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Double Sided Russian Icon (back) Byzantine Tradition Christ & St.  George 1220-1230 AD 36x24.5"

Rare 13th Century Russian Icon on Offer for $1.75 Million at Los Angeles Jewelry Antiques & Design in January

Released: December 11, 2014

A rare 13th century Russian Icon will be available at Los Angeles Jewelry Antiques & Design from January 15-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  This fully documented and authenticated piece is presented by Icons & Antiques Gallery for $1.75 million dollars.  The majority of Russian Icons are in museum collections.  This piece, one of the rarest icons in the world, is on the market for the first time in 15 years. Russian icons trace their roots back to 988 when the pagan Rus' were converted to Christianity. For more than one thousand years Ortho...


Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd.  This Terrestial Pocket Globe and Case was made by John Cary and William Cary of London, and shows the world as it was known in 1791.  The spherical case is made of wood covered externally with black sharkskin.

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITORS

Released: December 11, 2014

The Winter Antiques Show is proud to announce the selection of nine new exhibitors: Apter-Fredericks (London), Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd. (Sutton Coldfield, England), and Ronald Phillips LTD (London), three globally recognized purveyors of fine English furniture; H. Blairman & Sons (London), fourth generation specialists in English furniture and decorative arts; Bowman Sculpture (London), the foremost gallery in the world for masters of 19th and 20th century sculpture; Daniel Crouch Rare Books (London), experts in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts, and voyages; Conner • Ros...


Detail of Elisabetta Sirani, Virgin and Child (detail), 1663; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Conservation funds generously provided by the Southern California State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

"Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea" Opens at National Museum of Women in the Arts

Released: December 10, 2014

Appearing throughout the entire world, her image is immediately recognizable. In the history of Western art, she was one of the most popular subjects for centuries. On view Dec. 5, 2014–April 12, 2015, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, is a landmark exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), bringing together masterworks from major museums, churches and private collections in Europe and the United States. Iconic and devotional, but also laden with social and political meaning, the image of the Virgin Mary has influenced Western sensibility si...


Lot 2557, Largest Known Near-Round Natural Saltwater Pearl, $813,750

Largest Natural Saltwater Pearl to Come to Market Sells for $813,750 in Rago's $4.77 Million Auction Weekend

Released: December 9, 2014

 Rago Arts and Auction Center ended the year in spectacular style with a three day sale that totaled $4,774,531 (reflects buyer’s premium of 25%). The largest known near-round natural saltwater pearl, also known as the Putlov Pearl Brooch, sold for $813,000, a new record for a single lot sold at Rago.   Weekend Total: $3,843,625 (hammer) Weekend Total: $4,774,531 (hammer + b.p.) Percent sold: 89% Friday - Silver, Coins and Currency and Jewelry (Session One): $620,063 (with bp) Saturday -  Great Estates: $690,063 Sunday – Jewelry: $3,501,188  Bid...


Nancy, Lucy, and Michael Grogan

GROGAN & CO RETURNS TO BOSTON ROOTS

Released: December 4, 2014

BOSTON, MA: Grogan & Company, Fine Art and Jewelry Auctioneers, is returning to its Boston roots as it moved to 20 Charles Street this fall. Established by Michael B. Grogan on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston in 1987, Grogan & Company moved to historic downtown Dedham, MA ten years later. The family-owned business is one of New England's premier auction houses, offering a personal and individualized approach to the auction business. With the next generation, daughter Lucy P. Grogan, joining the company as Vice President and Gallery Director, the Grogan & Company team is ready to ...


Ludwig Bemelmans (American 1898-1962), Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments, Estimate $40,000-$60,000

Madeline at Weschler’s: Ludwig Bemelman’s Painting of Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments to be Featured in Weschler’s December Capital Collection Auction

Released: November 19, 2014

Weschler’s December 5th Capital Collections Auction arrives just in time for the holidays with over 130 lots of fine art as well as a large assortment of furniture, rugs, silver, porcelain, jewelry, and Asian art. Highlighting the sale is a whimsical painting by Ludwig Bemelmans (American 1898-1962), Madeline and Her Class Visiting the Monuments ($40,000-$60,000), a richly colored depiction of Madeline and her class walking along the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms at sunset with the Washington Monument and Capitol in the horizon. Ludwig Bemelmans, famous for his iconic Madeline p...


Lot 587, Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Girouette, $207,750.

Rago Achieves Year's Top Price for Calder Work on Paper at $207,750 in a $2 Million Dollar Auction

Released: November 18, 2014

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on November 15 brought in an impressive $2 million in sales, including the highest price paid in the U.S. in 2014 for a work on paper by Alexander Calder.   “We saw enthusiasm and spirited bidding across the collecting categories, like the Theodoros Stamos in Abstract Expressionism, Adolph Alexander Weinman in American bronzes, Roy Lichtenstein in Pop Art,” said Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Our cover lot got the attention that it deserved, achieving the highest price realized for a Calder work on paper at auction in a ye...


Marc Chagall Lithographs, volumes 1-4 of Chagall's catalogue raisonné of lithographs.

THE 38TH BOSTON INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR RETURNS TO THE HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, NOVEMBER 14-16, 2014  

Released: November 11, 2014

Annual booklovers gathering features record number of new national and international dealers NEW “Discovery” items priced at $100 or less for beginning collectors BOSTON, MA – The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, November 14-16, 2014.  A record-breaking 134 dealers from the United States, England, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia and The Netherlands will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manusc...


Martín Ramírez (1895-1963) Untitled (Collaged Woman Atop Tiered Mound) 1953

With Its New Name, Metro Curates Announces Exciting 2015 Gallery Roster

Released: November 10, 2014

The Art Fair Company has announced that it has changed the name of the Metro Show to Metro Curates. “We believe that the new name best reflects the curatorial aims of the fair,” says Fair Director Caroline Kerrigan. “Last year, we asked each of the participating galleries to create a booth based on a single artist or themed exhibit of works. From their enthusiastic response, as well as from fair-attendees, we believe that Metro Curates best exemplifies the mission of the fair – to present singular viewpoints among exhibitions that cross genres in unexpected ways.” Along with its new nam...


James Turell Suite from Aten Reign, 2014

IFPDA Print Fair Offers a Cornucopia of Artworks at Park Avenue Armory

Released: November 5, 2014

At the International Fine Print Dealers Association Print Fair, there are so many extraordinary examples of art that it can be a challenge just to soak it all up. From stately works by old masters to out-of-left-field creations by piping-fresh newcomers, from Japanese woodcuts to exquisite etchings, the IFPDA Print Fair is overflowing with riches to please both the in-the-know afficiando as well as the novice collector. For both categories of fair-goers (and every kind in between), prints offer a reasonable and accessible way to own works by today’s blue-chip artists, like Hirst, Diebenkor...


David Manzi, President of Trefler’s, and Janet Moran, Head Painting Conservator at Trefler’s, giving a booth talk on painting restoration.

TREFLER’S TO SPONSOR “NEW COLLECTORS SALON” AT THE 18TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW

Released: November 3, 2014

Paintings, sculptures, frames and fine art often need the skillful touch and care of a restoration expert. This year Trefler’s, Boston’s best and only comprehensive resource for all restoration needs, is proud to be a Sponsor of the New Collectors Salon at the 2014 Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), November 13-16 in Boston. Trefler’s participation in BIFAS helps educate people on the importance of preserving and restoring the artwork that is valuable to them. Trefler’s is located at 29 Tower Road in Newton Upper Falls, MA.  Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM...


Women Faces, 1970 by Harold Towne in a sitting room, by Dee Dee Eustace

With Soaring Prices for Blue-Chip Paintings, Interest Surges for Fine Prints

Released: October 28, 2014

When practically every other day another headline or tweet touts another heart-stopping price for art, art lovers who want to live with art—not just look at it on a museum wall—can get a little intimidated, if not downright disheartened. Who, after all, can afford a Francis Bacon for $142 million? Thanks to the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s Print Fair, which opens on November 6-9 at the Park Avenue Armory, there is a rewarding, welcoming and pragmatic gateway to collecting art through fine prints. “There is a tremendous variety in subject matter and price range, with ev...


Lot 514, Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), The Yellow Sky, 1963, Gouache and ink on paper, $60,000-$80,000.

Original Works by Andrew Wyeth, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein Featured in Rago's November 15 Fine Art Auctions

Released: October 24, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sale features rare finds and works of art held privately for decades, including Latin American art from the collection of Carla and George Stellweg. “Selective buyers of differing tastes should be exceptionally pleased to inspect these sales," says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art Auctions. "And I say this knowing how much good art will be available this week. For those in search of work from sought-after artists long held in established collec...


Bright Lights in the Dark Ages: The Thaw Collection of Early Medieval Ornaments by Noël Adams.  Photography by: John Bigelow Taylor, 2014, 408 pages

The Morgan's New Publication 'Bright Lights in the Dark Ages' Offers Fascinating Look at Art & Culture in Medieval Period

Released: October 4, 2014

The Early Medieval period, often referred to as the Dark Ages and beginning in Europe around the year 400, has been popularly portrayed as a time when the refined aesthetics of the classical world fell prey to hosts of migrating peoples on the fringes of the Roman Empire.   However, a major new volume on Early Medieval art, Bright Lights in the Dark Ages: The Thaw Collection of Early Medieval Ornaments, written by Noël Adams and featuring photography by John Bigelow Taylor, challenges accepted orthodoxy about the art and culture of the era.   The more than one hundred ...


Pomegranate shaped vessel.  Egypt, 12th century BCE.  Core-formed glass.  3 ¾ in.  x 3 ¾ in.  Newark Museum.

Winter Antiques Show Celebrates its 61st Year as America's Preeminent Fine Art & Antiques Show

Released: September 29, 2014

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 61st year as America’s most distinguished antiques show, featuring exceptional objects exhibited by 73 specialists in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the 1960s, all vetted for authenticity. The Presenting Sponsor is Chubb Personal Insurance. The 2015 loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum 1909-2015, will feature highlights from the Newark Museum’s impressive collection of Ancient, as well as American, Asian, African and Native American objects. All ne...


The Segovia Master (active in Castille, Spain, c.  1500), St.  Bonaventure with the Tree of Life, c.  1490, oil, gold leaf, and silver leaf on panel, Lent by Mr.  and Mrs.  Thomas Campbell, 28.2014.1

Rare Early Renaissance Spanish Painting on View at Dallas Musuem

Released: September 22, 2014

A rare example of early Renaissance Spanish painting, St. Bonaventure with the Tree of Life, has been restored in the Dallas Museum of Art’s Paintings Conservation Studio and is now on view in the museum’s European galleries. The picture is part of the museum’s conservation program to collaborate with private collectors on the study and care of their collections, and then present the works in the DMA galleries for public viewing. Saint Bonaventure (1221–1274) was a Franciscan friar and one of the most important Catholic philosophers of the late Middle Ages. In this painting, he is shown...


Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $37,500

Rago Holds a $2.1 Million Auction Weekend, September 12-14, 2014

Released: September 18, 2014

RAGO HOLDS A $2.1 MILLION AUCTION WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2014.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction on September 12, 13 and 14 resulted in total sales of $2,114,919 for the auction house and its consignors.   “This auction was notable for the inauguration of online bidding on two new platforms - Bidsquare (www.bidsquare.com) and the Rago site. Both sites performed very well throughout the sales. We are particularly excited about the potential for Bidsquare. Results were strong for property pretty well across the board, as shown by th...


Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012), Bust of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Estimate $50,000-$70,000)

Weschler’s Fall Auction to Feature Washington, D.C.-Based African American Artists

Released: August 29, 2014

Weschler’s Auctioneers September 19th Capital Collections Estate Auction begins its 2014-2015 season by featuring an important selection of 20th century African American works of art cultivated from prominent Washington, D.C. collections. Notable artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Woodsey Thomas, and Sam Gilliam make this a particularly important sale for the D.C. area. Two notable sculptures by artist and activist, Elizabeth Catlett, come to auction from the esteemed collection of her personal friend and Civil Rights pioneer, the Reverend Douglas Moore and his...


Sarah Churgin

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”

Released: August 27, 2014

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”  Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel presentation, “The Stories Things Carry”.  Featuring Rago specialists, the presentation takes place during the preview week for the Rago Estates and Unreserved auctions to be held on September 12, 13, and 14.   The staff at Rago sees scores of consignment inquiries daily. Infrequently but inevitably, each of us confronts objects that take hold of ou...


Lot 120, Art Deco "Moi et Toi" Diamond Platinum Ring, $1,500-2,000.

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14

Released: August 20, 2014

Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14.   Jewelry, Silver, Fine Art, Furnishings, Modern Design, Coins, Asian, Miltaria, Books and Ephemera.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a huge variety of estate and unreserved property on September 12, 13 and 14.  The sale begins on Friday, September 12 with 550+ lots of unreserved jewelry, silver, decorative and fine art and furnishings, followed by the first section of Rago’s Great Estates auction featuring 160+ lots of silver, co...


Joseph Mallord William Turner Little Devil's Bridge over the Russ above Altdorft Swiss[lan]d, 1809 Etching and mezzotint Samuel Putnam Avery Collection The Miriam and Ira D.  Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

New York Print Week To Feature a Full Round of Museum Shows, Gallery Exhibitions, and Satellite Fairs Throughout New York, November 3-9

Released: August 1, 2014

In its on-going effort to celebrate the fine art of printmaking, The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) announces that New York Print Week will take place November 3-9, 2014 with a round of special exhibitions at numerous museums and libraries, as well as cultural institutions, satellite fairs, and IFPDA-member galleries throughout metropolitan New York.   “New York Print Week extends the enthusiasm generated by the Print Fair to numerous venues throughout New York City where people can engage with artists, collectors, and curators to enrich their knowledge of ...


Very Fine Antique Chinese Carved Jade Boulder on Stand

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers: Fine Items Sold to a Global Audience

Released: July 18, 2014

Wooten and Wooten Auctioneers presents Summer Estates and Collections, a diverse catalog sale that reinforces the company’s strengths and offers a variety of stand-out pieces from prestigious, nationwide estates. In keeping with the success of online auctions, for the first time bidders will be able to participate through four online platforms, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Auctionzip, and Asia’s EpaiLive, in addition to in-house, phone, and absentee bidding. With its high quality items and worldwide marketplace, Wooten and Wooten sits poised at the forefront of the auction world. The July...


Rago Auctions Announces Its Fall 2014 Auction Schedule

Released: July 9, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2014 AUCTION SCHEDULE   Great Estates: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014   Estate auctions bring a broad selection of exceptional, fresh-to-market American, English and Continental property from the Northeast’s fine homes, collectors and estates. Furniture; porcelains and glass; sculpture; mirrors; clocks; lighting; historic art; rugs; fine and monumental silver and plate; and coins and currency. Styles from the early Renaissance and Baroque to the Belle Époque, as well as the Chippendale, Federal, Victorian and Ren...


U.S. Antique Shows Reports Mid-Year Success for The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

Released: June 24, 2014

The world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, U.S. Antique Shows, recently announced that 95 percent of all booths are sold for the upcoming 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show, including a completely sold out jewelry ballroom. Known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, this five-day event showcases nearly 1,000 recognized national and international dealers at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2015. Seven months prior to the event, U.S. Antique Shows has also reported a 90 percent renewal rate from previous exhibiting dealers and secured antique...


Leda Catunda, Knots, Projeto Night Club, 2014

The International Fine Print Dealers Association Announces Plans for 2014 IFPDA Print Fair

Released: June 16, 2014

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) has announced that ninety of its members will exhibit at the 23rd edition of  IFPDA Print Fair, which opens to the public for a four-day run on  November 6 at New York’s historic Park Avenue Armory.  With a wide spectrum of material spanning five centuries, The IFPDA Print Fair remains the largest art fair dedicated to a single medium and draws a dedicated iternational audience of curators, collectors, scholars, artists, and art enthusiasts. “We are delighted to welcome our distingished roster of exhibitors to the I...


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