Variety of antiques and advertising on tap at June 6 Morphy sale

Hopalong Cassidy radio. Estimate $200-$400. Morphy Auctions image

Hopalong Cassidy radio. Estimate $200-$400. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – No one will be left empty-handed at Morphy’s June 6th General Antiques & Advertising Auction, no matter what they collect. The huge variety of popular categories runs the gamut from Coca-Cola and soda pop signs to coins, postcards, jewelry, toys and much more. Over 750 lots will be offered during the sale, which begins at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will open with with advertising, beer trays, and 146 lots pertaining to the world’s favorite beverage: Coca-Cola. There are calendar and ephemera; bottles, signs, soda fountain glasses, coolers, a round thermometer, pocketknives and several serving trays, including Lot 105, a 1932 example depicting a bathing beauty in a yellow swimsuit. Estimate: $400-$600.

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This heavily carved Chinese spinach jade rosewood tablescreen stands 32 inches high. It is estimated at $20,000-$25,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers images

I.M. Chait presents best of Asian arts in 500-lot sale May 31

This heavily carved Chinese spinach jade rosewood tablescreen stands 32 inches high. It is estimated at $20,000-$25,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers images

This heavily carved Chinese spinach jade rosewood tablescreen stands 32 inches high. It is estimated at $20,000-$25,000. I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers images

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers will present 500 lots of Asian and international fine arts on Sunday, May 31 – at an earlier 11 a.m. Pacific start time.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Highly anticipated is a rare and important Chinese early Yaozhou celadon glazed and carved ewer, which is estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Read more

Frank Reaugh’s 'Sheepherders Camp' set a record for the Texas artist, selling for $437,000 at the May 16 Texas Art auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions images

Lost Frank Reaugh masterpiece brings $437,000 at Heritage Auctions

Frank Reaugh’s 'Sheepherders Camp' set a record for the Texas artist, selling for  $437,000 at the May 16 Texas Art auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions images

Frank Reaugh’s ‘Sheepherders Camp’ set a record for the Texas artist, selling for $437,000 at the May 16 Texas Art auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions images

 

DALLAS – Frank Reaugh’s lost masterpiece Sheepherders’ Camp, 1893, set a $437,000 record for the artist May 16 when it took top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $926,000 selection of Texas Art. The large pastel painting spans 40-inches, a rarity from an artist known for impressionistic depictions of West Texas.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided absentee and Internet live bidding.

“It’s been called the most important Reaugh painting to emerge in the last few years and I knew the collecting world would be excited to learn that it existed,” said Atlee Philips, director of Texas art at Heritage Auctions. “Far more important than that is its contribution to our greater understanding of Texas art.” Read more

Kaminski Auctions' estates auction June 7 will feature a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus. Kaminski Auctions images

Eminent collections grace Kaminski estates auction June 7

Kaminski Auctions' estates auction June 7 will feature a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus. Kaminski Auctions imagesKaminski Auctions’ estates auction June 7 will feature a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus. Kaminski Auctions images

 

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will present the personal life-long collection of Mrs. Jackie Pearson of San Diego, California, featuring 18th and 19th century religious artifacts, as well as additions from the estate of Mary Alchian of Palm Springs, and the estate of a prominent Hollywood Hills attorney at their June 7 estates sale.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Three distinctly different collections feature prominently in this unreserved estate auction. The first features significant European and Mexican religious artifacts, the second features a Napoleonic collection, and the third is a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus. Read more

Top lot of the auction was this mportant Pittsburgh engraved celery vase featuring a seated greyhound. Attributed to Bakewell, Page and Bakewell, circa 1830, it sold for $37,375.00. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates images

Rare celery vase brings $37,375 at Jeffrey S. Evans sale

Top lot of the auction was this mportant Pittsburgh engraved celery vase featuring a seated greyhound. Attributed to Bakewell, Page and Bakewell, circa 1830, it sold for $37,375.00. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates images

Top lot of the auction was this mportant Pittsburgh engraved celery vase featuring a seated greyhound. Attributed to Bakewell, Page and Bakewell, circa 1830, it sold for $37,375.00. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates images

MT. CRAWFORD, Va., – The highlight of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ 18th and 19th century glass and lighting auction held May 20 was the $37,375 paid by a private collector for an important Bakewell, Page & Bakewell, Pittsburgh, blown, cut and engraved celery vase made circa 1830. The vase’s exquisite decoration featured a seated greyhound, an iconic motif favored by the Bakewell family.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided absentee and Internet live bidding.

Bidding on the Bakewell celery vase opened at $8,500 and quickly soared past its $8,000-$12,000 estimate, with nine phone bidders including two institutions, all charmed by the unique size and combination of decorative elements of this one vase. All prices include the 15 percent buyer’s premium. Read more

This double pair of cloissone enamel cranes sold for £124,000. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury images

Enamel cranes sell for £124,000 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

This double pair of cloissone enamel cranes sold for £124,000. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury images

This double pair of cloissone enamel cranes sold for £124,000. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury images

NEWBURY, UK – Cranes proved their auspicious powers in a Dreweatts & Bloomsbury auction May 19 when a pair of cloisonné enamel double crane censers flew beyond their estimate, selling for £124,000 ($191,198).

LiveAuctioneers.com provided absentee and Internet live bidding.

Also, a Warring States-Western Han-style bronze model of a tiger also made an impressive £64,480 ($99,423). Read more

An exceptionally rare Satsuma urn with domed cover by Kinkozan is decorated with a view of the Imperial Palace at Kojimachi in Tokyo. Saleroom estimate: £12,000-£15,000. Photo: Bonhams.

Miscellaneana: Satsuma

An exceptionally rare Satsuma urn with domed cover by Kinkozan is decorated with a view of the Imperial Palace at Kojimachi in Tokyo. Saleroom estimate: £12,000-£15,000. Photo: Bonhams.
An exceptionally rare Satsuma urn with domed cover by Kinkozan is decorated with a view of the Imperial Palace at Kojimachi in Tokyo. Saleroom estimate: £12,000-£15,000. Photo: Bonhams.
 
LONDON – I was mesmerized by the plastic, solar-powered, waving lucky fortune cat on the counter of a local Chinese takeaway, but the proprietor thought I was admiring the huge vase stationed next to it.

“It’s an antique,” he declared proudly. “It belonged to my grandfather.” Too big to pick up and examine more closely (and anyway, that’s not something you do while waiting for an order of sweet and sour Cantonese pork) I took his word for it.

However I fear his vase is not what it might seem. Gaudy gilt elephants, Buddhas and vases of all shapes and sizes, all crudely modeled in chalky pot and carelessly painted, are still being produced by the boatload for export to the West. They go under the generic name of Satsuma and that’s not the variety of orange you buy at the supermarket. Read more

A three-piece huanghuali furniture set, late 20th century, is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Michaan's images

Fu Baoshi, Lin Fengmian’s ladies in Michaan’s Asian auction June 22

A three-piece huanghuali furniture set, late 20th century, is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Michaan's images

A three-piece huanghuali furniture set, late 20th century, is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Michaan’s images

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s Fine Asian Works of Art auction presents vibrant and exceptional property in the forms of porcelains, jades, furniture, corals, artworks, decorative objects, scrolls, bronzes and textiles in an approximate 230-lot auction on June 22.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Of particular note are fine paintings from definitive modern Chinese masters at auction. Revolutionary Chinese painter Fu Baoshi’s (1904-1965) hanging scroll Lady by the Bamboo is a star lot, which is estimated at $150,000-$200,000. Baoshi is regarded as the most original figure painter and landscape artist of China’s modern period and, on the whole, one of the most important Chinese artists of the 20th century. Read more

French Art Deco school (20th century) 'Flapper Girl' patinated bronze on marble base. Estimate $1,500-$2,000. Capo Auction image

Steinway player piano, French bronze highlight Capo auction May 30

French Art Deco school (20th century) 'Flapper Girl' patinated bronze on marble base. Estimate $1,500-$2,000. Capo Auction imageFrench Art Deco school (20th century) ‘Flapper Girl’ patinated bronze on marble base. Estimate $1,500-$2,000. Capo Auction image

 

NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques in Long Island City will host their final auction of the spring season on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. Eastern, with a select group of items taking the spotlight.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

An outstanding piece in this auction is the French Art Deco School (20th century) Flapper Girl. Pictured above, the patinated bronze figure stands 10 inches high, not counting its marble base. The estimated value is $1,500-$2,000. Read more

The 20-inch clay kalpis has been on view at the Toledo Museum of Art since its purchase in 1982. The painting on it depicts the Greek tale of Dionysos, god of wine and drama. Image courtesy Toledo Museum of Art.

Etruscan vases, frescoes among looted artifacts US returns to Italy

The 20-inch clay kalpis has been on view at the Toledo Museum of Art since its purchase in 1982. The painting on it depicts the Greek tale of Dionysos, god of wine and drama. Image courtesy Toledo Museum of Art.

The 20-inch clay kalpis has been on view at the Toledo Museum of Art since its purchase in 1982. The painting on it depicts the Greek tale of Dionysos, god of wine and drama. Image courtesy Toledo Museum of Art.

ROME (AP) – The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, first-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.

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