Gallery Report: Cased pair of vintage sporting guns bags $135K

ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (prices include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):

Cased pair of ‘Hummingbird’ guns, $135,000, Morphy Auctions

A pair of 1924 Westley Richards .410-gauge SXS Best Droplock miniature “Hummingbird” guns sold for $135,300 at a firearms sale held April 24-25 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Hotchkiss revolving cannon no. 1198, used in the Spanish-American War, rang out at $132,000; a Springfield Trumpeteer .45-.55 caliber trapdoor carbine hit the mark at $98,400; and an early Moravian flintlock rifle, attributed to Andres Albrecht (Pennsylvania, 1718-1802), brought $78,000.

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Tate St Ives public art project to ‘roll out’ on June 22

Allard van Hoorn 063 Urban Songline (Another Hurling of the Silver Ball) | Latitude: 50.204794° N – 50.214926° N / Longitude: -5.482636° W – -5.493938° W
ST. IVES, UK – On Saturday June 22, a 2-meter-high silver ball, a scaled-up version of the St Ives Feast Day traditional ‘Hurling’ silver ball, will be rolled through the streets of St Ives. This is the latest public art performance developed with and for the town of St Ives as part of Tate St Ives’s Artist Residency Program. The performance is jointly choreographed with local community members and residency artist Allard van Hoorn. The project, 063 Urban Songline (Another Hurling of the Silver Ball) | Latitude: 50.204794° N – 50.214926° N / Longitude: -5.482636° W – -5.493938° W, is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Mondriaan Foundation.

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Philly ‘Gilded Age’ mansion to open doors for estate sale June 8-9

Living room; window sill is adorned with bronzes, sculptures, and other objets d’art

RYDAL, Pa. – On Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, the doors to a historic Victorian mansion in Rydal (metro Philadelphia), Pa., will open its doors to allow visitors rare access inside for a one-time-only buying opportunity. Estate specialists from Stephenson’s Auctions will supervise a fixed-price sale of furniture, bronzes, art and other objects that the home’s late owner chose for its interior décor.

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Americana at forefront of Cowan’s auctions June 7-8

Baltimore needlework sampler by Eliza Ann Suter, dated 1826, silk and chenille threads on linen ground, 31 x 36 in. (sight), 36.75 x 41.75 in. (frame). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Cowan’s image

CINCINNATI – This summer, Cowan’s is offering two Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana live auctions: The Live Discovery Auction on Friday, June 7, offers nearly 600 items that span many decorative arts categories, including furniture, fine art, textiles, porcelain, glass and rugs. The sale includes consignments from many of the same collections and consignors that are featured in the June 8 Premier Auction. On Saturday, June 8, the Premier Auction features over 450 lots of fine art, furniture, silver, rugs, glass, folk art and advertising. Bid absentee or live online both days through LiveAuctioneers.

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