Decorative arts sale on a Saturday is new for John Moran, April 16

‘The Wanderers’ by Bill Anton (b. 1957 Chicago) is one of a number of modern and contemporary Western paintings consigned from the estate of Phoebe Hearst Cooke. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

‘The Wanderers’ by Bill Anton (b. 1957 Chicago) is one of a number of modern and contemporary Western paintings consigned from the estate of Phoebe Hearst Cooke. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

 

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ April 16 auction is the first of the company’s decorative arts auction events to take place on a Saturday and is expected to draw a large number of bidders both remote and in-person.

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NYC exhibition explores works of woodcut artist Hnizdovsky

Jacques Hnizdovsky (American/Ukrainian, 1915-1985), ‘Two Rams,’ 1969, woodcut, signed lower center right, edition 46/100. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Clars Auction Gallery

Jacques Hnizdovsky (American/Ukrainian, 1915-1985), ‘Two Rams,’ 1969, woodcut, signed lower center right, edition 46/100. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Clars Auction Gallery

 

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City exhibition explores the career of one of the foremost woodcut artists in America.

Ukrainian-American artist Jacques Hnizdovsky was a master of intricate woodcuts of stylized flora, fauna – and also of paintings, including one that depicts a post-World War II refugee camp.

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Confederate jacket sparks dispute between collector, museum

A hand-colored albumen print shows two confederate soldiers wearing frock coats. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Neal Auction Co.

A hand-colored albumen print shows two confederate soldiers wearing frock coats. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Neal Auction Co.

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama collector says he bought a unique Civil War jacket fair and square, and he’s waging a court fight against the leaders of a Confederate memorial museum who say it was stolen from the New Orleans facility decades ago.

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Paul Storr wine coolers ready to party at Heritage silver sale April 12

A pair of Paul Storr George III silver wine coolers, London, England, circa 1808, three-part construction, 10 inches high x 13 inches wide, 266.00 troy ounces. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Heritage Auctions image

A pair of Paul Storr George III silver wine coolers, London, England, circa 1808, three-part construction, 10 inches high x 13 inches wide, 266.00 troy ounces. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – Extraordinary and rare examples from history’s finest silversmiths and manufacturers – including a pair of Paul Storr silver wine coolers, circa 1808-09 – highlight Heritage Auction’s spring presentation of fine silver and vertu auction April 12.

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Kaminski Auctions reels in Kansas City collection April 9

Pair of monumental Meiji period lacquer double fish vases. Kaminski Auctions image

Pair of monumental Meiji period lacquer double fish vases. Kaminski Auctions image

 

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions will present a single-owner unreserved auction consisting of the lifelong collection of a Kansas City, Mo., family on Saturday, April 9. The family’s collecting interests were wide and varied. Among the highlights of their collection is a large selection of important East Asian art and antiques.

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Fla. auctioneer Tim Luke earns CAI designation, leadership award

Tim Luke, CAI, BAS, MPPA. Photo submitted

Tim Luke, CAI, BAS, MPPA. Photo submitted

 

HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Auctioneer Tim Luke of TreasureQuest Group Inc. recently completed his training at the Certified Auctioneers Institute. CAI is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association for auction professionals. Luke was also awarded the prestigious Pat Massart Leadership Award, voted outstanding student leader by his class.

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Rare, unusual antiques in store at Stevens auction April 9

This 1936 Ford sedan has new tires and runs perfectly. Stevens Auction Co. image

This 1936 Ford sedan has new tires and runs perfectly. Stevens Auction Co. image

 

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Hundreds of antiques and collectible items, pulled from prominent estates and collections throughout the South, will be sold in a spring auction planned for Saturday, April 9, at Stevens Auction Co. starting at 9 a.m. Central time.

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Rare bronze cast from famed Parliament Square statue of Churchill to be auctioned April 12

Sworders’ junior photographer, Sylvia Ewen, with Churchill bronze. Sworders image

Sworders’ junior photographer, Sylvia Ewen, with Churchill bronze. Sworders image

 

STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, UK – Sworders auctioneers of Stansted Mountfichet in Essex, England, will offer an extremely rare head-and-shoulders bronze of Sir Winston Churchill at their April 12 auction. It is one of only six casts taken from the statue erected in London’s Parliament Square in 1973 to honor the man voted the greatest Briton ever to have lived.

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Childe Hassam flag painting gifted to NY Historical Society

Childe Hassam's 'Flags on Fifty-Seventh Street, 1918,' which is also in the collection of the New-York Historical Society. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Childe Hassam’s ‘Flags on Fifty-Seventh Street, 1918,’ which is also in the collection of the New-York Historical Society. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

NEW YORK (AP) – A monumental flag painting by the influential American impressionist artist Childe Hassam has been gifted to the New-York Historical Society.
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Syrian experts assess damage inside Palmyra museum

Cella of the Temple of Bel, which was destroyed in 2015. Bernard Gagnon image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

Cella of the Temple of Bel, which was destroyed in 2015. Bernard Gagnon image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

 

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – After Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra from the Islamic State group, Syrian antiquities experts said Monday they were deeply shocked by the destruction the extremists had carried out inside the town museum, with scores of priceless relics and statues demolished.

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