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Gorham five-piece silver tea and coffee service with matching tray, $31,500

Silver, furniture and Andrew Clemens sand bottles ruled the day at Hindman

Gorham five-piece silver tea and coffee service with matching tray, $31,500

Gorham five-piece silver tea and coffee service with matching tray, $31,500

CINCINNATI – A striking selection of 18th- and 19th-century silver and furniture achieved exceptional prices during the March 30th American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction at Hindman. Queen Anne, Chippendale and Federal furniture sold for strong prices, and music players also caught the attention of bidders. Additional top lots included four Andrew Clemens sand bottles that displayed the development of the renowned artist’s craft. A painting by William B.T. Trego depicting General Custer leading his men on horseback, from the collection of the Bloomington Public Library in Bloomington, Illinois, was another important lot. For years, the painting was believed to be completely lost.

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John Bridge silver covered tureen on stand, estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Choice silver should bring hefty sums at Heritage, Nov. 15

John Bridge silver covered tureen on stand, estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

John Bridge silver covered tureen on stand, estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ November 15 Silver & Vertu Signature® Auction is a celebration of expert silversmithing. From works by English greats such as John Samuel Hunt and John Bridge to American masters Gorham Mfg. Co. and Tiffany & Co., the auction teems with exquisitely detailed examples from some of the most notable names in silver. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Large antique sterling silver basket, est. $2,000-$2,500

Jasper52 showcases Antique to Modern Sterling Silver, Sept. 14

Large antique sterling silver basket, est. $2,000-$2,500

Large antique sterling silver basket, est. $2,000-$2,500

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, September 14, starting at 3 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Antique to Modern Sterling Silver, consisting of precisely 133 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ralph Cahoon, ‘Mermaids with Flags,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

Nantucket’s art bounty comes to auction at Rafael Osona, Aug. 6-7

Ralph Cahoon, ‘Mermaids with Flags,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

Ralph Cahoon, ‘Mermaids with Flags,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

NANTUCKET, Mass. – Rafael Osona’s highly regarded annual August auction is certain to please. Taking place on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, the more than 800 lots include Ralph Cahoon paintings, Stephen Swift furniture, a 19th-century Nantucket navigational chart, fine silver and antique furniture, scrimshaw and other handiworks of whalemen and a generous selection of fine art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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A Borden’s ice cream porcelain double-sided neon sign achieved $27,000 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2022. Image courtesy of Rockabilly Auction Company and LiveAuctioneers.

Collectors eagerly scoop up ice cream memorabilia

 

A Borden’s ice cream porcelain double-sided neon sign achieved $27,000 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2022. Image courtesy of Rockabilly Auction Company and LiveAuctioneers.

A Borden’s ice cream porcelain double-sided neon sign achieved $27,000 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2022. Image courtesy of Rockabilly Auction Company and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — July is National Ice Cream month in the United States, where the average American eats about 20 pounds of the frozen treat annually. Ice cream has come a long way since Alexander the Great reportedly enjoyed eating snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. More than 1,000 flavors of ice cream can be had today, from staples such as vanilla and chocolate to decidedly non-traditional and aggressively palate-challenging flavors such as garlic and pizza.

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Wealth of fine art choices at Ahlers & Ogletree, June 9-11

 

Sophie Ryder, ‘Minotaur Sniffing a Daisy,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

Sophie Ryder, ‘Minotaur Sniffing a Daisy,’ est. $10,000-$15,000

ATLANTA – Ahlers & Ogletree’s three-session Fine Estates & Collections auction, June 9-11, will be a feast for the eyes and a veritable trip around the world for bidders looking to add quality items to their homes or collections. Start times all three days are 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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A mid-18th-century Belgian silver chocolate pot by Jacobus van de Vyvere brought $5,204 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2017. Image courtesy of Dreweatts Donnington Priory and LiveAuctioneers.

Chocolate pots hit the sweet spot with collectors

A mid-18th-century Belgian silver chocolate pot by Jacobus van de Vyvere brought $5,204 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2017. Image courtesy of Dreweatts Donnington Priory and LiveAuctioneers.

A mid-18th-century Belgian silver chocolate pot by Jacobus van de Vyvere brought $5,204 plus the buyer’s premium in March 2017. Image courtesy of Dreweatts Donnington Priory and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Chocolate has been a delicacy for centuries, enjoyed around the world in a range of treats, from truffles to pudding to cookies and cakes. Its simplest and most enjoyable form is also its earliest: a hot drink. Fine dining demands all manner of specialized serving pieces, so, unsurprisingly, a canny silversmith designed the chocolate pot, a vessel exclusively for melting and serving chocolate.

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Clementine Hunter, ‘Hauling Cotton,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Crescent City Auction presents important estate holdings, Jan. 21-22

Clementine Hunter, ‘Hauling Cotton,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

Clementine Hunter, ‘Hauling Cotton,’ est. $3,000-$5,000

NEW ORLEANS – Crescent City Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with an Important Winter Estates Auction, scheduled for the weekend of January 21 and 22. Start times are 11 am Central time on Day 1 and 10 am Central time on Day 2. More than 800 lots will be offered during the two-day sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tiffany & Co. covered tureen, est. $5,000-$7,000

Premier silver from curator’s collection to star at Heritage, Nov. 16

Tiffany & Co. covered tureen, est. $5,000-$7,000

Tiffany & Co. covered tureen, est. $5,000-$7,000

DALLAS – Soon, silver lovers the world over will have a chance to own a portion of Dr. Charles Venable’s venerable collection as 100 pieces from his treasured assemblage go up for sale in Heritage Auctions’ Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu Signature® Auction on Nov. 16. Though the items in the diverse sale range from trays, tureens and tea sets to sauce boats, butter pats and even a whiskey flask and toast rack, they all have one thing in common: Each is an extraordinary example of an otherwise ordinary object. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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