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Lot 1 – A Rare Victorian Centennial Table, 1776-1876


Released: November 08, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – (November 8, 2016) Gray’s Auction on November 21st features a vast collection of memorabilia from the World’s Fair Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893, as well as a selection of items from the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. Souvenirs from ribbons, coins, prints, books to sculptures, games, furniture and textiles make up this extraordinary collection, each piece celebrating the achievements of their time. This is a single-owner collection from a prominent expert and published author on the subject. The auction opens at lot 1 with a rare Victorian Centennial T...

Magnificent Brutalist Sconce Lot

Brutalist and Bertoia Sculptures Among Early Highlights at Clarke

Released: November 19, 2015

Early indications reveal mixed metal among the possible winners in Clarke Auction's design selection for December 6th.   The important works range from well known artists, like Harry and Val Bertoia, to magnificent sculptural works by unidentified craftsmen. Two of the Bertoia lots span two generations and include an example by Harry Bertoia's experimental spray series. Several of the smaller versions of the "Spray" sculpture that Bertoia is well known for have come to market with great success. The particular piece featured in the December 6th sale will hold a $2,000/$3,000 estimate and...

Richard Stout, A Day at Rollover Bay, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30x60 inches

William Reaves Fine Art announces Return to the Sea: Recent Works by Richard Stout, on view October 30– November 28, 2015.

Released: October 12, 2015

In his eightieth year, Richard Stout continues to produce inspired abstract paintings, rich with affect and beautifully interpreting his native Texas coast.  His most recent output is on display in a stunning new exhibition entitled Return to the Sea, and the results, as we have come to expect from this gifted artist, are nothing short of incredible. As these works reflect, Stout is inextricably bound to the Texas coast.  Perhaps no other Southern painter has made the Gulf so central to their life’s work.  Certainly no other Texas painter has so beautifully captured...

Paul Manship - Flight of Europa Gilded Bronze

Signed Paul Manship “Flight of Europa” Bronze Selling Sunday October 4th in Connecticut

Released: September 30, 2015

  A rare and important Paul Manship bronze is being auctioned by Schwenke Auctioneers in the firm’s Early Fall Fine Estates Auction at 11 am on Sunday, October 4th.  The sculpture, Flight of Europa, is a rare gilded example of a work created by Manship in 1925. The bronze is signed “P. Manship and has a foundry mark “A. Kunst FDY NYC”. The captivating Art Deco group, depicting the Greek myth of Europa abducted by Zeus in the persona of a bull, is a well- known and iconic form, with copies held in a number of prominent public collections, including The Los Angeles County Museum...

Ju Ming, Tai Chi Series Bronze Sculpture, 1984

Important Ju Ming and Harry Bertoia Sculptures Offered at Clarke

Released: September 08, 2015

Clarke Auction will offer several monumentally important works of fine art, sculpture, and modern design on September 13th. The most anticipated lots in the sale are both bronze sculptures by renowned and important artists of their time. In 20th century design, the featured artwork is an 11 foot high bronze on steel screen sculpture by Harry Bertoia. The Bertoia sculpture was created as one of set of matching double-sided screen panels under the commission of Florence Knoll for the First National Bank of Miami, Florida in 1956. The sculptures are well documented in a number of scholarly...

Lot 2249: Jean-Jacques Caffieri (French, 1725-1792), Depicting a river god, $10,000-15,000

Join Rago for Its First Great Estates Auction of the Season on Friday, September 11, 2015

Released: August 19, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a Great Estates on Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m.  The sale features 749 lots of American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts; art and furnishings from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, as well as from the Middle East, Oceania and Africa; ephemera; rare books; textiles; militaria; prints and maps; and American Indian art. The Great Estates auction is preceded on September 10 by a live, online only auction of Asian art held exclusively on at 10 a.m., and a live auction of st...

Colors in the Cold: Abstract Art and Sculpture Highlight Clarke on Feb. 8th

Released: January 28, 2015

Following what has become a routinely strong start to the calendar year, Clarke will continue its important estate art offerings on February 8th. Two of the most important works are by American artist Paul Jenkins. The first work by Jenkins entitled “Phenomena Broadway Prism at 42nd Street” is an example of the artist’s proclivity toward highly colorful and New York inspired abstraction. This acrylic on canvas will be presented at a conservative estimate of $15,000/$25,000. The second Jenkins is also a colorful abstract entitled “Phenomena Royal House NYC.” A broader work as compared...

Ludwig Bemelmans (American 1898-1962), Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments, Estimate $40,000-$60,000

Madeline at Weschler’s: Ludwig Bemelman’s Painting of Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments to be Featured in Weschler’s December Capital Collection Auction

Released: November 19, 2014

Weschler’s December 5th Capital Collections Auction arrives just in time for the holidays with over 130 lots of fine art as well as a large assortment of furniture, rugs, silver, porcelain, jewelry, and Asian art. Highlighting the sale is a whimsical painting by Ludwig Bemelmans (American 1898-1962), Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments ($40,000-$60,000), a richly colored depiction of Madeline and her class walking along the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms at sunset with the Washington Monument and Capitol in the horizon. Ludwig Bemelmans, famous for his iconic Madeline p...

These gorgeous Chinese cloisonne cranes from the mid-19th century will be sold Nov.  22.

Cloisonne cranes, Majolica collection, Asian works of art will all be in Elite's Nov. 22 auction

Released: October 31, 2014

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – They say good things come in pairs, and that is especially true of Elite Decorative Arts’ next auction, slated for Saturday, Nov. 22. Included in the lineup of lots are a pair of antique Chinese cloisonné cranes, a pair of Asian silver vases etched with birds and floral designs, and a pair of large Chinese hand-painted covered urns with foo dog finials. The auction, totaling around 400 lots, will be held at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Blvd. (Ste. 106) in Boynton Beach, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previ...

Upholstered Versace Collection Chairs with Ottomans.

Versace Collection Sees Auction Market Again.

Released: September 26, 2014

The new fall Versace collection may be on everyone’s wish list in the fashion world, but the old Versace collection is the main focus of the auction world on September 28th, thanks to Clarke Auction. Clarke Auction will feature many lots of furniture and decorative arts from the Gianni Versace collection, originally sold through Sotheby’s in several important sales throughout the 2000s. The importance of the collection has not diminished, as this particular segment was not available to the market since the original sale. The range of the collection, from antique through deco t...

Lot 269: Rare and Important Ming Period Gilt Buddha (High Estimate: $75,000)

Rare and Important Ming Period Gilt Buddha to Star in 888 Auctions’ First Autumn Sale

Released: August 22, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’s first autumn sale of Important Chinese Bronzes & Traditional Paintings will showcase 478 lots featuring an exciting array of Chinese Buddhist will be held at 888 Auctions’ saleroom gallery September 11th  and will begin at 2 p.m (EST). Highlighting the autumn sale will be a Rare and Important Ming Period Gilt Buddha at Lot 269. This rare Chinese Ming Dynasty gilt bronze Buddha figure is seated cross-legged on a lotus plinth and wearing a crown; standing 36 cm and hailing from a prominent private Canadian collection, it commands a $75,000 hi...

Emil Bisttram Abstract Gouache.

More Midcentury and Fine Art Finds at Clarke

Released: August 15, 2014

While many auction houses take their vacations in August, Clarke does the opposite. On the heels of a highly important and successful single artist sale in late July, which followed a record setting midcentury sale earlier in the month, the August 18th selections of each will be in good company. The fine art category will feature works from a global pool and of all artistic traditions. The early works include 2 Old Master paintings. One Old Masters work is a depiction of the baptism of Christ and has an indistinct signature in the corner. The other may be of greater importance as the pl...

Lot 328, Chinese Official Yi You Guangxu (1871-1908) Silver Coin (High Estimate: $4,000)

888 Auctions’ First Chinese Numismatic Coin Collection and JadeLab Laboratories

Released: July 14, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions is excited to feature its very first Chinese numismatic coin collection sale. Highlighting more than 100 coins, coin collectors will be salivating at the prospects of bidding on a private Canadian collection spanning almost 60 years. Spearheading this inaugural numismatic sale of over 100 coins is Lot 328, Chinese Official Yi You Guangxu Silver Coin. It commands a $4,000-8,000 estimate and will surely set the tone for the rest of the sale. Two other coins that have been garnering great interest can be found at the following: Lot 284: Chinese Rep...

Moons of Saturn abstract bronze by Ibram Lassaw

Ibram Lassaw Bronze, Moons of Saturn, Featured at Clarke

Released: June 12, 2014

Clarke Auction’s June 16th sale will feature some of its best American sculpture, paintings, and graphic works to date. The most exciting and important work by an American artist in the sale is the 1954 abstract bronze sculpture entitled Moons of Saturn by Ibram Lassaw.  Lassaw, a New York School sculptor, co-founded the American Abstract Artists in 1936 and served as president of the organization from 1946 to 1949. The avant-garde artist and one of the most influential figures of post-war art denied the notion that art should to be representational and embraced abstraction in its pur...

Poul Kjaerholm PK-61 Coffee Table.

Miniatures, Midcentury, and More: Clarke Auction May 18th Preview.

Released: May 16, 2014

April weeks bring May antiques.  The weeks leading up to the May 18th sale at Clarke Auction have shown as much. A number of important estates being handled by Clarke Auction at the close of April will be represented through the offering of a bouquet of items in the mid May sale and encompass the full spectrum of item categories, from fine art to Asian. The fine art selection at Clarke will open with an expansive collection of nearly 150 portrait miniatures of exceptional quality.  The consignor gathered English, Continental, and American portraits on bone, ivory, or card, dat...

The Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair was one of the top performers in the midcentury selection.

The Good and Plenty: Midcentury and Jewelry Among Top Lots on April 6th.

Released: April 09, 2014

Antique decorative items may have brought the top individual prices, but both midcentury and jewelry selections held the majority of top sellers overall on April 6th at Clarke Auction. As anticipated, the highly desirable and expertly crafted Empire malachite and bronze mounted annular clock was the most successful antique lot. The conservatively estimated $10,000/$15,000 clock raised a quick succession of bids from the 10 plus phone lines that were dedicated to the particular item, but a determined internet bidder locked the item down at a realized price of $29,280. In the same prox...

Magnificent and Rare French Clock Attr.  to Pierre Claude Raguet.

Jewelry and Rare Pierre Claude Raguet Clock Raise April Expectations

Released: March 25, 2014

     One clock that you would not mind having to reset every spring has been discovered by Clarke Auction and will be brought to market on April 6th.      A magnificent 19th century Empire malachite and ormolu mounted cercles tournantes clock currently attributed to Pierre Claude Raguet of France will be the featured lot in the sale. Raguet is also referred to as Raguet-Lepine for his relation, by marriage, to the legendary French horologist and clock maker, Jean-Antoine Lepine.        Lepine named Raguet the successor of his Paris ba...

Chinese Porcelain Plaques

Asia Week NY 2014 Starts in Westchester.

Released: March 11, 2014

To help kick off Asian Week 2014 in New York City, Clarke Auction will offer a quality selection of Chinese and Asian art and objects in their March 16th sale.                The Chinese and Asian offerings include quality objects of Chinese porcelain in many forms.  The stand-out Chinese porcelain lots include two similarly designed vintage Chinese porcelain barrel form garden seats (est. $800/$1,200), two separate pairs of vintage signed Chinese porcelain plaques (est. $1,000/$1,500 each), a Chinese vase mounte...

Lot 409, Chinese Nephrite Jade Four Panel Screen, $12,000-18,000.

An Exceptional Estates Auction at Rago on March 22 - Monumental Silver, Ancient Coins, Presidential Ephemera, Russian Imperial Ware and Classic Furnishings Among the 700+ Offerings

Released: February 28, 2014

The Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a Great Estates auction on Saturday, March 22, 2014, with 700 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. furnishings, decorative and fine arts including bronzes, paintings, Asian art and antiques, ethnographic, Native American, glass and porcelain, autographs, books, coins including a collection of ancient coins, clocks, lighting, rugs, canes and silver. “This is a classic estate auction – furnishings, rugs, silver, and art intermixed with beautiful, unexpected finds from homes and collections across the country,” says Miriam Tucker, partner at Rago....

Reinhold brass sculpture entitled "Le Peril Blanc."

Highs to Continue with Asian and Decorative Arts January 26th at Clarke.

Released: January 21, 2014

After a wildly competitive sale, especially for Asian objects in early January, the final collection from the massive Connecticut estate will be featured on January 26th at Clarke. Chinese porcelain remains at the forefront in regards to pre-sale interest, and the upcoming auction at Clarke will include many lots including Famille Noire vases, Chinese porcelain hat stands, porcelain trays, Chinese plate and service lots, and more. Several lots of Asian jade, ivory, and hardstone carvings have been added to the selection as well, but the most impressive is another pair of Rose Mandari...

‘Liz Taylor’ by Andy Warhol, lithograph on wove paper poster, 24¾” x 28”, printed in colour 1965,


Released: January 08, 2014

For four days last January, a new and prestigious boutique fine art and antiques fair burst onto the London scene to great acclaim. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place again at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, in association with Mayfair property experts Wetherell, from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 January 2014.    Director of The Antiques Fair Limited, Ingrid Nilson said, “Visitors travelled from various parts of the world and from around the UK to attend our first London fair.  ...

Oscar Bach Cast Bronze Patinated Bacchus Chandelier.

Important Connecticut Estate To Be Auctioned By Clarke Jan. 5th.

Released: January 03, 2014

               When it comes to auction houses evaluating the contents of an estate, it is usually the case that the majority of an estate’s items will not make the cut. On January 5th, Clarke Auction will hold a sale representing a Connecticut estate that is the exception to the rule.                The many items from the 12,000 square foot Northern Connecticut collector’s estate not only represent the collector’s distinguished eye, but also decades of acquisition.  The q...

Lot 529, Ruth Asawa, Untitled.  Sold for: $627,750.

Ruth Asawa Woven Wire Sculpture Sells for $627,750 at Rago on November 16, Sets a Record for Like-Sized Work by the Artist

Released: November 19, 2013

Lambertville, NJ: A Ruth Asawa woven wire mobile with five lobes, measuring 61” in length sold for $627,750 at Rago’s  November 16 Fine Art auction, setting a record for like-sized, multi-lobed work. According to, there has been only one other sale at auction since the artist’s August death. It took place on November 12 in New York, when a larger 78” seven-lobed work sold for $389,000. (All prices quoted include buyer’s premium.)     “The Asawa record is attributable to a number of market factors, from the beauty of her body of work to provenance to her...

"Temptations." Ben Austrian Oil on Canvas

Early Winter Winners: Art Selection Preview for Clarke Auction November 17.

Released: November 14, 2013

     The temperature may cooling down, but the art market at Clarke is not. The upcoming selection of fine and decorative art at Clarke Auction provides many lots of important and desirable works by some amazing artists.       The feature items to be auctioned on November 17th at Clarke are two paintings by Edouard Cortes. The paintings, to be sold individually, will each boast a $12/18,000 estimate. The first one offered is a Parisian street scene of “Place de la Republique et Rue du Tample." The other is also a street scene entitled "Porte St. Denis." ...

SCHLEETER, Howard.  Oil Glaze, "Campo Santo." Sold for $13,420.

Art Suprised and Diamonds Shined at Clarke Auction's October 27th Sale.

Released: November 05, 2013

In the fine art selection, a Howard Schleeter oil glaze entitled “Campo Santo” garnered a surprising amount of interest directly before the sale and brought nearly 15 times the high estimate of $900 with a selling price of $13,420. Even more impressive was the verso label dating it to 1941 with an original price tag of $25. Clarke art specialist Nelia Moore, who directly handled the consignment of the painting, was pleased with the outcome saying, “We knew this was an important regional painting but we did not anticipate such aggressive bidding from collectors and dealers across the countr...

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