The Fall Auction

Sunday, November 7, 2021

The Fall Auction featured a well-curated selection of over 200 lots of fine art and jewelry. A remarkable Van Cleef & Arpels “Mystery Brooch” was the top lot of the day, selling for $781,250, while signed period pieces by makers including Cartier, Rene Boivin, and Tiffany & Company also exceeded their pre-sale estimates. Modern and contemporary artwork led the fine art portion of the sale, with paintings by Ellen Gallagher, Adolph Gottlieb, Elaine de Kooning, and Graham Sutherland all achieving top prices.

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Auction Highlights

Lot 36

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Mystery-Set’ Ruby and Diamond Leaf Brooch

Sold: $781,250

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Lot 160

Adolph Gottlieb
1965, acrylic on paper
20 x 15 in.

Sold: $93,750

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Lot 37

Cartier Platinum and Diamond Dress Clips

Sold: $75,000

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Lot 156

Ellen Gallagher
Lips & Paper
1993, ink, oil, and collaged paper on canvas
72 x 64 in.

Sold: $156,250

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Lot 59

Rene Boivin Gold, Amethyst, and Pink Tourmaline ‘Cedar Tree’ Brooch

Sold: $125,000

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Lot 134

Graham Sutherland
1957, gouache, watercolor, and crayon on paper
37 x 27 1/2 in.

Sold: $46,875

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Virtual Exhibition

Step into our Beacon Hill auction gallery without leaving your house. This 3D walk-through provides the opportunity to experience The Fall Auction exhibition remotely.

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Additional Information

Exhibition for The Fall Auction will be held by appointment only at our Charles Street gallery from Monday, October 25 – Saturday, November 6. Please contact the gallery to schedule your visit.

If you would like to receive a complimentary, fully illustrated print catalogue for The Fall Auction, please contact us.

Due to Covid-19, there will be no in-person attendance at The FallĀ  Auction. We invite you to participate in one of the following ways:

Bid Live Online: The auction will be live-streamed on our website so you can see and hear the auctioneer as you bid live from your computer or mobile device. In order to bid live, you will need to register for the auction. Once you have registered, you will be able to enter the live sale through the online catalogue on auction day.

Telephone Bid: We have limited telephone lines available for those who prefer not to bid online. Leave a telephone bid.

Absentee Bid: If you are unable to participate live on sale day, you may leave absentee bids through our website. In order to leave absentee bids, you will need to register for the auction. Once you have registered, you may leave absentee bids through the online catalogue.