A gorgeous Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock, made circa 1910 and showing a gold tone face with black enamel numerals and notches, carries a surprisingly modest pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Another Tiffany & Co. Spanish clock sold at Tiffany’s in New York in 2007 for $8,400. Read More +
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 +
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 +
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 +
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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Weschler’s May 14, 2011 auction of European & American Furniture and Decorations including Asian Works of Art ended the season on a high note with a full house of bidders in their Washington, D.C. gallery; the total auction take was more than $700,000, with 85 percent selling by lot. Read More +
>This article was originally published in Antique Trader >>Get it delivered for just a $1 an issue! This oil on canvas Paris street scene painting by Maurice Utrillo could bring $80,000-$100,000. More News & Articles Yellin hanging light brings $6,250 … 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 +
Gold is the commodity on everyone’s minds these days, and bidders could very well strike pay dirt over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4, 2011 when southern California auctioneer Don Presley offers nuggets and other specimens from the private collection of a retired professional prospector. Read More +
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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