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Category: Vases & Vessels

  • Auction Preview

    Early Summer Eclecticism: Second Chance Auction

    The Early Summer Eclecticism: Second Chance Auction will include fine art, decorative art, and collectibles. At the top of the auction is a rare French jelly mold. Popular during the Victorian Era, this mold is oval-shaped with fluted sides that resemble grapes. It also has an added hanging tab. A…

    French Copper Round Figural Mould, Circa 1890.
  • Auction Industry

    Still life by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955) could hit six figures in Andrew Jones' July 26th auction

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Design for the Home and Garden Auction on Sunday, July 26th, will feature over 250 lots of important fine art, design, antiques and accessories from collections across the country and throughout California. This will be an online-only auction, with no live…

    Still life by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955) could hit six figures in Andrew Jones' July 26th auction
  • Auction Result

    Excellent results for the first live auctions at Koller since the lockdown

    A view by Max Liebermann of his garden at Wannsee (lot 3115) nearly doubled its pre-sale estimate to sell for CHF 488 000. ZURICH.- With the saleroom often filled to post-covid capacity, and extremely active telephone and Internet bidding, Koller's Old Masters & Antiques auction week was a resounding success. The auctions, initially…

    Excellent results for the first live auctions at Koller since the lockdown
  • Art Fairs

    Charles Ede reopens its gallery space with ancient art due to have been shown at Masterpiece Art Fair

    Roman statue of a draped goddess, 1st century BC- 1st century AD. Marble. Height 70cm. LONDON.-Charles Ede announced the reopening of its gallery space. The occasion is being celebrated by a new exhibition showcasing much of the ancient art due to have been shown at this summer’s Masterpiece Art Fair. Covering…

    Charles Ede reopens its gallery space with ancient art due to have been shown at Masterpiece Art Fair
  • Auction Industry

    Quinn’s to launch summer auction lineup with online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, June 27

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will welcome the summer season with an online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on Saturday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The sale includes a fine selection of Asian, American, European and Modern artworks, with selections by Merton Simpson, Dale Chihuly,…

    Quinn’s to launch summer auction lineup with online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, June 27
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    Summer World Treasures Auction

    The upcoming Summer World Treasures Auction will offer 1,002 lots over two days, including decorated glass vases, fine art, and porcelain. Several Mary Gregory vases are featured on the first day of this sale, which will be presented by Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers. Imitating popular English cameo glass, Gregory…

    RUSSIAN ICON THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, 19TH C
  • Auction Result

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN FINE ARTSale 2535; June 4, 2020Sale total: $3,517,917Estimates for sale as a whole: $2,316,000-$3,427,500We offered 187 lots; 165 sold (88% sell-through rate by lot)All prices include Buyer’s Premium. New York—Swann Galleries’ sale of African-American Fine Art on June 4 was met with much fanfare, despite an online-only format due…

    New Auction Record for Richmond Barthé at $629k in African-American Fine Art at Swann
  • Auction Industry

    Ancient Engraved Gems Come to Auction at Christie’s

    In the upcoming Christie’s sale of miniature engraved gems, the auction house will feature an often underrepresented art form. “Despite their small size, the highest quality engraved gems rival monumental marbles, vases, and bronzes in terms of artistic skill,” says the auction house’s International Head of Antiquities, G. Max Bernheimer.…

    Ancient Engraved Gems Come to Auction at Christie’s-2
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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
  • Auction Industry

    Bes, the Egyptian Dwarf God and Protector of Children: Know Before You Bid

    A Bone-Carved Vessel of the Egyptian God Comes to Auction, Presented by Artemis Gallery Egyptian Bone Cosmetic Vessel Depicting Bes. Photo by Artemis Gallery. Worship of the dwarf god Bes began in the Old Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2686–2181 BC) and continued even into the Roman Empire. Representations of his…

    Bes, the Egyptian Dwarf God and Protector of Children Know Before You Bid-1
  • Auction Industry

    Phillips' live auctions resume in London with rare works of design

    Gio Ponti, ‘Distex’ armchair, model no. 807, circa 1954. Estimate: £12,000 - 18,000. Image courtesy of Phillips. LONDON.- Following a rescheduled Spring season of sales, Phillips announced that live auctions will resume in London with the upcoming Design auction on 19 June. The pre-sale public viewing is currently set to happen by appointment…

    Phillips' live auctions resume in London with rare works of design
  • Auction Industry

    Hindman Auctions Announces Inaugural Antiquities & Islamic Art Auction

    Chicago – Hindman announces its inaugural Antiquities & Islamic Art auction on June 16, offering novice and experienced collectors the rare opportunity to acquire carefully vetted objects outside of the New York or London market from some of the world’s earliest civilizations. While Hindman regularly offers a limited number of…

    Hindman Auctions Announces Inaugural Antiquities & Islamic Art Auction-FI
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    June Collectibles And Fine Art

    Sam Gilliam, an African American artist, introduced draped, painted canvas hangings that lacked stretcher bars in the 1960s. The stained fabric pieces are regarded as a major step in the development of American art. Known as a Lyrical Abstractionist, the artist frequently experiments on draped canvas, adding a sculptural element…

    HUGE SAM GILLIAM ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
  • Auction Result

    Spring auction of 18th & 19th glass & lighting produces strong results

    Blown-molded GV-14 cream jug, Lot 1269, $7,605. MT. CRAWFORD, VA.-The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates spring auction of 18th & 19th glass & lighting was held on May 19 & 20 at the firm’s Mt. Crawford, VA gallery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the sale was conducted with remote bidding only, in…

    Spring auction of 18th & 19th glass & lighting produces strong results
  • Art Industry

    The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts Announces First Webinar

    The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) has announced it will sponsor its first virtual lecture on June 7 at 2 p.m. ET. Seeing in Silver: The Jewelry, Objects and Sculpture of Michael Galmer will be the topic of the lecture given by ASJRA co-Director Elyse Zorn…

    The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts Announces First Webinar
  • Auction Result

    Auction dedicated to solo collection attracts record audiences

    Annie Turner (British, b.1958), 'Mussel Box'. Sold for: £1,140. LONDON.- On Thursday 14 May, Maak’s auction dedicated to the collection of Dayabandhu attracted the highest rate of new registrations and some exceptionally strong results. With 93% sold by lot and 153% by value, the overwhelming pattern showed pieces that resonated most closely…

    Auction dedicated to solo collection attracts record audiences
  • Exhibitions

    Virtually Tour the Morse Museum's Collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art and More

    Amid its ongoing, temporary closure, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art continues to make digital resources available to the public. Videos, a virtual tour, an audio tour of collection highlights, and more are now on the Museum’s website. The following is a developing list of Morse Museum resources…

    Virtually Tour the Morse Museum's Collections of Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art and More-2
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    Antiquities | Asian | Ethnographic Art

    Jaguars were considered divine felines in the ancient Americas, often shown as a deity in pre-Columbian myths and legends. They were also used as a symbol of power and kingship. Influential figures often added the jaguar epithet to their names to associate themselves with this power. Highlighted in the upcoming…

    Large Marajoara Ceramic Decorated Urn, ex-Eugene Lions
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    Early 20th Century Design

    In 1899, Tiffany Studios introduced three of its most popular lamp designs, including the Nautilus. Launched during an Art Nouveau exhibition in London, it is one of the earliest lamps Tiffany ever made. The Nautilus lamp had several variations, including one with a genuine nautilus-shell shade and another with a…

    Tiffany Studios, American, Early 20th Century, Nautilus Table Lamp, c. 1905, with a Mermaid base cast from a model by Louis Gudebrod
  • Auction Industry

    African-American Fine Art at Auction June 4 with Standout Works from the Last Two Centuries

    New York—Swann Galleries is set to offer a sale of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, June 4 with works spanning from the nineteenth century through the modern era. The sale was postponed due to Covid-19 and will be held live online by the house. As the earliest work in the sale Edward M. Bannister’s serene circa…

    Lot 143-Amos