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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.