26 Press Releases

Tag: Ceramics

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    Country Americana & Decorative Arts Auction

    During the 18th and 19th centuries, indoor plumbing was a rarity. To maintain basic hygiene, dry sinks were considered a kitchen and washroom essential. The construction of dry sinks was simple, typically involving a hardwood cabinet with a basin on top. Available in the upcoming Country Americana & Decorative Arts…

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    Asian Art, including Chinese Paintings

    The ‘hundred boys' theme was very popular during the Qing and Ming dynasties. The 'hundred boys' refers to King Wen of the Zhou dynasty, who had 99 sons and adopted one more to have an even 100. Later, the theme was used to represent the desire for many sons to…

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    Style: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

    This April, Sotheby's offers a variety of vintage furniture, silver collectibles, and ceramics from as early as the 16th century. One highlighted piece of furniture is a pair of kingwood and Chinese lacquer bookcases. The pair was created through the combined effort of father-son duo Jean-Charles and Claude-Charles Saunier around…

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    April Eclectic Auction

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi was a leading Italian printmaker in the 18th century. An ardent lover of Roman architecture, Piranesi produced many etchings of the city, from prisons to architectural ruins. He helped pioneer the rediscovery of Roman remains and was a key figure in the development of the Neoclassical style.…

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    April Bazaar with Toys & Collectibles

    Mattel Creations was founded in 1945 by Harold “Matt” Matson and Elliot Handler. The company enjoyed a breakthrough when they introduced Chatty Cathy, a talking doll. A second change came with the launch of the Barbie doll in 1959. A Mattel Barbie doll in its original black case is highlighted…

    Anthony Mark Hankins porcelain teapot, ARABIAN SCENES pattern
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    2-Day Ceramic Auction, Day 1

    The first day of the upcoming two-day Ceramic Auction, offered by Whitley’s Auctioneers, will present figurines and porcelains by Royal Doulton and other companies. Doulton & Co. was formed in 1815. Originally specializing in storage jars and tankards, they later expanded to make pipes for drains and other bathroom-related ceramics.…

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    Home and Interiors Auction Day 1, 121819

    Sculpted of aluminum and measuring seven feet tall, Manuel Carbonell’s sculpture of two mythological tritons and a nymph is highlighted in the upcoming auction presented by Whitley’s Auctioneers. The first day of the Home and Interiors Auction offers fine and decorative art, glasswork, and collectibles. The sculpture at auction was…

    Home and Interiors Auction Day 1
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    Masterworks of American Craft

    Robert Arneson's ceramic pieces often combined social commentary and absurdity: a household plate with a pool installed and a scale weighing only five human toes are two examples. But one of his ceramics available in the upcoming Masterworks of American Craft auction, offered by Rago, provides a different perspective. His…

    Dale Chihuly, Scarlet Lake Swirled Venetian with Flowers
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    STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

    Sotheby's will present the upcoming two-day sale, STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics in October 2019. It will highlight Georgian furniture and silverware, as well as decorative art and antiques. A transition style George II mahogany open armchair is featured with an estimate of $80,000; several furniture pieces from the George I, George…

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    Wedgwood & Beyond English Ceramics from the Starr Collection

    Sotheby’s presents the Starr Collection of English Ceramics, unarguably one of the best in its category, formed over fifty years with great passion and attention to detail. Multiple Minton pâte-sur-pâte vases designed by Marc Louis Emmanuel Solon are offered in the Wedgwood & Beyond English Ceramics from the Starr Collection Auction.  A…

    Wedgwood & Beyond English Ceramics from the Starr
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    The Porcelain Sale III

    It is said that any meal can be special if it is presented beautifully. Dinnerware does not always receive the attention it deserves, yet it plays an important role in making food look both appetizing and elegant. The upcoming Porcelain Sale III offered by Stair draws attention to some of…

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    Celebration of Ceramic Art

    Some of the finest brands and ceramic arts have been gathered in A Celebration of Ceramic Art, the upcoming, massive sale offered by Whitley’s Auctioneers. This sale stands in appreciation of a wide spectrum of decorative pieces, from sculptures and figurines to vases and vessels. Over 500 lots are available,…

    Celebration of Ceramic Art
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    Studio Ceramics

    From three separate collections comes a single auction with startling focus: Rago’s Studio Ceramics sale. Each private collection was assembled over the latter half of the 20th century, each building a high quality sampling of post-war art. In this sale unifying the individual collections, particular focus is given to the…

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    MCM Furniture, Art & Decor Auction

    Bruneau & Co. Auctioneer’s upcoming September MCM Furniture, Art, & Decor Auction features impeccably preserved mid-century pieces from several New England estates. Go straight to the MCM sources that continue to inspire contemporary designers’ work today with the classic clean lines and bold colors. The auction is a wonderful opportunity…

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    Important Chinese Art

    Sotheby’s presents an interesting display of Chinese works of art in their upcoming Important Chinese Art Auction.  A rare powder-blue 'gardenia' dish with decorated reverse from the Yongzheng mark is the highest valued collectible. The white reserve decoration on a cobalt-blue ground is closely based on prototypes of the Xuande…

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    A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

    Sotheby’s celebrates the tradition of collecting Chinese and Korean art in their upcoming Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection auction. The bronze tripod ritual food vessel from the western Zhou dynasty, imposing the taotie masks on each of the three lobes, is a rare collectible. Painted…

    Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection/AuctionDaily
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    Friday Afternoon at Stair

    Blending treasured antiques with fresh remakes is not always seamless and well-executed. However, such is not the case with Stair’s upcoming auction, Friday Afternoon at Stair. Over six hundred lots represent a hearty mix of antique fine art, Asian works of art, furniture, and decorative arts. With accessible estimates ranging…

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    Fine Asian Art and Antiques – Session 2

    A sale that spans two days, the Fine Asian Art and Antiques auction offered by Oakridge Auction Gallery allows Chinese art to shine, from the early dynasties to the 20th century. The first session features jades, porcelain, ceramics, and furniture pieces. A rare and breathtaking Yongzhengmoon flask vase is an…

    Oakridge Auction Gallery
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    July Gallery Auction

    An online auction with the diversity of a traditional market, Leland Little’s upcoming July Gallery Auction is filled with curiosities. The auction house’s competitive bidding structure adds a degree of excitement to this sale—almost every item in the auction has an original asking price of under $50. While bidders jostle…

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    Art, Design and Collectibles Part I – No Reserve

    The Art Deco period was marked with colors and hope, a joyful style to usher in 20th century optimism. The ceramics and porcelains that emerged from this period are especially representative of its delicate beauty and fineness. Whitley’s offers the upcoming Art, Design and Collectibles auction as a sweeping take…