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Category: Ceramics & Glass

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    Lion and Unicorn to Offer Rare Royal Doulton Figurines in Upcoming Sale

    John Doulton established English ceramics and home accessories maker Royal Doulton in the Lambeth area of London in 1815. His son engaged gifted artists to design elegant figurines and vases. Today, the manufacturer is best known for its stoneware tankards, storage jars, and bathroom ceramics. Several rare Royal Doulton figurines…

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    Sotheby’s Presents Oppenheimer Collection of Rare Meissen Porcelain

    With support from the King of Poland, the Meissen factory near Dresden, Germany became the first hard-paste porcelain manufacturer in Europe. Meissen quickly became one of the most popular porcelain brands in the world. The day before Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany, sociologist and political economist Franz Oppenheimer and…

    A highly important documentary and dated Meissen mantel clock case, Dated 1727, the gilt-bronze mount probably German, mid-18th century, the movement signed Barrey à Paris, Circa 1700
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    Iconic 20th-Century Pieces by Tiffany Studios Come to Auction

    Tiffany Studios rose to fame in the early 20th century and garnered patrons such as Mark Twain. Founded in 1881 by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the company was the first to collaborate with seminal artists and published designs under their names. Tiffany’s Art Nouveau designs feature the company’s trademark Favrile glass.…

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    Ceramics & Tiffany Favrile Lamps Lead Rago’s Early 20th Century Auction

    Some hard-to-replicate ceramics by George Ohr, Taxile Doat, Viktor Schreckengost, and Josef Hoffmann will be available in Rago’s Early 20th Century Design auction. A rare vase from the French potter Taxile Doat is among the leading lots. The vase mimics the shape and colors of a gourd. Skilled in pâte-sur-pâte (paste on paste)…

    Tiffany Studios, Dragonfly table lamp
  • Exhibitions

    Lucy Lacoste Gallery opens "Danish Women in Contemporary Ceramics"

    Barbro Aberg, Black Bodhi Tree. CONCORD, MASS.- Lucy Lacoste Gallery will close the 2020 season with an all-female exhibition: Danish Women in Contemporary Ceramics, December 12th – January 5th, highlighting the leading role women have played in the development of ceramics there. This exhibition features the work of Beate Andersen, Anne…

    Barbro Aberg, Black Bodhi Tree.
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    21st Annual Gala & Glass Auction

    The works available in the 21st Annual Gala & Glass Auction represent strong examples of Modern and contemporary glass sculpture. Hosted by the National Liberty Museum (NLM), the auction features works by Dale Chihuly, Javier Gomez, Ann Wolff, and Vladimir Prochazka, to name a few. Abstraccion Organica IV (2016) by Gomez is constructed with layers…

    Vladimir Prochazka - Eruption
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    Creating Space: Design Online

    Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, François-Xavier Lalanne tried his hand at painting before focusing on sculpture. He and his wife, Claude Lalanne, became one of the most creative art duos of the 20th century. For his sculptures, Lalanne drew inspiration from animals, which soon sparked interest in collectors such…

    Peony Table Lamp
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    Italian Design and Decorative Arts of 20th Century

    A man of many hats, Gio Ponti (1891 – 1979) was an Italian architect, furniture designer, industrial designer, artist, writer, publisher, and teacher. He made several significant contributions to the modernization of Italian decorative art. A silver metal pot set by Ponti is among the highlights of the upcoming Italian…

    Pietro Chiesa - Fazzoletto vase
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    Ancient | Near-Eastern | Asian Art

    The upcoming Ancient | Near-Eastern | Asian Art sale, presented by Artemis Gallery, highlights a painting by Masoud Yasami. An Iranian American artist, Yasami’s abstract multi-dimensional works deal with space, color, illusion, balance, and chaos. He uses a variety of mediums and materials to create his works. As the artist says, “For…

    Chinese Shang Dynasty Bronze Lidded Vessel (You)
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    American Art Pottery

    Adelaide Robineau was an American ceramicist popular in the early 20th century. Robineau initially learned her craft from the American Impressionist artist William Merritt Chase. She learned to make high fire porcelain after spending just a few weeks in pottery school and reading various Sévres porcelain articles. The upcoming auction,…

    George E. Ohr, Large coupe
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    Modern Design

    Hindman’s upcoming sale will feature furniture from several modern and contemporary designers, from Paul Evans and Edward Wormley to Frank Lloyd Wright and Gio Ponti. Highlighted in this auction is a pair of sculptured metal lounge chairs by Evans. A leading figure of the American Studio Furniture movement of the…

    Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Coffee Table, Singer & Sons, Italy c. 1950
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    Style: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

    This April, Sotheby's offers a variety of vintage furniture, silver collectibles, and ceramics from as early as the 16th century. One highlighted piece of furniture is a pair of kingwood and Chinese lacquer bookcases. The pair was created through the combined effort of father-son duo Jean-Charles and Claude-Charles Saunier around…

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    Fine Art & European Decorative Arts

    Johann Friedrich Böttger was a magician and alchemist who bragged that he could make gold. Augustus II the Strong, the ruler of Saxony, imprisoned him to test his claim. Though unable to create the precious metal, Böttger did discover how to make hard-paste porcelain stoneware. Augustus the Strong quickly established…

    Wedgwood Yellow Jasperware Vase
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    The Hedgerow Theatre was founded in 1923. Located in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, the Hedgerow was one of the first professional repertory theater companies in the United States. Offered in the upcoming Design auction, presented by Freeman’s, is a furniture piece known as the “Thunder Table.” Created by Wharton Esherick in…

    A DS600 Organic Sofa, De Sede, Switzerland, designed 1972
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    Contemporary Glass: 1975-Present

    Wexler Gallery will offer the upcoming Contemporary Glass auction, featuring works from 1975 to the present. Particularly highlighted is a blown glass piece by William Morris, an American artisan who uses glass to imitate ancient stone and wood carvings. The available 1997 piece is shaped to resemble a carved wooden…

    Terra Cotta Triangle by Michael Glancy
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    The Jewelers Vault & Luxury Estate Finds

    When Mattel unveiled the first Barbie doll at New York's Toy Fair in 1959 as “Barbie the Teen-Age Fashion Model,” it took the world by storm. The upcoming Jewelers Vault & Luxury Estate Finds auction, presented by Whitley’s Auctioneers, will offer several collectible Barbie dolls. Featured is the 40th-anniversary collector’s edition…

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    New York City Estate Auction, March 1

    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age, was among the most sought-after portraitists of his time. A draftsman and etcher, Rembrandt’s work explored the interplay of light and shade. His paintings are included in several of the world’s greatest museum collections, including the…

    Purvis Young Folk - Outsider Art Oil on Panel
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    Unreserved Fine Art Storage Sale

    Available in the upcoming Unreserved Fine Art Storage Sale offered by Clarke Auction Gallery are nearly 200 lots of paintings and sculptures. These items have remained in storage due to non-payment or lack of placement in another event. They come to auction this March with no reserves. Several oil paintings…

    ILLEGIBLY. Signed Oil On Canvas Houses On River
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    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II

    The second part the Tibor Collection, available in the upcoming Chinese Export Art auction offered by Christie’s, provides a range of porcelain and paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The artistic styles presented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Wanli empires. Among the key lots…

    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II
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    Watches, Jewelry, Fine Art, Antiques And Midcentury Modern

    In 1976, Patek Philippe, one of the most esteemed luxury wristwatch brands, introduced the Nautilus to the market. The shape of the watch was unprecedented, using an octagon bezel and curved edges. The name, Nautilus, comes from the submarine described in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. An…

    Breguet 18kt Le Reveil du Tsar, 5707