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.

Miltaria-Featured

October 13th Military Auction

Please join us Thursday, October 13th at 10:00 am for a notable military auction featuring a tremendous unreserved single owner collection of roughly 450 military medals and emblems. Spanning from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam, many ascribed medals from 19th Century English campaigns, WWI & WWII.  Large lots of unascribed Silver & Bronze Stars, Purple Hearts, […]

October 7, 2016
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