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Christie’s to auction Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin

Released: February 17, 2018

On 20 April an Aston Martin 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish, numbered 007 and belonging to actor Daniel Craig, will be offered in The Exceptional Sale  at Christie’s in New York. All proceeds will benefit The Opportunity Network, a non-profit organisation that provides young people with pathways to career development. The limited-edition car was further customised by Craig in partnership with Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer. Estimated at $400,000-600,000, the car is left-hand drive and street-ready. ‘This Aston Martin Vanquish is a tour de force of automobile engi...


Pastel on paper under glass painting by Mary Silverwood (N.M., 1932-2011), titled Cottonwoods (est.  $300-$500).

John Moran's Monday, March 12th auction will benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education

Released: February 15, 2018

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers announces it will conduct an auction to benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12th, at 12 noon Pacific time, live and online. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry and glass. John Moran Auctioneers is located at 145 East Walnut Street in Monrovia.  “Moran’s is honored to hold this special auction event and believes strongly in the Foundation’s mission to raise funds for...


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 ...


Six-page letter hand-written by Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy to her mother in 1951, when she was in college, aboard the Queen Elizabeth ship, written on Cunard Line stationery, with illustrations (est.  $30,000-$35,000).

Letter handwritten by Jackie Kennedy to her mother in 1951 will be auctioned Feb. 21st

Released: February 13, 2018

WESTPORT, Conn. – Rare and fascinating archives of material pertaining to Albert Einstein and Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s wife Elizabeth, plus others, will come up for bid in an online-only auction of autographed documents, manuscripts, books and relics scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st by University Archives, at 10:30 am Eastern. In all, 249 lots will come up for sale.   Bidders can view all the lots now, and register to bid, at www.UniversityArchives.com. Online bidding is being facilitated by Invaluable.com. The auction is packed with important, scarce and collectible signed...


Fold-open Valentine card.  German, ca.1900.  Maker unknown; three-layer construction of die-cut, embossed, and color lithographed paper with applied elements.  7¼" x 9" x 5" open.  Gift of Belle and Robert Rosin.  Nancy and Henry Rosin Collection of Valentine, Friendship, and Devotional Ephemera.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Premier Collection of Antique Valentines Acquired by LA Museum

Released: February 12, 2018

A spectacular trove of thousands of valentines and related material—some dating as far back as the late 17th century—has been given to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, the institution in San Marino, CA., announced Monday. Considered the best private collection of its kind in the world, the Nancy and Henry Rosin Collection of Valentine, Friendship, and Devotional Ephemera contains approximately 12,300 greeting cards, sentimental notes, folk art drawings, and other tokens of affection that trace the evolution of romantic and religious keepsakes made in Europe a...


Louis Valtat 1869 - 1952, LES ANEMONES, signed with initials, oil on canvas, 46.2 by 38.1cm.; 18 by 15in.

OSCAR & TONY AWARD WINNER, VIVIEN LEIGH'S ROOMSET ON VIEW AT HAYNES FINE ART'S GALLERY IN LONDON'S PIMLICO ROAD

Released: February 9, 2018

A rare opportunity to see how the glamorous English film stars of yesteryear lived, when Haynes Fine Art - London & Cotswolds showcases a roomset, full of furniture, paintings and other decorative interior accessories that used to grace the homes of the double Oscar and Tony Award winner, Vivien Leigh. From Thursday 8 March to Saturday 31 March 2018, the Vivien Leigh Collection will take pride of place in Haynes Fine Art's London gallery in the heart of the Pimlico Road design district at 70 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 8LS, where it stands proudly beside the other world class ...


Spectacular Navajo pictorial weaving, a sand-painting example in the Whirling Log design, circa 1925 (est.  $18,000-$25,000).

The contents of Turtle Walk -- the Taos, New Mexico home of fashion icon Millicent Rogers -- will be auctioned Feb. 22-23

Released: February 9, 2018

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – The contents of Turtle Walk – the Taos, New Mexico home of renowned fashion icon and art collector Millicent Rogers (Am., 1902-1953) – will be at the center of an auction planned for February 22nd and 23rd by Charlton Hall Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 7 Lexington Drive in West Columbia, S.C. Start time both days is 11 am Eastern. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. Mary Millicent Abigail Rogers was the granddaughter of Henry Huddleston Rogers, Sr., one of the original founding partners of...


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...


Lot 117: Erik Nitsche, General Dynamics / Hydrodynamics, 1955.  From the Gail Chisholm Collection.  Estimate $2,500 to $3,500.

Swann Galleries to Offer Scarce Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection

Released: February 6, 2018

Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Vintage Posters Featuring Highlights from the Gail Chisholm Collection on Thursday, March 1. More than 130 highlights from the collection of internationally renowned dealer and aficionado Gail Chisholm provide a colorful cross section of the variety of twentieth-century posters, from unusual images to midcentury masterpieces. Gail Chisholm was beloved in the poster community for her impeccable taste and sense of humor. The collection is led by a suite of three posters—unique to the travel poster genre—by Georges Dorival, titled Vers le Mont – Blan...


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

ART ANTIQUES CHESHIRE

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 ...


Erte limited edition serigraph titled Printemps (est.  $500-$1,000).

Limited edition serigraph by Erte, titled Printemps, will be part of a big Feb. 17 estate auction in Florida

Released: February 5, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Antique and collectible items spanning multiple categories from four prominent local estates, plus additional merchandise from Panama City’s Council on Aging, will all be rolled into one important auction on Saturday, February 17th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., online and in the firm’s Panama City gallery at 544 East 6th Street, at 8 am Central.   The auction will be a feast for the eyes, packed with sterling and silver, vintage dolls, furniture, art, pottery, glassware and more. Previews will be held the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction ...


Lyndhurst Mansion

Barn Star Launches New Antiques Show at Hudson Valley's Lyndhurst Mansion in April

Released: January 30, 2018

Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio, Inc. announce a new and exciting event, Antiques on the Hudson, At Lyndhurst, Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8, 2018. The antiques, vintage, and fine art show and sale will take place as part of Lyndhurst Mansion’s Spring Blossoms Flower Show, the 2018 season opening at the historic site. The Spring Blossoms flower show is a once-a- year event for visitors to experience the Gothic Revival style mansion filled with luxurious flower arrangements, shop fine garden antiques and rarities, and participate in horticultural workshops and lectures. As p...


Online bidder went to $2 million for Jackie Robinson's 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers rookie jersey at Heritage Auctions.

Heritage Auctions Shatters Industry Record With $438 Million in Online Sales in 2017

Released: January 30, 2018

Online sales at  Heritage Auctions (HA.com) surged to an industry-leading $438,298,484 in 2017, marking the first time more than half of the firm’s total annual sales were transacted through the internet. The total represents 53.7 percent of the firm’s $815 million in total sales. The 2017 total marks the third straight year of record results for the firm, again ranking No. 1 in the auction industry as a whole. The total is a 26 percent increase over the previous record of $348,107,079 in 2016. The 2016 annual Hiscox Online Art Trade Report cited Heritage as surpassing all other auction ...


Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta, titled Yesterday is Tomorrow, dated 1990, 31 inches tall ($5,000).

Bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta brings $5,000 at auction

Released: January 30, 2018

RENO, Nev. – A beautiful bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000, a 25-cent War Eagle slot machine from the 1930s fetched $2,875, and a mint condition A.B. Stewart & Co. (Virginia City, Nev) drug store bottle dated 1877 made $2,250 at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s auction held on January 20th and 21st.   It was the first big auction event of the New Year for Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, featuring nearly 1,500 lots in many collecting categories. It was held online and in their Reno gallery, at 355...


Howard Chandler Christy, 1873-1952 I Want You for the Navy, 1917 Lithograph on paper, 41 1/2 in.  x 27 1/4 in.  Gift of John and Beverly Watling

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

Released: January 21, 2018

On view at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works from the “Great War” donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition, which will be on view through June 10, 2018, commemorates the centennial of the entry of the United States into that epochal conflict. The United States’ involvement in World War I lasted only 20 months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation’s military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence. In the era of radio and film’s infancy, ...


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 ...


The very rare French doll by Rochard sells for $333,500 and captures a new world record for a doll at auction at a recent Theriault's event.

New Auction Record Set for an Antique Doll

Released: January 21, 2018

A new world record for an antique doll sold at auction was achieved January 6, 2018 by Theriault's, the Annapolis, Maryland firm. The 19th century doll, created by Antoine Edmund Rochard, soared to $333,500 with active bidding by agents from notable museums and private international and American private collectors. The winning bid was achieved for the Barry Art Museum of Norfolk where the doll will hold a special place of honor when the museum opens in 2018. "The Rochard doll not only symbolizes the golden age of French dolls, but also appealed to scholars of photography and French cultu...


China poblana blouse, c.  1935 Puebla city and state, México Cotton, glass beads, 24 ½ x 21 1/16 in.  (62.25 x 53.5 cm.) Gift of Florence Dibell Bartlett, Museum of International Folk Art, A.1955.1.135 Photograph by Addison Doty

'Beadwork Adorns the World' Opening in April at Museum of International Folk Art

Released: January 18, 2018

The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art.  This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe presents the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019. Whether these extraordinary glass beads come from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic), where they start out is seldom where they end up.  No matter where they originate, the locale that uses them makes them ...


Rushnyky cloth.

Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles

Released: January 18, 2018

CLINTON, MA – The Museum of Russian Icons presents Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles, an exhibition celebrating and exploring Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions.  Rushnyky are ornately embroidered woven textiles that function at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals of the Ukrainian people. On view February 15-June 10, 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 80 rushnyky, Ukrainian icons, and related artifacts.  A rushnyk is a long rectangular cloth, typically handwoven in one solid piece from white linen or hemp, measuring 6-8 feet...


Oil on canvas painting by the renowned Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1946), titled Cedars and Rocks, one of four Sandzens in the auction.

Four original oil paintings by Birger Sandzen (1871-1946) will headline Woody Auction's Feb. 24 grand opening event

Released: January 17, 2018

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction will celebrate the grand opening of its new Douglass gallery with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that will be highlighted by several original artworks by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass, and furniture. The new showroom is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, located just south and east of Wichita, not far from Interstate 35 and Hwy. 5/Kellogg Rd. “The February 24th grand opening wi...


Codex Introduces Blockchain Protocol Bringing Visibility and Trust to The Arts & Collectibles Market

Released: January 15, 2018

Native Token To Become Industry Standard As The Exclusive Cryptocurrency Accepted By Consortium Codex, a cryptocurrency and decentralized title registry for the $2 trillion dollar arts & collectibles (A&C) asset class, today announced its provenance-based protocol that addresses the most pressing challenges faced by the industry. Unlike other major asset classes, the A&C market lacks a title registry, hampering the ability to buy, sell, securitize, insure, and lend against the asset class. The Codex Protocol will be powered by the BidDex Token, which will be released in a Tok...


The sale's top lot was this fine bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999), dated 1983 and titled The Bather ($13,750).

Bronze sculpture by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) brings $13,750 at Bruneau

Released: January 16, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez (La./Tex., 1901-1999), titled The Bather (1983), climbed to $13,750, and a beautiful Tiffany & Company pearl necklace with diamond-encrusted platinum clasp brought $10,625 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Saturday, January 6th.   The 379-lot auction was conducted at Bruneau & Co.’s Cranston gallery, which attracted around 135 in-house bidders, despite frigid temperatures. The 60 phone bidders and 15 absentee bidders accounted for 277 bi...


19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, signed lower left (est.  $12,000-$15,000).

Artworks by William Aiken Walker, Clementine Hunter, Bill Hemmerling will lead Crescent City's Jan. 27-28 auction

Released: January 15, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Original paintings by renowned Southern artists William Aiken Walker and William Hemmerling, a mug and a vase from the studios of George Ohr (the “Mad Potter of Biloxi”), and a stunning five-piece Mexican sterling silver coffee and tea service by Maciel are just a few expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Winter Estates Auction.   The major two-day sale, slated for the weekend of January 27th and 28th, will be held online and in Crescent City’s gallery, located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In all, 1,185 lots will cross the auctio...


Modernism Week Showcase Home – Moroccan Modern

Winter Destination: Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Released: January 11, 2018

Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place February 15-25, 2018, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. For the thirteenth year, the annual 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 23 neighborhoods (including the Signature Home Tour on both weekends), architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, cl...


REMBRANDT PEALE (1778- 1860) AFTER CHARLES WILLSON PEALE (1741-1827) Portrait of George Washington as a Colonel of the Alexandria Militia, early 19th Century.  Oil on canvas.  Estimate: $400,000-600,000

Peale's Washington, Eisenhower's Silver and a Tour-de-Force Tall Case Clock at Christie's Americana Sales

Released: January 11, 2018

Christie’s Americana Week 2018, a series of auctions, viewings and events, will be held January 12-19 with sales comprised of Chinese Export Art featuring 100 Lots from Marchant, est. 1925 on January 18, Beyond Imagination: Outsider and Vernacular Art featuring the Collection of Marjorie and Harvey Freed on January 19, and Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver on January 19. Highlights of the Chinese Export sale include 100 lots from the esteemed Chinese art dealers Marchant, est. 1925, and a very rare set of 17 blue and white dishes depicting the various stages of tea cultiv...


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