BIRMINGHAM, UK – An intriguing item found in a jar of buttons turned out to be a beautiful piece of racing history depicting a former British prime minister’s horse. The mid-Victorian gold reverse carved and painted scarf ring commemorates Lord Lyon’s victories, and is up for auction at Fellows on Thursday, Nov. 14. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s Nov. 12 auction of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts will feature, by direct descent in the Pinckney family, an important portrait of Maj. Gen. Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828) of Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1820, by the artist/inventor Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1828) ($60,000-$100,000). Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW ORLEANS – After three years of planning, negotiations and navigating the complexities of a historic renovation, M.S. Rau is now ready to unveil its multimillion-dollar new retail gallery expansion to the public. The gallery’s new footprint in the French Quarter covers nearly 40,000 square feet of indoor space over three floors and four open courtyards encompassing the entire block.
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):Coors Dairy neon sign, $43,520, Morphy Auctions
A complete Coors Dairy porcelain and neon sign with figural cow image, 88 inches by 79 inches, in 7.9+ condition, sold for $43,520 at an Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held Oct. 5-7 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a rare Buffalo Brand Gasoline, Oils & Greases embossed tin sign, 60 inches by 36 inches, in 7.5+ condition, climbed to $43,050; and a Bengal Gasoline (“Pep and Power”) leaping tiger porcelain sign, 66 inches by 36 inches, 8.9+, fetched $40,590.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Meteorite auction on Saturday, Nov. 9, features nearly 100 lots of rare and important meteorite specimens in most classifications – Lunar, Martian, Iron, Stony and Pallasite – with estimates ranging from $100 to $300,000. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Read more
NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates is known for its eclectic auctions of fine art, furniture, lighting and other quality collectibles sourced from stately country homes and stylish city residences in the New York metro region. An integral part of Bergen County, New Jersey’s art community for two generations, Sterling’s online-only sales are unique in that all goods may be previewed ahead of time either online through LiveAuctioneers or at the company’s physical premises in Norwood, New Jersey.
On Wednesday, November 6, the Sterling team will host a diverse 209-lot auction of fine art, jewelry; furniture, lighting and other desirable estate goods. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers
BUFORD, Ga. – For 25 years, Slotin Auction has been the premier auction house bringing self-taught art, outsider art and folk art to the market. This fall edition, to be sold Nov. 9-10, is sure to pique the interest in any collector looking for exceptional examples by the who’s who of self-taught art as well as introducing an amazing breadth of new discoveries and uncommon offerings. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.