Morse Limmer named Hindman senior vice president

Molly Morse Limmer. Image courtesy of Hindman

CHICAGO — Molly Morse Limmer has been named Senior Vice President of the Decorative Arts and Collectibles departments at Hindman. An antiquities specialist and auction house veteran, Morse Limmer joins the Hindman team tasked with advancing the firm’s growth strategy across the Fine Arts, Luxury Goods and Decorative Arts and Collectibles divisions.

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The great divide: male vs. female Chinese artists

Pan Yuliang was widely known for her still life paintings. This watercolor and ink on paper earned $11,500 + the buyer’s premium in April 2019 at Time Auction Global LLC. Photo courtesy of Time Auction Global LLC and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — While the most sought-after male artists from China routinely command strong auction prices and enjoy an enviable art market following, their female contemporaries struggle to gain equal footing, even after a century of struggle and protests to promote women’s equality in Asia.

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Bruneau’s Oct. 31 auction packed with fine art, Asian art & furniture

Downyflake Doughnuts porcelain storefront sign, made circa 1940 and a hard-to-find piece of Boston history and advertising collecting, 10ft 10in long. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – A live and online Fall Fine Art & Antiques auction packed with 533 lots of fine art, Asian arts, furniture and more is slated for Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. Eastern time by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Michael Jordan items dominated Hindman sports auction

‘The Spirit,’ a 1994 Michael Jordan bronze maquette, realized $27,500. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman’s Sports Memorabilia auction on Oct. 20 exceeded its estimate of $127,600, selling 91% of lots offered and finishing the day at $180,263. Bidders from across the globe vied for almost 200 lots of fresh-to-hobby artifacts from Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan, among other rare and exciting lots spanning the history of sports. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bertoia’s Nov. 12-13 auction rolls out exceptional toys, trains, holiday antiques 

Gunthermann Felix the Cat merry-go-round windup character toy, one of few known examples. Estimate $10,000-$15,000 

VINELAND, N.J. – All year long, collectors wait for Bertoia’s Annual Fall Auction to be announced, and for good reason. Its unfailing reputation for quality and rarity makes it one of the premier highlights of any toy, train, doorstop or holiday buyer’s calendar. Absentee and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Turner’s Modern World opens at Tate Britain Oct. 28

Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Rain, Steam and Speed,’ exhibited 1844. The National Gallery, London. © The National Gallery, London

LONDON – On October 28, Tate Britain will open a landmark exhibition dedicated to JMW Turner (1775-1851), exploring what it meant to be a modern artist during his lifetime. Turner’s Modern World reveals how Britain’s greatest landscape painter found new ways to capture the momentous events of his day, from technology’s impact on the natural world to the dizzying effects of modernization on society. The exhibition brings together 150 key works, including major loans as well as paintings and rarely seen drawings from the rich holdings of Tate’s collection.

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Oakwood plans spectacular stamp sale Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Italy, 1862 #17 10 Cent Bistre. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500. Oakwood Auctions image

STOUFFVILLE, Ontario – Oakwood Auctions will hold a premium stamp and coin auction on Oct. 30 through – Nov. 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Breker auction Oct. 30-31 follows the science

ESA Hermes Spaceplane and European Space Station (ESS) model, circa 1987. Estimate: €20,000-€40,000 ($23,570-$47,150). Breker image

COLOGNE, Germany – Auction Team Breker’s autumn extravaganza on Oct. 30-31 explores 200 years of science, technology and the mechanical arts. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Swann Galleries appoints two new VPs and chief marketing officer

L to R: Nigel Freeman, VP and Director, African American Art; Rick Stattler, VP and Director, Books & Manuscripts; Alexandra Mann-Nelson, Chief Marketing Officer

NEW YORK – As fall marks the beginning of a new auction season, Swann Galleries, a family-owned firm founded in 1942 and New York’s preeminent specialized house for books and works of art, appoints Nigel Freeman and Rick Stattler as vice presidents, and Alexandra Mann-Nelson as chief marketing officer. The appointments come as Swann has undergone a period of growth in recent months, and follows the news of the expansion of their fine art offerings with the addition of a Modern & Post-War art department, headed by Harold Porcher, and as Devon Eastland and Deborah Rogal step into their roles of senior specialist for early printed books, and director of photographs and photobooks, respectively.

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Artemis Gallery’s Oct. 8 antiquities, Asian & ethnographic auction nears $1M mark

Expertly carved and detailed marble sculpture of ram’s head, Roman Imperial Period, circa 1st century CE. Dimensions of artwork itself: 11.375in long x 8.125in wide x 7.625in high. Top lot of the sale at $136,950 against an estimate of $20,000-$30,000

BOULDER, Colo. – Mystical Egyptian figures, breathtaking Persian jewelry, and art and relics representing centuries of influential civilizations formed the baseline for Artemis Gallery’s successful October 8 auction of fine antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art. The 353-lot offering of museum-quality items – many having distinguished provenance and a record of prior sale at important New York and London auctions of years past – exceeded pre-sale expectations to close just shy of the million-dollar mark.

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