Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew, $228,000

Nantucket decoy flies to $228K at Copley’s Sporting Sale

 

Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew, $228,000

Harmon Hollow Nantucket curlew, $228,000

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – On July 14 and 15, Copley Fine Art Auctions’ 17th-annual Sporting Sale brought more than $3.1 million. This major two-day auction consisting of 675 lots was one of the company’s largest to date. The sale had a 96% sell-through rate, came close to cresting its $3.3 million high estimate and set several new world records in so doing. Every category, from antique and contemporary decoys to decorative carvings, paintings, prints, folk art, fish decoys, canes, gunpowder tins and Americana, saw lively bidding.

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Heritage Auctions has hired sports collectibles and memorabilia expert Joe Orlando as executive vice president of its sports department. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Heritage hires Joe Orlando as exec VP of sports department

Heritage Auctions has hired sports collectibles and memorabilia expert Joe Orlando as executive vice president of its sports department. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions has hired sports collectibles and memorabilia expert Joe Orlando as executive vice president of its sports department. Courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions has announced that Joe Orlando, one of the foremost experts in the sports collectibles and memorabilia industry, has joined its sports department as executive vice president.

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Gaston Lafitte 18K gold onyx and diamond dragonfly brooch, est. $90,000-$108,000

Dazzling dragonfly brooch could land among top lots in Aug. 3 sale

Gaston Lafitte 18K gold onyx and diamond dragonfly brooch, est. $90,000-$108,000

Gaston Lafitte 18K gold, onyx and diamond dragonfly brooch, est. $90,000-$108,000

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, August 3, starting at 1 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Antique and Contemporary Designer Jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), ‘The Thinker,’ original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903. Bronze, cast by Alexis Rudier, 1928. Baltimore Museum of Art. Jacob Epstein Collection, 1930.25.1

Rodin exhibition on view through Sept. 18 at Clark Art Institute

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), ‘The Thinker,’ original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903. Bronze, cast by Alexis Rudier, 1928. Baltimore Museum of Art. Jacob Epstein Collection, 1930.25.1

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), ‘The Thinker,’ original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903. Bronze, cast by Alexis Rudier, 1928. Baltimore Museum of Art. Jacob Epstein Collection, 1930.25.1

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — While there has been much consideration of Auguste Rodin’s reputation in France and throughout Europe, less attention has been paid to his legacy in the United States. Organized by the Clark Art Institute, Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern presents one of the largest Rodin exhibitions in the United States in the last 40 years. Featuring some 50 sculptures and 25 drawings, including both familiar masterpieces and lesser-known works of the highest quality, the exhibition tells the story of the collectors, agents, art historians and critics who endeavored to make Rodin known in America and considers the artist’s influence and reputation in the U.S. from 1893 to the present. Rodin in the United States is on view at the Clark Art Institute through September 18.

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Albert York’s ‘Imaginary Playground’ takes top honors at Sarasota Estate Auction

Albert York, ‘Imaginary Playground (Trees and Fence),’ $110,250

Albert York, ‘Imaginary Playground (Trees and Fence),’ $110,250

SARASOTA, Fla. – Andrew Ford, owner and auctioneer of Sarasota Estate Auction, conducted a notable two-day sale on July 23 and July 24. Its total exceeded $850,000 and multiple lots sold extremely well, with several significantly outperforming their estimates.

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Brian Manifor appointed Firearms Acquisitions & Promotions Specialist at Morphy Auctions

Brian Manifor, Morphy Auctions Firearms Acquisitions and Promotions Division specialist. Image provided by Morphy Auctions

DENVER, Pa. – Dan Morphy, founder and president of Morphy Auctions, takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Brian Manifor to the position of Firearms Acquisitions & Promotions Specialist. For the past four years, Manifor has served as a consultant to Morphy’s, utilizing his exceptional knowledge of Gold Rush, Western and Indian relics and art.

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Int’l Tiger Day: Illegal trade has led to loss of 97% of wild tiger population

The Siberian tiger is an endangered (EN) tiger subspecies. Three tiger subspecies are already extinct. Photo by Dave Pape

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA) is a coalition of more than 70 leading nonprofits and companies working together to stop the illegal trade of wildlife. LiveAuctioneers is proud to be a supporter.

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Brooch featuring an ancient scarab in a modern winged mount, scarab is ancient Egyptian, (scarab) New Kingdom, about 1539–1077 B.C.; (gold mount) early 1900s, glazed steatite and gold (modern), Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs Collection, Worcester Art Museum, 1926.86

Jewels of the Nile shine at Worcester Art Museum

Brooch featuring an ancient scarab in a modern winged mount, scarab is ancient Egyptian, (scarab) New Kingdom, about 1539–1077 B.C.; (gold mount) early 1900s, glazed steatite and gold (modern), Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs Collection, Worcester Art Museum, 1926.86

Brooch featuring an ancient scarab in a modern winged mount, scarab is ancient Egyptian, (scarab) New Kingdom, about 1539–1077 B.C.; (gold mount) early 1900s, glazed steatite and gold (modern), Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs Collection, Worcester Art Museum, 1926.86

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) presents Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum now until January 29, 2023. It brings to light the exceptional collection of Egyptian jewelry assembled by Kingsmill Marrs and Laura Norcross Marrs and given to WAM by Mrs. Marrs in 1926.

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Left to right: Miro, Ruby and Cezanne Mazur inside the Ruby Mazur Gallery, which opened in Waikiki, Hawaii on July 15.

Ruby Mazur opens namesake gallery in Hawaii

 

Left to right: Miro, Ruby and Cezanne Mazur inside the Ruby Mazur Gallery, which opened in Waikiki, Hawaii on July 15.

Left to right: Miro, Ruby and Cezanne Mazur inside the Ruby Mazur Gallery, which opened in Waikiki, Hawaii on July 15.

HONOLULU – Ruby Mazur, best known as the creator of what has been dubbed the “mouth and tongue” logo of The Rolling Stones, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his iconic design. As part of this celebration, Mazur opened a namesake gallery on July 15 in Waikiki. The 3,000-square-foot Ruby Mazur Gallery is located next to The Hard Rock Cafe on Beach Walk in Honolulu, with special grand opening events planned for September.

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Toots Zynsky: ‘painting’ with glass threads

 

This flame-red filet-de-verre Toots Zynsky vessel, ‘Calderone Mizimah,’ achieved $22,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2017. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

This flame-red filet-de-verre Toots Zynsky vessel, ‘Calderone Mizimah,’ achieved $22,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2017. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — American glass artist Toots Zynsky (b. 1951-) is celebrated for her fused glass works, which ripple with muted colors that seem to come from nature itself and boast the most vivid colors imaginable.

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