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.

sapphires

Stunning Sapphire Ring Sells for $100,000 at Alex Cooper!

Alex Cooper’s May 12th Gallery Auction was bursting with exquisite jewelry, suburb silver and rare coins and stamps. The auction highlighted fabulous jewelry by some of the world’s finest jewelry makers, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co,. Other notable items of the day came from Oneida and Stieff. The pinnacle of […]

May 23, 2016

7 Standout Engagement Rings from the April 9th Auction

The upcoming April 9th auction is a wonderful opportunity to find the perfect engagement ring that can’t be found at your local jeweler. One of the benefits of buying at auction is finding a unique or vintage piece that no one else will have. Each ring comes with a lot of sparkle and is rich […]

April 5, 2019