Strong public demand and “limited” supply present a solid hedge against shifting metals prices. Read More +
A rare Corum diamond and 18-karat gold Rolls Royce radiator wristwatch and a a diamond cuff bangle bracelet are two lots to watch at an Aug. 15, 2012 auction. The bracelet is expected to bring between $15,000 and $18,000. Read More +
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – The estate of the late Duke Louis d’Antin – a French-born nobleman who led a rich and interesting life prior to his passing earlier this year, who furnished his Key Biscayne, Fla., home with the finest … 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 +
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 +
The variety of human expressions cast as jewelry is vast. So are values, styles and quality. Technically, a face pin might be a museum-quality cameo carving worth thousands of dollars or a major plastic physiognomy by Elzac’s Elliot Handler. In this column jewelry expert Kathy Flood reviews the use, art and values of faces in figural costume jewelry. 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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In the midst of the government’s debt crisis deliberations, New Orleans Auction Galleries hosted one ofits most successful sales to date July 30-31, 2011, showing signs of strength in the luxury and auction markets. An elaborate Chinese carved coral group brought $67,650, far surpassing the pre-auction estimate of $3,000 to $5,000. Other notable sales in the category included a colorful Chinese Famille Rose porcelain plaque set in a custom wooden frame and stand hammered for an astounding $67,650, and a Mughal-style jade handled dagger which sold for $34,440 following ten minutes of bidding.
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Sèvres porcelain was favored by European royalty, the aristocracy of the 19th century, and the 20th century’s great collectors. Its story begins in 1708, when, following frenzied experimentation, as German alchemist Johann Bottger discovered the formula for strong, delicate, translucent hard-paste porcelain. Learn more about this exquisite art and how the market treats the difference between Sèvres and Sèvres-style porcelain.
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An auction Aug. 13, 2011 includes three breathtaking pieces of antiquity that were displayed in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Egyptian Jewel Room for more than 25 years. Two necklaces dating back to the Armana Period 1130 B.C., were crafted during the New Kingdom, which was a time when art and design was at its height. Colors were vibrant, which can be seen in the reds, yellow and greens used in the glazed composition pendants on two of the three necklaces up for auction. The third necklace is a beautiful example of an amulet necklace with the female protector, Bastet.