In addressing a reader's inquiry about vintage baskets purchased while in Saudi Arabia, Susan Mullikin identifies some as representative of historic forms: a snake charmer basket and Moses basket. All told the selection of baskets may bring at least a few hundred dollars, Mullikin explained.
A unique 19th century feast bowl, from the Liz Claiborne and Arthur Ortenberg Collection of tribal art is expected to vie for top lot at an auction offered by Heritage Auctions, July 8.
John Moran Auctioneers will bid farewell to its long-time auction site Sept. 29, with a Decorative Arts auction featuring basketry, textiles, jewelry and beadwork, Persian rugs, and French furniture, among others. The company's Oct. 20 sale will be held in the new auction and warehouse facility in Monrovia, Calif.
Several examples of varied decorative art, including an impressive Noguchi "Rudder" dinette table, are set for sale Feb. 5.
Bonhams announces it will hold its third annual Arts and Artifacts of the Americas auction Sept. 10 in San Francisco, featuring approximately 500 lots of desirable art and artifacts for a range of collecting levels.
Philanthropist Charles H. Hoeflich’s collection of Pennsylvania stoneware, baskets, redware and furniture is being sold June 8-9, 2012 to benefit Pennsylvania charities.