Tate museum marks centenary of UK women’s right to vote

Annie Swynnerton’s portrait of pioneering British suffragist Millicent Fawcett. Tate Britain image

LONDON – Annie Swynnerton’s portrait of Millicent Fawcett goes is now on display at Tate Britain to coincide with the forthcoming centenary on Feb. 6 of the Representation of the People Act, which gave British women over 30 the right to vote.

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Detroit museum salutes 50th anniversary of Tigers’ triumph

“Hard Ball III,” 1993, Robert Moskowitz, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts celebrates the great American pastime of baseball in “Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA,” on view March 30-Sept. 16. The exhibition features artworks from the museum’s collection as well as rare baseball cards, memorabilia and collectibles from the Rochester, Michigan-based E. Powell Miller collection.

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Signed guitar leads Tom Petty collection to auction Feb. 6

Sunburst California electric guitar signed ‘Tom Petty, Austin City Limits.’  Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A guitar autographed by Tom Petty is the lead item in a collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia devoted to the late frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry auction Feb. 10 to benefit veterans

18K white gold ruby and diamond floral pin featuring a ribbon and floral design, total diamond weight approximately 2.20 carats, rubies weighing approximately 1.65 carats, 1.5 in. in diameter. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry image

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry will host their second annual Valentines for Veterans Charity Auction on Saturday, Feb. 10. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Bonita Bay Veterans Council, a registered 501-C charity organization serving Lee and Collier County veterans. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Lladro: three brothers’ passion for porcelain

Large circa-2006 Lladro polychrome porcelain figural group, Queen of the Nile, designed by Juan Carlos Ferri Herrero, Valencia, Spain; sold for $16,000 at Heritage Auctions in February 2016. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – A century after Meissen, Sevres and Capodimonte revolutionized the European porcelain industry in the 18th century, three brothers from Spain went and did it again.

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Premium-grade Persian rugs offered by Jasper52 Feb. 7

Persian Kashan Dabir carpet, circa 1900 or earlier, excellent condition, 10 x 6.11 feet, wool pile. Estimate: $5,000-$9,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – More than 50 fine Persian and Chinese rugs and a pair of European needlepoint tapestries will go up for bid in a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, Feb. 7. These colorful, hand-knotted rugs range in age from antique (19th century) to vintage (mid-20th century) to modern and new. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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