Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. featured in designer jewelry online auction July 2

Bulgari Tubogas 18K gold and cabochon ruby snake ring. Estimate: $3,250-$3,500. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Bulgari are several of the famous names that stand out in a diverse mix of contemporary and designer jewelry offered by Jasper52 in an online only auction Sunday, July 2. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

Set of 7 first edition, first issue Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Bloomsbury Auctions

 

LONDON (AP) – Wizardry legend Harry Potter’s tale has turned 20.

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Charlie Sheen sends Babe Ruth rarities to auction

Babe Ruth’s 1927 New York Yankees World Series ring. Image courtesy of Lelands

 

BOHEMIA, N.Y. – Charlie Sheen hasn’t portrayed Babe Ruth in a film, but the actor did have two of the most prized items of Ruth memorabilia. Sheen on Monday revealed himself as the owner of Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and the 1919 contract of Ruth’s sale from the Red Sox to the Yankees, which are part of the first Lelands.com Invitational Auction. Bidding closes Friday.

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Lassoing vintage Wonder Woman collectibles


‘Wonder Woman #1’ (DC, 1942) graded CGC VF-7.5 realized $95,600 during Heritage Auctions’ May 18-20, 2017. Heritage Auctions image

 

Much has changed since Wonder Woman first appeared on the scene in 1941, and yet, some things haven’t changed or have circled back to what once was. The character was revolutionary when she first appeared in the pages of Sensation Comics, and remains relevant today; perhaps more relevant than ever before, given the response to the Wonder Woman film.

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Jasper52 European map auction July 1 covers the Continent

Abraham Ortelius: Map of Europe, 1584, Antwerp, hand-colored, copperplate engraving, 13 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (34.2 x 46 cm). Estimate: $1,100-$1,250. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Taking into consideration cartographers in past centuries did not have space satellites or even aircraft to aid them in mapping the world, their work that survives is remarkable not only for its place in illustrating but also for its artistic beauty. Jasper52 will present an online auction of fine antique European maps on Saturday, July 1. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Whitney museum exhibit sets Calder mobiles in motion to music

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), ‘Aluminum Leaves, Red Post,’ 1941. Painted sheet metal, 60 3/4 × 40 3/4 × 42 1/2 in. The Lipman Family Foundation; long-term loan to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York T.1996.7 © 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Brian Kelley

 

NEW YORK – “Calder: Hypermobility,” currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures and provides a rare opportunity to experience the works as the artist intended—in motion.

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Tate Modern preparing full-course Modigliani exhibition

Amedeo Modigliani,(1884-1920):’Jeanne Hebuterne,’ 1919. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

LONDON – This autumn, Tate Modern will stage the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK, bringing together a dazzling range of his iconic portraits, sculptures and the largest ever group of nudes to be shown in this country. The show will open Nov. 23 and run through April 2.

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Artemis Gallery to auction Classical, Asian, Russian, Pre-Columbian, tribal, Spanish colonial art, June 28-29

Pre-Columbian Veraguas (Panama) 24K gold shaman, 59.2 grams, circa 1200-1500 CE, est. $15,000-$20,000

 

BOULDER, Colo. – It is only through the art and surviving relics of ancient cultures that history can be relived in the present. “We connect to civilizations of the past when we hold and admire pieces they created and revered so long ago,” said Teresa Dodge, executive director of Artemis Gallery. Teresa and her husband/business partner, Bob, began their exploration of cultural antiquities decades ago, gaining status over the years as top experts in their field.

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Heritage Auctions’ Eric Bradley to conduct guest appraisals at Hot Springs, Ark., show July 15

Eric Bradley, international spokesman for Heritage Auctions

 

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – Eric Bradley, international spokesman for Heritage Auctions and author of more than a dozen books including the “Antiques and Collectibles 2017 Price Guide” will be the headline guest at the inaugural Antique Appraisal and Re-Sale Parade July 15, 2017 in Hot Springs, Ark. The event will be held at Central Avenue Market Place (CAMP), located at 4330 Central Ave., Hot Springs, in Temperance Hill Square.

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Rome exhibition rekindles rumors over identity of Pintoricchio’s model

Pintoricchio’s ‘Madonna with Child’ as it exists today. Image courtesy of Capitoline Museums

 

ROME (AP) – For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI’s young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff’s private apartment.

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