Press Releases tagged with maritime antiques & marine art

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Pair of masterpiece scrimshaw whale's teeth by whaleman Eli Bangs, Jr.

Eldred's Landmark Marine Sale Scheduled for July 19 and 20

Released: July 12, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. –  A pair of masterpiece scrimshaw whale’s teeth by Eli Bangs, Jr., a China Trade ship portrait that descended in the family of a Cape Cod ship captain and a complete eight-volume set of Captain Cook’s Voyages are some of the highlights in Eldred’s Marine Sale, a 750-lot auction scheduled for July 19 and 20 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.   Following very strong marine sales in 2016 and 2017, the firm has positioned itself as the nation’s leading marine art auction house. “In 2016 we had the Mittler Collection, and at last summe...


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...


Lot 49: Charles Coatesworth Pinckney, Autograph Letter Signed, sending condolences after Washington’s death, Harper’s Ferry, 1799.  Sold June 21, 2018 for $16,250.  (Pre-sale estimate $7,000 to $10,000)

Duels, Deaths & Democracy in Collection Spanning U.S. History at Swann

Released: June 26, 2018

On June 21, the auction of Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III at Swann Galleries saw a 91% sell-through rate for important autographs, letters and documents from some of the biggest players in American history. Wheeler, a manufacturing consultant from a long line of New Englanders, devoted much of his adult life to acquiring illuminating pieces of Americana from the Revolutionary War and nearly every president. Wheeler harbored a special fascination with the life and deeds of Andrew Jackson, which led to a run of 34 significant letters a...


Arturo Pacheco Altamirano (1903-1978)

Lots To Discover in Clarke Auction's June 25 Storage Sale

Released: June 19, 2018

             Clarke Auction is holding its fifth, online-only, no reserve, storage sale on Monday, June 25, 2018.  The sale features approximately two hundred lots of fine art pulled from the gallery’s storage. These lots, which cover a wide variety of media and styles, and range from large scale abstractions on canvas to Old Master drawings, are all being sold with an estimate of $50 to $1000.  Many of the artists represented in the sale have not previously sold at auction or are still emerging within the market.  Clarke’s storage sale is an excellent opportunity for buyers and collecto...


Lot 55: Paul Revere, Autograph Document Signed, certifying the discharge of a captain from his regiment, 1779.  Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

William Wheeler III Collection of Revolutionary & Presidential Americana at Auction June 21

Released: June 08, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, Swann Galleries will close their auction season of books and manuscripts with Revolutionary & Presidential Americana from the Collection of William Wheeler III­–some 230 works on paper including autographs of 36 presidents, manuscript material illuminating the American Revolution and a premium selection of Jacksoniana. The collection reveals a historian's perspective. Inspired as a child by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, particularly their holdings of The Massachusetts Spy, Wheeler collected Revolutionary Americana with an eye towards answe...


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...


Lot 337: John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, Plate 81, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1830.  Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.

From the Shoreline of Manhattan to the Island of California: Maps & Atlases at Swann Galleries June 7

Released: May 22, 2018

Swann Galleries’ June 7 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books offers nearly 400 groundbreaking maps, atlases, manuscript travelogues, naturalist plates and ephemera from every corner of the world. Landmarks in the history of mapping the United States include the first representation of the country as an integrated landmass: John Melish’s Map of the United States with the Contiguous British & Spanish Possessions, 1816, with an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Also available is A Map of the State of Virginia Reduced from the Nine Sheet Map of the State, ...


Oil on Masonite painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002), titled Head in a Landscape, 35 inches by 47.5 inches ($235,000).

Large oil painting by Francis Newton Souza (Indian-American, 1924-2002) brings $235,000 at Weiss Auctions

Released: May 31, 2018

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A large oil on Masonite painting by the Indian-American artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) climbed to $235,000, and three artworks by the Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) – a painting and two sculptures – combined to bring $44,800 at an auction held May 17th by Weiss Auctions, online and in the firm’s Lynbrook gallery at 74 Merrick Road.   The Souza painting was by far the top lot of the auction. Titled Head in a Landscape, the work was impressive at 35 inches by 47 ½ inches. It was also completely fresh to the market, making the important estate find tha...


"Resurgence" by Carol McCord

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists to Participate in the Sixth Annual “Water/Seascapes” Competition & Exhibition.

Released: May 25, 2018

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2018 “Water/Seascapes” Online Art Competition to be held from May 21st, 2018 to June 17th, 2018.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from June 19th, 2018 to July 15th, 2018.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on Painting/Drawing, Photography/Digita...


James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture," 1909.

Property of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, and Norman and Lili Israel Highlight Doyle’s May 23 Auction

Released: May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts, including Old Master Paintings and Drawings. The sale presents a broad selection of furniture and decorations, including Georgian silver, porcelain, mirrors, clocks, chandeliers, tapestries and rugs. Old Master paintings and drawings will offer landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century. A special section of the sale is devoted to property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman. Wendy was born in...


Aria Luna's "Dragón del Mar" fundraising poster for March for the Ocean

Young artist Aria Luna Supports March for the Ocean and Raises Awareness about Ocean Conservation

Released: May 16, 2018

Young artist and muralist Aria Luna is lending her art to help raise funds for the March for the Ocean on June 9, 2018. Part of World Oceans Day weekend, thousands are expected to attend the March for the Ocean in Washington, DC, and marches and events across the country and in at least 23 countries. Aria Luna is donating all profits from the sales of greeting cards, posters, and a special Limited M4O Edition autographed poster of her “Dragón del Mar (Sea Dragon)” watercolor painting that’s part of her upcoming mural exhibit about the ocean’s creatures battling a plastic monster. Her...


Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) Dunkerque, Effet de Neige sur le Port

Rehs Galleries at the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show

Released: May 01, 2018

Rehs Galleries, Inc. will be participating in the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th; with a special opening night party, Thursday, May 17th.  Rehs is a fourth-generation family-run gallery specializing in 19th and 20th Century European and American art.  They will be exhibiting exceptional works by Eugene Boudin, Federico del Campo, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Maurice de Vlaminck.   In 2012, the gallery established Rehs Contemporary, which focuses on up and coming as well as established contemporary artists.   On view will be w...


SAVE THE DATE • 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW

Released: May 07, 2018

 SAVE THE DATE 38TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018  •  Labor Day Weekend Baltimore Show kicks off its 38th edition at the Baltimore Convention Center, Downtown at the Inner Harbor. More than 350 exhibitors from over 25 countries and 30,000 attendees anticipated.   ABOUT:  38th ANNUAL BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW Already considered one of the largest international art, antique & jewelry shows in the United States, with 30,000 attendees last year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show continues to expand i...


Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013), 02.01.64, 1964.  Est.  $200,000-400,000.  Lot 54

Doyle’s May 9 Auction of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary Art to Feature a 1964 Work by Zao Wou-Ki

Released: May 01, 2018

Doyle’s auction on Wednesday, May 9 will showcase a wide range of works by prominent European, American, Latin American and Asian artists of the late 19th century to the current day. The sale will be offered in two sessions with Impressionist and Modern Art beginning at 11am and Post-War and Contemporary Art at 2pm. Highlighting the sale is 02.01.64, an abstract work by Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) from 1964 (est. $200,000-400,000). Zao began his art training in China and immigrated to France at the age of twenty-seven. His formal Chinese painting techniques lent themselves well to the abstrac...


Lot 1118 - Zsolnay Leopard Vase $9,000-12,000

George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Thomas Molesworth, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Therman Statom among highlights of Rago’s May 19-20 Auctions

Released: May 01, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, May 19 at 10:00AM, 276 lots Featuring ceramics by Rookwood, Fulper, Grueby, Marblehead, John Bennett, early Van Briggle, Newcomb College, Teco, and North Dakota School of Mines. European pottery by Martin Brothers, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, Zsolnay, Moorcroft, and Clement Massier. Furniture by Gustav Stickley, Roycroft, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, and Rose Valley. An important and rare table...


Ludolf Backhuysen, Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, 1667, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

National Gallery of Art Exhibition of Golden Age Paintings Explores Connections Between Birth of Dutch Nationhood and Marine Genre

Released: April 12, 2018

Washington, DC—During the 17th century, the Dutch were a nation of merchants, engineers, sailors, and skaters. Water was central to their economic prosperity and naval prowess, essential as a means of transportation, and popular as a site for recreation year-round. In a special exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age will explore the multifaceted relationship the Dutch had with water during their Golden Age. On view from July 1 through November 25, 2018, in the West Building, the exhibition features some 45 p...


Roger Medearis (1920-2001), Milking Time, 1947, Signed, dated and inscribed, Egg tempera on board, 14 x 18 inches.  Est.  $4,000-6,000

American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle on April 18

Released: April 05, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18 at 10am, Doyle will hold an auction of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts. The sale showcases 18th and 19th century American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, Chinese Export porcelain and rugs. This auction category is Doyle’s premier venue for 19th and early 20th century American paintings, with the current sale showcasing over 90 examples. Included are Hudson River School landscapes, Western and Regional art, still lifes, portraits, nautical scenes and Folk paintings. The daughter of a Quaker family wit...


Landscape by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (Dutch/German, 1803-1862), the "Prince of Landscape Painting", estimated at $30,000/50,000.

Eldred's Americana + Paintings Auction Features Collection of Art Dealer Julian Kotekas

Released: March 10, 2018

Eighty-five paintings from the estate of from the estate of Lewis “Julian” Kotekas, an art dealer and collector from Manchester, New Hampshire, highlight Eldred’s Americana + Paintings auction, scheduled for April 6-7 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. The 800-lot sale, which also features items from the Claflin estate of Marion, Massachusetts, and items from the estate of Ambassador Charles Richard Crane, will include antique furniture, Oriental rugs, silver and decorative arts. “We’re honored to bring items from Julian’s vast personal collection to m...


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, kam.illinois.edu) 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 (illinois.edu). 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...


Francis J.  Purcell Antiques, Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES AND ART SHOW PRESENTS ART AND DESIGN THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Released: February 07, 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...


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

ART ANTIQUES CHESHIRE

Released: February 06, 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 ...


Gregg Dietrich joins Eldred's as Senior Consultant, Specialist

GREGG DIETRICH JOINS ELDRED’S AS SENIOR CONSULTANT, SPECIALIST

Released: January 31, 2018

East Dennis, Mass. – The Robert C. Eldred Co. announced today Gregg K. Dietrich has joined the auction and appraisal firm as a Senior Consultant and Specialist. Mr. Dietrich brings to the position a diverse range of knowledge and experience in the art market following decades of work in both gallery and auction settings. He will primarily focus on continuing to expand Eldred’s industry-leading Maritime Art department although he will also assist in the procurement of high quality consignments across a wide array of collecting areas.   “We are beyond thrilled Gregg has joined the Eldred’s...


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 ...


Adrian Sassoon

TEFAF New York Spring Adds 24 New Exhibitors to May Edition

Released: January 21, 2018

On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Fall, TEFAF announces the 2018 exhibitor list for TEFAF New York Spring.  91 exhibitors—including 24 new participants— will take part in the second iteration of the Fair, which launched in May 2017. The Fair is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design and takes place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4 to 8, 2018.   New York is the unparalleled global center for modern and contemporary art and TEFAF is proud to offer collectors such a strong line up of leading international galleries, building on th...


Lot 77: Richard Hakluyt, Novus Orbis, engraved folding map, showing first printed use of “Virginia,” Paris, 1587.  Sold December 5, 2017 for $80,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $40,000 to $60,000)

First Use of “Virginia” Sees $80K at Swann Galleries

Released: December 07, 2017

Maps were so plentiful at Swann Galleries’ December 5 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books that one could be forgiven for getting lost. Many buyers chose to bid in person, contributing to a strong sell-through rate of 84%. The highlight of the sale was Richard Hakluyt’s 1587 map of the New World, Novus Orbis—the first to use the designations “Virginea” and “Nuevo Mexico.” It was one of a selection of duplicates from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Collection, originating in the William C. Wooldridge Map Collection, which was generously donated by th...


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