Cache of Spicuzza oils offered in inaugural Milwaukee art and antique auction

Francesco Spicuzza painting

Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold its summer auction July 26, 2012 at the firm’s newly opened office at 414 East Mason St., MIlwaukee. Hindman is thrilled to present a selection of nearly a dozen paintings from Francesco Spicuzza (American, 1883-1962), one of Wisconsin’s most prolific artists. He is best remembered for his beach scenes; “McKinley Beach,” 1910, oil-on-board signed lower left “F. Spicuzza” and dated on the verso, is estimated at $700 to $900. Read More +

Chiparus sculpture brings $24,000, Pa. painted blanket chest brings $1,200

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A Chiparus sculpture titled “Vested Dancer” sold for $24,000 during a May 19-20 fine art auction. Other highlights of the sale included a 45-inch Chinese signed and jeweled ivory tusk at $6,000, a Pennsylvania painted blanket chest, made circa 1800, sold for $1,200 and a pair of lady’s Victorian 18K and enamel buckle-form bracelets brought $2,300. Read More +

500-year-old polychrome carved figure could bring $20,000 in online antiques auction

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Litchfield County Auctions announces their Autumn Modernism, Asian Arts & European Antiques Auction will include a special collection of Asian ceramics, artwork and objects. Additionally, there are Modern works of art and design, together with traditional English and Continental furniture and decorations. The auction will be running online Sept. 28-Oct. 12 at igavelauctions.com.
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Native American Acoma Pueblo olla basket brings $8,000

A large 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla realized $8,000 and a Ramses figural perfume in the shape of a sphinx sold for $7,000 in Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, Pa., June 11-12, 2011. Other highlights of the sale included a Bakelite figural pin in the form of a pumpkin for $5,000 and a Herend dinner service for $6,500. 
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