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

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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Fine and decorative arts sale achieves $1.5M for Heritage Auctions

This Chinese carved, lacquered and inlaid table cabinet, which led the auction at $45,000, sold to the winning bidder through LiveAuctioneers. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions’ $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts Auction June 10-12. Leading the auction was an ornate and intricate Chinese carved, lacquered and inlaid table cabinet that sold for an impressive $45,000 to a bidder utilizing the LiveAuctioneers bidding platform.

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Strong finish for important Russian paintings at Michaan’s Auctions

Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (Russian Federation 1832-1898), ‘Wooded Clearing,’ oil on canvas. Price realized: $72,000. Michaan’s Auctions image

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s June 9 auction of Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts was led by important Russian paintings from a private collection in Carmel, Calif. Highlights included Wooded Clearing that sold for $72,000 and Na Beregu Ruchya (By a Creek) that brought $22,800, both by Ivan Ivanovitch Shishkin (1832-1898). Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Battle-scarred D-Day US flag sells for $55,000 at Heritage Auctions

D-Day Invasion: battle-scarred flag from LCT 540. Price realized: $55,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ June 11 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Auction totaled $1 million with Lt. William L. Willhoit’s D-Day battle-scarred flag taking top lot honors at $55,000. The rare Operation Overlord and Neptune “situation map” owned and used by Gen. Omar Bradley made its auction debut and hammered for $43,750. The auction was 93 percent sold by lot. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fritz Bultman collages top Bruneau & Co. auction

‘Cape May II’ by Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) achieved the top price in the auction: $23,750. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

 

CRANSTON, R.I. – Abstract expressionist paintings by American artist Fritz Bultman (1919-1985) dominated the list of top lots at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Summer Antiques & Fine Art Auction held June 3, online and in the firm’s gallery. The sale consisted of over 400 lots of original artwork, vintage lamps, American and European bronze sculptures and art glass. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Topps 1956 baseball cards, Lincoln archive rule the day at Blackwell’s June 10 auction

Rare 1956 Topps uncut sheet of 110 baseball cards including more than a dozen Hall of Famers, e.g., Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson (2) and Ernie Banks (2). Fewer than 10 uncut sheets of this type are known to exist. Sold for $32,200

 

CLEARWATER, Fla. – On June 10, Blackwell Auctions of Clearwater, Fla., held an Americana auction featuring an extraordinary archive of Lincoln-related ephemera and photographic images; historical objects, and baseball rarities. Despite being a relative newcomer to the live-auction community, Blackwell has gained a loyal following by bringing unique and estate-fresh items to its bidders both live and online through LiveAuctioneers.com. The Americana sale rewarded the company’s efforts with some nice surprises on auction day.

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John Moran Auctioneers’ daylong event buoyed by Internet bidding

This mid-20th century diamond ring by Beverly Hills maker Ruser earned $42,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

 

MONROVIA, Calif. – Running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and comprising 767 lots, Moran’s May 23 auction was an ambitious affair, featuring four distinct cataloged sessions, including fine jewelry, studio jewelry, studio decorative art and studio fine art. The four-session May sale was a decided success, bringing in $750,500 in hammer sales and achieving an 81 percent sell-through rate across all sessions. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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