In this Ask the Experts column, Susan Mullikin addresses two inquiries with evaluations containing history about lighting used in a 'red light district,' and retro canisters with a 'merry' presence.
Headlining Fontaine's Auction Gallery's Jan. 21 sale is a scarce automaton musical clock, dating to the 15th century. Constructed in the shape of a pagoda and gifted to the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, the clock carries an estimate of $800,000 to $1.2M into auction.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates' 19th and 20th Century Glass and Lighting auction, July 29-30, will feature items from four distinct collections, including a consignment from the Sandwich Glass Museum.
Arizona-based sister auction houses, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal and EJ's Auction & Consignment will present a significant Americana collection at auction Feb. 25-27.
A miniature shelf clock by Levenworth and a unique Munger "stove pipe" clock are among the lots heading to sale Sept. 25-26 at Cottone Auctions.
Susan Mullikin, member of the Antique Trader Ask the Experts team, offers a quick history lesson about the switch from lead to manganese in glass making, in her response to a reader's inquiry.
An enchanting commemorative print of a still life "Fruit and Carafe", originally done in the 16th century done by Michelangelo Caravaggio Roman, is the subject of one inquiry fielded by Susan Mullikin in her Ask the Experts assessment.
From Tiffany Studios' lanterns and lamps to Tiffany gemstone bracelets and iridescent art glass globe, Fontaine's Action Gallery's Feb. 28 sale was rich with Tiffany items that changed hands.
An early 20th century reverse-painted lamp by the Pittsburgh Lamp Company may command upwards of $2,000 during a two-day estates auction to be presented April 18-19 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.