Bruneau & Co.’s March 3 sale features Chinese Export porcelain

Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose enameled and underglaze decorated porcelain vases, each nearly 10 inches tall, with a four-character mark. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

CRANSTON, R.I. – Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Farrah Fawcett’s Warhol/Haring-Signed Arm Cast, $800K Teapot, and More Fresh News


Arm cast Farrah Fawcett wore after injuring her wrist in the early 1980s, signed by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, with additional doodles. Auction estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Palm Beach Modern Auctions image

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • An archive of the late Farrah Fawcett’s personal property and art (she was also a talented sculptor) will be auctioned on March 3rd in Florida. The lineup includes a cast Fawcett wore after injuring her wrist in the early 1980s. What’s so special about it? It was signed by the Charlie’s Angels star’s friends Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, who both added distinctive doodles. [Read more and bid through LiveAuctioneers]
  • A broken teapot purchased in 2016 for a mere $21 has sold at auction for $800,000. After the consignor bought the vessel, which was missing its lid and had a broken handle, it was identified as one of the first teapots made in America. [Read more from The Independent]
  • Liza Minnelli will auction iconic pieces of her career in May, including her famous Cabaret costume, Halston gowns and even items that belonged to her legendary mother, Judy Garland. Minnelli said she wants to simplify and “downsize” her life. [Read more from Page Six]
  •  If you thought Tasmanian tigers were cats, think again. They were named that because of the stripes on their lower backs, but they actually looked more like Australia’s wild dogs, or dingos. CT scans have yielded new information about the now-extinct creatures.  [Read more from Art Daily]

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Bold Viking jewelry in Feb. 28 auction ready to wear

Viking warrior’s ring, 10th century, gilt bronze, size 9 1/2. Estimate: $375-$500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Viking warriors roamed northern Europe from the eighth to late 11th centuries. While gaining much notoriety as raiders, they were also farmers, traders and explorers, and the craftsmanship seen in their jewelry demonstrates considerable artistic skill. Jasper52 will present an online auction of nearly 100 lots of authentic Viking and medieval jewelry on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Fortune Teller’ anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610), first of two versions of ‘The Fortune Teller,’ created 1594 and 1595.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The celebrated painting “The Fortune Teller” by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the Italian baroque master’s world.

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New bidders battle Milestone’s regulars at $750K militaria sale

Archive of uniforms, jackets, accessories, medals and career memorabilia of World War II Army Air Force P-39 pilot Joseph Scherer of Cleveland, Ohio. Sold for $12,000 against an estimate of $3,000-$4,000. Milestone Auctions image

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – A motivated crowd and relentless Internet bidding drove the total to $750,000 at Milestone’s Jan. 27 Historic Military & Firearms Auction held at the company’s suburban-Cleveland gallery. The 668-lot sale included many World War II and Nazi rarities with extraordinary provenance, as well as Civil War uniforms and paraphernalia; Native-American relics, and a virtual armory of antique weaponry. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gianguan Auctions showcases finest Asian treasures March 10

‘Four Panel Painting of Poet Li Bai,’ hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, signed ‘Daqian,’ 37¼ × 13½ in. Estimate: $10,000-$100,000. Gianguan Auctions image

NEW YORK – Collectors of Chinese works of art will find Gianguan Auctions’ pre-Asia Week sale on Saturday, March 10, an exploration in connoisseurship. The properties include rare examples of devotional art, historic calligraphy, traditional and modern paintings, ceramics and carved jades. Additionally, highly personal items such as Chinese stone seals, carved jades and Tibetan prayer beads are being offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Storage gets creative, thanks to changing decor trends

This paint-decorated Austrian armoire has a surprisingly modern look, but it’s dated 1816. Inside its doors, there’s plenty of hanging and storage room. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Cottone Auctions

NEW YORK – Storage pieces are not what they used to be. Changes in home design and technology mean that boxy, old-fashioned armoires, dressers and china hutches are being re-purposed or are making room for cabinets, shelving and sideboards in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles.

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