Press Releases tagged with Jewelry

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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 6.12 Emerald Cut Diamond Ring is sure catch bidders attention.  The white gold ring has a presale estimate of $40,000-70,000.

All That Glitters Hits the Auction Block at Garth’s This Holiday Season

Released: November 18, 2014

Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers Fine & Vintage Jewelry and Couture auction will take place, Wednesday, December 3rd commencing at 6:00pm, in perfect time for shoppers to pick up a gift or two that is sure to make their holidays sparkle. The fine & vintage jewelry session will feature over 200 lots including pieces from the makers David Yurman, Stephen Dweck, Jabel, and more. The auction is sure to offer something for every jewelry enthusiast including diamond jewelry, a canary yellow sapphire, emeralds, pearls, rubies, morganite, garnets, aquamarines, timepieces, and several N...


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...


Furniture making workshops and the full-time cabinet and furniture making program draws students from across the country.

Venerable school of craftsmanship training holds annual open house in its new Boston facility

Released: November 4, 2014

Aspiring furniture makers, bookbinders, carpenters, jewelry makers – or those merely curious about the process of making beautiful things by hand – are invited to a special behind-the-scenes look at one of America's oldest schools of craftsmanship during a two-day open house at North Bennet Street School’s new facility at 150 North Street in Boston's historic North End. The open house event begins on Friday, November 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and continues on Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Visitors are invited to watch and interact with students and instru...


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...


Sarah Churgin

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”

Released: August 27, 2014

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”  Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel presentation, “The Stories Things Carry”.  Featuring Rago specialists, the presentation takes place during the preview week for the Rago Estates and Unreserved auctions to be held on September 12, 13, and 14.   The staff at Rago sees scores of consignment inquiries daily. Infrequently but inevitably, each of us confronts objects that take hold of ou...


Lot 120, Art Deco "Moi et Toi" Diamond Platinum Ring, $1,500-2,000.

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14

Released: August 20, 2014

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14.   Jewelry, Silver, Fine Art, Furnishings, Modern Design, Coins, Asian, Miltaria, Books and Ephemera.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a huge variety of estate and unreserved property on September 12, 13 and 14.  The sale begins on Friday, September 12 with 550+ lots of unreserved jewelry, silver, decorative and fine art and furnishings, followed by the first section of Rago’s Great Estates auction featuring 160+ lots of silver, co...


Qianlong scroll painting sold for more than estimated at Witherell's summer auction.

Paintings, Asian art and jewelry exceed expectations at Witherell’s summer auction

Released: July 28, 2014

Two paintings identified by Boston-based Vose Galleries that highlighted Witherell’s Summer Auction held July 9 to 23, 2014 sold for $10,200 and $6,000, including buyer’s premium, respectively. While Frank Duveneck’s “Reflections” was within estimates at $5,000 to $10,000, B.J. Blommers “Courtship Days” exceeded estimates of $1,000 to $2,000 by three to six times. Both paintings came from a Sacramento family collection that dates back to the nineteenth century. The auction brought in a total of $143,512, with an average price per lot of $627. “All categories performed well,” sa...


Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


Helen Drutt

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.

Released: June 3, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, June 10 that features Helen Drutt, a leading authority on contemporary craft, speaking as "A Passionate Observer” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auctions.   Helen Drutt is a gallerist, author, lecturer, curatorial consultant and collector, acknowledged for introducing American contemporary craft internationall...


Lot 29: Eugune Boudin, one of two oils in the June 8th auction.

BOUDIN PAINTINGS FEATURED IN GROGAN’S JUNE AUCTION

Released: May 27, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 700 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  The sale will begin with American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures.  Highlights include two oils by French painter Eugene Boudin.  Considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Boudin is credited with introducing Claude Mon...


Jim Keller, left, in his booth with a visitor at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC in May 2014

MOST ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WORK ON MULTIPLE PIECES SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT THE MUSE INSPIRES THEM AT DIFFERENT TIMES

Released: May 13, 2014

The Tunnel in Chelsea was filled with artists at last weekend's Contemporary Art Fair NYC so we took advantage of the unusual situation--most major art fairs are populated with galleries, not independent established and emerging artists—to ask a few questions. The chance to learn more about how some of the artists work—and when--was both tempting and fruitful. Most work on more than one piece at a time and they prefer to—or do—work at all hours of day and night. We asked 14 exhibitors--a mix of fine artists and sculptors, a photographer, furniture maker and jeweler—if they work on one p...


“Yellow Line Explosion” by Stacey Elder in acrylic, latex, pouring gel medium, spray paint, ink, fabric paint, and yarn on canvas.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT EARLY BIRDS TO THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC WILL PREVIEW ON MAY 8

Released: May 6, 2014

The early birds at an art fair get best pick. Visitors to the Contemporary Art Fair NYC Preview on Thursday, May 8 from 4pm to 8pm at The Tunnel in Chelsea will be the first to see the work of 100 established and emerging functional and fine artists as well as installation artists, curated by co-founders and directors Joanna and Richard Rothbard. Among them are:   Kim Carlino, from Easthampton, Mass., who painted “Cosmological Formations,” series IV, III in watercolor and ink on yupo. http://www.kimcarlinoart.com/. In a more representational style Peiliang Jin, whose studio is...


"Thirty Pounds Lime" by Ellie Murphy

FIVE INSTALLATION ARTISTS STRUT THEIR STUFF AT THE

Released: May 5, 2014

In addition to the 100 fine and functional artists exhibiting their work at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-11, three installation artists, one interdisciplinary performance artist and a flying artist will demonstrate their moving art. Ellie Murphy's large yarn sculptures center on notions of cultural and personal nostalgia. She combines references to crafts, folk motifs and Americana from her childhood in 1970s Kansas with aspects of modern, conceptual, multicultural and feminist art. The Ridgewood, Queens-based artist uses the process of creating as a way of playing with the unin...


“Ardyh” by Elizabeth Krall

ARTISTS AT THE CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC MAY 8-11 WHOSE ROUTE TO ART WAS CIRCUITOUS

Released: May 1, 2014

Some of the artists exhibiting at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC postponed their passion to create and only in time focused on their work, came to it by a circuitous route or followed other paths simultaneously. Nevertheless the drive to paint, sculpt or take photographs ultimately prevailed. They will exhibit their work--with that of 100 artists in all--at The Tunnel in Chelsea May 8-11. Elizabeth Krall majored in psychology and minored in fine art at Trinity College. A social worker at first, eventually she made the transition to painting. She subsequently earned a M.A.L.S. in studio a...


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