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Amelia Jeffers of Garth's with 19th century Chinese carved nephrite jade bowl sold at Garth's for $162,500.

Garth’s One of Three Leading U.S. Auction Houses Represented at International Auctioneer Forum in Beijing

Released: April 18, 2014

On April 11, over 200 attendees from China and around the world gathered for the 2014 International Auctioneer Forum in Beijing, hosted by China’s largest online live auction platform, EpaiLive.com. Titled “Integration and Innovation,” the event specifically spotlighted opportunities in the Chinese market to develop a healthy and enthusiastic collecting audience across a wider range of collecting genre. Amelia Jeffers, President of Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers (headquartered in Central Ohio), was one of three U.S. auctioneers invited to speak at the event. “It was fascinating to...


This Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign was the top lot of the auction, selling for $51,300 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign brings $51,300 at auction

Released: April 18, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An Aetna Insurance Company (Hartford, Conn.) reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at a three-day auction event held April 4-6 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The sale was conducted by Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich. “That Aetna sign was one of the most impressive reverse glass signs we’ve ever seen, just beautiful,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. The sign tied for top lot of the auction with an El Bart Gin tin sign, house...


Eldred's John Schofield Makes Presentation at International Auctioneers Forum in China

Released: April 15, 2014

East Dennis, Mass. – John Schofield, president of the auctioneer firm The Robert C. Eldred Company, has just returned from Beijing, China, where he was a presenter at the 2014 International Auctioneer Forum, attended by almost 200 members of the press, governmental dignitaries, and representatives from Chinese, U.S. and European auction houses. The forum’s main focus was encouraging the growth of Chinese auctions and the cooperation between eastern and western businesses, exemplified by the announcement of a strategic partnership between live auction websites Invaluable, which powers El...


A one day unreserved auction of French Furniture and Decorations from A Room with a Vieux Antiques

A ROOM WITH A VIEUX ANTIQUES ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AUCTION

Released: April 11, 2014

Dedham, MA:  After over thirty years as high-end French antique importers and dealers, Jeff Diamond and Ellen Nadler of A Room with a Vieux Antiques of Boston and Brookline, have decided that it's time to retire.  The inventory of their Boston and Brookline retail locations will be sold in an impressive one day unreserved auction conducted by Grogan and Company, Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers on Saturday, April 26th.  Over 700 lots of French Furniture and Decorative Works of Art have been moved to Grogan and Company’s 7,000 square foot gallery located at 22 Harris Stree...


Egyptian Azure-glazed Royal Shabti for the Princess Nesy-Khonsu

Ancient Art Featured On The Curator’s Eye

Released: April 10, 2014

The Curator’s Eye (www.CuratorsEye.com) turns its spotlight on the hundreds of ancient art and artifacts on offer through the online exhibition. The Curator’s Eye presents a worthwhile selection of rare, ancient objects from dealers based all over the world, from Roman silver to Chinese jade to Scythian gold. Egyptian Azure Glazed Royal Shabti This Egyptian azure glazed royal shabti for the Princess Nesy-Khonsu, from the 21st dynasty, ca. 1069-945 BC, is made of exceptional deep blue glazed faience, shown mummiform, and the features in applied black. The figure is slim and handsom...


Lot 275 - Old Master Painting - British Soldiers

Rufino Tamayo and Old Masters to hammer at Hutter Auctions NYC

Released: April 9, 2014

Hutter Auctions NYC is proud to present a NYC Fabulous Estates Auction this Saturday, April 12 at 11am.  The sale will be strong on fine art.  Many of the consignments represent property removed from two impressive estates-- one at 12 West 18th Street and one in Staten Island. The West 18th Street property represents the acquisitions of a collector with a broad and astute eye, including Modernist work by the Latin American master Rufino Tamayo and an assortment of model ships. Highlights from Staten Island estate include a collection of Old Master paintings, a large contine...


 Watch Work Follow Artist Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Pin It on Pinterest DESCRIPTION This lot will be in the live auction and will close online at noon EST on April 12th.  All bids will transfer to the live auction that evening.  To continue bidding or for any questions, please contact benefit@paddle8.com.  LOCATION This lot ships from Boston, MA, US.  ABOUT ANDY WARHOLView Profile » Andrew Warhola was an American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known

2014 MASSART 25 ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION GOES HI-TECH

Released: April 8, 2014

New partnership with Paddle8 lets auction-goers "bid on the go" via Web, iPad or iPhone app * 25th Annual Auction Supports Student Scholarships and Programming *  ARTISTS ANDY WARHOL, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG and ESTEBAN VICENTE SPOTLIGHT LIVE AUCTION Saturday, April 12, 2014 WHO:    Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, celebrates its 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction with a selection of ov...


This set of six Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels sold for $57,600 at Nadeau's on March 29th.

Set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels brings $57,600 at Nadeau's

Released: April 10, 2014

WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery saved the best for last on March 29th when lot #607 – the final item to come up for bid, a set of six diminutive Chinese 19th century porcelain famille rose panels – soared to $57,600, making it the top lot of the auction. It was the firm’s annual American & Asian Auction, held in Nadeau’s gallery at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. The set of panels, boasting floral and figural decorations and measuring 14 ½ inches by 4 ¾ inches, carried a modest pre-sale estimate of just $500-$800. It finished at many times that, a testament to the robust hea...


Shaving shovel, wood, metal, 52 ⅜" x 14 ⅝" x 3 ⅓", 1950.3485.  Snow Shovel, pine, maple, iron, 56 ½" x 15 ⅜" x 5 ⅛" 1950.3355.1 Spading Fork, wood, metal, 42 ¾" x 8 ⅞" x 3 ⅜", 1950.3201.1 Shovel, Oak, iron, 42 ⅜" x 16 ⅝" x 1 ⅞", 1952.4656.1 Collection of the Shaker Museum| Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, New York Photo by Alan LaValle

Major Exhibition Opening at the Farnsworth—The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World

Released: April 8, 2014

On Saturday, June 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World. The exhibition of approximately 200 works will run through Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the museum’s Morehouse wing.  The exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine. Drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, the largest, broadest and deepest collection of Shaker material in the world, the sho...


This bold, original gouache painting by Alexander Calder sold for $78,200 at Cottone Auctions' March 29 fine art sale.

Bold original gouache painting by Alexander Calder fetches $78,200 at Cottone Auctions

Released: April 8, 2014

GENESEO, N.Y. – A bold original gouache painting by the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Loops Filled In, signed lower right and dated (1972), measuring 23 inches by 31 inches, sold for $78,200 at the annual Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 29th by Cottone Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo. The painting was one of two artworks that brought identical selling prices. The other was a color linocut on Arches paper by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973), titled Faunes et Chevre. The work was numbered in pencil l...


Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Photographer George Tice, "Seldom Seen: Photographs, 1968-2011" on April 22 at 6 p.m.

Released: April 7, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE TICE, “SELDOM SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1968-2011” ON APRIL 22 AT 6 PM.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, April 22, features iconic American photographer George Tice speaking at 6 p.m. on his career and latest publication, “Seldom Seen: Photographs, 1968-2011”.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Unreserved auctions.   George Tice has received international acclaim for his landscape work and is considered one of the great photogra...


Lot 755, Style of Charles and Ray Eames, Chaise lounge, $500-700.

1900 Lots to Love at Rago's Unreserved Auction Marathon, April 25-27

Released: April 4, 2014

1900 LOTS TO LOVE AT RAGO’S UNRESERVED AUCTION MARATHON, APRIL 25-27.   Three days of modern design, fine art, jewelry, silver, furnishings and more.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and AuctionCenter will hold a three-day Unreserved Auction marathon on April 25, 26 and 27.  The sale begins on Friday, April 25 with 525 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. design and traditional furnishings, along with fine art, Asian, tribal arts and ephemera. It continues on Saturday, April 26 with 823 lots of modern and contemporary furnishings, art and design. It concludes o...


Ancient-Future, Lwalwa Mask/Congo

David Cassera Presents: ‘Tribal & Modern’ at Galerie Mourlot, NYC

Released: April 3, 2014

An Exhibition of museum quality, traditional art from "Africa, Oceania & the Americas", with important lithographs from the 'Ateliers Mourlot'. With a special exhibition of 'Contemporary Masterworks' by Celebrity Fine Artist Michael Kilgore. Taking place at Galerie Mourlot, 16 East 79th Street (between Fifth and Madison) – May 12-18th, 2014. Gallery Hours are: Tuesday - Sunday, noon till 6pm. The OPENING RECEPTION is Wednesday, May 14th, from 6 to 9 PM David Cassera is pleased to announce an extraordinary exhibition of Tribal & Modern Art during New York Tribal Art Week beginning ...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Robust Sales for Spring Pier Antique Show

Released: April 3, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently concluded their first year hosting the March Pier Antique Show to increased sales and significant opening day attendance. The event was hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014. “We were thrilled to report that exhibitors’ experienced a dramatic uptick in sales, far greater than in recent years,” said Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director.  “We also had more than 50 percent of dealers renew their booths for next year before the show was over, whi...


.  Luke DuBois, Hindsight is Always 20/20, 2008 (one of 43 letterpress prints).  Courtesy bitforms gallery nyc.

BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ANNOUNCES: //the_ART_of_DATA

Released: April 2, 2014

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) announces its spring 2014 exhibition, //the_ART_of_DATA curated by Steven Sacks. On view April 24-July 6, //the_ART_of_DATA considers what our era of pervasive data represents for the human condition. With the increasing ubiquity of sensors, signals, and connected devices that surround us, what it means to be human has undoubtedly shifted. These technological advances have stimulated both an unprecedented wealth of opportunity and new anxieties about privacy and identity, as everything about an individual can be measu...