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Category: American Indian & Ethnographic

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    Ancient / Ethnographic Art Through The Ages

    The upcoming Ancient/ Ethnographic Art Through the Ages auction, presented by Artemis Gallery, features an Egyptian shabti. The funerary figurine was intended for Khaemwaset, the revered fourth son of Ramesses II. He was the first Egyptologist to document Egypt's Old Kingdom monuments, which were over 1,000 years old during his lifetime.…

    20th C. Indian Marble Carving of Durga & Lion Mount
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    Online July Auction

    Between 1989 and 1995, the Moscow Mint produced a series of palladium bullion coins that pictured a ballerina on the front. Created to honor the Bolshoi Theatre, one of the best-known cultural institutions in Moscow, these coins continued production through the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A 25-roubles ballerina coin…

    18k Gold, Opal, Emerald and Diamond Brooch
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    Property of an Iconic Industrialist

    In the upcoming Property of an Iconic Industrialist auction, a selection of jewelry, fine and decorative art, and collectibles can be found. At the center of the auction is a no-heat Burmese ruby and diamond ring. Burmese rubies are considered the rarest and most valuable rubies with colors ranging from…

    (14) Strain 18K YG Bezel Set Diamond Necklace
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    Historic Fine Art & Antiques

    The upcoming sale, presented by Elite Auctioneers, particularly highlights an oil painting titled The Goldfish Bowl by Samuel F.B. Morse. The painting shows Mrs. Richard Carey Morse and her two children, Elizabeth and Charlotte. The artist, who was also the inventor of the single-wire telegraph and creator of Morse code, started…

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    Fine Summer Estates Auction

    One of the featured lots in the upcoming Fine Summer Estates Auction, presented by Americana Auctions, is a tall clock from David Wood. Produced in 1800, the door of this case clock has a mahogany inlay. Flowers and birds decorate the dial. The clock is powered by a sand-filled tin can…

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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    This July, Akiba Antiques will offer items ranging from Patek Phillip watches to Chinese cloisonné vases in the upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide Auction. One of the featured lots is an 18-karat gold snail brooch from American jeweler David Webb. The artist is recognized for his distinctive take on…

    19th Cent. French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
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    Capsule x Litchfield: Reflections

    An untitled work from Henry Farny is one of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Capsule x Litchfield: Reflections sale, presented by Capsule Auctions. This 1896 piece shows a Native American on horseback near a water body. Originally from Alsace Lorraine, France, Farny’s family moved to the United States when he…

    Kurt Heyden
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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)
  • Art Industry

    A new public commission by Mary Bauermeister opens at KölnSkulptur #10 in Cologne, Germany

    Mary Bauermeister (b.1934), Rübezahl, 2020, showing installation in progress, KölnSkulptur #10, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany, July 2020–Summer 2022; Photographer Simon Stockhausen Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a new site-specific work by Mary Bauermeister (b.1934) at Skulpturenpark Köln in Cologne, Germany. The installation, Rübezahl (2020), was commissioned for the tenth edition…

    A new public commission by Mary Bauermeister opens at KölnSkulptur #10 in Cologne, Germany
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    African and Oceanic Art

    Showcased in this African and Oceanic Art auction is a sculpted, cadaverous male figure from Easter Island. With exposed ribs and pronounced facial features, this type of wood carving is thought to have been important in religious and cultural ceremonies. It was worn by men and women with human hair…

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    Here’s What’s Coming to Auction from the Estate of Anthropologists and Food Historians Sophie and Michael Coe

    New Haven Auctions presents books, fine art, and ethnographic pieces from the estate. Photo of Sophie and Michael Coe. Photo by the Hurriyet Daily News. Sophie Coe earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard in 1964. She and her husband, noted Mesoamerican anthropologist Michael Coe, traveled around the world for…

    Here’s What’s Coming to Auction from the Estate of Anthropologists and Food Historians Sophie and Michael Coe-1
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    Estates From Seized Safe Boxes Cont'd

    Georg Jensen, a Danish silversmith, tried his hand at pottery and sculpture before setting up his silver business in 1904. Initially known for his jewelry, Jensen’s designs for flatware and hollowware quickly became known for their quality craftsmanship. Although Jensen died in 1934, his company survived him and continues producing…

    10K-14K Gold & Diamond Heart Pendant
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    Fine Art & Antiques – Day 1

    Active between 1781 and 1835, the New Hall porcelain factory was a cooperative between several Staffordshire earthenware makers. The factory pioneered a new two-stage firing process, a lower temperature biscuit firing followed by a high-temperature glost firing. The resulting product – known for its hybrid hard-paste – had a milky…

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    Old West Frontier & American Indian Sale w/ Luxury Jewelry

    A selection of fine art, jewelry, and collectibles can be found in the upcoming Old West Frontier & American Indian Sale. Included are firearms, collections of books, and other items of the American past. Leading this auction, offered by North American Auction Company, is a Merwin Hubert Frontier Army .44…

    Brand New 2.11 ct. Diamond 14K Stud Earrings
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    Antiques from Estates and Collections

    New Haven Auctions presents fine and decorative art, along with jewelry and ethnographic pieces, in the upcoming Antiques from Estates and Collections auction. Several featured lots come from the estate of anthropologists and food historians Michael and Sophie Coe. This includes Red Zhong Kui, an ink-on-paper work by 20th-century Chinese…

    Old Master Portrait of a Lady
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    American Art Pottery sale at Rago achieves exceptional results

    Exceptional and Rare vase by Arthur Hennessey and Sarah Tutt for Marblehead Pottery. Sold for: $150,000. LAMBERTVILLE, NJ.- With the total exceeding $1.3 million, more than 1.5 times the low estimate, and a 90% sell-through rate, Saturday’s American Art Pottery auction illustrates the strength of the market. The roughly 200 lot…

    American Art Pottery sale at Rago achieves exceptional results
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    Antiquities | Pre-Columbian | Ethnographic

    The first Russian icons appeared in the 12th century. During the same period, the tradition of covering icons with metal barriers called oklads was also popularized. An oklad usually covers the entire icon except the face, hands, and feet. Typically, it is more than a decoration and a shield against…

    Egyptian Predynastic Naqada III Basalt Vessel
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    Ancient Resource Auctions' online-only Summer Antiquities Discovery Sale, Auction #85, will be held on Saturday, June 27

    Around 325 lots of authentic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus examples of ethnographic art. Lovely Moche portrait vessel made between 100 BC and 500 AD, 11 ½ inches tall, depicting a male with well-modeled features and a wrapped headdress (est. $600-$800). A…

    Ancient Resource Auctions' online-only Summer Antiquities Discovery Sale, Auction #85, will be held on Saturday, June 27
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    Ancient Artifacts, Coins, & Islamic Art Sale

    In ancient Rome, images of both mortal and divine children were common. Children appear on Roman tomb monuments, imperial state art, and furnishings of the home. Parents would commission portraits and statues of their deceased children as a remembrance. One of the highlighted lots in the upcoming Ancient Artifacts, Coins,…

    Large Ancient Roman North Africa Red Clay Bowl c.2nd century AD.
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    American Western Artwork & Native American Artwork

    Though commonly confused, American Western art mostly captures cowboys as the subject matter, while Native American art is an expression of life and tradition for the Native community. In the upcoming American Western Artwork and Native American Artwork auction, a selection of paintings, pottery, and sculptures representing both artistic movements…

    Frank McCarthy | Thar's Rendezvous