CHICAGO – Joel Oppenheimer Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Temple of Flora by Dr. Robert John Thornton,” which includes 33 original engravings. The show will run from April 24 to June 30.
DALLAS – The gun Wyatt Earp used to kill “Curly Bill” Brocius soared to $375,000 to claim top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction Feb. 22-23. The prized firearm helped boost the total return for the sale to $2,355,133.
NEW YORK – Exquisite European ceramics, impressive sterling silver flatware and hollowware, and colorful Murano glass are among the unique treasures in a decorative art auction that will be conducted Wednesday, March 4, by Jasper52. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – People are getting antsy for spring and in a buying mood. An early opportunity to whet one’s appetite for antiquing and spring redecorating will be at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery with an auction on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. The sale runs the gamut from advertising items to Oriental rugs, good artwork, lighting, clocks, carved furniture and a whole lot more. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
RENO, Nev. – A large Native American-themed oil painting by Nevada gaming artist Franz Trevors sold for $6,250, an ornate sterling silvered Mexican Charro parade-style saddle used in the Pasadena Rose Parade around 1940 brought $4,500, and a collection of 45 Alaska tokens fetched $5,375 in Holabird Western Americana Collections’ four-day auction held Feb. 14-17. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – A rare pair of iron-red painted “dragon bowls” from the Kangxi Period are expected to take top lot honors in Fine Estate Inc. Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29. The 5½-inch bowls are directly from the estate of James Nassikas, the entrepreneur credited with building of one of San Francisco’s best-known hotels, The Stanford Court. The pair carries an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The results of Andrew Jones Auctions’ first-ever auction of Collections Curated by Designers of Distinction were nothing short of phenomenal, as 97 percent of lots found new owners in a sale that totaled just under $2 million. The event was held Feb. 23, in the downtown Los Angeles gallery at 2221 S. Main St. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – Part one of a planned two-part sale of one of the best private collections of African Americana to come to market in recent memory sold at Cowan’s, a Hindman Company, on Feb. 20 for a combined $612,691. “The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana” illustrated the history of African Americans and their role in settling the western frontier in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Russian & European Fine and Decorative Arts on Saturday, March 14. The online auction features a diverse selection of 335 artworks, antiques and collectibles, sourced from various collectors and estates. In addition to Russia and Europe, other areas of the world are represented as well, including China, Japan, Bali, Africa and the American Southwest. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.