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ArtemisGalleryLIVE to auction ancient & ethnographic art Jan. 24

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:31

Lot 146: Gandharan schist relief panel (lintel), circa second-fourth century. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – New year, new look…new name. To better reinforce its more than 20 years expertise selling antiquities and ancient art, in addition to running more than 19 successful online auctions, Antiquities-Saleroom is changing its name to ArtemisGalleryLIVE. The new name will launch with the first auction of the year slated for Friday, Jan. 24.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

“We want to better reinforce our more than 20 years of expertise selling ancient art as Artemis Gallery,” said Teresa Dodge, executive director of Artemis Gallery Ancient Art and ArtemisGalleryLIVE. “Although we have changed our name, our auction company is run by the same team of professionals who have run ArtemisGallery.com since 1993, and our new name will reflect that.”

Dodge assures bidders that the new name does not mean a new bidding process or changes in anything bidders have come to expect. Registration, bidding, payment processing and in-house shipping will all remain the same. Additionally, the unconditional guarantee that has set both Antiquities-Saleroom and Artemis Gallery apart will remain a hallmark of ArtemisGalleryLIVE’s business transactions.

ArtemisGalleryLIVE’s first auction of 2014, “Ancient, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art,” will take bidders on a trip around the world and throughout history, showcasing fine, authentic examples of Classical, Near Eastern, Far Eastern, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art.

The auction begins with fantastic finds from ancient Egypt, most notably a large Egyptian wood standing male figure (Lot 3), spectacular in size and detail, a colorful fish of Egyptian faience (Lot 13), and a collection of brilliant Egyptian cartonnage panels (Lots 22-24 and 33-34).

The elegant artwork of Ancient Greece is represented in part by a magnificent Paestan red figure marriage lekanis (Lot 48). The lekanis, originally purchased from Sotheby’s London, features Eros, god of love, with a man and woman, beautifully rendered. A wonderful limestone stele depicting a Roman citizen (Lot 85) adds a deeply personal touch to the stunning array of art from the Classical world.

A delightful collection of Asian art is highlighted by a Han Dynasty duck effigy (Lot 64) of lovely grayware terra-cotta. The details of the beak, tail and webbed feet, along with the corpulent body, make this piece irresistibly charming.

A collection of African tribal art offers a glimpse into the rich history of that continent (Lots 213-215).

The auction also features art of the ancient Americas with impressive offerings of Pre-Columbian art from numerous cultures including the Maya, Olmec and Inca, notably a striking Inca feather headdress (Lot 180) made from brilliantly colored Amazonian bird feathers, and a parade of fine Panamanian/Costa Rican pottery vessels in various shapes and sizes (Lots 154-176).

A group of beautifully painted antique Mexican retablos (Lots 191-206) brings the auction into a slightly more modern era, along with a pair of Civil War bayonets (Lots 194 and 198).

“This first auction of the year will not disappoint,” said Dodge. “We are offering authentic examples in every price range. And, as with all our auctions, all items have been legally acquired, are legal to sell and guaranteed to be as described or your money back, so you can bid with complete confidence.

"Join ArtemisGalleryLIVE as they usher in the New Year with a celebration of the new and the very, very old."

The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Mountain Time, on Friday, Jan. 24.

For additional information about the auction, call Teresa Dodge directly at 720-502-5289 or send her an email at 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

Lot 146: Gandharan schist relief panel (lintel), circa second-fourth century. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 14: Holy Land sculpture of a ram, ex-Moshe Dayan, circa 1200-1000 B.C. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 42A: Greek Attic red figure lekythos, circa fourth century B.C. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 62: Pre-Columbian monkey effigy mushroom stone, circa 300-100 B.C. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 64: Chinese Han Dynasty duck effigy, circa 206 B.C.-A.D. 220. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 78C: Roman terra sigillata portrait of a priest, circa first-second century. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 85A: South Arabian limestone stele, circa second century B.C.-second century. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 113A: Moche gold and spondylus shell necklace, circa A.D. 200-700. Estimate: $750-$1,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Lot 126: Indian sandstone frieze bodhisattva Avalokit, ex-Sotheby’s, circa 10th century. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. ArtemisGalleryLIVE image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:06
 

Interior antiques abound in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale Jan. 28-29

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:17

A hallway view of the John Penrose home shows some of the furnishings that will be sold at the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction Jan. 28-29. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image.

NEWBURY, England – An eclectic selection of interior antiques belonging to art and antiques dealer John Penrose will be sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Donnington Priory saleroom in their two-day “Interiors, Glass and Ceramics” sale on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 29. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding both days.

A striking pair of antler electroliers, in the 19th century style, is among the varied private collection belonging to Penrose. At the turn of the century, electroliers quickly replaced gasoliers as electricity began to light the homes of Britain. In an 1891 book Mrs J.E.H Gordon described this new lighting as: “showing up every wrinkle and line in the face. No one over the age of 18 should be asked to sit beneath such a light!” The pair of electroliers is estimated to achieve £500-£700 [Lot 286].

Penrose describes his personal taste as “wide-ranging,” as can be seen from in the pieces offered in the sale. From the Georgian period is a mahogany dressing table produced in the manner of Gillows of London and Lancaster. Gillows, founded by Robert Gillow in 1730, developed a national and then international reputation for quality furniture, outlasting the famous furniture producers of the time, Chippendale and Sheraton. The table, circa 1825, is estimated at £600-£800 [Lot 328].

Penrose has been collecting and dealing in art and antiques for more than 50 years, while writing about and advising clients on the renovation and decoration of period homes. His art gallery, The Dollar Street Gallery, was based in a Georgian townhouse in Cirencester. As chairman of UK-based charity The Discerning Eye since 2007, Penrose currently supports the organization in its aim to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

Elsewhere in the sale, from a separate collection, is an early 19th century chamberlain’s Worcester armorial part dessert service from Nunney Court, formerly the residence of Rob Walker, owner of Formula One’s highly successful Rob Walker Racing team. The service, circa 1800, is estimated at £2,500-£3,500 [Lot 22].

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

A hallway view of the John Penrose home shows some of the furnishings that will be sold at the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction Jan. 28-29. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions image.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:40
 

Midwest Auction Galleries bills Jan. 25 sale as its most important

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 14:17

Emile Munierm, ‘Portrait de Marie-Louise.’ Midwest Auction Galleries image.

OXFORD, Mich. – Midwest Auction Galleries will hold its most important auction to date Saturday, Jan. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The main feature of this auction is renowned French painter Émile Munier’s Portrait de Marie-Louise, an oil painting depicting the artist's daughter, conserved and authenticated.

From the same Birmingham, Mich., estate come exemplary paintings by artists Daniel Ridgway Knight, Frédéric Soulacroix, Luis Alvarez, Franz Xaver Wolf and Franz Xaver Simm. Along with a pair of Russian Imperial porcelain urns are several examples of hand-painted porcelain, Bohemian cut-to-clear glass, vintage clothing and various antiques.

Asian works include a Qing dynasty full-tip rhinoceros horn carving, porcelain and bronze vessels, Indo-Persian swords, carved jade, agate, jadeite and ivory items.

The remainder of the auction is composed of an eclectic mix of fine art, antiques and collectibles, including a vintage 1952 Moss midget racer, a Rault Art Deco leaded glass table screen, an African Congo Kuba Bwoom mask and a jeweler’s electric store sign.

For details phone 248-236-8100 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

Emile Munierm, ‘Portrait de Marie-Louise.’ Midwest Auction Galleries image.

Rhinoceros horn carving, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Midwest Auction Galleries image.

Frederic Soulacroix oil painting on canvas. Midwest Auction Galleries image.

Moss midget racer, 1952. Midwest Auction Galleries image.

Pair Russian Imperial porcelain and bronze mounted vases. Midwest Auction Galleries image.

Chinese Ming or Qing carved celedon jadeite vase. Midwest Auction Galleries image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:09
 

Fairfield Auction features Edward Potthast painting Jan. 19

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Monday, 13 January 2014 17:11

Federal painted tall clock decorated by Rufus Cole, signed and dated, 1832. Fairfield Auction image.

MONROE, CONN. — Fairfield Auction will sell the contents of several local estates Sunday, Jan. 19 including a recently discovered oil by American impressionist painter Edward Potthast. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

A local family was sorting the small estate of their aunt when they came across the oil on board of a beach scene and summoned Fairfield Auction to evaluate the painting. It was quickly determined to be a work of the Edward Henry Potthast, probably the best-know painter of beach scenes in American art. The painting was given an auction estimate of $80,000-$120,000 and sent to the Monroe, Conn., auction gallery for sale. It will also be included in Mary Ran's forthcoming catalog raisonne.

Other American artists represented in the sale include Jack Lorimer Gray, Eric Sloane, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wolf Kahn, Herbert Paus, William S. Macy, Harriet Bowdoin, Adelaide Cole Chase, Harry Pfeiffer and Vincent Glinsky. British and European artists represented include Thomas Sidney Cooper, Gustavo Simoni, Thomas Wainewright, William Lionel Wyllie, Franz Meulen, Niels Bredal, Georges Maroniez and Louis Soonius

A strong collection of modern prints and photographs from a local artist's estate include works by Sam Francis, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, and Robert Motherwell. Of particular interest is George Rouault's Old Courtesan from 1937 and a collection of original photographs by Paul Caponigro. Six pencil-signed lithographs by Francisco Zuniga will also be sold.

Several large bronzes will be sold including the iconic Pan of Rohallion by Frederick MacMonnies. The 30-inch figure, cast by Jaboeuf Rouard of Paris, is estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Other bronzes by Antonin Mercie, Charles Marceaux, Emmanuel Villanis will also be sold.

Two heretofore unknown photographs by Margaret Bourke-White will be included in the sale. They include an interior view of the artist's bedroom and a detail of her dressing table with a constellation design. They were produced by the artist for an biographical article that was apparently never published, but are nonetheless well documented and include notes in the artist's hand verso.

A strong grouping of books and ephemera includes a signed limited first edition of Roll, Jordon, Roll by Julia Peterkin and Doris Ulman. The book focuses on the lives of former slaves and their descendents on a plantation in the Gullah coastal region of South Carolina and includes 90 photogravures by Doris Ulman. A Disney children's book signed by Walt Disney, a first edition of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and a small collection of Beatrix Potter books, two signed by the author will also be sold. Of special interest is a period album with over 250 unused patriotic Civil War envelopes.

A small selection of Americana includes an estate found Federal tall clock decorated by Rufus Cole in untouched attic-found condition. With typical grain-painted and stenciled decoration the clock is signed in pencil on the inside throat door by Abraham Cole and dated 1832. An early and vibrant painted game board and two good mill weights will also be sold. A compact Pennsylvania graduated chest with notched corners and a large and impressive Regency convex mirror should also attract bidders.

A group of Native American art features an early Plains pipe bag with quill and beaded decoration, a polychrome kachina doll as well as a parfleche box and excellent Nez Perce cornhusk bag.

A large and impressive collection of lighting from the estate of well-known dealer and collector Jack DeGaetano includes over 30 examples by Handel, Pairpoint and Tiffany. Leading the group is a Handel reverse-painted scenic with palms in a jungle. There is also an array of Pairpoint puffy lamps. Dozens of Handel and Pairpoint bases will also be sold.

Other items of interest include a cased deluxe model Webley & Scott shotgun, a set of Japanese samurai armor with helmet and a Navy Buships "canteen" diver's watch among a selection of fine men's watches. A portrait miniature attributed to Moritz Dafflinger, a fine Russian icon of St. Nicholas and several Teplitz Art Nouveau busts should also find bidders.

For more information contact Fairfield Auction at 203-880-5200.

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

 Federal painted tall clock decorated by Rufus Cole, signed and dated, 1832. Fairfield Auction image.

Edward Potthast, 'At The Beach,' 12 inches x 16 inches, oil on board, signed lower left. Fairfield Auction image. 

'Roll, Jordon, Roll,'  by Julia Peterkin and Doris Ulman, signed limited first edition with 90 photogravures and slipcase, 1933. Fairfield Auction image. 

 Handel reverse-painted table lamp from the Jack DeGaetano estate. Fairfield Auction image.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 17:27
 

Prus collection highlights Jeffrey Evans glass auction Jan. 18

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Monday, 13 January 2014 10:16

From the Prus collection of rare colored Sandwich glass. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will offer rare early American glass objects and lighting from the Prus Collection in its Jan. 18 auction, the first sale of an event-packed 2014 for the premier auction house of the Shenandoah Valley. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The collection includes rare colored whale oil and early kerosene lamps, candlesticks, salt cellars, footed compotes and a variety of objects in rare colors, many made at Sandwich and considered the best example of the type in the world.

The Pruses bought great examples of a given form from earlier auctions of notable private collections, including the Elsholz, Wakefield and Levine sales. The emphasis on 19th century glass is unusual for the Evans January sale, which more typically covers Victorian era wares.

This auction will not disappoint Victorian glass collectors, as it features a large and deep selection of rare cranberry and other opalescent glass comprising part one of the renowned collection of Larry and Diana Nellans of Naples, Fla.; fine American and European art glass including Steuben, Tiffany, Daum, Loetz and Webb; opalescent and miniature lighting; extensive collections of sugar shakers, salt shakers, and tumblers; a large selection of cut glass including rare colored and signed examples; Millersburg and other carnival glass; studio art glass; and early American pattern glass.

The auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. For details email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 540-434-3939.

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

From the Prus collection of rare colored Sandwich glass. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of Prus collection of lighting including rare colored whale oil and early kerosene lamps, and candlesticks. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of a large selection of European art glass. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From a large collection of Victorian opalescent glass. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Collection of Steuben glass. including a 36-piece set of cut and engraved stemware. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 17:51
 

Virginia treasure: Robert E. Lee archive leads Quinn’s Jan. 18 auction

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Friday, 10 January 2014 13:32

Russian silver gilt and plique-a-jour lobed bowl and tea caddy spoon. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – A letter and personal items that Confederate General Robert E. Lee gifted to a Baltimore children’s orphanage in January of 1867 for fundraising purposes is headed to auction on January 18th at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia. The hand-written letter, presented together with Lee’s penknife, a lock of his hair, and a Baltimore Sun newspaper article about the mementos, has been on loan to Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, for the past 18 years.

Never one to refuse a charitable request, Lee wrote in the letter to the orphanage: “Your generous efforts to relieve the wants of the infant orphans will I am sure be successful, for a cause so benevolent cannot fail to receive support in a city so distinguished for its charity and liberality as Baltimore.”

In an additional note accompanying the donated items, Lee writes, “I must apologize for the condition of this knife by stating that it was my companion during the war, REL.”

After the Civil War, Lee remained in high regard throughout the country and was frequently called upon to provide personal articles and autographs for benevolent organizations. It is rare, however, for any such items to appear at auction.

“The opportunity for someone to own a knife that General Lee carried during the Civil War is not something that happens every day,” said Quinn’s Vice President Matthew Quinn. In fact, the historical items in Lot 172 comprise an absolutely unique archive.

“This remarkable group of mementos has been a Virginia treasure for nearly 150 years, and it has been available for the public to enjoy for almost two decades,” Quinn said. “The family that loaned them to Arlington House has hopes that perhaps a philanthropist will come forward and purchase the archive to return to the Lee memorial, as their current position leaves them no choice but to sell it. The National Park Service, which maintains Arlington House, does not have the funds to purchase the items themselves.” The archive carries an auction estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

The sale will also feature estate items from the Greater Washington, D.C. region, including fine Chinese and Japanese art, English and European porcelain, Persian carpets and antique furnishings. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Among the top highlights is an intricately carved Late Qing Dynasty white jadeite flower-form water coupe on carved-wood stand. This head-turner has a presale estimate of $6,000-$8,000.

An outstanding selection of Russian enameled pieces includes a circa-1910 Ivan P. Khlebnikov silver gilt and plique-a-jour eight-lobe bowl with tea caddy spoon, $6,000-$8,000; a circa-1896 vodka cup by the same designer, $2,000-$3,000; and a circa 1896-1908 Maria Semenova gilt silver kovsh with spoon, $4,000-$5,000. “Each is a masterwork that exhibits an extraordinary level of artistry,” Quinn observed. Also to be auctioned is a collection of Russian and Soviet-bloc posters.

Many superb paintings and other artworks are entered in the sale, including several coveted Japanese woodblock prints with extremely affordable estimates. For example, a strikingly beautiful Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957) print titled “Saisho Temple, Hirosaki,” from a 1936 Watanabe edition of scenic views of Japan, is modestly estimated at $200-$400.

Sixteen pieces of Lalique will be offered, including a circa-1925 frosted-glass “Thais” statuette engraved “R. Lalique France N:834.” Complete with a lighted zebrawood base, it is offered with a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.

Of the Persian rugs to be auctioned, the highest-estimated lot, at $4,000-$6,000, is a richly hued circa-1900 red Kashan measuring 18ft 7in by 11ft 3in. Also from the turn of the 20th century, a Persian Sarouk rug of 100% knotted wool measures 13ft 8in by 12ft 3in and is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.

The January 18 auction also features Part II of the late Speaker of the House The Honorable Thomas S. “Tom” Foley and Heather Strachan Foley Collection. World travelers who appreciated many cultures, the Foleys astutely acquired fine and decorative art and antiques for more than 40 years. The couple’s eclectic interests are seen in the variety of items being sold by Quinn’s. An example of the mid-century pieces they acquired is a sleek Knoll Barcelona daybed designed by Mies van der Rohe, which could realize $1,500-$2,500.

Additional auction highlights include a 1930-31 Lewis Wickes Hines (1874-1940) gelatin photograph from the Empire State Building Series titled “Unloading the Trucks,” $2,000-$3,000; a 19th-century John Carter (London) ship chronometer in mahogany case, $5,000-$7,500; and a pair of bas-relief Elkington wall medallions, $2,000-$4,000.

The January 18, 2014 auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. For additional details on any lot in the sale, call 703-532-5632 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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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

Russian silver gilt and plique-a-jour lobed bowl and tea caddy spoon. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Knoll Barcelona daybed, ex collection of the late Speaker of the House The Honorable Thomas S. 'Tom' Foley and Heather Strachan Foley. Estimate $1,500-$2,500. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Lewis Wickes Hines (1874-1940), vintage gelatin photograph ‘Unloading the Trucks’ from 1930-31 Empire State Building Series. Estimate $2,000-$3,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Archive of Robert E. Lee items including a letter he wrote in 1867 to a Baltimore orphanage, with his donated penknife carried during the Civil War and a lock of his hair. On display for 18 years at Arlington House. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

John Carter, London, ship chronometer. Estimate $5,000-$7,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Mahogany and brass case that houses the John Carter ship chronometer. Estimate $5,000-$7,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Pair of 19th-century silver-plated bas-relief Elkington wall medallions with scenes from ‘Paradise Lost.’ Estimate $2,000-$4,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957) woodblock print titled ‘Saisho Temple, Hirosaki,’ 1936. Estimate $200-$400. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Chinese Late Qing Dynasty jadeite flower-form water coupe on carved-wood stand. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Quinn’s Auction Galleries image.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 10:22
 

Kamelot opens year with wide-ranging auction Jan. 17-18

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Friday, 10 January 2014 13:20

Lot 185 - Madoura limited edition (69/150) Picasso polychromed clay pot or vase circa 1953. Kamelot Auction House image.

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auction House kicks of 2014 with an exciting two-day sale to debut on Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. In its entirety the sale will showcase over 1,000 lots and together the two days will bring a variety of fine art, decorative objects, collectibles, ethnographic items, Orientalia, lighting, rugs, and antique furnishings to the podium. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Friday’s portion of the sale will be composed of Orientalia, decorative arts, fine art and a large variety of collectibles, all of which will be sold at no reserve. Opening the day with strong representation will be over 85 lots of Orientalia featuring ivory, horn, soapstone, jade, porcelain, fine art and much more. Commanding considerable attention is a fine and rare antique Chinese carved rhinoceros horn (lot 66) depicting a tiger with captured prey resting on its original carved wood stand, estimated at a conservative $1,000-$2,000. Of similar interest are several ivory lots including a fantastic six-piece collection of antique carved ivory puzzle balls, circa 1900, (lot 30, $200-$400). Also featured will be a collection of Chinese export porcelain (eight lots total) as well as a variety of Japanese Satsuma pieces.

Highlighted ethnographic items include lot 311, two fine 1920s Northwest Coast Native American totem poles ($200-$400) and an eight-piece lot that includes shrunken heads, a pre-Columbian figure, a tole chest with dome top, and bone implements (lot 317, $200-$400).

The sale will feature impressive collections of decorative arts, with a strong representation of bronze, silver, glass, and porcelain items for those looking to expand their collections. Among the bronze selections are lot 105, a vintage pair of Tiffany Studios bronze and glass Art Nouveau candlesticks, circa 1910, ($300-$500) and lot 107, a pair of bronze Egyptian Revival candlesticks, circa 1900, ($500-$800). The sale will offer over 100 pieces of Roseville pottery featuring Waterlily, Larkspur, Dahlrose, Cherry Blossom, White Rose and many other patterns.

Among other fine decorative arts objects, a signed Daum France amber colored glass coiled snake (lot 160) and a rare and complete matched pair of bronze acanthus leaf themed Victorian gas sconces (lot 221), are sure to earn interest. Among the most illustrious finds in the decorative arts portion of the sale is lot 185, A Madoura limited edition (69/150) Picasso polychromed clay pot, circa 1953, estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Complementing this, the sale also features a painted and glazed framed earthenware plate (lot 186, $2,000-$4,000) by Picasso as well.

Discerning toy collectors can expect to find hundreds of unique and rare vintage toys from a variety of top manufacturers with many still accompanied by their original boxes. Lot 330 features three painted cast-iron toys including a great three-horse fire truck, a horse-drawn ice wagon and a trolley and bears a modest estimate of $200-$400. Other highly sought-after collectibles in the auction include comic books, military memorabilia, circus ephemera and taxidermy.

A select group of fine art, over 180 lots, features the Astra Zeneca art collection, which will bring further enthusiasm to this sale. The collection features original paintings, drawings, and lithographs from renowned national and international artists. Leading the selection of fine art is an oil on linen painting by New York artist Gifford Beal titled Late Afternoon, Winter of a winter scene (lot 431) estimated at $6,000-$9,000, and a floral still life oil on canvas board by Pennsylvania artist Anne Estelle Rice (lot 401) bearing the same estimate. Other noteworthy highlights include lot 409, an oil on linen titled Oh Fish by Emile A. Gruppe ($3,000-$5,000), lot 422, an oil on linen titled Dream Farms by California artist Hanson Duvall Puthuff ($2,000-$4,000) and lot 423, an oil on panel by California artist Alexander Warshawsky ($1,500-$2,500). Lot 462 is an original pastel and crayon drawing by American artist and entertainer Red Skelton, and is one of nine of his original works featured in the sale. Large-scale pieces include a monumental 19th century gesso over wood picture frame (lot 399, $2,000-$3,000), and a monumental oil painting of fowl with chicks by Rudolf Bernhard Willmann (lot 425, $2,000-$3,000).

Furniture buyers can anticipate a collage of Continental, English, French, Victorian and 20th century furnishings including consoles, end tables, desks, chairs, vitrines, servers, commodes, sideboards and much more. The many Napoleon III bergere chairs and French dining chair sets will certainly catch the eyes of interior design savvy buyers. Chief among the Continental offerings is lot 652, a set of eight Louis XVI-style carved and painted dining chairs with tailored backs and shaped seats supported on turned and fluted legs circa 1940 ($2,000-$3,000) along with lot 662, a carved and giltwood borne in the Louis XVI taste, circa 1910, ($2,000-$3,000). Lot 898 is a good Victorian labeled J.E. Came Co., Boston, inlaid billiards table raised on large turned legs along with a cue rack and other accessories and is estimated at $1,500-$2,500. Among the other unique pieces which will cross the auction block on Saturday is a good dore bronze and onyx pedestal with a Corinthian capital, circa 1900, estimated at $400-$600. Lot 585, a good pair of late 19th century Continental Chippendale-style giltwood carved mirrors ($800-$1,200) and lot 825, a pair of Adams-style gilt decorated painted mirrors with ribbon garland and oval frames circa 1910 ($600-$1,000) are just two of the many fine mirrors being offered in Saturday’s sale.

Clocks will also be featured, frontrunners include lot 903, antique carved mahogany signed Bigelow Kennard and Co., Boston tall case clock circa 1910 estimated at $1,500-$2,500, and lot 852, a late 18th century English chinoiserie decorated Robert Holland London labeled tall case clock estimated at $800-$1,200. Lighting highlights include a Continental gilt bronze and cut glass floor lamp circa 1920 (lot 651, $1,000-$1,500), a nice period Art Nouveau copper and brass desk lamp with glass jewel ornamentation, circa 1900 (lot 862, $200-$400), and a good pair of large porcelain lamps with pearlescent glaze and overall floral and concentric circle designs circa 1940 (lot 704, $300-$500). With more than 30 lots on offer, rugs will be another major component in this auction. Selected highlights include lot 984, a Serapi rug, 9 feet by 11 feet 9 inches; lot 989, a Laristan garden design rug; and lot 988, a Louis XVI Aubusson rug.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18, and doors will open at 8 a.m. on both days. For more information call 215-438-6990.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Lot 185 - Madoura limited edition (69/150) Picasso polychromed clay pot or vase circa 1953. Kamelot Auction House image. 

Lot 105 - Tiffany Studios bronze and glass Art Nouveau candlesticks, circa1910. Kamelot Auction House image. 

Lot 66 - rare antique Chinese carved rhinoceros horn. Kamelot Auction House image. 

 Lot 431 - Gifford Beal, 'Late Afternoon, Winter' oil on linen. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 662 - carved and giltwood borne in the Louis XVI taste, circa 1910. Kamelot Auction House image. 

 Lot 825 - pair of Adams style gilt decorated painted mirrors having ribbon garland and oval frames around beveled mirrors, circa 1910. Kamelot Auction House image.

 Lot 362 - enormous estate lot of vintage mid-late 20h century model train items and toys. Kamelot Auction House image.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 14:43
 

Nova Ars assembles auction of top Italian design Jan. 14

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Ettore Sottssass consolle Up & Up. Estimate: €5,000-€6,000. Nova Ars Auction image.

ASTI, Italy – On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Nova Ars Auction will sell an interesting design collection of modern Italian art of the 20th century with many ceramics, lamps, chandeliers, glass works and much furniture. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the 104-lot auction.

The focus is, as always, on “made in Italy,” with objects by important designers, from Munari to Mangiarotti, from Martinelli to Colombo, without overlooking talents from other countries.

Highlights include an F. Fini and F. Cocchia Azimuth model floor lamp, an Ettore Sottssass console Up & Up, a Proust armchair by Allessandro Mendini, an Alessandro Guerriero table and a Stilnovo ceiling lamp.

For details email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone +39 328 9667353.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Ettore Sottssass consolle Up & Up. Estimate: €5,000-€6,000. Nova Ars Auction image.

Alessandro Guerriero table. Estimate: €7,000-€8,000. Nova Ars Auction image.

Alessandro Mendini, Proust armchair. Estimate: €45,000-€50,000. Nova Ars Auction image.

Stilnovo ceiling lamp with 30 lights. Estimate: €6,000-€7,000. Nova Ars Auction image.

G. Fini and F. Cocchia, floor lamp, Azimuth model. Estimate: €9,000-€10,000. Nova Ars Auction image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:41
 

Asian antiques predominant at I.M. Chait auction Jan. 12

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I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will hold an Asian art, antiques and estates auction Sunday, Jan. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the 543-lot auction.

Chinese antiques, ceramics, decorations and bronzes, together with snuff bottles, jadeite, carved ivories and various Chinese bead necklaces from Santa Monica Canyon and Palo Alto, Calif., residences will be offered.

The Asian contents of a Westwood, Calif., residence includes scrolls, ceramics (porcelain and early pottery), scholar's table objects and jewelry.

Buddhist bronzes and objects including Sino-Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese and Southeast Asian have been consigned from a San Diego estate.

East Coast collections have contributed numerous antique netsuke in ivory and wood, some of which have been illustrated in publications.

European antiques, drawings and lithographs, together with primitive art and furnishings from a Pasadena, Calif., estate will also cross the auction block.

For details phone 310-285-0182 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

I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers image.

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 11:29
 

Blunderbuss, Ky. rifles & Colts lead Morphy's Jan. 11 Firearms sale

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Colt .45 caliber single-action Army 2nd generation Sheriff’s Model revolver. Estimate $8,000-$12,000. Morphy Auctions image.

DENVER, Pa. – Firearms sales featuring both antique and modern guns, edged weapons, ammunition and militaria are among the most popular and heavily attended events on Morphy’s auction roster. On Saturday, January 11 starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, Morphy’s will conduct what CEO Dan Morphy predicts will be the company’s "best Firearms sale to date." Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The 633-lot auction, featuring a private collection amassed over a period of 35+ years, boasts more than 450 antique and modern firearms, with subcategories including rifles, shotguns, revolvers and pistols. A selection of more than 100 Colt firearms includes many fine, rare examples. Additionally, more than 50 Smith & Wessons will cross the auction block. Many entries come with letters of authentication (Colt, S & W, Winchester, etc.).

For those who collect earlier firearms, Morphy’s will offer a fine array of Kentucky rifles, English cannon barrel pistols, and 30+ lots of antique ammunition. Additionally, there will be 50+ lots of bayonets, swords and knives; and 50+ lots of miscellaneous military items. As always, there will be desirable firearms available at every price point, so every collector, whether a beginner or advanced collector, will have a chance to bid on something special for their collection.

A top highlight in the antiques portion of the sale is a Revolutionary War-era British blunderbuss dating to the 1750s or 1760s. Possibly the work of John Harvey, the gun’s brass barrel has engraved floral patterns at the breech and is marked "London." According to Morphy’s firearms experts, the blunderbuss may have been a custom-made officer’s piece. It is estimated at $4,000-$7,000.

A prized Samuel Morrison Kentucky rifle was made in Milton, Pa., and is signed "S.M." on the 39-inch full-octagonal, rifled barrel. The rifle is in the same state as when it was made and used, and is accompanied by its hunting bag, horn and full accessories. Estimate: $4,500-$7,500.

Two Colt revolvers stand out among those to be auctioned. A .45 caliber single-action Army 2nd generation, Howard Dove-engraved Sheriff’s Model in very good condition is entered in the sale with a Colt authentication letter. Its estimate is $8,000-$12,000. A reworked .44 caliber 3rd Model Dragoon pistol is estimated at $3,000-$10,000.

For additional information on any item in the sale, call 717-335-3435 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

Colt .45 caliber single-action Army 2nd generation Sheriff’s Model revolver. Estimate $8,000-$12,000. Morphy Auctions image. 

Revolutionary War-era British blunderbuss. Estimate $4,000-$7,000. Morphy Auctions image. 

Samuel Morrison Kentucky rifle. Estimate $4,500-$7,500. Morphy Auctions image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:00
 

Christo litho among top items at Kaminski auction Jan. 12

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Christo, 'Wrapped Trees, Project for Avenue des Champs Elysees, Paris,' color lithograph, signed and dated in pencil,

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will offer an outstanding Christo lithograph titled Wrapped Trees, Project for Avenue de Champs Elysees, Paris at a 20th century decorative arts and modern auction Sunday, Jan. 12, which begins at 10 a.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The beautiful artist’s proof lithograph is descended from Christo and Jean-Claude, prior to her death, as an outright donation benefiting Ovarian Cancer Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fundraising Auction in 2007.

The work of Christo & Jeanne-Claude has been widely followed, collected and critiqued throughout the last 40 years of the 20th century. The husband and wife team (born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon respectively) met in Paris in 1958 and quickly became inseparable. Shortly thereafter, they began actively working together to fashion outdoor sculptures and temporary large scale, environmental installations. Initially the team worked only under the collective name of "Christo," until it was decided in 1994 that outdoor sculptures and installations should be retroactively referred to as that of "Christo and Jeanne-Claude."

Preparatory drawings, lithographs and collages done only by Christo, which were routinely sold to finance ongoing endeavors, preceded each installation. The aforementioned lithograph is one such preparatory work, differing only in that the original proceeds were donated to charity. Similar preparatory works routinely sell well into the thousands on the secondary market. No project has ever been funded through sponsorship or donations and installations are facilitated through the assistance of hundreds of volunteers.

The finished projects consisted of "wrapping" well-known buildings, landmarks and landscapes such as the shoreline of an island with vast amounts of vibrantly colored fabric. The duo maintained their artistic intent was only to encourage viewers to consider familiar landscapes in new ways while promoting joy and beauty, denying any deeper meaning to their work.

This statement has and continues to incite controversy among art critics and collectors alike, particularly because Christo himself has classified the work as having "legendary character." He attributes this characterization to the vanishing nature of the temporary installations.

One such example was The Gates: Central Park, New York City, which was unveiled on Feb. 12, 2005 after 26 years of preparatory work. Seventy-five hundred saffron colored fabric panels, or "gates" stretched across 23 miles of Central Park and remained for only 16 days, attracting approximately 4 million visitors from across the globe.

Born on the same exact date, June 13, 1935, the couple was close until Jeanne-Claude's sudden death from a brain aneurysm in 2009.

Christo continues to create large-scale installations and exhibits preparatory work regularly in well-known galleries and museums throughout the world. Upcoming exhibits of preparatory, small-scale work can be found at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and Art History from Feb. 16 to May 4, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla from Jan. 31 to April 6.

The auction will also feature an array of mid-century modern furniture, sculpture, and contemporary fine art, which predominantly spans the second half of the last century.

Early in the sale, bidders will find a stunning Danish Modern rosewood credenza by Axel Christiansen, design attributed to Gunni Omann, having four sliding doors with beautiful carved handles and signed with an applied foil label on the interior. This lot is preceded by a pair of Hans Wegner designer chairs of solid teak, with leather insets and manufactured by Johannes of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Perhaps among the most exciting of all furnishings are a gorgeous pair of Swedish “Onion” lamps of monumental size featuring a glaze in a sophisticated gray-green hue, original parchment shades and original matching ceramic finials. True design collectors will note additional names on view such as George Nelson for Herman Miller, Arne Norell, Knoll and Plycraft. Sculptural items of note include two bronze works by David Aronson.

Additionally, an obscure item to watch for is attributed to Alexander Calder and is thought to be an exact replica of Jeune Fille et sa Suite (Young Woman and Her Suitors), which Calder was commissioned to construct for the grounds outside the AT&T building located in Detroit during the early 1970s. The likely model, which clearly predates the countrywide transition to “Calder red,” is encased in an acrylic cube bearing an applied label on the exterior that reads “From Michigan Bell General Engineering Department.”

For more information call 978-927-2223.

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ADDITIONAL LOT OF NOTE
Christo, 'Wrapped Trees, Project for Avenue des Champs Elysees, Paris,' color lithograph, signed and dated in pencil,
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:07
 

Sea captain’s goods launch Pook & Pook sale Jan. 17-18

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China Trade oil on canvas portrait of influential Chinese statesman Aison Gioro Keying, circa 1840. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – Pook & Pook Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The first auction of 2014 will be Jan. 17-18. On Friday night, the sale features goods from the China Trades shipper Capt. Hall Jackson Tibbits (American 1797-1872). LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Saturday’s sale showcases items from various collections, including Kristina “Barbara” Johnson, the David and Marilyn Levinson Art Education Initiative, Esther L. Hamme, Lucille Keemer, the estate of William Kulp, and various educational institutions.

Friday’s events begin with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. A lecture on China Trade material will be given by William Sargeant, the former curator of Asian Arts at the Peabody Essex Museum, at 5 p.m. Sargeant remains a consultant for this department at the museum. The lecture will tie into the auction of the material from Capt. Hall Jackson Tibbits, which follows at 6 p.m.

Maritime historian W.Z. Gardner characterized Capt. Tibbits as a true “son of the sea.” He went to sea young, with his father who captained a three-masted square rigger running the China Trade route from New York to Canton. At age 24, Tibbits was one of the youngest shipmasters in the China Trade. He owned and commanded several clipper ships, trading tea and silk on a trade route between America, China and South America. This was a lucrative profession in the era from 1830-1860, but not for the faint-hearted. His favorite ship, the Southerner, was built in 1834 in the shipyards of New York.

In 1852, the captain retired at age 55 to a 127-acre farm on Sands Point, Long Island. One of his first projects there being a 90-foot porch fronting the Atlantic Ocean. He brought with him an extensive collection of paintings, furniture and curios from his adventures in China. After his death in 1872, the home remained in the family until 1959 when it was sold. All of his possessions were moved to a descendant’s home and barn in Wading River, N.Y., where it remained until consigned to Pook & Pook Inc. for auction.

Highlights of the captain’s collection include a rare China Trade view of the harbor, Valparaiso, Chile, ca. 1835, (estimate: $20,000-$30,000) and an outstanding China Trade portrait of a Chinese merchant, ca. 1835 (estimate: $15,000-25,000). Found in the barn at Wading River was an important early New York, William & Mary gateleg table, ca. 1730. A China Trade silver mug bears the touch of Khecheong and the monogram of Robert Ellison Tibbits, son of Capt. Tibbits.

Other significant items from the Tibbits collection include paintings attributed to Youqua, sea chests belonging to Tibbits, ivories, porcelains, nautical instruments, silver, portraits of the captain as well as photographic records and book archives.

One of the highlights of the Saturday session are a tremendous variety of hooked rugs, decoys, paintings, and other folk art objects from the collection of Kristina “Barbara” Johnson. In the early 1980s, Johnson assembled one of the largest groups of hooked rugs in the country. Subject matters range from geometric and abstract patterns to animals, maritime scenes, and everything in between. Many of the rugs were exhibited at the Squibb Gallery in Princeton in 1988/89 and pictured in the publication that went along with the exhibit American Classics, Hooked Rugs from the Barbara Johnson Collection. Many of the rugs were subsequently included in other exhibits and publications over the years.

Many duck and fish decoys, carvings, quilts, and other objects are also included.

Also coming across the block on Saturday are Pook & Pook Inc.’s usual array of fine art, interesting American and Continental furniture, folk art and a myriad of accessories. Paintings include works by Ben Austrian, Walter Baum, William Mason Brown, Jacob Eichholtz, Edouard Cortes, John Folinsbee and Haisu Liu.

The fine furniture category is highlighted by 11 tall case clocks, several inlaid and painted blanket chests, Philadelphia and New York easy chairs, Windsor chairs, chests of drawers, and cupboards.

Also offered on Saturday are some interesting lots of metalware and firearms including Paktong candlesticks, New York andirons, a Peter Derr lamp, a weathervane, pistols and revolvers.

Many other unusual and intriguing items are interspersed throughout the sale. Miniature portraits, fine silhouettes, still lifes, pottery, four Harry Bertoia sculptures, American and Georgian silver, a large group of samplers, and more will be offered.

For details call 610-269-4040 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

China Trade oil on canvas portrait of influential Chinese statesman Aison Gioro Keying, circa 1840. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

China Trade oil on canvas of Capt. Tibbit’s ship ‘Southerner,’ probably depicted off Whampoa anchorage. Estimate: $2,000-$4, 000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Hooked rug of a girl riding a big dog, circa 1870, flanked by floral panels. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

New England painted pine blanket chest, inscribed ‘L. Bloy 1830,’ retaining its original vibrant yellow and ochre surface. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Pair of monumental China Trade oil on canvas panoramic landscapes, circa 1840, attributed to Youqua (Chinese, active mid-19th century), the first depicting the Hongs at Canton with a bustling harbor scene. The second work shows the opposing shore of the Pearl River and the island of Honam, 35 inches by 80 inches. Estimate: $150,000-$250,000. Pook & Pook Inc. image.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 17:42
 

Waverly offers rare maps, atlases, books, personal letters Jan. 16

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‘Polar Bear – Male,’ after J.W. Audubon, color lithograph finished by hand and printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia, 1846. Plate XCL from ‘The Vivaparous Quadrupeds of North America, N.Y., 1845-54. Estimate $1,500-$2,000. Waverly Rare Books image. FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Waverly Auctions’ Jan. 16 Catalog Sale features antique maps, books, atlases and documents from some of the country’s finest private collections. Bidding will commence at 6 p.m., at Quinn’s & Waverly Rare Books’ gallery in Falls Church, Va. (suburban Washington, D.C.), and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Maps comprise a particularly strong category within the 311-lot auction and are led by Lot 209, a 1632 Gerard Mercator Atlas that is complete with engraved title and 179 maps. The atlas is a cylindrical map projection attributable to Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator. In its day, it became the standard map projection for nautical purposes because of its ability to represent lines of constant course as straight segments, thus conserving the angles with the meridians. The Gerard Mercator Atlas in Waverly’s sale is expected to make $7,000-$10,000.

Lot 226, a Jansson 1649 map of the North Pole, 16 by 20¾ inches, has a highly decorative double-page engraved projection from the Arctic pole, with a profusion of circular directional lines radiating from eight compass roses. The publisher’s cartouche is illustrated with polar bears and archers, and the title cartouche is aloft on a cloud from which winds emanate. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Other important maps include two depicting Virginia. Lot 237, est. 2,000-$3,000, dates from 1627 and is the German version of John Smith’s 1612 Map of Virginia; while Lot 238, est. $900-$1,400, is a double-paged version of the Smith map and was created by Henricus Hondius in 1630.

Illustrated works by Audubon are unsurpassed in their beauty and perennial favorites with collectors. Lot 138, Volume III of “The Quadrupeds of North America, J.J. Audubon and J. Bachman, 1854, contains 55 vignette plates lithographed and hand-colored by J.T. Bowen and Nagel & Winegartner. The illustrations show land mammals in their natural habitats. A first octavo edition, the lot is estimated at $1,200-$1,800.

Lot 139 is a color lithograph after J.W. Audubon of a male polar bear, finished by hand and printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia, in 1846. The plate is from “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.” Attractively framed, it measures 18 3/8 by 24 inches (sight) and is estimated at $1,500-$2,000.

Titled “Floral Belles,” Lot 147 is a scarce, limited edition from the Victorian era by Mrs. C.M. Badger. Each of the 16 multicolored plates depicts a type of flower that inspired the accompanying lines of poetry. Printed in 1867 by Charles Scribner & Company, the edition is offered with a $1,500-$2,500 estimate.

Several lots consist of significant works by Charles Dickens. Lot 8, the 32-volume “Writings of Charles Dickens,” includes a check in the amount of “Thirty One Pounds, Six Shillings and Four Pence” made out to “Mess. Dawson, Newman, & Co.” and signed by Charles Dickens on February 2nd, 1866. The set dates to the late 19th or early 20th century and has critical and bibliographical introductions and notes by Edwin Percy Whipple and others. Each book is half red morocco with marbled board and end papers. The lot carries an estimate of $1,500-$2,500.

Of special interest to collectors of children’s books, a 1938 first edition (with dust jacket) of Tasha Tudor’s “Pumpkin Moonshine” represents the beloved New England illustrator/author’s literary debut. Published by Oxford University Press, the desirable title is entered in the sale as Lot 166 with a $1,500-$2,000 estimate.

Letters personally composed or signed by historical figures are always fascinating for the insight they provide into the authors’ private lives. Lot 304, a group lot containing 14 items including both a hand-written note and typed letter signed by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The note to Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, which is written in blue ink on periwinkle blue stock with a matching envelope custom-printed with a Fifth Avenue, New York address, reads: “Dear Elizabeth – I’m not sure if it can have a connection with your series – but the Toni Morrison interview is worth reading. It sets thoughts thinking. Maybe she could narrate the slave cabins episode. We have seen so much of Maya Angelou – and I would love to see Toni Morrison speaking like Shelby Steele. Of course if you’ve just won the Nobel Prize you may be pretty busy! Best always, Jackie.” The typed letter on Doubleday letterhead is dated February 2, 1994 and reads in part: “Dear Ms. Brownstein, Thank you so much for your letter concerning ‘If This House Could Talk’…I feel passionate concern for houses and their history. I see great potential for a book adapted from a television series…” It is personally signed “Sincerely / Jacqueline Onassis.” The lot is estimated at $1,500-$2,500.

Another significant entry is Lot 293, a Napoleon Bonaparte letter written in secretarial hand is addressed “Ou Ministre de la Republique francaise et helvetie” with the French Republican calendar date “floreil an 8” that corresponds to either May 10 or 11, 1799. The framed letter is hand-signed “Bonaparte” and estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

Waverly Rare Books’ January 16, 2014 auction will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The preview begins on January 11 and continues through and including auction day (see website for hours). The gallery is closed on Sundays.

For information on any lot in the sale, call 703-532-5632 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit Waverly Rare Books online at www.quinnsauction.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
‘Polar Bear – Male,’ after J.W. Audubon, color lithograph finished by hand and printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia, 1846. Plate XCL from ‘The Vivaparous Quadrupeds of North America, N.Y., 1845-54. Estimate $1,500-$2,000. Waverly Rare Books image. Charles Dickens 32-volume set with author-signed check. Estimate $1,500-$2,500. Waverly Rare Books image. Bound into Volume 1 of the 32-volume “Writings of Charles Dickens,” a check in the amount of “Thirty One Pounds, Six Shillings and Four Pence” made out to “Mess. Dawson, Newman, & Co.” and signed by Charles Dickens on February 2nd, 1866. Lot estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Waverly Rare Books image. 1632 Gerard Mercator Atlas (sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura…Amsterdami) printed by Sumptibus Johannis Cloppenburgii. Estimate $7,000-$10,000. Waverly Rare Books image. 1630 Henricus Hondius ‘Nova Viginiae Tabula,’ Amsterdam. Double-page engraved map, derivative of John Smith’s important 1612 Map of Virginia but drawn from Henricus’ by-then-deceased brother Jodocus’ 1618 version. Estimate $900-$1,400. Waverly Rare Books image. Signature of Napoleon Bonaparte as seen on May 1799 letter addressed to the Minister of France and Switzerland. Estimate $1,000-$1,500. Waverly Rare Books image. Group lot of 14 items including both a typed letter and hand-written note (as shown) signed by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In the note to Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Onassis references an interview with African-American author Toni Morrison. Lot estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Waverly Rare Books image.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:00
 

1,300 lots await bidders at Rago unreserved sale Jan. 18-19

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Lot 600 – Charles and Ray Eames/Modernica, ESU cabinet. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Auctions will conduct a 1,300-lot unreserved auction over two days, Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. Eastern. None of the lots has a reserve, meaning that the high bid – no matter how low – wins the lot. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

On Saturday, look for 550 lots of early 20th century design decorative arts and furnishings, with pottery by Fulper, George Ohr and Rookwood, furnishings by Stickley and Limbert, Scandinavian furniture and fittings, glass by Tiffany and Galle, and artwork by Chagall and Dali.

Nearly 800 lots of 20th century modern will be sold on Sunday, including furnishings by Nakashima, Evans, Le Corbusier, Eames, contemporary pottery by Scheier, lighting by Stillnovo, artwork by Warhol, glass, rugs and more.

"Rago Unreserved is all about better stuff for less money," said Michael Ingham, who runs the auction. "It's for everyone who thinks they can't afford to buy at auction and have never come into Rago. It's fun. You can buy art and furniture that doesn't come off a big retail assembly line. It's better made than most anything from a chain store and it costs less. Come in early and browse around. If you don't know how to bid at auction, we'll be glad to show you the ropes."

Saturday's sale begins with early 20th century design pottery and furnishings. Famous ceramicists in the sale include Geroge Ohr, Teco, Saturday Evening Girls, North Dakota School of Mines, Rookwood, Roseville, Clifton, Dedham, Van Briggle, and a large single owner collection of Fulper, Weller pottery and bird figurines. Featured is lot 100, a Fulper Effigy bowl, estimated at $400-$600; and lot 43, a massive glazed ceramic vessel by Clement Massier, estimated at $800-$1,200.

Famous early 20th century design furniture makers in the sale include: L. & J.G. Stickley, Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers, Limbert, and contemporary Stickley by EJ Audi. Featured is lot 61, a Limbert five-drawer tall chest, estimated at $1,200-$1,600; and lot 62, a Gustav Stickley a trestle library table, estimated at $1,200-$1,800. Also featured is a run of Roseville, including Futura and Sunflower, and many wall pockets. An example is lot 175, a Roseville Futura urn, estimated at $500-$700. There is also much Weller in the sale from the Hudson and Sicard lines. Featured is lot 320, a LaSa Weller tall vase with landscape, estimated at $600-$800. There are also bird figurines by Weller.

Arts and crafts metalware includes candlestands, a centerbowl, and desk sets by Roycroft, Stickley Brothers, Bradley & Hubbard and Tiffany Studios. Featured is lot 339, an assembled Tiffany Studios eight-piece desk set in Zodiac pattern, New York, 1920s, estimated at $800-$1,000; and lot 343, a Bradley & Hubbard cast bronze and slag glass chandelier decorated with grapes and vines on arbor, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

Amphora in the sale includes Eduard Stellmacher, Imperial, Max Leverrier, Baron Barnstaple, Riessner & Kessel, Stellmacher Co. and Paul Dachsel. Featured is lot 31, a pair of Imperial/Amphora porcelain vases decorated with gilded pheasants, estimated at $600-$800. There is European pottery by Royal Doulton, Wedgwood and Minton, featuring lot 221, a Martin Brothers glazed stoneware cabinet vase with leaf and floral decoration, England, 1879, estimated at $400-$600.

There is glass by Galle, Legras, Daum, Lalique, Tiffany, Quezal, Loetz, Durand, featuring lot 344, a Tiffany Studios Favrile glass coupe, estimated at $600-$800.

Fine Art includes works by famous artists such as Bernard Buffet, Joseph Meirmams, Marc Chagall, Savatore Dali, Raphael Soyer, Faye Swengel Badura and many more. There are prints by Edward S. Curtis, lot 160, two photogravures, Honovi – Walpi Snake Priest, with Totokya Day Painting, 1921, and Antelopes and Snakes at Oraibi, 1921, estimated at $400-$600. There is a notable lot of two paintings by Sondra Lipton, lot 326, Pink Primroses and Lily of Valley, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

The sale wraps up with over 100 lots of Scandinavian furnishings and fittings. Famous makers include Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Jens Risom, Arne Vodder, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Bruno Mathsson and Kai Kristainsen. Featured Scandinavian pieces include: lot 418, a set of four Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner/Carl Hansen, estimated at $1,000-$1,500; lot 429, an armchair by Finn Juhl for Baker, estimated at $800-$1,000; and lot 531, a lounge and ottoman by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Asko, estimated at $1,200-$1,800. There is also a stunning selection of smalls, such as lot 465, a 30-piece set of flatware in Fjord pattern by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, in stainless steel and teak, estimated at $250-$350.

Sunday's auction offers modern furnishings by famous makers Isamu Noguchi, George Nelson, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen; Florence Knoll, Kipp Stewart for Drexel, Pierre Paulin, Vladimir Kagan, Donghia, and several pieces of Baker furniture.

Featured pieces include: lot 600, a Charles and Ray Eames for Modernica ESU cabinet, estimated at $800-$1,000; lot 647, a Harry Bertoia for Knoll pair of Bird chairs with ottomans, estimated at $1,800-$2,400; and lot 726, a pair of D lounge chairs by Paul Frankl, estimated at $1,200-$1,500. There is French furniture in the sale by makers such as Maison Jansen, Eugene Printz, Jean Charles, Roche Bobois, Roger Capron, La Barge, and a wall hanging leather rifle rack by Hermes. Featured pieces by French designers include lot 878, a pair of console tables after Jean Michel Frank for Ecart International, retailed by Ralph Pucci in the 1990s, estimated at $2,500-$3,500; and lot 911, a sectional sofa by Roche Bobois, estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

There are Studio furnishings by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Silas Seandel, Tom Greene, Harvey Probber, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall, featuring lot 1177, a pair of lounge chairs attributed to Paul Laszlo, estimated at $1,200-$1,800. Also featured is lot 967, a turtle ottoman by Dimitri Omersa for Abercrombie & Fitch, estimated at $600-$800; and a Boris Tabacoff mantel clock, lot 904, estimated at $300-$500.

Contemporary pottery highlights include lot 832, a set of three graduated bottles with abstract motif by Bruno Gambone, estimated at $700-$900; and lot 833, two large pitchers by Guido Gambone, estimated at $1,500-$2,000. Other featured pieces include Lot 1090, a Jury Smith "Scope" earthenware sculpture, estimated at $400-$600; and lot 651, an Edwin and Mary Scheier tall footed coupe with peeking figures, estimated at $1,800-$2,200.

Fine art includes works by Jean Arp, Jerry Okimoto, Louise Nevelson, Miguel Berrocal puzzle sculptures, Feliciano Bejar, Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, Peter Max, Jim Dine and Larry Rivers. Featured is lot 793, two screenprints by Theodoros S. Stamos, estimated at $600-$800; lot 947, Victor Vasarely, untitled screenprint in colors, estimated at $400-$600; and lot 962, a freestanding alligator sculpture by Donald Drumm, estimated at $600-$800.

There is lighting by Stilnovo, Camer, Maison Jansen, Gaetano Sciolari, and Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte. Featured is lot 1045, a Martine Bedin/Memphis "Super Lamp" estimated at $500-$700. There is a notable lot of jewelry by Line Vautrin, estimated at $1,200-$1,800, and Lino Sabattini silver-plated pieces, estimated at $400-600.

Consignments are invited for all Rago's Auctions. Phone 609-397-9374 or email to 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

Lot 600 – Charles and Ray Eames/Modernica, ESU cabinet. Estimate: $800-$1,000. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 100 – a Fulper, effigy bowl in Chinese blue flambé and wistaria glazes. Estimate: $400-$600. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 43 – massive glazed ceramic vessel by Clement Massier. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 61 – Limbert five-drawer tall chest. Estimate: $1,200-$1,600. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 320 – LaSa Weller tall vase decorated with landscape. Estimate: $600-$800. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 343 – Bradley & Hubbard cast bronze and slag glass chandelier. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 647 – Harry Bertoia/Knoll, pair of Bird chairs with ottomans. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Lot 1045 – Martine Bedin/Memphis, Super Lamp. Estimate: $500-$700. Rago Arts and Auction Center image.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 14:37
 

Estates enhance Auction Gallery of Palm Beaches sale Jan. 13-14

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:52

Lot 362 – Marc Chagall, ‘Woman with Basket of Flowers.’ Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. will conduct an auction Monday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. The two-session auction is featured with an outstanding selection of consignments of antiques and fine art. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Property that will be included is from a woman’s estate in Hobe Sound, Fla.; a fine art collection from Vincent Lloyd of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a collection of fine art from a Boynton Beach home that includes over 16 Marc Chagall prints and other modern masters; fine antiques and bronzes from a Boca Raton, Fla., residence; antiques and a miniature clock collection from a man from Delray Beach, Fla.; Chinese and Asian objets d’art including jade, ivory and cloisonné from a man in Ocala, Fla.; collection of antique firearms formerly from the collection of Eddie Reider of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sarasota, Fla.; contemporary glass from a Boca Raton home; and so much more from South Florida and the Palm Beaches.

An amazing collection of antique firearms and shooting weapons is featured in the Winter Estates Auction. Eddie Reider was a well-known gun collector, who sold the bulk of his collection many years ago. The collection is consigned by his daughter, who has decided to sell the last of his collection. Some of the pieces in the collection are illustrated in the book Firearms Curiosa by Lewis Winant, which has become the collector’s bible for unusual collectible shooting weapons. There are weapons that shoot from canes and swords, as well as, rifles and pistols, and a shooting baton and fantasy items. Highlighting the collection is Lot 367, a rare powder tester flintlock gun, circa 1790, with the proof stamp on the lock plate.

The auction is highlighted by a collection of 16 Marc Chagall (1887-1985) etchings and lithographs. This is a large offering of the artist’s graphic works so collectors will have a wide selection to choose from. Included is Lot 362, Woman with Basket of Fruit and Lot 429, Painter with Hat, both having good color and subjects. Additionally, from this collection of art, Lot 80, a Henri Matisse rare lithograph, Le Repos du Modele, circa 1926, and has a provenance of Jacques Frapier, Paris art dealer of the artist. The image is of a nude odalisque reclining in a boudoir, her eyes firmly on the viewer. The lithograph is pencil signed and has the art dealer’s blindstamp on the paper. The collection has works by Picasso, Dali, Rouault, Villon and Miro.

A fine selection of paintings will be offered including Lot 470, a watercolor by important American artist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924), titled The Terrace, depicting three women in a café. The color and brushwork is loose and flowing. The painting is listed in the artist’s catalog raisonee. An important painting by the Maqbul F. Husain (1915-2011), Lot 471 of Horses in the Moonlight painted in the early ’90s. The artist started his career painting posters for the Indian cinema and rose to become the “Picasso of India.” The painting is estimated at $40,000-60,000. Lot 414 is an English sporting painting by John E. Ferneley (1782-1860) of The Melton Hunt with Sir Harry Goodrich and Sir George Mountford with the Quorn Hounds. The Quorn Hounds is one of England’s oldest fox hunting packs. The painting is a sketch for a larger work by the artist. Additionally, there are over 15 English portraits from the 18th and 19th century from an attorney in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Chinese objects are featured with Lot 439, a well-cast bronze double gourd jeweled vase. The vase in “Yuanmingyuan” is a melding of the Eastern and Western styles in Chinese art between 1920-1940. The stones are paste, simulating rubies, sapphires and emeralds. It stands 11 inches high and has the “Da Ji” symbols for luck. In the Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ sale on Oct. 28, another similar jeweled vase sold for $42,500. The vase is estimated at $15,000-$20,000. There will also be some fine white jades, 18th century porcelains, silver and bronze objects.

A good selection of French miniature clocks are being sold from a Delray Beach collection. A variety of clocks are enameled painted and many have ormolu mountings. There is some travel clocks and pocket watches included.

The sale has several lots of American studio glass. Lot 141 is a two-piece Persian pattern glass by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly. The glass is in a purple coloration that makes it really stand out. Other lots by Kenny Carder, Michael Pavlik, John Breckke will be included. Additionally, there will be Meissen, Lalique, fine China sets, bronzes, glass objects and clocks.

For information and details contact the gallery at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 561-805-7115.

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

Lot 362 – Marc Chagall, ‘Woman with Basket of Flowers.’ Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Lot 367 – rare ‘powder tester’ flintlock gun, circa 1790. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Lot 80 – Henri Matisse, ‘Le Repos du Modele.’ Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Lot 470 – Maurice Prendergast, ‘The Terrace.’ Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Lot 439 – Chinese gilt bronze Da Ji vase. Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches Inc. image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 14:19
 

Tribal and fine art to be offered at Beaux Auctions, Jan. 25

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Monday, 06 January 2014 15:23

Diego Rivera (México 1886-1957) watercolor. Beaux Auctions image.

MIAMI – Important and rare treasures will be featured in the first sale of 2014 for Beaux Auctions, its fine art and artifacts auction taking place on Jan. 25. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Beaux Auctions has the unique privilege of bringing to auction excellent specimens from the Suarez Museum Collection. Headlining this sale is the only taxidermy albino alligator in existence. Albino alligators have an estimated survival rate of only 24 hours in the wild due to their sensitivity to direct UV radiation and because their white color makes camouflage impossible. This animal was pen-raised and died of natural causes. It is an adult male, 91 inches long. Although this animal is priceless, an estimate of $100,000-$150,000 has been placed on it.

The other main feature from the Suarez collection is an African lion ranked No. 1 by Safari Club International among collectors. This is an excellent museum-quality lifelike mount and has been estimated at $60,000-$80,000. There are several other outstanding animals from the collection that will also come up for auction. This is the first time specimens from the Suarez Museum Collection have appeared at auction.

The auction also includes a collection of African antiques, most importantly a rare 19th century Chokwe African mwana pwo mask. It is a ceremonial mwana pwo (meaning: perfect young woman ready for marriage) chikunga ritual dancing mask of the south Congolese Chokwe people. In the Chokwe tradition, these were prized ceremonial masks donned by male dancers as a symbolic caricature of a beautiful young woman, adorned with tattoos, earrings and an elaborate coiffure, to honor the founding female ancestor of the lineage. This mask is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. There is a second superb Chokwe African mwana pwo mask in the sale, from the first quarter of the 20th century. This mask has an estimate of $15,000-$20,000. These are two exceptional masks.

Beaux Auctions is known for having a strong fine art component, and this sale is no different. Danza afrocubana by Cuban artist Mario Carreño will be up for auction with an estimate of $30,000-$35,000. An original watercolor by Mexican artist Diego Rivera, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, is estimated at $20,000-$40,000. Wifredo Lam, one of the most sought-after Latin American artists today, is also represented in the sale. Figura by Lam has been estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Works of art by Joaquin Torres Garcia, Carlos Cruz Diez, Jeff Koons, Henry Moore, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet and Alexander Calder will also be featured in this auction.

Pre-Columbian pieces, ivory, and antique European documents will also form part of the inventory for this January sale.

For additional information on any lot in the sale email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 877-572-1708.

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

Diego Rivera (México 1886-1957) watercolor. Beaux Auctions image.

Taxidermy American albino alligator. Beaux Auctions image.

African lion, adult male. Beaux Auctions image.

Superb Chokwe African mwana pwo mask. Beaux Auctions image.

Rare 19th century Chokwe African mwana pwo mask. Beaux Auctions image.

Rare large Pre-Columbian Colima Shaman guardian figural funerary vessel. Beaux Auctions image.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 11:01
 
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