Dorflinger vases add color to Woody cut glass auction May 12


Pair of Brilliant Period cut glass vases by Dorflinger, both cut to clear in an unnamed pattern featuring engraved floral with hobstar, vesical and nailhead diamond highlights. Woody Auction image

ST. LOUIS – Several collections of Brilliant Period Cut Glass featuring many rare and beautiful pieces will come up for bid on Saturday, May 12, when Woody Auction holds a major public auction at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport Hotel. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Noted collections comprise Poulin firearms auction May 7-9

New Haven Arms Co. factory-engraved small frame target pistol, .31 caliber. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Poulin Antiques & Auctions image

FAIRFIELD, Maine – Poulin Antiques & Auctions will present a superb selection of high-quality collectible sporting and military firearms, accoutrements and edged weapons on May 7-9. The three-day auction will offer more than 1,700 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Fearless Girl’ to leave Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’

Fearless Girl, original sculpture by Kristen Visbal, photo by Rachel Knipel, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License. Fair use of a two-dimensional representation of a copyrighted sculpture per terms of US Copyright Act of 1976.

NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s “Fearless Girl” statue that has become a global symbol of female business prowess will be moved from her spot staring down Wall Street’s bronze “Charging Bull” to a new home facing the New York Stock Exchange.

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Harry Bertoia: Midcentury design visionary

These important and monumental Bertoia brass-over-bronze sculptures, 1964, from Stemmons Towers, Dallas, went out the door for $215,000 in May 2016 at Wright. Photo courtesy of Wright and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Harry Bertoia’s artistic gifts were so apparent from an early age in his native Italy that legend has it local brides sought him out to design their wedding embroidery patterns. As a child, he took a few drawing lessons from a local teacher, who quickly told his family he had nothing more to teach him and advised that they send him to Venice or the United States to continue his studies.

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Still lifes stand out in Gray’s Auctioneers sale May 7

Joseph Raffael (b. 1933) ‘Soyez Mysterieuses III,’ 1989, watercolor on paper. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Gray’s Auctioneers image

CLEVELAND – Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life. An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them. On Monday, May 7, Gray’s will auction a variety of wondrous still life works as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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