Press Releases tagged with ceramics

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George Sugarman, American (1912-1999), 'Small Sanctuary,' Painted Aluminum, 1987

Low Estimates for 2 Winter Sales of Fine and Decorative Works of Art Will Warm the Heart of Bidders on iGavelauctions.com

Released: January 15, 2019

Over 700 lots are up for bidding on iGavelAuctions.com through Lark Mason Associates and Everard Auctions & Appraisals in January and early February, with exhibitions in New York, Texas, and Savannah. The Everard Auctions & Appraisals sale is open for bidding from January 17- February 5, while Lark Mason Associates sale opens for bidding on January 29 - February 12. "There are some incredible gems in both sales," says Lark Mason. "Our low estimates will certainly warm the hearts of anyone looking for attractive pieces to enhance their interiors.” Among the 20th century and cont...


Herbert Bayer, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924.  Opaque watercolor, charcoal and touches of graphite with collage of cut printed and colored papers on off-white wove paper.  Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, BR48.101.  © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

The Bauhaus and Harvard

Released: January 09, 2019

The Bauhaus and Harvard — mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany — presents nearly 200 works by 74 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. Harvard University played host to the first Bauhaus exhibition in the United States in 1930, and went on to become an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America when founding director Walter Gropius...


A J.H.  Belter “Fountain Elms” pattern pierced carved laminated rosewood Rococo sofa ($20/30,000) has elaborate carved crests with flowers, fruit, filigree and cornucopias over the serpentine S-scroll framework, 49½ by 88½ by 32 inches.

Striking Statement Pieces Abound At Fontaine Auction Gallery Jan. 19

Released: January 08, 2019

     Traditional and sumptuous antiques will be at the forefront at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, January 19, at 11 am. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 11 am.      From highly carved furniture to elaborately worked gilt bronze pieces, this auction will feature 450 lots of antiques and fine art, including American Victorian, Gothic, figural carved and Arts and Crafts furniture, 19th and 20th Century lighting by Tiffany Studios, Duffner and Kimberly, Handel and John Morgan; fine clocks and music boxes, paintings, Royal Vienna a...


888 Auctions’ First Auction of the Year Set to Feature Fine Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques January 17

Released: January 06, 2019

Richmond Hill, ON – January 17, 2019 marks the first auction of 2019 where 888 Auctions will be ushering in the new year with 418 fresh-to-market items showcasing Fine Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques. After a successful year in 2018, collectors of fine art and antiques should expect even more quality pieces coming to auction as the auction house features items from an increasing number of clients and collections. The auction begins in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST) where bidders will be able to bid on items live and in real-time.   Lot 28, a French Oil on Canvas Signed Jacques Bouyssou,...


The top lot of the sale was Cesare Lapini’s marble sculpture, “Odalisca,” that attained $62,500.

Prices Go Through the Roof At Clarke Auction Gallery

Released: December 28, 2018

A trend in auctions these days is that the best is the best and the rest is the rest but for Clarke Auction Gallery’s December 2 sale, strong performers going well above estimate was the norm, especially for fine art and followed closely by robust results in jewelry and decorative arts. “Prices on most of our top lots were through the roof with paintings and sculpture doing very well,” said owner and auctioneer Ronan Clarke. “We were thrilled that this was a very strong sale that performed well above expectation.” Among the lots surpassing their estimates was the auction’s top lot — a ...


A snakeskin luxury handbag, marked for Florence Manelli, handmade in Italy, with detachable shoulder strap, will cross the block.

Benefit Shop Foundation Banking On Brooklyn Brownstone At Jan. 9 Auction

Released: December 28, 2018

Pam Stone and her crew at The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., have been logging a lot of miles on the road lately. From last month’s auction featuring a Westport, Conn., estate to this month’s sale, they have made multiple treks back and forth to New York City to scout out and then pick up the contents of a Brooklyn brownstone, which makes its auction debut here Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10 am. From its lively stoop culture to hip shops and restaurants, Brooklyn is an eclectic borough and this estate is equally eclectic. It comes from longtime Brooklyn residents who are now downsizing in thei...


Leading fine art in the sale is this Afro (Italian, 1912-1976) watercolor collage, “Stagione a Procida,” 1957, signed and dated ($15/20,000).

From Pontiac To Picasso Plate, Clarke Auction Has It All Jan. 13

Released: December 28, 2018

A wide-ranging auction will kick off the new year at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 10 am, featuring a sale to whet all appetites, featuring Oriental carpets, lighting, bronzes, Midcentury Modern, American and Continental furniture, sterling silver, designer jewelry and accessories. The sale runs the gamut from a 1966 Pontiac GTO to a Pablo Picasso “Brilliant Owl” Madoura rectangular dish from 1955 having decoration in engobes in black, white, blue, and 12 ½ by 15 ½ inches. Both lots are estimated at $10/15,000. “This auction will feature a number of important pieces ...


One of three known acrylic on canvas paintings of the letter ‘B’ by Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), signed and inscribed to the consignor, a personal friend (est.  $60,000-$90,000).

Robert Indiana acrylic on canvas of the letter 'B' -- one of three known -- will be in Weiss Auctions' Jan. 23-24 sale

Released: December 27, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – One of just three acrylic on canvas paintings of the letter ‘B’ by renowned Pop Artist Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), plus several lithographs signed by the artist, and a group of Philip and Kelvin Laverne pieces, to include a rare, unusually shaped coffee table, will be part of Weiss Auctions’ sale planned for Wednesday and Thursday, January 23rd and 24th.   The auction will be held in Weiss Auctions’ gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, at 10 am both days, as well as online, via Proxibid.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be a...


William Samuel Horton (1865–1936), Nighttime Festivities Held by President Loubet at the Elysée Palace in Honor of Alfonso XIII, 1905, oil on cardboard, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, © Musée Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet

Celebrate "Paris 1900: City of Entertainment" at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting March 1

Released: December 14, 2018

CINCINNATI — Experience the splendor of the French capital at turn of the twentieth century in Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum from March 1–May 12, 2019. Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts with additional loans from other institutions in the City of Paris Museums, this exhibition presents more than 200 works of art made at the turn of the century in the vibrant and rapidly changing city. In the spirit of the landmark International Exposition of 1900 that transformed the city and drew 51 million visitors, the exhibition is intended ...


Findlay Galleries: The Willow and the Bather by Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

WORLD’S LEADING FINE ART DEALERS ANNOUNCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR MASTER DRAWINGS NEW YORK 2019

Released: December 12, 2018

Acclaimed Event Returns to Manhattan’s Upper East Side from Saturday, January 26 through Saturday, February 2, 2019 Preview: Friday, January 25, 4-8 PM Thirty of the world’s leading international art dealers have announced highlights to be exhibited at the highly-anticipated 2019 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY). The event takes place from Saturday, January 26th through Saturday, February 2nd on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Some of the most influential names in the business, some exhibiting for the very first time, are dedicated to drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture ...


Kate Bunce, Musica, ca.  1895–97.  Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 30 3/16 x 1 3/4 in., Birmingham Museums Trust (1897P17).

'Victorian Radicals' Traveling Exhibition Begins Multiyear U.S. Museum Tour

Released: December 06, 2018

An unprecedented selection of paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—by three generations of revolutionary British artists and designers.  On view now through January 6, 2019, at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and then traveling to 7 other U.S. museums through 2021 (view itinerary). The American Federation of Arts is pleased to present the exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement, a project created in collaboration with Birmingham Museums Trust. The exhibition, drawn from the collection of the city o...


GEORGE NAKASHIMA (AMERICAN, 1905-1990) THE IMPORTANT HOLTZ DINING TABLE, NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA, 1986 Claro Walnut, American Black Walnut, rosewood.  H: 29, L: 92, W: 65 in.  Estimate $150,000-250,000

Nakashima Masterwork headlines December 10 Design Auction

Released: December 06, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Rounding out Freeman’s 2018 auction season is the December 10 sale of Design. The auction includes close to 130 lots, offering a varied selection of master American studio artisans from Pennsylvania, and the New Hope area. Among the modern designers, works by George Nakashima (1905-1990), Paul Evans (1931-1987), Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), and Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008) feature prominently, along with an assortment of more than a dozen silver items, from a California collection. Lot 122, an Important Holtz Dining Table by George Nakashima (estimate: $150,000-25...


The top lot of the auction was this Diego Giacometti cast bronze,“Chat maitre-d’hotel,” circa 1967, in a pleasing reddish-brown patina, that earned $81,250.  It and many of the sale’s other top lots came from the collection of Eugene V.  and Clare E.  Thaw.

Storied Provenance Drives Millea Bros. Select Auction

Released: December 05, 2018

Realtors like to say it’s all about location, location and location. For Millea Bros., their November 15-17 Select auction was all about provenance, provenance and provenance. Renowned art dealer, collector and philanthropist Eugene Thaw died at age 90 in January, leaving behind a large estate that was auctioned at Christie’s and Millea Bros. His wife, Clare, had died in 2017. The treasure trove on offer here evinces Thaw’s keen eye and includes fine antiques, American folk art, European art spanning antiquities to Impressionism, Victorian era architectural models, and post-Impressionist...


Lot 297: 315-294 BC Macedon Silver Tetradrachm

888 Auctions’ December 06 Auction Ushers in Holiday Season with Numismatic Coins, Fine Art & Chinese Antiques

Released: November 28, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 391 fresh to market items will be available to the discerning buyers and collectors in 888 Auctions’ December 06 auction featuring the finest in Numismatic Coins, Fine Art & Chinese Antiques. Taking place in the afternoon at 2 PM (EST), bidders will be competing against one another over a variety items on display at 888 Auctions with considerable interest being focused upon the ancient Roman and Greek coins highlighted in the auction.   In this winter auction, Lot 247 and Lot 297 are the featured attraction and star lots of the auction. Lot 247 features a Northe...


Betty Woodman ceramic cups

Betty Woodman Contemporary Ceramics Lots Featured in Schwenke November 30th Fine Estates Auction

Released: November 28, 2018

Also Featuring Estate Sterling, Continental and English Furniture and Decorations, Estate Oriental Rugs and Interesting Tobacciana Collection Woodbury, CT – On Friday, November 30th Schwenke Auctioneers will auction a diverse group of over 500 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut and New York. The auction includes several fine groups of American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, English & other sterli...


Bouke de Vries, War and Pieces, 2012.  Installation view of Bouke de Vries: MATRIX 180 on view Oct 4, 2018–Jan 6, 2019.  18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century porcelain, plastic, sprayed plaster, acrylic, steel, aluminum, gilded brass, and mixed media.

Artist Bouke de Vries Makes His U.S. Debut With Three Museum Exhibitions

Released: November 27, 2018

For years the work of celebrated artist Bouke de Vries has been shown all over Europe in museums, galleries, castles and palaces. America won’t be left behind. Now and through the middle of 2019, several sculptures by Dutch-born de Vries will be making their stateside debut at museums in Hartford, Conn., Montgomery, Ala. and Nashville, Tenn. Foremost among them is his pièce de résistance: War and Pieces, a 26-foot-long installation inspired by the lavish decorative centerpieces of 18th-century European banqueting tables. The first venue is the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford, Conn., wh...


19th century American Horn and Hide Armchair

iGavel Auctions Presents Online Decorative Arts Gifts for the Holidays

Released: November 27, 2018

Who doesn’t know the traditional gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas—partridge, doves, golden rings, and so on. That’s why this season iGavel is offering a different lineup of gifts for the 12 days of Christmas—and they are anything but traditional. And why would they be? iGavel broke with tradition long ago when it launched as one of the first online auction sites to offer unique items from the world of antiques, collectibles and fine art. So grab your songbook and sing along to iGavel’s version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” and start bidding on www.igavelauctions.com! On the 12 days...


Mount Vernon Launches Smartglasses Augmented Reality Tour

Released: November 20, 2018

Beginning February 22, 2019, George Washington’s estate will formally offer a “Mount Vernon in AR” tour on the celebration of Washington’s 287 birthday on February 22, 2019. George Washington’s Mount Vernon will be one of the country’s first historic sites to integrate augmented reality tours on smartglasses into its regular visitor offerings. The “Mount Vernon in AR” tour invites guests to enjoy lesser-known stories of the first president’s estate revealed by immersive 3D imagery layered over a view of the real landscape. Holograms of George and Martha Washington, 360-degree recreations...


One of two works in the sale by Dorothy (Mann) Dehner is this steel abstract sculpture, signed and dated 1987, 34 ¼ by 28 ½ by 75 inches ($10/15,000).

From Dehner to Daum, Clarke Auction Is Place To Be Dec. 2

Released: November 14, 2018

Clarke Auction Gallery will offer a wide-ranging auction on Sunday, December 2, at 10 am, running the gamut from Chinese carved furniture to Daum Nancy and Galle vases but fine art will definitely take center stage. Crossing the block early in the sale is an important oil on canvas painting by Gustave Jean Jacquet (French, 1846-1909), circa 1869-70, “Normande Young Girl Holding Chalice,” 39½ by 28 inches, ($8/12,000) from a Connecticut estate. Other fine paintings on offer include a playful David Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967) oil on board painting, “The Man With 13 Pipes,” 12 by 9 inches ...


This elegant home was filled with high end furnishings and striking antiques.  The room size rug and the chandelier here are among the items on offer.

Waterfront Westport Estate To Lead Benefit Shop Foundation Auction Dec. 5

Released: November 14, 2018

When John Edelman bought his Westport, Conn., home that sits on the water, it came with a collection of high-end design furniture and European antiques. John, who is CEO of Design Within Reach in Stamford, and his wife, Bonnie, favor the Midcentury Modern aesthetic however so they are donating the entire collection to The Benefit Shop Foundation, which will showcase it in its monthly Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, December 5, at 10 am. The auction will include important European furniture, period Regency pieces, George III antiques, finely tailored English antiques, French Country, Asi...


888 Auctions’ November 22 Auction Featuring Fine Art, Jewelry & Chinese Paintings

Released: November 13, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 456 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder in 888 Auctions’ winter auction featuring the finest in Fine Art, Jewelry & Chinese Paintings. Taking place in the afternoon, discerning collectors and buyers will participate in what will likely be one of the busiest sale of the season. Competing against one another over an eclectic group of items on display at 888 Auctions, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.   Lot 212, a silkscreen lithograph framed and signed Banksy is the star lot of the auc...


Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.  2018 building renovation and expansion.  Exterior at dusk.  Photography by Jeremy Bittermann.

Major expansion of Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art completed at Utah State University

Released: November 08, 2018

November 8, 2018   MAJOR EXPANSION OF NORA ECCLES HARRISON MUSEUM OF ART DESIGNED BY SPARANO + MOONEY ARCHITECTURE COMPLETED AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Transformed cultural facility is a dynamic hub for engagement with modern and contemporary art of the American West Logan, UT…The newly expanded Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) designed by Sparano + Mooney Architecture (SMA) opened in September 2018 at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah. NEHMA has completed a comprehensive $5-million renovation and expansion that has transformed the visitor experience of both the M...


Interior view of Roger Brown's La Conchita, California home of which the contents will be sold at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers November 15, 2018

Contents from Roger Brown’s La Conchita, California Home to be Offered at Auction by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers November 15

Released: November 09, 2018

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, in collaboration with the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Kavi Gupta, will offer the contents of Roger Brown’s southern California home on November 15, 2018. Brown, seeking a new place to work in a warmer climate, built his Temple of Painting at La Conchita, California, commissioning Stanley Tigerman to design the new home. After the house was completed in 1993, Brown quickly applied his discipline of looking, finding and acquiring objects of interest by combing area thrift shops, yard sales and swap meets. The ho...


7 Centuries and 36 City Blocks from Van Gogh To Van Dongen

Released: November 08, 2018

Master Drawings New York returns to the Upper East Side Saturday, January 26 through Saturday, February 2, 2019 Preview: Friday, January 25, 4-8 PM Highlights of the Week include Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture, Special Loan Exhibition from Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Master Drawings Journal Symposium Thirty of the world’s leading international art dealers will exhibit an outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture and oil sketches from the 14th to the 21st centuries during the 2019 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY) from Saturda...


Qing Dynasty Imperial ‘chicken’ Cup not seen on the market for fifty years will go under the hammer at Chiswick Auctions in November.

18th Century Qing Dynasty Imperial 'Chicken' Cup Found in Attic

Released: November 05, 2018

Chiswick Auctions in London has announced the discovery of an 18th century Qing Dynasty Imperial Cup. The stunning piece of porcelain was found in an attic, where it had been packed away with other items and forgotten about for thirty years. Decorated with a cockerel and hen group and two chicks, the cup was made in tribute to the 15th Century Imperial chicken cup, which holds the record price for a piece of Chinese porcelain (£21.5 million) [$36 million at auction in Hong Kong]. It will be offered in Chiswick Auctions Asian Art sale on November 12, 2018. Lazarus Halstead, Head of Chis...


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