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Category: Asian Works Of Art

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    Glass Sculptures, Furniture, and Decorative Art Will Lead Akiba Antiques Sale

    “What I have always been involved in is human rights, the human struggle and the freedom of speech,” dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said about his work. “If one person defends it, it benefits everybody.” Known for his outspoken criticism of oppressive governments, Ai has spent a career challenging…

    Ai Weiwei, Study of Perspective in Murano Glass
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    French Fine Arts and County Furniture with Crescent City Auction Gallery

    John James Audubon was a celebrated ornithologist and artist well known for documenting North American bird species. Audubon was fascinated by nature from a very young age. His affinity for biological diversities fueled his interest in ornithology. He was careful to document birds in their natural habitats. Explaining his methodology,…

    John James Audubon (1785-1851), Group of Eleven Prints, consisting of Barn Owl, No. 35, Plate 171, Amsterdam ed. American Crow
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    Bruneau & Co.'s Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, October 31, features fine art, Asian arts, furniture, more

    Limited in-house seating is by appointment only, just for active bidders at the Bruneau & Co. gallery in Cranston, R.I. To reserve a seat, call 401-533-9980. Downyflake Doughnuts porcelain storefront sign, made circa 1940 and a hard-to-find piece of Boston history and advertising collecting, 10 feet 10 inches long (est.…

    Bruneau & Co.s Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, October 31, features fine art, Asian arts, furniture, more1
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    Traditional Fine Furniture with a Modern Twist

    The Arts and Crafts movement was formed at the end of the 1800s by a group of British painters, designers, and watercolorists who sought to embrace a new type of design. It is characterized by simplicity and elegance, a departure from the prevailing Victorian style. Stash by Lee Stanton presents…

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    French and Italian Fine Art Comes to Auction with Showplace

    Francesco Londonio was a Baroque-style painter and engraver known for his pastoral paintings. The Italian artist learned his craft from prominent figures such as Giovanni Battista Sassi and Ferdinando Porta. Londonio’s countryside scenes often featured farmers and livestock engaged in daily activities. Pastoral scenes by Londonio were prime subjects of…

    Allen Tucker Post-Impressionist Oil on Canvas
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    Five For Friday: Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Steers Us Across Categories

    New Hampshire License Plate, 1905. Photo courtesy of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. Buckle up your seatbelts! Nadeau's Auction Gallery of Windsor, Connecticut, is holding its annual Fall Americana, Folk Art, Chinese & Fine Art Auction on Saturday, October 24th. This event kicks off with two classic automobiles and presents collectors with…

    Five For Friday Nadeaus Auction Gallery Steers Us Across Categories1
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    Ahlers & Ogletree Offer American and European Antiquities in Upcoming Sale

    When painter Harry Hoffman visited the Bahamas for the first time in 1916, he became interested in underwater scenes and seascapes. He developed a special glass-bottomed bucket to see his underwater subjects more clearly and used his Impressionist brushwork to recreate it on canvas. His expeditions to the Galápagos Islands,…

    Harry Hoffman, Painted Landscape, Folding Screen
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    Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait paintings and Irving-Napier Golden Arrow display model highlight Oakridge Auction Gallery sale

    Famed for his wildlife paintings, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) was closely associated with the art circles of New York City. Two paintings from the British-American artist will be featured in the upcoming Fall Fine Art, Antiques, and Collectibles auction, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery. Both paintings draw upon his signature…

    Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait 'A Dry Time, Putnam, NY
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    Collective Hudson Offers Paintings from René Buthaud and Reginald Marsh

    Mythological goddesses, usually nude and surrounded by attendants, were depicted in many of René Buthaud’s drawings. Trained by a metal engraver, Buthaud studied art at an early age. His engravings eventually won a Prix de Rome in 1914. He was best known for capturing the curves of human figures in…

    The lost Rene Buthaud oil painting of Pomona
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    Mantel Clocks, Timepieces, and Decorative Art on Offer from Akiba Antiques

    The story of Atala and Chactas was an 1801 literary success that propelled its author, François-René de Chateaubriand, to both fame and political appointments. It told of a Native American man who was freed from his kidnapping by a compassionate Christian woman named Atala, who was the daughter of a…

    Rare 19th Cent French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
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    Marion Fall Auction

    Sir Robert F. Marx was best known for his scuba diving and marine archeology expertise. He discovered over 5,000 shipwrecks over his career. His first was the SS Winfield Scott in California, which he traded for gold coins. Several lots featuring artifacts from Marx’s estate are available in the upcoming…

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    Upcoming Fine Estate auction presents an eclectic collection of artifacts

    The upcoming October auction from Fine Estate offers a selection of decorative and ethnographic art. Among the highlighted lots is a pair of rare huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs from the late 20th century. Huanghuali wood first originated in the Yaxian region of Hainan in China. Often used in Chinese furniture, the…

    Amy Quandelacy Zuni Coral, Sterling Silver Ring
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    Vintage art and design collection on offer with Showplace

    Partners Edward Howard, David Davis, and Aaron Lufkin Dennison intended to make completely interchangeable clock movement parts. This lead to the formation of the Boston Watch Company in 1849. However, due to low sales, the company closed a decade later. Following its demise, Howard partnered with Charles Rice to create…

    Mary Curtis Richardson Portrait Oil on Canvas
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    Artemis Gallery to host Oct. 8 auction of exceptional, museum-quality antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art

    Featured: Persian gold bracelets fit for a queen, extraordinary Polynesian coronet, superior Khmer and Pre-Columbian sculptures, hand-hewn Morse stick (precursor to hockey stick) Ancient Egyptian pre-dynastic blacktop jar, circa 3500-3400 BCE, 13.875in high, similar to examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. Estimate $12,000-$15,000 BOULDER, Colo. – Authenticity and…

    Artemis Gallery to host Oct. 8 auction of exceptional, museum-quality antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art
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    No Reserve Single Owner Los Angeles Collector, Session II

    In ancient China, powdered tobacco was widely used as a treatment for mild illness. This tobacco was stored in snuff bottles. In the 18th century, these bottles appeared as a status symbol and were manufactured at a much greater volume for the public. The second session of the Single Owner…

    Chinese Carnelian Covered Box
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    Exceptional Estates Auction

    A well-known Haitian painter, Dieudonné Cédor (1925–2010) was a recipient of the Labor Department’s exhibition prize and several other notable awards. His works have been displayed in Mexico, Guatemala, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Venezuela, among others. The upcoming Exceptional Estates sale, presented by Blackwell Auctions, will feature an oil…

    JAMES HARRIES, WPA Watercolor Landscape
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    Collector's Auction, Day 1

    Featured on the first day of the upcoming Collector's Auction, offered by Whitley’s Auctioneers, is an Art Deco dancer sculpture from Andre Gilbert. One of the first English sculptors to enroll at the École des Beaux-Arts, Gilbert’s experience at the university encouraged him to travel to Rome and continue his…

    Art Deco Silvered Sculpture, Dancer & Tambourine By Andre Gilbert
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    Fine Art-Decor-Antiques-Furnishings from Nantucket Estates and Sold Homes

    Antonio Jacobsen was a prolific maritime painter well known for his depictions of American vessels. As a child, Jacobsen learned music from his father. However, his true love was the sea. Jacobsen began painting the doors of safes with elaborate harbor scenes. These works landed him a commission for painting…

    Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas Summer in the Sound - Steamer Nantucket Passing Brant Point Lighthouse
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    Modern Art & Design, 3 Sessions: Fall 2020

    Alexander Calder was an American sculptor widely known as the inventor of the artistic mobile. The Modern Art & Design auction features one of his works. This mobile sculpture is made of painted black sheet metal, one red piece, and wire. It is signed by the artist and dated 1972.…

    Daniel Meyer Illuminated Sculptural Chair, Unique
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    No Reserve Single Owner Los Angeles Collector, Session I

    The production of porcelain decorative art reached its height during the Chinese Ming dynasty. These porcelain pieces, particularly moon flasks, were often made in a traditional style. Moon flasks were mainly designed with symbolic floral motifs that reflected the passing seasons. A blue-glazed moon flask vase is among the highlights…

    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Covered Container