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.