Prominent collections of 18th and 19th century Chinese coral and ivory carvings from the estate of the late James W. Pihos, who owned 36 McDonald’s franchises, will be sold without reserve at public auction May 5-6 in Melbourne, Fla. Read More +
Over 300 people were in attendance (and more than 450 registered to bid online) during Cordier Auctions’ two day antique and fine art auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pa., salesroom Nov. 5-6.
Among the highlights, a lady’s Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000. Read More +
A group of fine Chinese furniture took the spotlight at a $12.8-million auction of fine Asian works of art Dec. 20-21. A rare pair of zitan and hongmu recessed leg altar tables, 18th/19th century, from the Carlisle estate soared to $2,714,500 against fierce bidding. Read More +
With 500-plus lots of Asian arts and antiques examples, Bonhams Nov. 15 auction of Asian Decorative Arts in San Francisco earns more than $1.1 million. One of the many surprises included a late 18th/early 19th century brush pot that sold for $17,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. Read More +
More than 400 quality lots of merchandise, drawn from prominent estates and collections and in a wide array of categories, will be sold in an Internet-only auction that has already gone online and will conclude with live bidding Nov. 18. A few of the predicted top lots include a large Chelsea ship’s timepiece mounted onto a molded frame, with a dial signed “Harrison & Co., Montreal,” and a 16-inch verdigris green and metal patinated ovoid form vase attributed to Charles Clewell of Canton, Ohio. Read More +
>Get 26 issues of Antique Trader delivered for $26 >>Subscribe today! This finely carved coral branch from a Chinese artisan blew away all expectations, bringing $46,360. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Porcelain, bronzes, paintings and jades kept buyers active all day at … Read More +