Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ken’s Korner: Lost Diego Rivera found on “Roadshow”

Ken’s Korner: Lost Diego Rivera found on “Roadshow”

Ken’s Korner: Lost Diego Rivera found on “Roadshow” News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A lost work by the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera was brought to the Corpus Christi, Texas, taping of TV’s “Antiques Roadshow” and appraised for between $800,000 and $1 million. Corpus Christi resident […]

Paul Revere tea pot, $230,500, Christie’s

Paul Revere tea pot, $230,500, Christie’s

Paul Revere tea pot, $230,500, Christie’s Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A rare silver tea pot made by Paul Revere, Jr., in Boston, Massachusetts (circa 1782) sold for $230,500 at a sale of Important American Silver held January 24 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a […]

Ken’s Korner: Aristotle sex manual set to hit auction block

Ken’s Korner: Aristotle sex manual set to hit auction block

Ken’s Korner: Aristotle sex manual set to hit auction block News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall An early edition of a sex manual printed in the 1760s and titled Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece (although there is little, if any, of Aristotle’s work in the text and it’s assumed his […]

14th century painting, $50,000, Doyle N.Y.

14th century painting, $50,000, Doyle N.Y.

14th century painting, $50,000, Doyle N.Y. Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A tempera and tooled gold on panel depiction of The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints and Angels, by the Master of the Christ Church Coronation (Florentine, 14th century), sold for $50,000 to a European buyer […]

Cloisonné enameled bell, $141,600; Michaan’s

Cloisonné enameled bell, $141,600; Michaan’s

Cloisonné enameled bell, $141,600; Michaan’s Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A rare and highly ornamented cloisonné-enameled bell, one of only three of its kind known to exist, sold for $141,600 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held December 11 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, California. […]

Diamond necklace, $54,000, John Moran

Diamond necklace, $54,000, John Moran

Diamond necklace, $54,000, John Moran Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A necklace of rose-cut diamonds, made circa 1830, sold for $54,000 at an inaugural HQ Sale held December 6 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, California. Also, an Edwardian platinum necklace  with twin European-cut diamonds fetched $33,000; […]

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question Collecting Old and Rare Books by James Dawson Why do we collect books or anything else for that matter? Not everyone is a collector, of course, but I’d bet that there have been collectors ever since there have been things to collect. Probably some caveman’s […]

Ken’s Korner: Cannon was loaded, its cleaning reveals

Ken’s Korner: Cannon was loaded, its cleaning reveals

Ken’s Korner: Cannon was loaded, its cleaning reveals News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Maintenance workers giving a routine cleaning to an 18th century cannon at the Central Park Conservancy in New York City were startled to discover gunpowder and a cannon ball inside. Authorities were called to […]

Miniature tall case clock, $31,625, Stephenson’s

Miniature tall case clock, $31,625, Stephenson’s

Miniature tall case clock, $31,625, Stephenson’s Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A Pennsylvania walnut miniature tall case clock, made in the early 19th century by Hy (Henry) Bower, F. (Feste) Swome, sold for $31,625 at a New Year’s Auction held January 1 by Stephenson’s Auctioneers in Southampton, […]

Ken’s Korner: That’s Louis XVI’s blood in that hollowed-out gourd!

Ken’s Korner: That’s Louis XVI’s blood in that hollowed-out gourd!

Ken’s Korner: That’s Louis XVI’s blood in that hollowed-out gourd! News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall Scientists say a dried, hollowed-out squash that had been kept by an Italian family as a souvenir contains a handkerchief that was dipped in the blood of King Louis XVI at his […]