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Spectacular vases combined two great talents

25 September 2023

Leading the Autumn’s Arrival Auction at Akiba Galleries (25/22/20% buyer’s premium) in Dania Beach, Florida, was this spectacular pair of French bronze and enamel vases of a type shown at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle.

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Bodies of work: British art in focus

25 September 2023

Doyle New York (31% buyer’s premium) offered property from the estate of Donald D MacDermid and his landmark Greek Revival home in Chester, Connecticut.

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Designer John Orfe sped far ahead of his time

25 September 2023

Concept drawings by John Orfe (1922-2011), an American automotive and airline designer, came for sale in Virginia.

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Patek Philippe Riccio watch provides a rich picking

25 September 2023

Estimated at $2000-3000, this Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref 1491 sold for $37,500 (£31,250) at Roland Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) .

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Eye-catching Italian posters on offer

25 September 2023

Swann Auction Galleries’ (30% buyer’s premium) summer vintage poster sale in New York on August 3 received a significant boost from a single consignment.

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Georgian high society portrayed by Nathaniel Hone

18 September 2023

This 18th century portrait, sold for $10,000/£7965 ($12,600 including premium) at Merrill’s of Williston, Vermont, is by Nathaniel Hone (1718-84).

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Nabeshima dish design draws on Japanese traditions

18 September 2023

Nabeshima porcelain takes its name from the clan that controlled the Saga domain in the Edo period.

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First principles: the Smiley library

18 September 2023

As co-publishers and editors of Firsts: The Book Collector’s Magazine established in 1991, Robin and Kathryn Smiley’s bookshelves were brimming with choice first editions from across the broad span of British and American literature.

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Impressive Storr silver from Hugh Barclay collection emerges

18 September 2023

On September 29 Cottone of Geneseo, New York, will offer the collection of lawyer Hugh Barclay (1932-2021), a former 11-term New York State Senator and US Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.

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Pop art at Hindman puts avocado salad on the menu

18 September 2023

Hindman’s 116-lot auction of Post War & Contemporary Art on September 28 includes a classic pop art painting by Wayne Thiebaud that comes for sale from the estate of Kansas City collectors Morton and Estelle Sosland.

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Baseball makes its debut in an early US publication

18 September 2023

The Book of Sports by Robin Carver is considered the first American publication to describe the sport of baseball.

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Shell out for ornamental combs

18 September 2023

Massive ornamental hair combs such as this are associated with the East Sumbanese people of modern Indonesia.

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Two Anthony Caro sculptures offered in Seattle auction

18 September 2023

Modernism from Northwest collectors at MBA Seattle Auctions on September 29 includes two works by the British abstract sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2013).

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Chinese export porcelain wins its spurs

18 September 2023

Over the course of four decades, medical stenographer Angela Gross Folk and her husband amassed an impressive collection of Chinese porcelain.

Nabeshima dish

Japanese 17th century dish stars in our selection of five lots to watch in the US

13 September 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a c.1680 Nabeshima porcelain dish from Japan.

Charles Sargeant Jagger’s Maquette for The Driver

A cast of Charles Sargeant Jagger’s Maquette for The Driver leads our selection of 5 lots to watch in the US

05 September 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a maquette for a famous sculpture that has become a London landmark.

Circus photos

Pick of the week: Circus photo album puts on performance at Florida sale

04 September 2023

A photo album containing 60 cabinet card photos of late 19th and early 20th century circus acts was among the highlights of an August 27 sale in Sarasota, Florida, conducted by Freedom Auction Company in conjunction with the Circus Historical Society.

Brutus Eid Mar-type gold aureus

Roma Numismatics director Richard Beale admits coin charges

04 September 2023

Richard Beale, director of the London auction house Roma Numismatics, has pleaded guilty to a series of charges in connection with unlawful sales of ancient coins.

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Twentieth century art amassed by two generations of Ohio collectors

04 September 2023

On September 14, Caza Sikes in Cincinnati will offer an 86-lot sale of avant garde 20th century art and sculpture bought by two generations of an Ohio family.

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Art Deco brooch owned by Evelyn Clothier comes to Hindman

04 September 2023

The September 12 Important Jewellery auction at Hindman in Chicago includes this Art Deco diamond, jade, cabochon emerald and enamel brooch mounted in platinum.

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