Auctions in Texas
Mark your calendars: On Saturday, June 15, 2013, Heritage Auctions Texas will host their highly anticipated and beautiful European Paintings Signature Auction. From a lively Torriglia to a suspenseful Vlaminck and wistful Renoir, click through to get a sneak-peek of the sale.
Treasures of the Qing Court
Decorative Art fans: Take a minute to browse Sotheby’s beautiful sale, Treasures of the Qing Court. A Personal Perspective, a 22 lot single owner sale comprised of Fine Imperial ceramics and works of art from the Qing Dynasty.
One of the highlights of the sale was this rare, blue Magpie and Prunus moonflask, which sold for 1,049,250 GBP!
It’s Frieze Week
We were out and about yesterday previewing London’s PAD, one of the leading fairs for 20th-century art, Design, and Decorative Art, in the heart of vibrant Mayfair.
While we were out, we also stopped by Blain Southern and The Hospital Club.
Flip through our album and take a look at what’s happening during Frieze Week.
Qing Dynasty Porcelain
Dr. Alice Cheng, the Shanghai-born businesswoman and philanthropist, has put together a formidable collection of Imperial Chinese porcelain over the last 15 years. Many of her pieces, from the Yongzheng famille-rose peach vase that she donated to the Shanghai Museum in 2004 to the record-breaking J.T. Tai vase, were purchased with great passion and almost on a whim.
This season, a beautiful small selection from Dr. Alice Cheng’s collection will be auctioned at Sotheby’s.
Browse the broad spectrum of Asian Art.
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Happening this weekend: The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show! As one of the largest indoor antiques shows in the country, this show offers everything from Fine Art and furniture to American and European silver, jewelry, porcelain, glass, and textiles, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th-century.
The show also offers a free, public lecture series headlined by exhibiting dealers and industry experts. Another highlight of the event will be the 70-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair within the show that will feature rare books, first editions, autographs, fine manuscripts, and unusual bibliographical material.
Check out what artnet Galleries are offering in Decorative Arts and Antiques.
Shakespeare: Staging the World
During the summer of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British Museum presents a major exhibition on the world and works of William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare: Staging the World provides new and unique insight into the emergence of London as a major city 400 years ago. Maps, prints, drawings and paintings, arms and armour, coins, medals, and other intriguing objects are all interpreted through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays.
Discover Decorative Art and Antiques.
Picasso Ceramics At Christie’s
Christie’s South Kensington is auctioning The Madoura Collection of Picasso Ceramics today!
This is the last ever opportunity for collectors to purchase these works by Picasso directly from where they were made, at the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris, France!
Pictured are a few of the featured lots - preview the entire ceramics sale.
Washington’s Constitution At Auction
George Washington’s annotated copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is set to be auctioned at Christie’s New York on June 22, with an estimate of US$2,000,000–3,000,000!
Browse American Decorative Art from colonial times to 1900, an intriguing time when the new, young country came into its own.
TiffanyWisteria Lamp Sets Record
Somebody loves Tiffany Studios—this gorgeous Tiffany Wisteria Lamp was sold for US$602,500 last week at Christie’s New York, making it the most expensive lot in the sale!
Noguchi Table Sells For US$2.9 million
Estimated to sell for US$800,000, this Isamu Noguchi marble fossil table sold for twice its estimate: an incredible US$2,882,500, at Christie’s Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale yesterday.
Get up to date on the latest auction results.
Incense Burning Duck Achieves 1.5 Million
Decorative Art at W.G. Herr
Preview Saturday’s Auktion 70 (Decorative Art) at Auktionshaus W.G. Herr, featuring this exquisite Su Sancai Yaxun Incense Burning Duck, c.1475.
“The duck is composed of two parts; the main body describes an elliptical form. The upper part is removable, the lower part shows at it’s inner lip six small ventilation holes, so that the air can flow in the body, through the throat and out of the open mouth of the duck. The tongue is responsible for the natural appearance of the air stream.”
Decorative Art and Design at Christie’s
Preview tomorrow’s important sale, Arts Décoratifs du 20ème Siècle et Design, at Christie’s Paris, featuring impressive works by Albert Cheuret, Emile Jacques Ruhlmann, Edgar-William Brandt, and many others.
Incense Burner Achieves HK$13 Million
This week, when Bonhams auctioned a private Portuguese collection, an extremely rare, monumental gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled incense burner and cover sold for HK$13 million (US$1,674,596.46)!
Fabergé Honored With Google Doodle
Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé—best known for creating famously ornate Fabergé Eggs for the Romanovs—is having the 166th anniversary of his birth celebrated with a Google Doodle.