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Category: Decorative Arts

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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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    Contemporary, Outdoor, Collectable, Asian, and Decorative Auction

    Highlighted in the upcoming Nadeau's Auction Gallery event is a set of wood engravings and drawings by Thomas Nason. A self-taught printmaker, Nason was also known as the Poet Engraver of New England for his love of capturing rural areas in both etchings and prose. The set of five wood…

    Chinese blue and white porcelain planter
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    Entirely self-taught, Francis Bacon emerged in 1945 as a significant force in British painting. Bacon's oeuvre was dominated by emotionally charged depictions of the human body. In the 1970s, Bacon painted a series of triptychs in response to the tragic death of his lover in 1971. Metropolitan Triptych was the…

    Parrot On A Branch
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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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    Crocker Art Museum – Silent Auction

    Born in Ohio, Jack Zajac moved to Southern California with his parents as a teenager. During the 1960s, Zajac began creating bronze and marble sculptures that resemble abstract birds, animal skulls, flowing water, a swan form, and contorted animals. These subjects continued to interest him for several decades. One of…

    GINA WERFEL, Boundaries
  • Auction Result

    US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions

    The free-standing stabile was sold by the current owner of the holiday park Belambra Clubs. It was estimated to be worth between 2.5 and 3.5 million euros ($2.8-4.0 million). PARIS(AFP).- A huge sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder sold at auction in Paris on Wednesday for over 4.9 million euros, auctioneers…

    US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions
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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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    Fine & Decorative Arts

    Morphy Auctions presents fine and decorative art, jewelry, and furniture pieces in the upcoming two-day auction. One of the featured lots is a life-sized portrait of President Abraham Lincoln by William F. Cogswell. A self-made painter from Pasadena, California, Cogswell was invited to the White House to sketch Lincoln in 1864.…

  • Auction Industry

    Dania Beach Auction House Provides Guide to the Art Appraisal Process

    Joshua Kodner, an auction house based in Dania Beach, released a complete guide to the art appraisal process for collectors and artists. DANIA BEACH, FL, USA, Dania Beach Auction House Provides Guide to the Art Appraisal Process Joshua Kodner, an auction house based in Dania Beach, released a complete guide…

    Dania Beach Auction House Provides Guide to the Art Appraisal Process
  • Exhibitions

    Museum of Russian Icons reopens July 17 with two new exhibitions

    CLINTON, MA– The Museum of Russian Icons will be reopening on Friday, July 17 with two new exhibitions: The Long Way Home: A Photographic Journey with Gordon Lankton, featuring 40 stunning photographs from the museum founder’s life-changing mid-20th century motorcycle adventure from Germany to Japan; andTradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia, an…

    Museum of Russian Icons reopens July 17 with two new exhibitions
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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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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles

    The Patek Philippe Nautilus watch was introduced in 1976 and was a creation of designer Gérald Genta. Inspired and named after the submarine from Jules Verne’s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the watch has an unusual octagonal bezel that resembles the porthole of a ship. The upcoming auction,…

    Saul Fanfani (Italian 1856-1919) Bust Charme
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    Raindrops on Roses

    A highlight of the upcoming Raindrops on Roses auction, presented by The Antique Enamel Company, is a silver-gilt and enamel bird box, stamped “C Bruguier.” A singing bird box is a rectangular-shaped box that contains a miniature automaton bird, activated using a lever. The Swiss Bruguier family was the last of the master mechanicians to craft…

    Bilston Enamel Crouch Dog Bonbonniere
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    Fine Art, Furniture & Decorative Art, Jewelry & Timepieces, Asian Art

    The upcoming Clars auction features a watercolor piece titled Victory: The Spanish War (1947). With over a million lives lost and the eventual victory of a fascist ruler, the Spanish Civil War was one of the most devastating conflicts in Spanish history. This watercolor and Indian ink painting by Surrealist…

  • Auction Industry

    A Rare Aesthete: The Collection Of William N. Banks, Jr. To Be Auctioned At Brunk Auctions, September 12, 2020

    LANDMARK SALE OF CONNOISSEUR’S SUPREME-QUALITY AMERICAN FURNITURE AND PAINTINGS Grecian sofa, New York, 1815-20, tiger maple with gilt and verd antique decoration. Brunk Auctions is delighted to announce the kick-off of the Fall auction season with the much-anticipated single-owner sale of the collection of William N. Banks, Jr. The auction consists of…

    A Rare Aesthete The Collection Of William N. Banks, Jr. To Be Auctioned At Brunk Auctions, September 12, 2020
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    July Antique Diving Helmet & Scuba Auction

    In 1912, U.S. Navy gunner George D. Stillson wrote a letter to the Bureau of Construction and Repair complaining about the Navy's equipment and procedures. The Bureau assigned Stillson the task of analyzing the existing methods as a result. In 1915, Stillson submitted his guidelines in his “Report on Deep…

    Small Copper & Brass Diving Helmet Display
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    The Elegant Home

    The late Italian painter Nicola Simbari was celebrated for his distinctive approach to Neo-Impressionism. Several of his works explore Mediterranean scenes while experimenting with pastel colors. Among the featured lots in the upcoming Elegant Home auction, presented by Bonhams, is Simbari’s oil on canvas work titled Windy Morning. The piece…

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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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    Antique Toys Auction by a Traveling Collector; DAVO Collection

    Featured in the upcoming Antique Toys event, presented by Morton Subastas, are several Steiff toys from the early 20th century. These include a toy cow and bear, both on wheels. According to Steiff collector and dealer Rebekah Kaufman, the long-lasting materials used to make these toys make them noteworthy to…

    Riding toy cow. Germany. Twentieth century. Steiff brand. Made of plush. Supports with wheels