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Category: Handbags & Purses

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    Millea Bros Ltd. Fashion and Accessories Auction Features Oscar De la Renta and Hermès Items

    Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta worked with several luxury brands, like Lanvin and Balenciaga, before establishing his eponymous brand in New York in 1965. His work blended European femininity with American comfort. The Oscar de la Renta line of evening gowns and suits was a hit among socialites…

    Hermès Kelly 28 black calf
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    Whitley’s Auctioneers & Lion and Unicorn to Offer Rare Buttons and Vintage Bags

    Bilston, England was one of the most celebrated centers of enameling in the 18th century. The artists of Bilston decorated tiny objects and trinkets using the transfer printing technique. An 18th-century hand-painted Bilston button is among the key highlights of Lion and Unicorn upcoming vintage buttons sale. The rare button…

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    Sotheby’s Offers Hermès Birkin Bags, Luxury Jewelry, and Accessories from Michelle Smith’s Collection

    Michelle Smith’s collection of jewelry, couture, furniture, and décor will soon come to auction with Sotheby’s. A prominent businesswoman and philanthropist of the Washington, D.C. area, Smith was known for her curated taste. “With everything in her life, she developed a perfectionism... the kind of perfectionism you don’t switch on…

    Hermès Havane Birkin 40cm in Matte Porosus Crocodile with Palladium Hardware, 2007
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    Hindman's Spring Fashion: A Century of Couture achieves over $415,000

    Hermès White Leather 32cm Kelly Bag, 2004. White leather Kelly bag with top handle, detachable shoulder strap, and front twist lock closure. Presale Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized: $11,250. CHICAGO, IL.-Hindman’s Spring Fashion: A Century of Couture auction realized over $415,000, more than double its presale estimate, and saw…

    Hindmans Spring Fashion A Century of Couture achieves over $415,000
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    Items From The Iconic Dallas Design Firm Loyd-paxton, Plus Other Consignments, Will Be Sold March 20th-21st By J. Garrett Auctioneers

    The auction – online and absentee bidding only – will begin both days at 11 am Central time. Also up for bid will be a collection of David Webb jewelry, plus fine pieces by other makers. Rare and brilliant David Webb enamel and ruby double fish brooch in the original…

    Items From The Iconic Dallas Design Firm Loyd-paxton, Plus Other Consignments, Will Be Sold March 20th-21st By J. Garrett Auctioneers
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    Patek Philippe Statement Wristwatches at Freeman’s

    Patek Philippe launched the Calatrava collection in 1932, the same year the Stern brothers acquired the company. The collection aimed to help the Genevan watch brand sail through the Great Depression. The first model of the Calatrava series was Ref. 96, which continued production for 40 years. The upcoming Freeman’s…

    An eighteen karat gold strap wristwatch, Patek Philippe, retailed by Gubelin, Calatrava, circa late 1960's
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    Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Important Spring Estates Auction, March 12th-14th, Will Kick Off With Couture Purses And Jewelry Items

    Also offered will be original paintings by noted, listed European and New Orleans artists, French and Chinese furniture, Oriental rugs, taxidermy, silver and decorative accessories. Session 1, on Friday, March 12th, will feature a collection of highly collectible couture purses from names like Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Judith…

    Crescent City Auction Gallerys Important Spring Estates Auction, March 12th-14th, Will Kick Off With Couture Purses And Jewelry Items
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    KGB Artifacts Come to Auction, Raising Intrigue and Concerns

    The Soviet Union's security committee, the KGB, operated under a thick veil of secrecy. Decades after the Soviet Union's fall, many still find themselves curious about the KGB's tactics and the technology they employed. That includes the father-daughter team Julius Urbaitis and Agne Urbaityte, who curated what they believe to…

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    Antiques, Decorative, Asian Arts, Fine Arts, Silver and Jewelry

    Like many artists in the 1920s and 30s, René Buthaud was intrigued by Classical mythology. Nude figures and mythological goddesses were a subject he frequently returned to, in ceramics as well as paintings. An example of these themes can be found in Buthaud’s oil painting in the upcoming auction, presented…

    Ioan NemtoI 20th Century Glass Vase
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Renowned sculptor James Tandi often uses verdite stone to capture Africa’s native people and wildlife. For each of his sculptures, Tandi visits the verdite mine where he hand-selects his materials. He believes in doing so, he is “revealing the spirit which is within the stone.” A carved verdite and bone…

    Austrian Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase
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    Fine Art, Vintage Couture, and Jewelry Auction

    Internationally-acclaimed artist Joan Miró is widely considered a Surrealist. However, he never officially joined the artistic group. A contemporary of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Henri Matisse, Miró combined abstraction with Surrealist fantasy to pioneer a new style of Automatism. His mature style evolved from the tension between his fanciful,…

    Syd Solomon (1917-2004) American, Oils on Panel
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    Important September Estates Auction: Day 1 of 3

    In 1888, Louis Vuitton created a Damier canvas bag that was patterned with a checkerboard design. Inspired by the striped Raye canvas, the pattern was reintroduced as the Damier Ebène in 1998. Bearing a trademark of the company, this particular bag soon became a fashion status symbol. A Louis Vuitton…

    Chanel White Caviar Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, c. 1985, with gold tone chain-link woven leather double straps, the CC turn-lock
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    An Eclectic Collection & Estate Jewelry Sale

    Jean Simon Deverberie, a Parisian sculptor and clockmaker, was active during a period of significant social change in French society. A 1791 piece of legislation removed mandatory guild memberships for craftsperson, allowing Deverberie the freedom to experiment with different techniques within his company. His style was influenced by Greco-Roman mythology,…

    Rene Kern 18kt Gold Compact Case
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    Tribal Art

    Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, set foot on the American continents during the 14th century. Before his arrival, however, Indigenous peoples had permanent settlements, cities, agriculture, architecture, earthworks, and complex societies. Native Americans have adapted to the new world but continue to practice their traditions and speak in their own…

    Large Amazonian Burden Basket, Wil
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    Single-owner lifetime collection of Eisenberg Originals, mostly vintage costume jewelry, will be auctioned September 12

    Also sold will be clothing, handbags, perfumes, compacts, cosmetics, belts and original advertisements, all from company’s heyday from the 1920s to the 1950s. Sharon Schwartz isn’t just a collector of Eisenberg Originals, she wrote the definitive book on the topic, titled Eisenberg Originals, The Golden Years of Fashion, Jewelry and…

    Single owner lifetime collection of Eisenberg Originals mostly vintage costume jewelry will be auctioned September 12
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    Early Summer Collectibles Auction

    A selection of fine art, pop culture items, and jewelry will be highlighted in the Early Summer Collectibles Auction at Churchill Galleries. From the world of art comes a Jacque Reich remarque proof engraving of Patrick Henry. Reich was a portrait engraver from Hungary who primarily worked in the United…

    WARNER BROTHERS Star in Action - Dick Powell
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    During the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century, French interior design experienced a shift. Decorative pieces such as mantel clocks became more ornate with the use of gilt bronze and ancient imagery, a departure from the serious English pieces popular at the time. The upcoming Eclectic Collection…

    Faberge Imperial Coronation Egg
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    Summer Jewels and Watches

    British jewelry designer Laurence Graff founded his eponymous jewelry house in 1960 in London. The company has since discovered, polished, and set several notable diamonds in history. Describing his affinity for diamonds, Graff reflects: “My love affair with diamonds is life-long.” Several pieces from Graff will be on display in…

    Marguerite Stix, Opal, emerald, and diamond shell brooch
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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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    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