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Tag: William Morris

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    Americana Between the Boards From Potter & Potter

    Perhaps best known for both capturing Fort Ticonderoga early in the Revolutionary War and founding the state of Vermont, Ethan Allen also led a failed attempt into Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. Imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was released in a prisoner exchange in 1778.…

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
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    Explore Iconic Frederick Hurten Rhead Pottery and Tiffany Studio Lamps in Upcoming Rago Auction

    Frederick Hurten Rhead was a notable name among American ceramicists, famous for his studio and commercial pottery. Hailing from a family of Staffordshire potters, Rhead mastered multiple pottery techniques like the squeeze-bag method. The upcoming Rago auction features a 1911 pikesmen design vase by Frederick Hurten Rhead. Created during his…

    Exceptional vase with pikesmen
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    Dale Chihuly and Peter Voulkos Will Lead Coming Rago Sale

    While traditional glass-making is about symmetry, Dale Chihuly’s work shows a departure from the past. To create his sculptures, Chihuly allows molten glass to find its own shape organically using gravitational force. Irregularity and asymmetry are defining characteristics of his work. Over the years, he has produced a wide range…

    Dale Chihuly, Persian and Horn Chandelier
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    Furniture | Lights | Garden I Decorative Arts

    For nearly fifty years, Tiffany Studios produced the now-famous leaded glass lamps designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. First introduced in the early 20th century, Tiffany lamps have enjoyed continued popularity. With the glass of ancient Rome in mind, Louis Comfort Tiffany invented his trademark favrile glass technique. An example of…

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    10-generation archive of Philadelphia's prominent Hopkinson family to be auctioned June 23

    Rembrandt Peale (American, 1778-1860), portraits of Richard Colgate Dale Jr (1810-1876) and Elizabeth Woodruff Dale, oils-on-canvas, signed ‘Rembrandt Peale 1857,’ each 30¾ x 25in (sight), exhibition labels from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, carved and gilded frames. Hopkinson Family Archive. Estimate $10,000-$20,000. CHADDS FORD, PA.- Philadelphia, America’s first capital and home…

    10-generation archive of Philadelphia's prominent Hopkinson family to be auctioned June 23
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    Modern Design

    Hindman’s upcoming sale will feature furniture from several modern and contemporary designers, from Paul Evans and Edward Wormley to Frank Lloyd Wright and Gio Ponti. Highlighted in this auction is a pair of sculptured metal lounge chairs by Evans. A leading figure of the American Studio Furniture movement of the…

    Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Coffee Table, Singer & Sons, Italy c. 1950
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    Design Signature Auction - Dallas #8003

    A set of Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti chairs will be featured in the upcoming Design Signature Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions. The French duo collaborated for many years to create imaginative furniture. Their designs have appeared in museums around the world, including the Musée des Arts décoratifs et Du Design…

    Daniel Owen Dailey (American, 1947) Balustra...
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    Contemporary Glass: 1975-Present

    Wexler Gallery will offer the upcoming Contemporary Glass auction, featuring works from 1975 to the present. Particularly highlighted is a blown glass piece by William Morris, an American artisan who uses glass to imitate ancient stone and wood carvings. The available 1997 piece is shaped to resemble a carved wooden…

    Terra Cotta Triangle by Michael Glancy