Apollo Art Auctions to host March 12 & 15 sales of expertly curated antiquities, Islamic art

Greek Lucanian red-figure bell krater, circa 500-400 BC, TL tested by independent German laboratory Ralf Kotalla. Size: 285mm long x 355mm wide (11.22in x 13.98in). Estimate £3,000-£6,000 ($3,605-$7,210)

LONDON – As any collector of fine objects would attest, you can never have too much of a good thing. London’s premier source for exquisite ancient and cultural art, Apollo Art Auctions, agrees with that sentiment, which is why they’ve arranged for two separate and distinct sales in mid-March to accommodate an abundance of recently consigned treasures. Continue reading

Teddy Roosevelt’s silver watch, Sitting Bull portrait lead Blackwell’s March 18 auction

Caroline Weldon (Swiss/American, 1844-1921), oil-on-canvas portrait of Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull (1831-1890), painted from life in 1890. Artist-signed and dated LR, identified at LL corner as ‘Sitting Bull.’ Size: 27 x 22in (sight), 35½ x 30½ in (framed). Provenance: Railroad engineer William Lafayette Darling, thence by descent to consignor. Estimate $40,000-$80,000
Theodore Roosevelt’s American Waltham pocket watch in a coin-silver case. Gifted to him in 1898 by his sister Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and engraved inside cover: ‘THEODORE ROOSEVELT’ and ‘From D.R. and C.R.R.’ Watch is referenced in detail in a thank-you letter published in Corinne Roosevelt Robinson’s 1924 book ‘My Brother Theodore Roosevelt.’ Estimate $100,000-$200,000

CLEARWATER, Fla. – America’s rich cultural history is laced with heroes and scalawags, blue-blooded entrepreneurs and immigrant achievers who rose from the humblest beginnings. All who contributed to the colorful tapestry of our 246-year-old nation – whether saintly or scurrilous – are part of our nation’s story, which serves as the backdrop for Blackwell Auctions’ March 18 event titled “The American Sale.” Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Celtic fertility figure discovered by metal detectorist could score at auction

Paul Shepheard, who discovered the Celtic fertility figure in 2022 in a field in Haconby, England, poses with his metal detector and shovel. Image courtesy of Noonans, photo credit Paul Shepheard
Paul Shepheard, who discovered the Celtic fertility figure in 2022 in a field in Haconby, England, poses with his metal detector and shovel. Image courtesy of Noonans, photo credit Paul Shepheard

LONDON –  A Celtic fertility figure discovered last year in England by a metal detectorist will be offered at Noonans in a two-day sale of Ancient Coins and Antiquities on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 with an estimate of £800-£1,200 (about $962-$1,443).

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Ward Brothers duck decoy led flock of lofty results at Copley

Ward Brothers Humpback black duck decoy, $90,000
Ward Brothers Humpback black duck decoy, $90,000
Ward Brothers Humpback black duck decoy, $90,000

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – On February 24 and 25, Copley Fine Art Auctions’ Winter Sale posted a 95% sell-through rate and set several world records yet again. The two-day auction, consisting of 657 lots, surpassed $2.2 million. Categories represented in the sale included antique and contemporary decoys, decorative carvings, paintings, prints, folk art, Americana, bronze sculpture, fish decoys and gunpowder tins.

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1951 Ford convertible starts petroliana party at Miller & Miller, March 11

1951 Ford convertible in Carnival Red, estimated at CA$20,000-$25,000
1951 Ford convertible in Carnival Red, estimated at CA$20,000-$25,000
1951 Ford convertible in Carnival Red, estimated at CA$20,000-$25,000

NEW HAMBURG, Canada – The Ford brand will take center stage in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction planned for Saturday, March 11 and beginning at 9 am Eastern time. The likely top two lots in the 309-lot sale are a 1951 Ford convertible in Carnival Red, an excellent survivor car; and a scarce 1940s Canadian Ford Monarch porcelain dealer sign. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.

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Jasper52 offers Bulgari Tubogas Serpenti watch that ticks all the boxes, March 10

18K rose gold and diamond Bulgari Tubogas Serpenti watch, estimated at $9,000-$11,000
18K rose gold and diamond Bulgari Tubogas Serpenti watch, estimated at $9,000-$11,000

18K rose gold and diamond red Bulgari Tubogas Serpenti (snake) wristwatch, estimated at $9,000-$11,000

NEW YORK – An 18K rose gold and diamond Bulgari Tubogas Serpenti wristwatch; an 18K gold, diamond, tsavorite and sapphire Orchard necklace by Alex Sepkus; and a Cartier Panthere 18K gold, onyx, emerald and pearl ring will likely earn top-lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry and Watches auction, which will take place on Friday March 10 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Poster House unveils shows focused on imagery of Black Panthers, 20th C. Japan

Left, Free Bobby Seale!, circa 1969, designer unknown, the Merrill C. Berman Collection; Right, The City and Design, 1965, Tadanori Yokoo,the Merrill C. Berman Collection
Left, Free Bobby Seale!, circa 1969, designer unknown, the Merrill C. Berman Collection; Right, The City and Design, 1965, Tadanori Yokoo, the Merrill C. Berman Collection

NEW YORK – Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated to the global history of posters, is now presenting its two main exhibitions for the spring season: Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party, and Made in Japan: 20th-Century Poster Art. Both will remain on view until September 30.

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