Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stoneware salt-glazed jar, $74,750, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stoneware salt-glazed jar, $74,750, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Stoneware salt-glazed jar, $74,750, Jeffrey S. Evans Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 3-gallon stoneware salt-glazed jar, painted in cobalt around 1825 with a federal eagle and attributed to James Miller (active 1797-1827), sold for $74,750 at a sale of the Americana collection of John and Lil […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ptolemy world map, $317,000, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ptolemy world map, $317,000, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ptolemy world map, $317,000, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A map of the world by cartographer Claudius Ptolemy, dated July 16, 1482, sold for $317,000 at a sale of rare maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc., held April 1 by Christie’s in New York City. It was […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese “Chicken Cup,” $36 million, Sotheby's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese “Chicken Cup,” $36 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese “Chicken Cup,” $36 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain cup decorated with chicken images (hence its nickname the “Chicken Cup”), dating to the 15th century and one of only 19 known to exist (and one of only four in […]

René Lalique – Enchanted by Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass

René Lalique - Enchanted by Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass

René Lalique – Enchanted by Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass By Kelley Jo Elliott, Curator Glass is a wonderful substance. Everything makes it an incomparable plastic medium in the hands of an ingenious artist, offering his imagination and talent almost limitless scope for discovery. –René Lalique1 From 1884, when his first jewelry designs […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Percival Rousseau work, $93,750, Doyle New York

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Percival Rousseau work, $93,750, Doyle New York

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Percival Rousseau work, $93,750, Doyle New York Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A painting by Percival Leonard Rousseau (1859-1937), titled Connecticut, Rocks and Pools (Dogs in a Stream), sold for $93,750 at a sale of American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts held April 2 by Doyle New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Redfield oil, $710,500, Freeman's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Redfield oil, $710,500, Freeman's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Edward Redfield oil, $710,500, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil painting by Edward Willis Redfield, titled Winter Sunlight, sold for $710,500 at a sale of The George D. Horst Fine Art Collection held March 30 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an oil on canvas […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Guy Rose oil painting, $120,000, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Guy Rose oil painting, $120,000, John Moran

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Guy Rose oil painting, $120,000, John Moran Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil painting by California master Guy Rose, titled Winter Haystacks at Crecy-en-Brie, sold for $120,000 at a California & American Art Auction held March 25 by John Moran Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers in […]

The Best of Ed Welch – I Want My Money Back

The Best of Ed Welch - Doing Business on Purpose

The Best of Ed Welch – I Want My Money Back The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch I have been self-employed all my life. It is my responsibility to make enough money to support my family. I need money for mortgage payments, car payments, and household expenses such as lights, heat, […]

The Civil War Collector – June 2014

The Civil War Collector - June 2014

The Civil War Collector – June 2014 By John Sexton Q: I’ve been asked to research this sword to find out if it’s authentic. Can you help? JS: This particular sword is a foot officer’s pattern sword, most typically associated with Confederate manufacturers in Memphis, Tennessee, and Mobile, Alabama. The reproductions of this particular pattern […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1909 1-Yuan banknote, $15,230, Archives Int'l

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1909 1-Yuan banknote, $15,230, Archives Int'l

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1909 1-Yuan banknote, $15,230, Archives Int’l Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An unlisted 1909 1-Yuan Empire Issue Chinese banknote, in good condition with facing dragons, sold for $15,230 at an auction of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes held April 12 in Hong Kong, China by Archives International […]