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Bradford painting, mocha pottery on the block in Boston

Auction Central News / February 23rd, 2010

A luminous William Bradford oil depicting a whaleship off New Bedford (est. $60,000-$80,000) is among the highlights in Skinner's March 7 Americana auction. Also of note is an elegant Simon Willard tall clock in a classic Roxbury case (est. $30,000-$50,000), an enormous collection of mocha ...

New Islamic art gallery debuts in Detroit

Crains Detroit / February 21st, 2010

The Detroit Institute of Arts will unveil a new 3,350-square-foot gallery on Feb. 28 with a rotating collection of 168 of the museum's 1,400 Islamic artworks. “This is a phenomenon going on around the world. Almost everyone is getting a new Islamic gallery,” curator Heather Ecker says. Works on ...

Collecting Federal-period Tucker china

Cape May County Herald / February 8th, 2010

Made briefly from 1826 to 1838, fragile Tucker china pieces are rare. William Ellis Tucker was a bright, enterprising Quaker in Philadelphia who taught himself the process of making porcelain. He enlisted other painters to depict American landscapes and city scapes on pieces ...

Penchant for Porcelain: Collectors keep clamoring for ceramics

New York Times Art / September 11th, 2009

A Bonhams sale of English pottery and porcelain demonstrated last week that ceramics is one of the few areas of the art market still immune from financial speculation.

Old Shards to New Video: LACMA exhibits 1,000 years of Korean history

LA Times Arts / September 13th, 2009

In May 1965, two months after the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened its doors, Yook Young-soo, the wife of Park Chung-hee, president of the Republic of Korea, paid a visit. She was so disappointed with the paltry display of Korean art that she gave the fledgling institution 23 ceramic ...

Upscale & Upbeat: Baltimore Antiques Show expects high turn-out, strong sales

Maryland Daily Record / September 3rd, 2009

Expectations are high for this weekend's 29th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, the largest indoor antiques shows in the world, featuring 550 top-tier dealers. "The industry overall has been soft but nobody’s giving anything away — prices haven’t fallen,” said Kris Charamonde of the Palm ...

Frenzy for fresh-to-the-market: Rare and early Derby ceramics smash auction records

Derby Telegraph / August 25th, 2009

Lichfield, U.K. - A huge private collection of rare Derby ceramics estimated to fetch up to £80,000 at auction was hammered down for a record-breaking £250,000 on Aug. 20. Around 250 figurines, vases and tableware, some dating back to the 1750s, were sold by Richard Winterton Auctioneers, in ...