Massachusetts’ finest estates and collections coming May 21, 2011

More than 500 lots of top market antique furniture, vintage lighting, fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, clocks, estate jewelry and watches, including a 12-piece R.J. Horner figural carved dining set is set to light up a May 21 sale in Pittsfield, Mass. The sale is punctuated by several pieces from Tiffany studios. A key find is a bronze inkwell with the fine figure of a crab, its claws reaching forward, pinching the coiled handles of the inkwell pot mounted with an oyster shell.
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Sir Daniel Donohue’s ‘white glove’ collection of fine antiques and precious objects grosses $4 million

The collection of Sir Daniel Donohue, a single-owner estate sold April 4-5, attracted a crowd of more than 200 people to Bonham’s Los Angeles saleroom, many of whom traveled from abroad to participate. The remarkable two-day  sale brought more than $4 million and featured nearly 1,000 lots. The entire collection will be sold at four different auctions during the next three months.
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White Ironstone China Association hosting auctions for collectors, fundraiser

The 2011 White Ironstone China Association live auction will offer more than 175 pieces of white ironstone china for WICA national convention attendees on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Converence Center in York, Pa. The auction serves as a fundraiser for the association, and provides a greater opportunity for collectors to purchase white ironstone than any other auction venue.
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Charles Denning Clocks: A timeless mystery

All good mysteries need good detectives. In this case, renown Royal China experts Deborah and Dave Folckemer put their sleuthing skills to work to solve a case that has been a long unsolved mystery to Royal China collectors: Why do these Royal China clock plates have both Imperial and Charles Denning markings?
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Ocean Liner and other transportation memorabilia sways bidders into action

Collectors competed for a large assortment of Ocean Liner and Transportation Memorabilia Feb. 3. ‘Deco’ only begins to describe the sale’s top lot, A.M. Cassandre’s celebrated Art Deco poster, "Normandie," in the only known variant without an overprint for a special event or advertising "service regulier," Paris, circa 1938, which sold for $16,800. All prices include 20 percent buyer’s premium.
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