Antiquities

Coral carving expected to rank high at Asian art auction

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s has announced its first auction dedicated solely to Asian art. The auction will be held over two days, Aug. 26-27, in Cowan’s salesroom. The auction will feature more than 790 lots including a wide selection of ivory, jade and porcelain, prints, Chinese furniture, scroll paintings, and reference material. Some of the...

Antiques, Modern and Asian art in online sale, ends May 4

LITCHFIELD, Ct. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh to the market quality property collected from distinguished New York and Connecticut estates and private collections will be sold in an online sale that ends May 4. Litchfield County Auctions‘ (LCA) Online Spring Sale focuses on Modernism, ethnographic and Asian art and antiques, and also...

Chinese antiques and art specialist joins Kaminski

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions has announced that Benjamin Y. Wang has joined the staff as their Asian Specialist. Ben has had extensive experience buying, selling and appraising Asian art particularly Chinese art, antiques and jewelry. A graduate of Inner Mongolia University and with a M.A. Degree from Boston University, Ben brings a vast...

Monumental Russian art auction during NY “Russian Art Week”

Cretan Icon, Deisis, 17th century: Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on wood panel measuring 7 inches by 15 1/2 inches. Carries a presale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. Photo courtesy Gene Shapiro Auctions. NEW YORK — Gene Shapiro Auctions LLC has announced their Spring Auction of Russian Art will take place April 16, 2011,...

American Indian artifacts hoard up for auction

I just got an Antique Trader auction alert from ProxiBid and Iron Horse Auctions this morning. Of course I had to go check out what was available in this online sale. (Iron Horse Auctions is AuctionZip auctioneer #8405.) (I just love online auction catalogs, don’t you?! They make antiques and collectibles around the world...

America’s oldest antiques auction house opening new Boston office

PHILADELPHIA – On the heels of a year marked by several big wins, Freeman’s announces another benchmark: a new office in the heart of Boston in the historic Old City Hall managed by Kelly Wright, a Connecticut native, a Vassar Graduate and USPAP certified appraiser. Wright brings 20 years of experience as an appraiser,...

World’s largest surviving gold nugget sells last night for $400,000

The largest California gold rush nugget left in existence, the 100 troy ounce gold nugget discovered last year in Nevada County, Calif., sold last night for $400,000.  Gold and Silver Value ChartDigital Download Available at shop.collect.com Holabird-Kagin Americana sold the nearly 7 pound nugget in Sacramento.? Nicknamed the “Washington Nugget,” because the nugget was...