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Silverstone polishes up 'Practical Classics' for auction March 28

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:52
1968 Austin Mk 2 Mini van. Silverstone Auctions image GAYDON, UK – Virtually unused for 47 years, a “time warp” 1968 Austin Mini Van is ready to be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ Practical Classics Restoration Show Sale on March 28 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Following the unprecedented success of last year’s inaugural sale, where more than £1 million worth of “barn finds” were sold, Silverstone Auctions is gearing up for its second sale at the Practical Classics Restoration Show.

The sale will offer the chance to acquire some extraordinary restoration projects and compelling barn finds, as well as a diverse range of special, road-ready classic cars.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

The Austin Mini Van, estimated at between £23,000 and £25,000, was first registered on March 14, 1968. It was bought new for a mere £400 by a Miss G. Crumcott from Northern Ireland so she could learn to drive. Crumcott never managed to pass her driving test, however, so the car was kept unused in her garage for nearly 30 years.

The car was then bought in July 1997 by a local BMC Mini dealer, T. Turkington, who placed it in the Mini center’s showroom until 2006 before selling it onto another collector in Northamptonshire. It has now been brought back onto the market, and, with so few owners, it is no surprise the car has covered a mere 302 miles.

The charming classic is in remarkable unrestored original condition, right down to the seat protectors and rubber floor mats. Still retaining its original crossply Dunlop tires and spare wheel, all of which are unused, the motorcar has been so carefully stored it has also preserved its initial exhaust and sealed Lucas battery. The car is also supplied with its original toolbox, which remains unopened. All in all, the van is in perfect running order.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said: “We are thrilled to be offering this virtually unused and untouched Austin Mini Van at our sale. This rare find is in ‘as new’ condition and is surely an alluring, promising prospect for Mini or other collectors in the market.”

Built on the longer Traveler chassis but without side windows, the Mini Van proved popular in 1960s Britain as a cheaper alternative to the car. It was classed as a commercial vehicle and as such carried no sales tax.

The Austin Mini Van joins nearly 70 other cars on offer in the sale, including a beautifully presented 2001 BMW Z8, a restored 1980 Aston Martin V8 and a 1969 Porsche 912 Restoration Project.

“Our sale at the Practical Classics Restoration Show is the perfect place to find your next project or road-ready classic car and this very special Mini is sure to attract much interest when it goes under the hammer,” said Whale.

A fantastic selection of cars will be going under the hammer in the sale. For those who prefer road-ready classics, a 2001 BMW Z8, estimated at between £75,000 and £95,000, will be offered. Presented in superb condition and with an odometer meter reading of 39,753 miles, this modern classic should not be missed. Also offered will be an exceptional 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider, estimated at between £60,000 and £70,000.

A 1961 3.8 Litre Mk II Jaguar, purchased by the previous registered keeper in 1974 and not used since a tree fell on his garage, is in need of total restoration and offered at no reserve. Another exciting restoration project, a 1936 Jaguar SS DHC, will also be going under the hammer. The distinctive classic, estimated at between £15,000 and £20,000, is supplied with an excellent history file. This car poses as a promising restoration project for any enthusiast to complete and own a rare and unique car with good history.

The auction takes place in Hall 5. Viewing of the lots will be available on the morning of Saturday, March 28, with the sale beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information on the sale call 01926 691141.

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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
1968 Austin Mk 2 Mini van. Silverstone Auctions image 1936 Jaguar SS DHC restoration project. Silverstone Auctions image 2001 BMW Z8. Silverstone Auctions image
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:05
 

Fan favorites up for auction at Premiere Props sale March 28

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:36
‘2001 A Space Odyssey’ screen used Aries 1B trans-lunar space shuttle, 32 inches high. Estimate: $80,000-$100,000. Premiere Props image EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Premiere Props will auction off over 700 movie props and entertainment memorabilia at their Hollywood Extravaganza Auction on Saturday, March 28. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

There will be a preview from 9-11a.m. Pacific Time the day of the sale.  The live auction will begin at 11 a.m.

Items include:

2001: A Space Odyssey – Rare screen used Aries 1-B Lunar Spaceship model

• The Beatles – All four Beatles signatures from 1963 in a young fan’s autograph book

Stargate – Kurt Russell’s screen worn costume

Inglourious Basterds - Brad Pitt’s stunt bowie knife

August, Osage County - Meryl Streep’s screen worn costume

Silver Linings Playbook - Jennifer Lawrence’s screen worn costume

St. Vincent – Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray and Naomi Watts’ screen worn costumes

Prisoners – Jake Gyllenhaal’s screen worn costume

Stand Up Guys – Al Pacino’s screen worn costume

Big Eyes – Costumes and props including the wedding dress and screen used Keane paintings

Captain America: The First Avenger – Chris Evans’ transformation costume

Singin’ in the Rain – Donald O’Connor’s trademark hat

Michael Jackson – rare autographed memorabilia

Sucker Punch – IMAX Promotion Custom 1968 Yamaha 650 Bobber Motorcycle

• Costume designer Charles LeMaire – original costume design drawings for Hollywood legends including Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis along with water colors, fabric samples and personal memorabilia

Sands of Iwo Jima – stunt Browning automatic rifle.

Our Man in Havana - recently discovered vacuum prop that Alec Guiness holds with disgust at the end of the film.

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

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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
‘2001 A Space Odyssey’ screen used Aries 1B trans-lunar space shuttle, 32 inches high. Estimate: $80,000-$100,000. Premiere Props image Brad Pitt’s stunt bowie knife from ‘Inglourious Basterds.’ Premiere Props image Chris Evans’ transformation costume from ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’ Premiere Props image ‘Sucker Punch’ – IMAX promotion custom 1968 Yamaha 650 Bobber motorcycle. Premiere Props image Donald O’Connor’s trademark hat he wore in ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’ Premiere Props image Costume Designer Charles LeMaire – original costume design drawings for Hollywood legends including Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis. Premiere Props image
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:03
 

US, Canadian, European artwork in Spooner auction March 24

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:17
Robert August Rudolf Schietzold, German, (1842-1908), ‘The Beggar and His Daughter,' oil on canvas, 18in x 27in. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image OTTAWA, Ontario – Spooner Auctions & Appraisers will present numerous works of art by American, Canadian and European artists as well as a nice selection of sterling, crystal and porcelain pieces at their March 24 sale.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Listed artists in the sale include William Allister, Eve Baker, Christian Bergeron, Jean-Marc Blier, Cantwell, J. Cilento, Cornellier, Stanley Cosgrove, Dan Delaney, G.S. Dorval, Joanne Duchaine, Susie Eastland, Marcel Fecteau, James “Jim” D. Fisher, L. Fishman (4), Fitzgibbon, Jan Funnekotter, Armand Gingras, Jas Gordon, Gilles Gosselin (2), Rene Charles Edmond His, Nicole Grise, Francesco Iacurto, Louis Icart (3), Lois Kapitaniuk, Eugene Klimoff, Lacombe, Francine Leroux, Charles Anthony Law, Douglas Lawley, Loiseaux, Charles MacDonald Manly, Martireno, Sidney Charles Mooney (3), Frank Nemeth, Lise Paradis, Michel Perrin, Pilot, Irene Hoffer Reid, Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, M. Roulleau (2), Robert August Rodolf Schietzold G.C. Tinning and Ishikawa Shuha Toyonobu, Van Dorp and John William Hurrell Watts.

In addition bidders will find jewelry, Russian icons, Oriental carpets and vintage teak furniture.

Other items of interest include an exquisite three-piece Edwardian tea service by Walker & Hall of Sheffield, England, a vintage silver and enamel purse compact and coin holder, sterling chased compact, antique sterling brush and mirror, seven-piece Birks sterling dresser set, 11 lots of Waterford Colleen pattern stemware, a heavy 900 silver Egyptian footed round tray, and a vintage Ibanez Stratocaster guitar with bird’s-eye maple neck.

Jewelry includes a number of 18K, 14K and 9K rings with assorted stones including diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

For additional information on any item in the auction, please call 613-722-8321.

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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Robert August Rudolf Schietzold, German, (1842-1908), ‘The Beggar and His Daughter,' oil on canvas, 18in x 27in. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image George II plain pattern flatware, approximately 72 pieces. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image John Douglas Lawley, Canadian (1906-1971), ‘Gathering Hay,’ oil on canvas, 24in x 30in. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image Antique bronze sculpture, on an onyx base, ‘Le Forgeron,’ 5in high x 5in wide x 3in deep. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image Stanley Cosgrave, Canadian, (1911-2002) ‘Forest and Lake Scene,’ oil on canvas, 28in x 31in. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image Three-gallon crock, E.L. Farrar, Iberville Quebec, with blue flower decoration. Spooner Auctions & Appraisers image
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:57
 

Jade, porcelain, artwork all in Oakridge Auction’s Asia sale March 22

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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:17
Rare imperial blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, Yongzheng mark and period. A six character Yongzheng reign mark can be found in double rings and it is of the period. Approximately 11 1/2in high. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image WASHINGTON – Oakridge Auction Gallery, from its Washington, D.C. gallery, located in Vienna, Va., will host its premier Asian Arts & Antiques Auction on March 22. The auction will include antique jade, jadeite, porcelain, furniture, wood, bronze, snuff bottles, jewelry, a sword, clothing and artwork from China, as well as pieces from Japan.

“The quality and diversity of pieces in this sale are unmatched,” said Joseph Kikta, director of business operations and senior auctioneer for Oakridge Auction Gallery.

The auction will be conducted live, beginning at 10 a.m. U.S. Eastern time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding for the auction, allowing bidders to place absentee bids any time of day or night up to the auction start time, and live bids while the auction is being conducted.

Oakridge Auction Gallery is hosting a preview exhibition daily through auction day, March 22. This exhibition will give potential bidders the opportunity to see the quality of each item firsthand. Oakridge Auction Gallery encourages bidders to preview the items.

Comments received by Oakridge Auction Gallery include, “The items look even nicer in person,” and “photos don’t do this item justice.” The exhibition times are 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until the auction start time of 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Most of the items included in this auction were selected for their quality from estates and collections throughout the United States and Canada. Oakridge Auction Gallery prides itself with bringing only the highest quality items to the market, and is selective when accepting items for sale.

Oakridge Auction Gallery brings buyers and sellers of fine, rare and valuable works of art, jewelry, antiques and collectibles together in a global marketplace. From its traditional Vienna, Virginia gallery, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, to its modern virtual gallery, Oakridge Auction Gallery provides extraordinary service to both buyers and sellers alike. With its team of expert consultants from around the world, Oakridge Auction Gallery offers distinctive, unique and beautiful items to selective museums and discerning collectors.

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.

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
Rare imperial blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, Yongzheng mark and period. A six character Yongzheng reign mark can be found in double rings and it is of the period. Approximately 11 1/2in high. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image Rare and important gilt bronze Guanyin Ming dynasty. Approximately 14 3/4in high. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image Fine and rare jade ruyi scepter, 18th century, 19 7/8in long. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image Reticulated white jade covered censer 18th century, 4 1/8in high x 6 3/4in in diameter. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image Rare matched pair of huanghuali square stools from the 16th or 17th century, China. Oakridge Auction Gallery image Pair of Chinese imperial famille rose bowls with the Qianlong mark and of the period. Oakridge Auction Gallery image Blue and white vase signed by renowned chinese ceramic artist 'Wang Bu' (1898-1968) from the Republic Period. Oakridge Auction Gallery image
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:40
 

Sterling silver to have shining moments at Gray's sale March 25

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Monday, 16 March 2015 10:13
A rare bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), ca. 1914. Gray’s Auctioneers image

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Headlining Gray’s auction on March 25 at lot 134 is a stunning mid-century modern sterling silver coffee and tea set designed by Alex Styles for Garrard of London.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

A similar coffee and tea set set was given by the people of the Welsh town of Caernarvon to HRH The Prince of Wales on the occasion of his investiture at Caernarvon Castle in 1969. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a similarly fine set in their collection. Styles was Garrard’s principal designer from 1952 to 1987. Styles described silver for the home as "functional sculpture … In other words, it has to have the essential quality of sculptural form … but it must also be fit for purpose – it must function.” Styles retired from Garrard in 1987, the year in which the company held a major retrospective of his work at Goldsmiths' Hall, in London.

Jean Puiforcat was the most important French Art Deco silversmith – according to Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia – from the early part of the 20th century, and his pieces were famously collected in the 1970s by Andy Warhol. Lot 136 is a glorious example of his flatware, designed in 1928. Known as the Cannes pattern, it features 110 pieces and weighs 161 troy ounces. Examples of his work are in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and in the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as many others.

Leonard W. Volk’s celebrated bust of the young, beardless Abraham Lincoln cast in 1860 and on display at Dartmouth College, was replicated in an edition of six circa 1914. One of the six, cast by the New York foundry S. Klaber & Co, is featured in this auction at Lot 132. Others from this edition are exhibited in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, the collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; the Union League of Philadelphia and Doric Hall at the Massachusetts state house. Whereabouts of the sixth is unknown.

The auction features a fine selection of 19th century European paintings including lot 4, Kittens at Play, an oil on canvas from 1887 by celebrated 19th century cat painter Julius Adam II. Lots 5 and 6 are two magnificent oils by William Watson depicting Scotland’s famously furry, and long- horned, highland cattle, both set in glorious Argyleshire landscapes against a dramatically gorgeous Scottish morning sky. While not much is known about William Watson, his paintings of Scottish cattle and sheep are well documented, and held by several collections and museums throughout the British Isles.

The auction on Wednesday, March 25, starts at 11 a.m. Eastern.

For more information contact Serena Harragin at 216-458-7695 or by 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.

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 rare bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895), ca. 1914. Gray’s Auctioneers image Julius Adam II (1852-1913) ‘Kittens at Play,’ 1887, oil on board. Gray’s Auctioneers image Lot 5. William II Watson (act. 1866-1921) ‘Morning - Glen Croe, Argyleshire,’ oil on canvas. Gray’s Auctioneers image William II Watson (act. 1866-1921) ‘Morning, Loch Restil, Argyleshire,’ oil on canvas. Gray’s Auctioneers image An Alex Styles seven-piece coffee and tea service, mid-20th century. Gray’s Auctioneers image Jean Puiforcat (1887-1945) sterling silver flatware service in the Cannes cattern, designed ca. 1928. Gray’s Auctioneers image
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 10:40
 

Historic collections to be offered at Clars auction March 21-22

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Monday, 16 March 2015 09:32
This four-panel screen with porcelain plaques and depicting various immortals, bearing the signature Wang Qi, is estimated to sell for $8,000 to $12,000. Clars Auction Gallery image OAKLAND, Calif. – On Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, Clars Auction Gallery will host a fine art, decoratives, jewelry and Asian antiques auction. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Coming to this sale will be the continuation of important offerings from the billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife estate plus the special collection of antique furniture and decorative art from Thomas Livingston Antiques of San Francisco, property from the Lyman Museum in Hilo, Hawaii, the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and historic offerings from the original Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Decorative Arts and Furnishings

Property from the Pebble Beach, Nantucket and Pittsburgh residences of Richard Mellon Sciafe will continue to dominate the March sale. Over the past few months, the property offered has been extremely well received by the market and has set numerous auction records. For March, the offerings from the Scaife estate will include Staffordshire and early English porcelain and exceptional antique furniture including an American Chippendale tiger maple highboy, circa 1790, and a miniature George III style ebonized settee, circa 1860.

Turning to another important collection that will feature fine period furnishings, Clars will offer the collection of renowned San Francisco antique store, Thomas Livingston Antiques. For over four decades, this thriving antiques business was a central force in San Francisco’s famed Jackson Square Historic District as well as Ashby Adeline Antiques District in Berkeley. Recently retired, founders Thomas Livingston and Karel Wessel were known region-wide for the exceptional 18th and 19th century American and English furniture as well as the finest in period decorative arts, lighting, metalware and art glass. Among the highlights from this collection that will be offered include a circa 1790 George III drop leaf harvest (wake) table that is estimated to sell for $6,000 to $8,000; a George III revolving bookstand, circa 1790, which is estimated at $3,000 to $5,000 and a circa 1810 Baltimore Federal slant-front desk that is valued at $4,000 to $6,000.

Rounding out the significant decorative art and furniture offerings will be a collection of Studio Furniture including a suite of three tables designed by Arthur Espenet Carpenter in 1957. Each of these tables will be offered for $4,000 to $6,000.

Bernard Maybeck, renowned 20th century architect, was the master behind many important buildings in the United States. Among them was the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which he designed for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. For the past seven years, this magnificent structure has undergone a $21 million restoration project funded in part by the Maybeck Foundation. In celebration of it’s reopening, and the 100-year-anniversary of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, Clars will be offering fragments from the original building including a lion’s head, which once flanked one of the dramatic entry ways. Each of these historic pieces will be offered for $1,000 to $1,500.

Last month Clars set a new record for a Chinese triple fusee clock. This month, two offering of note in this category will be a French champlevé decorated mantel clock expected to achieve $14,000 to $18,000 and a Chinese bracket clock executed by Yu Change and estimate $4,000 to $6,000.

Also of note on Saturday, March 21, will be an exceptional collection of over 100 lots of fine U.S. and world stamps from the Herbert Morton estate, a longtime member of the American Philatelic Society, along with gold and silver U.S. coins. This stamp collection is expected to cumulatively earn more than $100,000.

Fine Art

Clars will offer an exceptional collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century, European portraiture featuring numerous paintings that were acquired over the latter part of the 20th century by a savvy San Francisco buyer. Works such as Portrait of a Gentleman Thought to be Nicolas Ghys by a follower of Pierre Gobert (French, 1662-1744) as well as A Portrait of Thomas Stanley in a Red Coat by a follower of Godfrey Kneller (German, 1646-1723) are just a few of the featured portraits that will be offered.

A charming, yet classic, Impressionist New York winter snow scene titled Wall Street by Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) is sure to attract numerous bidders. This oil on canvas board will be offered for $8,000 to $12,000.

Asian Art and Antiques

Highlighting the Asian category in March will be a selection of Chinese pierced jade plaques from a private collection, some carved with auspicious characters, others reticulated with various auspicious motifs including butterflies, bats and flowers. In porcelains, highlights will include a pair of fish bowls from the late Qing/Republic period. A four-panel screen with porcelain plaques and depicting various immortals, bearing the signature Wang Qi, is estimated to sell for $8,000 to $12,000.

In furniture, a selection of huanghuali furniture includes horseshoe chairs, official’s hat armchairs and a tiao’an table. In addition, a 19th century Japanese six-section screen is expected to earn $5,000 to $7,000.

Fine Jewelry and Timepieces

Diamonds and Rolex watches will highlight this category with the top offerings being a marquise cut diamond and platinum ring. The marquise brilliant cut diamond weighs 3.05 carats and the ring is estimated to achieve $25,000 to $45,000. Following will be an Edwardian diamond, platinum and 18K yellow gold ring highlighting two old mine cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.66 cartats and 1.50 carats (estimate: $5,000 to $8,000).

In timepieces, a circa 1995 men’s Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 18K yellow gold wristwatch is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.

The sales will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Pacific on Saturday and Sunday.

Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609.

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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
This four-panel screen with porcelain plaques and depicting various immortals, bearing the signature Wang Qi, is estimated to sell for $8,000 to $12,000. Clars Auction Gallery image Exceptional antique furniture from the Richard Melon Scaife Estate will include this circa 1790 American Chippendale tiger maple highboy. Clars Auction Gallery image Among the highlights from Thomas W. Livingston Antiques will be this George III revolving bookstand that is expected to achieve $3,000 to $5,000. Clars Auction Gallery image Arthur Espenet Carpenter designed this collection of Studio Furniture in 1957. Each of these tables will be offered for $4,000 to $6,000. Clars Auction Gallery image Pictured here is one of the fragments of the original Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, designed by Bernard Maybeck. This lion’s head is estimated to sell for $1,000 to $1,500. Clars Auction Gallery image This classic, Impressionist, New York winter snow scene by Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883-1962) titled ‘Wall Street’ will be offered for $8,000 to $12,000. Clars Auction Gallery image The top offering in the jewelry category will be this marquise cut diamond and platinum ring. The marquise brilliant cut diamond weighs 3.05 carats and the ring is estimated to achieve $25,000 to $45,000. Clars Auction Gallery image
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 09:51
 

New Orleans Auction prepares first sale at new location March 20-22

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Friday, 13 March 2015 15:56
Stunning 14K white gold and fancy yellow and white diamond ring, with a total weight of 4.94 carats. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Auction Galleries will present a three-day inaugural sale at their new, expanded location at 333 St. Joseph St., March 20-22.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

The sale features property from Glenridge Hall, Sandy Springs, Georgia; the estate of Evelyn and T.L. Wilson of Houston, Texas; the estate of Reuben "Buzz" Harper of Natchez, Mississippi; the collection of Naomi Damonte Marshall of New Orleans; and the library of William Pfaff of New Orleans.

Among the offerings will be a selection of fine 19th century American furniture, antique and estate jewelry, an extensive array of antique garden furnishings, an important selection of English silver, a collection of antique Oriental carpets, and rare books including Benjamin Franklin imprints and Charles Dickens first editions.

The fine art offerings will include works by Francesco Ballesio, Felix Baudin, Frederick Goodall, El Lissitzky, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Jean Arnould Heyermans, Dana Bartlett, Fritz Wagner, Max Friedrich Rabes and a garland painting attributed to Cornelius Schut and Daniel Seghers. Also featured will be noted regional artists such as William Aiken Walker, Achile Perelli, George Rodrigue, Ida Kohlmeyer, Lin Emery and George Dunbar, with an important work by Texas artist Melvin Charles Warren.

For details contact New Orleans Auction Gallery by phone at 504-566-1849 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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Stunning 14K white gold and fancy yellow and white diamond ring, with a total weight of 4.94 carats. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image Melvin Charles Warren (American/Texas, 1920-1995), ‘Sam Bass Crossing the Bosque,’ oil on canvas, 1969, signed and dated lower left, 24in x 36in. Framed. Estimate: $18,000-$25,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image Fine Early Louis XV old standard (.958) silver cafetiere marabout marked Paris, 1732, by Guillaume Ledoux (Master 1705; died 1751), 8 1/4in high Estimate: $18,000-$25,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image Neoclassical-style basket-form eight-light coral chandelier of Louis XVI inspiration, with eight light sockets, 57in high x 41in diameter. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image Antique Kashan carpet late 19th century, 10ft 2in x 14ft. Estimate: $20,000-$40,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image Frederick Goodall, R.A. (British, 1822-1904), ‘A Bazaar in Cairo,’ oil on canvas, monogrammed lower left, 53 1/4in x 36in. Estimate: $15,000-$24,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image Transitional Louis XV-into-Louis XVI Kingwood and ormolu-mounted music cabinet stamped ‘F. REIZELL,’ late 18th century, in two parts, 80in high x 37in wide x 16 1/2in. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. New Orleans Auction Gallery image
Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 17:55
 

Leslie Hindman’s Marketplace sale an eclectic bonanza March 25-26

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Friday, 13 March 2015 13:38
Galle fire polished cameo glass vase with thistle decoration throughout, signed ‘Galle’ in cameo, 15 inches high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers CHICAGO – For more than a decade, Marketplace auctions have been a staple of the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers experience. Known for eclectic offerings, the company’s online only Marketplace auctions feature accessories and decorative fine art from estates, collectors and institutions, perfect for both the novice and seasoned collector. The March 25-26 Marketplace auctions offer many such opportunities.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding. Wednesday’s session consisting of nearly 500 lots will begin at 10 a.m. Central time. Thursday’s session, also at 10 a.m., consists of 541 lots.

Highlights include:

  • A 17th century Dutch oil painting in the manner of Adam Pynacker of an Italianate landscape with travelers, 34 x 48 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000;
  • Russian silver large spice tower, circa 1910, 13 1/4 inches high. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000;
  • Miniature Elizabethan-style manor house by Richard G. Schurtz, Pittsburgh, circa 1990s, 48 1/4 inches high by 78 inches wide by 23 inches deep. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500;
  • Galle fire polished cameo glass vase with thistle decoration, 15 inches high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500;
  • English cobalt porcelain vase and cover, late 19th century, 34 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500;
  • George II walnut tall case clock by T. Reynold, Oxford, 85 1/4 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.
  • Frank Gallo (American, b. 1933), resin sculpture of ‘Seated Nude,’ 1964, 29 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500;
  • Pair of Chinese cloisonne horses, each depicted standing with one hoof raised, having allover scrolling polychrome decoration on a blue ground, 32 inches high. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000;
  • William Keith (American, 1838-1911), ‘Forest Path,’ oil on board, 25 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000;
  • An Italian oak parlor suite 17th century and later consisting of a settee and two open armchairs with carved animal form finials and padded backs and seats. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.

For details contact Leslie Hindman Auctioneers by phone at 312-280-1212.

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.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Galle fire polished cameo glass vase with thistle decoration throughout, signed ‘Galle’ in cameo, 15 inches high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Manner of Adam Pynacker (Dutch, c. 1620-1673), ‘An Italianate Landscape with Travelers,’ oil on canvas, 34 x 48 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Russian silver large spice tower, circa 1910, 13 1/4 inches high. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Elizabethan-style manor house by Richard G. Schurtz, Pittsburgh, having a three-part facade with six rooms including a great hall, minstrel's gallery, dining hall, winter parlor and two bedchambers, with an associated display table. Height 48 1/4 x 78 x 23 inches. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers English cobalt porcelain vase and cover, late 19th century with gilt bird and butterfly decoration, 34 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers George II walnut tall case clock, T. Reynold, Oxford, having a stepped cornice over a brass dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, further inset with date dial, raised on a straight trunk, 85 1/4 inches. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 13:57
 

Paintings, Native American art featured at Brunk auction March 13-14

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Federal carved walnut corner cupboard attributed to John Swicegood, Davidson County, North Carolina, circa 1800, 106 x 55 x 23 in. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Brunk Auctions image

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Brunk Auctions will feature many fine and decorative arts ranging across all categories on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13.

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Highlights consist of a collection of modern prints including works by Pablo Picasso; American paintings and prints including works by Alfred Thompson Bricher; Southern and American furniture including an important North Carolina Federal carved walnut corner cupboard attributed to John Swicegood; a large collection of Native American carvings, ceramics, baskets and photography including works by Edward Curtis; European furnishings and works of art including works by Alphonse Mucha; a collection of early English silver including a fine pair of George II gravy boats; and European and Old Master paintings and sculptures.

Important textiles from the Athene Annuity and Life Assurance Co. corporate collection will also be offered along with property from the estate of Elaine Rockefeller McAlpin Tate.

Friday’s auction, which consists of 220 lots, will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern. Saturday’s session, which contains more than 700 lots, will begin at 9 a.m.

For details contact Brunk Auctions at 828-254-6846, 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

Federal carved walnut corner cupboard attributed to John Swicegood, Davidson County, North Carolina, circa 1800, 106 x 55 x 23 in. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Brunk Auctions image

William Trost Richards, (Pennsylvania/Rhode Island, 1833-1905), 'Coast of Cornwall-View of Tintagel Castle,' signed lower right 'Wm. T. Richards.1883.' oil on canvas, 40 1/4 x 60 3/8 in. Estimate: $60,000-$90,000. Brunk Auctions image

Alfred Thompson Bricher (New York/New Hampshire, 1837-1908), 'Calm Inlet,' possibly Bailey's Island, Maine, signed lower right 'T Bricher,' oil on canvas with Devoe & Co. palette colorman stamp, 18 x 39 in. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Brunk Auctions image

Northwest Coast polychrome carved cedar seahawk headdress, late 19th/early 20th century,  7 1/2 x 14 1/2 in., 16 in. with painted wood stand. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Brunk Auctions image

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) 'Deux vaches et leur gardien au marécage boisé,' circa 1865-1870, signed lower left 'Corot,' oil on canvas, 12 1/8 x 171/2 in. Estimate: $50,000-$80,000. Brunk Auctions image

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), 'Paloma et sa Poupée sur Fond Noir' (B.7), 1952, edition 19/50; printed by Mourlot, signed in red pencil lower right 'Picasso,' lithograph on paper, 29 7/8 x 22 1/4 in. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Brunk Auctions image

Tiffany Studios iridescent gold jack-in-the-pulpit vase, late 19th/early 20th century, signed  'L.C. Tiffany-Favrile 9253G,' 19 1/4 in. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Brunk Auctions image

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 15:44
 

Wealth of consignments bodes well for Moran's fine art sale March 25

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:24

Rows of haystacks rise over an idyllic California hillside in this work by venerated Pasadena, Calif. artist Guy Orlando Rose (1867-1925), estimated to fetch $200,000 to $300,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

PASADENA, Calif. – Since late 2014, John Moran Auctioneers’ Fine Art Department has been hard at work procuring fresh-to-the-market consignments for the March 2015 Fine Art Auction. The fruits of their labor are self-evident when viewing the selections included in the well-curated catalog, which features works indicative of the included artists’ most iconic subjects and typical styles.

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Two works by San Gabriel-born California Art Club Member Guy Orlando Rose (1867-1925) have been consigned; each from private collections within Southern California. The first, estimated to earn $100,000 to $200,000 at the March 24 auction event, is a charming Laguna coastal, which serves as a turn from Rose’s rather tonally uniform atmospheric studies Moran’s has been offering as of late. The second, titled Sierra Vista Hill is a variation on the haystacks subject Rose also employed for the work Moran’s offered in their March 25, 2014 auction. While that work was a frosty winter landscape depicting snow-capped haystacks in Crecy-en-Brie, France, the present example a swath of golden Southern California hillside dotted with rows of haystacks that recede to meet a hazy skyline (estimate: $200,000 to $300,000).

Moran’s will also offer works by two of the artists who comprise the venerated Northern California-based Society of Six. Hailing from the private collection of a Bay Area collector, the works include landscapes and a charming floral still life by the society’s eldest member, Seldon Connor Gile (1877-1947, Belvedere, Calif.), as well as landscapes by August F. Gay (1890-1948, Carmel, Calif.). Estimates all range between $5,000 and $12,000.

A selection of works by George Spangenberg (1907-1964, San Diego) from a San Diego area collection includes Southern California landscapes as well as meditative still life compositions. Originally traded directly from the artist to the consignor’s family for room and board, the works should garner quite a bit of interest at auction, as Spangenberg’s work is rarely seen at auction. Another single-artist collection, this one hailing from California’s Orange County, features works by Bishop, Calif. artist Robert W. Wood (1889-1979). The works include Texas bluebonnet landscapes, sprawling California scenic paintings and coastals, with estimates ranging from $1,000 at the low end to $18,000 at the high end for larger works.

Modern works of art are also eking out a position among Moran’s top-earning lots. Two highly anticipated modernist paintings by California artists are offered, including a sizable landscape titled Santa Monica Coast Highway by Larry Cohen (born 1952). The artist is known for grand, far-reaching townscapes illustrating the sometimes competing, sometimes complementary forces of sprawl and natural beauty on display throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco and surrounding metropolitan areas, and the present example is no exception (estimate: $2,000 to $3,000). Also a meditation on the coastal theme, Moran’s is offering an oil on canvas by Ray Strong (1905-2006, Santa Barbara, Calif.), with a conservative $3,000 to $5,000 estimate. Works by both the above artists have been sold above estimate by Moran’s in the past two years, and the house is hoping for a repeat performance.

Substantially-sized paintings provide breathtaking highlights throughout the March 24 sale catalog, including a forest interior landscape titled Fontainebleau Forest at Twilight, by Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940, Provincetown, Mass). The moody winter scene measures in at 44 in. x 58 in., and carries an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. Taos Pueblo at Dusk by Will Sparks (1862-1937, San Francisco) exhibits the artist’s typical affinity for nocturnes. The work is expected to earn between $15,000 and $20,000 at the block. A stunning coastal oil on canvas by Paul Lauritz (1889-1975, Glendale, Calif.) featuring the Monterey Bay with cypress trees, measures nearly 4 feet across. The Lauritz is estimated to bring $40,000 to $50,000.

Additional highlights include:

  • A patinated bronze figural sculpture titled Wings of Victory by Alonzo Victor Lewis (1886-1945, Seattle) depicts an American nurse and three uniformed World War I soldiers beneath the wingspan of Victory personified (estimate: $8,000 to $10,000).
  • An impressionist landscape by important female Bay Area artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), depicts a verdant, partially shaded backyard garden dotted with flowers. Representative of the artist’s bright palette, the piece is expected to bring $70,000 to $90,000 at the March sale.
  • Two stunning female portraits in graphite on paper by Russian-born Nicolai Fechin (1881-1950, Santa Monica, Calif.), are offered with estimates of $5,000 to $7,000 and $4,000 to $6,000, respectively.
  • A playful crayon drawing of the Elephant Cat from If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Geisel) (1904-1991, La Jolla, Calif.), is offered for $3,000 to $5,000.

John Moran Auctioneers will hold the March 24 California and American Fine Art Auction at the Pasadena Convention Center, located at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, Calif. For more information regarding this or upcoming auctions, consignment, or any of the works listed above, call John Moran headquarters: 626-793-1833.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Rows of haystacks rise over an idyllic California hillside in this work by venerated Pasadena, Calif. artist Guy Orlando Rose (1867-1925), estimated to fetch $200,000 to $300,000. John Moran Auctioneers image 

A monumental work by Massachusetts painter Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940), “Fontainebleau Forest at Twilight” is expected to bring $20,000 to $30,000 at Moran’s Fine Art Auction on March 24. John Moran Auctioneers image 

 Estimated to earn $15,000 to $20,000, this nocturne by Will Sparks (1862-1937) is aptly titled ‘Taos Pueblo at Dusk.’ John Moran Auctioneers image

 This oil on canvas by Paul Lauritz (1889-1975) will be offered at Moran’s California and American Art auction with a $40,000 to $50,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

 ‘Wings of Victory’ by Alonzo Victor Lewis (1886-1945) honors the American forces who served during World War I. The bronze is estimated to earn $8,000 to $10,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:03
 

Don Presley Auction presents fresh-to-market estate items March 15

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 13:58

Nine-piece Chippendale-style mahogany table with two armchairs and six side chairs. Don Presley Auction image

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Don Presley’s Southern California gallery is filled with premium quality estate antiques and art, which will be sold at auction on Sunday, March 15.

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“We have a great mix in this sale, most of which comes from upscale estates,” said Presley. “Imagine the fanciest European and American antique shop you ever walked into, and that will give you an idea of what awaits bidders in this sale. I think even the most sophisticated buyer would agree that many of the objects that came from Beverly Hills and Newport Beach consignors are fit for royalty.”

More than 500 lots – fresh to the market – have come from fabulous estates in Belmont Heights, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs and Hollywood.

Included are quality furniture; pietra dura; fine artwork including Pierre Bittar, Marion Wachtel and other nice pieces of art; Baccarat, Lalique and Daum glass; marble, alabaster and bronze sculpture; sterling silver, Tiffany & Co.; Meissen, KPM, Sevres, Galle, Limoges, Dresden, porcelains; Asian items; coins; jewelry; a fabulous clock collection and watches; an art glass collection; jade; sconces; lamps and chandeliers including one 82 inches tall and 64 inches wide.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Nine-piece Chippendale-style mahogany table with two armchairs and six side chairs. Don Presley Auction image

Nineteenth century French marquetry marble-top commode. Don Presley Auction image

Gilt mirror, 56 in. x 42 in. Don Presley Auction image

Large Royal Vienna jardiniere and pedestal. Don Presley Auction image

Large Russian rug, 147 in. x 109 in. Don Presley Auction image

Russian samovar. Don Presley Auction image

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:33
 

Nova Ars presents online only design auction March 19

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Andrea Branzi, Karma, beechwood wall, limited edition in two models, Superego, 2012. Estimate: 12,000-15,000 euros. Nova Ars image

ASTI, Italy – An outstanding collection of 20th and 21st century Italian design will be sold at Nova Ars Auction on March 19. The auction will consist of more than 100 lots that include ceramics, furniture, lamps, chandeliers and glass works.

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Many of the objects were designed and made in Italy. Designers range from Gio Ponti to Angelo Mangiarotti and Enzo Mari to Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as talents from different countries.

Highlights include a mid-century Danish sofa and two chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall, a Gae Aulenti Artemide floor lamp by Pileo, a Stilnovo table lamp, two Portoro marble bowls by Sergio Asti, and an Andrea Branzi, Karma beechwood wall depicting a classic nude.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Andrea Branzi, Karma, beechwood wall, limited edition in two models, Superego, 2012. Estimate: 12,000-15,000 euros. Nova Ars image

Mid-century Danish sofa design by Adrian Pearsall, walnut structure with recently upholstered seat Estimate: 8,000,00-9,000 euros. Nova Ars image

Gae Aulenti, ABS floor lamp Pileo with adjustable reflector. Artemide, 1972. Estimate: 2,000-2,500 euros. Nova Ars image

Stilnovo, table lamp, marble base, varnished metal reflector and brass structure, circa 1950. Estimate: 3,000-3,500 euros. Nova Ars image

Two Portoro marble bowls. Sergio Asti, circa 1970. Estimates: 400-500 euros. Nova Ars image

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 16:08
 

Artemis Gallery to auction Smithen collection of ancient bronzes Mar. 19

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Monday, 09 March 2015 09:31

Museum-quality Khmer bronze Buddha grouping, ex Doris Wiener, $4,000-$6,000. Artemis Gallery image

BOULDER, Colo. – A superb collection of early Roman, Near Eastern, Thai and Cambodian bronzes from the collection of the late Dr. Charles Smithen leads a 300-lot lineup of fine antiquities and Asian art in Artemis Gallery’s March 19 online and absentee auction. Bidders may leave absentee bids or participate live online as the sale is taking place through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

A distinguished New York City cardiologist, Dr. Charles Smithen was also co-founder of Sherwood House Vineyards in Mattituck, New York. “Dr. Smithen had a passion for life and was a man of great intellect. He was as careful in making art acquisitions as he was in practicing medicine. His buying choices showed that he had an analytical eye, the sign of a connoisseur,” said Bob Dodge, executive director of Artemis Gallery. “Many of his pieces were acquired from premier dealers such as Royal Athena Gallery, Doris Wiener, Ancient Art International, and Antiquarium Gallery, to name but a few. It is an honor to handle this very fine collection on behalf of the doctor’s estate.”

Other featured collections in the auction include Ancient Roman glass acquired during the first quarter of the 20th century, and African and South Pacific art from the renowned Pickard collection. Additionally, Artemis will present a large collection of early Pre-Columbian stone carvings from the Poolos collection. All of the Poolos pieces were acquired between 1950 and 1970, and many are unusual because they are of sizes rarely seen in either private collections or museums.

“It is important for all potential bidders to know that they may buy with absolute confidence when dealing with Artemis Gallery,” said Dodge. “Everything we sell is carefully authenticated and guaranteed to be absolutely authentic and legal to purchase. In the case of African tribal art, we also guarantee that the objects were originally used in ceremonies or ritual events, as opposed to being contemporary pieces crafted specifically for the tourist trade.”

The top-estimated item in the sale, Lot 10A, is a Cycladic Islands (Greece) Early Bronze Age I, circa 3000-2900 BCE, kandila of cream-colored marble. The vessel comes with provenance from New York private collector Ted Ashley, who acquired it in 1983 from Marcel Gebralt, New York City. A copy of the original purchase receipt will convey with the item, which is estimated at $15,000-$25,000. A Greek pottery treasure, Lot 21 is a highly decorative Campanian red-figure kylix, entered with a $5,000-$7,000 estimate.

Lot 86A, a rare 3rd to 6th century CE Japanese Kofun period Haniwa figure was previously held in a prominent Hawaiian collection. A thermoluminescence (TL) report that accompanies the piece confirms its age. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

With provenance from Doris Wiener, Lot 80 is a museum-quality Khmer bronze Buddha grouping dating to the late 1100s/early 1200s. “During the Angkor period of the Khmer Empire, sculptors had mastered the art of bronze casting,” Dodge noted. “This grouping is an ensemble of three divinities, with the central figure, Buddha, protected by a ‘naga,’ or multi-headed serpent.” The piece is similar to an example shown in the 2011 catalog for an exhibition organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, J. Paul Getty Museum, and National Museum of Cambodia. With provenance from the Dr. Charles Smithen collection, it is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.

A large and magnificent Bamana Empire (West Africa) male Chi Wara crest mask was created to represent a hybrid fantasy animal that combines physiological features of the antelope, aardvark and pangolin. Similar to an example that sold at Christie’s in 2012 for $47,500, Lot 188 is conservatively estimated at $7,000-$10,000.

Other auction highlights include: Lot 50, a rare Roman bronze pyxis with enamel inlays, $5,000-$7,000; Lot 160, an important Papua New Guinea Kominimung mask, $3,000-$6,000; and Lot 121, a 10-inch-tall Pre-Columbian Mezcala anthropomorphic stone axe god, ex Adeon Gallery, Chicago, $3,000-$6,000.

Bidders may participate in Artemis Gallery’s March 19, 2015 auction live online, by phone (please reserve phone line in advance) or by leaving an absentee bid that will be lodged confidentially and competitively on their behalf. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time and will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers.com.

For additional information about any item in the auction, call Teresa Dodge at 720-502-5289 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

Museum-quality Khmer bronze Buddha grouping, ex Doris Wiener, $4,000-$6,000. Artemis Gallery image 

 Greek Cycladic marble kandila, est. $15,000- $25,000. Artemis Gallery image

Greek Campanian red-figure kylix decorated on top and base, est. $5,000-$7,000. Artemis Gallery image 

 Rare Roman bronze pyxis with enamel inlays, est. $5,000-$7,000. Artemis Gallery image

 Amlash bronze chariot grouping, est. $1,500-$2,500. Artemis Gallery image

 TL-tested Japanese Haniwa figure, est. $10,000-$15,000. Artemis Gallery image

 Rare Thai silver seated Buddha, est. $2,000-$3,000. Artemis Gallery image

Large Mezcala anthropomorphic stone figure, est. $3,000-$6,000. Artemis Gallery image 

Important Papua New Guinea Kominimung mask, est. $3,000-$6,000. Artemis Gallery image 

African Bamana male Chi Wara crest mask, est. $7,000-$10,000. Artemis Gallery image 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:51
 

Corum wristwatch star of Roseberys auction March 24

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Friday, 06 March 2015 16:40

A unique 18K gold and diamond men’s skeleton wristwatch by Corum. Estimate: £100,000-£150,000. Roseberys image

LONDON – A unique and impressive 18K gold and diamond men’s skeleton wristwatch by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Corum is estimated to sell for £100,000-£150,000 as part of a Roseberys fine art auction on Tuesday, March 24.

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Commissioned and designed exclusively as a one-off timepiece for Middle Eastern nobility in 1982, the watch has a manual-wind skeleton movement with diamond set hands. In addition, a double row of diamonds flank the bezel, and it is complemented by a graduated double flat curb link bracelet strap covered in diamonds. The diamonds were sourced from Michalis, a company established in 1963 and known for high quality workmanship. The watch is stamped “Corum Swiss 750” and is approximately 19.5cm long, with an approximate 3.5cm diameter.

Established in 1955, Corum is recognized for the aesthetic appeal and technical excellence of their high-quality wristwatches, made for some of the world’s most notable people. Although the current owner wishes to remain anonymous, his identity will be revealed to the successful buyer on completion of the sale.

Also commissioned and designed exclusively, but for a different owner, a 1970s 18K white gold men's wrist watch made by Graff Diamonds is estimated to sell for £3,000-£5,000. Engraved with a wave design along the oblong face, bezel and strap, the watch is stamped “18K 0750.”

An 18K gold cased Solotempo wristwatch by Bulgari completes the highlights from the watch section of the auction. An Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand established in 1905, the company's Swiss subsidiary, Bulgari Haute Horlogerie SA, is responsible for Bulgari watch production. The Solotempo collection is one of understated elegance. This classic watch has a white face, gold batons and date window, and is estimated to sell for £1,000-£1,500.

All the items in this sale are on view at the Roseberys London saleroom from Friday, March 20, to Tuesday, March 24.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

A unique 18K gold and diamond men’s skeleton wristwatch by Corum. Estimate: £100,000-£150,000. Roseberys image

An 18K gold cased Solotempo wristwatch by Bulgari. Estimate: £1,000-£1,500. Roseberys image

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 17:09
 

Stephenson's Mar. 13 sale includes rare books, Civil War, Presidential items

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Friday, 06 March 2015 16:30

Framed Presidential triptych containing images of President John F. Kennedy, his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson; and the two men together. Stephenson’s image

PHILA., Pa. – At any Stephenson’s Book & Ephemera Auction, you’ll see collectors, scholars, even interior decorators in search of rare and beautiful library selections and antique documents. The family-owned, suburban Philadelphia auction house specializes in estates, and throughout the year, their experts set aside hundreds of estate and private-owner books that they know will appeal to bibliophiles who follow their sales. On Friday, March 13, Stephenson’s will offer more than 275 quality lots, primarily from their hand-picked reserve, in a Books, Ephemera and Records Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Many beautiful leather-bound books sets are entered in the auction. There are no minimums or reserves on the books. Highlights include:

• The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, 24 volumes, published in London in 1869 by Smith, Elder & Co., illustrated ¾ bound leather. Estimate $1,000-$2,000

• Waverly Novels, 25 volumes, James R. Osgood & Co., Boston, 1875, Illustrated Library Edition, ¼ bound leather, marbleized boards and end papers; gilt-rubbed spines. Estimate $1,000-$2,000

• The Works of Samuel Richardson, author Edward Magin, M.A. Printed for James Carpenter, Old Bond Street, and William Miller, Albemarle Street, 1811, ¼ bound leather, with a Sketch of His Life and Writings. Estimate $250-$500

• Abraham Lincoln A History, 12 volumes, 1890, ¾ bound leather. Estimate $500-$1,000

A fine array of antique ephemera is led by Lot 654, a July 2, 1863 issue of The Daily Citizen, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Double-sided and glazed, the front page reports on Civil War-related deaths and boasts that General Robert E. Lee gave “Hooker, Milroy & Co. one of the best and soundest whippings on record…the galorious [sic.] Union is now exceedingly weak in the knees.”

The page includes considerable additional commentary about Lee being encouraged by “brilliant victories,” and speaks of different military regiments. However, the closing paragraph, which is styled as an addendum note and dated July 4, 1863, says: “Two days bring about great change. The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has ‘caught the rabbit,’ he has dined in Vicksburg…The ‘Citizen’ lives to see it.” It also mentions that the current edition is the last one in which Confederate “wallpaper” will appear [on verso].

“The closing note has a fascinating story behind it,” said Stephenson’s owner and auctioneer Cindy Stephenson. “Tom Wakeley, who is an appraiser and our other auctioneer, researched the newspaper and learned that the last paragraph was actually written by the Union. They had taken over the entire town of Vicksburg, found the newspaper typeset and nearly ready to print, and decided to finish it with their own commentary. Then they took the printed newspaper away with them as a souvenir. After carefully checking these details, we know the story is authentic.” The historical newspaper is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Some important ephemera pertaining to America’s First President came from an estate in upscale Montgomery County, Pa. It includes a partially printed liquor receipt signed by Edward Hand, a Revolutionary War brigadier general who crossed the Delaware River with George Washington in 1790. Also in the Washington archive are engravings, silhouettes of the president, and a large, color magic lantern slide.

Pennsylvania’s first governor, Thomas Mifflin, signed a 1797 Lancaster liquor license estimated at $500-$1,000; while an 1805 liquor license for the same city, signed by the Keystone State’s second governor, Thomas McKean, is expected to make $750-$1,500. Both licenses have red wax seals with overlaid paper seals.

From the same collection comes a 1781 receipt for monies received for a last will and testament. The receipt is signed by George Ross, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Estimate: $250-$500.

Other ephemera highlights include a US Presidential Appointment signed in 1865 by Andrew Johnson, with a secondary signature from Secretary of State William Seward, estimate $1,500-$3,000; and a framed silhouette of Samuel Payson (b. 1736), a Harvard-educated Minister for Chelsea, Massachusetts. Payson is identified on verso, where the penciled date “1795” also appears. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.

An extensive collection of phonograph records was obtained from a single Bucks County, Pa., estate. Hundreds of artists and labels are represented, as are many musical genres. There are 78 rpm and 45 rpm singles as well as 33-1/3 rpm LP records, and within the grouping are a number of collectible promo and DJ copies, and Elvis Presley 45s. Most of the records are from the 1950s/60s, and they will be auctioned in groups.

The pre-auction inspection at Stephenson’s gallery will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 2-6 p.m., or on auction day from 9-10 a.m. The gallery is located at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton, PA 18966. For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Stephenson’s Auctioneers: 215-322-6182 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit Stephenson’s Auctioneers online at www.stephensonsauction.com.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Framed Presidential triptych containing images of President John F. Kennedy, his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson; and the two men together. Stephenson’s image

1805 Liquor License, signed by Thomas McKean, second governor of Pennsylvania. Estimate $750-$1,500. Stephenson’s image

Close-up of top left of front page of The Daily Citizen newspaper, Vicksburg, Miss., July 2, 1863; with Confederate ‘wallpaper’ on verso. Estimate $3,000-$5,000. Stephenson’s image

Confederate ‘wallpaper’ on reverse of front page, The Daily Citizen newspaper, Vicksburg, Miss., July 2, 1863. Estimate $3,000-$5,000. Stephenson’s image

Appointment signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward, 1865. Estimate $1,500-$3,000. Stephenson’s image

The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, 24 volumes, published in London in 1869 by Smith, Elder & Co., illustrated ¾ bound leather. Estimate $1,000-$2,000. Stephenson’s image

Marty Robbins LP record ‘Rock'n Roll'n Robbins,’ Columbia Records House Party Series. Stephenson’s image

LP record, ‘Hank Williams As Luke the Drifter,’ M-G-M E203. Stephenson’s image

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:13
 

Trio of Joan Miro works highlights Susanin’s auction March 21

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Friday, 06 March 2015 14:14

Lot 6015 – Joan Miro,'Le Permissionnaire.' Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers image

CHICAGO – Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers’ premier auction Saturday, March 21, features 545 lots of mid-century, antique and Asian furniture, Lalique, Steuben, Baccarat, Daum, Pairpoint and slag glass lamps, Asian art, African currency, tapestries, rugs and carpets, perfume bottles, silver, paintings, prints and sculpture.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Artists whose works are represented in the auction include Joan Miro, Leonardo Nierman, Andre Gisson, Jules Rene Herve, Alson Skinner Clark, Matt Lamb, Nikolai Blokhin, Antonio Zoppi, Bernard Buffet, Sergio Bustamante, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Tunis Ponsen, Sy Rosenwasser, Bruce Stillman, Marc Chagall, Paul Wunderlich, William Lockhart, Wilbur G. Adam and Paul Strayer, along with many more.

Highlights of this auction include Joan Miro’s Le Permissionnaire. The work’s frame spans 62.5 inches by 45.5 inches and is both pencil signed and editioned 8/50 by the artist. The etching and carborundum on wove paper is brightly colored with aquatint. The piece identifies with the artist’s frequent use of abstracted surrealism and a simplified pictorial language. Lot 149-6015 has an estimate of $25,000-$30,000.

In addition to Le Permissionnaire, the March premiere auction will feature two supplementary pieces by Joan Miro. Summer (L’ete) 1938 is a rare impression of a large format edition. The color pochoir is 23in. by 17in. and is pencil inscribed “Gift of Junior School Faculty” (Art Institute of Chicago). It is lot 149-6058 and has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. Untitled is signed in pencil, one plate From Espriu – Miro, 1976, edition 24/50. The etching and aquatint is set on wove paper and published by Sala Gaspar, with their blindstamp, Dupin. Lot 149-6141 carries a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

The March premiere auction will be shown in Chicago throughout the week of March 16 with online and printed catalogs available.

For details phone Susanin’s at 312-832-9800 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

Lot 6015 – Joan Miro,'Le Permissionnaire.' Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers image

Lot 6058 – Joan Miro, 'Summer (L'Ete).' Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers image

Lot 6141 – Joan Miro,'Untitled.' Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers image

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 16:56
 
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