Sun rises on Lichtenstein pair at Heritage; paintings may bring $600,000

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Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 ink and graphite on paper masterpiece, “Sunrise; Sunset,” is expected to realize more than $400,000 at Heritage Auctions Oct. 23, 2012. Sunrise; Sunset is doubly important because it represents the first time the Benday dot grew to an enormous proportion, which was then cropped to form the Sun in this work,” said Frank Hettig, director of Modern & Contemporary Art. Read More +

Cased Tiffany sword may top out at $60k at firearm and Militaria sale

Tiffany presentation sword

A unique grouping of vintage firearms will be sold with a number of important military antiques, Oct. 25-26, 2012 in Cincinnati. Highlighted in the sale will be a cased Tiffany sword presented to Lt. Samuel P. Ferris, 8th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, estimated at $45,000 to $60,000; this is the first time this Tiffany presentation sword will be offered at auction. Read More +

The history of Japanese cloisonné

Meiji cloisonné

Although certain artists often exhibit characteristic techniques and motifs, no two pieces of Japanese cloisonné are exactly alike. Experts say prices range across the board from less than $200 for more commercial pieces up to the six-figure range for the most exceptional examples, however rare Japanese cloisonné remain underpriced in relation to the talent, training, effort and time required for their creation. Read More +

Asian, ancient, ethnographic works of art go live Oct. 9-24 on iGavel

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Over 500 lots of Asian art and antiques, from antiquity through the 20th century, will be offered online Oct. 9-24, 2012. Led by expert and scholar Lark Mason, top sale highlights include a rare and important 18th century Chinese Imperial Zitan armchair, a 17th century Chinese landscape-decorated rhinoceros horn cup and an early 20th century large Chinese celadon jade vase and cover, which could bring $250,000 to $350,000. Read More +

Vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow may bring $6,000 this weekend

Jacobus Strainer violin

One of the top lots in this week’s Elite Decorative Art auction is a blue diamond ring and a vintage Jacobus Stainer violin and bow. Artwork will include an artist proof bronze sculpture of a goat by Louise B. Nevelson and a pencil on paper of a nude female by Fernando Botero, measuring 22 inches by 15 1/2 inches, which is expected to hit $30,000 to $40,000. Read More +