Fellows Auctioneers finds racing history in jar of buttons

The mid-Victorian gold reverse-carved and painted intaglio scarf holder commemorates Lord Lyon’s English Triple Crown victory. Estimate: £600- £800/$777-$1,036. Fellows image

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.

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Samuel Morse portrait of a patriot heads Freeman’s Nov. 12 sale

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1828) portrait of Maj. Gen. Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828) of Charleston, S.C., circa 1820, oil on canvas, 43in x 38in (sight). Estimate: $60,000-$100,000. Freeman’s image

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.

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Paintings, pietra dura featured in Carstens sale Nov. 10

Raimundo de Madrazo, oil on canvas, 60in x 40in. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Carstens Galleries image

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Carstens Galleries will present a sparkling lineup of paintings, pietra dura, inkwells, silver and Rolex watches at an auction on Sunday, Nov. 10. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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M.S. Rau to unveil French Quarter store expansion Nov. 15

M.S. Rau is completing the move back into its renovated galleries in New Orleans’ French Quarter. M.R. Rau image

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.

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Jasper52 vintage map auction Nov. 5 going global

Delamarche terrestrial globe, signed ‘Maison Delamarche Paris,’ circa 1870, 23in high, 14in diameter, overall good condition. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A 19th century French terrestrial globe tops an auction of vintage maps that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Fifteen globes and more than 130 maps and atlases are offered in the online auction. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gallery Report: Coors cow sign comes home at $43,520

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.

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Andrew Jones to hold out of this world meteorite auction Nov. 9

Fukang, stony-iron, Pallasite, China, full center slice, 10,157 grams. Estimate: $200,000-$300,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

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

Benefit Shop Foundation ships palatial torchieres to new home in Ireland

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. founder Pam Stone is flanked by a pair of larger-than-life torchiere lamps that earned $3,520 at auction. Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – A pair of large gilded torchiere lamps has made a journey thousands of miles to its new home in Ireland. Fit for a palace, the French Art Nouveau-style lamps sold at The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. auction Oct. 23 for $3,520 to a LiveAuctioneers bidder.

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Sterling Associates to auction furniture, fine art, jewelry from NJ/NY estates, Nov. 6

Antique and vintage lighting is one of Sterling Associates’ specialties. This midcentury four-tier Murano Mazzega tulip-petal shoehorn chandelier with 36 marked pink and white blown glass petals and a brass cage is estimated at $800-$1,200.

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

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Slotin Auction presents many self-taught masterpieces Nov. 9-10

Howard Finster, ‘Vision of George on Planet Loraleon, #2,603,’ 1982, tractor enamel on board, rare 4 ft. x 4 ft. example. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Slotin Auction image

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.

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