Nova Ars showcases classic Italian designs in Nov. 7 auction

Silvio Cavatorta, two night tables of wood, brass and steel, circa 1950. Estimate: €1,500-€1,600. Nova Ars image

 

ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars Auction will offer an interesting collection of decorative arts of the 20th century in an online-only auction  Tuesday, Nov. 7. The auction consists of more than 100 lots of ceramic and glass items, furniture, lamps and chandeliers, with many objects made in Italy. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Julien’s spotlights Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell in Nov. 4 auction

Mitch Mitchell’s vintage Ludwig Silver Sparkle drum kit used while performing as a member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, including tours in the United States and Europe, as well as in the recording studio. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Julien’s Auctions image

 

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions has announced that Hendrix Era: Property from the Estate of Mitch Mitchell will hit the auction stage for a special one-time-only engagement on Saturday, Nov. 4. Julien’s Auctions will pay tribute to the legendary drummer of the Jimi Hendrix Experience by offering Mitchell’s collection that includes his drum kits, memorabilia, gear, wardrobe and ephemera – all part of their Idols & Icons: Rock ’n’ Roll auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade honors quake victims

Grouping of six papier-mache Day of the Dead skulls, circa early 1980s. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Slotin Folk Art


MEXICO CITY (AP) – A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade, which this year honored the 228 capital residents killed by a Sept. 19 earthquake.

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Array of Asian antiques available in Jasper52 auction Nov. 4

Original Japanese samurai sword with Kikumon’ichi stamp, 1840. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Original Samurai swords are among the top items in a Jasper52 auction on Saturday, Nov. 4. This online-only auction, with its diverse lineup of antiques and art, showcases the rich history and cultural variety of Asia. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Roland Auctions NY lining up fresh, well-rounded sale for Nov. 4

Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904), ‘Odalisque,’ circa 1904, framed oil on canvas, 28in. x 32¼in. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Roland Auctions NY image

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY will sell more than 1,000 fresh-to-market lots at their November 2017 Estates Auction on Saturday, Nov. 4, which will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time. This sale includes many luxury items from several prestigious Manhattan and Long Island estates. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leland Little to auction estate of noted Carolina couple Nov. 4

Sixteenth-century map of the British Isles, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and the eastern edge of Canada, printed in Antwerp, circa 1570s-1580s, copperplate engraving, hand-colored, from the ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,’ unframed, 15 3/8in. x 20 3/8 in. Leland Little Auctions image

 

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Leland Little Auctions will present the lifelong collection of Keith and Caroline Gray of Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Nov. 4. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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White rhinoceros in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photo by Esculapio, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Head of ivory, rhino horn smuggling scheme pleads guilty

White rhinoceros in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photo by Esculapio, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Due to poaching for their horns, white rhinos are critically endangered. This white rhino was photographed in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photo by Esculapio, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

 

BOSTON (AP) – An Australian citizen who masterminded a scheme to smuggle items made of rhinoceros horn, elephant ivory and coral to China pleaded guilty Tuesday in a U.S. court.

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Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions loaded for Nov. 11 sale

Rare Hegelein Watch Camera, also known as Anthony’s Watch Camera, 1894, watch casing measures 2¼in. in diameter. Estimate: $17,000-$20,000. Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions image

 

CHICAGO – Antique and collectible cameras that are seldom encountered by collectors will be offered in Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions’ fall sale Nov. 11. More than 200 lots of cameras and photographic accessories comprise the catalog. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Judge boots lawyer for former Dale Chihuly worker off case

Glass artist Dale Chihuly. Image by Erik Charlton. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

 

SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has disqualified a well-known Seattle attorney and her law firm from representing a man who says glass artist Dale Chihuly failed to credit him for artistic contributions.

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2nd suit filed to prevent sale of Massachusetts museum’s art

 

Exterior of Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. Image by Berkshiremuseum, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A second lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to stop a Massachusetts museum from auctioning 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell.

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