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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John Moran readies next Art of the American West sale for May 24

Harry B. Wagoner, ‘Desert Landscape,’ est. $3,000-$5,000
Harry B. Wagoner, ‘Desert Landscape,’ est. $3,000-$5,000
Harry B. Wagoner, ‘Desert Landscape,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers, Inc.’s first Art of the American West sale of 2022 will take place on Tuesday, May 24. Enthusiasts of Native American art as well as Western art will find abundant examples of pottery, textiles, basketry and beadwork as well as fine art, sculpture, Native American kachina figures and painted retablos. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Artemis Gallery to auction antiquities, ethnographica, Picasso pottery, May 19

Gandharan Empire schist sculpture of Bodhisattva Maitreya (The Earthly Buddha), 3rd century CE, exquisitely carved to show deity in lotus position, wearing ‘jewelry’ with billowing folds of a lengthy robe secured by a stippled belt. Size: 10.6in wide, 12.6in high; 15.3in high when measured with included custom stand. Refer to examples at Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Purchased in Afghanistan in 1961. Estimate $22,000-$33,000

BOULDER, Colo. – On Thursday, May 19, Artemis Gallery will auction a very special collection of fine art from the Hollywood Hills that includes coveted Picasso and Rookwood ceramics. This lively private collection is a featured highlight of the company’s 153-lot auction event composed primarily of classical antiquities, ancient, and ethnographic art from many of the world’s most influential and celebrated cultures. Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Near Eastern, Asian, Pre-Columbian, Native American, African/tribal, Oceanic and Spanish Colonial-era civilizations are represented. All auction items are guaranteed to be authentic, legally acquired and legal to resell, if desired. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Apollo Galleries to auction Ancient, Chinese & Islamic Art from fabled collections, March 27

Roman bronze Cupid statuette, circa 100 AD, 235mm high. Similar to example in collection of Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Provenance: property of a London gentleman. Estimate $26,225-$52,450

LONDON – Apollo Galleries and Auctions, Britain’s premier source for expertly appraised cultural art and antiquities, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of their March 27, 2022 sale. The 488-lot Ancient, Chinese and Islamic Art Auction is divided into four sections that encompass a broad range of deeply provenanced artifacts covering the Classical European era and important civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, India and China.

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Fresh-to-market estate art and furniture tapped for Roland sale, Feb. 26

Bronze mounted mahogany bombe commode, est. $3,000-$4,000
Bronze mounted mahogany bombe commode, est. $3,000-$4,000
Bronze mounted mahogany bombe commode, est. $3,000-$4,000

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions will round out the winter season by presenting its multiple estates auction on Saturday, February 26 at 10 am Eastern time. It will feature more than 750 lots of one-of-a-kind and fresh-to-market works of art, prints, furniture, porcelain, textiles, silver, gold and silver jewelry, rugs, collectibles, Asian art and lighting. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Russell Western bronze tops prices realized at Case auction

Detail of Charles Marion Russell’s ‘Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo,’ $72,000
Detail of Charles Marion Russell’s ‘Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo,’ $72,000
Detail of Charles Marion Russell’s ‘Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo,’ $72,000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A 1929 bronze casting of Charles M. Russell’s Smoking with the Spirit of the Buffalo achieved $72,000 at the Winter Case Antiques Auction, which was held January 29-30 by Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals. The Russell bronze was one of many success stories on a day when 97% of lots sold and new art auction records were set for multiple artists.

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William Merritt Chase painting headlines at Roland, Jan. 28-29

William Merritt Chase, ‘Portrait, After Velasquez,’ est. $10,000-$15,000
William Merritt Chase, ‘Portrait, After Velasquez,’ est. $10,000-$15,000
William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916), ‘Portrait, After Velasquez,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions NY will present two days of auctions with its Private Collector Sale on Friday, January 28 at 10 am Eastern time, featuring more than 300 antique through contemporary frames, along with fine art, furniture and rugs, all from the collection of a prominent Manhattan art dealer. In addition, Roland will host its Winter Wonderland Auction on Saturday, January 29 at 10 am Eastern time. It will feature fresh-to-market lots of fine art, furniture, antiques, decorative arts and collectibles gathered from multiple estates in the tri-state area. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Quinn’s Jan. 29 auction features elite consignments from Mid-Atlantic region

Jean Louis Voille (French/Russian, 1744- after 1801), 1792 portrait of Count Paul Alexandrovich Stroganoff (1774-1817). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated. Sight: 23¼ x 18½in. Estimate $10,000-$15,000

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will host its first Fine & Decorative Arts Auction of 2022 on Saturday, January 29, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Spectacular estate jewelry and art lead Case’s Jan. 29-30 auction

Ring with 4.01-carat GIA-certified diamond solitaire, est. $40,000-$44,000
Ring with 4.01-carat GIA-certified diamond solitaire, est. $40,000-$44,000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The forecast is for plenty of ice – as in diamonds – at the upcoming Winter Case Antiques Auction. Jewelry from estate collections headlines the January 29-30 sale, along with a Charles Marion Russell western bronze, Mid-century Modern furniture by Paul Evans and Knoll, and silver by Georg Jensen and Paul Storr. The 1,172-lot auction also features American and European paintings; early Southern decorative arts; historical items and Asian antiques. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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