Dutch police shown on scene at TEFAF Maastricht following an attempt by thieves to steal jewelry from a display case at the international art and antiques fair on June 28. Image: Politie

Thieves targeting jewelry attack TEFAF Maastricht fair

Dutch police shown on scene at TEFAF Maastricht following an attempt by thieves to steal jewelry from a display case at the international art and antiques fair on June 28. Image: Politie

Dutch police shown on scene at TEFAF Maastricht following an attempt by thieves to steal jewelry from a display case at the international art and antiques fair on June 28. Image: Politie

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands – Thieves entered the TEFAF Maastricht venue and attempted to steal jewelry from an exhibitors’ stand by smashing a display case with a hammer. The fair was temporarily closed on the morning of June 28 to deal with the attack, but has now reopened.

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This large enameled and jeweled Jay Strongwater mirror made $4,100 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2017. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

Loving the luxurious, glittering design vision of Jay Strongwater

This large enameled and jeweled Jay Strongwater mirror made $4,100 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2017. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

This large enameled and jeweled Jay Strongwater mirror made $4,100 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2017. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antique Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — After 15 years of playing with design on a small scale by making jewelry, Jay Strongwater moved on to statement mirrors, fanciful figurines, ornate picture frames and even small furnishings — all bejeweled.

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Joan Albaugh, ‘On the Horizon,’ est. $4,000-$5,000

Rafael Osona welcomes Nantucket’s summer season with July 2 sale

Joan Albaugh, ‘On the Horizon,’ est. $4,000-$5,000

Joan Albaugh, ‘On the Horizon,’ est. $4,000-$5,000

NANTUCKET, Mass. – Rafael Osona Auctions will host its 42nd annual American Independence Holiday Auction on Saturday, July 2. Furnishings, fine art, antiques and decor from recently sold Nantucket estates together with compelling selections from Pawleys Island, Boston, Albany and Palm Springs lead the 625-lot sale, presenting both quality and range. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Raimonds Staprans, ‘Blue Boats,’ $187,500

Raimonds Staprans painting sails to world auction record at Clars

 

Raimonds Staprans, ‘Blue Boats,’ $187,500

Raimonds Staprans, ‘Blue Boats,’ $187,500. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery

OAKLAND, Calif. – The June 17 Modern + Contemporary Art + Design sale at Clars Auction Gallery totaled $1,070,250 across 239 lots.

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Leading the single-owner collection of 21 Gertrude Abercrombie works is her 1953 painting, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Collection of Gertrude Abercrombie artworks slated for fall auction

Leading the single-owner collection of 21 Gertrude Abercrombie works is her 1953 painting, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Leading the single-owner collection of 21 Gertrude Abercrombie works is her 1953 painting, ‘Self and Cat (Possims),’ estimated at $300,000-$500,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

CHICAGO – Hindman Auctions will present the most significant selection of Gertrude Abercrombie paintings to ever come to market in Casting Spells: The Gertrude Abercrombie Collection of Laura and Gary Maurer, a single-owner auction scheduled for September 28. As the preeminent collectors of Abercrombie works, Laura and Gary Maurer’s collection of 21 magical and mysterious career-spanning works by the enchanting artist will provide bidders a unique opportunity to compete on the broadest offering of her creations as well as some of the physically largest paintings by the “Queen of the Bohemians.”

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Image credit: Royal Throne, 1911. Molded and carved silver sheet, wrapped around a wood core, with silk velvet, brocaded silk and horse or ox tail. 59 1/16 by 31 1/2 by 35 7/16in (150 by 80 by 90 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund. 2013.10.2.1

Silver thrones from India on show at Nelson-Atkins until May 2023

Image credit: Royal Throne, 1911. Molded and carved silver sheet, wrapped around a wood core, with silk velvet, brocaded silk and horse or ox tail. 59 1/16 by 31 1/2 by 35 7/16in(150 by 80 by 90 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund. 2013.10.2.1

Image credit: Royal Throne, 1911. Molded and carved silver sheet, wrapped around a wood core, with silk velvet, brocaded silk and horse or ox tail. 59 1/16 by 31 1/2 by 35 7/16in (150 by 80 by 90 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund. 2013.10.2.1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A pair of ornate silver thrones with an intriguing history is currently on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Silver Splendor: Conserving the Royal Thrones of Dungarpur, India presents the royal assemblage following a multi-year conservation effort to restore them to their original glory, a process that is documented for visitors with a video at the exhibition. The thrones will be on view until May 28, 2023.

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Iron-nickel meteorite found in China in 1958 and believed to have fallen to Earth in 1516, $4,125

16th-century Chinese meteorite intrigued bidders at Holabird sale

Iron-nickel meteorite found in China in 1958 and believed to have fallen to Earth in 1516, $4,125

Iron-nickel meteorite found in China in 1958 and believed to have fallen to Earth in 1516, $4,125

RENO, Nev. – A 288-pound iron-nickel meteorite found in China in 1958 and believed to have fallen to Earth in 1516 sold for $4,125 at a four-day Minerals Galore & Western Americana Auction held June 2-5 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC.

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Tiffany lamp topped prices at Morphy’s June 8-10 auction, bringing record $541,200

Tiffany Studios table lamp with 20in conical leaded-glass shade in ‘Poppy’ motif exhibiting the very highest standards of Tiffany artistry. Astounding colorway and complex composition, including exceptionally rare base with 16 iridescent Favrile-glass balls as supports for the telescoping stem. Tiffany stamps to both shade and base. Sold for $541,200 (inclusive of 23% buyer’s premium) against an estimate of $350,000-$450,000. Morphy Auctions image

DENVER, Pa. – During the second session of their June 8-10 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, Morphy’s sold a rare circa 1905-1910 Tiffany Studios “Poppy” leaded-glass table lamp for an astounding $541,200 (all prices quoted include a 23% buyer’s premium). Based upon their research, Morphy’s believes it to be a world-record auction price for a Tiffany lamp in the Poppy motif.

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Louis Valtat, ‘Vase d'Anemones et Jonquilles (Vase with Anemones and Daffodils),’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Single-owner collection unites East and West at Capsule Auctions, June 29

 

Louis Valtat, ‘Vase d'Anemones et Jonquilles (Vase with Anemones and Daffodils),’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Louis Valtat, ‘Vase d’Anemones et Jonquilles (Vase with Anemones and Daffodils),’ est. $10,000-$15,000

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, June 29, Capsule Auctions will offer the private collection of Joseph Rondina, a single-owner sale with a vast array of treasures from decades of collecting. Rondina was an internationally renowned antiques dealer who built a distinguished private collection of antique furniture, objet d’art, fine art and Asian art. Session I, which is devoted to Asian art, will begin at 10 am Eastern time, and Session II, which showcases antiques and fine art, will start at 2 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding for both sessions will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Effective immediately, Freeman’s has appointed Kate Della Monica its first regional representative in Florida. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Freeman’s appoints first regional Florida rep, Kate Della Monica

 

Effective immediately, Freeman’s has appointed Kate Della Monica its first regional representative in Florida. Image courtesy of Freeman’s


Effective immediately, Freeman’s has appointed Kate Della Monica its first regional representative in Florida. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s has appointed Kate Della Monica as its regional representative in Florida, effective immediately.

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