CC 25-cent U.S. arrows coin, PCGS AU55, made $79,312; an 1889-CC U.S. Morgan dollar coin, PCGS MS63, reached $49,937; a 1914-S U.S. $20 gold coin, PCGS MS66+, hit $45,825; and an 1897-S U.S. $5 gold coin, PCGS MS67+, rose to $41,125. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.