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Milestone to host Oct. 15 auction of classic cars, automobilia, antiques & collectibles

Very rare 1936 Packard 1407 Coupe with rumble seat. Complete with V12 473-cubic-inch 175hp engine and original 3-speed transmission. Excellent condition, runs great. Clean, straight Dietrich-style body. Odometer: 64,033 actual miles. Accompanied by large assortment of extra parts. Estimate $120,000-$150,000

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – When the doors open to Milestone’s auction gallery on Saturday, October 15th, an energized – and eclectic – group of bidders is expected to rush in, grab a coffee and take a last-minute look at the merchandise they hope to bring home.

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Toots Zynsky: ‘painting’ with glass threads

 

This flame-red filet-de-verre Toots Zynsky vessel, ‘Calderone Mizimah,’ achieved $22,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2017. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

This flame-red filet-de-verre Toots Zynsky vessel, ‘Calderone Mizimah,’ achieved $22,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2017. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — American glass artist Toots Zynsky (b. 1951-) is celebrated for her fused glass works, which ripple with muted colors that seem to come from nature itself and boast the most vivid colors imaginable.

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Morphy’s lavish June 8-10 auction led by rare Tiffany lamp of extraordinary quality

Tiffany Studios table lamp with 20in conical leaded-glass shade in ‘Poppy’ motif exhibiting the very highest standards of Tiffany artistry. Astounding colorway and complex composition. Exceptionally rare base with 16 iridescent Favrile-glass balls as supports for the telescoping stem. Tiffany stamps to both shade and base. Estimate $350,000-$450,000

DENVER, Pa. – A fine and decorative arts selection of incomparable quality awaits bidders at Morphy Auctions on June 8, 9 and 10. The gallery is at its shining best, with rare and beautiful objects at every turn, including 75 leaded and stained-glass lamps, 100 pieces of art glass, 100+ paintings, 50 figural bronzes, 50 lots of silver, and 30 pieces of coveted Amphora pottery. Additionally, there are 30 cylinder and disc music boxes, 15 bird boxes, and long-held private collections containing 100 figural napkin rings, 80 antique, hand-blown colored-glass wedding bells; 50 figural and mechanical gadget canes; and the acclaimed Don and Mary Ann Livingston collection of antique sleigh bells. On day three, Morphy’s will unveil a sumptuous array of fine jewelry plus 30 pocket and wristwatches. Those who are not able to attend in person are invited to absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Dale Chihuly, ‘Radiant Persian Pair,’ est. $5,000-$7,000

Chihuly, jewels and art team up at Roland, May 20-21

 

Dale Chihuly, ‘Radiant Persian Pair,’ est. $5,000-$7,000

Dale Chihuly, ‘Radiant Persian Pair,’ est. $5,000-$7,000

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY will present a two-part Multiple Estates auction on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, with bidding starting at 10 am Eastern time both days. It will feature a fine selection of Chinese and Asian art, furniture and decorations, and will include many lots consigned from the estate of Herbert and Florence Irving, world-renowned collectors of all things Asian and founders of the Asian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Dante Marioni’s Yellow and Blue Trio from 1996 brought $8,500 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2019. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

Dante Marioni: the future of studio art glass

Dante Marioni’s Yellow and Blue Trio from 1996 brought $8,500 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2019. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

Dante Marioni’s Yellow and Blue Trio from 1996 brought $8,500 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2019. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The legacy of Italian art glass, which arose from centuries-old Venetian glassblowing techniques, continues with contemporary glass masters who take ancient traditions and meld them with innovative, modern approaches. Among a new generation of artisans following in the steps of Paolo Venini, Archimede Seguso, Carlo Scarpa and Lino Tagliapietra is Dante Marioni (American, b. 1964-).

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Tiffany Studios Drophead Dragonfly table lamp, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Tiffany Drophead Dragonfly lamp the center of attraction at Heritage, April 28

Tiffany Studios Drophead Dragonfly table lamp, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Tiffany Studios Drophead Dragonfly table lamp, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Property from the Collection of Jeep & Carla Harned, an assemblage well known to collectors of art glass, will grab a share of the spotlight in Heritage Auctions’ Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Including Art Nouveau & Art Deco Signature® Auction April 28. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Nancy Callan, ‘Melon Droplet,’ 2019. Blown and etched glass. Gift of Carl and Betty Pforzheimer. 2022.6.18. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Russell Johnson.

Peabody Essex Museum welcomes gift of art glass

Selection of works by Harvey Littleton, Toots Zynsky and James Watkins in the New York home of Betty and Carl Pforzheimer, 2021. Photo by Sarah Chasse.

Selection of works by Harvey Littleton, Toots Zynsky and James Watkins in the New York home of Betty and Carl Pforzheimer, 2021. Photo by Sarah Chasse.

SALEM, Mass. — The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has received a gift of the glass collection of the New York-based philanthropists Betty and Carl Pforzheimer. The Carl and Betty Pforzheimer collection contains more than 200 works of international studio glass and 40 pieces of historic European and American glass.

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David Graeber botanical lampwork studio art glass paperweight, est. $2,000-$3,000

Paperweights add heft to Jeffrey S. Evans auction, April 20-23

David Graeber botanical lampwork studio art glass paperweight, est. $2,000-$3,000

David Graeber botanical lampwork studio art glass paperweight, est. $2,000-$3,000

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Spring Fine & Decorative Arts Auction contains everything from contemporary paperweights and French art glass to antique sewing accoutrements and mid-century Modern material. The sale will take place during four days, from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23, and bidding opens at 9 am Eastern standard time on each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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This asymmetrical circa-1950 blown glass Dino Martens vase realized $37,270 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2017 at Cambi Casa D’Aste. Image courtesy of Cambi Casa D’Aste and LiveAuctioneers.

Venetian-born Dino Martens reshaped the realm of art glass

This asymmetrical circa-1950 blown glass Dino Martens vase realized $37,270 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2017 at Cambi Casa D’Aste. Image courtesy of Cambi Casa D’Aste and LiveAuctioneers.

This asymmetrical circa-1950 blown glass Dino Martens vase realized $37,270 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2017 at Cambi Casa D’Aste. Image courtesy of Cambi Casa D’Aste and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Italian art glass represents the pinnacle of glass-making, and ranking among the medium’s finest artisans is Dino Martens (1894–1970), renowned for his tireless experimentation and his imaginative designs.

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Signed Webb & Sons cameo floral junior lamp, est. $4,000-$6,000

Glass treasures enliven Jeffrey S Evans Oct. 14-16 auctions

Signed Webb & Sons cameo floral junior lamp, est. $4,000-$6,000

Signed Webb & Sons cameo floral junior lamp, est. $4,000-$6,000

CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Fall Fine & Decorative Arts Auction features a number of exceptional collections and contains a wide selection of desirable material, including everything from contemporary paperweights and Tiffany art glass to Oriental carpets and fine jewelry. The auction will take place during three days, Thursday, October 14; Friday, October 15; and Saturday, October 15. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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