Christie’s says it has discovered a previously unrecorded 17th masterpiece by the Dutch master sculpture Adriaen de Vries (1550-1626): a bronze mythological figure supporting the globe, which is estimated to bring between $8 million and $11 million at a July 7 sale. Dating to 1626, the work may possibly be the last fully autographed work executed by the artist. Discovered last year on a routine Christie’s valuation, the bronze stood unrecognized for at least 300 years atop a fountain in the center of an anonymous European castle courtyard. Read More +
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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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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Q I am hoping you can give me some information on these two lamps I got at an estate sale. I have had them for 15 years and am not sure how old they are or who made them. They are not petty as you see but they have a real glass panels. I think they are called slag glass and are very heavy. Do they have any value? P.D. – Iverness, Fla. Read More +
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A Tiffany Studios leaded glass bronze floor lamp lit up the room for $135,600 at a three-day multi-estate sale held Sept. 24-26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Read More +
NEW YORK — The aisles are packed, the atmosphere charged. It’s a hot shopping party and everyone is in on the action. Newlyweds are spotted purchasing a 12-foot long industrial table. (Are they thinking family, or what?) Is that a celebrity checking out the leaded glass Tiffany lamps? Read More +
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is offering a free one-day seminar and appraisal on the lamps of Tiffany and other 20th century lighting, to be held March 21, in the firm’s gallery facility, located at 1485 South Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Fontaine’s has been the scene of numerous auctions that featured rare and vintage lamps and lighting fixtures. Read More +
FAIRFIELD, Maine — The auction firm of James D. Julia ended their 2009 auction season with a bang. As part of a three-day auction event, Julia’s combined the efforts of Julia’s advertising, toy and doll division head Andrew Truman and glass and lamp department head Dudley Browne in an outstanding array of quality antiques. Read More +
ASPEN, Colo. – One collector’s lifelong passion for the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany will be on display for the entire world to enjoy in what’s being called the grandest exhibit on the world’s greatest glass artist. Read More +
Scott Antique Markets continues to be the gathering place for thousands of vendors and antique shoppers from around the globe. Don Scott, owner and CEO of Scott Antique Markets, offers not only one market but two to accommodate antique vendors and enthusiasts. Read More +