Aesthetic movement porcelain by Minton and Royal Worcester brings beauty to Strawser April 23

Royal Worcester Aesthetic movement moon flask decorated with Japanese-style fauna against a black ground, estimated at $1,500-$2,500 at Strawser Auction Group.

WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. – A collection of Aesthetic movement porcelain formed by the New York-New Jersey retailer Helene Fortunoff (1933-2021) will be presented at Strawser Auction Group on Tuesday, April 23. Fortunoff, who joined the retail operation of her husband’s family in Brooklyn in the 1950s, oversaw the firm’s expansion into jewelry and became its president […]

Tiffany & Co. Aesthetic Movement Pitcher leads our five auction highlights

Circa-1885 Tiffany & Co. Aesthetic Movement pitcher, which hammered for $32,000 and sold for $41,920 with buyer’s premium at Toomey & Co.

Tiffany & Co. Aesthetic Movement Pitcher, $41,920 CHICAGO – The Aesthetic Movement lived by the phrase ‘art for art’s sake.’ Its adherents rebelled against the more functional thinking of the Victorian era, instead opting to make everyday things as beautiful as possible. The trend flourished in the 1870s and 1880s, and its influences were felt […]

Chinese vases, Aesthetic Movement windows, carousel animals prevailed at Neue

Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, probably early 20th century, $20,910. Image courtesy of Neue Auctions

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A Chinese blue and white porcelain vase sold for $20,910, a pair of late 19th-century Aesthetic Movement leaded glass windows realized $7,995, and a pair of carved and painted carousel animal figures each brought $7,380 in an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction held June 24 at Neue Auctions. Absentee and Internet live […]

Estate of California dealer Grace Garcia to be auctioned by Turner, June 4

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will offer the Grace Garcia Estate, Part I, on Saturday, June 4. It features a wide array of paintings, religious items and decorative arts from the personal collection of the late Grace Garcia, a passionate collector of beautiful things and an avid world traveler. Known as Gracie by […]