Morphy’s Dec. 19-20 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction adds quality and beauty to the holidays

Exquisite signed/numbered Tiffany Studios Nasturtium table lamp with 19in (dia.) leaded-glass shade featuring multicolored confetti glass tiles and flowers in various shades of red, orange, purple and yellow against a green ground. Tiffany-stamped telescoping cat’s-paw base. Excellent condition. Estimate $120,000-$160,000

DENVER, Pa. – Arguably, Morphy’s most-loved sale from its always-busy calendar of events, the annual pre-Christmas Fine & Decorative Arts Auction consistently delivers luxury, rarity and peerless quality to discerning collectors and holiday gift-givers. This year’s edition, which will be held on December 19 and 20, is brimming with superior jewels and watches, paintings, art pottery, silver, and dazzling Tiffany Studios lamps. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hindman unveils new Chicago headquarters in historic West Loop building

Interior of the new Hindman headquarters at 1550 West Carroll Avenue, Suite 106. Image courtesy of Hindman
Interior of the new Hindman headquarters at 1550 West Carroll Avenue, Suite 106. Image courtesy of Hindman
Interior of the new Hindman headquarters at 1550 West Carroll Avenue, Suite 106. Courtesy Hindman

CHICAGO – Hindman announces the opening of a new headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop on Tuesday, December 6. After celebrating 40 years as Chicago’s leading auction house, with more than 10 of those at 1338 West Lake Street, Hindman is pleased to enter its fifth decade of business at a new location in the neighborhood at 1550 West Carroll Avenue, Suite 106. The opening coincides with the first live auction to be presented at the building, Eugene Atget Photographs Sold by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Weapons from heroes and villains alike presented at Heritage, Dec. 12

Sheriff Pat Garrett’s Smith & Wesson .38 hammerless revolver, estimated at $16,000-$24,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Sheriff Pat Garrett’s Smith & Wesson .38 hammerless revolver, estimated at $16,000-$24,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Sheriff Pat Garrett’s Smith & Wesson .38 hammerless revolver, estimated at $16,000-$24,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – On Monday, December 12, Heritage Auctions will present some of the iconic implements of our history in its Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature® Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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All you want for Christmas is Cartier? Bid at Jasper52, Dec. 18

Cartier Maillon Panthere seven-row 18K gold and diamond necklace, estimated at $66,000-$79,000
Cartier Maillon Panthere seven-row 18K gold and diamond necklace, estimated at $66,000-$79,000
Cartier Maillon Panthere seven-row 18K gold and diamond necklace, estimated at $66,000-$79,000

NEW YORK – A Maillon Panthere seven-row 18K gold and diamond necklace; an 18K rose gold, diamond, amethyst, onyx and carved rubellite ring; and a Diabolo 18K gold and pave diamond watch – all by Cartier – will compete for top-lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry and Watches auction. The 501-lot sale will be held on Sunday, December 18, starting at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Abell Auction presents estate collection of publisher Larry Flynt, Dec. 13

Tiffany Studios table lamp with bronze tree trunk-form base, estimated at $8,000-$10,000. Image courtesy of Abell Auction Co.
Tiffany Studios table lamp with bronze tree trunk-form base, estimated at $8,000-$10,000. Image courtesy of Abell Auction Co.
Tiffany Studios table lamp, estimated at $8,000-$10,000. Image courtesy of Abell Auction Co.

LOS ANGELES – Abell Auction Co. will present the estate of magazine publisher and free speech advocate Larry Flynt (1942–2021). The sale lineup features a collection of American slag glass lamps, Art Deco lighting, Empire furniture and much more. The online auction will be held on Tuesday, December 13 starting at 9 am Pacific time, with absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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