Thornton’s ‘Temple of Flora’ prints to be shown in Chicago

Dr. Robert John Thorton, Plate 10, Tulip. Joel Oppenheimer Gallery image

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.

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Shotgun used by Wyatt Earp sells for $375K

J. Stevens & Co. double-barrel percussion shotgun used by lawman Wyatt Earp. Price realized: $375,000. Heritage Auctions image

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.

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Jasper52 auction March 4 devoted to decorative art, silver

Barbedienne-style French gold-plated bronze Louis XVI mantel clock and two matching candelabra, early 1800s. Estimate: $39,000-$47,000. Jasper52 image

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.

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Fontaine’s fun-filled March 7 sale cure for cabin fever

This H.P. Hood & Sons Milk porcelain sign ($5,000-$7,500), having a 30-inch diameter, retains vibrant, unfaded colors. Fontaine’s image

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.

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Holabird posts highlights of 4-day Western Americana sale

Large Native American-themed oil painting by Nevada gaming artist Franz Trevors (American, 1907-1980), impressive at 5ft x 8ft and titled ‘War Party on the Move.’ Price realized: $6,250. Holabird image

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.

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Chinese Kangxi dragon bowls highlight superb Feb. 29 Asian art auction

Pair of iron-red painted dragon’ bowls, Kangxi. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Fine Estate Inc. image

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.

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Andrew Jones’ debut designers auction a big hit

The top lot of the sale was this beautiful ebonized Bosendorfer grand piano, Model B225, serial number 38972-9807, circa 1986, 88 inches in length. Price realized: $46,250. Andrew Jones Auctions image

 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.

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Gianguan Auctions to present Chinese treasures March 16

Zhang Daqian, ‘Reminiscing Lotus Harvest.’ Gianguan Auctions image

NEW YORK – Gianguan Auctions will be holding its annual Spring Sale on Monday, March 16, at 6 p.m. The well-curated Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art Collection includes 255 items, all fresh to the market. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Harriet Tubman photo sells for $51,250 at Cowan’s auction

Harriet Tubman cabinet card by H.S. Squyer, Auburn, New York. Price realized: $51,250. Cowan’s image

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.

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Turner Auctions going Continental March 14

Leon Schulman Gaspard (1882-1964), ‘Peasant group, Russia,’ graphite and oil on canvas laid on board, signed in Latin and inscribed ‘Russie’ (lower left), 10 5/8in x 13¾in. Estimate $7,000-$9,000. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

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.

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