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.
Kaminski Auctions is bringing an eclectic assortment of pieces to market May 10 during its 20th Century and Modern Design auction, which will include a fascinating chromed steel sculpture titled the "Walking Jackman."
Cowan's Auctions brought a diverse and eclectic array of American and Continental furniture, fine art, works on paper, glass, silver, sculptures, portraiture to market in February, with a 19th century sand art bottle that sold for $19,800.
"Spray," a five-foot tall steel and brass sculpture is among the pieces of the Robert Kidd Gallery of Birmingham, Mich. generating much pre-sale interest ahead of two modern design and fine art auctions, April 23 and May 31, being offered by Heritage Auctions.
In a truly international journey, Artemis Gallery LIVE will host an auction of fine antiquities, Pre-Columbian, Far Eastern, Native-American and ethnographic art March 14, featuring an ancient bronze decorated vessel that may sell for $65,000.
A 13-piece fine silver dinner service, circa early 19th century, may see $20,500 before the hammer falls during the Feb. 26 auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in Newbury, England.