Elizabeth Jackson LLC to auction grand furnishings, fine art Dec. 9

Abbott Fuller Graves oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Elizabeth Jackson image

GREENWICH, Conn. – Elizabeth Jackson LLC will present an important collection of fine art (both paintings and sculpture), antique furniture, Lalique crystal, silver, lighting and rugs in their online auction that concludes Dec 9. This collection includes unique pieces acquired from some of the best dealers and auction houses in the United States and Europe. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneersRead more

Socialite’s estate items stand out in Heritage Auctions sale Dec. 7-9

A Six-Piece Reed & Barton Francis I Pattern Silver Tea & Coffee Service with a Wallace Four Pattern Silver-Plated Ladle, Taunton, Massachusetts, designed 1907, manufactured 1951; Wallingford, Connecticut, 20th century

DALLAS – Selections from the Holiday Table, the Holiday Gift and the Estate of Colletta Ray McMillian are among the lots expected to generate the highest demand in Heritage Auctions’ Fine & Decorative Arts Including Estates Auction Dec. 7-9. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine workmanship found in Japanese sword fittings sale Dec. 5

Shakudo Japanese sword tsuba for tanto with raised and inlaid decoration of a dragon flying through wispy clouds, 2 3/16 inches high. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – The unsurpassed workmanship of Japanese artisans is showcased in a Jasper52 online auction of antique Japanese sword fittings, including tsuba, kozuka and kashira. Pulled from a private collection, 70 exquisite lots will be sold Wednesday, Dec. 5. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Celestial maps: a stairway to Heaven?

Planar View of the Universe According to Brahe, merging theories of Ptolemy and Copernicus, original color with additions, Andreas Cellarius, Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, 1708, reissue Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1660, $4,188, courtesy www.alteagallery.com

NEW YORK – Maps bridge many worlds, spanning time and place. Some of the earliest, found on prehistoric cave walls, depict the wondrous night sky. From time immemorial, its twinkling stars, besides dispelling darkness, figured in religious rites, orientation, and celestial navigation.

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Tiffany, Sevres command impressive prices at Clars auction

This impressive and important pair of American sterling silver candelabra sold for $52,275. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif.  –  Exceptional offerings in both decorative arts and fine art led the sale at Clars’ Nov. 18 Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry and Asian Art Auction. The impressive works in the auction drew bidders from around the world resulting in strong prices and a few exciting surprises. The investment level property offered at this sale came from prominent California estates, museums, private institutions and special collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Kensington Estate Auctions brimming with Moorcroft pottery Dec. 3

Macintyre Moorcroft bowl, Revived Cornflower design, circa 1913. Kensington Estate Auctions image

CLINTONDALE, N.Y. – Kensington Estate Auctions’ online sale Dec. 3 will offer an array of British and Dutch pottery; fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries; antiquarian books; sculptures; sterling silver; illustrations; theater, sports and political memorabilia; jewelry; rugs and stoneware. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Photo thought to be of Vincent van Gogh is actually his brother

This photo is a confirmed depiction of Vincent van Gogh at age 19. Courtesy of Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – One of only two known photos of painter Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday.

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Pop and street art meet in Jasper52 prints auction Dec. 5

‘Girl with Red Heart Balloon,’ attributed to Banksy, stencil/spray on metal road sign, 24 inches in diameter. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52’s Street Art & Pop Art Prints online auction on Dec. 5 features affordable works by renowned artists such as Banksy, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Birger Sandzen painting tops Woody Auction 2-day sale at $39K

Original oil on board painting signed by Birger Sandzén. Price realized: $39,000. Woody Auction image

DOUGLASS, Kan. – An original oil on board painting by the Swedish-born American painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) climbed to $39,000 and an outstanding seven-piece solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio) brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held Nov. 9-10 by Woody Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. All prices quoted are hammer prices.

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Turner Auctions to close out Native American jewelry collection Dec. 8

Navajo old pawn concho belt, 46 inches, marked sterling and maker’s mark on the buckle. Estimate: $600-$800. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present a Native American jewelry auction on Saturday, Dec. 8. Offering over 300 lots, mostly from one major collector, this extensive sale features a fine selection of Native American and Southwest jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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