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Coral carving expected to rank high at Asian art auction

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s has announced its first auction dedicated solely to Asian art. The auction will be held over two days, Aug. 26-27, in Cowan’s salesroom. The auction will feature more than 790 lots including a wide selection of ivory, jade and porcelain, prints, Chinese furniture, scroll paintings, and reference material. Some of the...

Antique whaling scrimshaw over at Antique Auction Forum

Martin Willis of Antique Auction Forum posted a valuable and fascinating article of his first-hand account of dealing in antique whaling scrimshaw. His blog is an excellent counterpart to his always expanding trove of 30-40 minute audio podcast interviews with the top names in antiques and collectibles. Martin writes: “For several years I assisted...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....

Collecting clubs, societies ready for 2011 activities

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Antiques and collectibles collecting clubs and societies are making plans earlier than usual for their 2011 shows and conventions. The Association of Collecting Clubs (ACC) already has well over 500 club events posted on their Club-Sponsored Events Calendar. According to Larry Krug, ACC co-founder, the club-Sponsored Events Calendar is the only...

Estimated at $10K, Dragon jar soars to $7.6M

SAN FRANCISCO — A blue and white porcelain Dragon jar sold for $7,658,000 in the Fine Asian Works of Art sale Dec. 13 at Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco. The 360-lot sale brought more than $19 million with the vast majority of the lots fetching multiples of their estimates. The excitement in the...