34 Press Releases

Tag: Art Nouveau

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    Upcoming Revere Auctions Event Will Highlight Selections From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher

    Carlo Bugatti was a specialist in Art Nouveau furniture known for his distinctive and lavish designs. Bugatti started manufacturing furniture in Milan in 1880 and received worldwide fame. A large Eastern-style pier mirror by Bugatti is available in the upcoming Style & Splendor: Selections from the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher…

    Carlo Bugatti Large Orientalist Pier Mirror
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    A Diverse Range of Vintage Posters to Be Offered This August

    Manuel Orazi was an Art Nouveau illustrator and poster artist most recognized for his two-dimensional poster prints. Orazi was inspired by the Vienna Secession along with the Symbolism art movement. Using these sources, he created his own distinctive Art Nouveau style consisting of flowing and organic elements. An example of…

    ORAZI, Manuel (1860-1934). L’Hippodrome. 1905. Paris: Socie...
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    Nano Lopez Ostrich Sculpture and Jesús Rafael Soto Serigraph Come to Auction

    Akiba Antiques’ upcoming Modern to Meissen sale will spotlight a life-size ostrich sculpture from contemporary Colombian artist Nano Lopez. The artist grew up in an affluent and supportive family in Bogotá before studying art formally in Madrid, Paris, and the United States. Since the early 2000s, Lopez has gained fame…

    Nano Lopez (b. 1955 Colombian-American) Elizabeth Lifesize Ostrich Sculpture
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    The Best of Vintage Illustration Art at Swann, Including Pieces by Edmund Dulac, George Hinke, and Maurice Sendak

    Leading Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming Illustration Art sale is a snowy scene from the pen of famed fantasy illustrator Edmund Dulac. The artist specialized in children’s fairy tales, particularly those by Hans Christian Andersen. Dulac worked at the technological dawn of mass-produced color illustration in books. Available in this auction…

    EDMUND DULAC (1882-1953)
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    Émile Gallé’s Decorative Art Offered at Cowan's Auctions

    A decorative vase by Émile Gallé will be featured in the upcoming Early 20th Century Design Auction, offered by Cowan's Auctions. The French artist is often associated with the Art Nouveau movement. However, Émile Gallé also dabbled in Naturalism and French Renaissance styles. One of his sculptural works, titled Red…

    Émile Gallé, Red Phlox Vase
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    Bernard Cathelin’s Still Life Leads Upcoming Showplace Auction

    A still life painting from French artist Bernard Cathelin, titled Bouquet de Vera Cruz, will lead the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, presented by Showplace Antiques. Well-known for his oil paintings and lithographs, Bernard Cathelin’s distinguished style separated him from his peers. He primarily used brushes and palette knives…

    Bernard Cathelin "Bouquet de Vera Cruz" Oil, 1964
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    Ceramics & Tiffany Favrile Lamps Lead Rago’s Early 20th Century Auction

    Some hard-to-replicate ceramics by George Ohr, Taxile Doat, Viktor Schreckengost, and Josef Hoffmann will be available in Rago’s Early 20th Century Design auction. A rare vase from the French potter Taxile Doat is among the leading lots. The vase mimics the shape and colors of a gourd. Skilled in pâte-sur-pâte (paste on paste)…

    Tiffany Studios, Dragonfly table lamp
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    Arts & Crafts and Art Deco

    At the cutting edge of the Art Nouveau movement was Alphonse Mucha, a Czech designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mucha’s hand was behind the Art Nouveau emphasis on beautiful women surrounded by stylized flora and fauna. Available in the upcoming Sworders auction of Arts &…

    A Tiffany Studios table lamp
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    Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction

    Whitley's Auctioneers presents fine and decorative art in the upcoming Decorative Arts & Collectibles Auction. Two featured lots come from Italian craftsman Sandro Vacchetti. Raised in a family of artists, Vacchetti became a ceramist and specialized in female portraiture. In 1922, he became the artistic director of a famous doll company,…

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    Most Wanted

    The Ballon Bleu de Cartier wristwatch combines Cartier’s signature jewelry designs and intricate watchmaking techniques. Launched in 2007, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a favorite among celebrities and royals such as Kate Middleton. The Ballon Bleu gets its name from its two prominent features: the blue sapphire cabochon set…

    18k Gold, Enamel & Diamonds Ring
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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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    Two-Day Summer Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction – Day 2

    Silversmiths in 18th-century France revolutionized the dining table, and many of their innovations are still in use today. The period following the French Revolution saw the individualization of dining, which required fewer shared dishes. Emerging from this was the epergne, a dining table centerpiece with branching arms that held hanging…

    Cowden & Wilcox Stoneware Batter Jug with Tin Covers
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    Important Jewelry

    In 1866, Jacob Dreicer and his wife, Gittel, immigrated to New York from Russia. Two years later, the couple opened Dreicer & Co. They were the first American jewelers to introduce the latest diamond cuts from Paris, often creating pieces equalling the better-known Parisian houses. Dreicer & Co. was liquidated…

    Raymond Yard 18kt Gold, Opal, Jade, Sapphire, and Diamond Brooch
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    Jewelry & Fine Art Auction Online

    American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Eastman Johnson first rose to prominence during the Civil War. Best known for his depictions of everyday life, Johnson also painted portraits of prominent Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. One of Johnson’s oil paintings…

    14K White Gold, Sapphire & Diamond Ring
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    Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles

    Several pieces of diamond jewelry stand out in the upcoming Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles auction, offered by Kodner Galleries. One of these, a platinum necklace, was made with over 100 emerald-cut diamonds. The necklace has a total weight of 60.50 carats and measures approximately 18 inches long. In addition…

    Important Diamond and Platinum Necklace
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    Antique Canes

    The Antique Canes auction, presented by Kimball Sterling, offers a collection of folk, Art Nouveau, dress, and porcelain canes from the 17th century to the present. Introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by English and French aristocrats, walking canes often served as symbols of power, wealth, and social stature…

    Lalique Ladie's Dress cane
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    Freeman's first online-only auction a success in uncertain times

    A collection of two stainless steel chronograph strap wristwatches, Benrus and Vantage, circa 1950's and 1960's. Diameter: 35 and 37mm, respectively; Length: 8 1/2 to 9 in. Estimate $500-700. Sold for $2,000 (buyer's premium included). On March 24, Freeman’s successfully hosted its first online-only jewelry auction: Luxe | Boutique Jewels…

    Freeman's first online-only auction a success in uncertain times
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    Fine Art & Antiques

    Louis Comfort Tiffany created Tiffany Studios particularly to expand the use of iridescent glass in lamps and windows. It was during this time that Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb inspired Tiffany to focus on home interiors. The upcoming auction, offered by Cottone Auctions, presents several examples of Tiffany’s…

    French Giltwood Over-Mantle Mirror
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    Important Tiffany Lamps, Lalique Glass, Fine Art, Jewelry And More

    Although Louis Comfort Tiffany began as a trained painter, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. The son of Charles Lewis Tiffany—the founder of Tiffany & Co.—the younger Tiffany began exploring the medium after his travels through Europe and Morocco. He focused…

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    Session 2 - New Year's Signature Estates Auction

    Belgium clockmaker Zacharie Joseph Raingo was particularly known for his astronomical clocks, which his sons sold through their Raingo Frères firm in the early 1800s. Recognized in the 1860s for the quality of their bronzes, Raingo Frères supplied several clocks to Emperor Napoleon III. Many of these now reside in…

    John James Audubon "Blue Crane Or Heron" Havell