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Ivory, netsuke among I.M. Chait star attractions Jan. 13

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Wednesday, 26 December 2012 22:15

Pair of carved old African ivory portraits of beauties, each 10 inches high. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Chinese, Japanese, African and Eskimo carved ivory from several California collections will be going up for bids at I.M. Chait Galleries/Auctioneers on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. PST. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The 600-lot auction will also feature:

  • Numerous Chinese scrolls, ceramics, bronzes and furnishings from three East Coast collections;
  • Netsuke from the Duke of Gloucester Collection, sold at Christie's 2006; together with netsuke, snuff bottles and Japanese antiques from several local estates;
  • Chinese scholars' objects together with Sino-Tibetan and Southeast Asian Buddhist pieces, as well as numerous antique Japanese scrolls from a Canadian estate;
  • Sterling silver flatware, cloisonné enamels; together with jadeite and precious stone jewelry from a Palmdale, Calif., estate.

For additional information contact the I.M. Chait by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone 310-285-0182.

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Pair of carved old African ivory portraits of beauties, each 10 inches high. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image. 

Chinese paper scroll, ‘Dragon in Clouds,’ ink and colors on paper scroll, inscription and seal mark, 50 x 25 inches. Estimate: $400-$500. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image. 

Box of 12 pre-Columbian pottery pieces of various types and cultures, the tallest 6 1/2 inches. Estimate $700-$900. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image. 

Pair of antique Chinese porcelain hat stands; each cylindrical with some openwork and with Famille Rose precious vessel designs and floral medallions, circa 1900, 11 inches high. Estimate: $250-$300. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image. 

Eskimo carved, fossil marine (walrus) ivory group, depicting a polar bear approaching a seal or otter, on whale bone slab, signed ‘Orville Ahkinga Jr, Diomede, Alaska 99762,’ 6 3/4 inches long. Estimate: $200-$300. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image. 

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:35
 

Stephenson’s reveals estate offerings to headline New Year’s auction

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Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:57

Ivory and shibayama table screen encrusted with mother of pearl and tinted ivory, figurines in rain and shelter, signed on one panel, Japan, 19th century. Est. $3,000-$6,000. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image.

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – To many in the Greater Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region, the best day of the year to purchase superior-quality antiques and decorative art is January 1st, when Stephenson’s Auctioneers conducts its busy New Year’s Day Antiques & Decorative Arts sale.

“There’s always a lively crowd, and few go home empty handed,” said Stephenson’s owner, Cindy Stephenson. “We have many customers who never miss our New Year’s Day sale, and that includes the hundreds who come to us through LiveAuctioneers.com. They all view this annual sale as their first official buying opportunity of the year.”

Stephenson’s specializes in estate antiques and art. Often, their experts are called upon to appraise and auction the contents of grand residences on Philadelphia’s Main Line. That’s where many of the 100 pieces of furniture contained in the 500-lot sale were sourced – from a prosperous family’s multimillion-dollar home.

The session will begin with approximately 200 lots of porcelain, china, figurines, crystal and silver; followed by 160 lots of jewelry and gold coins; a selection of artwork, and around 100 lots of furniture and clocks.

Among the auction’s top highlights is a collection of Orientalia that features carved ivories (including a pair of Chinese figural carved ivory covered urns estimated at $2,000-$4,000), Chinese and Japanese porcelains; and an ivory and shibayama table screen (est. $3,000-$6,000). Additionally, the collection includes a number of pieces of exquisite white and celadon jade. Many of the pieces come with excellent provenance and most remained in the same collection for more than 30 years, based on their inclusion in a 1981 appraisal.

From the same home comes a set of elegant Steuben stemware in pattern #7926. The service for 12+ includes glasses in five sizes, as one would expect to see in a formal and especially complete dinner setting.

The sale also includes exquisite English and American silver. A circa-1814 George III glass and silver inkstand with winged paw feet is engraved “Dame SJ Paston-Cooper” and is hallmarked for Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, London. Estimate: $400-$800.

An enviable assortment of gold and silver coins serves as the perfect companion category for the 150+ pieces of fine jewelry to be offered. An Art Deco platinum, diamond and emerald bracelet (Lot 233) is estimated $5,000-$8,000, while a ladies’ Hamilton platinum and diamond wristwatch (Lot 234) with a 3¼ carat total carat weight follows closely behind, with expectations of making $4,000-$6,000. Other leaders in the fine jewelry category include an 18K white gold filigree bow pin (Lot 266) with diamonds weighing in excess of 3 carats (TCW), est. $2,000-$4,000. Lot 235, a man’s handmade 18K gold ring with a 2-carat center stone may command an auction price of $3,500-$5,000.

Bucks County, Pa., is home to some of America’s most revered antique stone farmhouses. Stephenson’s New Year’s Day sale features the contents of one such farmhouse. Six cupboards – five of them corner cupboards – will be auctioned, as well as pie safes, jelly cupboards and numerous stoneware crocks and jugs.

Furniture from the aforementioned Main Line residence includes examples that are newer but of excellent quality – in particular, a selection of Mount Vernon by Hickory inlaid cherry furniture.

“Mount Vernon by Hickory mixes beautifully with period furniture because traditional methods are used in crafting their pieces. This particular brand is very popular with furniture buyers who attend our sales,” said Cindy Stephenson.

The auction will ring in the New Year with two beautiful clocks that came from a residence in the Poconos. A handsome 1903 J.E. Caldwell cherry grandfather clock with moon dial and paw feet will cross the auction block, as will an early 19th century Hy (Henry) Bower & Feste Swome walnut miniature tall case clock. The latter timepiece, which stands a diminutive 50 inches high, has been garnering considerable attention from clock enthusiasts. Each of the two clocks is estimated at $600-$1,000.

Stephenson’s Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction will commence at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated online catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.liveauctioneers.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Ivory and shibayama table screen encrusted with mother of pearl and tinted ivory, figurines in rain and shelter, signed on one panel, Japan, 19th century. Est. $3,000-$6,000. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

Japanese black lacquer on wood grotto ‘scholar mountain’ with ivory figurines and inlaid gold, 7¾ in. high, 18th-19th century, ex collection of L.R. Werner, Esq., London, England. Est. $300-$600. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

Pair of Chinese carved ivory figural covered urns decorated with figural village scenes, foo dogs, circa 1890-1920, ex collection of Oliver Smalley, Epsom, England. Est. $2,000-$4,000. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

George III glass and silver inkstand, winged paw feet, engraved on back ‘Dame SJ Paston-Cooper,’ circa 1814, hallmarked for Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, London. Est. $400-$600. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

Art Deco platinum diamond and emerald bracelet, approximately 5 1/2 carats, TCW, unmarked, tests platinum, weight 29.2 grams/18.8 dwt, circa 1920. Est. $5,000-$8,000. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

Man's handmade 18K gold and diamond ring; center bezel-set stone approx. 2.0 carats; additional 58 round champagne and white diamonds, weight 40.4 grams/26.0 dwt. Est. $3,500-$5,000. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image.

A. (Alexander) J. (John) Drysdale, pastel on paper, Louisiana bayou landscape, signed. Est. $1,800-$3,500. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

A. (Andreas) Marko, oil on canvas, landscape with gypsies, signed and dated 1870. Est. $4,000-$8,000. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

Pennsylvania walnut miniature tall case clock, Hy (Henry) Bower, F. (Feste) Swome, early 19th century. Est. $400-$600. Stephenson’s Auctioneers image. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:21
 

Government Auction's New Year's Day sale a celebrated event

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Friday, 21 December 2012 16:31
Vacheron Constantin Geneve man's watch. GovernmentAuctions image.

TEHACHAPI, Calif. – Government Auction's historic Jan. 1, 2013 auction will feature a huge selection of designer watches, fine jewelry and gold coins in this world-famous auction event on the online auction site LiveAuctioneers.com. Bidding in this one-day annual event will start at only $2 on most lots. The auction will begin at 6:30 a.m. Pacific.

A featured high-end jewelry piece is a stunning 16.92-carat sapphire and diamond ring. Long considered in ancient times to be a precious stone representing holiness or the heavens, the blue sapphire was a favorite among kings for their supposed ability to attract divine favor. This divinely composed ring is made of 14K white gold and contains 2.65 carats side diamonds surrounding the main large rectangular cut fancy blue sapphire. The total weight of the ring is 13.7 grams.

Offered for auction in the watch category is a Vacheron Constantin Geneve man's watch. Founded in 1755, the Vacheron company has a long illustrious past and its products have been owned at different times in its history by notables such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Pope Pius XI, Harry Truman and the Duke of Windsor. The watches are manufactured in Geneva, Switzerland and it is one of the oldest watch manufactures in the world. With a pedigree such as this, these prestige watches are highly sought after and collected. The Vacheron featured in this auction event is a simple yet elegant design of a brown leather band with a white face and black lettering encompassed in stainless steel casing. Also featured in the fine watch category is a man's Rolex Submarine stainless steel watch. The watch comes in the original box with certificates included.

In keeping with the luxury theme offered for auction is a Louis Vuitton purse. The top-handle purse is brand new from the factory and sure to be a bidding favorite. The handbag is the classic design Louis Vuitton is famously known for: brown leather and gold logo. The clasp and top part of the bag is a lighter cream-color leather with gold colored fittings.

In addition to the luxury goods being presented, the auction house is also featuring a collection of gold coins. A valuable coin offered is a 1904 $20 U.S. Liberty Head gold coin. The Double Eagle, as the coin is also referred to, was minted from 1850 to 1907 during the height of the California gold rush. Of all the gold coins minted before 1907, the Double Eagle had the highest gold content, almost one full ounce of pure gold. Designed by James B. Longacre the coin weighs 33.43 grams and is composed of 90 percent gold and 10 percent copper.

In the antique category a highlight item is an antique three-piece Ansonia clock. The Ansonia Clock Co. was a major American clock manufacturer based in New York in 19th century. The highly successful business crafted thousands of clocks in numerous styles. This clock is genuine Ansonia and in mint condition. It features a romantic spring theme of a young maiden surrounded by sculpted irises and pansies. The patina is original and delicately colored in bronze, light green, blue and purple tones.

Additional auction highlights include a rare Crescent upright coffee grinder, a 1793 Chain Cent XF porous full-rim coin, a Caille upright slot machine and more.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Debbie on 661-823-1543 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Sapphire and diamond ring, 14K white gold, 16.92 carats, rectangular cut. GovernmentAuctions image. Three-piece original Ansonia clock set, mint condition. GovernmentAuctions image. 1904 $20 U.S. Liberty Head gold coin. GovernmentAuctions image. Rolex Submarine stainless steel watch with original box and papers. GovernmentAuctions image. Louis Vuitton purse, brand new, never used, in original bag, retail $2,200. GovernmentAuctions image.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 11:09
 

Elite Decorative Arts auction Jan. 12 laden with treasures

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Friday, 21 December 2012 14:26
Stunning pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns with winged angel design, scrolled flowers. Elite Decorative Arts image. BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works of art by noted artists such as Jean Dufy, Antoine Blanchard and Avinash Chandra will be part of a fine artwork and decorative arts auction slated for Saturday, Jan. 12, by Elite Decorative Arts. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding

Offered will be a magnificent array of quality antiques, including fine artwork, porcelain, estate jewelry, silver, bronze, art glass, ivory and more. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com.

The painting by Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) is an original gouache depicting a park scene with horses. Titled Paris Cavaliers Vers le Bois, it is artist signed lower right and mounted in a gilded wood frame. Measuring 10 1/2 inches by 17 inches, the work is expected to bring $15,000-$25,000. Jean Dufy was an internationally renowned painter with frequent expositions in Paris.

An oil on canvas street scene by another well-known French artist, Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988), has a presale estimate of $6,000-$8,000. The painting, showing people, carriages, trolleys, buildings and trees, is signed lower right, mounted in a gilded wood frame and measures 20 inches by 24 inches. Antoine Blanchard was a pseudonym; his real name was Marcel Masson.

The painting by Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) is an oil on canvas depiction of seven standing female figures. The untitled work, dated 1983, is signed lower right by the artist and measures 30 inches by 40 inches. It is expected to fetch $30,000-$40,000. Chandra studied in Delhi and Britain and his work is represented in hundreds of important collections.

A stunning pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns, each having a winged angel design with scrolled flowers, carries a presale estimate of $10,000-$12,000. The 13-inch-tall urns, weighing 51.2 troy ounces total, boast a double-headed eagle coat of arms finial to the covers and gold wash throughout. They also hold the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster marks.

Another Russian decorative object – a silver enameled card box with hinged cover and multicolored scrolled floral design throughout – should reach $6,000-$8,000. The front depicts the King of Spades, while the verso shows the Queen of Hearts. This piece also holds the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster mark to the bottom. It’s 4 inches tall, weighing 10.3 troy ounces.

A pair of Franz Dorfl, Vienna, porcelain vases, each one 9 1/2 inches tall and finely painted to depict mythological views – The Golden Age and Dance of the Nymphs – is expected to hit $2,000-$3,000. Each vase is signed E. Heider to the side and features stunning gilded ground to scenes with beading and elegant scrolled gilded designs over cobalt ground.

A gorgeous Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock, made circa 1910 and showing a gold tone face with black enamel numerals and notches, carries a surprisingly modest presale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Another Tiffany & Co. Spanish clock sold at Tiffany’s in New York in 2007 for $8,400. This clock measures 2 3/4 inches in height, with a total weight of 1,273 grams.

Returning to artwork, an oil on canvas rendering of a nude female by American painter Patrick Nagel (1945-1984), untitled and signed lower right, is expected to realize $3,000-$5,000. The work is substantial, measuring 36 inches tall by 30 inches wide. Nagel is known for his Art Deco-inspired depictions of the female form. His creations emphasize simple grace and beauty.

A bronze sculpture of an old woman with a walking stick by the noted Mexican artist Ramiz Barquet (1920-2010) has a presale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The work is signed to the back of the leg by the artist and is mounted on a 1-inch wooden base. The sculpture stands 26 inches high. Barquet had numerous individual and collective exhibits in Mexico and the U.S.

Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Feb. 16 Fine Decorative Arts Sale. To consign and item or collection, please call toll-free, at 800-991-3340, or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctoneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Original gouache work of a park scene with horses and carriages by Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964). Elite Decorative Arts image. Oil on canvas painting by Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991), signed and dated 1983. Elite Decorative Arts image. Oil on canvas street scene by Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988), signed lower right, framed. Elite Decorative Arts image. Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock made circa 1910, 2 3/4 inches tall, with gold tone face. Elite Decorative Arts image. Pair of Franz Dorfl, Vienna, fine porcelain vases, each showing mythological views. Elite Decorative Arts image.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 December 2012 14:51
 

Coin-ops primed for Victorian Casino Antiques sale Jan. 19-20

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:44
Coin-operated Mills Novelty Violano Virtuoso musical entertainment machine, circa 1907, combination violin and piano concert. Victorian Casino Antiques image. LAS VEGAS – Victorian Casino Antiques will conduct its winter auction Jan. 19-20 starting at 9 a.m. PST both days. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

This auction will highlight many of the usual coin-operated machines that Victorian Casino Antiques has specialized in over the last 35 years. Some of those features are a 5-cent cast-iron Watling Color Match with a side-mount mint vendor, a totally restored Mills Novelty Violano Virtuoso, a 25-cent Caille Big Six upright slot machine with music and other rare slot machines and trade stimulators.

In addition there are a large number of nonmechanical gambling items, from faro tables to big six wheels to other small handheld devices.

Complementing the items mentioned already, there are numerous items of artwork including paintings, sculptures and prints from different periods of history.

According to Peter Sidlow, president of Victorian Casino Antiques, this auction has something for everyone no matter what his or her taste or budget.

For further information contact Victorian Casino Antiques by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Five-cent Watling Color Match countertop two-wheel gambling machine, trade stimulator with side gum vendor, circa 1910. Victorian Casino Antiques image. Five-cent Caille Big Six slot machine with music. Victorian Casino Antiques image.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:06
 

I.M. Chait auction Jan. 27 ripe with estates' Asian arts

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:34
Antique Viennese enamel jewelry chest of ornate architectural form with a finial of Liberty flanked by a cherub at each corner, late 19th century, 10 3/4 inches high. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. I.M. Chait image. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait will open 2013 with an Asian and international fine arts auction on Sunday, Jan. 27, starting at 1 p.m. PST. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet Live Bidding.

The auction will feature:

  • Antique Chinese and Japanese carved ivories, jades and decorations from a Brentwood, Calif., estate; together with silk robes from a local collection;
  • Antique European objects including Viennese enamel, art glass, ivory, paintings, bronzes and silver from a Beverly Hills estate and a Palm Springs, Calif., collection;
  • Chinese and Sino-Tibetan scholars’ and Buddhist objects including: zitan, lacquer and huanghuali; together with fine screens and furniture from several local collections including the estate of Vi Rowe, Beverly Hills;
  • Numerous carved wood and ivory netsuke; together with fine snuff bottles in various materials, as well as carved jadeites from a New York collection;
  • Chinese ceramics including early pottery and fine dynastic porcelains; together with natural history items from two Colorado collections.

I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers is accepting consignments for 2013 auctions. The Asian Art market is still booming, with auction prices for many items five to 10 times higher than just one year ago, according to I.M. Chait. Contact the auctioneer for a no obligation auction estimate; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 310-285-0182.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Chinese carved ivory set of the Eight Immortals, well carved and attractively patinated on wood stands. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. I.M. Chait image. Antique Famille Rose porcelain vase decorated with birds and flowers. Estimate: $600-$800. I.M. Chait image. Chinese silk dragon robe, blue matallic thread. Estimate: $300-$400. I.M. Chait image.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:02
 

CY Antiques Gallery to hold Chinese specialty auction Dec. 28

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:24
Chinese white jade carved vase with dragon motif, Qing Dynasty, size: 17 x 9 x 3.2 centimeters. Estimate: $35,000-$45,000. Antiques Gallery image. CALGARY, Alberta – CY Antiques Gallery will auction nearly 300 lots of miscellaneous Chinese antiques along with traditional jades and jadeite on Friday, Dec. 28, beginning at 9 a.m. MST (8 a.m. Pacific). LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding

Among the highlights in the auction is a 6 3/4-inch Qing Dynasty white jade carved vase with dragon motif, which has a $35,000-$45,000 estimate.

Finely carved Chinese cabinets have the highest anticipated prices in the sale. A Qing Dynasty zitan cabinet having new fittings, 94.8 inches high by 94.8 inches wide, has an estimate of $200,000-$300,000. A pair of Qing Dynasty huanghuali cabinets, 97.2 inches high by 82.8 inches wide could bring $150,000-$200,000.

Other highlights include:

  • Lot 96 – Chinese huanghuali brush pot, 1960, size: 27 x 26 centimeters. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.
  • Lot 117 – Chinese soapstone Luohan carving, Qing Dynasty, size: 13 x 11 centimeters. Estimate: 1,000-$1,500.
  • Lot 248 – Wu Guanzhong 's engraving of limited edition, integrated version, made in 1992, size: 68 x 69 centimeters. Estimate: $800-$1,000.
  • Lot 225 – An 18K natural jadeite pendant with diamond, leaf motif, jadeite size: 3.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 centimeters. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

For details phone CY Antiques Galleries toll-free at 877-268-3984.

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Chinese huanghuali brush pot, 1960, size: 27 x 26 centimeters. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. CY Antiques Gallery image. Chinese soapstone Luohan carving, Qing Dynasty, size: 13 x 11 centimeters. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. CY Antiques Gallery image. Wu Guanzhong 's engraving of limited edition, integrated version, made in 1992, size: 68 x 69 centimeters. Estimate: $800-$1,000. CY Antiques Gallery image. Grade 18K natural jadeite pendant with diamond, leaf motif, jadeite size: 3.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 centimeters. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. Antiques Gallery image.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:45
 

Art, Asian, Americana all in John McInnis auction Dec. 31

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Monday, 17 December 2012 16:59

Oil on canvas ‘Gen. George Washington,’ attributed to John Trumbull (American 1756-1843), 30 x 24 ½ inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image.

AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers will conduct an important antique estates auction on New Year’s Eve day, Monday, Dec. 31, beginning at 10 a.m. EST. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction will feature paintings, Americana, Asian items including a beautiful selection of early robes, porcelains, lighting, marine, Continental, clocks, textiles, a quilt collection, Victoriana, silver and jewelry. Over 700 fresh estate lots will be sold with items coming from local estates on Boston’s North Shore.

Highlights include a painting by Park Soo Keun (Korean 1914-1965) titled Recess, descended from a Lutheran minister who lived in Seoul while on a humanitarian effort from 1954 to 1959 This painting has been consigned from a family member and has never been out of the family since it was acquired in the 1950s and carries an estimate of $200,000-$400,000.

Additional highlights include an 18th century North Shore period bonnet-top highboy; an important three-stone diamond ring (D,VVS1, 4.42 carats); a fire bucket descended from the Noyes family of Newburyport, Mass; a rare gold mourning locket containing hair of President Abraham Lincoln; exceptional detailed 19th century herbarium with sample plant forms from around the world; historical ephemera regarding the Custer massacre; early silver gilt reliquary holding the “True Cross of Jesus;” paintings by artists such as S.F.M. Badger, C. Myron Clark, George L. Noyes, Daubigny, Harry Smith, Henricks A. Hallett and Andy Warhol prints.

For details call John McInnis Auctioneers at 978-388-0400 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Oil on canvas ‘Gen. George Washington,’ attributed to John Trumbull (American 1756-1843), 30 x 24 ½ inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image. 

Turn of the century Native American woolen blanket, 114 1/2 x 68 inches. Estimate; $3,000-$5,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image. 

 Eightheenth century Boston North Shore bonnet-top highboy. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image.

Park Soo Keun (Korean 1914-1965) oil on board painting titled ‘Recess.’ Estimate: $200,000-$400,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image. 

 Signed Andy Warhol silkscreen on wallpaper ‘Cow.’ Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image.

One of nine Chinese robes. John McInnis Auctioneers image. 

Chinese carved hardwood screen with inset jade panels, 19th century. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. John McInnis Auctioneers image. 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 17:28
 

Carlyle enlists Old Masters for first fine art auction Dec. 19

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Monday, 17 December 2012 13:58

Giorgio Moroni (attributed to), untitled portrait, oil on wood panel, 10 x 12 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $10,000-20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

NEW YORK – Carlyle Auctions Inc., will feature an eclectic mix of paintings at its inaugural auction in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 19, including important old masters, French modern, American, and contemporary Latin and Iranian art. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Carlyle is a new boutique auction house focused on fine art. “Our objective is offering an eclectic mix of interesting, quality paintings in each sale – appealing to serious collectors and dealers. It’s an opportunity for collectors to make discovery’s and have fun,” Marks said.

The timing of the show is convenient for dealers looking to stock up on desirable inventory ahead of the Miami, Palm Beach and Los Angeles shows starting next month.

Highlights of the sale include Le Fille de Loth, an important Fontainebleau School painting circa 1590 by an artist in the circle of Francesco Primaticcio. The painting was featured in the Wildenstein Gallery’s Paris Exhibit “L’Ecole de Fontainebleau” in 1939. Estimate is $40,000-$60,000.

Certain to attract the attention of astute bidders is a small 16th century painting fragment of a portrait of a nobleman, attributed to Giovani Battitsa Moroni (1520-1579). The portrait was later modified into a head of Christ with thorns. Moroni is considered the premier portrait painter of the Renaissance. This lot bears all the hallmarks of Moroni’s style of the scrutinizing gaze and soft sfumato modeling.

The painting comes from an important old master collection in New York. Estimated at $20,000-$40,000.

Another Old Master highlight is an oil on panel Holy Family painting attributed to Giorgio Vasari with an estimate of $20,000-$40,000.

The auction will also feature a selection of European modern paintings. A highlight of the auction is a Jacques Germain abstract painting completed in 1960. This is the first painting by Germain to be featured in a U.S. auction since Sotheby’s sale of March 2011 set a record for a Jacques Germain painting (also painted in 1960).

Another French modern painting of interest is a 1958 abstract oil on board composition by the Russian-born Leon Zack (1892-1980), carrying a $6,000-$8,000 estimate.

The sale will also feature works by American masters including, Robert Brackman, Harry Chase, and impressionist painter Milton Bancroft. A highlight is a masterful pencil sketch by George Luks, estimated at a reasonable $1,500-$2,500.

The sale also features a rare and unusual selection of paintings by Iran Darroudi, a pioneering female Iranian contemporary artist. The four paintings featured in the auction were all seminal works produced in the 1960s and are expected to get spirited bidding from collectors in London and the Middle East.

Rounding out the auction will be European mid-century modern paintings by Levier, Fabien, Lignon, Calogero, and Pantuhoff expected to sell in the $1,000-$3,000 range.

This is the inaugural auction for Carlyle, which was started by fine art dealer Jack Marks.

“Since this is our first auction, savvy bidders will walk away with some real bargains,” said Marks. The initial auction will be online with LiveAuctioneers.com.

Carlyle Auctions preview gallery is located in the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center (Gallery #40) at 1050 Second Avenue (corner 55 street).

For additional information: phone (212) 960-8557.

Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Giorgio Moroni (attributed to), untitled portrait, oil on wood panel, 10 x 12 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $10,000-20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image. 

Francesco Primaticcio (circle of), ‘Le Fille de Loth,’ oil on canvas, 41 x 53 inches, 16th century. Estimate: $40,000-$80,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image. 

Giorgio Vasari (attributed to), ‘Holy Family,’ oil on wood panel, 21 x 26 inches, circa 1540. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image. 

Jacques Germain, untitled, oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches, 1960. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image. 

 Harry Chase, ‘On the Fishing Banks,’ oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches, 1880. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.

Leon Zack, untitled, 22 by 13 inches, oil on board, 1958. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image. 

Iran Darroudi, oil on paper, 16 x 24 inches, 1960. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image. 

George Benjamin Luks, untitled, pencil on paper, 8 by 10 inches, date unknown. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Carlyle Auctions Inc. image.   

 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 14:47
 

Zheng Zhong Auction to hold Asian specialty sale Dec. 23

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‘Eagle’ hanging scroll signed Jicheng. Estimate: $16,000-$20,000. Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. image.

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Zheng Zhong Auction Inc., which focuses on Asian works of art and the promotion of Chinese history and culture, will conduct just such an auction on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m. EST (1 p.m. Pacific). LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the nearly 400 lots.

The most highly regarded antique in the sale is a gilt bronze “parrot” jar, which carries an estimate of $180,000-$200,000. The starting bid for this item is $90,000.

Additional highlighs include:

Lot 393 – Scroll, signed Qi Gong, unmounted. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500.

Lot 307 – Map of China, 1855. Estimate: $50,000-$60,000.

Lot 235 – Rosewood armchair. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000.

Lot 359 – “Eagle” hanging scroll, signed Yao Jicheng. Estimate: $16,000-$20,000.

For details call Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. at 718-791-3187.



View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.



ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 ‘Eagle’ hanging scroll signed Jicheng. Estimate: $16,000-$20,000. Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. image.

Signed Qi Gong scroll. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500. Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. image. 

Gilt bronze ‘parrot’ jar. Estimate: $180,000-$200,000. Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. image. 

Map of China, 1855. Estimate: $50,000-$60,000. Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. image.

Rosewood armchair. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Zheng Zhong Auction Inc. image. 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 12:13
 

Government Auction offers fabulous jewelry, gold coins Dec. 22

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Huge green beryl gemstone. Estimate: $10,332-$20,664. Government Auction image.

TEHACHAPI, Calif. – Government Auction.com will offer high-end jewelry assets, antiques, art and gold coins at an auction on Saturday, Dec. 22. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The auction will begin with a 14K gold ring bearing a 28.21-carat oval cut ruby. Having an appraised value of $19,600, the ring is expected to sell for at least $9,800.

Other highlights include:

  • Lot 25 – An 1880-S $5 U.S Liberty Head type gold coin. Estimate: $1,425-$2,850.
  • Lot 41 – Oval cut green beryl gemstone, 793.85 carats, appraisal value: $20,600. Estimate: $10,332-$20,664.
  • Lot 69 – Marc Chagall Sorcerer of Music print, museum framed and matted. Estimate: $300-$600.
  • Lot 955 – Coach Daisy Signature khaki and gold purse. Estimate: $210-$420.

For details call Government Auction at 661-823-1543.

Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Huge green beryl gemstone. Estimate: $10,332-$20,664. Government Auction image. 

Oval cut ruby ring, 28.21 carats, 14K yellow gold. Estimate: $9,823-$19,646. Government Auction image. 

1880-S $5 U.S Liberty Head type gold coin. Estimate: $1,425-$2,850. Government Auction image. 

 Marc Chagall 'Sorcerer of Music' print. Estimate: $300-$600. Government Auction image.

Coach purse, Daisy Signature, khaki and gold. Estimate: $210-$420. Government Auction image.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 16:36
 

Asian antiques to light up Gordon Converse auction Dec. 29

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Finely carved Chinese Huanghuali chest, 12 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches (est. 2,000-$4,000). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Nearly 500 lots of Chinese and Asian objects, many of them rare and highly collectible pieces drawn from prominent estates and collections, will be sold in an Internet-only auction to be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. Pacific) by Gordon S. Converse & Co., based in Strafford, Pa.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

“This sale features a wide variety of items,” said Todd Converse of Gordon S. Converse & Co., “including stamps and currency, carved zitan furniture and brushpots, seals and scrolls, bronze and jade, porcelain and bamboo.” He added, “It is our largest auction ever, in terms of total number of lots – and it just may be one of our largest grossing auctions ever, too.”

Converse pointed to the rapidly burgeoning market for quality Chinese and Asian antiques as the reason for his optimism. “These last few years have seen an explosion in the demand for such objects,” he said. It’s coming not just from stateside collectors but from bidders overseas, including the Chinese. Their emerging wealthy class has discretionary cash to spend.”

Perhaps the top lot of the auction will be a pair of Chinese carved zitan chairs, with fine and sophisticated carving. Each chair measures 41 inches by 25 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches and the pair carries an estimate of $5,000-$10,000. Another candidate is a Chinese Qing Buddhist book with Imperial jade pages (est. $4,000-$6,000). Each page measures 5 3/4 inches by 9 inches.

Certain to attract attention is a set of four 18th or 19th century double-paneled fine antique Chinese Kesi-like silk embroidered examples, which were apparently part of a set (est. $1,250-$2,500). These feature finely detailed stitch work, depicting figurals of the Chinese culture of the time, all of the highest quality. “These rank among the best we’ve ever seen,” Converse said. Collectors of Chinese huanghuali pieces will not be disappointed. Offered will be a chest with very fine carving, 12 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches by 9 inches (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a lunch box boasting finely carved flying dragons, 10 inches by 14 inches (est. $500-$800). Also sold will be a fine Chinese silk and metallic palace rug, 70 inches by 90 inches (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Additional offerings will include a 19th century Chinese crystal mountain-shaped brush holder with detailed carvings (est. $1,000-$2,000); a Chinese hardwood brushpot, 5 1/4 inches tall (est. $300-$500); and a large Chinese Qing Imperial green jade seal, with 18 smaller seals, in a Zitan box with a finely carved cover, measuring 9 1/2 inches by 13 inches (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Collectors of Chinese paper money will be able to bid on currency bills in multiple lots, with estimates ranging from $400 to $800. Chinese stamps will feature a group of 318 early stamps (Qing Dynasty to Republic) housed in an album (est. $400-$600); and a collection of People’s Republic of China stamps (quantity unknown) expected to hammer for $200-$300.

A pair of large Ming Dynasty cricket cages measuring 6 inches by 10 1/2 inches, with the lidded vessels having a pierced top and decorated in multicolors, with dragon tracing along the sides, should realize $800-$1,250. Also sold will be a Chinese famille rose teapot, decorated with a landscape view and showing the artist’s mark, diminutive at 5 3/4 inches tall (est. $500-$800).

A ruyi is a Chinese amulet in the form of a curved, lobed scepter, meant to bestow good wishes for the prosperity of the recipient. The 19th or 20th century zitan ruyi with jade in this sale is 14 1/2 inches long and should bring $300-$500. Also, a square Chinese famille verte brush pot, marked on the bottom and standing 5 inches tall, carries an estimate of $200-$400.

Other expected top lots include a Chinese watercolor landscape book, 12 pages, 10 1/2 inches by 14 1/2 inches closed (est. $200-$400); a Chinese Daoguang dragon charger, 13 1/4 inches in diameter (est. $800-$1,250); a Chinese porcelain panel, unframed, 14 1/2 inches by 10 inches (est. $200-$400); a late 19th century Chinese Tianhuang stone, signed Deng Sun Mu (est. $500-$700); and a 19th century Chinese carved green Duan inkstone in a stone case (est. $400-$600).

Internet live bidding is being facilitated by LiveAucioneers.com. Bidders can log on now, at http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/35659.

Gordon S. Converse & Co. is always accepting quality consignments. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection call the company at 610-722-9004 or e-mail to either This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Finely carved Chinese Huanghuali chest, 12 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches (est. 2,000-$4,000). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

Gorgeous pair of Chinese zitan chairs with fine and sophisticated carving (est. $5,000-$1,000). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

Fine Chinese silk and metallic rug, palace-size at 70 inches by 96 inches (est. $2,000-$3,000). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

Chinese hardwood brushpot standing 5 1/4 inches high (est. $300-$500). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

Chinese Qing imperial green jade seals in zitan box with finely carved cover (est. $1,000-$2,000). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

Chinese Qing Buddhist book with imperial green jade pages, eight pages total (est. $4,000-$6,000). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

One of four 18th or 19th century framed Kesi-like Chinese silk embroideries, to be sold as one lot (est. $1,250-$2,500). Gordon S. Converse & Co. image.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 16:43
 

Carstens Galleries auction Dec. 19 a reason to celebrate

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Chiparus 'Hindu Dancer,' patinated and enameled bronze and ivory on marble base, 23 1/4 inches high. Carstens Galleries image.

BOCA RATON, Florida. – On Wednesday, Dec. 19, commencing at 6 p.m. EST, Carstens Galleries will present its Festive Season Auction, featuring a choice selection of antiques and fine decorations. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding during the sale.

The star lot of the auction is an authentic sculpture by D. Chiparus, lot 1370, referred as Hindu Dancer, as cataloged in the Alberto Shayo book of Chiparus works.

Another excellent lot is a Chinese ivory carving depicting the Mountain Men. Other lots of notable importance are a marble sculpture by C. Lapini, a celebrated sculptor born in 1848 in Florence, known for his excellent genre and group figures. Lot 1366 is titled Sorpresa, and signed in Florence in the year 1883. A must see lot ( 1175), is a unique carved mammoth tusk, with an equally impressive carved wood base supporting over 75 inches of the length of this rare fossil, converted to an ageless work of art.

The Oriental and European works of art in this auction have been chosen by us for their high quality and beauty. This auction will also have quite a large selection of pocket watches, and a first-class small list of bookplates, ex-libris.

Other offerings among the over 400 lots in this exhibition of our gallery, include European oil paintings, selections of Art Deco and splendid chandeliers, Tina Modotti photographs, rare China export plates, and a beautiful assortment of bronzes and porcelain vases. Towards the end of the auction, we are offering , from a private collection, over 20 hand-painted Limoges miniatures of interesting motifs and in celebration of the millenium.

As usual, Carstens Galleries as a service to its bidders, specifies in its catalogs the estimated shipping cost of almost all its lots, and for very heavy or large items, requests information about destination of a sold lot to provide the buyer with correct information and possible subsequent shipping by Carstens Galleries.

For additional information about any lot in this sale, call Claudio Calderon at Carstens Galleries 561-393 6067 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

 Chiparus 'Hindu Dancer,' patinated and enameled bronze and ivory on marble base, 23 1/4 inches high. Carstens Galleries image.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 14:20
 

Contempory works to sell at CapitoliumArt s.r.l. Dec. 20

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Arman Fernandez (1928-2005) Untitled, 2003, mixed media on canvas. Estimate: 10,000-12,000 euros, ($13,075-$15,690). CapitoliumArt s.r.l. image.

BRESCIA, Italy – Nearly 100 works of modern and contemporary art will be auctoned to the highest bidders on Thursday, Dec. 20, by CapitoliumArt s.r.l. The auction will begin at 4 p.m. local time, 7 a.m. Pacific. LiveAucitoneers.com will provide Internet live bidding

The auction will begin with an Andy Warhol Moa wallpaper serigraph and wrap up with a Piero Fornasetti (Italian 1913-1988) ceramic bust of a woman.

Highlights include:

  • Lot 20 – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Untitled, 1970. Etching, 64 x76 cm, 20/50 indicated in pencil. Estimate: 20,000-25,000 euros ($26.150-$32,688).
  • Lot 88 – Arman Fernandez (1928-2005) Untitled, 2003, mixed media on canvas. 82 x 60 cm, pieces of a stringed musical instrument, traces of color and collection tubes on canvas. Estimate: 10,000-12,000 euros, ($13,075-$15,690).
  • Lot 87 – Xavier Bueno (1915-1979) Untitled, 1967, oil on canvas. 50 x 40 cm, signature in the upper left corner. Estimate: 9,000-12,000 euros ($11,767-$15,690).
  • Lot 89 – Eduard Pignon (1905-1993) Ostend, 1949, oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm, signed and dated lower right. Estimate: 10,000-12,000 euros ($13,075-$15,690).
  • Lot 90 – Eugenio Carmi (b. 1920) Composition, 1972, acrylics on canvas, 114 x 88 cm, signed and dated lower right. Estimate: 15,000-20,000 euro ($19,612-$26,150).

In addition CapitoliumArt s.r.l. will conduct two auction sessions of Old Master and 19th paintings on Wednesday, Dec. 19, with Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

For information call 0039 030 48400.

Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Arman Fernandez (1928-2005) Untitled, 2003, mixed media on canvas. Estimate: 10,000-12,000 euros, ($13,075-$15,690). CapitoliumArt s.r.l. image.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Untitled, 1970, etching. Estimate: 20,000-25,000 euros ($26.150-$32,688). CapitoliumArt s.r.l. image.

Xavier Bueno (1915-1979) Untitled, 1967, oil on canvas. Estimate: 9,000-12,000 euros ($11,767-$15,690). CapitoliumArt s.r.l. image.

Eduard Pignon (1905-1993) ‘Ostend,’ 1949, oil on canvas. Estimate: 10,000-12,000 euros ($13,075-$15,690). CapitoliumArt s.r.l. image.

Eugenio Carmi (b. 1920) ‘Composition,’ 1972, acrylics on canvas. Estimate: 15,000-20,000 euro ($19,612-$26,150). CapitoliumArt s.r.l. image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:17
 

More Marilyn Monroe magic at DESA Unicum auction Dec. 17

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Photographed by Milton H. Greene in 1956, this portrait of Marilyn Monroe was printed in 1997. It is estimated to sell for as much as $2,500. DESA Unicum image.

WARSAW – DESA Unicum will auction nearly 150 lots of photographs of Hollywood stars by the late celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene on Monday, Dec. 17. Two thirds of the images are of Marilyn Monroe. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Other movie stars featured in the auction include Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Anita Ekberg, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.

Marilyn remains the focus of the auction, however. Highlighted lots include:

  • Lot 44 – Marilyn Monroe photograph by Milton H. Greene (1922-1985). Marilyn seated on the stone steps of an old building, vintage print, exposition and copy date: 1956, black-white photograph on barite paper, 22 x 28 cm, backside stamp: “AUTHENTIC ORYGINAL PHOTOGRAF BY MILTON H. GREENE,” Joshua Greene Archive certificate. Estimate: 8,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($2,559-$9,596).
  • Lot 22 – Marilyn Monroe photograph by Milton H. Greene. Marilyn seated behind a black draped chair against a black backdrop, vintage print, exposition and copy date: 1956, black-white photograph/barite paper, 35.5 x 28 cm, backside stamp: “PHOTOGRAPHED BY MILTON H. GREENE,” Joshua Greene Archive certificate. Estimate: 8,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($2,559-$9,596).
  • Lot 21 – Marilyn Monroe photograph by Milton H. Greene. Marilyn Monroe lying on her back against a black background, lifetime print, exposition date: 1956, black-white photograph/barite paper, 40.5 x 50.5 cm, backside stamp: “PHOTOGRAPHED BY MILTON H. GREENE” and stamp “AUTHENTIC ORYGINAL PHOTOGRAPH BY MILTON H. GRRENE” and signature "Milton H. Greene.” Estimate: 6,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($1,918-$9,596).
  • Lot 146 – Marilyn Monroe photographs by Milton H. Greene. Marilyn seated in two poses, lifetime print, exposition date: 1954, color photograph/photograph paper, 40.5 x 50.5 cm (sheet), backside stamp: “COPYRIGHT MILTON H. GREENE.” Estimate: 5,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($1,598-$9,596).

The auction will begin Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Photographed by Milton H. Greene in 1956, this portrait of Marilyn Monroe was printed in 1997. It is estimated to sell for as much as $2,500. DESA Unicum image. 

 Marilyn Monroe photograph by Milton H. Greene. vintage print, exposition and copy date: 1956. Estimate: 8,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($2,559-$9,596). DESA Unicum image.

 Marilyn Monroe photograph by Milton H. Greene. Vintage print, exposition and copy date: 1956. Estimate: 8,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($2,559-$9,596). DESA Unicum image.

Marilyn Monroe photograph by Milton H. Greene. Lifetime print, exposition date: 1956. Estimate: 6,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($1,918-$9,596). DESA Unicum image. 

Marilyn Monroe photographs by Milton H. Greene. Lifetime print, exposition date: 1954. Estimate: 5,000-30,000 Polish zloty ($1,598-$9,596). DESA Unicum image. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:54
 

Gift-worthy items available at Revolving Vault auction Dec. 16

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‘King Kong’ by Michael Meazell. The Revolving Vault image.

HOUSTON – Revolving Vault Auction & Estate Services will hold their second auction, titled “Truly Unique Holiday Gifts,” on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. CST (2 p.m. Pacific). The Revolving Vault has chosen this unconventional start time to introduce new auction buyers to their eclectic array of items from around the world. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Almost all of their pieces are one of a kind and are sure to tempt those searching for the unique, the collectible and the beautiful. This auction’s offerings will include more than 450 lots, including fine art, jewelry, crystal, accessories, as well as a vast assortment of collectibles featuring militaria, sports memorabilia and pop culture.

The “Truly Unique Holiday Gifts” auction will include an array of fine art including abstract, expressionism, pop culture art, Native-American, realism, photography and animation from artists including Michael Macedo Meazell, Jim Hudek, Juan Carlos Breceda, Blake Ballard and Brody Neuenschwander, to name a few.

Michael Macedo Meazell is a prominent Houston artist that creates work, which combines elements of assemblage and collage with digital technologies. His techniques are changing the art world’s idea of mixed media. Using found objects, the artist creates digital collages by layering manipulated computer scans, then outputting onto aluminium panels to which he later adds paint by hand. This auction features both King Kong and Spaceship (estimate: $7,000-$9,000).

Jim Hudek is a Houston artist who is quickly gaining a devoted following to his abstract expressionist art. He is passionate about his work and feels it is representational of his other obsession, jazz music. The free style of jazz is an inspiration art form that he transcribes into a visual image. His abstract paintings and mixed-media are both included in the auction (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Juan Carlos Breceda was born in Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico and studied at La Exmeralda, the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Carving, as well as the famous San Carlos Art School. Women and animals are the central theme in his work, which demonstrates intense color schemes and rough, brush strokes, discarding depth or perspective. The Revolving Vault features several items from its collection, including mixed media, watercolor and drawings (estimate: $900-$4,000).

Blake Ballard is an emerging mixed-media artist out of Atlanta who creates portraits of pop-culture icons and brings them to life through his crystal glitter technique. He has studied under the likes of Richard Rowley, a famous Hollywood abstract artist in the early 1980s. Ballard has been stunning audiences with his life-size icons including his work Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson (estimate: $2,500-$5,000), which will be up for bid Sunday. Marianne Levy’s work Monkey and Bite Me (est. $500-$750) will also be among the ranks of Blake Ballard. Her sculptures are an amazingly vivid mix of human, nature and animal imagery, which focus on gender, sexuality and re-appropriation of symbols and myths.

An expansive collection of Brody Neuenschwander work will also be present. He is an artist originally from Houston who currently resides in Bruges, Belgium. A graduate and scholar of Princeton, his background is in medieval manuscript illumination, calligraphy, text art and installation art. Neuenschwander began teaching calligraphy in Bruges in 1993 and has had an influence on calligraphers in the country ever since.

One of his pieces The Eyes Have It original has been featured in Le Jardin des Mots an artist book printed in Paris featuring the works of calligraphy artists. This piece is a collage of rice paper with antique documents on Rives BFK printmaking paper, Chinese ink, gouache and applied doll’s eyes. A signed print of this piece will be up for auction (estimate: $2,500-$3,500).

“We pride ourselves in carrying items that are distinctive, superior quality and collectible. It’s amazing to think of the journey that many of our pieces have experienced to get to our gallery. It’s difficult to select only a few items to feature,” said Tracie Martin, owner of The Revolving Vault.

The “Truly Unique Holiday Gifts” session will also host a large amount of militaria, including: Civil War-era black powder flasks and rare gunpowder tins, World War I and World War II trench art and authentic military helmets and uniforms, among others. These decorative sculptures are directly linked to historical battles and consist of materials such as artillery shells, casings and other materials. Included in this auction are sculptures, vases and candlesticks, which are sure to please any military collector. Also up for auction will also be an antique Winchester Model 600A 10-gauge signal/salute cannon (estimate: $1,500-$2,000) with ammunition included.

The auction will host many glass and pottery items. Among these items are famous names that include works by Fenton, Hull, Wedgwood, McCoy, Murano Glass, JW Fite, Indiana Heirloom, Waterford and Lalique. Carnival, hand-blown and Depression glass, as well as fine cut-crystal, antique stoneware, and hand-made pottery will also be sold. A highlight will be the antique weather vanes/lightning rods showcasing both glass and ceramic balls. These obscure articles of early Americana are one of the fastest growing collectibles in the country today. The release of Rod Krupka’s book, The Complete Book of Lightning Rod Balls in 1995 captured the decorative imagination of collectors and the hobby has spread – like lightning. Among the elite pottery world, it’s worthy to note that two stunning items of Teco, the American Terra Cotta Tile and Ceramic Co., will be featured in the auction: a matte green glaze buttressed bowl and rectangular lidded box (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Touch any woman’s heart with the array of discounted jewelry, watches and handbags, including a stunning 10.51-carat black and white diamond 14K gold ring (full GLA appraisal $13,000), a 26.13-carat sapphire and 1.66-carat diamond bracelet (full GLA Appraisal $25,000) and an Omega Constellation watch with mother of pearl face and diamondb (estimate: $2,000-$3,000). A vintage Chanel handbag with tassel and long strap is featured as well (estimate: $1,750-$3,500).

Men are not to be left out, however, as an assortment of timepieces and sports memorabilia are included. The auction features a Breitling Bentley Flying B watch (estimate: $12,000-$15,000) and 1940s man’s Rolex Oyster watch (est. $1,500- $3,000). The sports memorabilia collection is what legends are made of and include Jim Spence authenticated signatures from professional baseball players, golfers, U.S. presidents, and dignitaries such as Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, President Dwight Eisenhower, President Gerald Ford, Duke of Windsor, Payne Stewart, Arnold Palmer and Lou Brock, among others.

The Revolving Vault accepts high-quality consignments and purchases estates. For any questions or inquiries call them at 731-636-9730. Or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Internet live bidding for Sunday’s auction will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

‘King Kong’ by Michael Meazell. The Revolving Vault image. 

 Breitling Bentley Flying B wristwatch. The Revolving Vault image.

Black and white diamond ring. The Revolving Vault image. 

‘Elements of Before and After’ by Jim Hudek. The Revolving Vault image. 

Lightning rod and balls. The Revolving Vault image. 

Original work by Juan Carlos Breceda. The Revolving Vault image. 

Teco bowl by the American Terra Cotta and Ceramic Co. The Revolving Vault image. 

Winchester Model 98 10-gauge signal salute cannon. The Revolving Vault image. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:53
 
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