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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Oscar-winning actress cracks jokes during Lalique art glass auction

A René Lalique ‘Serpent’ vase in deep amber glass, circa 1924, with a molded signature, set a world record price Dec. 4 for Lalique when it realized $56,673 during Lalique, art glass and perfume bottles auction. The record sale was one of many stunning results, which even drew the attention one Oscar-winning actress who cracked jokes when she was outbid throughout the auction.
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Sinatra’s shirt may steal the spotlight in New Year’s antique auction

Frank Sinatra’s custom-made tuxedo shirt, Michael Jackson’s gilt-bronze clock and a stellar array of antiques and fine art awaits bidders in Don Presley Auctions’ Jan. 1-2 sale. Approximately 600 lots will be offered, with the contents ranging from antique ivory and exceptional bronzes to Liberace’s opulent fountains and an ensemble said to have been the property of Marilyn Monroe.
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