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Category: Couture & Textiles

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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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    Extraordinary Napoleonic ephemera and Marie Antoinette’s lace collar features in Chorley’s July Sale

    Extraordinary Napoleonic ephemera and Marie Antoinette’s lace collar features in Chorley’s July Sale Auction: Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 July 2020 Viewing dates: Sunday 19 July 10am - 4pm, Monday 20 July 9am - 4pm, Tuesday 21 July 9am - 4pm Chorley’s July sale sees an extraordinary and diverse offer, for historians to bibliophiles…

    Extraordinary Napoleonic ephemera and Marie Antoinette’s lace collar features in Chorley’s July Sale
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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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    Estate of Jennie K. Scaife, with Additions

    With a personal fortune of approximately $1.2 billion, banking and oil heir Richard Mellon Scaife was an American public figure and the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. His granddaughter, Jennie K. Scaife, shared his interest in philanthropy and collecting antiques. Her collection is on sale this July in the upcoming…

    Helmet Koller (Austria-United States b. 1954) Acrylic on Canvas Red Eyed Tree Frogs
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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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    Music Memorabilia Online Sale

    From a John Lennon gift box to an Elvis Presley hand-painted poster, the upcoming Bonhams Music Memorabilia Online Sale presents a range of items from the music industry. A signed guitar from Keith Richards is among the featured lots. According to the auction house, this is believed to be the…

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    The Collection of Linda & Dennis Moyer - Session Two

    Walter Emerson Baum was a New Hope Impressionist painter known for his snow landscapes and Pennsylvania country scenes. Apart from his paintings, Baum was also known as a printmaker, writer, and museum director. A practitioner of the plein-air approach of painting outdoors, it is said that Baum once captured a…

    Pennsylvania oil on canvas portrait
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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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    The Collection of Linda & Dennis Moyer - Session One

    Schtockschnitzler Simmons was a woodcarver well-known for his carved wood bird trees. Simmons was known to travel around Berks County in Pennsylvania selling canes and bird trees along with two fellow pedlers. His bird trees were made from dogwood due to its high strength after drying. The carved birds were…

    Pennsylvania fraktur scherenschnitte
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    ABC: Fashion & Accessories

    Thierry Hermès founded the Hermès brand in 1837 as a harness workshop in Paris. Originally, he intended to provide saddles, bridles, and other leather riding gear for European noblemen. Between 1880 and 1900, the French brand extended its offerings to include leather handbags, travel bags, and its signature scarves. An…

    Hermès 35cm Anemone Togo leather Birkin bag
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    Style + Design | Home Decor at Auction

    Celebrated filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock believed in using strong visual elements rather than lengthy dialogues to advance the storyline of his films. Hitchcock made this his trademark style and its influence is equally evident in his signature. The upcoming auction of Style + Design, offered by Charlton Hall Auctions, will feature…

    French enameled glass bowl
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    July 11th Exceptional Estates Auction

    In 1955, Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was commissioned to write a first-grade primer that children would enjoy reading. However, Geisel felt constrained by the list of words the publisher deemed appropriate for first graders. He scanned the list for two words that rhymed, eventually finding "cat" and…

    1870s English 18K Gold Pocket Watch
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    The Miami Fashionista

    One of the leading lots at the upcoming Miami Fashionista auction, presented by Hill Auction Gallery, is a Chanel black lambskin leather "Executive" shopper tote bag. It features gold-tone hardware, protective feet, interior black lining, and one detachable makeup satchel. Another highlight is a pair of Emilio Pucci rayon bell-bottom…

    Prada Mini Maroon Silk Vintage Evening Bag Purse
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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles

    The Etruscan civilization populated ancient Etruria and the neighboring territories around the sixth century BCE. It was known for its highly skilled artisans and jewelry making techniques. Etruscan jewelry is characterized by its detailed gold depictions of animals and symbols. The upcoming auction of Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, & Collectibles,…

    LeRoy Neiman, American (1921 - 2012)
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    Summer Estate Antiquities Auction

    Gold was first discovered in South Africa in 1886. Three years later, the country was a world leader in gold exports and Paul Kruger, the South African president, established its national mint. South Africa’s gold Krugerrand would be released in 1967 as a means to promote private gold ownership after…

    Palatial 24-Light Crystal Chandelier
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    Paul Brown Discusses Gallery 63 and the Effect of Reality TV Show ‘Auction Kings’ on His Business

    If all the world’s a stage, “then who has better props than antique stores and auction galleries?” asks Brown. Picture of Paul Brown of Gallery 63 and Auction Kings. Photo by the Discovery Channel. How has the media and popular culture affected the way Americans think about auctions and antiques?…

    Paul Brown Discusses Gallery 63 and the Effect of Reality TV Show ‘Auction Kings’ on His Business-3
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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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    Jewelry, Fine Art, Midcentury, Asian and Antique Auction

    Gio Ponti designed his homes with such fine details that they became models of the 20th-century Modernist lifestyle. Ponti was an Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher. His work advocated decoration in contemporary design and is recognized for standing the test of time. One lot of interest…

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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