Rene Lalique Borromee blue molded glass vase, est. $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Quinn’s Auction Galleries

Lalique, Tiffany and other design greats headline at Quinn’s, June 4

 

Left, Rene Lalique Borromee blue molded glass vase, est. $10,000-$15,000; Right, Tiffany Studios Curtain Border floor lamp, est. $40,000-$60,000. Images courtesy of Quinn’s Auction Galleries

Left, Rene Lalique Borromee blue molded glass vase, est. $10,000-$15,000; Right, Tiffany Studios Curtain Border floor lamp, est. $40,000-$60,000. Images courtesy of Quinn’s Auction Galleries

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Saturday, June 4, Quinn’s Auction Galleries will conduct a Fine & Decorative Arts sale featuring early 20th-century Tiffany Studios lamps, a Rene Lalique (French, 1860-1945) Borromee vase, Asian antiques and a large selection of modern chairs, many of them associated with mid-20th-century design luminaries. More than 500 lots will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. signed agate bead choker necklace, est. $1,000-$3,000

Coveted luxury goods lined up for Benefit Shop auction, June 1

 Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. signed agate bead choker necklace, est. $1,000-$3,000


Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. signed agate bead choker necklace, est. $1,000-$3,000

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., will present a summer jewelry and designer fashion auction on Wednesday, June 1, starting at 10 am Eastern time. It will showcase estate jewelry, fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, designer fashion and accessories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Gustave Baumann, ‘Pine And Aspen,’ $21,250

American landscapes flourished at John Moran specialty sale

 

Gustave Baumann, ‘Pine And Aspen,’ $21,250

Gustave Baumann, ‘Pine And Aspen,’ $21,250

LOS ANGELES — The Spring presentation of John Moran Auctioneers‘ semiannual California, American, and Western Fine Art sale was held on May 10. The selection was all fresh-to-the-market, having been consigned from private collections throughout California and the Southwest.

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Francis Picabia, ‘Notre-Dame, effet de soleil,’ est. £200,000-£300,000. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Picabia paintings top treasures in Christie’s Swaythling collection sale, May 27

Francis Picabia, ‘Notre-Dame, effet de soleil,’ est. £200,000-£300,000. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Francis Picabia, ‘Notre-Dame, effet de soleil,’ est. £200,000-£300,000. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

LONDON– On Friday May 27, Christie’s will offer 170 lots from The Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling in a live auction. David Montagu, 4th Lord Swaythling (1928-1998), had an illustrious career spanning the worlds of banking, racing, politics and media. The works being offered weave together fascinating strands of several notable family collections inherited by Lord Swaythling and his French wife Ninette (nee Dreyfus) (1927-2021). Lord and Lady Swaythling established their own collection to which these inherited works were added, becoming part of their striking modern London residence and their country house in Newmarket. The sale comprises Impressionist and Modern paintings, jewelry, furniture, decorative arts and silver, Old Master paintings, Chinese ceramics and works of art. With estimates ranging from £300 to £300,000, the collection is expected to realize in the region of £1 million. The sale is led by Notre-Dame, effet de soleil from 1906 by Francis Picabia, estimated at £200,000-£300,000, which is part of a group of early works by the artist in the auction. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Circa-1880 diamond brooch, $13,750

Antique diamond brooch glittered at John Moran Spring Jewels Auction

Circa-1880 diamond brooch, $13,750

Circa-1880 diamond brooch, $13,750

LOS ANGELES— On May 3, John Moran Auctioneers presented Spring Jewels, its first fine jewelry sale of the year. Established names such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, David Yurman and Omega graced the auction block, with certain pieces exceeding expectations.

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Limited edition Omega gold Speedmaster given to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, est. $15,000-$1 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Apollo 11 astronaut’s Omega Speedmaster ready for liftoff at Heritage, June 1

Limited edition Omega gold Speedmaster given to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, est. $15,000-$1 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Limited edition Omega gold Speedmaster given to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, est. $15,000-$1 million. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – An out-of-this-world Omega watch that was made for and given to one of the astronauts aboard the first manned mission to the moon will appear in Heritage Auctions’ Fine Watches & Timepieces Signature® Auction on Wednesday, June 1. It is estimated at $15,000-$1 million. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antoni Clave, ‘L’enfant a l'oiseaux,’ $37,500

Auction of art collection yields major donation to Douglas Foundation

Antoni Clave, ‘L’enfant a l'oiseaux,’ $37,500

Antoni Clave, ‘L’enfant a l’oiseaux,’ $37,500

LOS ANGELES – Pieces collected by the late Kirk and Anne Douglas drew thousands of bidders to a May 18 sale by Andrew Jones Auctions to benefit The Douglas Foundation. The sale achieved a total of $343,000 as well as white glove status. More than 200 lots of modern art, antiques, tribal works, fine and costume jewelry, personalized accessories, memorabilia, books and ephemera were offered.

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Judith Rothschild, ‘Nauset Heights,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Broad survey of Modern and Post-War Art movements seen in Swann’s May 26 auction

Judith Rothschild, ‘Nauset Heights,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

Judith Rothschild, ‘Nauset Heights,’ est. $8,000-$12,000

NEW YORK — Swann Galleries’ Thursday, May 26 sale of Modern & Post-War Art will offer a broad scope of artistic movements including modernist selections from the collection of gallerist Gary Snyder, and introducing a dedicated portion of Latinx art to the sale’s collecting categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Shepard Fairey, ‘HOPE (Barack Obama),’ $735,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Obama HOPE poster claims record-setting $735K at Heritage

Shepard Fairey, ‘HOPE (Barack Obama),’ $735,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Shepard Fairey, ‘HOPE (Barack Obama),’ $735,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Shepard Fairey’s iconic HOPE collage realized a new record May 19 at Heritage Auctions when one of three original works made for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign sold for $735,000.

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Sam Gilliam, ‘Pantheon #5,’ est. $50,000-$80,000

Sam Gilliam mixed-media artwork at forefront of Neue’s May 28 auction

Sam Gilliam, ‘Pantheon #5,’ est. $50,000-$80,000

Sam Gilliam, ‘Pantheon #5,’ est. $50,000-$80,000

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – An abstract acrylic-on-canvas collage and enamel-on-aluminum work by African American artist Sam Gilliam (b. 1933-) is the expected headliner in an online-only May Modern auction scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at Neue Auctions, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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