VERSAILLES, France – This summer the Chateau of Versailles, in partnership with the Galerie Mitterrand, is presenting The Lalanne at Trianon, an exhibition of the works of sculptors Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne. Their surreal, poetic, essentially animalistic sculptures will enter into a dialogue with the bucolic world imagined by Marie Antoinette. In the course of a tour from the Petit Trianon to the Queen’s Hamlet and the English Garden, the public will discover the greatest group of Lalanne works ever brought together. The exhibition opened on June 19 and continues through October 10.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – An important Black Cat Shoe Dressing clock – known to collectors as “The Black Cat Clock” – sold for $11,210, and an early 20th-century Peabody’s Overalls single-sided porcelain sign realized $8,850 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Advertising & Breweriana sale held June 19. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present a Cabinet of Curiosities sale on July 10. It will feature more than 290 lots from multiple collectors and estates, and a wide range of items from around the world, dating from the 17th century to the present day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Auctioneer Jeff Martin has announced he is running for the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) national board of directors, citing a desire to “bring in an investment of people and technology.”
DALLAS – From a faraway place in a faraway time, three extraordinary artworks from the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilization will be among the top lots featured in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Auction July 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries has announced a valuable collection of original American Girl dolls will be included in the Elite Americana & Rare Cartography sale scheduled for July 8. PBA Galleries is offering each of the five original dolls: Kirsten, Molly, Samantha, Felicity, and Addy, signed and numbered number one by Pleasant Rowland. Each doll comes with a hardcover copy of her book or booklet as well as a certificate of authenticity. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Featuring a selection of 700 items, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s two-session auction, held on May 22 and also May 29, grossed $3 million. The auction boasted offerings from hot collecting categories ranging from paintings and silver to Tiffany Studios leaded glass lamps and windows.