Turner Auctions to sell modern Chinese paintings March 2

Lu Shoukun (Lui Shou-kwan, 1919- 1975), ‘Mountain Landscape,’ 1962, ink and color on paper, framed and glazed, 36 x 11 ¼ inches, sight. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Turner Auctions + Appraisals image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Jane Miller Chai Collection of Chinese paintings at an auction March 2. Offering 20 lots acquired over 40 years, the small but significant collection primarily features modern works by noted artists Li Keran (1907-1989), Zhu Qizhan (1892-1996), Cui Zifan (1915-2011) and Ding Yanyong (1902-1978). An antique work by Dong Bangda (1699-1769) is also included in the collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 auction presents fine Persian rugs Feb. 20

Handmade Persian Tabriz rug, wool, circa 1900, 7 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. 3 in. Estimate: $2,100-$2,300. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will present an online auction of beautiful handmade antique and vintage Persian rugs on Tuesday, Feb. 20. A few tapestries and high-quality new rugs fill out the 139-lot auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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US political history on parade at Heritage Auctions Feb. 24

This rare George Washington portrait inaugural buttons is expected to sell for close to $50,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – The only inaugural button referring to George Washington as the “Father of His Country” (perhaps the earliest instance of the use of the phrase) will open for bidding at $20,000 when Heritage Auctions presents Part II of the David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Memorabilia Feb. 24. The auction offers 658 lots of extraordinary pin backs, banners, campaign flags and assorted campaign paraphernalia. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Surf’s up for Guy Rose painting at Clars auction Feb. 25

‘Monterey Coast’ by Guy Rose is expected to be the star at this sale and will be offered with an $80,000-$120,000 estimate. It measures 15 in. high x 19in wide. Clars Auction Gallery image

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery’s Feb. 25 sale will present numerous high-profile works spanning all categories at their Important Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction. Also among the collections of note coming to this sale, will be the second installment of property from the Sterling Vineyard Winery Art Collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rago adds animation cels to unreserved auction Feb. 23-25

The Beatles, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ production cel, Estimate: $700-$900. Rago Arts and Auction Center image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – From Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 25, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold an unreserved auction of early 20th-century art and design, modern and contemporary art and design, tribal and American Indian art, Scandinavian furniture, animation cels and much more. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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4 Florida estates enrich Specialists of the South sale Feb. 17

Marklin DL800 electric toy train engine with box. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Specialists of the South image

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Antique and collectible items spanning multiple categories from four prominent Florida estates will all be rolled into one important auction on Saturday, Feb. 17, by Tthe Specialists of the South Inc. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery presents fine antiquities, ethnographic art, Feb. 15

Chinese Han Dynasty (circa 206 BCE to 220 CE) hollow-body, glazed pottery dog, 16.375in high. Provenance: Florida private collection, Ben Shepps collection. Estimate: $11,000-$15,000

BOULDER, Colo. – On Thursday, February 15, Artemis Gallery will present an important boutique auction of classical antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art with prestigious provenance. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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High-caliber items slated for Benefit Shop sale Feb. 21

A vintage folk art reverse painting on glass of vintage family scene with a cityscape backdrop, 29 by 23 inches. The Benefit Shop image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will present its next signature Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern, with a diverse range of goods from Asian and French furniture to decorative arts and fine estate jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Variety is special of the day at Jeffrey Evans auction Feb. 16-17

From the more than 125 lots of Blenko glass that will be sold on Friday. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Winter Variety Auction contains everything from antique marbles and vintage movie posters to country furniture and silver coins. The 1,208-lot auction will take place over two days, Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bygone bestsellers, first editions good reads at Feb. 13 auction

Margaret Atwood, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ 1986, signed first printing with tipped in book card from Houghton Mifflin, near fine condition (close to new). Estimate: $400-$500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Bibliophiles will have an opportunity to acquire some of the best 20th-century literature in a comprehensive book auction that visually and textually spans various historic endeavors, iconic memoirs and cultural wonders. Jasper52 will conduct the online auction on Tuesday, Feb. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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