By the Numbers: Celebrating 90 years in the Auction Business

Staff Writer

Fast Numbers:

Years in Business: 90
Current Employees: 48
Number of real estate auctions: 100,000+

Jewelry

Most Expensive Piece of Jewelry:  11.14 cts. intense yellow emerald cut diamond ring in a platinum setting. Sold for $306,800.

Unique Piece of Jewelry: Bulgari 18k gold, enamel and ruby flexible snake bracelet watch from the Serpenti collection.  Sold for $35,400.

Furnishings

Oldest Painting Sold: Jan Gossaert Mabuse “Henry VIII” oil painting from the 16th century. Sold for $20,000.

18th Century Piece of Furniture: Chippendale mahogany bombe cased slant-front desk, attributed to Benjamin Frothingham, Charlestown, Mass., circa 1760. Sold for $32,450.

Asian Antique: Japanese cloisonné enamel long neck vase, Kumeno Teitaro, early 20th century; 21 in. height. Sold for $18,000.

Historical Antiques

World War II History: German Luftwaffe General Field Marshal Albert Kesselring inscribed baton. Sold for $731,600.

Civil War History: New York State Union Flag. Sold for $26,550.

Richard Millard: Online-Only Stained Glass Auction

Auction to be held Tuesday, February 28 @ 3pm  — Wednesday, March 13 @ 7pm Richard Millard has been described as both a living legend and a national treasure by America’s leading stained glass artists. He is known for creating beautiful sought after works of art for more than 60 years. Millard is also a successful writer, who has […]

March 3, 2017

Fashion Through the Ages at Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper Auctioneers is pleased to offer its first Discovery Auction featuring luxury fashion and accessories. The pieces include vintage and contemporary fashion. Amongst the lots are several dresses from the 1920s. The enduring glamour of the 1920s is still popular with collectors today. The fashion of the period conjures images of Great Gatsby style […]

May 24, 2019