Online fine art and auction house Auctionata and Ruby Lane are collaborating to expand their arts and antiques buying and selling opportunities to online auctions for audiences worldwide.
On Dec. 6, 2013, the two companies will host their first auction, “Antiques & Vintage Pieces,” in a planned series of regular online auctions. For sellers, Auctionata and Ruby Lane bring a new sales and distribution channel. For buyers, the two companies bring the
thrill of the live auction into the home or office and offer a wide selection of significant objects.
Auctionata is an early producer of live, online auctions and its events cover the entire spectrum of an art and auction house, from expert curation of fine art, antiques and collectibles to its unique, HDTV-production quality live online auctions.
The Dec. 6 auction will be the first in a regular series of auctions where both sellers and buyers can come together in an online, live-streaming setting. Along with auctioneer Fabian Markus will be renowned and endeared art historian and appraiser Victor Wiener, who served as the executive director of the Appraisers Association of America for 21 years and is an avid collector of antiques and collectibles himself.
Three notable Americana objects that will be sold at auction include Tiffany & Co. silver and enamel circus figurines, an exquisite Mandolin-watch as a pendant and Tiffany Studios Favrile Glass and bronze table lamp.
“We’re creating a whole new entertainment and distribution channel with Ruby Lane, said Alexander Zacke, CEO of Auctionata. “With our pioneering online auctions and Ruby Lane’s thriving online marketplace, we will now offer bidders anywhere in the world quick, easy and secure access to the objects they desire.”
“We’re excited to collaborate with Auctionata to offer our sellers and buyers another avenue into the online antique, vintage, and jewelry marketplace,” says Tom Johnson, founder and CEO of Rubylane.com.