Martha Jane Starr, whose father co-founded Phillips Petroleum, spent more than 60 years collecting antiques and fine furnishings. Starr and her husband donated major collections to various museums; the heirlooms that remain will be sold at public auction without reserve.
Toronto's A.H. Wilkens is hosting a three-session auction April 17-18, 2012 filled with a wide array of rare and unusual objects including silver silver and Judaica. The silver is followed by a wide array of Asian arts featuring Chinese ivory, jade, porcelain and stone.
The April 14-15, 2012 sale at Thomaston Place Auctions will include more than 1,200 lots of fine art, estate jewelry and watches, furniture, porcelain and pottery. The fine art collection will include more than 500 lots of paintings, etchings and lithographs created by American and European artists.
Four collections of more than 500 lots of art glass, Royal Bayreuth ceramic, Victorian glass and antique furniture pieces will be offered without reserve March 24, 2012. Anticipated top earners include this 9 inch by 15 inch brides basket, set on a Meridien silver plate lion frame.
A Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp is sold for $56,763 and a René Lalique Topaz Glass Day and Night Clock, circa 1927, realized: $38,838 in Heritage Auctions' recent fine art glass sale. The $1.84 million auction consisted of 641 bidders vying for 567 total lots, translating into a sell-through rate of 91 percent by total...
Illinois' 20 30 40 Glass Society celebrates the 40th Antique American Glass sale March 10-11, 2012 with a glass ID table, door prizes and a new raffle of antique American glass.
The first forum for people interested in American-made paperweights, old and new, is March 31, 2012, at the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia.
A prime collection of 20th century furniture, art and Art Deco Schneider and Le Verre Francais cameo glass (amassed over 40 years by a prominent Boston collector) will be featured in Kaminski Auctions' March 25 20th Century Art Glass and Modern Design Sale.
Hundreds of pieces of art from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. collection will be sold Feb. 10-12, 2012 to benefit arts organizations and individual artists. Many of the works are by local and North Carolina artists, including Claude Howell, Elsie Popkin, Edd Presnell, Sally Prange and Catherine Ryan. They include oils, watercolors, prints, sculpture,...
Three lots in Bonhams' March 19 fine European furniture and decorative arts sale are in a horse race to top lot honors. From three lots are from the estate of Stella Wilson of Napa, Calif., and each carries pre-auction estimates of roughly between $10,000 to $15,000.