Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. featured in designer jewelry online auction July 2

Bulgari Tubogas 18K gold and cabochon ruby snake ring. Estimate: $3,250-$3,500. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Bulgari are several of the famous names that stand out in a diverse mix of contemporary and designer jewelry offered by Jasper52 in an online only auction Sunday, July 2. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 European map auction July 1 covers the Continent

Abraham Ortelius: Map of Europe, 1584, Antwerp, hand-colored, copperplate engraving, 13 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (34.2 x 46 cm). Estimate: $1,100-$1,250. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Taking into consideration cartographers in past centuries did not have space satellites or even aircraft to aid them in mapping the world, their work that survives is remarkable not only for its place in illustrating but also for its artistic beauty. Jasper52 will present an online auction of fine antique European maps on Saturday, July 1. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery to auction Classical, Asian, Russian, Pre-Columbian, tribal, Spanish colonial art, June 28-29

Pre-Columbian Veraguas (Panama) 24K gold shaman, 59.2 grams, circa 1200-1500 CE, est. $15,000-$20,000

 

BOULDER, Colo. – It is only through the art and surviving relics of ancient cultures that history can be relived in the present. “We connect to civilizations of the past when we hold and admire pieces they created and revered so long ago,” said Teresa Dodge, executive director of Artemis Gallery. Teresa and her husband/business partner, Bob, began their exploration of cultural antiquities decades ago, gaining status over the years as top experts in their field.

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Anna Pottery stoneware vase sells for $64,350 at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Anna Pottery salt-glazed stoneware presentation vase. Price realized: $64,350. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

 

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – An Anna Pottery stoneware presentation vase made by master potter Cornwall Elihu Kirkpatrick (1814-1890) for his daughter Amy R. Kirkpatrick (1862-1935) sold for $64,350 at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ Americana and fine arts auction June 17. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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David Webb frog bangle sells for $37,500 at Rago Arts & Auction Center

 

David Webb, enameled 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby frog bracelet. Price realized: $37,500. Rago Arts and Auction Center image

 

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Arts and Auction Center conducted two highly successful auctions in June. The June 11 fine jewelry auction featured a David Webb enameled 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby frog bracelet that sold for $37,500. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Rail travel, Porsche, propaganda subjects of Onslows poster auction July 7

Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), ‘Southport (The Lido),’ original poster printed for London Midland & Scottish Railway by London Lithographic, circa 1931, 102 x 126 cm. Estimate £8,000-£9,000. Onslows image

 

STOURPAINE, UK – A sizzling selection of vintage posters comes under the online hammer July 7 at Onslows auction house. The poster specialist’s summer sale will offer some rare and stunning railway posters including Matania’s London Midland & Scottish Railway beach posters for Southport and Blackpool dating from 1930 and 1938. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Motown legend’s bass sets world record at Heritage Auctions

Motown sessions musician James Jamerson’s 1961 Fender Precision Bass sold for a record $68,875.  Heritage Auctions image.

 

DALLAS – A bass owned and played by James Jamerson, the 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who Base Player magazine named the “Greatest Bass Player” of all time, set a world record for the most valuable bass ever offered at auction in Heritage Auctions’ June 17-18 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Zhang Daqian scrolls soar to $2.9M at Clars Auction Gallery

This group of eight scrolls by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) was offered as one lot with an estimate of $200,000 to $400,000. Spirited bidding quickly drove this lot to $2,919,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

OAKLAND – Clars Auction Gallery hosted an important Asian art and antiques as part of their Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction on June 18. This sale was expected to draw strong national and international bidding on the exceptional single works and collections that were offered, but in the end, this sale exceeded all predictions realizing over $5 million and shattering presale estimates not only in the Asian offerings but across the board in all categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Linwoods Auction presents fine collection of Asian art and antiques June 25

Robin’s egg porcelain vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 12 in. high (30.5 cm.). Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Linwoods Auction image

 

LOS ANGELES – Linwoods Auction, in conjunction with Dynasty Auctions, will conduct an auction of the Taoran Studio Collection of high quality Chinese fine art on Sunday, June 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Sterling silver in all its versatile glory offered in June 25 online auction

Tetard Freres sterling silver wine cooler and ice bowl set, 1927, 92.2 troy ounces. Estimate: $6,500-$7,500. Jasper 52 image

 

NEW YORK – On Sunday, June 25, Jasper52 will present an online auction of sterling silver items ranging from a French wine cooler and ice bowl made by Tetard Freres to a Fred Harvey-era belt buckle adorned with thunderbirds and a Bruneau jasper cabochon. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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