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Parade of dolls, toys & trains in Stephenson's Aug. 16 auction

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 15:14

Hubley die-cast P-40 fighter jet plane in camouflage, from the Capt. GR Webster collection. Stephenson’s image.

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – If antique and vintage toy collectors could keep one source a secret to themselves, it would be Stephenson’s Auctioneers’ Doll, Toy & Train Auctions. Estate specialists who cover the Greater Philadelphia tri-state area, Stephenson’s experts have access to many long-held collections that aren’t even known to the collecting hobby. The next Stephenson’s toy auction to watch for is a 300-lot event slated for Friday, August 16th. The start time is 10 a.m. Eastern, and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A prime candidate for top-lot status is a choice Lionel Freight Train Set No. 2293W. The circa-1961 set is complete with Pennsylvania GG-1 electric locomotive, milk car, transformer car, caboose, signal posts and even the four factory vehicles toted on the auto transport car. The set is in mint condition with outstanding paint and retains both its set box and individual boxes for storing the loco, tender and freight cars.

The railway yard is brimming with other desirable toy trains, including two boxed Marx sets: an O gauge remote control set No. 4640 and an Allstate set No. 9625. Additionally there are K-Line O gauge trains and accessories; Marklin HO train cars, accessories and track; a Mantua HO set including Santa Fe engine and tender; MTH Union Pacific No. 3977 steam engine and tender; and other Lionel productions, including a boxed No. 460 Piggy Back transportation set and ZW transformer.

Some real gems await collectors in Stephenson’s final offering of vintage aviation toys from the collection of highly decorated Vietnam War pilot Captain GR Webster. Among the highlights are a tin WWI biplane with hand-painted lead pilot, probably by Soldats d’Antan Paris; a Japanese tin-litho Fury Jet wind-up flying plane, West German PN-240 tin friction Skyray jet, boxed Wilson’s of Cleveland remote control F-84 Thunderjet, and boxed ASC Japan tin-litho friction-powered F-86 Jet Fighter. The selection also includes airplane ashtrays, British and US government recognition training model aircraft, trench art model aircraft and boxed Testors BD-5 gas-engine-powered aircraft.

A wealth of other toys will be offered, with the list sounding like the window display of an early to mid-20th-century New York toy store. There are die-cast racecars from all leading manufacturers, tin-litho windups including Lehmanns, Britains circus figurines, pressed-steel trucks, boxed 1960s GI Joes, a boxed Revell Gran Turismo Racing Set and ultra-desirable Aurora monster models.

A large portion of the sale is dedicated to fresh-to-the-market dolls, led by a beautiful collection of 1950s Vogue strung Ginny walkers. Many are in their original outfits, and some retain their wardrobe trunks. Standout doll lots include a 1948-49 Ginny Cinderella, 1950s Nancy Ann-style 18-inch “Lemon Froth” show doll, 1960s Barbies, German bisque-head dolls, including examples by Armand Marseille, Bergmann, Heubach, Simon & Halbig and many other prestigious names. Madame Alexander creations include a rare Susie Q cloth doll, 1930s-40s composition Eskimo and Hawaiian dolls; a 1950s “Godey Lady” in tagged, original outfit; an all-original 1930s composition McGuffey Ana, and a 14-inch Cinderella. Other 1930s composition dolls by Madame Alexander include Snow White and Princess Elizabeth.

Ideal composition and vinyl Shirley Temple dolls offered in the sale span the 1930s to 1950s. Other coveted dolls set to cross the auction block include a Norah Wellings “Mountie,” Horsman Elizabeth Taylor in original packaging with outfits, a vintage Horsman Style 30 Mouseketeer in original box, Vogue Jill dolls, Mary Hoyer hard plastic dolls, Kewpies, Effanbee Patsy-Ann and Anne-Shirley composition dolls, Ideal Little Miss Revlon dolls and a 1950s Royal Revlon-type fashion doll.

“There are many unusual dolls in our upcoming auction, as well as many lots of doll clothing, doll parts, and doll house furniture by Schoenhut, Strombecker and Renwal. These types of items are very popular with collectors who come to our sales,” said Stephenson’s Auctioneers owner Cindy Stephenson.

Where dolls go, teddy bears and soft toys often follow. The August 16th auction is no exception and includes a US Zone Germany jointed mohair Yes/No bear and an array of 1950s Steiff animals.

A grouping of vintage Halloween collectibles adds whimsy and a festive feel to the sale selection. There are Halloween decorations and die-cuts (some by Beistle), early German Halloween streamers, and a 1925 Dennison’s crepe paper salesman’s sample book decorated with bats and witches. Glass ornaments – both boxed and loose – recall the special memories of Christmases past that every family can relate to.

Stephenson’s Friday, August 16 Dolls, Toys & Trains Auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The company’s gallery is located at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton, PA 18966. Inspection is on Thursday, August 15, from 3-6 p.m., and on auction day from 9-10 a.m.

For additional information on any auction lot, 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

Hubley die-cast P-40 fighter jet plane in camouflage, from the Capt. GR Webster collection. Stephenson’s image.

Lionel Freight Set No. 2293W, mint in original set box and individual boxes. Stephenson’s image.

1930s Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth composition doll. Stephenson’s image.

Simon & Halbig 1078 bisque socket-head doll. Stephenson’s image.

1950s Steiff poodles in Steiff box, and Steiff ‘Floppy Zotty.’ Stephenson’s image.

Revell Gran Turismo Racing set in original box. Stephenson’s image.

Grouping of vintage Halloween paper collectibles. Stephenson’s image.

Assortment of vintage Christmas decorations including glass ornaments, garlands, etc. Stephenson’s image.

Louis Marx 'Marx-A-Copter' with original box (not shown). Stephenson’s image.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 16:24
 

Woody Auction selling Native American artifacts Sept. 7

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:10

Rare Ripley pattern glass double kerosene wedding lamp with milk glass base, with original lid. Woody Auction image.

WICHITA, Kan. – The single-owner lifetime collection of Richard and Linda Popp of Hutchinson, Kan., — serious collectors of Native American artifacts and antiques in many other categories—will be sold on Saturday, Sept. 7, by Woody Auction starting at 9:30 a.m. Central. Over 500 lots will be offered.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

“The Popps have collected a wide variety of antiques over the years and have decided to now offer their entire collection at public auction without reserve,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan. “Everything will sell, regardless of price. Since the 1960s, Richard has personally gone out on numerous outings and found many of the items featured in this auction.”

In addition to the numerous Native American artifacts, there will also be an outstanding selection of quality lamps, art glass, smoking memorabilia, furniture items and more.

“This auction includes the largest Native American collection we have sold in over 25 years,” Woody remarked. “There are nearly 50 prehistoric effigy pipes (pipes made in the likeness of an animal), as well as ceremonial axes, beaded boots and moccasins, baskets, blankets and more. There is also a lamp collection, smoking memorabilia and advertising items.”

The prehistoric stone effigy platform pipes—enormously popular with collectors—are certain to attract keen bidder interest. Examples include one of a bear figure, made from highly polished white stone (Scioto Cty., Ohio); another bear, crafted from polished green and brown stone (origin unknown); and a frog and fish from highly polished red stone (origin unknown).

Additional effigy pipes will include one of an owl clutching a kill in its talons, made from highly polished gray stone (origin unknown); one of a bird figure made from highly polished red stone (origin unknown); one of a crouching human figure, made from polished red stone (origin unknown); and one of a turtle (Sullivan Cty., Tenn.). All the pipes are 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches in length.

Other Native American artifacts will feature a prehistoric Elko Corner notched black obsidian arrow head, with certificate of authenticity from Tom Davis; an authentic 20 1/2 inch North American Indian octopus bag with finely detailed beaded design, circa 1890s; and a prehistoric Mimbres Indian pottery bowl with original fish design and probe hole on the bottom.

Also offered will be a prehistoric corner tang stone knife of gray stone in fine condition, 5 1/2 inches in length (Texas Cty., Okla.); a 3 1/2 inch prehistoric clovis stone point (Scotts Bluff), white with orange mottling and showing a flute on the reverse side, a nice example; and a 2 1/2 inch prehistoric stone point made from brown stone with heavy oxidation (no location indicated).

Items not related to Native American artifacts will be plentiful as well. A lot to watch is an original five-piece Copeland “Spodes Tower” lazy susan featuring four 14-inch sectional covered casserole dishes, which together make up the circular form around a 9 1/2-inch covered two-handled tureen. The set, in red and white tones, is on a 20-inch-diameter wooden turntable.

Lamps worth noting are a Ripley pattern glass double kerosene wedding lamp with milk glass base, having a clear pattern glass font with center match holder that still has the original glass lid; and a figural metal Art Deco lamp with two unmarked Czechoslovakian orange mottled water basket shades set over lights, showing a nude woman wearing a yoke and carrying baskets.

Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 316-747-2694. Email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Intenet at www.LiveAucitoneers.com.

 



ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Rare Ripley pattern glass double kerosene wedding lamp with milk glass base, with original lid. Woody Auction image.

Large steatite effigy pipe in the form of a rabbit (Bartow County, Ga.), 9 1/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches. Woody Auction image.

Pair of 12-inch-tall Indian beaded leather boots, in overall nice condition, some bead damage. Woody Auction image.

Prehistoric smooth stone ceremonial ax (found in Hale Cty., Ala., 1936), 11 inches by 7 inches. Woody Auction image.

Prehistoric Mimbres Indian pottery bowl with probe hole on the bottom and original fish design. Woody Auction image.

Rare figural metal Art Deco lamp with two unmarked Czechoslovakian orange mottled shades. Woody Auction image.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:09
 

Robot rarities, toys and banks lead Morphy’s Sept. 6-7 auction

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 16:04

Masudaya battery-operated Radicon Robot from ‘Gang of Five’ series, Japanese, 14¾in. tall, offered with original box (not shown). Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Morphy Auctions image.

DENVER, Pa. – More than 1,100 lots of fantastic antique and vintage toys, banks, sports collectibles and Americana lots are waiting to take the spotlight at Morphy Auctions’ Sept. 6-7 auction, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. It’s one of the most comprehensive toy lineups to appear at Morphy’s in some time and is topped by a premier array of robots and space toys: the 35-year Enzo Pertoldi collection.

Many pieces in the auction were sourced from important, long-held collections, including the Ray and Theresa Jones collection of antique occupational shaving mugs, which will open the sale.

“The September sale contains Part II of the Jones collection,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy, “and like Part I, which we sold earlier this year, it contains many rare, fine examples.”

Highlights among the 130 lots of mugs include Lot 41, depicting a lighthouse, est. $1,000-$1,500; Lot 43, a greenhouse; and Lot 90, which has an actual photographic image of an electric trolley car, est. $1,500-$2,000. Reflecting the late Ray Jones’ career in the US Navy, the grouping features several mugs with a nautical theme, including Lot 98, which depicts shipbuilders working on the hull of a boat, est. $1,000-$1,500.

More than 140 lots of mechanical and still banks will be offered on day one. Top mechanical banks include Lot 300, a Reclining Chinaman, est. $3,000-$5,000; and Lot 301, a Boy Scout bank in excellent to near-mint condition, est. $4,000-$6,000. Lot 256, a scarce and highly desirable Darktown Battery mechanical bank trade card, is expected to make $3,000-$4,000. Notable among the still banks is Lot 227, an A.C. Williams Statue of Liberty in near-mint-plus condition, est. $700-$1,000.

The chatter level has been high in the robot-collecting community since Morphy’s first announced it would be auctioning the Enzo Pertoldi robot and space toy collection. Built over a 35-year period, the collection is one that has “captured the curiosity of robot fans for decades, even though few collectors ever had the chance to view it in Enzo’s home,” said Morphy. “We think curiosity about its contents will attract potential bidders from all over the world. It contains many examples with provenance from the Davidson, Griffith, Lesser and Paul Lips collections. Everyone knows Enzo’s collection is one of the all-time greats.”

Some of the top entries in the Pertoldi collection are:

Boxed robots: Domed Easelback, Pinocchio Robot, rare Piston-Action Robbie variation, blue Smoking Spaceman, Space Scout, Radar Robot a k a Topolino, and Interplanetary Explorer. Other important robots: Lavender Robot, Radicon Robot, Missile Robot, Hook Robot and Tremendous Mike.

Boxed space toys: Gold Star, Space Mobile and Pilot, Robbie Construction Roller Vehicle, Space Refuel Station, Space Fighter, Space Racecar, Space Patrol with missiles, TV Space Control Car, Flying Saucer X3, Moon Patrol Vehicle, X9 Space Robot Car. Other important space toys: X12 Moon Rocket, and white Space Control Car with two astronauts.

Tin toys include a single-owner collection of early Popeye toys, dolls and figures, including boxed Linemar favorites: Lot 859, Popeye Spinning Olive Oyl in a Chair; and Lot 860, Popeye Cyclist. Other Popeye standouts include Lot 850, a rare Jaymar jointed wood Popeye in box; Lot 851, an Effanbee Popeye soft doll with original spinach-can tag; and Lot 852, the best known example of a Chein Ideal jointed wood Popeye.

Mickey Mouse toys add color and fun to the lineup. Top lots include Lot 865, a Linemar train set in scarce original box with cardboard background; Lot 863, a boxed Mickey prewar celluloid cyclist; and Lot 869, a Lars (Italy) 4ft-tall Mickey doll.

Many of the most popular brands are represented in a fleet of pressed-steel vehicles in the auction, e.g., Buddy ‘L’ and Smith-Miller. Highlights include Lot 889, a mint/boxed Buddy ‘L’ red Scarab car, and an exceptional Banner emergency truck.

An assortment of cast-iron cars, trucks, cabs, tractors and horse-drawn vehicles will be offered, as well. Lot 893, a Smith-Miller fire truck in original box with inserts and tags; Lot 150, an elusive Ives Phoenix fire pumper toy with all seven firemen and driver; and a complete Bell Telephone truck, are within the grouping.

Beautiful games and puzzles that showcase the superior artistry and lithographic prowess of late-19th-century toy manufacturers await bidders. Lot 921, a Fireman puzzle in original box; and Lot 922, a Wild West game, are both by McLoughlin Bros. Lot 923, a Moose Hunt game by Chaffee & Selchow, is believed to be the only known example.

Lineol toy soldiers from the collection of Dennis Fontana, who authored the book “War Toys, Vol. 2,” comprise another exciting category in the sale. Among the more than 140 lots are several tinplate vehicles, many composition soldiers, and hard-to-find Lineol horse-drawn military equipment in different sizes. Along with the 7.5cm WW2 toy soldiers, this collection contains many other figures in larger scales. Highlights include an early 19cm marcher, some 11.5cm soldiers, and a fine 14cm mounted officer.

A large selection of sports memorabilia includes autographs from Baseball Hall of Famers, including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Satchel Paige; an extensive collection of 1930s-60s sports cards, a nice collection of 1930s mini pennants (including one for Babe Ruth), and numerous signed jerseys, photos and documents. Selected highlights include a 1931 Philadelphia Athletics team-signed baseball, with many Hall of Famers represented; two excellent player-endorsed games (Lot 1091, Say Hey Willie Mays; Lot 1092, Yogi Berra); and Lots 1104 and 1105, advertising signs featuring Ted Williams in an endorsement for the soft drink Moxie. An unusual entry is Lot 931, a baseball signed by 11 Apollo astronauts with impeccable provenance. Morphy Auctions Chief Operating Officer Tom Sage Jr. explained that the ball belonged to a man who worked with NASA on the Apollo project at Rockwell. “It comes directly from the man’s wife and is accompanied by an original photo of the astronauts at an LA Dodgers game,” Sage said.

Among the many other notable lots in the sale are Ives, Bing, Lionel and American Flyer trains; Lot 911, a great-looking 1937 Schwinn Excelsior boy’s bicycle; and Lot 880, a very rare 1958 Marx Telephone Repair Unit display with truck, figures, tools, accessories and instructions sheet.

For additional information on any item in Morphy’s Sept. 6-7 auction, call 717-335-3435 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Both sessions will start at 9 a.m., with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

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

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Masudaya battery-operated Radicon Robot from ‘Gang of Five’ series, Japanese, 14¾in. tall, offered with original box (not shown). Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Morphy Auctions image.

Yonezawa X-27 Explorer robot, tin litho and painted, crank-wind, Japanese, 9¼in. tall, offered with original box (not shown). Estimate $5,000-$7,000. Morphy Auctions image.

Pinocchio Spaziale (Spaceman), plastic and vinyl, Italian, 13½ in. tall, offered with original box (not shown). Estimate $6,000-$9,000. Morphy Auctions image.

Cruise boat occupational shaving mug with the name ‘Albert R. Russ’ in gold. Estimate $600-$800. Morphy Auctions image.

Felt Lou Gehrig/Yankees mini pennant, 1936-1938, from a collection of vintage mini pennants. Estimate $100-$300.

Ives cast-iron Phoenix horse-drawn fire patril, 20½in long, original driver and six original firemen figures. Estimate $2,000-$4,000. Morphy Auctions image.

J. & E. Stevens Reclining Chinaman cast-iron mechanical bank, yellow-pants variation, estimate $3,000-$5,000. Morphy Auctions image.

Lineol tinplate clockwork-motor ambulance, 12in long, estimate $2,000-$2,200. Morphy Auctions image.

Linemar tin-litho wind-up Popeye Cyclist, offered with original box (not shown), estimate $1,800-$2,500. Morphy Auctions image.

Celluloid Walt Disney Mickey Mouse on tin cycle, offered with rare original box with George Borgfeldt sticker, estimate $1,200-$1,600. Morphy Auctions image.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 12:52
 

Asian antiques to star in I.M. Chait auction Aug. 11

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:07

Chinese carved ivory figure of Shoulao, 11 inches. Estimate: $600-$800. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Various Chinese ceramics and antiques from a Wilshire Corridor penthouse will be sold in an I.M. Chait Gallery auction Sunday,  Aug. 11. The 561-lot auction will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The Asian art, antiques and estates auction will feature:

  • Snuff bottles, netsuke, textiles and Buddhist objects, together with Japanese antiques from a Southern California estate;
  • Chinese and African carvings including old and antique ivory, and hard stones from a San Pedro collection;
  • Numerous gemstones sold to benefit the AS&F Foundation from the Hubert Eaton Collection;
  • Pre-Columbian ceramics, archaistic vessels and numerous scrolls from various American collections
  • Antiques and furnishings from two important Beverly Hills collections, including those from a Hollywood movie star.
For information on any item in the auction, call tollfree 800-775-5020 or 310-285-0182, or email 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

Chinese carved ivory figure of Shoulao, 11 inches. Estimate: $600-$800. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

Antique Chinese embroidered silk panel, 18 inches by 16 inches, framed.  Estimate: $300-$400. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

Chinese carved ivory puzzle ball with elaborate openwork design of writhing dragons among clouds on the exterior and with at least 10 interior openwork concentric balls, 8 inches. Estimate: $400-$600. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

Pair Chinese carved and stained ivory horses, each with fancy caparison and furnishings with turquoise and coral ‘jewels,’ each 6 1/4 inches long. Estimate: $800-$1,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

Group of old Chinese pewter vessels, including a three-piece tea set with teapot, creamer and sugar, all circa 1900. Estimate: $500-$700. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 08:50
 

Kimball Sterling Sept. 8 auction to benefit St. Jude's

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Friday, 02 August 2013 15:58

Circa-1890 ivory-handled, engraved pistol, est. $300-$500. Kimball Sterling image.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Kimball M. Sterling will conduct a September 8 auction featuring the Waylon J. Young Estate Collection, with proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The auction will commence at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, and Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Waylon Young was an avid collector from Illinois. He collected items from many different categories and was well known to auctioneers throughout the United States. In fact, his collection is so vast that it will take several auction houses with various specialties to disperse the contents in their entirety.

Kimball Sterling in handling Waylon Young's cane collection and ivory smalls plus other interesting items such as straight razors, Eskimo items, knives and more. Nautical items, gambling, sewing, medical and many interesting smalls will also be auctioned. Note: All ivory offered via the Internet auction will be pre-ban ivory. In accordance with US Fish and Game laws, all pieces made after the ban will be available only to Tennessee in-house bidders.

A few selected consignments have been added to the auction and will be identified as such to buyers.

For additional information on any lot in the auction, contact Kimball M. Sterling by calling 423-928-1471 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Circa-1890 ivory-handled, engraved pistol, est. $300-$500. Kimball Sterling image.

Circa-1860 whalebone nautical cane, est. $1,000-$1,500. Kimball Sterling image.

Collection of paintings on ivory, est. $400-$600. Kimball Sterling image.

Circa-1860 ivory pie crimper, est. $400-$500. Kimball Sterling image.

Khanjaril ivory-handle knife, probably mid-19th century, est. $300-$500. Kimball Sterling image.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 13:57
 

Aug. 26 auction features designer picks from Hampton Showhouse

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Friday, 02 August 2013 10:13

Brian del Toro Buddha, 30in tall, opening bid $450. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (LAPRS) – Home to movie stars and millionaires, the Hamptons on Long Island’s East End are synonymous with stylish homes and luxurious living. But only rarely have furnishings and decorative objects from an uber-chic Hamptons home been made available to purchase at auction online – and until now, never on such a large scale. Through a collaborative effort undertaken by LiveAuctioneers, Hampton Designer Showhouse, Traditional Home magazine and several of America’s top interior designers, more than 300 pieces from the actual rooms and outdoor living spaces of the 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse will be auctioned online on Monday, Aug. 26th.

The LiveAuctioneers online-only auction exclusively features furnishings and design elements on view through Sept. 2 at the Showhouse in Bridgehampton. A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital in nearby Southampton, New York.

Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the Showhouse to view interior-design trends in rooms created by design luminaries.

“This year’s event is special because each designer has personally selected furniture and decorative objects from the Showhouse rooms to be sold through LiveAuctioneers, with part of the proceeds benefiting Southampton Hospital. Being a resident of the Hamptons, I know how important Southampton Hospital is to our area,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Julian R. Ellison. “It’s exciting to work jointly with internationally acclaimed designers and respected media partners like Traditional Home to achieve a common goal: raising as much money as possible for the hospital,” he added.

Among the many noted designers represented in the Showhouse is Brian del Toro, who, prior to establishing his own successful firm, worked for the legendary Parish Hadley Associates, Connie Beale Inc., and Bunny Williams Inc. The pieces del Toro chose for inclusion in the Hampton Designer Showhouse auction include a super pair of Chinese turquoise vase lamps of his own design, estimated at $10,000-$20,000; and a pair of 1950s Italian open-arm red velvet chairs with an opening bid of $2,500.

Colorado-based Worth Interiors brings understated lines and high style to the Showhouse’s recreation room and wine cellar. They chose for the auction a James De Wulf pool table constructed of concrete with black felt top, estimated at $12,000-$24,000. Dramatically accenting the rec room is a John Pomp sculpted-glass pendant chandelier, estimated at $10,800-$21,600. A modest estimate of $465-$930 belies the high-end vibe imparted by a porcelain with gold Lladro Canvas Tree Rings vase.

From Baltimore Design Group’s Showhouse bedroom comes a selection of auction pieces that reflect company owner Keith Baltimore’s anthropologically influenced modern design vision. His 72-inch-tall sculpture of a pair of faceless, stark-white male and female figures, known jointly as “Rendezvous,” is entered in the auction with a $30,000-$60,000 estimate. In situ at the Showhouse, the sculptural artwork stands beside a rose linen upholstered sectional sofa that has a starting bid of $4,000.

Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors chose for the Showhouse two fantastic rugs from her own Celerie Kemble Collection for Merida. One is a striking circular “Catalyst” rug with irregular herringbone pattern, estimate $2,500-$5,000; the other is a 100 percent sisal “Nasturtium” rug woven in Belgium, estimate $3,000-$6,000.

Other must-see furnishings and design elements within the 300+ auction lots come directly from the porch areas created by Bryant Keller Interiors, Kim E. Courtney Interiors & Design, and Ken Gemes Interiors; Brady Design’s guest suite, and Bradley Stephens’ master sitting room, among other Showhouse areas.

There are price points to please every pocketbook in the Aug. 26 sale. Bids on some lots start as low as $40.

“Everyone wishes they could afford to hire a world-class interior designer. This auction presents a rare opportunity to bid on furniture, decorative art and accessories that have been handpicked by a prestigious team of design experts. This is an opportunity not to be missed,” said Ellison.

For additional information on the 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com.

Absentee bidding has already begun. Live online bidding will commence at 12 noon Eastern time on Monday, August 26th. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid now or live online on auction day at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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About LiveAuctioneers:

Manhattan-based LiveAuctioneers revolutionized the auction industry when it launched its live-auction technology in conjunction with eBay in 2002. The company now provides Internet live-bidding services to more than 1,800 auction houses in 40+ countries and is the Web’s leading auction-related site. In 2009, LiveAuctioneers introduced its iPhone and Android apps, which opened up a new mobile pipeline to bid in auctions anytime, from anywhere, with complete anonymity.

About Hampton Designer Showhouse:

The Hampton Designer Showhouse is produced by Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. (HDSF, Inc.). HDSF, Inc. is led and operated by a dynamic team of specialists from the worlds of marketing, public relations, fundraising and special events production. They have combined their talents to produce what is now recognized as one of the country’s most successful showhouses. Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation. For more information or to purchase tickets to visit the Showhouse, visit www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com.

About Traditional Home Magazine:

As the largest upscale shelter magazine in America, Traditional Home celebrates the union of timeless design with modern living, inspiring 5 million design lovers to reinterpret classic elegance in a thoroughly personal way. From home, garden, and green living to food, entertaining, and travel, the magazine is a tribute to quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and family—a trusted resource that respects the past, lives in the present, and embraces products designed for the future. For more information, please visit www.traditionalhome.com. For more information regarding the magazine’s exciting online companion, TRADhome, visit www.tradhomemag.com.

About Southampton Hospital:

Since its establishment in 1909, Southampton Hospital has remained faithful to the vision of its founders in its dedication to providing the very best medical care to the East End community. An affiliate of Stony Brook Medicine and a member of East End Health Alliance, the nonprofit Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and offers a full continuum of ambulatory and inpatient services ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures. The only major medical facility on eastern Long Island's South Fork, the Hospital offers primary, emergency and specialty healthcare, extended service hours and community outreach programs to Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island towns. For more information, visit www.southamptonhospital.org.

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

Brian del Toro Buddha, 30in tall, opening bid $450. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Sectional sofa by Pearson, chosen by designer Sherrill Canet, opening bid $2,250. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Pool table by James De Wulf, concrete with black felt top, chosen by Worth Interiors, opening bid $6,000. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Birch cocktail table designed by Keith Baltimore, opening bid $2,250. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Custom upholstered queen-size bed in honeydew velvet designed by Barbara Page, opening bid $1,750. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Celerie Kemble Collection for Merida custom ‘Catalyst’ rug, 11ft 6in circle, opening bid $1,250. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Liza Sherman NY bubble light fixture of Moroccan hand-blown glass, chosen by designer Patrick Mele, opening bid $3,000. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Pair of rosewood and handwoven cane plantation chairs from Cochin, India; Dutch, 1860, chosen by Bryant Keller, opening bid $4,000. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Faux bamboo ottoman upholstered in turquoise canvas with melon piping, chosen by designer Ken Gemes, opening bid $400. Photo by William A. Boyd Jr.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 11:24
 

William Jenack presents fine art and antiques auction, Aug. 11

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:06
Ernest Lawson oil on canvas. William Jenack image.

CHESTER, N.Y. - William Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers will conduct a Fine Art & Antique auction to be held at the Jenack gallery, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com. The Sunday, August 11, 2013 event will commence at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

The sale is set to include collection of Chinese art, Wedgwood, Murano, Victorian and art glass, French copper cookware, oils, etchings, furniture, carpets, bronzes, lithographs and more decorative accessories.

The category of glass will feature a signed Durand threaded vase, Kosta Boda artist series vase, selection of signed Murano glass including abstract mother and child, latticino glass bowls, Victorian crackle glass compote glass with hand form stem, Victorian epergne with hanging baskets, collection of Tiffany style favrile glass, Steuben, Waterford and much more.

Heading the artwork area will be a winter landscape by Ernest Lawson, a canvas titled "Northern Lights" by Rod Charlesworth, a lithograph by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, a gouache of a nude by Katherine Woolf-Kuh, an autumn pond scene by Wayne Beam Morrell, a lithograph by Al Hirchfeld, a watercolor and gouache stormy Kentucky landscape by Robert Burns Wilson, and approximately 50 other works of art.

Furniture will include a Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid dressing table and mirror and an étagère, several piece of German Art Deco furniture made of rosewood and birch, cerused oak bar cabinet, set of six wrought-iron branch/twig work barstools with pine cones, Designer Modern conference or dining table, set of four Art Deco dining chairs, display pedestals, Anglo-Indian campaign trunk, teak six-panel fretwork screen.

Decorative items include several lots of Cybis and Lladro figures, Edwardian photo albums featuring images of babies and children, vintage santos figures, art pottery, and bronzes of a giraffe and stag signed "Deur Loo." There are hundreds of other quality lots in the sale that warrant a thorough look through the online catalog.

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ADDITIONAL IMAGES OF NOTE
Ernest Lawson oil on canvas. William Jenack image. Durand threaded glass vase. William Jenack image. Set of six patinated wrought-iron barstools. William Jenack image. Adolphe Mouron Cassandre lithograph. William Jenack image. Rod Charlesworth oil on canvas. William Jenack image.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 16:28
 

Archive Auctions to offer premier Asian antiques online, Aug. 4

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:36
Large Doucai jardiniere, mark of Qianlong. Archive Auctions image.

NEW YORK – Archive Auctions has scheduled a major 100-lot online auction of authentic and highly important Asian antiques for August 4th, 2013, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time/2 p.m. Eastern Time. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction includes a remarkable selection of fine art, bowls, cups, scrolls, figures, panels, porcelain, enamel and cloisonné vases; and more.

Featured highlights include:

Lot #24 - Large Chinese Paper Scroll Painting: Tadpoles – 1978

The ink and wash design depicting tadpoles swimming in a stream upwards is signed and with seals by Kwo Da-Wei [David Kwo] (1919-2003); 53" x 27 1/4"; Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet #665.

Lot # 29 - Pair of Chinese Cloisonné Vases – Qing Dynasty

Ming Dynasty-style vase, made in Qing Dynasty. 17.5 inches in height, pre 1900.

Lot # 31 - A Large Doucai Jardiniere

(Mark of Qianlong) The deep, thickly potted sides tapering towards the base and decorated with five composite foliate roundels are framed and separated by interlocking leafy foliate scrolls, between borders of petal lappets below and ruyi heads above, with a band of linked quatrefoil panels enclosing flower sprays reserved on a blue ground below the slightly lipped rim. 9 1/4'' high, 13 1/4'' dia., pre 1800.

Lot #38 - Chinese Cloisonné Box and Jadeite Bangle

The box is of rounded shape, worked with double dragons on the lid; the interior lined with silk and fitted for the celadon bangle, stone with apple green inclusions, base of box with Qianlong four-character mark; 4'' dia., pre 1900.

Lot# 40- Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Inlaid Wood Six-Panel Screen

Each vertical panel is inset with five blue and white plaques delicately painted with figures in various landscapes. The surrounding frame is pierced with double gourds hanging from leafy vines. Measurements: 6 feet 8 inches high, 8 feet 6 inches wide, 19th century.

Lot# 67- Blue and White Antique Underglaze Red Dragon Dish

Antique Chinese porcelain dragon dish; centering a copper-red five-clawed dragon amid underglazed blue clouds, framed by a honeycomb-patterned blue band to the everted rim; and cobalt blue glaze to verso; Xuande seal mark; 11 3/8" dia. Provenance: Christie's, July 2003, Lot 244.

Lot # 85 - Fine Stoneware Figure of Bodhidharma

Chinese, Ming Dynasty. Fanciful and bold depiction of the immortal with pronounced facial features, in flowing robes and carrying a satchel. Size: 18" high. Provenance: From the private collection of the grand-niece of the last Emperor Puyi of the Qing Dynasty and granddaughter of crown Prince Pujun. Pre 1900.

Lot# 101 - Asian Enamel/Jewel/Jade Bangle Covered Box

Enamel/jewel/jade bangle covered with tourmaline, jade, amethyst, garnet, enamel and jade bangle. 4 1/2" high, 19th century.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Archive Auctions at 1-800-745-1107 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Large Doucai jardiniere, mark of Qianlong. Archive Auctions image. Fine stoneware figure of Bodhidharma, Chinese, Ming Dynasty. Archive Auctions image. Chinese blue and white antique underglaze red dragon dish. Archive Auctions image. Chinese blue and white porcelain inlaid wood six-panel screen. Archive Auctions image. Chinese cloisonne box and jadeite bangle. Archive Auctions image. Pair of Chinese cloisonne vases, Qing Dynasty. Archive Auctions image.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:20
 

Fine estate collections to sell at Kaminski tent sale Aug. 10

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 13:28
Pair of Sevres vases. Kaminski Auctions image.

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will host their second Under the Tent Sale of the summer on Aug. 10. The auction, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern, will feature many exciting lots from a number of important estates, including furniture, decorative items and several nautical pieces. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live biding.

One of the most anticipated paintings of the sale is Paul Lauritz’s Winter Landscape. Signed “P. Lauritz” in the lower left, the scene depicts a small stream that cuts through the blanket of snow covering the surrounding forest. Originally from Norway, Lauritz eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he made his name as a landscape and portrait artist. The winter scene offered at Kaminski is estimated to sell for between $1,500 and $2,500.

Highlights of the nautical section of the auction include a Richard Barnett Spencer ship portrait, Helen Campbell Inward Bound. Spencer, along with his brother William, was a successful commissioned British nautical painter of the first half of the 19th century. His work is expected to fetch between $1,500 and $3,000 in the upcoming auction.

Sevres pieces are among the top lots in the sale. Particularly striking are two pairs of Sevrés vases. One features an ultramarine blue ground with gilt details and painted images of female figures among the clouds with cupid, and is estimated at $2,500 to $3,500. The second pair is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000 and carries the Sevres mark. Other important decorative items include a 19th century pair of painted and gilded lamps, offered at $2,000 to $3,000, and a Tiffany desk set in the American Indian pattern, estimated to sell for between $2,000 and $3,000.

From the estate of former Yale professor Barnard Chaet comes a large collection of artifacts from around the world. Chaet was a noted artist and taught in the School of Art as the William Leffingwell Professor or Painting and Drawing, from 1979 to 1990. During his tenure at Yale and throughout his life, Chaet collected fine works. Among the most intriguing are Greek and Russian icons from the 17th through the 19th centuries, an Egyptian painted mask and European antique wooden figures, all offered at midrange estimates between $300 and $700.

Furniture of various styles will feature prominently in the sale. The selection ranges widely, to include a bombe desk from the 19th century with an estimate of $2,500 to $4,500, and a Sevrés table estimated at $3,500 to $5,000. An 18th century Italian cassone in carved walnut and decorated with an armorial shield will also cross the podium, with an estimate of $2,500 to $3,500.

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ADDITIONAL IMAGE OF NOTE
Pair of Sevres vases. Kaminski Auctions image. Paul Lauritz, ‘Winter Landscape,’ oil on canvas. Kaminski Auctions image. Richard Barnett Spencer ship portrait, ‘Helen Campbell Inward Bound,’ oil on canvas. Kaminski Auctions image. Tiffany desk set. Kaminski Auctions image.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 14:29
 

Elite Decorative Arts to sell Swedish count’s treasures Aug. 10

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:40
Oil on canvas mounted to a Masonite board by Ivan Trusz (Ukraine/Russia, 1869-1941) of a landscape scene with olive trees on a plateau (est. $8,000-$12,000). Elite Decorative Arts image. BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Around 150 lots from the estate of Count and Countess Claes-Eric de Lewenhaupt of Sweden will headline an Elite Decorative Arts estates auction Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. Eastern. In all, about 300 lots will be sold. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Count Lewenhaupt was formerly an officer in the Swedish Royal Navy and served as a diplomat in Russia, France, Egypt and Spain. He was director of communications for the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., manager of the Barcelona Hotel and Yacht Club, also in Miami Beach, and was a vice president of Gibraltar Life Insurance Co. in London.

He and his wife enjoyed life’s finer things, and it's reflected in the many items to be sold. These include fine artworks, porcelains, silver, bronzes, estate jewelry, art glass, Chinese antiquities and more. He often said, “I have bread money, but I’m working for my daily caviar.” In 1967, the count was sent to Sweden by Florida Gov. Claude Kirk to present a gigantic silver and mahogany replica of the state seal to Sweden’s King Gustavus Adolphus IV.

Three original oil painting portraits from the count’s estate are certain to generate keen bidder interest. One is a depiction of Oscar II (1829-1907) of Sweden, by the Swedish artist Edward Perseus (1841-1890). The work, mounted in an impressive gilded frame with a name plaque at the lower center (‘Oscar II’), is signed and dated 1885. It should fetch $4,000-$5,000.

Another is a lovely rendering of an unnamed aristocratic lady, by another Swedish artist, Elisabeth Keyser (1851-1898). A family crest with a crown can be seen in the upper right. The 32-inch by 24-inch portrait is mounted in a heavy gilded wood frame behind a glass screen, with the original Eugene Stahl (Paris) label to the back. The painting should breeze to $2,000-$2,500.

The third is a depiction of the Swedish officer and politician Gustaf Fredrik Wirsen (1779-1827), after the original work by Johan Gustaf Sandberg (Sweden, 1782-1854). The portrait was executed sometime around 1827. It is mounted in a stunning gilded frame and measures 51 inches in height by 39 inches wide, minus the frame. It is expected to command $1,500-$2,000.

Decorative accessories will feature a Ditta Torchiana & Loda 800 Italian silver repousse charger, having a stunning floral design and scalloped rim (est. $1,000-$1,200). The charger holds the 800 silver mark with the 47 MI mark, denoting Ditta Torchiana & Loda, Silversmiths and the city of Milan, Italy. Made in the first half of the 20th century, it weighs 43.4 troy ounces.

Also sold will be a beautiful antique 36-piece Swedish and English silver fork and knife set, with year marks of 1895 and 1896 and housed in a Mappin & Webb fitted presentation box (est. $1,800-$2,000). The 18 knives hold M&W maker’s marks, Sheffield town marks and a Lion Passant Guardant purity mark. The 17 forks are made of Swedish silver with JET maker’s marks. An 18th fork—an antique French 950 sterling with Minerva’s head—makes up for one missing.

Items not from the Lewenhaupts’ estate, but certainly worth noting, include an oil on canvas rendering of a landscape scene with olive trees on a plateau, by the Ukranian-Russian artist Iwan Trusz (1869-1941). The work, mounted to a Masonite board using an impasto technique, is signed and measures 27 inches by 37 inches. It should garner $8,000-$12,000.

Also offered will be a pair of 19th century Sevres French porcelain six-arm candelabra (est. $1,500-$2,500), with each candelabra showing hand-painted scenes of courting couples and landscapes and surrounded by cobalt ground. Both are signed “A. Daret.” Each candelabrum is mounted on a gilded bronze lion base with scrolled floral arms and stands about 25 1/2 inches tall.

Rounding out just a few of the expected top lots is a three-piece porcelain figural tea set by Irina Zaytceva (Russia, b. 1957). The set includes a covered pitcher and two footed tea cups. Each piece has a figural face and hand-handled design, with Zaytceva’s signature style. Each piece is also initialed “IZ.” The tallest piece is 10 1/2 inches tall. The tea set should sell for $1,500-$2,000.

For more information about the auction or to inquire about consigning an item, a collection or an estate call Elite Decorative Arts at 561-200-0893 or send an email inquiry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Oil on canvas mounted to a Masonite board by Ivan Trusz (Ukraine/Russia, 1869-1941) of a landscape scene with olive trees on a plateau (est. $8,000-$12,000). Elite Decorative Arts image. Oil on canvas portrait by Edward Perseus (Sweden, 1841-1890), depicting Oscar II of Sweden (est. $4,000-$5,000). Elite Decorative Arts image. Oil on canvas portrait by Elisabeth Keyser (Sweden, 1851-1898) of an aristocratic lady (est. $2,000-$2,500). Elite Decorative Arts image. Early 19th century oil portrait of Swedish politician Gustaf Fredrik Wirsen (1779-1827) after the original by Johan Sandberg (est. $1,500-$2,500). Elite Decorative Arts image. Ditta Torchiana & Loda 800 silver repousse charger with floral design and scalloped rim (est. $1,000-$1,200). Elite Decorative Arts image. Swedish and English sterling silver knife and fork set, 18 of each (est. $1,800-$2,000). Elite Decorative Arts image. Three-piece figural tea set by Irina Zaytceva (Russia., b. 1957), with covered pitcher and two footed tea cups (est. $1,500-$2,000). Elite Decorative Arts image. Pair of 19th century Sevres French porcelain six-arm candelabra, each having hand-painted scenes of courting couples and landscapes (est. $1,500-$2,500). Elite Decorative Arts image.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 08:33
 

Asian antiques abound at Midwest Auction Galleries, Aug. 3

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 14:38

Toshusai Sharaku woodblock print. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

OXFORD, Mich. – Midwest Auction Galleries Inc. will auction a vast variety of Asian art and antiques on Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. The sale will feature over 200 snuff bottles from the collection of David Bell, an American who lived and worked in China for more than 10 years. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Also included in the sale is a large collection of Chinese porcelain and jade carvings, Japanese art in all mediums including woodblock prints, bronze and porcelain, as well as many Chinese watercolor paintings, carved ivory, jewelry and more.

For additional information phone 248-236-8100, toll-free 877-236-8181.

 




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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Toshusai Sharaku woodblock print. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Four Chinese porcelain female figure snuff bottles. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Chinese carved agate floater snuff bottle. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Fine Japanese Meji Period bronze censor. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Pair of finely cast Chinese bronze censers and covers. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Chinese celedon jade carved brush washer. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Pair of Japanese Meiji carved ivory tusk with stands. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Chinese Qing famille rose porcelain vase. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Chinese Qing lacquer appliqued panel. Midwest Antiques Galleries Inc. image.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:13
 

Asian, Middle East items starring at Unique Auctions, July 28

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:20

Fourth century Ghandara stucco head. Unique Auctions image.

LINCOLN, England – Unique Auctions will conduct a Fine Antiques & Collectors Sale on July 28 consisting of more than 800 lots, 100 of which are devoted to Asian and Middle Eastern art and antiquities. The bulk of items are from one collector, and items range from the fourth century to the 19th century, and include Chinese, Persian, Annamese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish items.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 9 a.m. British Summer Time, 1 a.m. Pacific.

Highlights include a 10th century Tang Dynasty funeral urn; a 17th century carved wooden attendant figure, Ming Dynasty; a fourth century Ghandara stucco head; an 18th century Qianlong burial tablet; a 17th century bronze Chinese Buddha; a bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, Jue; many 18th and 19th century Chinese vases, dishes, bowl and jars; and many items of jade.

Darryl Kirk of Unique Auctions said, “We are delighted to present this fine collection of Asian and Middle Eastern art and artifacts. “We have established a reputation for excellent prices and trust, and we are receiving many more estates and collections than ever before. We will be expanding our Asian Art department and expect to have a large auction at the start of 2104.”

Other items in the sale include a circa 1900 table Polyphon in working order with 17 discs, a penny in the slot signing birds in cage in working order, 18th century Staffordshire china, an 18th century French ivory fan, two 18th century medical skulls, a Jacques Staunton chess set circa 1862, a superb pair of 1908/9 silver wheelbarrows by William Comyns & Sons, and fine art including works by David Cox. Over 60 lots of good silver and gold Coins and much more will cross the auction block.

 

For more details of the sale call UK + 44 (0) 1522 690444.

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Fourth century Ghandara stucco head. Unique Auctions image.

Table Polyphon with 17 discs, circa 1900, in working order. Unique Auctions image.

Tenth century Tang Dynasty funeral urn. Unique Auctions image.

Penny in the slot signing birds in cage. Unique Auctions image.

Silver wheelbarrows by Willian Comyns & Sons, 1908/9. Unique Auctions image.

French ivory fan, 18th century. Unique Auctions image.

An example of the many 18th and 19th century vases, dishes, bowl and jars. Unique Auctions image.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 16:26
 

Dress for success by shopping Premiere Props' July 27 auction

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:12

‘Red 2’ Bailey (Anthony Hopkins) screen-worn costume. Premiere Props image.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Premiere Props will auction more than 500 lots of iconic Hollywood memorabilia at their Hollywood VIP Auction on Saturday, July 27. The live auction will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific. Fans can start bidding now, placing bids online at LiveAuctioneers.com.

This one-day event spotlights props and costumes from films and television shows including Anthony Hopkins’ and Bruce Willis’ costumes from Red 2, along with a machete used by co-star John Malkovich as well as a screen-used bomb.

The auction will also offer Halle Berry’s costume from The Call; Russell Crowe’s and Catherine Zeta Jones’ costumes from Broken City; custom alien contact lenses from Star Trek: The Next Generation; Death Dealer crossbows from Underworld: Evolution; the Ghost of Christmas Future head from Scrooged; an autographed script from The Simpsons; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hero bomber jacket and additional costumes and props from The Last Stand; an original animation cell of Donald Duck from Walt Disney Studios and an extra-large screen-used model Jeep from Reign Of Fire among many other items.

For more information call 310-322-PROP or 888-761-PROP.

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

‘Red 2’ Bailey (Anthony Hopkins) screen-worn costume. Premiere Props image.

‘Immortals’ Hoplite soldier costume. Premiere Props image.

Los Angeles Dodgers commemorative seat signed by former stars Dusty Baker, Reggie Smith, Ron Cey and Steve Garvey. Premiere Props image.

Immortals sword and sheath prop. Premiere Props image.

‘Immortals’ Hoplite spear. Premiere Props image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:29
 

Early Tenn. chest stands tall in John Coker auction July 27

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:29

Walnut French foot chest from an old log cabin in Greene County, Tenn., 1790-1810. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

NEW MARKET, Tenn. – A circa 1790-1810 east Tennessee, walnut chest of drawers is one of the star attractions in an estates auction to be conducted by John W. Coker Ltd. on Saturday, July 27. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet Live bidding for the 449-lot auction, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The tall chest features French feet and old, if not original, finish. It came from a log cabin in Green County, Tenn. John Coker said several regional institutions have shown interest in the chest.

The sale will also include clocks, paintings, prints and watercolors, mirrors, Oriental rugs, silver, porcelains, brass, fine glassware including Baccarat, Cherokee Indian pottery and baskets, furniture and lots of interesting pieces.

“Most of these are from to regional estates that have been in place for a long time, not something that has been shopped around pillar to post,” said Coker.

Additional items of note are an 18K gold Tiffany hunting case pocket watch originally presented to the chancellor of Brooklyn schools in the 1890s and a circa mid-19th century whalebone or ivory skeleton clock, which was found by a Tennessee collector at a New Bedford, Mass., antique shop in the 1950s. Coker said he decided to place the latter item in Saturday’s auction, rather than his recent clock auction, because of its folk art qualities.

For more information contact Coker at 865-475-5163.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Walnut French foot chest from an old log cabin in Greene County, Tenn., 1790-1810. John W. Coker Ltd. image. 

Francis Humphrey Woolrych ( b. 1868 Sydney, Australia) watercolor dated 1888 of a young Gypsy woman. The artist was educated in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1908. John W. Coker Ltd. image.  

Whale or ivory skeleton clock, probably mid-19th century. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Tiffany pocket watch, 18K gold hunting case, 1890s. John W. Coker Ltd. image. 

 Set of escargot forks in the original fitted box from Linzler Argenson of Paris. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Pair of porcelain candelabra, purchased in the 1950s from the Godchaux Sugar family estate auctions in New Orleans. John W. Coker Ltd. image. 

Large belle epoque brass water dispenser decorated with women in flowing robes, from an old Connecticut hotel or restaurant. John W. Coker Ltd. image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 10:22
 

Nova Ars serves up more 20th century design from Italy, July 31

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:08

Centro Duchamp wooden sculptures, circa 1975. Est. €1,000-1,500. Nova Ars image.

ASTI, Italy - Nova Ars, the Italian auction house that trades as E-Art Auctions, is planning another outstanding 20th Century Italian Design and Decorative Arts sale for July 31. The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, 12:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 p.m. Central European, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com.

An interesting design collection of modern Italian art in its many forms includes ceramics, furniture, lamps, chandeliers and glass works. Virtually a 'made in Italy' sale, it presents many of the greatest names from the midcentury period—from Gio Ponti to Angelo Mangiarotti, from Gianfranco Fini to Joe Colombo. Warren Platner is a distinguished American designer of the postwar era whose work fits in nicely with the rest.

Nova Ars is a specialist auction house known for its sales of top-quality Italian contemporary art and modern design. Its gallery in Asti is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, design and collecting. The firm also provides valuations of personal property and appraisals. They are known for their expert team and for the personal attention they give to all Nova Ars clients throughout the valuation, consignment and auction process.

For additional information on any item in the July 31 auction, contact Valeria Vallese by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 011 39 328 9667353.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Centro Duchamp wooden sculptures, circa 1975. Est. €1,000-1,500. Nova Ars image. 

 Gianfranco Fini and Fabrizio Cocchia, ‘Screen’ lamp manufactured by New Lamp, Italy, circa 1970. Est. €3,000-3,500. Nova Ars image.

Gio Ponti, Krupp flatware set, 98 pieces, steel and silvered metal, 1949. Est. €3,000-3,500. Nova Ars image.

Massimo Vignelli ceiling lamp, Venini, Murano, 1950. Est. €800-1,000. Nova Ars image.

Table lamp in bicolor glass, Poliarte, Italy, circa 1970. Est. €500-600. Nova Ars image.

Verner Panton, Pantonova chairs, manufactured by Fritz Hansen, 1971. Est. €1,200-1,500. Nova Ars image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:08
 

Centuries-old art offered at Ancient Resource auction July 27

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Monday, 22 July 2013 10:45

Etruscan terracotta relief of a facing female head, circa fourth-second century B.C. Ancient Resource LLC image.

GLENDALE, Calif. – Ancient Resource LLC will present an exciting array of ancient art in its July 27 auction. This auction features a fine selection of well-provenanced and authentic ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Mesopotamian, Near Eastern and pre-Columbian artifacts. The auction will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. Pacific. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Some exceptional lots include:

– Lot 139A: A 15th-16th century Renaissance bust of a young boy in the classical Roman style. He is carved of white marble with soft, rounded features and a sensitive expression. His wavy hair falls around his ears. The bust has well-preserved surfaces with light age deposits. Ex South London private collection.

– Lot 140A: A beautiful Roman-Greek Corinthian capital decorated in the ornate acanthus leaves and scrolls. In the center of the concave sides of the abacus sits a flower.

– Lot 52A: A fantastic brown quartzite head of Horus, the Egyptian falcon-god. On the backside of Horus' head are two carvings. The upper carving is of an Ibis, likely representing the god Thoth, and beneath that is the cartouche of Rameses II "The Great."—an exceptionally rare piece.

The auction also holds a collection of antiquities assembled by Lord Kitchener (1850-1916), British field marshal, agent and consul-general of Egypt who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early stages of World War I.

Some more notable lots to look for:

– Lot 139: Roman Egypt basalt bust of Antinous, the favorite of Hadrian, mid-second century A.D. Ex property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City.

– Lot 164: Babylonian terracotta plaque, circa 1800-1600 B.C., with Sumerian goddess of protection. Ex BC Galleries, Australia.

– Lot 53: Old Kingdom limestone seated male figure, circa 2686-2181 B.C. Ex-Cecil Martin collection, Florida, acquired in the 1940s.

– Lot 167: Etruscan terracotta relief of a facing female head, circa fourth-second century B.C. Ex Victorian collection, near Essex, England.

 

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

 



ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Etruscan terracotta relief of a facing female head, circa fourth-second century B.C. Ancient Resource LLC image.

Renaissance bust of a young boy in the classical Roman style, carved of white marble. Ancient Resource LLC image.

Roman-Greek Corinthian capital decorated in the ornate acanthus leaves and scrolls. Ancient Resource LLC image.

Exceptionally rare brown quartzite head of Horus, the Egyptian falcon-god. Ancient Resource LLC image.

Roman Egypt basalt bust of Antinous, mid-second century A.D. Ancient Resource LLC image.

Babylonian terracotta plaque, circa 1800-1600 B.C., with Sumerian goddess of protection. Ancient Resource LLC image.

Old Kingdom limestone seated male figure, circa 2686-2181 B.C. Ancient Resource LLC image.

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