From one of the most distinguished private collections of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre, 20 examples came to auction through James D. Julia, Inc., recently, including a unique Nizami covered box that realized $23,692.
In a new exhibition, Silver: From Mine to Masterpiece, scheduled to open Sept. 12, 2015 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg, 170 items of silver — from the colonial period to the early 19th century — will be displayed. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2018.
The current auction record for a Spitler-decorated item, which was set in 2004, is nearly $1 million. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of little-known facts regarding the life and work of Johannes Spitler (1774-1837).
With the worldwide ban on ivory, it is absolutely essential one can decipher ivory from plastic when it comes to antiques and collectibles. In the latest Ask the Experts column, Dr. G. Marchelos offers a clear caution of closely examining items and seeking documentation, as he fields a reader's inquiry about determining if an...
Every day, in every way, there is knowledge to be gained through experience,s and insights gleaned from observing and examining different points of reference. In the Sept. 16, 2015 edition, readers will find a tremendous number of reference points.
With the early stages of leaf turning starting to occur, the opportunities for enjoying antique show and auctions are plentiful. Antique Trader offers featured advertisements of upcoming events, and present an extensive updated show and auction calendar.
Alexander Calder's sculpture "Long Brass Tail" may command $600,000 during Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Sept. 24-25 auction.
A Maria Theresia Austrian armoire cabinet, once owned by Luise Rainer, the first actress to win back-to-back Academy Awards, will come to auction Oct. 1 through Julien's Auctions.
John Moran Auctioneers will bid farewell to its long-time auction site Sept. 29, with a Decorative Arts auction featuring basketry, textiles, jewelry and beadwork, Persian rugs, and French furniture, among others. The company's Oct. 20 sale will be held in the new auction and warehouse facility in Monrovia, Calif.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan explores how nearly worthless objects can be infused with value – even where none exists – making buyers willing to pay higher prices.