NEW YORK – Teco pottery is famous for the simple, matte green glazes that dominated over 90 percent of the line, which consisted of more than 500 designs by 1911, in the company’s heyday. The story of Teco dates back to 1881, when William Gates founded the American Terra Cotta Tile & Ceramic Co. in Terra Cotta, Illinois, not far from Chicago. The company produced terra-cotta bricks, drain tiles and pottery and was the country’s first manufacturer of architectural terra-cotta.
LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Design for the Home and Garden Auction on Sunday, Oct. 20, will feature nearly 400 lots of important fine art, design, antiques and accessories from collections across the country and throughout California. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – A sawed-off shotgun used by Bonnie and Clyde will remain in Joplin, Missouri, after being sold at auction. The Joplin Globe reports the weapon and other items related to the notorious criminal couple were auctioned Saturday in Boston.
NEW YORK (AP) – A gilded coffin that was featured at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry held a repatriation ceremony in New York on Wednesday for the Coffin of Nedjemankh
The Met bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 for about $4 million and made it the centerpiece of an exhibition. It was removed last February. The Met has apologized to Egypt.
Investigators say the coffin was smuggled from Egypt through United Arab Emirates, Germany and France. They say the museum was given fraudulent documents, including a forged 1971 Egyptian export license.
Prosecutors say they’ve found evidence of hundreds more antiquities thefts.
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HOUSTON – Rivertown Antiques & Estate Services, one of the world’s most trusted sources of Asian fine and decorative art, will present a 202-lot auction on Saturday, October 12 featuring rarities that follow a timeline from the Shang Dynasty (2nd millennium BC) through the 20th century. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on which he serves, has passed his bipartisan Rescuing Animals With Rewards (RAWR) Act.
LITCHFIELD, Conn. – A brilliant combination of quality and elegance produced record-breaking results in Litchfield Auctions’ important and fine jewelry sale on Sept. 15. The curated 360-lot auction achieved a 100 percent sell-through rate, with most items selling at or above estimate. The sale realized $960,500 with premium, doubling its presale estimate. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.