Commonly thought to be made only of wood, steel and brass, corkscrews have a classically elegant side as well, often one of gold and silver, which is resonating with today’s collectors.
Bonhams’ California & Western Paintings & Sculpture Auction, scheduled for April 28, features a variety of landscape and scenic works, including William Wendt's 1916 oil painting “The Old Coast Road,” which may command upwards of $400,000.
Sculptures, specifically a record-setting piece by Harry Bertoia, captivated the attention of bidders, during Palm Beach Modern Auctions' autumn art auction.
In the Feb. 4, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Mary Manion explores the work, inspiration and influence of modern art master Alberto Giacometti in her Arts Markets column. While Giacometti's name may not be as recognizable as his contemporaries, the sculptor’s masterpieces helped redefine modern art and are fetching record-setting amounts at auction.
Impressive silver flatware sets, including a 117-piece set of Reed & Barton “Love Disarmed”, were among the highlights of a three-day auction presented by the New Orleans Auction Galleries .
Although weathervanes certainly played a critical role in weather observations by sea merchants, farmers and others, but today they are popular items of folk art.
Two hanging scrolls by renowned Chinese artist Zhang Daqian will cross the auction block Dec. 15 at Michaan's Auctions, and one will with a presale estimate of $100,000 to $150,000 will likely vie for top lot status.
Kaminski Auctions' Sept. 7 auction is an eclectic mix of items to be sure. The Twentieth Century and Modern Design auction will feature pieces by noted sculptors Diego Giacometti and Alexander Calder, along with a unique collection of memorabilia from famed clown, Bozo.
A seldom-seen 19th century George Shiebler sterling silver sugar and creamer set, with elaborate spider figurines perched on top, may fetch $7,500 during the July 26-27 auction offered by Crescent City Auction Gallery.
A Chinese famille rose baluster jar/cover painted with scrolling lotuses and foliage on a dark blue, yellow, turquoise and pink background, may see $4,000 during the two-day Interiors sale offered by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury.