27 Press Releases

Tag: Art Nouveau

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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,…

    SANDRO VACCHETTI FOR ESSEVI ART DECO ALLEGORICAL BUST SCULPTURE
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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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    ReDesigned

    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…

    ADOLFO BELIMBAU (ITALIAN, 1845-1938).
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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
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    David Berry Estate

    General Motors introduced LaSalle, the American luxury automobile brand, as a “companion” marque in an era when automobile companies usually built only one model every year. General Motors' CEO at the time, Alfred P. Sloan, created the brand to bridge the pricing gaps in the company’s product portfolio. Manufactured and marketed…

    1935 La Salle
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    Home and Interiors Auction Day 2, 121919

    The first location of Doulton Pottery was along the River Thames in Lambeth, London. The company would eventually grow to include a site in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent before King Edward VII awarded Doulton the right to add “Royal” before its name. In 1934, Doulton revived their character jugs by incorporating whimsical…

    Home Intereriors Auction Day 2 Whitley's Auctioneers
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    Antique Canes December

    The Antique Cane Auction from Kimball Sterling showcases a collection of dress, folk, and porcelain canes from around the world. Featured in this timed auction is a 19th-century cane by Michael Cribbins. The patinated cane is carved with images of folk art, along with symbols such as a cross, foot, cloverleaf,…

    Antique Canes December Kimball Sterling
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    Time Capsule Opened: Bass Museum

    Louis Comfort Tiffany was the founder and creator of Tiffany Lamps. He was also, of course, the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany; the founder of the world-famous jewelry retailer, Tiffany & Co. The intricately-designed Tiffany lamps usually came with a bronze base topped with a stained glass shade. Louis Tiffany…

    Tiffany Studios Pomegranate Leaded Glass Desk Table Lamp
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    California Jewelry

    René -Jules Lalique was considered  a leader in jewellery design in the Art Nouveau style. His fascination lies in 3 central themes- fauna, floral, and the female form. Lalique incorporated an array of materials – gold, semi-precious stones, enamel and glass. One such Art Nouveau gold, opal and Plique-à-Jour enamel ring…

    Gold and Stainless Steel 'Daytona Cosmograph' Chronograph Wristwatch, Rolex
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    The Starr Collection: A Legacy of Connoisseurship

    Over 200 years ago, Josiah Wedgwood developed a secret recipe for his signature jasperware pottery. This new style of stoneware was matte, unglazed, and dipped in color. Decorated with accents and figures, the baby blue and white jasperware has become a cornerstone of Wedgwood’s offerings. Built over several decades, it…

    Wedgwood Style Two Handle Vase
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    PAI-LXXIX: Rare Posters

    As implied in the name, the PAI-LXXIX: Rare Posters auction, offered by Rennert’s Gallery, is made up entirely of hard-to-find posters and prints from a broad range of artists and subjects. Among the many well-known artists, you’ll find examples by Leonetto Cappiello, A.M. Cassandre, Jules Chéret, Paul Colin, Marcello Dudovich,…

    Bicyclettes Terrot. 1894.