More than 1,200 lots of antiques and collectibles, including fine art , estate jewelry, period furniture, Persian rugs, chandeliers and lighting, antique clocks and more, will cross the block on May 12-13 at Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans.
A public auction, with live and online bidding, features selections of fine bronzes, antiques, original paintings, art glass, jewelry, Asian antiques and more. A pair of life-size bronze sculptures by South African artist Dylan Lewis, titled “Leopard Crushing Serpent,” is the expected top lot.
Cordier Auctions' May 19-20 public auction holds 875 lots of fine antiques and art, including three paintings by Walter Baum and an ivory, bronze & onyx figure by Demetre Chiparus.
Bonhams' April 19, 2012 jewelry auction grossed an unexpected $4.5 million, boosting the firm's outlook for the rest of the year. "We were thrilled to see some of our seasoned, experienced collectors return to the auction room after several years, as well as, eager new buyers," said Susan Abeles, Bonhams head of jewelry.
A late 19th century Russian red enameled medal is expected to take top lot honors from among the approximate 400 lot offerings in an April 28 live and online auction.
J. Garrett Auctioneers will be offering the estate collection of one of Dallas' most prominent socialites, the late Bertha Ahlsclager, from her Highland Park mansion.
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.
Litchfield County Auctions recorded strong sales Nov. 30, 2011 among lots of men’s wrist watches, estate jewelry items and several rare books. The auction preview opened with a tag sale. The tag sales feature antiques and collectibles offered at discounts ranging from 20 to 60 percent off.
Kathy Flood surveys America's top auction houses to see where antique jewelry’s been and where it’s heading. See why vintage watches and large diamonds remain strong sellers.
Over 300 people were in attendance (and more than 450 registered to bid online) during Cordier Auctions' two day antique and fine art auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pa., salesroom Nov. 5-6. Among the highlights, a lady's Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000.