Cowan’s highlights Pennsylvania stoneware Nov. 11-12

An Important Ohio stoneware water cooler with patriotic eagle. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Cowan’s image

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s Auctions will offer a selection of property from the Estate of Louis Hahn, Slippery Rock, Pa., in a two-day auction that will feature over 800 lots. Session I will be held on Nov. 11 and will feature the largest and most important Western Pennsylvania stoneware collection to appear at auction in recent memory. The session will also feature other Midwestern stoneware, and a collection of advertising tins, signs and store displays. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Christie’s accessories sale stars Hermès handbags Nov. 17

Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 25 with Palladium Hardware. Christie’s image

LONDON – Christie’s Handbags and Accessories online auction presents a selection of the most desirable, collectible and rare handbags, luggage and accessories. This curated sale features an item for every discerning collector, with estimates from £200 to £80,000, and many lots offered without reserve. Bidding continues through Nov. 17. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Antique Associates at West Townsend readies Nov. 13 sale

National Fire Insurance Co. eglomise trade sign, circa 1876-1900, 35 x 27in. Estimate: $650-$1,650. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Antique Associates at West Townsend Inc., one of America’s foremost brokers of high-quality antiques, art and antique arms, has gathered a 210-lot online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Friday, Nov. 13. AAAWT’s second such auction features high quality Americana, furniture, antique arms and Civil War items with reserves at a fraction of retail. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  Continue reading

A.B. Levy’s sale Nov. 19 showcases Chagall, Dawson art

Tempera, gouache, pastel, crayon and watercolor painting by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled ‘The Artist at His Easel.’ Estimate: $100,000-$200,000. A.B. Levy’s image

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A watercolor on paper figural work by Marc Chagall, a life-size marble figure of Pamona by Adelaide Pandiani Maraini, a Chinese imperial-style table clock, and original oil paintings by Montague Dawson and Daniel Ridgway Knight will all come up for bid in A.B. Levy’s online-only auction Thursday, Nov. 19. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hans Hofmann work leads Freeman’s Modern Art auction Nov. 17

Hans Hofmann (American/German, 1880-1966), ‘Landscape no. 109,’ oil on panel, executed in 1943, 24 x 29 7/8in. Estimate: $150,000-$250,000. Freeman’s image

PHILADELPHIA — On Nov. 17, Freeman’s will hold its latest Modern & Contemporary Art auction. The sale includes several notable single-owner sections of important works from prominent collections, all of which are fresh to the market, including the market debut of Clyfford Still’s PH-491. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bradley & Hubbard: heavy into decorative metal

Bradley & Hubbard Turkey doorstop, 13 inches high, painted cast iron. Bertoia Auctions image

NEW YORK – Founded in 1852 in West Meriden, Conn., Bradley & Hubbard (B&H) metal decorative objects gained and held their popularity throughout the company’s 90-year existence. From brass and bronze goods to cast-iron figures, the firm, originally known as Bradley, Hatch & Co., was well known for its clocks, andirons, sewing birds and other objects before it found a niche in the 1870s with kerosene-burning light fixtures cast-iron doorstops.

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