Cranberry bowl bride’s basket brings $16,000; art glass rules Kansas auction

A beautiful bride’s basket boasting a strong cranberry glass bowl with dentil style edge, set atop a fabulous Simpson Hall & Miller figural stand with a Kate Greenway-style cherub holding an umbrella and standing near a dog, sold April 30, 2011 for $16,000. The bride’s basket, measuring 14 1/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches, was the top lot of the more than 500 pieces of art glass and other items that changed hands.
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Cranberry bowl bride’s basket brings $16,000; art glass rules Kansas auction

A beautiful bride’s basket boasting a strong cranberry glass bowl with dentil style edge, set atop a fabulous Simpson Hall & Miller figural stand with a Kate Greenway-style cherub holding an umbrella and standing near a dog, sold April 30, 2011 for $16,000. The bride’s basket, measuring 14 1/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches, was the top lot of the more than 500 pieces of art glass and other items that changed hands.
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Bidders prepare to battle it out ?for rare McCoy, Hull cookie jars

Starting May 21, a significant collection of art pottery to include 45 pieces of Roseville, 24 pieces of Weller and nearly as many pieces of Van Briggle. Red Wing, Hull, Belleek and other makers, kick off a two-day event carried live online by Proxibid.com. About 30 cookie jars will be sold. Bidders will be interested in the rare McCoy Astronaut, the Shawnee Smiley Pig, Hull Little Red Riding Hood, and Ice Cream Elephant, Dalmatian and Humpty Dumpty, all by McCoy.
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Massachusetts’ finest estates and collections coming May 21, 2011

More than 500 lots of top market antique furniture, vintage lighting, fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, clocks, estate jewelry and watches, including a 12-piece R.J. Horner figural carved dining set is set to light up a May 21 sale in Pittsfield, Mass. The sale is punctuated by several pieces from Tiffany studios. A key find is a bronze inkwell with the fine figure of a crab, its claws reaching forward, pinching the coiled handles of the inkwell pot mounted with an oyster shell.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About: World’s Fairs

World’s Fairs may be temporary, but its impacts span generations. Take the formidable structures unveiled during world fairs, such as Museum of Science and Industry – built for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Seattle’s Space Needle of the 1962 World’s Fair, and the mighty Eiffel Tower, built for the Exposition Universelle in 1889 (a ticket for which is shown here). In fact, some people wanted the Eiffel Tower dismantled after the fair!
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Tiffany, Bride’s Baskets and Daum Nancy glass may headline Frick art glass collection

The single-owner lifetime collection of Bill and Sue (Carolyn) Frick of Missouri – comprising over 500 lots of quality art glass and more – will be sold on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Tiffany pieces will include a rare 18-inch unmarked jack-in-the-pulpit vase with white, green and gold iridescent pulled feather design and 8 3/4-inch diameter face; and an 8 1/4-inch decorated art glass vase with green background and gold heart and vine décor.
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Could April 8-10 discovery auction hold sleeper lots of famous 20th century design?

A discovery auction coming April 8-10, 2011 features 1,000 unreserved lots of stylish and practical property from traditional through the 21st century. Tucked inside the sale are several sleeper lots of famous 20th century design including pieces by George Nakashima, Mies Van Der Rohe and Charles & Ray Eames.  Many more lots include furniture, rugs, pottery, metal, lighting, fine art, Asian, sports memorabilia and more. An unmarked, walnut art deco side table, standing 23 1/2 inches high by 24 inches in diameter, is expected to bring $700 to $900.
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