John F. Kensett landscape,

$1.08 million, Cottone Auctions

A sublime landscape painting by John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872), titled Singing Beach & Eagle Rock, Magnolia, Massachusetts, sold for $1.08 million at a Fine Art, Antiques and Clock auction held September 18th by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Tiffany Studios elaborate Peony lamp on a telescopic library base with a 22-inch shade lit up the room for $390,000; and an E. Howard & Co. No. 49 astronomical hanging regulator finished at $174,000. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

Alfred J. Casson oil painting,

CA$59,000, Miller & Miller

A 1940 oil on board landscape painting by the Canadian Group of Seven artist Alfred Joseph Casson (1898-1992), titled Outside Algonquin Park, sold for $59,000 in an online-only Firearms, Sporting & Canadiana auction held October 9th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., based in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Also, an oil on board country scape by Group of Seven founding member Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974), from 1966, signed and dated, hit $38,350. Prices include the buyer’s premium and are in Canadian dollars.

Munnings equestrian works,

$662,500, Andrew Jones

A pair of paintings by the acclaimed British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) sold for a combined $662,500 in the online-only auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10th by Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles. The Kilkenny Horse Fair (1922, shown), soared to $500,000, while Making a Polo Ground at Princemere finished at $162,500. Also, a Chinese blue and white porcelain Transitional / Kangxi brush pot brought $40,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Maqbool Husain painting,

$43,750, Bruneau & Co.

A dynamic oil on canvas Cubist horse painting by the Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) sold for $43,750 in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 30th in Cranston, R.I. Also, a 19th century Chinese embroidered silk textile, 68 inches by 32 inches (less frame) brought $25,000; a Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine (Chicago, circa 1904) hit $18,750; and a Tiffany ‘Bleeding Heart’ table lamp fetched $12,500. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

Louis Marx toy motorcycle,

$22,800, Milestone Auctions

A Louis Marx & Co. (USA) prototype tin windup Speedboy 4 military toy motorcycle with spring-loaded military cannon and ammo box sold for $22,800 at an Antique Toy auction held October 2nd by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio. Also, a Lehmann (Germany) tin windup Boxer Rebellion toy, all original, went for $17,400; and a large and colorful German hand-painted composition cat skittles set, the 17-inch-long main cat holding seven cat skittles, garnered $16,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Warhol Moonwalk prints,

$417,500, Clars Auction

A suite of prints by Andy Warhol (American, 1987), titled Moonwalk (1987), depicting astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s famous walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission in 1969, in both yellow and pink, sold for $417,500 at a Modern + Contemporary Art + Design auction held September 17th by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, an acrylic on canvas painting by Paul Wonner (American, 1920-2008), titled Flowers and Boxes of Fruit (1991) made $125,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Chinese theatrical diorama,

$20,400, Michaan’s Auctions

A rare and magnificent Chinese monumental theatrical diorama with kingfisher feather embellishment sold for $20,400 at Estates & Collections Auctions held September 17th by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a rainy Paris street scene painting by Edouard Leon Cortes, titled Theatre Gymnastique, earned $30,000; and a nude rendering by Tom Wesselmann, titled Monica Lying on a Blanket (1988), using enamel on laser cut steel, went to a determined bidder for $24,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

1790 tall case clock,

$92,250, Pook & Pook

A rare, circa 1790 New York Federal mahogany musical tall case clock with 8-day works signed “Effingham Embree New York”, sold for $92,250 at an Americana & International Sale held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 by Pook & Pook, Inc. in Downingtown, Pa. Also, Mickey Mouse, by Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), from the artist’s Myths series (1981), #147/200, hit $196,800; and a bronze fountain Crest of the Wave (1926) by Harriett Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980), rose to $147,600. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Johnny Ramone guitar,

$937,500, RR Auction

The Mosrite Ventures II guitar played onstage by Johnny Ramone (real name:

John Cummings), guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones, sold for $937,500 in an online auction held by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Ramone played the guitar in every performance of the band from 1977-1996 – nearly 2,000 shows, plus on all 15 Ramones albums. Also, his Mark-2 signature guitar went for $46,875; and a painting of Ramone by Giovanni DeCunto brought $37,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Large Chinese vase,

$50,000, John Moran

A large Chinese silver and cloisonné enamel vase by Wang Hing, the late 19th century silver export retailer based in Canton, China, sold for $50,000 at a Traditional Collector sale held September 28th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a Chinese silk and metal thread area rug with vivid blue accents achieved $15,000; a French gilt-bronze and marble mantel clock retailed by Tiffany & Co. earned $11,875; and an English marquetry buffet finished at $8,125. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

Clemens sand bottle,

$956,000, Hindman

A late 1880s sand bottle by Andrew Clemens, known as “the deaf-mute sand artist from McGregor, Iowa”, sold for $956,000 at an American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts Auction held September 30th by Hindman in Chicago. It is the only Clemens sand bottle of the more than 100 documented examples to exhibit a portrait (of Orrin “O.T.” Fuller of Savanna, Ill., at about age five). Also, a marble bust of Benjamin Franklin, possibly by Giuseppe Ceracchi, changed hands for $53,125. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Hebrew manuscript,

$8.3 million, Sotheby’s

An illustrated Hebrew prayerbook dating to the late 13th or early 14th century in southern Germany sold for $8.3 million at an auction held October 19th by Sotheby’s in New York City. It was the second highest price ever paid for an object of Judaica (the highest being the Bomberg Talmud from the Valmadonna Library, which sold for $9.3 million). The manuscript, titled The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor, chronicles Jewish communities and their migration throughout medieval Europe. The price includes the buyer’s premium.

Elephant automaton clock,

$2.61 million, Christie’s

A silvered bronze, enameled silver and gilt-bronze elephant-form automaton clock (Ausburg, circa 1600) sold for $2.61 million at auctions held during Classic Week, Oct. Oct. 18-22, by Christie’s in New York City. Also, an oil on canvas painting by Herbert James Draper (British, 1864-1920), titled The Mountain Mists (circa 1920), 85 ¼ inches by 46 ½ inches, achieved $2.01 million; and a circa 380-30 B.C. Egyptian basalt falcon knocked down for $4.83 million. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

Rolex ‘Big Red Daytona’,

$125,000, Rago / Wright

An iconic Rolex ‘Big Red Daytona Cosmograph’ stainless steel wristwatch sold for $125,000 at a Watches & Timepieces auction held October 20th by Rago / Wright in Lambertville, N.J. Also, an Audemars Piguet ‘Royal Oak’ model 5402 jumbo stainless-steel wristwatch fetched $106,250; a Patek Philippe ‘World Time’ pink gold wristwatch changed hands (or wrists) for $27,500; and a Rolex ‘Daytona Cosmograph’ wristwatch knocked down for $43,750. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

John Wayne revolver,

$517,500, Rock Island

The revolver used by actor John Wayne in the movie True Grit sold for $517,500 at a Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction held Oct. 6-8 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, an M2-2 flamethrower flambéed its high estimate, hitting the mark for $19,550; and a Civil War-era 1851 Colt Navy pistol with rare shoulder stock changed hands for $17,250. It was RIAC’s first-ever third Sporting & Collector Firearms Auction in one year. The auction grossed over $8 million. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

LeBron James rookie card,

$1.39 million, Goldin Auctions

A LeBron James Upper Deck Exquisite Rookie Patch autograph card, graded BGS NM-MT, sold for $1.39 million in an online Card & Memorabilia auction held in September by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a 2000 “Championship Ticket” autograph Tom Brady signed rookie card rang up $799,500; a 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan rookie card earned $344,400; and a 2016 Gold Prizm #2 Patrick Mahomes rookie card fetched $198,030 (a record for the card). Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Lawton S. Parker oil painting,

$36,000, Schwenke Auctioneers

An oil on canvas painting by Lawton Silas Parker (American, 1868-1954), titled Silver Lake, nicely framed, sold for $36,000 at an Estates Auction held September 26th by Schwenke Auctioneers in Woodbury, Conn. Also, a pair of vintage leather fire helmets heated up the crowd for $6,985; a Steinway & Sons 1936 medium grand Model M piano gaveled for $8,800; a signed Daum Nancy green glass/gilt bottle earned $4,200; and a signed lithograph in colors by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) hit $4,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp,

$150,000, Heritage Auctions

A Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Dragonfly table lamp, circa 1910, marked “Tiffany Studios” to the base and shade, 26 ¾ inches tall, sold for $150,000 at a Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass auction held October 28th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Also, a Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Oriental Poppy table lamp, circa 1910, went for $118,750; and a Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze Dogwood table lamp, circa 1910, brought $93,750. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Lincoln signed check,

$35,255, RR Auction

A check signed by Abraham Lincoln (as “A. Lincoln”), in the amount of $122.75, dated May 25, 1860, just one week after being named the Republican presidential candidate, payable to his brother-in-law, C. M. Smith, sold for $35,255 in an online auction held Sept. 25-Oct. 13 by RR Auction, based in Boston. Also, a rare signature of William Henry Harrison as President went for $27,500; a Babe Ruth signed photograph reached $25,903; and a Nikola Tesla signed note hit $14,196. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gottlieb painting,

$756,000, Doyle

A painting from 1965 by Adolph Gottlieb (American, 1903-1974), titled A Heavy Matter, a prime example of the artist’s “Burst” paintings, sold for $756,000 at a 20th Century Abstraction auction held October 6th by Doyle in New York City. Also, an untitled work from 1969 by Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-2010) realized $100,800; an untitled painting by Edward Clark (American, 1926-2019) made $81,900; and Hekt (1978) by American artist Nancy Graves (1939-1995) achieved $75,600. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

The American Atlas,

$69,300, Freeman’s

A second edition of The American Atlas, widely considered the most important 18th century atlas of America, sold for $69,300 at a Books and Manuscripts auction held September 23rd by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a rare New Haven printing of the first acts of the first Congress of the United States, printed circa 1789, went for $22,680; a first and limited-edition copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses achieved $27,720; and a first American edition copy of Moby-Dick garnered $16,380. Prices include the buyer’s premium.