Monthly Archives: July 2013

Iznik pottery charger, $9,600, Woodbury Auction

Iznik pottery charger, $9,600, Woodbury Auction

Iznik pottery charger, $9,600, Woodbury Auction Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An Iznik pottery charger sold for $9,600 at an Americana, Folk Art & Decorative Arts Auction held Apr. 21 by Woodbury Auction in Woodbury, Conn. Also, an early American red painted dry sink coasted to $3,009; a […]

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The white Steinway grand piano belonging to music legend Fats Domino that was submerged in water for weeks after Hurricane Katrina decimated his Lower 9th Ward home in New Orleans has been restored to […]

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection The Business of Doing Business By Ed Welch You do not own your collection. You paid for it with your money. You cared for it for years. You may even have paid insurance premiums on its value. Regardless of these facts, your collection does […]

The Civil War Collector – July 2013

The Civil War Collector

The Civil War Collector – July 2013 By John Sexton Q: Hello John, this long rifle has been in my possession over 40 years and was in my wife’s grandfather’s antique shop that closed in 1936. I have no information on the maker or where it was made. It is: a Kentucky Pennsylvania rifle, percussion […]

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City

Miguel Pou painting, $8,619, Crescent City Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on board painting by Puerto Rican artist Miguel Pou, titled Houses on the Hills (1936), 6 inches by 8 ½ inches, framed and signed and dated, sold for $8,619 at a Spring Estates Auction held […]

Ken’s Korner: WWII bomber pilot reunited with jacket

Ken’s Korner: WWII bomber pilot reunited with jacket

Ken’s Korner: WWII bomber pilot reunited with jacket News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall John Dodds, assistant general counsel for the Air Force and an amateur military historian, was browsing with his daughter at a Goodwill store in Washington, D.C., when they came upon a weathered old leather […]

Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau's

Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau's

Gino Sarfatti lamp, $15,930, Nadeau’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A vintage 1950s brass floor lamp designed by legendary Italian lighting designer Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) sold for $15,930 at a Mid-Century and Couture Estates Auction held May 11 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in Windsor, Conn. Also, a Jeanne […]

Ken’s Korner: Kobe Bryant, mom in dispute over items

Ken’s Korner: Kobe Bryant, mom in dispute over items

Ken’s Korner: Kobe Bryant, mom in dispute over items News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Basketball star Kobe Bryant and his mother, Pamela Bryant, are in a legal battle over just who owns nearly 1,000 items from Kobe’s childhood and early pro career, items that she wants to […]

Alexander Calder work, $114,000, A. B. Levy's

Alexander Calder work, $114,000, A. B. Levy's

Alexander Calder work, $114,000, A. B. Levy’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An original gouache (opaque watercolor) painting by Alexander Calder (1898-1976), titled Red and Blue Egg (1969), sold for $114,000 at a multi-estate auction held May 5 by A.B. Levy’s in Palm Beach, Fla. Also, a Cartier […]

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle By Mike McLeod, EditorViolet to Cora: “I’m so looking forward to seeing your mother again. When I’m with her, I’m reminded of the virtues of the English.” Matthew Crawley: “Isn’t she American?” Violet: “Exactly.” Dame Maggie Smith’s repartee as the Dowager Countess Violet is just one of […]