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Cartoonist put politics to one side

31 October 2022

Much, much earlier than most other entries in a comics and comic art sale that ran at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) from September 30 to October 2 were examples of the work of Winsor McCay (c.1866-67-1934), who was well known as an accomplished editorial and political cartoonist and for his work in the world of animation and cartoon strips.

Rubens

Rediscovered Rubens painting to be auctioned following divorce by US collectors

26 October 2022

A rediscovered Rubens and nine other Baroque paintings will be offered at Sotheby’s New York in January.

Cabinet

Getty cabinet one of most expensive pieces of English furniture ever sold

24 October 2022

A George III mahogany china cabinet became one of the most expensive pieces of English furniture ever sold when it took $2.2m (£2m) during the opening salvos of Christie’s New York sale of the Ann and Gordon Getty collection.

Roseberys' Asian art team

New faces at Roseberys, Phillips and Christie’s plus a new dealership

19 October 2022

Five new specialists at Roseberys are among the latest recruitment news.

William Reese Company

Book dealer William Reese bought in UK/US deal

10 October 2022

Two leading book dealers have come together to jointly buy the eponymous William Reese Company and its 40,000 stock of books.

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Record gasoline sign escaped fate as a septic tank lid

10 October 2022

Enthusiasts who feel British enamel advertising signs are becoming overpriced may spare a thought for collectors in the US.

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Happy news for salerooms: not the end of Spider-Man

10 October 2022

Four auction records were set in the first 90 minutes of a recent four-day comics and comic art auction conducted by Heritage (20% buyer’s premium).

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English scent bottle emerges in Chicago from a Kansas City collector

10 October 2022

A single-owner collection of 42 gold boxes and objects of vertu from the estate of a Kansas City collector is to be offered by Hindman on October 18.

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Meiji era wisteria wonder

10 October 2022

This Japanese Meiji-era cloisonné vase decorated with wisteria by Namikawa Yasuyuki will feature in a US auction.

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Wallpaper well covered by an American auction

03 October 2022

Bonhams conducts a sale in New York on October 6 titled Wonders in Wallpaper.

Meiping

Bidders on red alert for Chinese vase

03 October 2022

Among the highlights of the latest Important Chinese Art sale at Sotheby’s New York was this rare porcelain meiping from the Yongzheng or early Qianlong period.

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Salon set for sizeable 2022 staging in New York

03 October 2022

Salon Art + Design puts the emphasis on the eclectic nature of its offering, bringing together vintage, modern and contemporary design and setting it against 20th century art.

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Puritan work starts to bear fruit in New England

03 October 2022

Very much the star turn in a Philadelphia sale of September 21 was an extremely rare copy of 'New Englands First Fruits…', a small quarto work, running to just 26pp, that was printed and published in London in 1643.

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Mechanical creative marvels from a comprehensive collection

03 October 2022

From jukeboxes to robotic bands, a comprehensive collection was on offer in Pennsylvania.

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Reese: mad about Melville

26 September 2022

The latest in a series of auctions to draw on the private library of one of the more prominent antiquarian book dealers of his generation, William S Reese (1955-2018), ran from September 1-14 at Christie’s New York (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).

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Original Bond artwork by McGinnis on offer

26 September 2022

Even if you do not know the name Bob McGinnis (b.1926) you will probably be familiar with his work.

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Rowlandson collector

24 September 2022

Prints and drawings by the English artist and caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) from an American collector are being sold on iGavel auctions in an online sale presented by Lark Mason Associates that runs until September 28.

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The fish course is served

24 September 2022

This 14-piece Rosenthal porcelain fish service dating from the early 20th century will be included in Fontaine’s Fine and Decorative Arts sale.

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Get set for the Getty collection

19 September 2022

Ann and Gordon Getty sale turns focus to the best of British and Continental furnishing.

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Put some chrome in your home

19 September 2022

Among the pieces included in Freemans’ Art and Design sale is this Womb chair by the Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen, a design from 1947-48.

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