Chrysanthemums in full bloom at Bonhams Skinner

02 October 2023

The late 19th century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma.


New dress? How Souper

02 October 2023

With crossover appeal between modern prints and vintage fashion, this Souper Dress attracted strong attention at a recent US sale.


Lebasque duo offered at New York sale

02 October 2023

The October 22 Important Fine Art & Design Auction at Showplace in New York includes two oils by the French Post-Impressionist Joseph Henri Baptiste Lebasque (1865-1937).


Chadwick's sitting couple emerges at Florida auction

02 October 2023

Lynn Chadwick’s (1914-2003) figure sculptures of the 1960s-80s consist largely of angular male and female couples – standing, sitting, walking or lying together.


Tiffany’s less familiar artistic skill

02 October 2023

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) is best known for his work as a glassmaker and jeweller catering to the Gilded Age elite.


The first images of native Americans emerge

02 October 2023

The so-called ‘Four Indian Kings’ were not the first native Americans to visit Britain.


Annie Oakley’s shotgun blasts its way to over $200,000

02 October 2023

A shotgun built for sharpshooter Annie Oakley in 1888 and used during a significant period of her career has sold for $210,000 (£170,100) in Denver, Pennsylvania.


Chinese export porcelain made for the Society of the Cincinnati

02 October 2023

Two pieces made for members of the famed Society of the Cincinnati led a single-owner sale of Chinese export porcelain were sold by Grogan and Company (30% buyer’s premium) in Boston.


Brunette not blonde Barbie in the pink at auction

02 October 2023

With the blockbuster Margot Robbie-Ryan Gosling movie packing cinemas worldwide, this has been the summer of Barbie, and that also includes the toy-collecting world.


Pick of the week: Music made with a touch of glass

25 September 2023

The phenomenon of rubbing a wet finger around the rim of a wine goblet to produce a note is as old as glassmaking.

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Hindman holds first New York sales series

25 September 2023

Hindman will hold its first sales in New York with a series of single-owner auctions from October 18-26.


Glory days of Detroit cars can still drive consignments

25 September 2023

Based in Detroit, DuMouchelles (24% buyer’s premium) still receives the occasional consignment from families tied to the glory days of the US car industry.


Roman torso last seen in public in 1948

25 September 2023

This Roman marble torso, off the radar since 1948 but recently found in a private American collection, will be offered at the Potomack Company auction in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 4.


Houdini ready to wow the crowds in Bolton

25 September 2023

The sale of Vintage & Modern Magic at Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium) in Chicago on August 26 included this original theatre contract signed by Erik Weisz, the man better known as Harry Houdini (1874-1926).


Archive tells story of the little-known Japanese Antarctic Expedition

25 September 2023

A trove of material related to the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) of 1910-12 comes to market at Potter & Potter in Chicago on October 12.


Bear mask entranced medicine men

25 September 2023

Items from the Robert and Nancy Nooter collection of ethnographic art come for sale at Ararity Auctions in Lorton, Virginia, on October 1.


Getty collection finale at Christie’s includes English furniture

25 September 2023

Next month Christie’s New York will present the final sales of the remarkable Ann and Gordon Getty collection.


Gainsborough sketch on offer in Pennsylvania

25 September 2023

The Americana & International sale at Pook & Pook in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, on October 5-6 includes a collection of art from a Delaware estate.


Majolica amassed by collecting duo 'has it all'

25 September 2023

Edward and Marilyn Flower’s substantial and impressive collection blossomed partly thanks to help from a London dealer


Scotsman figure punches well above estimate

25 September 2023

An early 19th century pearlware figure was the surprise performer when 200 lots from the Flower collection were offered by Lion & Unicorn (25% buyer’s premium) in Florida, on August 27.

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