Ancient Egyptian necklaces and other fine antiques to be auctioned online on Proxibid

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.

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Jaw-dropping vintage celebrity and sports memorabilia offered Aug. 4, 2011 during Chicago’s National Sports Show

"Shoeless Joe" Jackson’s "Black Betsy" bat, Bobby Jones’ personal Augusta National Green Jacket, 1908 Cy Young Boston Red Sox Uniform, a 1952 baseball signed by both Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe – all are major highlights in Heritage’s Aug. 4, 2011 sports memorabilia auction taking place during the Chicago National Sports Show. The jaw-dropping gathering of important sports memorabilia is expected to be led by Lou Gehrig’s 1934 Tour of Japan game worn uniform, straight from The Lou Gehrig Collection, which could sell for an astounding $300,000.
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Faberge egg-style miniature portrait frame sells for $57,300

A Faberge egg shaped miniature portrait frame sold for nearly as much as several important paintings during a May 21-22, 2011 Maine fine art and antique auction. Telephone, floor and internet bidders aggressively pursued the circa 1910 gold frame, composed of white guilloche face, a seed pearl liner, a deep blue enamel outer band and gold riband top with ruby cabochon. The active bidding helped the frame piece achieve a final selling price of $57,300.
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Sir Winston Churchill vintage Montblanc fountain pen brings $24,400

A May 23 Bonham’s sale featuring more than 200 lots of rare and vintage writing instruments had a historical rarity take center stage. One of Sir Winston Churchill’s fountain pens, of the last of 53 produced, sold for a record $24,400. Churchill famously preferred Montblancs and used them to sign many documents of great importance. This handsome example, fashioned of 18 karat pink gold inlaid with tortoiseshell lacquer bands, with a captop ringed with 53 diamonds, was displayed in the London Imperial War Museum and was accompanied by provenance documents.
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Jewelry designer Margret Craver’s Solar-Lunar Cosmos series in June 14 Massachusetts antique auction

Margret Craver was a self-taught modernist jeweler and metalsmith. She was introduced to metalsmithing at the University of Kansas in the late 1920s. In 1938 she traveled to Sweden to study with Baron Erik Fleming, silversmith to the King. Under his tutelage, Craver refined her craft and sharpened her skills. During the war Craver taught metalwork to veterans at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Her personal collection crosses the block June 14, 2011 at Skinner, Inc. Read More +