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Category: Decorative Arts

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    Paintings, Furniture, Cars, Decorative Arts & Fine Rugs

    American Pop artist Jeff Koons began his Gazing Balls series in 2013 by placing blue hand-blown glass spheres on re-created classical sculptures. A few years later, Koons began placing the balls in front of painted replicas from art history. The artist believes that while these works reference the past, the…

    Randy Lee Davis. Abstract, acrylic
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    Exceptional Private Collection of Asian and Tribal Art

    Avalokiteśvara is widely known as the Buddhist deity of compassion. He is also believed to be the embodiment of the eternal Buddha who offers salvation to humanity. A 16th-century Korean Avalokiteśvara sculpture will be available in the upcoming Exceptional Private Collection of Asian and Tribal Art sale, presented by The…

    Dan Mask with Cowry Shell Headress, Early 20th Century
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    Antiques & Modern from Estates & Collections

    Kawai Musical Instruments, founded by Koichi Kawai, is a well-known piano manufacturing company in Japan. Kawai lived beside reed organ builder Torakusu Yamaha and worked under him as an apprentice. After Yamaha’s death and the diversification of the Yamaha Corporation, Kawai started his own company. The upcoming New Haven Auctions…

    Rare Carlo Mollino Theater Chair
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    Civil War-era military amputation kit sells for $5,000 at Holabird's Great American Pow-Wow Auction held August 27-31

    Also, a pair of circa 1910-1920 railroad signal lamps brought $5,375 and a choice, attractive crystalline gold specimen weighing 5.45 troy ounces hit $5,625. Civil War-era military amputation kit made around 1861 by G. Tiemann & Co. (N.Y.), which had been making surgical instruments since 1826 ($5,000). RENO, NV, UNITED…

    Civil War-era military amputation kit sells for $5,000 at Holabird's Great American Pow-Wow Auction held August 27-31
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    Premier Auctions | Session II

    Milton Avery was noted for his use of lyrical color in paintings of landscapes, figures, and still lifes. A New York native, he was a central figure of the 20th-century American art scene who did not seek to categorize his work. Avery often claimed, “I never have any rules to…

    British School Sporting Painting
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    Premier Auctions | Session I

    Highlighted in the first session of Brunk Auctions’ upcoming event is a 1964 Lincoln Continental sedan from the Ford Motor Company. Since 1939, the division of Lincoln Continental was led by Edsel Ford, son of the founder Henry Ford. He produced personal luxury convertible cars as vacation vehicles. The featured…

    Edwardian Platinum and Diamond Necklace
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    Traditional Mexican Antiques Auction

    The La Viga road in Iztacalco runs from the center to the south side of Mexico City. The concrete road was built in place of the historic Canal de la Viga, a waterway once used for food supply, recreation, and navigation. In the early 20th century, the canal was ordered…

    Octagonal Base. China, Early 20th century, Carved, inked ivory.
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    Artist to Know: Hank Willis Thomas

    Wright Presents Symbolic Black Power Sculpture in Upcoming Sale Now in the mature period of his career, American artist Hank Willis Thomas continues to stir conversation around race, gender, and commercialism. His photographs and multimedia works are intended to prompt questions rather than answer them. That has always been an…

    Artist to Know Hank Willis Thomas1
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    Centerbowl, Porcelain Vases Lead Curated Home Auction Above $1.4 Million

    Event features property from elite California, New York, Texas collections A Gilt Bronze Mounted Marble Centerbowl, 20th century. Attributed as retailed by Edward F. Caldwell & Co., New York.  DALLAS, Texas (September 21, 2020) – A Gilt Bronze Marble centerbowl from an elite Dallas, Texas, collection brought $32,500 to lead Heritage…

    Centerbowl, Porcelain Vases Lead Curated Home Auction Above $1.4 Million
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    Quinn’s Sept. 26 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction features high-quality Asian, American, European and Modern selections from estates, gracious homes

    Paintings include works by Besnard, Monnoyer, De Szyszlo, and influential Harlem Spiral Group founding member Merton Simpson Merton D. Simpson (African-American, 1928-2013), ‘Confrontation F Poem 6,’ 1967, oil-on-paper applied to board, 19 x 25in (sight). Signed and dated at LR. Provenance: From the inventory and collection of the Estate of…

    George II Rococo sterling sauceboat by Charles Federick Kandler. London, 1743. Approximately 27.27ozt. Griffon-shape handle, side panels with repousse chinoiserie scenes. Marked on bottom with English hallmarks and partial strike of Kandler's Post-1739 JK mark. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000
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    1, 2, 3...Sold! Online Only Sale

    Guanyin is a Chinese manifestation of the Avalokiteśvara bodhisattva, a being committed to attaining Buddhahood. Avalokiteśvara embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Also known as Tara or Jetsun Dölma in Tibet, Avalokiteśvara is a significant figure in Buddhism. One of the noteworthy lots in the upcoming Showplace Antique + Design…

    Assorted Asian Table Articles, Group of 7
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    Autumn Americana Auction

    During the golden era of American carousels, many skilled artisans migrated from Europe to the United States. Among them was Charles Carmel. In 1883, he moved to New York from Russia and started working at Looff, a carousel manufacturing company. His carousels often involved highly decorated, realistic horses. The upcoming…

    Martina and Florentino Montoya San Idefanso Jar
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    Claude Lalanne Sculpture Acquired Directly from Artist Could Bring $150,000 at Heritage Design Auction

    Event also features trove from Japanese fashion company Comme des Garcons Claude Lalanne (French, b. 1924). Petite Fille à la Poule, 1984. Patinated bronze. 32 inches  DALLAS, Texas (September 16, 2020) – Claude Lalanne’s Petit Fille à la Poule could bring $150,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Design Auction Oct. 13. “The work of Francois-Xavier and…

    Claude Lalanne Sculpture Acquired Directly from Artist Could Bring $150,000 at Heritage Design Auction1
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    Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Online

    In Hindu mythology, the deity Shiva is believed to embody enlightenment, compassion, and auspiciousness. An 18th-century painting of Kali trampling Shiva is one of the notable lots of the upcoming Christie's auction. The painting depicts Kali, the goddess of death, standing over Shiva’s chest. She holds a sword and the…

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    The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative

    The fahua glaze was developed in the early 13th century during the Yuan dynasty. This low-temperature glaze is used to create shades of blue, green, yellow, purple, and white. Known for its aesthetics, fahua remains a popular glaze for Chinese ceramics. A pair of fahua-glazed figures of seated lions is…

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    Showplace Antique + Design Center Offers Asian Art in its New York City Estate Auction

    Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) was the longest-reigning emperor of China. One of the cornerstones of his tenure was the rejuvenation of porcelain manufacturing. He oversaw the reopening of imperial factories, which had been dormant for 60 years. Featured in the New York City Estate Auction, presented by Showplace Antique + Design…

    Durand Feathered Art Glass Vase
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    Arms & Armor | Ancient - 20th Century

    Nephrite, a type of jade, occurred naturally in remote parts of the South Island, whence it was traded and exchanged throughout New Zealand, barter, and war. Due to its rarity and beauty, nephrite was used to make valued ornaments and working tools, such as adzes, chisels, and short clubs. Even…

    19th C. German Iron Sallet Helmet
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    Artist to Know: Vanessa Beecroft

    Installation Sculptures from Performance Artist Available in Upcoming Van Ham Event Perhaps best known for the controversies she has courted, Italian performance artist Vanessa Beecroft has rarely failed to push the boundaries. Her conceptual performances have used women’s bodies to explore themes of gender, eating disorders, and race. Routinely crossing…

    Artist to Know Vanessa Beecroft1
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    Contemporary, Outdoor and Decorative Arts

    The work of Scottish artist Jacqueline Marr can be compared to the old Renaissance masters, especially given the artist’s close attention to lighting. “I strive to bring the paint to life,” she says in her biography, “to allow my figures, my subject to emerge from the canvas, stepping out from…

    Two Russian watercolor landscapes, signed illegibly
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    AC Stickley Arts & Crafts Auction

    The Stickley brothers, Albert, Gustav, Charles, Leopold, and John George, formed the Stickley Brothers Furniture Company in 1891. Beginning in 1900, the company produced chairs and tables in styles ranging from Colonial Revival to early Mission. The company continued to create Colonial American pieces until it ceased production in the…

    Dirk van Erp Hammered Copper & Stenciled Mica Boudoir