Antique button mania returns to Lion and Unicorn April 10

Large early 18th-century blue foil-backed butterfly button, estimated at $1,200-$2,500 at Lion and Unicorn.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Some of the world’s most desirable buttons will be offered at Lion and Unicorn on Wednesday, April 10 as part of its Florida Spring Time Antique Button Auction. Low estimates range from $50 to more than $5,000, with bidding available via LiveAuctioneers.

Helpfully tagged as ‘the rarest button in the auction’ is an 18th-century engraved copper example sporting a profile portrait of William of Orange. Although dated 1688, the year of the so-called Glorious Revolution, the button was likely made a century later to mark the anniversary of the Protestant succession. The legend reads Pro Libertate (For Liberty). One of a number of copper pictorials offered from the collection of Harry Case of Missouri, it comes with a mighty estimate of $5,000-$8,000.

Also from the Case collection is a large circa-1790 two-color copper mourning button set with a watercolor-on-ivory scene of a lady by a funerary urn, and a large early 18th-century brass button with a foil-backed reverse-painted image of a butterfly. Both in good condition, they are estimated at $2,000-$4,000 and $1,200-$2,500, respectively.

The National Button Society formed in 1938 and created a series of guidelines for the classification of antique buttons according to size, date, type, and status. All are laid down in the Official NBS Classification System handbook, fondly known as the Blue Book, which is still provided to each new member.

‘Large’ buttons are classified as those measuring between 1.25-1.75in, while ‘Extra-large’ buttons are those that exceed 1.75in. Another prize in the April 10 sale is an extra-large cut brass and steel picture button meticulously worked with a Commedia dell’arte scene of Punchinello and Harlequin. Estimated at $1,000-$2,000, this is the very button pictured in the Big Book of Buttons by Elizabeth Hughes and Marion Lester – the collecting guide that is itself something of a collector’s item.

When the first button collections were formed in the early 20th century, the focus was very much on these deluxe items dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Today, some of the buttons made during the Art Deco period are equally sought after. Estimated at $2,000-$3,500 is a large silver and sepia tinted glass button by René Lalique. Molded with the image of a nymph picking flowers and dubbed Floret, it is one of six button designs Lalique produced.

Robert Bereny Modiano Cigarettes poster leads our five auction highlights

Robert Bereny Poster for Modiano Cigarettes, $16,250

NEWARK, Del. – An original version of one of the great Art Deco posters surfaced at Sapphire Auction Gallery on January 13. The full-size 4ft 1in by 3ft 4in (1.25m by 94cm) Budapest printing of Robert Bereny’s poster for Modiano cigarettes was estimated at $100-$200 but hammered for $13,000 ($16,250 with buyer’s premium) to a buyer using LiveAuctioneers.

Modiano’s campaign for the tobacco in Hungary was famously successful. The brainchild of Sokrates Stavropulos, a Greek art connoisseur who was head of advertising for the Hungarian subsidiary of the Italian firm, he helped Modiano capture a market share of 80% between 1924 and 1930.

Blanketing the entire country with striking posters by avant-garde artists was key to pushing the brand, with Bereny’s 1929 design featuring the diagonal image of a dandy sporting a top hat, monocle and cigarette being the most memorable. Admired then and now well beyond eastern Europe, the image was chosen as the rear cover illustration for the 2013 book The Art Deco Poster by William Crouse.

There are many modern printings of this poster, but the example at Sapphire Auction Gallery, now backed on linen and in decent condition, had the identification points of a period lithograph. They seldom appear on the market, although in 2015, Christie’s sold another of the same size with the condition grade B for £30,000 (about $38,050).

Chinese bleu de Hue Porcelain Dish, $33,280

Chinese bleu de Hue dish made for the Vietnamese court, which hammered for $26,000 and sold for $33,280 with buyer’s premium at Oakridge Auction Gallery.
Chinese bleu de Hue dish made for the Vietnamese court, which hammered for $26,000 and sold for $33,280 with buyer’s premium at Oakridge Auction Gallery.

ASHBURN, Va. – A Chinese blue and white dish, recognized by bidders as a fine example of bleu de Hue porcelain, flew to a hammer price of $26,000 ($33,280 with buyer’s premium) at Oakridge Auction Gallery on January 12. The 6in dish, with buildings and landscape decoration, sold to a bidder via LiveAuctioneers way above its estimate of $100-$200. It was offered without reserve as part of the estate of a San Diego collector who had bought in the 1970s and 1980s.

Vietnamese buyers have sent the best works of art from the tumultuous Le-Trinh (1533-1789), Tay Son (1778–1802) and Nguyen (1802-1945) periods to unchartered territory in recent years. A particular area of collecting focus is the bleu de Hue porcelain that was made in China to Vietnamese designs from the 17th to the early 20th century. Often these pieces (named after Hue, the Nguyen capital and site of the Forbidden Purple City) include the bespoke marks of royal family members and court officials. An influential exhibition titled Signed Porcelains from the Le-Trinh and Nguyen Dynasties was held at the Museum of Royal Antiques of Hue in 2018.

This lobed octagonal dish has a six-character mark to the underside and the protective silver rims of the type that became popular on Vietnamese porcelain in the late 19th century.

The six-character mark to a bleu de Hue dish made for the Vietnamese court, which hammered for $26,000 and sold for $33,280 with buyer’s premium at Oakridge Auction Gallery.
The six-character mark to a bleu de Hue dish made for the Vietnamese court, which hammered for $26,000 and sold for $33,280 with buyer’s premium at Oakridge Auction Gallery.

Helen Frankenthaler, ‘East’, $292,100

‘East,’ a 1974 Color Field painting by Helen Frankenthaler, which hammered for $230,000 and sold for $292,100 at Le Shoppe Auction House.
‘East,’ a 1974 Color Field painting by Helen Frankenthaler, which hammered for $230,000 and sold for $292,100 at Le Shoppe Auction House.

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. – There were 200 bidders watching on LiveAuctioneers when East, an original canvas by Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), was offered at Le Shoppe Auction House on January 14. The 1974 acrylic on canvas came with a full provenance, having been bought from the Robert Miller Gallery in New York in its founding year, 1977. Estimated at $70,000-$105,000, it hammered for $230,000 ($292,100 with buyer’s premium).

Measuring 20in by 2ft 4in, East was a textbook Color Field painting from the period. Starting in the 1960s, Frankenthaler – who began her career exhibiting large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings in the early 1950s – switched from oil paints to acrylic and developed the technique she named ‘soak stain’. Working here on an unprimed canvas with heavily diluted paint, the dominant magenta splash has soaked fully through the canvas.

Signed and dated March 1974, East was sold with a December 1977 letter from Robert Miller, which stated that the painting was part of his personal collection and had come directly from Frankenthaler.

First Edition in Dust Jacket of Agatha Christie’s ‘Dumb Witness,’ $18,000

A 1937 Collins Crime Club copy in dust jacket of Agatha Christie's ‘Dumb Witness,’ which hammered for $15,000 and sold for $18,000 with buyer’s premium at Weiss Auctions.
A 1937 Collins Crime Club copy in dust jacket of Agatha Christie's ‘Dumb Witness,’ which hammered for $15,000 and sold for $18,000 with buyer’s premium at Weiss Auctions.

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An original dust jacket made all the difference when Weiss Auctions offered a first edition copy of Agatha Christie’s Dumb Witness on January 10.

First published in the U.K. by the Collins Crime Club on July 5, 1937, by which time any novel featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was guaranteed a substantial print run, the book itself in its orange cloth is not a great rarity. However, the rust and black pictorial jacket, with its semi-photographic image of an Airedale terrier that is central to the plot, rarely survives. A note on the back reads ‘Agatha Christie’s own dog, Peter, to whom this book is dedicated, posed for photograph on the jacket, but disclaims any connection with the events of the tale.’

The copy offered at Weiss had some small losses to the spine, but the price of 7 shillings and 6 pence remained unclipped. Estimated at $3,000-$5,000, it hammered for $15,000 and sold for $18,000 plus the buyer’s premium.

As a recent price comparison, the copy of Dumb Witness that formed part of Charlie Watts’ large holdings of Agatha Christie first editions sold at £8,500 ($10,825). It was in a dust-stained, price-clipped jacket supplied from another copy but was inscribed by the author to her secretary, amanuensis and close friend Charlotte ‘Carlo’ Fisher.

Dumb Witness was released later in 1937 in the U.S. by Dodd, Mead and Co under the title Poirot Loses a Client with the price set at $2.

René Lalique Bronze, ‘The Kiss’, $20,000

‘The Kiss’, a circa-1900 bronze by Rene Laliqué, which hammered for $16,000 and sold for $20,000 at Lion & Unicorn.
‘The Kiss’, a circa-1900 bronze by Rene Laliqué, which hammered for $16,000 and sold for $20,000 at Lion & Unicorn.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – This small 8in cast bronze relief or architectural element, dating to circa 1900, was designed by Art Nouveau and Art Deco master René Lalique. Titled The Kiss, it depicts a nude couple in a passionate embrace surrounded with deeply carved foliage. It was used as the model for a Lalique brooch cast in gold with the faces carved in ivory. An example can be found in Le Musee Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal.

This piece is one of many recently sold by Lion & Unicorn that were formerly part of the private collection of Marie-Claude Lalique (1935-2002). She was René Lalique’s granddaughter and the last member of the family to run the firm. Offered in Florida as part of a sale titled Opulent Art Glass, Crystal & Ceramic Décor on January 14 with an estimate of $5,000-$8,000, it took $16,000 ($20,000 with buyer’s premium).

Lalique perfume bottles deliver the whole package

A 1924 Rene Lalique perfume bottle, known as A Travers La Voilette, earned $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2021. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction and LiveAuctioneers.

Above: A 1924 René Lalique perfume bottle, known as A Travers La Voilette, earned $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2021. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction via LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Before René Lalique (1860-1945) made his first vessel for noted perfumer Francois Coty in 1907, perfume bottles were commercially produced things to store perfume in, which were typically thrown away after the perfume was used up. In the innovative glassmaker’s hands, however, these receptacles became works of art and gained their own name: flacons, a term describing small decorative bottles that have a stopper or cap. Today, their value lies not in their contents (most collectible bottles are displayed empty, regardless), but in their design.

Lalique and Coty’s work on that first perfume bottle was a game changer. “Their collaboration revolutionized the perfume industry: never before had fragrance bottles been so desirable, so collectible, in their own right. Many were numbered and signed – and fetch heart-stopping prices at auction today,” according to the Perfume Society’s website. Lalique and perfume bottles became synonymous, and by the 1930s, most of Europe’s perfumers were calling on Lalique to create bottles for their fragrances.

A Rene Lalique glass perfume bottle for Pavot, having a frosted flower decoration, realized $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2021. Image courtesy of Richard D. Hatch & Associates and LiveAuctioneers.
A René Lalique glass perfume bottle for Pavot, having a frosted flower decoration, realized $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in August 2021. Image courtesy of Richard D. Hatch & Associates via LiveAuctioneers.

“There is an automatic mystique that comes to mind with the name Lalique. One pictures a frosty acid-finished bottle of unusual form and delicate presentation,” said Ken Leach of Perfume Bottles Auction of New York City. “Following his legendary success at the Paris Exposition of 1900, the Lalique name has been recognized worldwide — synonymous with artistry, imagination, technical execution, and luxury.”

Many of the most desirable Lalique perfume bottles are the early ones, especially those designed by René Lalique himself or clearly made under his guidance. Lalique is known to have collaborated with other glass artists such as Andre Jollivet and Lucien Gaillard, “but I’m certain that he had first and last say on every design issued,” Leach noted. “The earliest experimental bottles by his hand have sold in the six figures, and those of his own inventive molding techniques, dating to 1900 to 1920, typically command higher prices than later models. Results vary depending on if something is rarely seen, or [if] one in complete and untouched condition would appear.”

A 1912 Rene Lalique Oreilles Epines perfume bottle achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction and LiveAuctioneers.
A 1912 René Lalique Oreilles Epines perfume bottle achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction via LiveAuctioneers.

A standout is a 1912 René Lalique Oreilles Epines perfume bottle that attained $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022 at Perfume Bottles Auction. After designing bottles for the perfume industry between 1908 and 1910, Lalique began to design vanity items for his own firm, including perfume bottles. Several were like this one, which had ‘ears,’ or handles, extending from the sides of the main perfume chamber. While Lalique moved to Paris at age two, he was born in Ay in northeastern France and often summered there, instilling in him an appreciation for the natural world. His interest can be seen in his Art Nouveau designs, as embodied by this bottle.

Another angle on a 1912 Rene Lalique Oreilles Epines perfume bottle that achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction and LiveAuctioneers.
Another angle on a 1912 René Lalique Oreilles Epines perfume bottle that achieved $70,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction via LiveAuctioneers.

“The bottle ‘Oreilles epines (Ears with thorns)’ is one of three designs Lalique created in 1912 featuring a unique shape and a molding process of Lalique’s invention, where the conical body was cast with solid protruding handles, or ‘ears’, impressed with entwined thorns, and a separately molded base fused in reheating,” Leach said, adding, “A colored patina was applied to the thorn pattern on the stopper and bottle to accentuate the design.” The brown patina of the thickly molded glass used in this bottle, letting light shine into certain areas, also adds to its naturalistic look and gives it a three-dimensional quality. “Very few of this model are known to exist, which led to a well deserved result,” he said. “This bottle had remained in the same family since it was newly purchased, and it was featured in an episode of Antiques Roadshow.”

Lalique’s interest in natural themes shaped much of his work. “His earliest glass designs incorporate a combined fantasy of classical imagery, mermaids, fairies, foliage, and fauna,” Leach said. “As his contemporaries moved on from the sinuous Art Nouveau style to the static Art Deco, Lalique often clung to his mythical and organically inspired motifs into the 1940s.”

This circa-1912 Rene Lalique clear and frosted glass Fougère perfume bottle made $18,000 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2023. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.
This circa-1912 René Lalique clear and frosted glass Fougère (Ferns) perfume bottle made $18,000 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2023. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions via LiveAuctioneers.

Evocative of the Art Nouveau era is a circa-1912 clear and frosted glass Fougère (Ferns) perfume bottle that brought $18,000 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2023 at Heritage Auctions. Ferns and naturalistic decoration festoon the perfume chamber, and the medallions on each side depict an attractive young woman.

A René Lalique Perroquets (aka Parrots) glass perfume bottle took £15,000 ($19,069) plus the buyer’s premium in July 2021. Image courtesy of Kinghams Auctioneers and LiveAuctioneers.
A René Lalique Perroquets (Parrots) glass perfume bottle took £15,000 ($19,070) plus the buyer’s premium in July 2021. Image courtesy of Kinghams Auctioneers via LiveAuctioneers.

Another Lalique bottle sporting ‘ears’, as does the aforementioned Oreilles Epines flacon, is a Perroquets (Parrots) glass perfume bottle that made £15,000 ($19,070) plus the buyer’s premium in July 2021 at Kinghams Auctioneers. It was designed around 1919 and has a stopper in a fan form. Black stain on the ears enhances and reveals the parrots. According to the auctioneer’s notes, no other example in this design is known.

Also having an Art Deco feel is a circa 1920s-1930s Trois Groupes De Deux Danseuses perfume bottle, which brought $47,500 plus the buyer’s premium at Akiba Galleries in April 2022. It features relief decoration of dancing nude women.

This circa-1920s-1930s René Lalique Trois Groupes De Deux Danseuses perfume bottle brought $47,500 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Akiba Galleries and LiveAuctioneers.
This circa-1920s-1930s René Lalique Trois Groupes De Deux Danseuses perfume bottle brought $47,500 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Akiba Galleries via LiveAuctioneers.

Lalique proved himself a master glassmaker with clever designs such as his 1924 flacon for Isabay’s fragrance A Travers La Voilette, which translates to ‘through the veil.’ This bottle made $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2021 at Perfume Bottles Auction and features clear glass hand-painted on the shoulder and a darker hue near the base. The veil pattern was repeated in the accompanying box.

A 1924 Rene Lalique A Travers La Voilette perfume bottle, along with its original box, earned $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2021. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction and LiveAuctioneers.
A 1924 René Lalique A Travers La Voilette perfume bottle, along with its original box, earned $15,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2021. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction via LiveAuctioneers.

The presence of a Lalique perfume bottle’s original box can enhance the lot, as seen with a 1928 flacon for Canarina Les Yeux Bleus (The Blue Eyes) in blue glass, which was graced with Egyptian-style decoration. The bottle and its embossed paper box made $5,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022 at Perfume Bottles Auction.

A 1928 Lalique flacon for Canarina Les Yeux Bleus, sold together with its embossed box, secured $5,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction and LiveAuctioneers.
A 1928 Lalique flacon for Canarina Les Yeux Bleus (The Blue Eyes), sold together with its embossed box, secured $5,000 plus the buyer’s premium in April 2022. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction via LiveAuctioneers.

Interest in all things Lalique has long been healthy and pronounced, but perfume bottles tend to appeal to a broad audience. “Over my 60-plus years of watching the antiques market cycle through highs and lows, trends and fads, the consistent interest in vintage Lalique glass objects took a turn in the late 1970s from a mostly English and American male-dominated collecting focus of vases and hood ornaments to include a new interest in perfume bottles,” Leach said. “Prices rose significantly as women and Asian collectors stepped into the auction arena.”

Building a Lalique perfume bottle collection is a possibility for every taste and budget. The factory produced bottles for at least 60 perfume companies, some in limited editions and some in massive quantities. “Because of the great variety of choice, prices can range from literally $20 for the beginner to over $100,000 for the sophisticate,” Leach said. “Lalique bottles were so beautifully designed that often they have been kept empty on display all these years.”

Italian Micromosaic Mythical Plaque leads our five top auction results

Circa-1820 Italian micromosaic plaque depicting the mythical tale of the Rape of Europa, which hammered for $13,000 and sold for $16,250 with buyer’s premium at Millea Bros.

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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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BOONTON, N.J. – Estimated at $2,500-$3,500, this micromosaic plaque depicting the Rape of Europa hammered for $13,000 and sold for $16,250 with buyer’s premium as part of Millea Bros.‘ three-day sale on November 15-17.

Dated circa 1820, the central scene, depicting the Phoenician princess’s abduction by Zeus, is one based on Michelangelo Maestri’s influential series of gouache drawings of the frescoes of Pompeii. The painstaking and meticulous decoration is probably from the workshop of the virtuoso Antonio Aguatti. Considered the most talented mosaicist of his time, in 1810 his work was awarded a gold medal at the Capitoline exhibition of Roman Works of Art and Industry, held at the Campidoglio, and from 1832 until his death in 1846 he was professor of ‘mosaico in piccolo’ at the Vatican workshops.

Aguatti based his distinctive palette of glass tesserae – bold reds, blues and yellows set against a contrasting white ground – on the frescoes uncovered at Herculaneum and Pompeii in the 18th century.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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GLENVIEW, Ill. – For René Lalique, glass-making represented a second career. He had already proved himself a superb artist-jeweler but, as the fashion for Art Nouveau peaked, Lalique changed mediums and began to produce bespoke glass bottles for a near neighbor on the Place Vendôme in Paris. The bottles he made for François Coty are some of the very first experiments in commercial perfume bottle manufacture.

Perfume bottles remained an important part of his range into the 1920 and 1930s. The sale at Meadow Lane Auctions on November 19 included several examples, among them a Bouquet de Faunes bottle made circa 1925 for Guerlian. There are multiple versions of this bottle, including a later issue from the post-war era, but this was an early example and in splendid condition. It came sealed with the original paper label to the stopper and the original packaging still intact. Hard to find a better example, it hammered for $6,000 and sold for $7,500 with buyer’s premium against an estimate of $200-$500.

Estimated at $800-$1,200, hammered at $12,000 and sold for $15,000 with buyer’s premium was a rare bottle from the Lalique factory line. The Satyre, issued circa 1933, has an elongated stopper decorated as a mythological figure with a long beard and horns. Model No. 527 in the Felix Marcilhac’s Lalique catalogue raisonné, this is a bottle that has sold for close to $20,000 in previous auctions.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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LONDON – Although originally training as a goldsmith, Dirck Van Rijswijck (1596-1679) developed his own characteristic style using less rarefied material. While working in Antwerp, he perfected an idiosyncratic technique using engraved mother-of-pearl, bone and hardstone inlays to create floral still life subjects. The natural variations in the shell and stone were used to suggest the colors and surface textures of the various flowers.

These Baroque curiosities are rare at auction, but a fine example was offered by Bonhams as part of its November 21 sale of the single-owner collection of Cornelis Paulus van Pauwvliet. He collected for close to 50 years, furnishing an Amsterdam home just a stone’s throw from the Rijksmuseum, with English and Dutch works of art from the 17th century to the late 19th century.

Van Pauwvliet had bought this 6 by 4.5in (15 by 12cm) panel from London dealership Jeremy in the 1990s (it had previously sold at Sotheby’s in Monaco). Depicting a floral garland with a butterfly and a variegated stone tabletop with a dragonfly and a squirrel, it is signed and dated to the left-hand corner within a paper scroll reading Dirck Van Riswick, Invenit e Fecit, AD 1665.

One of many well-received items in the £2.86 million Pauwvliet sale, it was estimated at £12,000-£18,000, hammered for £40,000 and sold for £51,200 ($65,000) with buyer’s premium. As the item was brought into the U.K. from Holland for sale, import VAT (value-added tax) of 5% was due on the hammer price.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – This extraordinary Tiffany & Co. silver and mixed metal presentation cup has many of the characteristics of the firm’s chief designer and director of its silver works, Edward Chandler Moore (1827-1891). Similar pieces mixing a broad range of different decorative vocabularies were exhibited by Tiffany at international exhibitions in the last quarter of the 19th century. Moore was himself a great collector (he left his huge holdings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and he brought his deep knowledge of Islamic and Far Eastern design to bear on his work.

Dating from circa 1885, this 11in-tall and 83oz trophy combines the inlaying and patination techniques he had learned from Japanese metal-working with a form and geometric decoration borrowed from Pueblo pottery. The three naturalistic buffalo head and hoof legs decoration are a very much an addition characteristic of the Gilded Age.

To the gold-wash interior is the inscription Catharine Lorillard Wolfe To Clarence Cecil Pell Nov. 15th 1885 that documents its commission.

Catharine Wolfe (1828-1887), the daughter of a New York merchant and one of the heirs to the Lorillard Tobacco fortune, inherited $12 million (something close to $300 million in today’s money) in 1872. She combined art collecting with philanthropy and made two major bequests to the Met. Clarence Pell (1885-1964) of Newport, Rhode Island, who was evidently given this piece as a christening gift, was also a member of the Lorillard family, which sold cigarettes under the brand names Newport, Maverick, Old Gold, Kent, True, Satin, and Max.

The presentation cup appeared for sale in the capital of Minnesota on the first of two days of selling at Revere Auctions on November 14-15. With a clean bill of health – it had no dents, major scratches or signs of restoration – it was estimated at $5,000-$10,000, but found sufficient admirers to sell for $44,000 ($55,000 including buyer’s premium).
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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BRANFORD, Conn. – Malaria has been a plague on human populations for millennia, mostly transmitted through mosquito bites and resulting in terrible fevers, chills and occasionally death.

As a staunch prohibitionist, E. W. Grove was an unlikely patent medicine creator and salesman, as most so-called ‘cures’ of the day were largely alcoholic in nature. But his 1878 malarial treatment (and not ‘cure’), Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic, contained no alcohol, instead relying on a suspension of lemon-flavored syrup to mask the bitter taste of cinchonine, a derivative of quinine that involves alkaloids extracted from powered cinchona bark.

It was a huge seller and an internationally known product, and was even used by the British Army for malarial exposure in jungle climates. Grove’s advertising often relied on the anthropomorphic pig with a child’s head and the slogan “makes children & adults as fat as pigs,” perhaps in reference to the weight loss commonly suffered by malarial patients.

This early example of Grove advertising almost has a folk-art feel to it; later pig/child depictions are far more refined and standardized, dating this possibly to the late 1870s or early 1880s. Estimated at only $400-$800 at New England Auction – Fred Giampietro, floor and internet bidders battled all the way to a final hammer price of $6,500, or $8,320 with buyer’s premium, as part of the November 16 Collection of Peter Brams & Discovery Auction.
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Six pieces of Lalique cire perdue glass presented at Lyon and Turnbull Oct. 26

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LONDON — Lyon & Turnbull’s Thursday, October 26 Lalique sale includes six of the rare pieces made using the cire perdue technique. In contrast to René Lalique’s (1860-1945) production line molded glass, which was made in multiples, his cire perdue works are typically unique. The sale is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

The cire perdue (or lost wax) technique was commonly used for casting bronze, but Lalique discovered it worked equally well for the making of glass. The process involves creating a model in wax that melts as molten metal is poured into the mold.

Cire perdue glass is characterized by the absence of mold marks and often irregular and textured surfaces punctuated by lines caused by cooling. Typically, fingerprints are also visible, providing a direct link to the artist.

Between 1913 and 1932, Lalique, with the input of the sculptor Maurice Bergelin, executed nearly 650 glass vases, bowls and decorative objects using the cire perdue technique. Occasionally, half a dozen casts might be made, but the majority of the objects were one-offs.

The six cire perdue lots offered on October 26 are topped by a trio of vases — among the most desirable of all Lalique glass pieces. Estimated at £30,000-£50,000 ($36,600-$61,000) is a 7in sepia-stained vase designed in 1921 that features a frieze of anemones to the base, while the Deux Grenouilles vase from 1912, modeled with two frog heads as handles, carries an estimate of £25,000-£35,000 ($30,500-42,700). Algues et Flots, featuring five bands of aquatic weeds and air bubbles and designed in 1919, has an estimate of £20,000-£25,000 ($24,400-$30,500).
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Lalique Algues Et Flots cire perdue vase, estimated at £20,000-£25,000 ($24,400-$30,500) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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Lalique Frise Anémone Ajournées cire perdue vase, estimated at £30,000-£50,000 ($36,600-$61,000) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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Lalique Deux Grenoulles cire perdue vase, estimated at £25,000-£35,000 ($30,500-42,700) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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Lalique Fougeres vase, estimated at £3,000-£5,000 ($3,660-$6,100) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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Lalique Acanthes vase, estimated at £6,000-£8,000 ($7,320-$9,760) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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Lalique Perruches vase, estimated at £8,000-£12,000 ($9,760-$14,640) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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Lalique Picardie vase, estimated at £15,000-£20,000 ($18,300-$24,400) at Lyon & Turnbull.
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‘Pursuit of Beauty’ features American and French Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces at Heritage Oct. 26

R. Lalique clear glass Cinq Chevaux mascot (aka hood ornament), estimated at $7,000-$9,000 at Heritage Auctions.

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DALLAS — Heritage Auctions explores the creative bonds between American and French designers during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods with Pursuit of Beauty, a 475-lot event featuring the biggest names in period design on Thursday, October 26. The catalog is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

In the early 1900s, the United States and France were both at the top of their design games, with Tiffany Studios going head to head with titans such as R. Lalique and Daum. The result was a stunning array of objects that now fascinate collectors worldwide.

“I am, along with Nick Dawes, Heritage’s senior vice president of special collections, honored to present our third Pursuit of Beauty auction of 2023 — our most successful year to date,” said Heritage’s Director of Decorative Arts and Design Samantha Robinson. “This auction features a wide variety of fresh-to-market treasures drawn primarily from private collections and estates.”

From the American side comes this beautiful circa-1905 Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze jeweled geometric table lamp. Both its shade and base are accented with matching rows of blue favrile “jewels” — iridescent cabochons that evoke blue, gray and black sea pearls. It is estimated at $60,000-$80,000.

Beyond lamps, Tiffany Studios also pursued art glass, such as this circa-1899 Cypriote favrile glass vase, produced immediately before the firm’s Grand Prix-winning presentation at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Cypriote glass was inspired by ancient Cyprian glass artifacts excavated by Luigi Palma di Cesnola in the 1860s, with the bubbled and pockmarked texture characteristic of the Tiffany Studios line. It carries an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

Heritage’s entries from France are equally impressive. A Cinq Chevaux mascot, aka hood ornament from René Lalique, a design from circa 1925, is a stunning example of Art Deco, featuring five rearing horses in clear glass. It is estimated at $7,000-$9,000.

An R. Lalique electric blue glass Poissons vase, its design dating to circa 1921, is in nearly perfect original condition and comes from a Bel Air, California estate. It is estimated at $12,000-$16,000.
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Tiffany Studios leaded glass and patinated bronze jeweled geometric table lamp, estimated at $60,000-$80,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Tiffany Studios Cypriote favrile glass vase, estimated at $10,000-$15,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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R. Lalique clear glass Cinq Chevaux mascot (aka hood ornament), estimated at $7,000-$9,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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R. Lalique electric blue glass Poissons vase, estimated at $12,000-$16,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Circa-1935 Charles Robinson Sykes ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ gilt bronze, estimated at $12,000-$18,000 at Heritage Auctions.
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Marie-Claude won the battle of the Laliques at Lion and Unicorn

Unique mixed-media three-panel screen by Marie-Claude Lalique, which sold for $24,000 ($30,000 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In a sale drawn on the collection of the late Marie-Claude Lalique (1935-2003), the granddaughter of the famed French jewelry designer and glass artisan came out on top. The 271-lot auction, held at Lion and Unicorn on September 10, featured pieces by René Lalique, Marc Lalique (René’s son and Marie-Claude’s father), and Marie-Claude Lalique, who was the last member of the family to run the firm.

The overall top lot was a unique piece handmade and signed by Marie-Claude. The three-panel 80in-tall screen with a mixed media image of glass flowers on a wooden frame with brass hardware achieved $24,000 ($30,000 with buyer’s premium)

The René Lalique lot that commanded the highest sum was not a surprise. A molded plaque of a woman’s face in frosted and clear glass, believed to have been made to grace an interior of the Cote d’Azur Pullman Express luxury train, realized $8,250 ($10,312 with buyer’s premium).

And the highest price for a Marc Lalique piece went to a pair of fogged crystal wall sconces with oak leaf-form tops that can be detached from their crystal and metal bases. The pair earned $5,000 ($6,250 with buyer’s premium).

Many other lots from the Marie-Claude Lalique collection did well, and some were welcome surprises. It’s possible that the same bidder secured a set of four Lalique owl-motif lowball glasses and also a group of three other Lalique owl-motif lowball glasses. Each lot was estimated at $200-$800 and they respectively sold for $2,200 ($2,750 with buyer’s premium) and $1,300 ($1,625 with buyer’s premium).

Also posting head-turning results were a Lalique crystal figure of a Sumatra elephant that earned $2,000 ($2,500 with buyer’s premium) and a Lalique amber crystal lion figure dating to circa 2018 that brought $1,700 ($2,135 with buyer’s premium).

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Unique mixed-media three-panel screen by Marie-Claude Lalique, which sold for $24,000 ($30,000 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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Detail of unique mixed-media three-panel screen by Marie-Claude Lalique, which sold for $24,000 ($30,000 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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A clear and frosted glass plaque of a woman’s face by René Lalique, probably made for the interior of the Cote d’Azur Pullman Express train, which sold for $8,250 ($10,312 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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Pair of fogged crystal oak leaf-form wall sconces by Marc Lalique, which sold for $5,000 ($6,250 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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Four-piece owl-motif set of Lalique lowball glasses, which sold for $2,200 ($2,750 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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Lalique crystal Sumatra elephant figure, which sold for $2,000 ($2,500 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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Circa-2018 amber crystal sculpture of a Bamara lion by Marie-Claude Lalique, which sold for $1,700 ($2,135 with buyer’s premium) at Lion and Unicorn.
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‘One Hundred Chrysanthemums’ leads our five lots to watch

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[av_heading heading=’Keika Hasegawa’s ‘One Hundred Chrysanthemums’ Woodcuts’ tag=’h1′ style=’blockquote elegant-quote elegant-centered’ subheading_active=” show_icon=” icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’ size=’22’ av-desktop-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” subheading_size=” av-desktop-font-size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” icon_size=” av-desktop-font-size-1=” av-medium-font-size-1=” av-small-font-size-1=” av-mini-font-size-1=” color=” custom_font=” subheading_color=” seperator_color=” icon_color=” margin=’,,35px,’ av-desktop-margin=” av-desktop-margin_sync=’true’ av-medium-margin=” av-medium-margin_sync=’true’ av-small-margin=’,,20px,’ av-mini-margin=” av-mini-margin_sync=’true’ headline_padding=” headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-desktop-headline_padding=” av-desktop-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-medium-headline_padding=” av-medium-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-small-headline_padding=” av-small-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-mini-headline_padding=” av-mini-headline_padding_sync=’true’ padding=’10’ av-desktop-padding=” av-medium-padding=” av-small-padding=” av-mini-padding=” icon_padding=’10’ av-desktop-icon_padding=” av-medium-icon_padding=” av-small-icon_padding=” av-mini-icon_padding=” link=” link_target=” title_attr=” id=” custom_class=” template_class=” av_uid=’av-lmt1w1hr’ sc_version=’1.0′ admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading]

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BOSTON – The late 19th-century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma. Little has been published regarding her dates of birth and death, her training, her wider oeuvre or her processes as a printmaker. Most museums record only that the artist was “active circa 1893-1905.” However, one of Keika’s works is very well known – her three-volume book of woodcuts depicting chrysanthemums, the official flower of Japan.

One Hundred Chrysanthemums was printed in 1893. The flower had been the focus of centuries of Japanese cultivation and by the late 19th century, hundreds of new varieties had been created, some with super-sized blooms. Demonstrating great powers of observation, Keika gave at least a page to each one, and in the second volume sometimes depicts a flower across two pages.

Given their decorative qualities, many copies of One Hundred Chrysanthemums have been broken up over the years to create sets of framed botanical prints. However, the full three intact volumes published by Yamada Naosaburo will be offered at Bonhams Skinner in Boston as part of the firm’s Asian Works of Art auction that runs online until Tuesday, October 17. It is estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This wooden spoon worked with a recumbent fox is thought to have been carved by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) while he was living in Tahiti. When last sold by Christie’s New York in 2016, the work was to be included in the Paul Gauguin catalogue raisonne, and it goes to auction with a letter dated 2013 from the Wildenstein Institute.

Attempting to reject “the influence of civilization” in his art and abandoning any effort to be a family man, Gauguin first traveled to French Polynesia in 1891. His claims to have discovered some kind of erotic idyll there are perhaps referenced in this spoon. The fox is a symbol of lasciviousness, and Gauguin himself referred to the fox as “the Indian symbol of perversity.”

The carved wooden spoon will appear at CRN Auctions on Sunday, October 1 with an estimate of $8,000-$10,000.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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CLINTONDALE, N.Y. — It is the trilogy of fights between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that made the 1970s the Golden Age of heavyweight boxing. Perhaps the least-known of the three contests is the second Super Fight II, fought at Madison Square Garden in January 1974 in between the Fight of the Century in 1971 and the Thrilla in Manila in 1975.

By a unanimous decision, Ali went on to avenge his loss to Frazier three years earlier (his first professional defeat) though Smokin’ Joe and many of his supporters still contend that he was robbed by the judges’ decision.

This original red, black and yellow cardboard poster for the contest, known as Fight II, The Big Fight Everyone Is Waiting To See, is properly marked Litho’d by Passantino Printing Co. of New York City at the lower right. It has an estimate of $300-$500 and is part of the Estate Fine Art and Antique Online Auction at Kensington Estate Auction on Monday, October 2.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Having enjoyed a triumph with its September 10 sale from the collection of the late Marie-Claude Lalique, Lion and Unicorn is preparing to deliver round two on Sunday, October 8.

Among the offerings in the 305-lot sale is a circa-1895 preparatory drawing of a design for a pen and inkwell by René Lalique, Marie-Claude’s grandfather. In the mid-1890s, René was best-known as a jewelry designer, and was years away from shifting his focus to glass. The graphite, India ink and gouache on BFK Rives brown paper captures him in the act of thinking through the details of a potential new product.

It is one of four René Lalique original drawings in the October 8 sale, and it carries the highest estimate, at $3,000-$5,000. The previous Lion and Unicorn auction from Marie-Claude Lalique’s collection also included four original René Lalique drawings. All four offered on September 10 hammered within or slightly above their estimates.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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BERKELEY, Calif. – The world of book-publishing is fraught, perilous, and comes with no guarantees of best-sellers or riches. But every now and again, a publisher knows in their bones that they have spotted a great new literary talent, and they push all their chips into the center of the table, certain of victory.

Charles Henry Webb clearly felt that way about The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches, which he released under his eponymous imprint in 1867. To be fair, it didn’t take a genius to see that it would find an audience. The book was a collection of short stories by the rising author Mark Twain, all of which appeared previously in magazines or newspapers.

C.H. Webb displayed his faith in the writer by gracing the cover of the book – the first credited to Mark Twain – with the stamped gilt image of a leaping frog that was repeated, ungilded, on the back cover. That shiny little decorative flourish would not have been cheap, and would not have been accorded to almost any other novice author.

The Thursday, October 5 PBA Galleries sale Fine Press & Bindings-Illustrated Antiquarian features a first edition, first printing of this coveted book that announced the arrival of Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens. It carries an estimate of $7,000-$10,000.
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The last Lalique’s personal collection heads to Lion and Unicorn Sept. 10

Original René Lalique frosted and clear glass plaque, believed to have been made for the Cote D’Azur Pullman Express train, estimated at $5,000-$8,000 at Lion and Unicorn.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Marie-Claude Lalique (1935-2003) was the daughter of Marc Lalique and the granddaughter of René Lalique. She was the last member of her family to run the company before she sold it in 1994, so, unsurprisingly, her personal collection is full of great Lalique pieces – some of which she made. On Sunday, September 10, Lion and Unicorn will sell 272 lots from her collection, which is rich in jewelry, decorative arts and furniture by all three generations of Laliques. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Certain to be of interest is an original René Lalique decorative molded glass plaque of a woman’s face, believed to have been created for the interiors of the Cote D’Azur Pullman Express luxury train. Lalique was commissioned to fashion interior design elements, decorative pieces, lighting and glassware for the train, which debuted at precisely the wrong time, in late 1929, but managed to limp along during the Great Depression until mid-1932. It is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.

Also demanding mention are a quintet of cast metal works by René Lalique, all dating to circa 1900 and four of which have never been offered at auction. Perhaps the most intriguing of the bunch is a 12in relief of a standing male nude who cradles a female nude in his arms. The metalwork also has five protruding pieces of the sort designed to attach it to a second mold. That particular piece, which appears as lot 45, has an estimate of $6,000-$10,000.

Marie-Claude’s own talents are ably represented across the September 10 lineup, led by a circa-1994 artist’s test vase in frosted crystal. Decorated with Greco-Roman figures and standing 11.5in tall, it is estimated at $10,000-$20,000.

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Original René Lalique frosted and clear glass plaque, believed to have been made for the Cote D’Azur Pullman Express train, estimated at $5,000-$8,000 at Lion and Unicorn.
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Circa-1990 Three Lioness crystal coffee table by Lalique, estimated at $8,000-$12,000 at Lion and Unicorn.
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Circa-1994 frosted crystal artist’s test vase by Marie-Claude Lalique, estimated at $10,000-$20,000 at Lion and Unicorn.
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Circa-1900 cast relief metal sculpture by René Lalique, estimated at $6,000-$10,000 at Lion and Unicorn.
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Lalique crystal fish figurines, 23 in all and each signed ‘Lalique France,’ in an original Lalique display tank, estimated at $3,000-$5,000 at Lion and Unicorn.
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Stay tuned: spectacular Art Deco radio to entertain at Dec. 21 sale

Sparton Model 500C Cloisonne Catalin radio, estimated at $17,000-$20,000
Sparton Model 500C Cloisonne Catalin radio, estimated at $17,000-$20,000
Sparton Model 500C Cloisonne Catalin radio, estimated at $17,000-$20,000

NEW YORK – A Rene Lalique chandelier, a hand-carved American eagle oak wall sconce, and a gorgeous Art Deco radio should rank among the top lots at Jasper52’s Decorative Arts, Collectibles, and More! auction, which will take place on Wednesday, December 21 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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