Archive for March, 2011

Phillip de Pury – Under the Influence

March 8th, 2011 by

Phillips de Pury & Company announces highlights from its Under the Influence auction in New York. Included will be Stephen Colbert’s portrait re-contextualized by Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano, and discussed by Steve Martin and Frank Stella.

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Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper – March Auction Schedule

March 7th, 2011 by










Swann Galleries – Printed & Manuscript Afican Americana

March 7th, 2011 by

Auction Thursday March 10th, 2011

Featuring early slavery relics, including a carved Ballast Stone from a 16th-century ship wreck, as well as a large collection of materials related to Frederick Douglass.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Seeking Consignments

March 3rd, 2011 by

The Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers specializes in offering an array of property guaranteed to draw both experienced and emerging collectors from around the world.  The auctions are held four times a year and feature fine selections consigned by estates, private individuals, museums and institutions from across the country.  Each encompasses centuries of craftsmanship, design, innovation, and evolution from across the world and includes American, English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts; Twentieth Century Decorative Arts; Asian Works of Art; and Rugs, Carpets and Textiles.

Rago Arts & Auction Center – 20th C. Decorative Arts and Furnishings

March 3rd, 2011 by

Consignments being accepted for Rago’s Saturday, June 11: Arts & Crafts/Early 20th C. & Sunday, June 12: Modern/ 20th-21stc. Auctions. Consignment deadline April 25th. Contact Rago for more information.

Fellows – Silver, Plated Wares, Coins & Medals

March 2nd, 2011 by

Auction: March 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Phillips de Pury & Company – Vienna and the Wiener Werkstätte

March 2nd, 2011 by

Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce Vienna and the
Wiener Werkstätte, an auction of important 20th-century Austrian design to be
held March 3rd at the company’s New York flagship, 450 Park Avenue.

Phillips de Pury’s Design auction will include works produced for many of
Wagner’s and the Wiener Werkstätte’s most significant commissions: the
Österreichische Postsparkasse, the telegraph office of Die Zeit, the Palais
Stoclet, the Cabaret Fledermaus, and the Alfred Roller apartment. In addition to
designs produced by the Wiener Werkstätte’s own craftsmen, the auction will
include works made by the finest producers of the period including Loetz, E.
Bakalowits Söhne, J & L Lobmeyr, J & J Kohn, and Thonet.



March 2nd, 2011 by

The Spring sale of Jewels to be held in London on March 17th, 2011 features a wide variety of jewels, from engagement rings and earrings, to bracelets and tiaras.  One particular highlight is a very versatile late 19th Century jewel that can be worn as a corsage ornament, a tiara and also as a necklace, as well as converting to pendants, brooches and jeweled hair decorations.

Striking jewels from the Art Deco period are represented in the form of double clip brooches and bracelets.  Many jewels from the famous jewelry houses of Bulgari, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels appear in the sale.  And from Cartier, a collection of beautiful hand-colored jewelry designs from the 40s and 50s.

Anyone with an interest in jewelry will find something desirable in this sale.

Phillips de Pury & Company – Jewels

March 2nd, 2011 by

Auction: May 25th, 2011 in New York

The Jewelry Department at Phillips de Pury & Company offers the finest gems and designs from private collections around the world. Pieces from some of the most important names in jewelry design such as Boucheron, Buccelati, Bulgari, Cartier and David Webb are showcased along side unique designs.

Sotheby’s – What Modern is: The Collection of Mark McDonald

March 2nd, 2011 by

Join James Zemaitis and Mark McDonald in the next video of the Anatomy of a Sale series.  James takes us through the next crucial step of putting together a Sotheby’s sale: the auction catalogue.  Watch the video now to hear Mark McDonald speak about the iconic works in his collection.

The collection will be offered at auction in New York on March 10th, 2011.

The exhibition goes on view in New York on March 5th.

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