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Sam Francis Painting, Original Work, Estimate $70,000-90,000

FRESH TO MARKET ARTWORKS AND DESIGN LEAD PALM BEACH MODERN AUCTIONS NOVEMBER SALE ON BIDSQUARE

Released: November 17, 2017

A wealth of modern design, fresh to market artworks and a highly select offering of fine jewelry are ready for bidding on Bidsquare in Palm Beach Modern Auctions' Modern Art, Design and Luxury Goods sale November 25. Highlights include a distinguished Miami collection of early, exotic Murano glass purchased directly from artists; prized Pablo Picasso pottery; sought-after Mid-century furniture and more. Three extremely desirable Sam Francis original works on paper are backed by scholarship from the Sam Francis Foundation. Each is signed and bears a Sam Francis Estate stamp. The highest-v...


This Rare Privately Published and Distributed Journal by British Officer John Graves Simcoe caught the eye of several interested bidders.

Record-Setting Maps at Brunk Auctions

Released: November 15, 2017

On November 9th-11th, Brunk Auctions held an auction of over 1,600 lots of fine and decorative arts, maps, and more. Hundreds of bidders participated in what was the largest ever auction by lot-count for the Asheville-based firm. Several exceptional results ensued, including numerous auction records for Maps Deaccessioned by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund.   The high lot from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was an extremely rare copy of a privately published journal by John Graves Simcoe entitled Operations of the Queen’s Rangers. The journal i...


Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366

Chinese Coins, World Numismatics & Asian Art Feature Heavily at Winter November 23 Auction at 888 Auctions

Released: November 14, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, this auction features something for everyone. As we approach the holiday season, interested buyers and collectors will be pleased to find this sale heavily featuring some unique collectibles, most notably some rare Chinese coins and numismatic items perfect as a holiday gift.   The featured lots of the auction are a plethora of quality coins. From that offering of coins, many of them are Chinese...


Gorgeous circa 1860s English repousse silver pitcher by R&S Garrand of London, with marks dating it to London around 1861, 8 inches tall (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture at Converse's East Meets West auction, Dec. 1st

Released: November 14, 2017

MALVERN, Pa. – An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time.   Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneer...


Oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (1950) (est.  $10,000-$20,000).

Oil painting by Scottish abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997) will lead Bruneau & Co.'s Nov. 25th auction

Released: November 13, 2017

CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil on canvas landscape painting by the Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), is the expected headliner in a 436-lot Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction planned for Saturday, November 25th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, in their Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue.   The auction will begin promptly at 12 noon Eastern time and will be preceded by a live-only DiscoverIt Estates Auction (no online bidding) starting at 10 am. The noon auction will feature furniture, fine art, sculptu...


Lori Kaplan, jeweler, New York

JEWELERS EXHIBIT RANGE OF MEDIA & TECHNIQUES at THE AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW, THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM NOV. 18-19

Released: November 10, 2017

90 exhibitors in all to fill the Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court in time for holiday shopping The Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court will shine with jewelry in a remarkable range of styles, media and techniques November 18-19, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The exhibitors are among the 90 at the fifth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn. In addition to silver, gold, platinum, copper, brass and recycled metals, the artisans work in Polymer clay, nylon mesh, silk, wool and felt, precious and semi-precious stones, glass, Shakudo, Shibuichi and one incorporates found objects. They are experts in s...


Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


This vintage Nieman Eisman sideshow or circus banner (est $1/1,500), Twentieth Century, American, depicts a monkey driving a racecar inside a wheel, stenciled lower right "Nieman Studios," 92 by 115 inches.  Eisman was a renowned banner painter in the Chicago style of sideshow banner painting, actively painting banners from the 1920s to the mid-1950s.

Millea Bros. To Embrace 'Wow' Factor At Fringe Auction Nov. 13

Released: November 9, 2017

Halloween may have come and gone but Millea Bros. is cracking open its coffers and has scared up over 400 lots for a most unique set of offerings at its annual fall auction. Titled “Fringe,” the sale on Monday, November 13, at 10 am, brings together a collection of objects that will shock, delight or disturb. The free-ranging sale, defying easy categorization, spans multiple genres, including horror, science and medical, Victoriana, erotica, ethnographic, surrealism, psychedelia, fine and folk art, militaria and more. “Fringe” offers both seasoned and novice collectors choice items with a ...


David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

Released: November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, with the drop in temperature and the mad dash towards the holiday season, 888 Auctions is proud to feature a quality offering of jewelry and Asian art for the discerning collector.   54 Modern paintings, lead the way in the November 9 sale. Highlighting the list of paintings is Lot 84, a David Hockney (b. 1937) oil on canvas painting featuring quite possibly the most famous of his subjects: ...


Peter Carl Fabergé; Henrik Emanuel Wigström, workmaster.  Rose Trellis Egg (detail), 1907.  Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931 44.501

Fabergé and the Russian Craft Tradition, An Empire's Legacy

Released: November 2, 2017

Fabergé eggs, some of the most exquisite and innovative objects ever created, continue to fascinate with their beauty and complexity. These royal treasures were designed by Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian imperial court, and made by his team of skilled craftsmen. Fabergé and the Russian Craft Tradition, An Empire's Legacy, is on view at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, from Nov. 12, 2017, to June 24, 2018. This dazzling exhibition features 70 works including the Walters’ two famed Fabergé Easter eggs, alongside a stunning array of gold and silver vessels, i...


GIAMPAOLO BABETTO, BROOCH 1947

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection at Cooper Hewitt

Released: November 1, 2017

“Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection,” opening Nov. 17, celebrates the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. On view through May 28, 2018, the exhibition, co-curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman and Cooper Hewitt, features 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings, and traces radical developments in jewelry from the mid-20th century to the present. Works on view highlight jewelry design’s expressive and innovative achievements, ranging from works that make a political statement by eschewing silver and gold for industrial ...


Oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), titled Cabin Scene, 5.5 inches by 11.5 inches, signed lower left (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Oil on board painting by William Aiken Walker (S.C., 1838-1921) will lead Crescent City's Nov. 17-19 estates auction

Released: November 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A 19th century oil on board painting by South Carolina artist William Aiken Walker (1838-1921), an oil on cardboard work by folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), and a bronze figural group from around 1900 by French sculptor Alfred Boucher (1850-1934) will all come up for bid at Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Nov. 17th-19th estates auction.   The three-day event will be held in the firm’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 1 pm on Friday, November 17th (340 lots); at 9 am on Saturday, November 18th (750 lots); and at 10 am on Sunday,...


Circa-1940 watercolor painting by Oscar Berninghaus (Am., 1874-1952), titled Ranch Corals, New Mexico, housed in the original frame (est.  $6,000-$12,000).

Circa-1940 watercolor painting by Oscar Berninghaus (Am., 1874-1952) will be sold at Big Fall Phoenix, Nov. 11-12

Released: November 1, 2017

MESA, Ariz. – An historic early 20th century Navajo rug from J.B. Moore, a San Ildefonso pottery plate crafted by Maria Martinez around the same time, a circa-1940 watercolor painting by Oscar Berninghaus (Am., 1874-1952), and a large Apache basket from the 1930s or ‘40s are just a few of the expected top lots in this year’s Big Fall Phoenix auction planned for Nov. 11-12.   Big Fall Phoenix is held every autumn by Allard Auctions, Inc., based in Saint Ignatius, Mont. Like last year, this year’s event will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Mesa, Ariz., just outside Phoen...


Lot 51.  John Singer Sargent, "Candelabra with Roses," oil, 21 x 16 in., Est.  $50,000-100,000

Grogan & Company Celebrates Thirty Years

Released: October 30, 2017

Grogan & Company is delighted to mark their 30th year of serving New England families with the sale of their fine art, jewelry, and antiques with their November 5th auction, which features a well-curated selection of 337 lots of fine art, jewelry, and decorative art. Works by notable artists such as John Singer Sargent, Milton Avery, William McGregor Paxton, Aiden Lassell Ripley, and Aldro Hibbard are accompanied by jewelry by venerable designers Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co., and Burle Marx against the backdrop of important silver and d...


Eisenberg sterling vermeil mermaid figural pin brooch with blue crystal jewels (est.  $1,000-$2,000).

Visually stunning high-end costume jewelry pieces will be auctioned Monday, November 6th

Released: October 30, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Session II of the Portzline Collections – a spectacular single-owner collection of high-end costume jewelry from designers such as MB Boucher, Corocraft, Reja, Mazer, Trifari & TKF, Eisenberg, Nettie Rosenstein, DeRosa, Mosell, DuJay, Sandor and Hattie Carnegie – will be held on Monday, November 6th, by Ripley Auctions, online and in the gallery.   Session II will comprise 239 lots, most of them lovely pins and brooches, plus some jewelry sets and other items. The auction will get underway promptly at 3 pm Central time. Ripley Auctions’ gallery is located at 27...


Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), titled Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children (1780), signed and dated (est.  $8,000-$12,000).

Oil painting from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806) will be auctioned Nov. 11

Released: October 30, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.   For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, G...


Never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from 1922 by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951), expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000.

Rare cover art for The Saturday Evening Post by Joseph Leyendecker from 1922 will be auctioned

Released: October 30, 2017

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A never-before-seen cover painting for The Saturday Evening Post from Dec. 30, 1922 – the New Year’s issue – by Joseph Leyendecker (Am., 1874-1951) is expected to soar to $100,000-$150,000 at a two-day auction of iconic collectibles planned for November 15th and 16th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook.   Joseph Leyendecker was one of the most influential American illustrators of the early 20th century. Between 1896 and 1950, he painted over 400 magazine covers; 322 of those were for The Saturday Evening Post. No other art...


Michael and Alexandra Miller, “Circleine,” cabinet of maple faced plywood and colored veneer marquetry, Everyman Works, LLC, Brooklyn

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM HOSTS THE FIFTH AMERICAN FINE CRAFT SHOW BROOKLYN, NOVEMBER 18-19, 2017

Released: October 26, 2017

90 exhibitors, the country’s prominent jewelers, fashion designers, furniture and art glass makers--to fill the museum’s Beaux-Arts Court, timed for gift-giving Handpicked exhibitors—90 jewelers, fashion designers, ceramists, art glass makers, fine artists, sculptors and furniture makers--fill the museum's Beaux-Arts Court at the fifth annual American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum Nov. 18-19, timed for gift-giving.                                                                                                                                                              ...


Oil on canvas by Lunda Hoyle Gill (Am., 1928-2003), titled Following My Father's Footsteps, signed lower left (est.  $3,000-$6,000).

Original works by important Native American and Southwestern artists in Nov. 12 auction

Released: October 26, 2017

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Quality items pulled from a pair of prominent living estates, around 20 pieces of original Native American, American and Southwestern art by noted, listed artists, and Part 3 of property from the estate of Holocaust survivor Edith Alexander (1922-2016) will come up for bid on Sunday, Nov. 12th, by Auction Life, online and in Loxahatchee, at 1 pm Eastern.   This will be primarily be an online auction, with limited seating available for live bidders and an RSVP required. Online bidding will be available via Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and eBay ...


Elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J.F.  Soulacroix (1825-1879), titled Enchantee (est.  $50,000-$80,000).

Beautifully detailed figural rendering by Charles J.F. Soulacroix (Fr., 1825-1879) will be auctioned Oct. 30

Released: October 23, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J. F. Soulacroix (1825-1879), an exceptional pair of cased French dueling pistols from around 1840 and a Hermes shiny crocodile Birkin women’s handbag are three expected top lots at A. B. Levy’s 300-lot Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction set for Monday, Oct. 30th. The sale will be held in A. B. Levy’s gallery, located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting at 2 pm Eastern. Exactly 300 lots will come up for bid, featuring property from Palm Beach estates. The list of artis...


Beautiful 19th century painting done in the manner of Antonio Canaletto (It., 1697-1763), depicting Nero's Castle at Lake Maggione, Italy.

19th century painting in the manner of Canaletto, depicting Nero's Palace in Italy, will be sold Oct. 28

Released: October 23, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the estate of Norma Godwin of Panama City – collections and quality items gathered over the course of several generations by Mrs. Godwin, her husband and her parents – will be the main attraction at a live and internet estates auction scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., at the firm’s Panama City gallery.   The auction will begin promptly at 8 am Central time, with previews the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction day from 7 am until the start of sale at 8. For those unable to attend in person, online ...


October 26, 2017: RARE COINS, CHINESE NUMISMATICS & ASIAN ART

1988 Fine Gold Panda Coin Leads Way in Rare Coins, Chinese Numismatics & Asian Art Auctions

Released: October 16, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Thursday, October 26 marks 888 Auctions’ inaugural auction dedicated to numismatic items with a special focus on Chinese gold and silver panda coins. The 426-lot auction will also be featuring rare coins from all over the world and will also be accompanied by 888 Auctions’ usual complement of Asian fine and decorative arts, including finely carved jadeite objects, porcelain ceramics, furniture and jewelry.   Released for the first time in 1982 (Gold) and 1983 (Silver) by the People’s Bank of China, the Chinese Panda continues to be one of the most eagerly awaited co...


Brass centerpiece, 1924, Josef Hoffmann

'Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty' at Neue Galerie

Released: October 16, 2017

On October 26, 2017, Neue Galerie New York will present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists’ and craftsmens’ collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. More than 400 objects have been selected for the presentation, and the loans are drawn from both public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including significant pieces from Austria. This show surveys the entirety of the firm’s extensive output in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fashion, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewelry,...


Beautifully carved Pang (also known as Mountain Sheep, a game animal) kachina, crafted by the Hopi artisan Melvin Miles, 16 inches tall (est.  $1,000-$1,500).

Native Americana, kachina dolls, antique bottles, more at Holabird's Oct. 19-23 auction in Reno

Released: October 9, 2017

RENO, Nev. – A massive, five-day auction featuring nearly 3,000 lots spanning many collecting categories – to include minerals, mining, Native Americana, bottles and glass, gaming, cowboy, tokens, numismatics (coins), railroad and Express items, postal history and philatelic history, firearms, weaponry, military collectibles, political, general Americana and ephemera – will be held October 19-23 by Holabird Western Americana, LLC, online and in the firm’s Reno gallery.   Internet bidding will be facilitated by several platforms: iCollector.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Holabi...


Antique French Sugar Casket

The Main Line Antiques Show combines Design, Art, Jewelry and Antiques

Released: October 3, 2017

The twelfth annual Main Line Antiques Show, the only antiques show held on Philadelphia’s Main Line, will be held on October 7 and 8 at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Folk art, exquisite prints, midcentury and antique furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, silver, paintings, Asian antiques, equestrian antiques and more will be on offer. Claim a piece of history from the Show to make that special design element at your home or office a conversation piece. Committee Chair Rick Davis, Honorary Chairs Anne Hamilton and Maureen Brennan-Miller, along with Show Manager Nick Vandekar...


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