Sparkling treasures abound in Jasper52’s June 9 Jewelry sale

Vintage men's 14K yellow gold ring with green sapphire and diamonds, estimated at $4,500-$5,500
Vintage men's 14K yellow gold ring with green sapphire and diamonds, estimated at $4,500-$5,500
Vintage men’s 14K yellow gold ring with green sapphire and diamonds, estimated at $4,500-$5,500

NEW YORK – Summer is almost here. Vaccination rates are rising. You need something new to wear to face the world, and to reunite with friends and family and everyone else you missed seeing for more than a year. And about that something new–yes, it can sparkle. It can shine, it can glitter, it can gleam. If it gives you the confidence to venture out, even if it’s only to get coffee at the cafe on the corner, it’ll be worth every penny.

Starting at 4 pm Eastern time on June 9, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Antique to Modern Fine Jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction boasts almost 225 lots in all, with each lot representing a tantalizing possibility and the promise of joy to come.

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Winsome winter scene headlines Quinn’s June 12 auction

Dale William Nichols, ‘Heavy Heavy Hangs Over,’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Dale William Nichols, ‘Heavy Heavy Hangs Over,’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Dale William Nichols, ‘Heavy Heavy Hangs Over,’ estimated at $30,000-$50,000

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – A colorful and beautifully rendered oil on canvas winter scene by Dale William Nichols (American, 1905-1995) is the expected top lot in Quinn’s Auction Galleries’ Fine & Decorative Arts auction slated for June 12. The 536-lot sale consists primarily of consignments from prominent estates and collections in the northern Virginia region. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fine selection of Albert York paintings graces Freeman’s June 6 sale

Albert York, ‘Ostrich Feathers (Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Virginia Caldwell),’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000
Albert York, ‘Ostrich Feathers (Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Virginia Caldwell),’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000
Albert York, ‘Ostrich Feathers (Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Virginia Caldwell),’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Freeman’s is pleased to present six works by Albert York—five oil paintings and one watercolor—in its June 6 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Undoubtedly an auction highlight, this selection features both the pastoral scenes for which York is best known, as well as figurative work, including a bold, exquisite portrait of York’s wife, a rare depiction of the subject. Concise and modest, York’s paintings stand out to the viewer with a disarming rawness and purity that convey sentimentality, qualities that have led him to be called the “Painter of the Ordinary.”

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Roman marble sculptures ride high in Hindman May 27 auction

Roman marble Eros riding a dolphin, which sold for $137,500
Roman marble Eros riding a dolphin, which sold for $137,500

Roman marble sculpture of Eros riding a dolphin, first to second century, which sold for $137,500

CHICAGO — Hindman realized more than $1 million in its biannual Antiquities and Ancient Art auction on May 27. Outstanding Roman and Greek marble sculptures were among standout lots, including portrait heads and Egyptian bronzes. Property from a midwest private collection; the collection of Tina and Simon Beriro of Aspen, Colorado; the estate of Lewis B. Cullman; and an important midwestern collector saw fantastic engagement. This was the first auction under new Director and Specialist of Antiquities and Pre-Columbian Art Jacob Coley, and the sale received strong interest across multiple channels, leading to great success.

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Princess Diana’s enduring influence on fashion

Princess Diana wore this Emanuel ivory silk moss gown for an official visit to Bahrain in 1986. It sold for $184,032 plus the buyer’s premium in December 2018 at Kerry Taylor Auctions.
Princess Diana wore this Emanuel ivory silk moss gown for an official visit to Bahrain in 1986. It sold for $184,032 plus the buyer’s premium in December 2018 at Kerry Taylor Auctions.

NEW YORK — More than two decades after her death, the public’s enduring fascination with Princess Diana shows no signs of abating. On July 1 — what would have been her 60th birthday — a statue honoring her legacy will be unveiled in Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden. An exhibition, Royal Style in the Making, on view from June 3 to January 2, 2022 at Kensington Palace, features a variety of royal fashions, including Diana’s iconic wedding dress.

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