Jackson’s presents World Treasures Auctions June 23-24

Meissen porcelain chariot group of sun god Apollo, 19th century, 19in long. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jackson’s image

CEDAR  FALLS, Iowa – On June 23-24, Jackson’s will present the lifetime collection from the estate of the late Richard Hurst (1929-2017) featuring an exceptional offering of world-class furnishings and decorative arts including sculpture, paintings, carved furniture, jewelry and much more. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Christie’s announces series of summer handbag auctions

Chanel shiny blue Alligator Jumbo Classic Double Flap with gold hardware, 2018. Estimate: £6,000-£8,000. Christie’s image

LONDON – Christie’s Handbags & Accessories department announces the global sales calendar for June and July 2020. A total of four live and online auctions are scheduled, presenting the most coveted brands and model handbags. The series begins in London with an online auction that will conclude June 25. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Mexican silver excels at Moran’s modern jewelry sale

An assembled set of William Spratling jewelry, price realized: $3,750. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s June 10 Jewelry: Made Modern auction achieved strong prices. Bidders competing to bring home an array of works from the century’s leading artists and designers were fully engaged online and on the phone throughout the remote sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Contemporary Art on tap at Swann Galleries June 25

Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Reverie,’ color screen print, 1965. Estimate $100,000-$150,000. Swann Galleries image

NEW YORK – Swann Galleries will offer a sale of Contemporary Art on Thursday, June 25, with a standout selection of paintings and works on paper from notable Abstract Expressionists, Pop Artists, street artists of the 1980s, alongside contemporary multiples. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare 1814 copy of ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ achieves $325K  

The first dated printing of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ as Francis Scott Key’s lyrics appeared in a Baltimore newspaper on Sept. 20, 1814. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – The first dated printing of The Star-Spangled Banner achieved $325,000 in a Christie’s online auction that concluded June 18. This rare newspaper printing was the first to appear at auction and was offered as part of the Open Book: Fine Travel, Americana, Literature and History in Print and Manuscript auction during Christie’s Classic Week series of sales. The sale set a world auction record for a 19th-century newspaper. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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The Hot Bid: Earliest Navy Mark V diving helmet surfaces

The Mark V diving helmet was sent to the Navy in August of 1916 for evaluation. After testing, this specific helmet was lost to history until it turned up in Wisconsin. Nation’s Attic image

What you see: A 1916 U.S. Navy Mark V diving helmet, the earliest known example of the type. Nation’s Attic estimates it at $20,000 to $40,000.

The expert: Don Creekmore, co-owner and founder of Nation’s Attic in Wichita, Kansas.

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Weller made its mark at St. Louis World’s Fair

A LiveAuctioneers bidder won this beautiful pair of 22-inch-high Weller Sicard pottery vases for $10,000 + buyer’s premium at Heritage Auctions in June 2015. Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – At the turn of the 20th century, Ohio was a hotbed for art pottery, particularly in Zanesville, where a combination of rich clay deposits and natural resources such as coal and gas aided ceramics production. Rookwood in Cincinnati was world famous but 150 miles away, potters in Zanesville not only sought to emulate Rookwood but make their own mark on the industry.

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