Gianguan Auctions offers classical Chinese paintings June 17

‘Lady with Fan,’ a romantic interpretation of a court beauty by Zhang Daqian, 1949. Gianguan Auctions image

NEW YORK – Beginning with Classical Chinese paintings and continuing through collections of bronzes, ceramics, stone seals, and teapots, Gianguan Auctions’ June 17 sale takes collectors deep into their favorite categories. Newcomers to the gallery will discover the quality, consistency and accessibility Gianguan Auctions has stood for since 2002. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Leadville gold specimen tops Holabird Western Americana sale

Wire gold specimen from the Ibex Mine in Leadville, Colorado. Price realized: $11,250. Holabird Western Americana image

RENO, Nev. – A wire gold specimen pulled from the Ibex Mine in Leadville, Colorado, sold for $11,250, a necklace with 25 gold nuggets and a diamond realized $9,375, an 1890 Hawaii Baseball Association stock certificate made $4,500, and an 1870 Northern Pacific Railroad land grant bond fetched $4,400 at a Don’t Lose Your Marbles Auction held May 16-20 by Holabird Western Americana Collections LLC. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare Tiffany and Galle lamps lead Morphy’s June 18-19 Fine & Decorative Arts sale

Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp on outstanding Tiffany Pineapple lamp base with repousse glass in reticulated framework. Shade and base signed. Est. $120,000-$160,000


DENVER, Pa. – Imagine a selection of fine and decorative art whose quality is so superior, it all might easily have come from mythical Downton Abbey or the grandest of Newport estates. That’s the impression collectors might get while browsing through Morphy’s June 18-19 auction catalog. The expertly curated, fresh-to-market selection of 2,500+ lots would please even the most discerning art connoisseur.

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Paintings, art glass headline Bruneau & Co. auction June 8

Reflective Impressionist painting by Frits Thaulow (1847-1906), signed lower right, depicting a tranquil river with forest embankments and a cluster of farm buildings. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – An antiques and fine art auction featuring 325 lots from estates across New England – many of them wonderful examples of fine art and art glass – will be held on Saturday, June 8, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. The sale will start at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Lush assortment of treasures up for bid at Fontaine’s June 8

A 20th century musical singing bird automaton music box and clock, 4in. x 2¼in. x 3½in. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Fontaine’s image

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will feature sparkling diamond jewelry, well-crafted clocks and furniture, and intricately decorated accessories at its sale on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Colored diamonds add radiance to Jasper52 gemstones sale June 4

Natural diamond, fancy deep yellow-orange cushion shape, 1.51 carats, GIA certification no. 5243311705, 4.44 x 4.22 x 3.16 mm. Estimate: $16,000-$18,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Four hundred lots of colorful loose gemstones, highlighted by fancy colored diamonds, are offered in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Tuesday, June 4. Certified natural emeralds, sapphires, opals and topaz are also featured in the auction. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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