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Title: Spice Cabinet Artist: Chris Anderson, CF '12 Materials: walnut, holly, black locust, red cedar

Acclaimed Boston crafts school showcases exceptional student and alumni work, May 18-29

Released: May 5, 2015

North Bennet Street School, Boston’s premier craft, trade and artisan school, presents a two-week exhibition of unique and beautiful objects made by individuals trained at the school. "Made by Hand: an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship" features dozens of one-of-a-kind objects created by North Bennet Street School students and alumni. The wide range of work includes a spice cabinet made of walnut, holly, black locust and cedar; an exquisite 18-karat gold Samurai chain mail bracelet; a replica of a 16th century Gasparo Da Salo violin; and an intricate hand-bound book made of cave pap...


Andy Warhol (American 1928-1987), Flowers, (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000)

Warhol at Weschler’s: Two ‘Flowers’ screenprints by Andy Warhol to be auctioned on May 8th

Released: April 25, 2015

[Washington, D.C.]—Spring has sprung at Weschler’s! On May 8th, Weschler’s will hold its Capital Collections auction featuring notable artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Tiffany Studios, Louis Majorelle, and Emile Gallé. Headlining the auction are two Andy Warhol color screenprints from his iconic series, Flowers; one in bright spring pastels of teal, pink, orange and yellow and the other in red, green, yellow and pink. Each is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000 and is signed and numbered out of an edition of 250.   Other notable American fine art includes works by Edwa...


Lot 1168, Japanese Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $118,750

Rago Holds a A $1.8 Million Auction, April 15-17, 2015

Released: April 21, 2015

RAGO HOLDS A $1.8 MILLION AUCTION, APRIL 15-17, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction April 15, 16, and 17 resulted in total sales of $1,806,126 for the auction house and its consignors.   ESTATES, FINE JEWELRY, UNRESERVED JEWELRY, COINS AND CURRENCY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $1,449,030 Hammer + BP: $1,806,126 Number of Lots: 1507 Bidders in House: 130 Phone bidders: 171 Absentee bidders: 92   FINE JEWELRY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $471,175 Hammer + BP: $588,969 Low Est...


Mary Jackson, basketry

Basket Maker and MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, to Exhibit at the 2015 Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden

Released: April 14, 2015

One of New Jersey’s most anticipated spring rituals, Morven in May, will once again take place May 2nd and 3rd at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. The weekend-long festivities features a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American-made fine craft. Exhibiting for the first time are the renowned basket maker and 2008 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, of Charleston, SC; glass artist Martin Kremer of Pound Ridge, NY; and decorative porcelain sculptor Katherine Houston of Boston, MA. A full list of the 2015 Morven in May exhibitors and images of their...


Eric Muller

Author, Professor Eric Muller Speaks on His Latest Book, Colors of Confinement, at Rago Auctions on April 15 at 6 pm

Released: March 30, 2015

Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, April 15 featuring author/professor Eric Muller speaking on his latest book, Colors of Confinement at 6 p.m.   In 1942, Bill Manbo (1908-1992) and his family were taken from their Hollywood home into the Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings, using Kodachrome film, a technology then just seven years old, to capture community celebrations and to record his family's struggle to main...


Lot 1024: Chinese Boxwood sculpture with Rootwood stand, $4,500–6,500

Furnishings and Decorative Arts, Asian, Jewelry, Coins and Fashion in Rago’s April Auction

Released: March 26, 2015

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold auction on April 15, 16 and 17 featuring furniture and decorative arts, jewelry, Asian, coins, Americana, fashion and more. Fine & Antique Jewelry/Watches/Objets de Vertu: Wednesday, April 15, 11 a.m. (lots 1 – 288) The popularity of Rago’s Jewelry auctions continues to grow, with the addition of a Fine Jewelry sale on April 15. Leading designers: Buccellati, Cartier, David Yurman, Georg Jensen, Henry Dunay, Judith Ripka, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels. Timepieces for men and women; significant diamond or brid...


“Human Pin Cushion“ sideshow banner, signed "Fred Johnson" (estimate $600-1,200).  To sell April 3, 2015 at Garth's.

Garth’s Eclectic Auction Comes Alive with a Big Top Vibe

Released: March 17, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers will host their spring Eclectic auction where 900 items will be offered including: postcards, lighting, primitive furniture, Victorian, painted chairs, early chests, a Brunswick 9 foot pool table, paintings, a stickley bedroom suite, oriental rugs, stoneware, English Relief molded pitchers, sterling flatware, autographs, baskets, quilts, and coverlets, fountain pens, and autographs. Bidders are sure to be entertained with the carnivalesque atmosphere when 70 lots comprised of approximately 2,000 circus posters from a Northeast Ohio...


"Tiger and bird", 2014.  Grinded and carved lapis lazulli; cast and patinated bronze.  97 x 141 x 62 cm.

March 5 - April 30, 2015 | Journey to a Mystic Land: Dashi Namdakov's Impressions of Asia Drawing, Jewelry, and Sculpture, 2002 – 2014

Released: March 5, 2015

Drawing, Jewelry, and Sculpture, 2002 – 2014 Gallery Shchukin presents Journey to a Mystic Land, a solo exhibition of works by Dashi Namdakov, one of the most original voices in contemporary Russian art. Drawn from the last twelve years, the exhibition will showcase over 60 works including bronze sculptures, works on paper, and jewelry that blend motifs and traditional materials of the East and the West. On view March 5 – April 30, 2015, Journey to a Mystic Land is the artist’s second solo New York show in two years. The gallery will hold a press preview Thursday, March 5 from 5-6 ...


Damien Hirst's Limited Edition Cathedral Collection Jewelry Makes California Debut at LA Art Show

Released: January 12, 2015

The LA Art Show, taking place January 14 - 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, will showcase limited edition jewelry pieces designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst and Californian jewelers HOORSENBUHS. The Cathedral Collection combines HOORSENBUHS signature tri-link design with Hirst’s iconic ‘pharmaceutical religion’, which follows from Hirst’s previous jewelry collections in its use of medical symbology. The collection consists of two pieces; a Pill Ring and Pill Rosary with each item limited to a 25 piece run. Made of golden Valium, Vicodin & Viagra pills, ...


An American Craftsman Galleries' window at the new location: 217 East 60th Street, NYC

AN AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN GALLERIES ADDS A NEW LOCATION—AN UNDISCOVERED TREASURE TROVE FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFTS BY ARTISTS FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Released: December 15, 2014

An American Craftsman Galleries has opened a third location at 217 East 60th Street just in time for stumped shoppers with hard-to-please people on their holiday gift list. The delightful boutique is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, some functional, others decorative—most are both--handmade by established and emerging American artists from around the country at prices ranging from $50 to $20,000. There’s art glass by Stonington, Conn glassmaker Jeffrey P’an ; furniture by David Talley, Tenants Harbor Maine; jewelry by Lauren Pollaro, York, Maine  and puzzle boxes of wood by Ri...


Lot 2557, Largest Known Near-Round Natural Saltwater Pearl, $813,750

Largest Natural Saltwater Pearl to Come to Market Sells for $813,750 in Rago's $4.77 Million Auction Weekend

Released: December 9, 2014

 Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $4,774,531 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%). The largest known near-round natural saltwater pearl, also known as the Putlov Pearl Brooch, sold for $813,000, a new record for a single lot sold at Rago.   Weekend Total: $3,843,625 (hammer) Weekend Total: $4,774,531 (hammer + b.p.) Percent sold: 89% Friday - Silver, Coins and Currency and Jewelry (Session One): $620,063 (with bp) Saturday -  Great Estates: $690,063 Sunday – Jewelry: $3,501,188  Bid...


Published Greek Apulian Bell Krater, ex-Bonham's

Artemis Gallery's Dec. 5 auction shines spotlight on Old World cultures

Released: December 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. – Artemis Gallery, which has been selling antiquities and ancient art online to collectors and institutions for more than 20 years, was co-founded by Teresa and Bob Dodge. Not only are the Dodges trusted implicitly for what they sell, they’re also called upon by fellow market leaders to provide their unique expertise in authenticating and evaluating objects. “It takes many years to build a great reputation and only minutes to ruin it. We have no interest in handling anything in our auctions that isn’t absolutely authentic and legal, and of very fine quality,” said Bob Dod...


Benjamin Macklowe

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Art Nouveau by Benjamin Macklowe on Tuesday, December 2

Released: November 21, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK ON ART NOUVEAU BY BENJAMIN MACKLOWE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, December 2. It features Benjamin Macklowe, Macklowe Gallery Managing Director, speaking on “Art Nouveau: A Jewel in Every Medium” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Great Estates, Jewelry and Silver Auctions.   At the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau design found expression in both fine and decorative arts. Jewelry, a medium that falls betw...


A 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for $28,750 at Witherell's Fall Auction.

Furniture prices picked up at Witherell's Fall Auction

Released: November 18, 2014

At the Witherell’s fall auction, furniture did exceedingly well with sale prices picking up. At $28,750, a monumental, 1870’s, 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for more than double the estimate to a buyer in Virginia. Had it sold at the height of the market, it probably would have brought in $60,000, but in the past few years prices were as low as $20,000. To have this carved walnut and burl veneer bed with arched headboard and incurvate footboard, dresser with marble-topped cabinets and a marble-topped bedside commode sell for half what it would have shows ...


Lot 2557, Largest Known Near-Round Natural White Saltwater Pearl, Estimate $100,000+

Rago to Auction a Record-Sized Pearl, Royal Silver and Master’s Decoy, December 5, 6, 7

Released: November 14, 2014

A RECORD-SIZED PEARL ON A CRACKER OF DIAMONDS, ROYAL SILVER AND A MASTER’S DECOY WILL AUCTION IN RAGO’S DECEMBER 5,6,7 GREAT ESTATES WEEKEND.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago rounds out 2014 with a three-day, 1500 lot auction of property from private homes and fine estates.     FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 at 11 AM – Silver/Coins and Currency/Jewelry (Session One)   SILVER (Lots 1-102) Decorative accessories, flatware and Russian enamel. Three Earl of Warrington, Dunham Massey silver serving platters. Jensen, Gorham, Tiffany & Co., Buccellati, Whiting, Wall...


Largest Known Near-Round Natural White Saltwater Pearl, The Putilov Pearl Brooch, Estimate $100,000+

Largest Known Near-Round Natural Saltwater Pearl Will Auction at Rago on December 7

Released: November 5, 2014

On December 7, 2014, Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction the largest near-round natural saltwater pearl discovered to date. It is the central element of a brooch described by Sarah Churgin, who directs the Jewelry department at Rago, as “a pearl the size of a quail egg on a cracker of diamonds”. We now refer to it as the Putilov Pearl Brooch. About the Putilov Pearl Brooch GIA Pearl Identification Report #2165503254 describes the Putilov pearl as a drilled natural saltwater pearl of the Pinctada species of oyster measuring 19.08 x 18.88 x 16.50mm. with no indication of treatmen...


Tourmaline necklace by Barbara Heinrich, Barbara Heinrich Studio, Pittsford, NY, http://www.barbaraheinrichstudio.com/barbara.html

RANGE OF JEWELRY STYLES & MEDIA WILL SPARKLE AT AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOV. 22-23, APPEALING TO HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

Released: November 4, 2014

Of 90 exhibitors at the American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum November 22-23, 2014, 19 are master jewelers from around the country, working magic with media ranging from enamel, gold and silver to gemstones, pearls, and found objects. To create pieces that complement contemporary fashions and a 21st century aesthetic they use traditional and/or ancient techniques. “As an artist, enamellist and jewelry maker, I bring a lifelong involvement in the visual arts--fine art, illustration and calligraphy--to the challenge of making cloisonné enamel," writes Sheila Beatty on her website ww...


Marlene Housner, CUT and PASTE ARTwear, Foxboro, MA, housner.net

ARTISTS WHO EXPRESS THEIR TALENTS THROUGH FASHION EXHIBITING AT AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN, BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NOV. 22-23

Released: October 28, 2014

Among 90 exhibitors at the second annual American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum November 22-23, 2014 will be 13 in the “fashion” category, many using the vocabulary of an artist to describe handmade coats, jackets, dresses and accessories such as hats and scarves.             Fashion designer Marlene Housner, on her website, housner.net, wrote: “I take a painter's revisionist approach to clothing construction, adding and subtracting elements until arriving at the rightful and sublime.” Andrea Gear, andreageer.com, wrote, “As an...


This wide pottery jar, by Lucy Leuppe McKelvey, titled Whirling Rainbow Goddess of Mountain Way Chant, will be sold Nov.  8-9 in Mesa, Ariz.

American Indian artifacts, art, related collectibles will be sold Nov. 8-9 at Big Fall Phoenix

Released: October 27, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – A circa-1900 Sioux Dentalium and tablecloth dress estimated to hammer for $10,000-$20,000 and a 1970s-vintage 14kt gold and turquoise necklace with custom beads expected to fetch $7,000-$14,000 are just two items slated to come up for bid Nov. 8-9 at Big Fall Phoenix, an auction held every autumn by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in St. Ignatius, Mont. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, Ariz., just outside of Phoenix. Offered will be more than 800 lots of American Indian artifacts, art and related collectibles, spread out over the course...


"Saturn Rising No.  5" by Zaliah Zalkind, made from Sonoran Ice alabastor and Kodachrome Orange alabastor, www.zaliazalkind.com

FIVE SCULPTORS HELP SHAPE AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOVEMBER 22-23, 2014

Released: October 23, 2014

Five sculptors, representing divergent styles and techniques, join 85 other exhibitors at the second American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum November 22-23, 2014. This show is the first in the Art of American Craft museum series. The others will be at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Monmouth Museum in Conn and N.J. respectively. “We included sculpture at the craft show to spotlight the interaction and play of form and function in many of the works for sale,” said Richard Rothbard, show and series co-founder and co-director with his wife Joanna Rothbard. “One sculpt...


Three Earl of Warrington Silver Serving Platters, Dunham Massey.  Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

Rago will Auction Three 18th C. Earl of Warrington Silver Serving Platters on December 5, 2014

Released: October 22, 2014

RAGO WILL AUCTION THREE 18TH C. EARL OF WARRINGTON SILVER SERVING PLATTERS ON DECEMBER 5, 2014.   Mates to those held in the collection of the National Trust at Dunham Massey    Lambertville, NJ:  On December 5, Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction three oval silver serving platters, part of an 18th century armorial service created for the 2nd Earl of Warrington, George Booth (1675-1758), and the 5th Earl of Warrington and Stanford, George Harry Grey (1737-1819).    It’s a physical thrill for me to connect with silver of such linea...


“Woman, Head on Knee,” (large) by Bob Clyatt, Raku-fired stoneware.  15"H x 26"L x 8"W clyattsculpture.com

AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM IS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE NEW “ART OF AMERICAN CRAFT” MUSEUM SERIES

Released: October 16, 2014

Anticipating a second successful year in Brooklyn, timed for holiday shopping November 22-23, craft show founders Joanna and Richard Rothbard add two more fairs at prestigious museums for 2015 American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn founders and directors Joanna and Richard Rothbard have created the “Art of American Craft” museum series, adding, in 2015, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Conn., April 24-26 and Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, N.J. in October to the cornerstone event at Brooklyn Museum, November 22-23, 2014, in its second year. “After last year’s success in Brooklyn, we...


Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $37,500

Rago Holds a $2.1 Million Auction Weekend, September 12-14, 2014

Released: September 18, 2014

RAGO HOLDS A $2.1 MILLION AUCTION WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2014.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction on September 12, 13 and 14 resulted in total sales of $2,114,919 for the auction house and its consignors.   “This auction was notable for the inauguration of online bidding on two new platforms - Bidsquare (www.bidsquare.com) and the Rago site. Both sites performed very well throughout the sales. We are particularly excited about the potential for Bidsquare. Results were strong for property pretty well across the board, as shown by th...


The Palace of the Queen of Voluptuousness by Maurice Denis (1870-1943)

A RETURN TO HAREWOOD AND THE PRESTIGIOUS VENUE OF HAREWOOD HOUSE

Released: September 5, 2014

Thousands upon thousands of people saw how magnificent the outside of Harewood House (near Leeds, UK)  looked at Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France in July. Now people have the chance to see inside and visit the sumptuous State Rooms at a very special price of £5, saving £9 on the adult ticket price, when they attend The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood. The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood is being held in association with Knight Frank’s Harrogate office and opens in The Marquee, Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LQ from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 S...


Selzer bronzes of Icarus figures.

Bronze and Gold Make Should Show September Green.

Released: September 4, 2014

An important and exclusive selection of decorative art and sculpture will highlight the sale early on September 7th at Clarke Auction. Rare and exquisite bronzes will be featured first, including a Pytor Samanov (b.1863) bronze of a man on horseback, entitled “Cossack Smoking a Pipe.” The important work by Samanov is inscribed “Sculp. Samanof” on the base with the foundry mark from C.F. Woerffel, and will exhibit an estimate of $8,000/$10,000. Modernist figural bronzes will also be featured by New York based artist Benton Selzer. Directly from the artist’s estate, the bronze sculptur...


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