Norman Rockwell works push Heritage’s art auction to $4.5M

Norman Rockwell’s ‘Ben Franklin’s Sesquicentennial,’ sold for $762,500. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – Nine works by Norman Rockwell and new auction records for seven artists drove Heritage Auctions’ May 4 American Art Auction to $4.57 million versus pre-sale estimates of $3.5 million-$5.2 million (includes estimates of the unsold lots). The auction sold 96 percent by value and 91 percent by lot. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Art Deco Part II: Luxury in fashion and home decor

Cartier Art Deco Colombian emerald and diamond bracelet sold for $190,000 in April 2018 at Fortuna Auction. Photo courtesy of Fortuna Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — The Art Deco style is admired and widely collected in its many forms, but Art Deco expert Alastair Duncan, formerly of Christie’s and a respected author on the subject of Art Deco, says that the ivory ban in the United States has limited the trading of some Deco items, many of which were inlaid with ivory. Asked about the most desirable forms of Art Deco, he said Lalique glass, jewelry, furniture and graphic arts rank high on his and others’ lists.

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Milestone aims for million-dollar target with May 26 militaria sale

Ornate early 19th-century silver-mounted presentation flintlock musket made by W. Parker, gun make to H.M. King George III. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Milestone Auctions image

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – On Saturday, May 26, Milestone Auctions of Willoughby (suburban Cleveland), Ohio, will present a spectacular selection of 872 antique and vintage firearms and militaria with a timeline that runs from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Miller & Miller Auctions to sell Canadian couple’s antiques May 19

 

Pairpoint ‘Landing of the Pilgrims’ lamp, 24 in. tall, with reverse-painted roma form shade and correct and original signed four-arm base. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Miller & Miller Auctions image

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario – A fine & decorative arts auction featuring the single-owner lifetime collection of the late Bob and Delores McCash, dedicated collectors who acquired most of their antique finds in the 1950s and ’60s and kept them in their wartime-era bungalow in Kitchener, Ontario, will be sold Saturday, May 19, Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Reds owner’s diamond bracelet leading off Cowan’s sale May 17-18

Platinum, diamond and emerald bracelet created for Marge Schott, former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, ca. 1940. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Cowan’s Auctions image

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s Fine Jewelry and Timepieces: Live Salesroom Auction on Thursday, May 17, will feature jewelry and accessories from important makers such as David WebbCartier, Bulgari and Tiffany & Co. along with certified diamonds and gemstones and fine timepieces from makers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars-Piguet and Omega. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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