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Tag: Lalique

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    Coca-Cola Vending Machine, W.H. Ell & Co. Sovereigns Machine, and Lalique Works at Lion and Unicorn

    An early English gold coin exchanger dating back to 1905 England by W.H. Ell & Co. is one of the leading lots in Lion and Unicorn’s Decorative Home Interiors Auction. This early English gold coin exchanger provided change for sovereigns and half sovereign coins. A sovereign or half sovereign coin…

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    Wedgwood Biscuit Blue Wares, Swarovski Crystal Figures at Lion and Unicorn

    The dry-bodied pottery known as Jasperware was first developed by English potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s. Its unglazed matte “biscuit” finish and contrasting silhouettes of figures on a colored base (often a blue that became known as Wedgwood Blue) were so popular that the style was often…

    Swarovski Crystal Figurine, Bear
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    Chicago Collections Sale to Feature City’s Art Deco Past

    Hindman’s upcoming two-day Chicago Collections sale highlights antique architectural elements from late 19th and early 20th-century Chicago. The city was a hub of Art Deco activity before the Great Depression set in. Traces of the style remain along the Chicago River, in the downtown Loop area, and the hands of…

    A Polychrome Enameled Terra Cotta Central Cornice Panel from the Exterior of the Richman Brothers Building in Chicago, Illinois
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    Antique Lladró Porcelain and Disney Swarovski Crystal Figurines at Lion and Unicorn

    In the early 1950s, three Spanish brothers sought to crack the overwhelmingly French and English porcelain market in Europe. Juan, José, and Vicente Lladró began making plates, figurines, and other ceramic items decorated with complex details. The brothers’ joint brand, Lladró, began a decades-long expansion to become a leading porcelain…

    Lladro Figurine Grouping, Road To Mandalay 1013556, Signed
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    Charlton Hall Offers South Carolina Secession Document in 92nd Anniversary Sale

    On December 20th, 1860, South Carolina removed itself from the United States of America with an official “Ordinance of Secession.” The document was signed by 171 South Carolinians. Approximately 200 copies of the South Carolina secession document were released as lithographs, many of which were sold as souvenirs. Some were…

    South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, with Dedication by Signer
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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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    Fine and Decorative Arts: Day 2

    Founded in 1886, Newcomb College was the first women’s coordinate college within an American university. The school, which was famous for its pottery, provided an opportunity for women to acquire industrial skills during the postwar period. The embroidery curriculum, introduced later, offered a quality standard similar to the college’s pottery…

    Chinese Junyao Porcelain Vase Ex Beatty Coll.
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    White Oaks: Single Owner Auction - Session 1

    A family-run Italian fine jewelry and watch company, Buccellati was established in 1919 by Mario Buccellati. After the death of its founder in 1965, the firm was managed by four of his sons. One of the key highlights in the first session of the upcoming White Oaks: Single Owner Auction, presented…

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    Estate Jewelry, Fine Art & Collectibles

    Even though the panther debuted in Cartier jewelry in 1914, the motif did not became synonymous with the brand until the 1940s. Cartier's elegant feline was popularized and perfected by Jean Toussaint, the company’s director and a close companion of Louis Cartier. With the help of designer Peter Lemarchand, Toussaint…

    Diamond and 18K Engagement Ring
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    An Eclectic Collection and Mid Century Sale

    “When I held a lithographic stone or a copperplate in my hand I thought I was touching a talisman,” Marc Chagall once expressed. An early Modernist artist, Chagall worked in mediums ranging from prints and lithographs to paintings and drawings. Chagall started making lithographs in 1922 to create dreamy scenes…

    Patrick Mavros Elephant Sterling Silver Ashtray
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    Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles

    Leading the offerings of Kodner Galleries’ upcoming Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles sale is a 169-carat diamond and platinum necklace. Designed with Old European-, emerald-, marquise-, and baguette-cut diamonds, the necklace falls in four graduated strands. Jewelry collectors can consider almost 100 lots in this auction, including an Edwardian choker…

    Chanel Agate and 18K Earrings
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    During the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century, French interior design experienced a shift. Decorative pieces such as mantel clocks became more ornate with the use of gilt bronze and ancient imagery, a departure from the serious English pieces popular at the time. The upcoming Eclectic Collection…

    Faberge Imperial Coronation Egg
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    July Estate Fine Art & Antique

    Maqbool Fida Husain, popularly known as M. F. Husain, was an Indian painter and filmmaker famous for his brightly colored modified Cubist paintings. Nicknamed the “Picasso of India,” Husain started his career creating Bollywood film posters. His paintings of horses depict his signature style – a combination of Indian tribal,…

    B. Prabha O/C Portrait Painting of a Young Woman
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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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    Property from the estate of June D. Winkler will be sold in an online-only auction, June 16th, by Andrew Jones Auctions

    Ms. Winkler was the wife of self-made millionaire and philanthropist Myron Winkler, founder of Shareholder's Management Company, who predeceased her in death. Daum pâte de verre entwined dragons and bowl centerpiece, the dragon incised Daum France, 6 ½ inches tall by 16 inches wide by 9 ½ inches deep (est.…

    Property from the estate of June D. Winkler will be sold in an online-only auction, June 16th, by Andrew Jones Auctions
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    Abington’s Spring Luxury Fashion Online Sale

    The upcoming Abington’s Spring Luxury Fashion Online Sale will offer a selection of luxury goods from brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and more. Chanel is a French company that creates high fashion garments and accessories for both men and women. Featured in this Abington Auction Gallery, Inc. sale…

    Hermes Peach Passiflores Silk Scarf 90cm
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    Day 2: May VIP Collection, Online-Only Auction

    Although Pablo Picasso is recognized for many things, he is perhaps best known for his unwavering eagerness to experiment. From Neoclassicism to Cubism, he participated in a wide variety of artistic styles. In 1946, Picasso visited Vallauris, France for the first time with Françoise Gilot. The town was known for…

    2 Mid 20th century amethyst art glass vases
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    Tiffany Lamps, Fine Jewelry, Art At Clarke Auction Gallery March 22

    Tiffany lamps, fine designer jewelry, Lalique, Hermes silver wine coolers and art by Jim Dine are just some of the highlights in a jam-packed auction at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, March 22, at 11 am. From an important New York City collection comes a Tiffany table lamp with “Lotus”…

    A self portrait by Jim Dine
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    The Jewelers Vault & Luxury Estate Finds

    When Mattel unveiled the first Barbie doll at New York's Toy Fair in 1959 as “Barbie the Teen-Age Fashion Model,” it took the world by storm. The upcoming Jewelers Vault & Luxury Estate Finds auction, presented by Whitley’s Auctioneers, will offer several collectible Barbie dolls. Featured is the 40th-anniversary collector’s edition…

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    Home and Interiors Auction

    Whitley's Auctioneers will offer a collection of décor and interior antiques in their upcoming Home and Interiors Auction. Available lots include a range of pottery pieces from European and American manufacturers such as Lalique, Waterford, Gorham, and a selection from the Doulton Burslem Studios. Included in the latter is a…