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Sleeping ‘imperial poem’ plaques awakened at New Jersey auction

27 November 2023

Catalogued simply as an ‘ornate Chinese plaque’ and estimated at $600-800, a Qing lacquer and porcelain panel hammered for a remarkable $440,000 (£359,000) at Regency Auction House in Rockaway, New Jersey.

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Japanese post-war toys – the novelty that has not worn off

27 November 2023

The highly imaginative post-war toys made in Japan for the US market are sought-after lots at auction

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Deaccessioned works receive big auction welcome

27 November 2023

Classical Chinese furniture deaccessioned from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts produced some sensational results at a dedicated Asian Art sale held by Brunk Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) in Asheville, North Carolina on October 19.

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Autogiros made by Britains soar in Pittsburgh

27 November 2023

Created in the late 1920s by Spanish aeronautical engineer Juan de la Cierva (1895-1936), the autogiro entered service in the late 1930s.

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Doulton genius from Tinworth and Noke comes to Florida auction

20 November 2023

Works by the Doulton dominate the two-day British Ceramics and Pottery Auction at Lion and Unicorn in Hollywood, Florida.

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The Russell Fling textiles collection goes under the hammer in Philadelphia

20 November 2023

Material Culture, Philadelphia specialists in ethnographic art, is selling the Russell S Fling collection of rugs and textiles on December 4.

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Octavius bust crowns US architect's maiolica collection

20 November 2023

The first day of the Annual Thanksgiving Auction at Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Massachusetts on November 25-26 is devoted to the collection of Robert ‘Bob’ Eigelberger.

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Doat’s exhibition vase the pick of Kovel collection

20 November 2023

On November 1, Rago and Toomey & Co in Lambertville, New Jersey sold property from the “duke and duchess of the North American antiques world”, Ralph and Terry Kovel. In the US, the Kovels are renowned as authors and experts who published over 100 books on collecting.

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Mid Century art and design show market strengths in upstate New York sale

20 November 2023

Line Vautrin (1913-97) began her career selling her cast metal jewellery door-to-door.

Picasso's Femme a la montre

Picasso powers ahead to crown New York evening sales

13 November 2023

A good crop of top-end Impressionist and Modern pictures lifted the latest flagship series of auctions in New York.

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Twenty-five pairs of shoes to carry? This might just help

13 November 2023

Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage doesn’t get much better than the 1920s Malle Chaussures: a ‘made to order’ trunk with compartments for multiple pairs of shoes and ancillary drawers for shoehorns and a cleaning kit.

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Rare set of Keika chrysanthemums kept intact

13 November 2023

The late 19th century Japanese artist Keika Hasegawa remains something of an enigma.

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Tickets for play that became a real-life tragedy

13 November 2023

A pair of clipped tickets to the production of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865, sold for $210,000 (£173,500) at RR Auction (25% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 23. It was the night of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

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Price helped by ‘voice beyond the grave’

13 November 2023

A first edition, first impression presentation of WB Yeats’ first book, Mosada (1886), was among the standout sales at the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair.

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Dodgson photograph of Xie snapped up in the saleroom

13 November 2023

A photograph by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98) - aka Lewis Carroll - was among the highlights of Hindman’s (26/20/15% buyer’s premium) October 19 sale of Photographs from the Joe Baio Collection.

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Buyer chooses Chadwick couple

13 November 2023

Lynn Chadwick’s (1914-2003) figure sculptures of the 1960s-80s consist largely of angular male and female couples – standing, sitting, walking or lying together.

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Drawing by young Elizabeth II failed to impress her mother

13 November 2023

The October 18-19 sale at Everard Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in Savannah, Georgia, featured manuscripts, photos and ephemera focused on European royalty.

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Elizabethan gent ready to research

13 November 2023

This three-quarter-length portrait of an Elizabethan gentleman, attributed to the circle of the court painter George Gower (c.1540-96), hammered for $32,000 (£26,500) on October 15.

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Egg breaks out of hotel confines

13 November 2023

Famous chair created as just an edition of 50 went on to become signature product of Danish design house

Portrait of Marie-Therese Walter by Pablo Picasso

Picasso portrait leads sale of the Landau collection at Sotheby’s

09 November 2023

A Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) portrait from the early 1930s set the second highest price for the artist at auction as Sotheby’s kicked off its latest fortnight of Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York.

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