This month’s auction block features an art deco emerald, diamond and platinum necklace, a painting that sold for 10 times its estimate, a pre-prohibition pint of Bourbon and more.
The Potomack Company
Sold for: $50,000
This humidor styled in the form of a palladian villa includes two tiers of trays, a fitted cigar cutter and case and retractable drawers with a silver tipped cigar holder, silver cigar case, silver cutter with trimmer all with English hallmarks.
Sold for: $75,600
Doyle saw a highlight from their Old Master and 19th Century Paintings Auction as this portrait of a soldier dating around 1500. It attracted trans-Atlantic competition and the painting, estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, ended up selling for more than 10 times that. A noteworthy feature of this piece of art was its elaborate frame that included carved military paraphernalia.
Sold for: $31,500
As part of Hindman’s inaugural New York auction season, this A. Lange & Sohne watch sold for over $31,000. Its black leather strap is signed “A. Lange & Sohne” and includes a power reserve indicator, time zone dial and displays the date too.
Sold for: $40,320
The artist Mac Chagall’s collage of printed papers and fabrics sold for about twice its estimated value. The crayon in colors, pastel and graphite on lithograph is on wove paper and executed in 1967. The work is from the artist’s estate, and then by descent.
Sold for: $2,500
This Kentucky whiskey was distilled in 1916 and bottled in 1933. It was produced by United American Distiller and has heavy wear and corrosion to cap and tax strip. The whiskey is pre-prohibition bourbon.