June 2023 Auction Block

An 18th-century musical clock from Doyle, a Bonhams auction featuring a 1952 woodcut from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, a sparkling multi-colored sapphire and diamond Bulgari necklace from Christie’s and a lovely oil on canvas from The Potomack Company are showcased this month. 


George III Ormolu Striking and Musical Shelf Clock 



Estimate: $15,000-$25,000  

Sold for: $25,200  

The white enameled dial of this late 18th-century clock is signed “Eardley Norton, London” with Roman and Arabic chapters, three winds and a base applied with drapery swags over enleafed bracket feet, with elaborately engraved clockworks.   



Maurits Cornelis Escher: “Puddle” 

 Sold for: $31,875   

From a private Massachusetts collection, “Puddle” by Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, is a woodcut in green/gray, brown and black on fine laid Japan paper and initialed and dated within the block, matted and framed.  



Bulgari Multi-Colored Sapphire and Diamond Necklace 

Estimate: $30,000-$50,000  

Sold for: $52,920  

This gorgeous piece is made with multi-colored round sapphires, diamonds and is 18k gold and signed “Bvlgari.” Made in Italy, it includes a Black Bulgari envelope pouch. The diamonds weigh approximately 2.13 carats.  


“Fish at the Table” Oil on Canvas 


Estimate: $200-$300  

Sold for: $1,500  

Part of The Potomack Company’s “Haitian & Other Works of Art Cornucopia Auction,” Lenick Brice’s “Fish at the Table” is an oil on canvas signed in the lower right-hand side.  








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