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.

Chinese Export Rose Medallion detail

Item of the Week: Chinese Export Rose Medallion Punch Bowl

Take a look at this remarkable Chinese Export Rose Medallion Punch Bowl – Before we dive into the details, let me explain a few things about this type of porcelain.  Chinese export porcelain consists of porcelain that was made in China exclusively for export to Europe. Rose Medallion refers to the pink color of the […]

July 2, 2015
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Modern & Contemporary Furniture at Alex Cooper

Modernism 1920 – 1945 Contemporary 1945 – 1960 While Alex Cooper is a name synonymous with high quality traditional and period furniture, we also offer a wide variety of modern and contemporary pieces. Whether you are looking for a sleek Knoll Saarinen dining table or a statement making Isamu Noguchi glass top coffee table, Alex […]

June 7, 2016