Roland promises full house for estate auction April 30

Large Empire-style gilt metal epergne. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Roland Auctions NY image

Large Empire-style gilt metal epergne. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Roland Auctions NY image

 

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will hold its Spring Estate Auction on Saturday, April 30, commencing at 10 a.m. Eastern. This month’s flagship estate sale boasts a multitude of fine choices, from objets d’art to luxury items, and promises to be an all-day affair with nearly 1,000 lots.

The catalog offers a spectrum of fine art, antiques and modern design that promises an exciting and well-attended auction.

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

A few Highlights include an Egyptian revival center table, a Regency gilt-bronze mounted commode, an outstanding Christopher R.W. Nevinson Futurist oil on canvas (below), an important Albrect Durer engraving, a Rembrandt van Rijn etching and a large Georg Jensen sterling silver Acanthus pattern flatware set.

 

Christopher R.W. Nevinson oil on canvas Machine Age Compostion. Estimate: $75,000-$125,000. Roland Auctions NY image

Christopher R.W. Nevinson oil on canvas machine age compostion. Estimate: $75,000-$125,000. Roland Auctions NY image

 

Roland’s two floors of galleries are bursting with estate treasures from around Manhattan and beyond.

“No one can say we are lacking for superb quality in tandem with sheer volume this month,” said co-owner Robert Roland. “I can’t think of any category represented without a least one high-caliber example”

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Native-American pottery steeped in family tradition

A characteristic of Native-American pottery is the tradition of family potters. The art of handcrafting and firing clay objects has been passed down through generations, averting the danger of its dying out.

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Collection of Gassner paintings to be offered exclusively at Last Chance auction April 29

Charles Gassner, Untitled, mixed media, 35.5in x 22.5in, unframed. Estimate: $3,000-$3,250. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers

Charles Gassner, Untitled, mixed media, 35.5in x 22.5in, unframed. Estimate: $3,000-$3,250. Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers image

 

NEW YORK – Last Chance by LiveAuctioneers will sell a collection of more than 90 paintings by Charles Gassner (1915-1977) at an online auction on Friday, April 29, beginning at noon Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will facilitate absentee and Internet live bidding.

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Bertoia’s takes in $1.2M at April 9 auction of Greene antique train collection

Marklin toy train tunnel with mountain, castle. Photo courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Bertoia Auctions

Marklin toy train tunnel with mountain, chalets, castle turret. Photo courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Bertoia Auctions

 

VINELAND, N.J. – Prices realized went off the rails at Bertoia’s $1.2 million auction of the Jerry and Nina Greene toy train collection. The select grouping of railroad toys had been amassed by the Philadelphia couple over several decades of global travel and shopping. The April 9th sale included 700 lots of European and American trains and accessories, with a special focus on Marklin, Bing and early US productions in the rare 2-inch gauge. Absentee and live online bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript

The Birds' Head Haggada manuscript. Image by Sodabottle. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Birds’ Head Haggada manuscript. Image by Sodabottle. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

JERUSALEM (AP) – The grandchildren of one of the earliest Jewish victims of the Nazis are laying claim to a jewel of Israel’s top museum: the world’s oldest illustrated Passover manuscript.

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David Geffen makes $100M gift to Museum of Modern Art, NYC

David Geffen. Photo Credit: Bruce Weber

David Geffen. Photo Credit: Bruce Weber

 

NEW YORK – The Museum of Modern Art has announced that Los Angeles-based philanthropist David Geffen has given a $100 million gift toward the museum’s renovation and expansion, the largest gift to the institution’s campaign.

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Earliest Rembrandt masterpiece coming to US for 1st time

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), 'Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver,' 1629. Oil on panel. Private collection.

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), ‘Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver,’ 1629. Oil on panel. Private collection.

 

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City museum says Rembrandt’s earliest masterpiece will be exhibited in the U.S. for the first time.

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Upscale home furnishings, decorative art featured in Don Presley auction May 15

Madonna and Child relief in a walnut frame, circa 1890. Estimate: $500-$1,000. Don Presley image

Madonna and Child relief in a walnut frame, circa 1890. Estimate: $500-$1,000. Don Presley image

 

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Don Presley will present antiques, collectibles and decorative items from upscale Southern California estates at an auction May 15. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com. Read more

In Memoriam: Pop music icon Prince, 57

Prince performing at Coachella 2008. Photo by Penner, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Prince performing at Coachella 2008. Photo by Penner, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

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Rago art auction features American, European works May 7

Fern Isabel Coppedge, 'Spring on the Delaware.' Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rago Arts image

Fern Isabel Coppedge, ‘Spring on the Delaware.’ Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Rago Arts image

 

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center will conduct auctions of 19th/20th century American and European art and postwar/contemporary art on Saturday, May 7. The sales feature works fresh to market with many significant deaccessions from important collections.

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