Monthly Archives: December 2012

Yuletide is a-coming!

Yuletide is a-coming! By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell The smell of fresh pine in the house and cookies baking in the oven are some of the happiest memories we have of the Yuletide holidays.  Fresh cranberries cooking on the stove with just a hint of orange peel to be used to marinate and baste the fat […]

Occupational daguerreotype, $17,550, Kaminski Auctions

Occupational daguerreotype, $17,550, Kaminski Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A ¼ plate occupational daguerreotype with full leather case of a young photographer sitting beside his camera sold for $17,550 at a two-evening Photography Sale held Oct. 3-4 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a ¼ plate daguerreotype of […]

Hofmann oil on tin, $112,575, Pook & Pook

Hofmann oil on tin, $112,575, Pook & Pook Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far An original oil on tin painting by the German artist Charles C. Hofmann (1821-1882), titled Views of the Buildings and Surroundings of the Berks County Almshouse, sold to a phone bidder for $112,575 at an auction held […]

Remington pastel work, $690,000; Jackson Hole

Remington pastel work, $690,000; Jackson Hole Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A 22 inch by 15 inch pastel over halftone work by the late Western master Frederic Remington, titled John Ermine, sold for $690,000 at the sixth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction co-hosted by Trailside Galleries and Gerald Peters Gallery […]

English Regency globes, $43,290, CRN Auctions

English Regency globes, $43,290, CRN Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A pair of English Regency globes published by J&W Cary (London, 1817) sold for $43,290 at a multi-estate sale held Sept. 9 by CRN Auctions in Cambridge, Mass. Also, a 1947 watercolor by Aiden Lassell Ripley, titled Quail Shoot […]

1969 Chevrolet Corvette, $164,160, Vicari Auction

1969 Chevrolet Corvette, $164,160, Vicari Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A white 1969 Chevrolet Corvette with M Code engine sold for $164,160 at the 16th annual Biloxi Auction held Oct. 12-13 by the Vicari Auction Company (based in Harvey, La.) at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in […]

Six Chinese hebao, $11,700, Michaan's

Six Chinese hebao, $11,700, Michaan’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A group of six hebao (small, ornamental Chinese pouches used to carry money and other personal items) sold for $11,700 at an estate sale held Oct. 7 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a lacquered and inlaid decorated Asian […]

Ken's Korner: Roman statue head is finally recovered

Ken’s Korner: Roman statue head is finally recovered News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The head of a priceless and ancient Roman statue that had been missing for decades has finally been recovered. The terra cotta funerary piece, possibly depicting Agrippina the Younger, a Roman empress and mother […]

Ken's Korner: Rare Bach portrait found in Alabama

Ken’s Korner: Rare Bach portrait found in Alabama News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A rare portrait of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, attributed to the relatively obscure painter Elias Gottlob Haussmann, has been discovered, in all places, in Alabama, and has been subsequently sold at auction for […]

Ken's Korner: Man charged with smuggling fossils

Ken’s Korner: Man charged with smuggling fossils News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Eric Prokopi of Florida, a self-described “commercial paleontologist,” has been charged with smuggling dinosaur fossils into the United States from Mongolia. He faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted of all the charges […]