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.

New Auction Schedule | Thursday Live & Friday Online Auctions

Alex Cooper is announcing a new auction schedule. Beginning with the May 2019 Gallery Auction, we will be implementing a new Thursday & Friday auction schedule. Thursday Premier Auction Auctions to be held on Thursday will commence at noon in the Alex Cooper Gallery with online simulcast bidding. Items to be included in Thursday auctions […]

May 8, 2019

Collecting Art Like a Pro – How to Establish an Art Collection

At Alex Cooper art auctions we are pleased to offer our customers a wide variety of art to appeal to the varying levels of collector.  Every five weeks we offer something for the novice collector to the expert, longtime art collector.  Art collecting can be broken into levels and this visual is particularly helpful to […]

April 27, 2018