Gold bracelets, diamond rings lead off Gray’s jewelry auction May 10

Ram’s head cuff bracelet, 18K yellow gold, interior dimensions 2in high x 2 1/4in diameter. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Gray’s Auctioneers image

 

CLEVELAND – On May 10, Gray’s Auctioneers will showcase many brilliant diamond and precious gemstone pieces in their spring fine jewelry auction, just in time for Mother’s Day. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bruneau & Co. to sell single-owner Asian art collection May 6

Fine 18th century porcelain mottled apple green crackle glaze vase, sitting on a flat foot rising into a tapered ovoid body, 5 3/4 inches tall (est. $600-$900). Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers image

 

CRANSTON, R.I. – A large and impressive Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) bronze censer and a large Japanese mid-20th century gilt over red lacquer carved wood Kannon Buddha are expected top lots in the auction of an outstanding single-owner Asian art collection planned for Saturday, May 6, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Don Presley Auction presents ‘mighty fine’ antiques auction May 21

Pair of Tang-style beast mask flasks, 8in x 7 1/2in, deaccessioned from the Bowers Museum. Estimate $4,000-$6,000. Don Presley Auction image

 

SANTA ANA, Calif. – “Mighty fine” was a favorite expression uttered by auctioneer Don Presley in describing the premium items in his sales. Presley is departed but Don Presley Auction gives him a nod with a sale May 21 dubbed “Mighty Fine May Antique, Art Deco & Porcelain.” Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Pook & Pook decorative arts online auction offering 1,500 lots May 1-2

James Cotton collection of British commemorative Staffordshire. Pook & Pook Inc. image

 

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – Pook & Pook Inc. will conduct an online-only auction of antiques and decorative arts on Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2. Approximately 1,500 lots will cross the auction block in this fast-paced two-day sale. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery’s April 27 auction spans millennia, cultures

Nineteenth-century Russian icon of the Ascension of Christ, egg tempera and gold leaf on wood, 23.25in wide x 30.75in high (59.1 cm x 78.1 cm). Estimate: $6,500-$9,750. Artemis Gallery image

 

BOULDER, Colo. – Antiquities, Asian, pre-Columbian, African/tribal, Native American, Oceanic, fossils, Spanish Colonial and Russian icons can all be found in Artemis Gallery’s Spring Variety Sale on Thursday, April 27. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 showcases American sterling silver April 30

Large engraved coin silver serving tray by William Gale, New York, N.Y., circa 1851, 232 troy ounces. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – Guests are coming for dinner? Break out the sterling, which is what Jasper52 is doing for an online auction of great American silver on Sunday, April 30. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries turns to art, illustration, children’s literature at May 4 sale

Baum’s ‘The Emerald City of Oz,’ first edition with rare dust jacket. PBA Galleries image

 

SAN FRANCISCO – On May 4, PBA Galleries will offer over 350 lots of enchanting, intriguing, attractive and visually stimulating illustrated books, prints and materials on the decorative arts, along with significant editions of important children’s literature. In addition, rare works by L. Frank Baum and other authors from the Land of Oz, and a selection of fine books in a variety of fields, including finely bound literary and historical sets round out the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare coins up for grabs in Jasper52 online auction April 29

1859 $3 Princess ‘Copper Spot’ gold coin, original, mint AU. $4,125-$8,250. Jasper52 image

 

NEW YORK – “We’re in the money! … We’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along!” The lyrics of The Gold Diggers’ Song from the Warner Bros. film Gold Diggers of 1933 are appropriate in describing the Jasper52 online-auction of 250 vintage rare coins on Saturday, April 29. Collector-quality gold and silver coins – U.S. and foreign – will be rolling to the highest bidders. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Finest in outsider art, new finds featured in Slotin auction April 29-30

Gracie Ward Napaltjarri, ‘Triptych,’ oil on canvas, total size 107in x 59in, excellent condition. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Slotin Auction image

 

BUFORD, Ga. – Rare and unique examples of self-taught, outsider, decorative arts and Southern folk pottery are featured in the Slotin Folk Art auction’s April 29-30 sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Palm Beach Modern’s May 6 auction led by flock of Lalanne sheep estimated at $600K-$900K

Francois-Xavier Lalanne (French, 1927-2008), Nouveaux Moutons, flock of five life-size epoxy stone and patinated-bronze sheep including ewe, ram, and three lambs, 1996-97, Landowski Fondeur foundry stamp. Extensive provenance including Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami. Estimate $600,000-$900,000

 

W. PALM BEACH, Fla. – There are 495 beautiful reasons why the owners of Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) think their May 6 double-session auction could end up being their most successful ever. Two of the most compelling reasons are: a flock of five highly sought-after Francois-Xavier Lalanne sculptural sheep, and a large, original 1987 Sam Francis painting.

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