DALLAS – Heritage Auctions Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu sales totaled more than $1.4 million in 2018. Bidders pursued a Yossi Swed partial gilt silver ship-form menorah with display case until it closed at $30,000 to claim top-lot honors in an Oct. 15 auction. Whimsy and surprises abound as elaborate mechanical workings turn the ship into a centerpiece for the Hanukkah celebration. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more
DOUGLASS, Kan. – A massive auction that required months of planning and includes antiques and collectibles in many categories promises to be one of the more exciting events of the year for Woody Auction, which will stage the event Nov. 9 and 10. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW ORLEANS – In celebration of the city of New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present The Orléans Collection, an exhibition of selections from the magnificent collection of the city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674-1723). Universally praised during his lifetime, the exceptional collection was comprised of some of the most important works in the history of art. On view from October 26, 2018 through January 27, 2019, The Orléans Collection will bring together, for the first time, a selection of masterpieces from institutions such as the National Gallery of London, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the National Gallery of Scotland to tell the story of the collection’s formation, its reputation, and its impact in early 18th century Paris.
BALTIMORE (AP) – A rare $1,000 bill nicknamed “the grand watermelon” for its ornate green zeros has sold at auction for $2.04 million.
NEW YORK — Ironically, while weathervanes are among the most adored forms of American folk art, they’re technically not folk art at all. Most were manufactured in quantity as opposed to being handmade by a single artist. That said, even the factory-made weathervanes of the 19th and 20th centuries have a folky charm that one otherwise would expect of a one-of-a-kind artwork. Originally created as functional rooftop objects that kept farmers up to speed on the wind’s direction, weathervanes are coveted purely for their aesthetic appeal.
CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ sale on Nov. 1 will celebrate the closing of Architectural Artifacts Inc. on Ravenswood Avenue. in Chicago. Make No Little Plans: The Architectural Artifacts Auction will be conducted at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W Lake St. at 10 a.m. Central time/11 a.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Netsuke are Japanese miniature sculptures originally used as toggles on the end of a cord that held a money pouch or inro. Evolving over time from their utilitarian purpose, netsuke have become an expressive art form in itself and a coveted collectible in the Asian community. Jasper52 will present an auction of premium netsuke on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
DALLAS – J. Garrett Auctioneers will conduct two major sales on consecutive days, Nov. 3-4. Saturday’s auction will feature the lifetime collection of Ken and Pat Hodge of Flower Mound, Texas. On Sunday, J. Garrett Auctioneers will conduct a Highland Park estate auction consisting of an outstanding collection from a Lexington Avenue mansion. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
BALLINGER, Texas (AP) – The activity never stops at the Olde Park Hotel in Ballinger. From full-body apparitions to cold spots, this century-old hotel is a hot spot for the paranormal.