“The Smithsonian Bird,” a prehistoric porphyry granite birdstone that is considered the finest discovered thus far could sell for as much as $600,000 in a June 23, 2012 auction hosted by Dan Ripley. Its name is derived from the fact that it was once part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum...
A small collection of Roseville pottery sold for a combined $5,550 at the second Annual Spring Fling collectibles auction in Greensburg, Kan., May 5-6, 2012. A Roseville sunflower vase was the top lot, selling for $2,000.
J. Garrett Auctioneers will be offering the estate collection of one of Dallas' most prominent socialites, the late Bertha Ahlsclager, from her Highland Park mansion.
Every corner and aisle at Don Presley's auction gallery is brimming with decorative pieces of old gold, soft silver, rouge marble and jade – key inclusions from among the 1,000+ lots selected for a two-day event packed with antiques 'fit for royalty.'
A rare and masterfully carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup from the 17th or 18th century sold for $318,600 at a sale of Asian antiques held March 17-18, 2012. The object sparked a spirited bidding war before an Internet bidder in Shanghai finally emerged the winner.
Kathy Flood surveys America's top auction houses to see where antique jewelry’s been and where it’s heading. See why vintage watches and large diamonds remain strong sellers.
A Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha statue soared to $143,000 at a multi-estate Asian auction. Bids came in from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
A prime collection of 20th century furniture, art and Art Deco Schneider and Le Verre Francais cameo glass (amassed over 40 years by a prominent Boston collector) will be featured in Kaminski Auctions' March 25 20th Century Art Glass and Modern Design Sale.
These lots are ones auctioneers don’t want you to know about: deals, steals and cheap antiques. An 86-inch high two-piece breakfront bookcase for $350? Yes, please!
SAN FRANCISCO — Seasoned and entry-level Oceanic Art collectors will have plenty from which to choose at Bonhams’ inaugural auction solely devoted to the topic. The Feb. 11 event will feature 150 lots of original, diverse works from the regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Indonesia and Australia. The auction’s timing coincides with the 26th...