Artemis Gallery to auction fresh-to-market classical antiquities, ethnographic & folk art, Aug. 3

Large Greek Campanian pottery bale-handle amphora, est. $5,000-$7,000

Large Greek Campanian pottery bale-handle amphora, est. $5,000-$7,000

 

BOULDER, Colo. – The art and relics of ancient cultures are unique as a collecting category, in that they never lack a following and never become less rare. If anything, the fascination for premium-quality antiquities only continues to grow while the supply seems only to diminish.

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Turin design center contributes classics to Nova Ars auction Aug. 4

Piero Gilardi panel, signed. Estimate: 12,000 euros-15,000 euros. Nova Arts image

Piero Gilardi panel, signed, framed in plastic. Estimate: 12,000 euros-15,000 euros. Nova Arts image

 

ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars Auction will conduct another of their trademark Italian design auctions on Aug. 4. Bidding for this online-only auction is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com – either by absentee bid or as the auction is taking place.

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The Broad museum deepens holdings of works by LA artists

Oscar Murillo, ‘trade today,’ 2014-15. Image courtesy The Broad

Oscar Murillo, ‘trade today,’ 2014-15. Image courtesy The Broad

 

LOS ANGELES – Continuing the active development of its collection during its first year of operation, The Broad expanded its collection by 29 artworks over the past year, including pieces by 1980s Pictures Generation artists Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Sherrie Levine and Ericka Beckman, the museum announced today.

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Smash and grab: awards stolen from Roger Maris Museum

Roger Maris of the New York Yankees. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Manor Auctions

Roger Maris of the New York Yankees. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Manor Auctions

 

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – An ornate prize belt that has been awarded to some of America’s top professional athletes was stolen early Tuesday from the Roger Maris Museum inside a North Dakota shopping mall.

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Buyers await Roland Auctions NY’s next summer sale, Aug. 6

Lot 265 - Alexander Calder 'Bonnet Phyrgien et Barres de Feu' lithograph. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 265 – Alexander Calder ‘Bonnet Phyrgien et Barres de Feu’ lithograph. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Roland Auctions NY image

 

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will conduct its next monthly estate auction on Saturday, Aug. 6, commencing at 10 a.m. Eastern. The sale boasts a multitude of items, from objets d’art to luxury items, and promises to be an all-day affair with several hundred lots. The catalog offers an array of fine art, antiques and modern design.

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

A few highlights include a 19th century English Adams ladies’ secretary (below), an Alexander Calder Bonnet Phrygien et Barres de Feu lithograph (above), a set of four Poltrona Frau club chairs, a Reuven Rubin crayon still life, a Pierre De Soete bronze bust of Caesar, a Vacheron & Constanin gold and guilloche enamel pocket watch, and a Cartier sterling silver bracelet.

 

Lot-203 - 19th century Adams ladies' desk. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 203 – 19th century Adams ladies’ desk. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Roland Auctions NY image

 

Setting out for the fifth year in a row to disprove the auction community’s belief that the hottest month of the year is better spent at the beach, co-founder Robert Roland remarked “The fact that our August sales have been among the most robust of the entire year runs contrary to the traditional auction model … accessibility is our strength.” Moreover, as Roland’s client base – now in the tens of thousands – continues to multiply, the word is out that Roland Auctions NY consistently brings together superior merchandise with an international network of enthusiastic bidders for spirited auction action continuing month after month.

The contents of this month’s auction represent selections from around the world, including choice estates throughout Manhattan, Greenwich, Conn., Rye, N.Y., and Istanbul, Turkey.

Modern and contemporary design has a robust showing with an array of seating, case pieces, floor coverings and lighting.

Fresh-to-market fine art will have bidders vying for paintings, sculpture, prints, and photography unavailable in the marketplace for decades.

Sterling and Continental silver features a large English sterling silver punch bowl weighing 123 troy ounces. Other masterfully accomplished objects include flatware sets, serving articles, candlesticks and much more.

Chinese and Asian art is represented by a generous offering of items accomplished in porcelain, bronze, cloisonné enamel and carved jade. These are accompanied by a selection of furniture, devotional objects and silk scroll paintings.

Jewelry and fashion accessory enthusiasts will vie for gold and silver pieces with masterful precious and semiprecious stone settings including diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Additional items include amber and pearl elements. Notable designers include Cartier and Vacheron & Constantin.

 

Lot 519 - Vacheron & Constantin gold and guilloche enamel pocket watch. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Roland Auctions NY image

Lot 519 – Vacheron & Constantin gold and guilloche enamel pocket watch. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Roland Auctions NY image

 

For details contact Roland Auctions NY at 212-260-2000.

 

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.

Wright auction of Four Seasons restaurant furnishings totals $4.1M

The bronze sign from the lobby entrance sold for $120,000. Wright image

The Emil Antonucci bronze sign from the lobby entrance sold for $120,000. Wright image

 

NEW YORK – Wright’s record-breaking auction for the furnishings of the Four Seasons restaurant on Tuesday totaled $4.1 million, over four times the estimated value.

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US authorities seek warrant for Native American shield in Paris

Aerial view of Acoma Pueblo Sky City in New Mexico. Marshall Henrie image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Aerial view of Acoma Pueblo Sky City in New Mexico. Marshall Henrie image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Federal authorities are seeking a warrant for the return of a Native American shield from a Paris auction house that has come under criticism for selling Native American ceremonial items.

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Researchers cataloging Natchez antique furnishings

D'Evereux is an 1840 Greek Revival-style mansion in Natchez, Mississippi, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BobCummings image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

D’Evereux is an 1840 Greek Revival-style mansion in Natchez, Mississippi, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BobCummings image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

 

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – Every year, thousands of tourists flock to see the untouched beauty of Natchez. The houses, the gardens and even some commercial buildings have stood the test of time since the city’s founding.

This summer, representatives from the Classical Institute of the South at the Historic New Orleans Collection are visiting Natchez for the fifth summer to catalog collections at different antebellum houses.

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Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter

Forrest Fenn's treasure chest. Image courtesy of The Fen Diagrams, https://thefenndiagrams.com

Forrest Fenn’s treasure chest. Image courtesy of The Fen Diagrams, https://thefenndiagrams.com

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe.

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Wonderful Americana selected for July 31 no-reserve online auction

Copper and zinc trotting horse weathervane, est. $900-$1,800

Copper and zinc trotting horse weathervane, est. $900-$1,800

 

NEW YORK – The many forms and distinctive designs collectively known as Americana are showcased in a July 31 online-only auction hosted by Jasper52. Each of the items in this colorful, fully curated sale opens for bidding at $1, and across the board there’s no reserve (minimum required selling price).

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