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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Tiffany, Bride’s Baskets and Daum Nancy glass may headline Frick art glass collection

The single-owner lifetime collection of Bill and Sue (Carolyn) Frick of Missouri – comprising over 500 lots of quality art glass and more – will be sold on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Tiffany pieces will include a rare 18-inch unmarked jack-in-the-pulpit vase with white, green and gold iridescent pulled feather design and 8 3/4-inch diameter face; and an 8 1/4-inch decorated art glass vase with green background and gold heart and vine décor.
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Could April 8-10 discovery auction hold sleeper lots of famous 20th century design?

A discovery auction coming April 8-10, 2011 features 1,000 unreserved lots of stylish and practical property from traditional through the 21st century. Tucked inside the sale are several sleeper lots of famous 20th century design including pieces by George Nakashima, Mies Van Der Rohe and Charles & Ray Eames.  Many more lots include furniture, rugs, pottery, metal, lighting, fine art, Asian, sports memorabilia and more. An unmarked, walnut art deco side table, standing 23 1/2 inches high by 24 inches in diameter, is expected to bring $700 to $900.
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Newly discovered vintage Robert Crumb sketches offered in March 4 sale

A recently discovered diary/sketchbook from counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb is just one of hundreds of quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in a rainbow of categories will cross the block the weekend of Mar. 4-6. The sale also feature a group of a dozen original Star Wars figures and a nice collection of cast-iron still banks and toys including Arcade, Hubley and Kenton.
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Antique R.S. Prussia centerpiece bowl and service set brings $4,300

Two lots of R.S. Prussia – a 15-inch carnation mold centerpiece bowl and a 13-piece service, also in the carnation mold – realized identical selling prices of $4,300 Jan. 22. The centerpiece bowl was an outstanding example, cobalt blue with floral décor and gold stencil highlights. It boasted great color and condition. The service consisted of a 12-inch chocolate pot, four cups, six saucers, a creamer and a sugar bowl.
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