Haring work on paper leads choices at Crescent City, Jan. 20-21

1987 untitled acrylic on paper by Keith Haring, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

1987 untitled acrylic on paper by Keith Haring, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

NEW ORLEANS – Original paintings by renowned American artists Keith Haring (1958-1990) and George Louis Viavant (1872-1925), an 89-piece set of Herend porcelain dinnerware and a 110-piece sterling flatware set by Gorham-Alvin are a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Winter Estates Auction, slated for Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21. The auction, starting at 10 am Central time both days, presents nearly 1,000 choice lots in a wide variety of collecting categories. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Let Jasper52 set your table with exclusive sterling silver, Nov. 30

One from a set of 10 serving trays by French silversmith Alphonse Debain, estimated at $34,000-$41,000
One from a set of 10 serving trays by French silversmith Alphonse Debain, estimated at $34,000-$41,000
One from a set of 10 serving trays by French silversmith Alphonse Debain, estimated at $34,000-$41,000

NEW YORK – A group of 10 serving trays by Alphonse Debain; a 298-piece flatware set by Boin-Taburet, offered with a 15-piece serving platter set; and a late 19th-century eight-piece tea and coffee set by Emile Puiforcat will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Exclusive Sterling Silver Auction, which will be conducted Wednesday, November 30, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.Continue reading

Sterling silver flatware keeps on serving

This 244-piece sterling silver flatware set by Tiffany & Co. in the ‘English King’ pattern, sold for $40,000 at A.B. Levy’s Palm Beach in February 2013. Prices do not include the buyer’s premium. Photo courtesy of A.B. Levy’s Palm Beach and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — The appeal of buying antiques lies in their quality craftsmanship and the history each object holds and the stories it tells. This is especially true with sterling silver flatware, which continues to entice collectors.

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