Press Releases tagged with ceramics

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Released: March 22, 2018

Rago’s Remix auctions are about how people like to decorate today, unconfined by any decade or design period. Downtown pieces of mid-century modern and 21st c. design will sell side-by-side with period furnishings, urbane antiques, heirloom silver, and compelling art, staged and photographed together in designer room settings. Highlights from the April 7 auction include: a five-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid tea & coffee service; two oil on canvas paintings by George Goodman; a Vladimir Kagan for Weiman-Preview sofa; a Berndt Friberg vase; a Whiting sterling silver & en...

Karl Gasslander, Provincetown Road, c.1935, Oil on canvas, 18-1/4 x 22-1/8 inches

New Show: AD20/21 HOME April 12-15 Features 40 Exhibitors plus Special Guests as Culmination of 5th Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 21, 2018

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the new AD20/20 HOME takes place April 12 – 15, 2018 as the culminating event of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week. The show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, April 12 to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Scholarship Fund. Celebrated Boston architect Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala. Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free, and include admi...

Lot 1- Clyde J.  Singer (1908-1999) Art Exhibit, January 1963, Casein on board

Picasso, Miro & Jewels dazzle at Gray’s March 28

Released: March 15, 2018

Some of Picasso’s most endearing and sought after works are his playful ceramics. Lot 22 at Gray’s on March 28 is a pichet tête – a small pitcher embellished with contrasting black and white heads, from an edition of 500 dated 1956. This piece has been in the same family since it was purchased circa 1960. Miro’s black and white lithograph Maravillas Acrosticas is lot 15 in the auction. This lithograph is signed in pencil and numbered 14 from an edition of 15. The Spanish artist’s innovative use of line, organic shapes, and color represents a major contribution to Surrealism.    A str...

The top lot of the auction was this painting by Sandzen titled Cedar and Rocks.  It sold for $160,000.

Four oil paintings by Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1946) sell for a combined $371,000 at Woody Auction

Released: March 8, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction celebrated the grand opening of their new Douglass auction hall with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that featured four oil paintings by renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, art glass and period American furniture.    The four Sandzén paintings sold for a combined $371,000, easily making them the superstar lots of the auction. One of the works, titled Cedars and Rocks, brought $160,000. It was a vivid and ...

Richard Anusckiewicz, Complimentary Fission, 1964 Acrylic on board, 48h x 48w in

A Tribute to German Modern Paintings and Design Is Highlighted By Jason Jacques Gallery, at TEFAF, 2018

Released: March 5, 2018

A captivating presentation of modern paintings, important design, and ceramic art will be front and center with the Jason Jacques Gallery at this year’s The European Fine Art Fair, TEFAF, in Maastricht, Netherlands, from March 10th to 18th.  In addition to Young Eagle, a rare 1936 painting by Josef Albers, the gallery will display a selection of Op Art paintings by Richard Anuszkiewicz and Victor Vasarely. A rare and engaging dining suite of Anthroposophical furniture from the 1920s - which remained in the family of the original owners until 2016 - will be exhibited alongside selection o...

The MIT Jade boulder.  Lot 53.  Gianguan Auctions, March 10 sale.

Previews of Gianguan Auctions March 10 Sale Run 10 a.m - 7:00 p.m. Through Friday

Released: March 6, 2018

Gianguan Auctions' headquarters are welcoming collectors until 7 p.m. today through Friday, March 9th. The annual spring sale takes place on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 10 a.m. When ran an article recently entitled "Green, The New Gold," it described the lasting value of jade, saying: "Although there are no no set standards for jade similar to the HUI or XAU gold index, and nothing akin to Tavernier’s law that is used to determine the price of a diamond, jade has been a sought after commodity since Neolithic times (6,000 - 5,000 B.C). Its hardness made it a desirable medi...

Lot 145: Edward Hopper, House by a River, etching, 1919.  Estimate $100,000 to $150,000.

Hopper's House by a River Comes to Swann Galleries

Released: February 23, 2018

On Tuesday, March 13, Swann Galleries will offer a superlative auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings, featuring original artworks and scarce multiples by some of the most influential artists of the last 200 years. Following the house’s record-breaking autumn sale of Edward Hopper’s 1923 print The Lonely House for $317,000, Swann will offer an even more scarce etching by the master: House by a River, 1919, an early example of his theme of isolation. Only one other copy of this print, which depicts a still-extant house in Nyack, NY, has appeared at auction in the last 30...

Chinese Flambé Glazed Porcelain Bottle Vase, Kangxi Period, Height 11 1/4 inches.  Est.  $15,000-20,000

Asian Works of Art Auction at Doyle on March 19

Released: March 2, 2018

Scheduled during Asia Week New York, Doyle’s Asian Works of Art auction on Monday, March 19 at 10am will present the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, snuff bottles, scholar's objects, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings. The sale offers selection of fine Chinese porcelain, including a celadon glazed porcelain double gourd vase with the Qianlong Mark and of the Period  (est. $12,000-18,000). During the Ming and Qing dynasties, vases of this form were prized, because the double gourd...

Watercolor, India ink and pastel on paper by Joan Miro (Sp., 1893-1983), signed lower right, dated and inscribed on the back with a label from Galerie Maeght, Paris (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Paintings by Miro, Seago, William Aiken Walker will be in Cottone Auctions' March 23-24 sale

Released: March 2, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions will hold a two-day Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th, starting both days at 12 o’clock noon. Friday’s auction will include Asian items, 20th century design, sterling silver and two superb Steuben art glass collections. Saturday will feature jewelry, Tiffany, Americana, decorative items, Oriental rugs and clocks from the collections of Dr. John Davis of Florida and George Goolsby of Texas.   The Cottone Auctions gallery is located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, southwest of Rochester. For those unable ...

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, Prita Meier and Allyson Purpura, eds., 2018.  © Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum Publishes World on the Horizon Catalogue

Released: February 28, 2018

Krannert Art Museum (KAM, has recently published an edited, multi-authored catalogue in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean at the University of Illinois ( The 384-page volume is edited by the co-curators of the exhibition—Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of global African art at KAM, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University. Focusing on eastern and central Africa and the western Indian Ocean world, the catalogue’s eighteen essays offer compel...

Oil on canvas of a seated female nude in contemplation by the social realist Moses Soyer (Russ./Am., 1899-1974), expected to realize $2,000-$3,000.

Oil painting by the Russian-American artist Moses Soyer (1899-1974) will be in Bruneau & Co.'s March 3rd auction

Released: February 23, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. The sale will start promptly at 11 am Eastern time. “Part 1 of the George Dagher collection was great. We can’t wait to see how Part 2 performs,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau &am...

Vagabond Antiques A Parliament of Owls


Released: February 14, 2018

After 29 years, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 9-11 March 2018, trade preview 8 March, is still the leading regional event to beat, where rustic to refined ultra-relevant stylish English Country House style,  Mid Century design, industrial chic, Swedish period painted furniture, period portraits and perennially fashionable crusty iron garden furniture will rub shoulders with decorative staples of the 80s and 90s now back in demand by a new and younger audience – French marble top chocolatiers’ tables, elaborate brass and steel bakers’ racks, buffets and armoires in fruitwood, huge pine ...

These circa 1860-1880 temple lions from the Nanking province, 17 ½ by 6 by 7 inches, are striking in appearance.

High-Caliber Items In Benefit Shop Auction Feb. 21

Released: February 13, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its next signature Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a diverse range of goods from Asian and French furniture to decorative arts and fine estate jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. The monthly Red Carpet sales feature premium collections of antiques, midcentury modern, brand furnishings, sterling, china, crystal, jewelry and fine art. With a mission of “to donate, to discover and to do good,” the foundation is a nonprofit and all auction proceeds support community ...

Preston Duwyenie (Hopi, b.  1951), "Shifting Sands Seed Pot," Ceramic; Courtesy of a Friend of the Museum.  Photo: Loren Anderson Photography.

Ceramics, Katsina Dolls by Renowned Contemporary Hopi Artists on Exhibit at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Released: February 13, 2018

Remarkable artistry and centuries of cultural tradition characterize “A Spotlight on Contemporary Hopi Ceramicists and Katsina Doll Carvers,” which opened February 13, 2018 and is on exhibit through November 25, 2018 at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona.   The exhibition showcases award-winning and renowned Hopi artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including 28 ceramicists and nine katsina doll carvers. The artworks in the exhibition are on loan from a private collection and are on public display for the first tim...

Demétre Chiparus (Romanian 1886-1947), Les Girls, chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculptures

'Les Girls' by Demétre Chiparus Headlines Weschler’s March 2nd Sale

Released: February 13, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD –  Weschler’s is pleased to offer a collection of fine art, including significant examples of African American art, American and European antique furniture, Russian objets de vertu, Modern designer furniture, Mid-Century decorative objects and more in their Capital Collections Estate Auction on March 2nd at 10am. The public is invited to preview these items during the exhibit, which opens on Saturday, February 24th at 9am.   ‘Les Girls’ by Demétre Chiparus, $300,000-$500,000, headlines the sale. The rare and dramatic chryselephantine cold painted bronze sculpture of five da...

Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA


Released: February 7, 2018

For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show.  Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19.  Sixty of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will showcase some of the finest examples of 17th century through 20th century furniture, paintings, jewelry, crafts, silver, textiles, porcelain, and other works.  The dealers, as well as guides and lo...

Eric Serritella Flow, 2017, 
Glazed Stoneware 12.50h x 9w x 6.50d in

In Focus: Eric Serritella Now on View at Jason Jacques Gallery through March 10

Released: February 7, 2018

In Focus: Eric Serritella, the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work since 2013, is currently on view at the Jason Jacques Gallery, 29 East 73rd Street. A renown contemporary ceramist, Serritella specializes in hand-carved trompe l’oeil sculptures that mimic birch and weathered logs and trees with uncanny realism. His work is internationally recognized and has been exhibited, awarded, and collected on five continents for their exquisite design and realistic textures. Eric Serritella will provide an in-depth tour of the exhibition and the process of making his work, on February 21st,...

This Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000 finished at $200,000, easily making it the auction's top lot and the sleeper item of the sale.

Chinese porcelain bowl with an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 at Nye & Company's Jan. 31 auction

Released: February 7, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An unassuming Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with a pre-sale estimate of just $1,000-$2,000 soared to $200,000 at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction held January 31st, online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street. The auction was held after Americana Week in New York City, about 15 miles away.   “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led of course by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true definition of a sleeper lot,” said John Nye of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Th...

Magnificent matching pair of T'ang horses, Chinese, terracotta, 7-8 century


Released: February 6, 2018

For three days from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, Art Antiques Cheshire, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, is an unmissable event that is essential for anyone interested in acquiring the best in fine art, antiques and design from 30 specialist dealers from all over the UK.  Mixing antiques with furnishings and design objects and offering antiquities alongside art to the present day, the event has a broad approach and relaxed atmosphere, creating the perfect shopping environment. This top-class boutique-style fair returns for the seventh year, taking place at The Mere Golf ...

An illustrated Staffordshire creamware teapot with “Sally Sikes Drinking Tea, 1780” inscription

With Brisk Sales and More Archeological Finds Revealed, The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair Ended on a Positive Note

Released: January 31, 2018

Warmer January weather and extensive media coverage—from The New York Times to WQXR—helped send devotees of ceramics and glass to the 19th edition of The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair when the doors at Bohemian National Hall were flung open for their four-day run that started with an opening night preview on January 17th. Says Liz Lees, co-producer of the fair w­­­ith Meg Wendy, "What was so gratifying this year was that the fair welcomed not only seasoned attendees but a whole new crop of first-time visitors. Word is out: There is always plenty to see, learn about and buy at the New ...

Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, Eighteen-Light Lily Table Lamp, prior to 1902, bronze, blown glass.  Photograph by John Faier.  © 2018 Driehaus Museum

'Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection' Exhibition Travels Across U.S.

Released: January 25, 2018

Spanning 30 years of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s design career and showcasing a wide range of his objects and ingenuity, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection presents a superb opportunity to experience the work of one of the most innovative and esteemed American artists of all time. The exhibition features more than 60 masterworks of exceptional beauty and unrivaled quality from the Richard H. Driehaus Museum - one of the foremost private collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany material in the U.S. - which have never been seen in a museum outside of Chicago before now.  ...

Pair Georgian Rococo Sterling Candlesticks

Early English Decorative Arts From The Estate of Mrs. George S. Franklin, Jr. Featured in Schwenke Auctioneers January 31st Auction

Released: January 25, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31st  Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its January Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 500 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The auction features property from the estate of Mrs. George S. Franklin, Jr. (New York City and Oyster Bay, NY).  Many lots of early English silver are being offered, and the sale includes Chinese export porcelain, English porcelain, early English Queen Anne and Georgian furniture, and many accessory lots, all from the Franklin estate. Of special interest to...

Original landscape oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope ($165,200).

Oil painting by John Fulton Folinsbee (Am., 1892-1972) brings $165,200 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction

Released: January 24, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A 1923 oil on canvas painting by the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, knocked down for $165,200, and an important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held Jan. 6-7.   The two-day event, typically one of the bigger auctions on Ahlers & Ogletree’s calendar, was held in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta. More than 1,000 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local ...

Fabergé Silver Samovar, Moscow, 1908-1917, Coat of arms of the Berdyaev family.  Est.  $35,000-55,000

Russian Works of Art, Old Master Paintings, and English and Continental Furnture at Doyle

Released: January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of Russian Works of Art in New York. The sale will be presented as a special section of a larger auction comprising English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings. Highlighting the sale is Property from the Descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855), and his wife Princess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940), née Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King George I (1845-1913). Having remained in the family over the course ...

Antiques for Everyone at UK's National Exhibition Centre

Released: January 18, 2018

Featuring the widest range of Decorative Arts, 20th Century collectors’ pieces, traditional antiques, vintage accessories, sculpture and custom made works of art, Antiques for Everyone takes place at the National Exhibition Centre from 5 – 8 April 2018. Known across the world for its variety of exhibits, Antiques for Everyone is an essential buying source for collectors, interior designers, decorators and anyone with an interest in fine art and period design.    Around 200 specialist dealers take part in a fair that is divided into two distinct areas, one providing an elegant showcase fo...

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