Moran’s Traditional Collector auction produces strong prices

Johann Berthelsen (1883-1972, New York) ‘George Washington Bridge at Night,’ 1945, oil on canvas. Price realized: $6,875. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneer’s Sept. 23 Traditional Collector realized strong prices for quality décor, furnishings and art from Continental Europe and beyond. Collectors fought throughout the sale to add the fresh-to-market offerings to their collection, showing the market for fine craftsmanship is as robust as ever. Moran’s next Traditional Collector auction in December is already filling up with choice property from local estates, consignments are invited. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Diverse treasures offered in Jeffrey Evans auction Oct. 16-17

One of a pair of Chinese Export landscape paintings attributed to Youqua (active 1840-1880). Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Fall Fine & Decorative Arts Auction contains a wide selection of desirable material and will include everything from art glass and Continental furniture to African tribal art and fine jewelry. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine & decorative arts open fall season at Fontaine’s Oct. 17

An ornate French bronze chandelier, 25inches tall with a 28-inch diameter, has intricate designs of swirling filigree and acanthus throughout. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Fontaine’s image

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will present a broadly diversified auction featuring fine and decorative arts from fine estates throughout New England at its auction on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. EDT. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Warhol’s Polaroid camera an instant hit at Heritage

Andy Warhol’s Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera sold for $13,750 Tuesday. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – The Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera owned and used by Andy Warhol’s during the height of his career in the early 1970s, sold for $13,750 during a public auction of photographs and related memorabilia, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Heritage Auctions.

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Paul Klee: art with its own tempo

Paul Klee’s Côte de Provence 5 watercolor sold for €200,000 + the buyer’s premium in June 2015 at Auctionata Paddle 8 AG. Photo courtesy of Auctionata Paddle 8 AG and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Born into a family of musicians, Paul Klee (1879-1940) was one of the most acclaimed Swiss painters and printmakers of the 20th century and a central figure in the Bauhaus art school. While he embraced a career wielding a paintbrush instead of a violin bow, he played violin in his leisure time and music had a strong influence on his art.

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