Vintage buttons, brooches featured in online auction Sept. 2

Edwardian/Victorian 12K gold filled chatelaine brooch, 4 ½in long. Estimate: $90-$110. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – More than 200 lots of vintage buttons and brooches comprise much of a Jasper52 online auction that will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 2. The collection ranges from the Victorian age to the mid-20th century. Additional vintage jewelry rounds out the sale catalog. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage to sell Frazetta’s ‘Princess of Mars’ original Sept. 10  

Frank Frazetta, ‘A Princess of Mars,’ 1970, oil on canvas, image area of 15½ x 19¾in and open-front framed to 22½ x 26¾in. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – In 1970, Frank Frazetta painted two versions of the cover for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars. Frazetta’s personal version of his The Princess of Mars is the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art event taking place Sept. 10-13. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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George Sotter painting sells for $60K at Alderfer Auction

George Sotter, oil on board, ‘Gloucester,’ 16 x 20in sight. Sold for $60,000. Alderfer Auction image

HATFIELD, Pa. – The line saying that a diamond is a girl’s best friend, although cliché, was proven true when a stunning 2.22-carat round brilliant cut diamond solitaire ring set in 14K white gold sold for $13,800 at Alderfer Auction’s sale Aug. 12-13. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Meet Space Lace: San Francisco’s exciting new auction house for vintage fashion

Turn heads with these cool and edgy designs featured in the Sept. 6 Space Lace auction. L to R: John Galliano for Dior ‘Rasta’ hoodie, Chanel fantasy high-sneaker boots, and Dolce & Gabbana rose-print runway baseball jacket.

SAN FRANCISCO – At the intersection of 1930s glamour and trendsetting street style, there’s Space Lace, a new San Francisco auction house specializing in vintage fashion, jewelry, accessories and interior furnishings. Space Lace is the recently launched auction division of Torso Vintages, an atelier with a twist in the city’s historic Jackson Square. Under one roof, high fashion clothing and accessories created in-house share the spotlight with curated vintage apparel, jewelry and interior furnishings selected for auction under the Space Lace banner. The company’s auction debut is set for September 6, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Choice contemporary art offered in Jasper52 auction Sept. 1

Damien Hirst, (British, b. 1965) ‘H7-3 Butterfly Heart,’ 2020, laminated Giclée print on aluminum composite panel, 28 x 29in. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Jasper52 will present an online auction of urban and contemporary art that includes works by some of today’s most recognized artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Banksy, KAWS and many more. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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Dutch police say Frans Hals painting stolen for 3rd time

Frans Hals’ ‘Two Laughing Boys,’ circa 1626-1627, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A painting by 17th-century Dutch artist Frans Hals has been stolen – for the third time – from a provincial museum in the central Netherlands.

Police said Thursday that Two Laughing Boys was stolen early Wednesday from the Museum Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden in Leerdam, 60 kilometers (about 35 miles) south of Amsterdam.

The museum declined comment, referring questions to the police.

A statement issued by police said the museum’s alarm went off around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and officers found that a rear door had been forced.

According to police, the same Hals painting was stolen in 1988 together with a work by Jacob van Ruisdael. Both were recovered three years later. In 2011, both paintings were again stolen and recovered six months later. Further details of the earlier thefts weren’t immediately available.


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Famille rose: prized Chinese export

This famille rose yellow-ground ‘Dragon’ Meiping vase from the Qing Dynasty sold for $11,375,000 + the buyer’s premium in June 2020 at Bellaire’s Auction. Photo courtesy of Bellaire’s Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Chinese famille rose porcelain has been admired for centuries, not only for its delicately beautiful color palette, but also its craftsmanship and decorative motifs, which are rich in symbolism.

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