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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...


A Chinese, heavily carved porcelain, turquoise glazed, brush pot by Wang Bingrong, Jingdezhen Kilns, 1820-1870

Old Masters discovered by Gray’s to be sold at auction Oct. 8

Released: October 1, 2014

A collection of paintings - including Old Masters, 17th, 18th & 19th century European and American paintings last seen on the market in the early 20th century - is being offered at Gray’s on October 8 in their Fine Art, Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction. Sale highlights include a stunning oil on canvas by the Belgian artist Eugène Verboeckhoven, Cattle at Rest in an Evening Field (lot 10). Verboeckhoven is recognized as an excellent painter of animals and appears to have been the last link to a secular tradition, with its roots deep in the 17th century, which linked observation of ...


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 9, 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,

THE RETURN OF THE MAYFAIR ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR

Released: January 8, 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 3, 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 Artnet.com, 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 5, 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...


Picabia, Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction To Showcase Impressive Array of Lots October 27th.

Released: October 25, 2013

To begin the sale, Clarke will present an impressive selection of estate fresh fine art and prints. The featured lot will be a historically and artistically valuable work by Parisian artist Francis Picabia. The oil on canvas Parisian scene entitled “Ponte Marie” is a fine example of the artist’s transitional period in post-impressionism shortly before his involvement in the Dada movement. The work was executed between 1902 and 1908 and has an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Several modernist works come to market at Clarke on October 27th as well, including three works by jazz musician a...


$13,000 hammer.  De Forest, Roy D.  "Swamp Fever".  Oil on Canvas.

Clarke Auction Closes September With Continued Success

Released: October 2, 2013

Clarke Auction brought a respectable range of results from their mixed offering sale on September 29th, their second in September, to close out the first month of an extremely promising fall auction season. The fine art selections showed excellent results from both old masters and modern works. The mixture of fine technique and desirability brought in bidding for an exceptional Old Master oil on canvas of Piazza San Marco. The painting, in the manner of Guardi, created significant interest in presale viewings and exploded past its conservative $1,000 to $1,500 estimate, finally hammerin...


Oviedo, Ramon.  Oil on canvas.

Falling Up: Clarke to Continue Fall Auction Success with September 29th Sale.

Released: September 26, 2013

Just three weeks after a highly successful start to the fall auction season, the Clarke Auction team of appraisers has collectively created another quality sale of fine art, midcentury, silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian items to be held on Sunday, September 8th at 12pm EST.   The fine art selection will begin the sale and will include a number of important estate fresh pieces. One of the most exciting pieces in the fine art selection is a Roy D. Deforest  polymer on canvas entitled “Swamp Fever.” The work is signed and dated 1982 with a Phoenix Art Museum lab...


Cover Lot 94 Xu Bei Hong Horse Painting with Authentication Certificate

Fine Chinese Paintings and Qing Period Porcelains at 888 Auctions

Released: July 26, 2013

Our Aug 15 auction CHINESE PAINTINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART will feature a premium quality collection of paintings, jadeite and rare Qing Period porcelain. Highlighting the afternoon auction will be Lot 140, Modern Landscape Painting Signed Fu Bao Shi (1904-1965), accompanied with collection book of Fu Bao Shi fine paintings, and Lot 94, Xu Bei Hong Horse Painting with Authentication Certificate, both pieces are expected to surpass its high estimate of $10,000.   Other premium paintings from the auction can be found at: Lot 14, Chinese Calligraphy on Scroll Signed...


July 18, 2013 Chinese Horn Carvings & Asian Works of Art

18 JULY 2013 – CHINESE HORN CARVINGS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART

Released: June 19, 2013

Richmond Hill, ON – 888 Auctions’ Thursday, July 18, 2013 sale of Chinese Horn Carvings & Asian Works of Art  will begin at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, featuring 647 lots of an exciting array of fine natural history collections, jade and jadeite items, Chinese paintings, porcelain, jewelleries, precious stones and metal wares.   Highlighting the summer sale will be Lot 18, Chinese Watercolour Painting Book Pu Zuo 12 Pages, featuring 7 paintings and calligraphy by Pu Zuo with artist signatures and seals, it is expected to exceed its high estimate o...


Lot 136, Milton Dacosta, Figura, Sold for: $41,250

Rago’s May 18 Fine Art Auctions Realize $1.9 Million

Released: May 21, 2013

Rago’s May 18 Fine Art Auctions Realize $1.9 Million.   Lambertville, NJ   Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on May 18 brings an impressive $1.9 million.   “Results for the Contemporary Art in the Joshua Smith Collection were strong and the collection exceeded the high estimate,” said Meredith Hilferty, who directs Rago's Fine Art department.  The top price in Contemporary Art was for a Kenneth Noland painting entitled “Flown” from 1978 selling for $81,250.  In the early 20th C. category, a small portrait by Milton Dacosta stole the sh...


Lot 602, Sean Scully (American/Irish, b.  1945), Untitled, 1985, Oil, pastel and charcoal on paper (framed), $20,000-30,000

Rago’s to Offer Two Sessions of Fine Art At Auction on May 18, 2013 Featuring Important Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith

Released: May 2, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold two fine art auctions. A sale of 19th/20th Century American and European Art opens the day at 10 a.m., followed by an auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Noon. The Post-War and Contemporary Art auction begins with a group of important works from the collection of Joshua Smith. Smith began collecting in the early 1980’s, building a body of works from forward thinking artists who challenged and changed what people would be willing to see as art.  This is the second time Rago’s has sold work from the collection; a ...


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