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Category: Baskets

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    Around the Auction World: June 2022

    The art world is slowly shifting into its summer season, complete with mid-year special sales and hints of what will come over the next few months. This June, Auction Daily spoke with several industry experts about their specialties, including Teddy bears and Native American art. We also explored contemporary LGBTQ+…

  • Auction Industry

    Louis Pierre Ledoux’s Collection of Sepik River Artifacts Comes to Auction

    This November, Willow Auction House will offer over 250 items from the anthropological explorations of Louis Pierre Ledoux. The young scholar set off for Papua New Guinea after graduating from Harvard University in the mid-1930s. Ledoux interacted with the Murik people of the eastern Sepik River region. He eventually gathered…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Quinn’s presents curated Arts of the Americas Auction featuring Pre-Columbian gold, Nov. 4

    Also featured: Olmec-style jade masks, collection of Maximon/San Simon saint figures, pottery, sculptures, textiles, baskets, paintings and other Mesoamerican cultural treasures FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, Northern Virginia’s Quinn’s Auction Galleries will conduct a beautifully curated “Arts of the Americas” auction from its popular Collector Series.…

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    Traditional Decorative Arts & Objects with a Modern Twist

    Stash by Lee Stanton’s upcoming Traditional Decorative Arts Pieces with a Modern Twist auction offers a selection of decorative art that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern designs. A glazed vase from the British studio pottery movement will be featured in the event. The British studio pottery movement was founded by…

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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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    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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    Online Only Decorative Arts

    J.E. Caldwell & Co. was established in the 19th century when Henry Blanchard Dominick joined forces with Leroy B. Haff. The silverware company eventually became a leading producer in the industry. Through the 1850s, they produced silver in a pattern known as ‘Washington Reproduction.’ In the upcoming Online Only Decorative…

    Red spatter pitcher, with tulip
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    Ancient Artifacts, Coins, & Islamic Art

    Palmyra Heritage Gallery will offer the upcoming Ancient Artifacts, Coins, & Islamic Art auction in mid-September. Among the key items are Greek and Roman terracotta pieces, Italian pottery, bronze phiale bowls, ancient Egyptian artifacts, and Islamic art. One example of the fine art selections is a small painting of an…

  • Dealers

    Kovels’ Top 10 Shopping Tips for Thrift Stores

    Kovels Top 10 thrift shopping tips – how to avoid wasting money and get the most out of a thrift store visit. Currier & Ives dishes and service ware, evokes dinner tables of the 1950s–1970s. Prices vary from $10 for a plate, to $9.50 for a cereal bowl, to $65…

    Kovels Top 10 Shopping Tips for Thrift Stores
  • Auction Industry

    Holabird's massive Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction, featuring Native and general Americana, will be held August 27-31

    The auction will be held live in the gallery at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno, and online via several bidding platforms. Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific. Spectacular silver and exquisite sky-blue turquoise squash blossom necklace, circa 1950s or ‘60s, “the finest one we’ve ever seen,” according…

    Holabirds massive Great Americana Pow-Wow Auction, featuring Native and general Americana, will be held August 27-31
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    Unreserved Day 2

    Phillip Ratner has developed expertise in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and graphic arts. Most of his works focus on stories from the Old Testament of the Bible. Drawing inspiration from these stories, Ratner founded the Israel Bible Museum in Safed, Israel, and later…

    Chelsea Keramic Art Works, Tall vase
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    Traditional Decorative Arts Pieces with a Modern Twist

    In Stash by Lee Stanton’s upcoming Traditional Decorative Arts Pieces with a Modern Twist auction, an elaborate red tapestry will be featured. The early 18th-century piece comes from the famous carpet making center of Venice, Italy. This style of tapestry gained popularity during the 13th through the 16th centuries. The…

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    Charming decorative arts exceed estimates in Neue Auctions' Summer Art & Antiques Auction, July 25th

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A simple but charming garden bird whirligig yard ornament standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a central post, attached to which were seven spinning branches, each with a bird on either end, proved irresistible to bidders in Neue Auctions’ online-only Summer Art & Antiques Auction…

    Charming decorative arts exceed estimates in Neue Auctions Summer Art & Antiques Auction July 25th
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    Latin American Art Online

    Costa Rica-born Mexican artist Francisco Zúñiga was best known for his nude figural works. To give his sculptures a more realistic presentation, Zúñiga used southeastern Mexican women as his models, sculpting them standing or seated, singly, in pairs, or in groups. His sculptures capture the anatomy of young, mature, and…

    Peter Von Artens (1937-2003)
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    European Furniture & Decorative Arts

    In 1878, Edward C. Moore, design director and head of the silver workshops at Tiffany & Co., created a champlevé enamel after-dinner service. Champlevé is the technique of removing silver from an item’s surface to create a space for enamel. Moore's Saracenic designs, which used shaded and matte-finished enamels, were…

    Zsolnay Pecs Green Lustre Eosin Glazed Vase
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    Italian Design and Decorative Arts of 20th Century

    A man of many hats, Gio Ponti (1891 – 1979) was an Italian architect, furniture designer, industrial designer, artist, writer, publisher, and teacher. He made several significant contributions to the modernization of Italian decorative art. A silver metal pot set by Ponti is among the highlights of the upcoming Italian…

    Pietro Chiesa - Fazzoletto vase
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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.…

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    English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

    Silverware underwent many changes during the reign of George III. During his first few years in power, George II-style silver was still in use. It was only after the American Revolution that silverware returned to simpler forms from the Queen Anne period. After 1790, the demand for intricate designs was…

    Royal Interest- George III Sterling Silver Sugar Vase
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    American & Brilliant Period Cut Glass Auction

    Cut glass can be traced back to 1,500 B.C. Egyptian vessels. In the United States, the first glassmaking factory was established in at Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. However, it was not until 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia that American brilliant-cut glass garnered attention. By the end of the…

    (4) Tumblers, Brilliant Period, Green Cut to Clear
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    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction

    Felicie Waldo Howell was best known for her marine landscapes. Her early works captured interiors and nature scenes. The upcoming Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction, presented by Sarasota Estate Auction, features an oil painting titled Washington Square by Howell. The Impressionist palette painting is an example of her…

    Spring Major Fine Art and Asian Auction Sarasota Estate Auction