Online antiques auction features Hudson River landscape, fine antique furniture

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A Hudson River landscape by Henry Ary, estimated at $30-50,000, may take top lot honors during Litchfield County Auctions’ summer antique and modern fine art auction. Online bidding takes place June 27-July 11, 2012 on iGavelauctions.com and features items from private estates and collections throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Read More +

Washington & Clay antique bottle flask soars to $52,650

Antique flask Washington portrait

A rare portrait flask of George Washington and Henry Clay, made circa 1840-1860 by Bridgeton Glass Works, was sold for $52,650 Feb. 1, 2012 by Norman C. Heckler & Co. The portrait flask was the top lot in a session that grossed around $440,000. “Glass as an antique collecting category has drawn interest from collectors who recognize the historical significance and beauty of antique bottles and glass,” auctioneer Norman Heckler, Jr. said. Read More +

What’s hot in this year’s antique glassware market is a matter of taste

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Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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