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The top lot of this auction was a pair of gilt bronze 15-light chandeliers, with three figural maidens, that sold above high estimate at $51,425.

Statement Antiques Go Big At Fontaine’s Antiques, Fine Art Auction

Released: October 09, 2018

   In recent years, Midcentury Modern has been attracting a big buzz at auctions but traditional antiques made a big splash at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s antiques and fine art auction on September 22. The auction achieved robust prices across the board with a wealth of choice antiques from fine art to lighting, including several statement pieces that will transform their new homes.    “The auction grossing over $1,000,000 was extremely diverse and we were pleased to see buyers embrace traditional antiques, such as Tiffany table lamps, gilt chandeliers and marble statuary,” said John Font...


Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop (Am., 1859-1938), titled October Evening (1922), 30 inches by 40 inches, signed lower right ($100,300).

Oil on canvas painting by William Langson Lathrop climbs to $100,300 at Cottone Auctions

Released: October 08, 2018

GENESEO, N.Y. – Five gorgeous early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) table lamps gaveled for a combined $465,510 and a dazzling five-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring slipped onto a new finger for $206,500 at a Fine Art & Antique Auction held September 29th by Cottone Auctions. The auction was held online and in Cottone’s gallery at 120 Court Street in Geneseo.   The sale featured an extensive variety of first-time offerings, including the impressive collection of Dr. Gregory Alan Zemenick, an orthopedic surgeon from Troy, Michigan with a passion for collecting Americana, Ti...


Oil on canvas painting by Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.  (Am., b.  1960), titled Stand Up and Be Counted, 48 inches by 45 inches, signed and dated “10/2008” lower right, signed verso (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

Artworks by prominent African-American artists will headline Gray's October 10th auction in Cleveland

Released: October 02, 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A collection of fine art by prominent and important African-American artists will be a featured part of Gray’s Auctioneers’ upcoming Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry & Decorative Art Auction planned for Wednesday, October 10th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Asian artworks and decorative pieces will also be offered.   For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through GraysAuctioneers.com, and at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will a...


View of The Winter Show 2018, Courtesy The Winter Show.  Photo by Simon Cherry

The 65-Year-Old Winter Antiques Show Gets a Reboot With New Name, Executive Director and Exhibitors

Released: October 01, 2018

The Winter Show, previously known as The Winter Antiques Show, has announced the participating exhibitors of its 2019 edition, to be held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from January 18-27, 2019. Under the leadership of new Executive Director Helen Allen, New York’s longest-running art, antiques, and design fair celebrates its 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee. The 2019 edition will feature 70 exhibitors presenting a dynamic mix of fine and decorative arts from around the world, dating from ancient times through the present day. In 2018, The Winter Show changed its name...


This untitled James Martin painting appears to depict fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh, 13 ½ by 11 ¾ inches.

James Martin Art To Cross Block At The Benefit Shop Foundation Oct.10

Released: September 24, 2018

Sometimes described as a storyteller or jazz improvisationist, James Martin (born 1928), has been creating art for decades that is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest scene. Reminiscent of the work of Red Grooms with a similar humorous bent, Martin’s colorful constructions often depict larger-than-life characters and people from the gritty underbelly of a city. Early in his career in the late 1950s-early 60s, his work caught the attention of serious collectors and he participated in museum exhibitions, including at the Seattle Art Museum. In his 90th year, a striking collection of ...


Myung Urso.  Composition, 2014, Canvas, linen, hanji( Korean mulberry paper), Asian ink, thread, resin, plastic beads, Image courtesy of the artist

The Society of Arts + Crafts Announces Fall Shows in Boston

Released: September 24, 2018

New exhibition explores cutting-edge contemporary studio jewelry from 20th century to present and biennial cups show returns Boston, MA – The Society of Arts + Crafts announces two new exhibitions opening this fall: Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contemporary Studio Jewelry Then + Now and Our Cups Runneth Over, the 6th iteration of the Society’s biennial exhibition and sale of ceramic cups. Both exhibitions will open on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and be celebrated with a public reception at the Society of Arts + Crafts that same evening from 6-9pm.   Adorning Boston and Beyond: Contempora...


Childe Hassam, Bathers and Cloud Reflections, 1914.

American Art, Jewelry from Estate of Barbara Sinatra Head to Auction

Released: September 19, 2018

Sotheby’s will offer property from the estate of Barbara Sinatra across a series of auctions this December in New York. A reference to Barbara Sinatra’s best-selling memoir, Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra will offer a rare window into the personal lives of the famed couple, through hundreds of works that Barbara and Frank assembled and lived with together throughout their 22-year marriage. Drawn primarily from the Sinatras’ residences in Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Malibu, Sotheby’s sales will offer fine art, decorative art and furniture collected by the couple, as...


Lot 74: HENRI MATISSE French 1869-1954 Gouache/Paper

888 Auctions’ September 27 Sale Featuring Modern Paintings, Fine Art & Asian Antiques

Released: September 19, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – 396 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 27, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern paintings, fine art and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder.  The star piece of the auction features a gouache on paper featuring a figure attributed to Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) at lot 74. This work is...


289.  June Lathrop (American, 1920-2000) "Inner Yellow", stripes, canvas in gilt wood frame, named upper right near, signed "Lathrop '84" to rear canvas lower right.  Provenance: Dr.  Richard T.  Stern, purchased June 1965.  [75 x 54 inches].  Estimate: $800-1,000.

ROLAND AUCTIONS TO SELL FINE JEWELRY, CENTRAL ASIAN, CONTEMPORARY ART, CLASSIC FURNITURE AND ARTWORK SEPTEMBER 22

Released: September 17, 2018

It’s always hard to move a business away from its long-time home base, but after decades in Manhattan, Bill and Rob Roland moved Roland Auctions to Glen Cove in February this year. The move has been propitious, proof of which is the size and strength of the September 22 auction, to be held on premises shortly.  Almost all of the 900+ lots in the auction are from private collections and estates. The sale begins with a strong 200+ lot collection of Georgian, Victorian and modern jewelry, including a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels-style lapis “butterfly” earrings with diamond decorations, a...


Neue Auctions’ September catalogue has something for everyone, from the first-time auction goer to seasoned collectors

Released: September 15, 2018

The maker and artisan movement is everywhere: people crafting and building things with their hands, a few tools and one grand vision. At neueauctions.com you can view a collection of several hundred fine works by established masters from around the world; some centuries old, and you have the chance to make a purchase. Cleveland’s newest auction house - Neue Auctions - will host its first online auction with bidding beginning on Saturday, September 22nd and lots closing live online September 28th. The auction takes place at neueauctions.com and on partner site liveauctioneers.com. The Neu...


Daniel Jocz, Pot Shots, An American's Riff on the Millstone Ruff, 2007.  Courtesy of Daniel Jocz © Daniel Jocz.

Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century

Released: September 11, 2018

Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century, opening at the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), Katonah, NY on October 21, 2018, reimagines the traditional boundaries of body ornamentation. Jane Adlin, former curator of modern and contemporary design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, brings together 50 bold, unique, and innovative pieces of jewelry that broaden our expectations of personal adornment.  “Jewelry, in one form or another, has been around since the beginning of time,” Adlin explains. “From prehistoric evidence of body decoration made from found materials such as shells...


This unique pierced decorated bronze entryway, weighing several hundred pounds ($20/30,000) features a transom with geometric quatrefoil decorated panels and filigree decoration, 125 ½ by 111 1/2 inches.

Fontaine’s To Tap Into Interior Design At Its Fine Art, Antiques Auction Sept. 22

Released: September 10, 2018

     As children return to school and the leaves begin to change colors, fall is also the season when many people re-decorate their homes or add special decorating touches. From offering statement designer pieces to architectural elements that will be the centerpiece of a living room or dining room, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will present an antiques and fine art auction on Saturday, September 22, at 11 am, that offers much to anyone looking to redo a room or just add a few standout pieces. Auction previews the week of the sale are Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 8 to 11 am.      This...


Circa 1885 oak-framed chromo-litho poster for the California Powder Works, the first U.S.  explosive powder making company west of the Rockies ($6,000).

Over 2,100 lots of Americana in many categories come up for bid at Holabird's Aug. 24-26 auction in Reno

Released: September 07, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Silver and gold lots reigned supreme at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Americana auction, held August 24th-26th in Reno, as a Rothchild & Sons silver ingot from 1935 soared to $23,500, a Chinese gold unicorn coin weighing one troy ounce realized $3,375, and a World War II Confederate Air Force set of 14 silver coins, each one troy ounce, brought $2,125.   The auction, which marked the beginning of Holabird’s summer-fall-winter season, was packed with a number of major collections – over 2,100 lots in all. The event was held online as well as in Holabird’s gall...


Rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, titled Saturday Night at the Honky Tonk, signed lower right (est.  $30,000-$50,000).

Artworks by Clementine Hunter, Otto Hoffmann, many others in Crescent City's Sept. 22-23 auction

Released: September 06, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A Russian icon of the Virgin Akhtirskaya made in Moscow between 1896 and 1908, a rare oil on window shade painting rendered circa 1950 by the renowned folk artist Clementine Hunter, and an early 19th century French Louis XV-style gilt bronze three-piece clock set are expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Sept. 22-23 auction.   This auction marks Crescent City’s 10th year in business and will be held online as well as in the firm’s gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central time both days. The sale will...


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Bonhams Auction House Acquired by Private Equity Group

Released: September 05, 2018

London-based private equity group Epiris has announced that Epiris Fund II, advised by Epiris LLP, has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders. This is Fund II's fourth investment. Financial terms are not being disclosed. Founded in 1793, Bonhams is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The business holds more than 250 sales a year at its flagship salerooms, which include London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. In 2017, Bonhams sold more than 50,000 lots, generating ...


18kt yellow gold diamond and pearl starfish pin.

Fine jewelry pieces from the renowned designer Claus Vollrath will be auctioned online Aug. 29

Released: August 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Fine jewelry items from the estate of Claus Vollrath – the German-born designer of handmade custom jewelry who cut his teeth at Cartier after immigrating to America and later operated several boutique retail jewelry stores in New York before passing away – will be sold in an online-only auction on Wednesday, August 29th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers.   About 125 lots will come up for bid starting at 10 am Eastern time. The estimates have been set very low, to encourage spirited bidding. All lots can be previewed at exhibitions that will be held weekdays, from 10 ...


The sprawling, western-themed ranch property includes a home, a separate 'saloon' entertaining area guest house (interior shown), a wine cellar, horse stables, stocked ponds and outbuildings.

The ranch and property of Diane and Tex McIver will be auctioned Aug. 3-5 in Eatonton, Ga.

Released: July 31, 2018

EATONTON, Ga. – Items and property from the estate of Diane Smith McIver – the prominent Atlanta businesswoman who was fatally shot and killed by her husband, Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, now serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder – will be sold on-site, at the couple’s ranch in Eatonton, situated on about 85 +/-acres, east of Atlanta in Putnam county. The address is 603 Pea Ridge Road Southeast in Eatonton (zip: 31024).   All items, plus the ranch property, will be sold in a three-day combination event the weekend of August 3rd-5th by Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., ...


Five-ounce Chinese 'Beloved Unicorn' gold coin, one of only 99 minted and in proof condition ($32,535).

Five-ounce Chinese 'Beloved Unicorn' gold coin brings $32,535 at Holabird's June 22-26 auction

Released: July 17, 2018

RENO, Nev. – Who says there’s no such things as unicorns? A five-ounce Chinese ‘Beloved Unicorn’ gold coin sold for $32,535 to take top lot honors at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day June Treasures from Pacific Shores auction held June 22-26 in Reno. The runner-up lot was an astounding ore specimen collection from Nevada’s mining past ($15,625).   The auction was loaded with nearly 3,600 lots covering many categories, including numismatics, mining, minerals, general Americana, railroad, tokens, antique bottles, gaming, firearms and weaponry, Wells Fargo and Express coll...


Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Art Abound July 19 at 888 Auctions

Released: July 10, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the temperatures hitting record highs all over the world, the prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions. With 401 fresh-to-market items opening up for bidding and available to the highest bidder, the upcoming auction, featuring Ancient Coins, Modern Paintings and Asian Art is sure to be a crowd-pleaser July 19, 2018.   Headlining the sale will be a series of ancient coins which can be found at the following lots:   Lot 174: Northern Song Dynasty (1101-1125 AD) Daguan Tongbao Hartill 16.418 (High Estimate: $120) Lot 186: Chinese Sui Dynasty (581-604 AD) Wuzh...


Original oil painting by Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959), titled Moss-Laden Oak Trees, signed lower left (est.  $4,000-$6,000).

Oil paintings by Louisiana artists Millet and Molinary will be part of Crescent City's July 21-22 estates auction

Released: July 04, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. – An exceptional early 20th century French Louis XV-style carved walnut seven-piece bedroom suite, beautiful early 20th century Russian icons and original oil paintings by Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary (New Orleans, 1886-1948) and Clarence Millet (La., 1897-1959) will headline Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next big sale planned for July 21-22.   The two-day Important Summer Estates Auction will be held in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s showroom located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 9 am Central time on Saturday, July 21st (lots 1-650) and...


Silver Porringer, Samuel Burt (1724-54) Estimate: $1000 - $2500

Not all the Glitters is Gold | Witherell’s Precious Metal Auction includes A Tiffany piece,
 jewelry and silver crafts from 18th Century Boston

Released: June 28, 2018

What:              Precious Metal Auction (Online) When:             Opens Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                        Closes Thursday, July 19, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m.                        Gallery Preview Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811                        Exclusively on witherells.com Who:               Brian Witherell, nationally recognized TV appraiser and Witherell’s COO Why:               This premiere auction features graded coins, art-silver, jewelry and w...


Lot 138, an attributed Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mixed Media on Paper, featuring an automobile.  Accompanied with a certificate, this original piece hails from a Southern Ontario estate and is unique in its subject matter and colors.  It is expected to exceed its high estimate of $8,000.

Modern Art, Paintings & Asian Antiques Feature Heavily July 05 at 888 Auctions

Released: June 26, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – With the summer auction season in full swing, 888 Auctions continues to conduct auctions at a prodigious rate, allowing buyers and sellers to find fresh-to-market items quickly and at fair market prices. The upcoming auction, featuring Modern Art, Paintings and Asian Antiques, will be listing 386 lots.   Headlining the sale will be the cover lot of the auction: Lot 138, an attributed Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mixed Media on Paper, featuring an automobile. Accompanied with a certificate, this original piece hails from a Southern Ontario estate and is unique i...


An Early 19th Century Sinhalese Ebony and Specimen Wood Center Table, Sri Lanka

Galvanized by the Success of Last Year’s Inaugural Fine Art & Antiques Show, The Art and Antique Dealers League Announces Its Distinguished Dealer Roster for 2018

Released: June 12, 2018

When the Art and Antiques Dealers League of America (AADLA) announced last year that it was launching a new fair, inveterate pessimists had a field day. Another fair in the busy October season? What an imprudent idea, especially because the AADLA fair would be going up against the juggernaut of TEFAF. But AADLA proved the naysayers wrong: The inaugural show was a ringing success, garnering applause from every quarter. Now AADLA is announcing their follow-up: The second show—with 26 dealers—will open at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue, on October 26 and run...


Babe Ruth, Lefty O'Doul, Lefty Grove and others Signed Baseball (1927-1930)

A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s 
Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day

Released: May 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Lilly Wyatt 925.408.2737 http://lilly@lillywyattpr.com     A Signed Babe Ruth Baseball Featured in Witherell’s Mantuary Online Auction Just Before Father’s Day   What:               Mantuary Auction (Online) When:              Opened Monday, May 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.                         Closes Monday, June 11, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m. Annex Preview: Tuesday, June 5 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:             Preview at Witherell’s, 1925 C Street, Sacramento 95811 Exclusively on http://www.bidsquare.com/ Who:  ...


Palm Beach Show Group Kicks Off Show Season this Summer with the 38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: June 05, 2018

Palm Beach Show Group looks forward to another exciting show season ahead.   The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, now in its 38th year, is Maryland’s largest antiques event and one of the most important and anticipated shows of the summer for dealers and collectors. With countless international exhibitors drawn from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, England, China and Japan, the Baltimore Show attracts tens of thousands of patrons including knowledgeable collectors, museum curators, dealers, decorators and shoppers from all over the World. Show guests can discover ma...


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