On May 18, a vase created for the court of the Qianlong Emperor will be offered with an estimate of £100,000-£150,000.

Colossal Qianlong Imperial Vase in spotlight at Dreweatts’ May 18 auction

 

On May 18, a vase created for the court of the Qianlong Emperor will be offered with an estimate of £100,000-£150,000.

On May 18, a vase created for the court of the Qianlong Emperor will be offered with an estimate of £100,000-£150,000.

LONDON – Dreweatts will feature an exceptionally rare Chinese vase, created in the 18th century for the court of the Qianlong Emperor and estimated at £100,000-£150,000, in its Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Part 1) auction on Wednesday, May 18. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Joseph Richardson Sr., American (Philadelphia 1711-1784), the Hannah Emelen Logan teapot, c. 1745. American, silver and wood, 14cm (5 1/2in.), 539 g. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, the Pollack collection, gift of Daniel A. Pollack AB ’60 and Susan F. Pollack AB ’64, 2020.199

Harvard Art Museums receive American silver gift

Joseph Richardson Sr., American (Philadelphia 1711-1784), the Hannah Emelen Logan teapot, c. 1745. American, silver and wood, 14cm (5 1/2in.), 539 g. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, the Pollack collection, gift of Daniel A. Pollack AB ’60 and Susan F. Pollack AB ’64, 2020.199

Joseph Richardson Sr., American (Philadelphia 1711-1784), the Hannah Emelen Logan teapot, c. 1745. American, silver and wood, 14cm (5 1/2in.), 539 g. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, the Pollack collection, gift of Daniel A. Pollack AB ’60 and Susan F. Pollack AB ’64, 2020.199

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard Art Museums have received a gift of 21 works of 18th-century American silver from the collection of Daniel A. Pollack and Susan F. Pollack. The gift comprises a range of vessels and table implements intended for domestic use, including cups, bowls, spoons, tankards and teapots crafted by noted silversmiths from Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

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Lobster dish, Minton Ceramics Manufactory, artist Matilda Charsley. Majolica, designed 1868. Courtesy the Walters Art Museum, photo credit Bruce White

Majolica Mania bewitches at Walters Art Museum

Lobster dish, Minton Ceramics Manufactory, artist Matilda Charsley. Majolica, designed 1868. Courtesy the Walters Art Museum, photo credit Bruce White

Lobster dish, Minton Ceramics Manufactory, artist Matilda Charsley. Majolica, designed 1868. Courtesy the Walters Art Museum, photo credit Bruce White

BALTIMORE — The Walters Art Museum transports visitors back to the Victorian era with Majolica Mania, an exhibition that highlights the beauty and inventiveness of a once wildly popular ceramic with ties to Baltimore. Majolica Mania opens March 13 and is on view through August 7. Admission is free.

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Expert spots rare Fabergé jade T-rex in Nov. 7 auction catalog

Fabergé carved nephrite jade figure of a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur with rose-cut diamond eyes. Measures 4in high by 5.5in wide. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Clarke Auction Gallery

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – A rare Fabergé jade carving of a Tyrannosaurus rex is headed to auction on November 7.

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Two silver camp cups used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War will go to auction July 29.

Revolutionary War silver cups used by George Washington head to auction

Two silver camp cups used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War will go to auction July 29.

Two silver camp cups used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War will go to auction July 29.

LOS ANGELES – George Washington’s silver camp cups that he used while Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War will be auctioned on July 29.
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Majolica Vase by Joseph S. Mayer, Trenton. Image courtesy Bard Graduate Center

Potteries of Trenton Society lecture returns for 2021

Majolica Vase by Joseph S. Mayer, Trenton. Image courtesy Bard Graduate Center

Majolica vase by Joseph S. Mayer, Trenton. Image courtesy Bard Graduate Center

NEW YORK – After having to postpone their 2020 lecture event due to COVID-19 the Potteries of Trenton Society is pleased to announce their 2021 annual ceramics lecture, “Trenton’s Majolica Mania,” to be held Saturday, April 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, as a free online webinar. Read more

Rare shooting gallery target a hit at Milestone Auctions

The 1880s iron shooting gallery figure has carved wooden arms and a metal drum. Shooters aimed at the round bull’s-eye on the drummer’s left shoulder. Image courtesy of Milestone Auctions.

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – As the old Dire Straits song goes, “Sometimes you’re the Louisville Slugger … Sometimes you’re the ball.” Milestone Auction’s January 30 Premier Firearms Auction boasted three guns that sold in excess of $20,000, however, the lot that shot to the top of prices realized in the $1.5 million sale wasn’t a gun but a rare shooting gallery target that sold for $27,000, inclusive of the buyer’s premium. The backup bid was placed through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rare gold coin sells for $9.36 million at Texas auction

The New York-style Brasher Doubloon sold on Jan. 21, 2021 by Heritage Auctions for $9.36 million. Photo by NGC Photo Vision

DALLAS (AP) – A rare gold coin made by a noted craftsman in New York in 1787 has sold at auction in Dallas for $9.36 million.

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Virginia museum seeks information about pre-Civil War coverlet

Montgomery Museum Curator Sherry Wyatt drapes what’s believed to be a slave-made coverlet on a period loom where it will be displayed as part of a new exhibit. Image courtesy of the Montgomery Museum

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – A story and a handwoven coverlet are all that bear witness to the life of an unnamed woman who lived as a slave on a Montgomery County plantation sometime about 1850.

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Count Palatine 18th-century seal up for auction at Fellows July 23

The 18th century seal with the coat of arms of Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrucken-Birkenfield. Fellows image

BIRMINGHAM, UK – Fellows Auctioneers’ Fine Jewelry sale on Thursday, July 23, contains an 18th century seal with the coat of arms of Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrucken-Birkenfield (1724-1767). Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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