May 2022 Auction Block


Off the auction block this month: resplendent watches, art deco jewelry, a famous Andy Warhol screen print, a 1920s-era oil on canvas and photography volumes.  

 

HINDMAN 

 

Patek Philippe Ref. 3800 Yellow Gold ‘Nautilus’ with a White Dial   

Estimate: $36,000-$46,000  

Sold for: $68,750  

Designed in the early 1980s, Patek Philippe made the Ref. 3800 to respond to a demand for watches with bigger faces. This particular watch is one of the most collected Philippe pieces among watch experts. 

“The sale of the Patek Philippe Ref. 3800 Yellow Gold ‘Nautilus’ with White Dial cements our position as a leading auction house for watches,” shared Sean Johnson, Hindman’s Senior Specialist for Watches in a press release. “This record-breaking sale illustrates that we can achieve the highest prices for some of the most sought-after watches in the world.” 

 

DOYLE 

Color screen print, 1967, on wove paper, signed and dedicated in pencil to “Sam Green with love” verso, published by Factory Additions, New York. 

Estimate: $60,000-$80,000 

Sold for: $126,000 

Doyle held a very successful auction celebrating the iconic artist Andy Warhol’s New York. The auction included original prints, books and other memorabilia by Warhol and the New York scene. This screen print of Marilyn Monroe was part of a collection of a Retired Foreign Service Officer. 

 

CHRISTIE’S 

A Cartier art deco ruby and diamond bracelet 

Estimate: $200,000-$300,000 

Sold for: $529,200 

Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels Including the Fuchsia Rose Diamond” auction included this spectacular Cartier bracelet. Made with cushion and calibré-cut rubies, old and single-cut diamonds and platinum, the bracelet is signed and numbered by Cartier and believed to be from 1925. 

 

SOTHEBY’S 

Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly (The Complete Set of 50 Volumes) 

Estimate: $180,000-$220,000 

Sold for: $226,8000 

This complete set includes photographs by Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, George Seeley and more. The 50 volumes are from a private collection. 

 

WESCHLER’S 

American artist Anne Tabachnick’s 1927 “Sunny Day” oil on canvas. 

Estimate: $300-$500 

Sold for: $4,800  

Expressionist painter Anne Tabachnick drew inspiration from European tradition and Abstract Expressionism. She passed away in 1995. 

 

 

 

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