Monthly Archives: July 2015

Simple Goods Show Changes Hands

Mansfield, OH – Simple Goods antiques and primitive goods show has recently been sold to Massachusetts antiques dealer and show promoter, Kris Casucci, who owns Walker Homestead in Brookfield, together with her husband Paul and Pennsylvania antiques dealer, Christina Hummel, who owns Primitive America Antiques in Pennsdale, together with her husband Scott.  Casucci and Hummel […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Pablo Picasso pottery, $36,000, John Moran

A polychrome glazed and knife-engraved pottery pichet a glace (or ice pitcher), designed by Pablo Picasso for Madoura, sold for $36,000

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A polychrome glazed and knife-engraved pottery pichet a glace (or ice pitcher), designed by Pablo Picasso for Madoura, sold for $36,000 at a Decorative Auction held April 28 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a newly restored  Swiss singing bird box with […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: T. C. Steele painting, $16,800, Kaminski

A fall landscape painting by T. C. Steele sold for $16,800 at a sale of the collection of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A fall landscape painting by T. C. Steele sold for $16,800 at a sale of the collection of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, held April 12 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, Haigís 1995 S320 Mercedes Cabriolet coupe convertible, with just 37,000 […]

A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art

A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art

Rescue and Restore Jason Tedder never considered himself an artist or even a creative person. But three and a half years ago, after a 15 year career in agriculture, the rusted and broken old pieces of farm equipment saw new life and purpose as functional art and decor. This also brought new life and purpose […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Ward Bros. goldeneye drake, $80,500, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels 'N Paddles: Ward Bros. goldeneye drake, $80,500, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1932 model goldeneye drake decoy by the Ward Brothers (Crisfield, Md.) sold for $80,500 at the annual Spring Decoy Auction, held April 23-24 by Guyette & Deeter (based in St. Michaels, Md.) at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. Also, a […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Qing Dynasty cabinet, $233,000, Clars Auction

A stone inlaid Chinese cabinet from the Qing Dynasty sold for $233,000

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A stone inlaid Chinese cabinet from the Qing Dynasty sold for $233,000 at a Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry & Asian Antiques Auction held April 25-26 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a Chinese ceramic brush washer, with a base bearing the label […]

The Art of Anthracite Coal Carving

The Art of Anthracite Coal Carving

by Bill Thornbrook A smoldering debate over “clean coal” technology for modern power plants has pitted environmentalists against an industry that once dominated the U.S. energy supply. Although still used to fire many industrial steam generators, coal has largely yielded to natural gas, electricity, and oil burners for heating contemporary homes. By now, most Americans […]

Antiques & Appraising School Launches New e-Course

Florida – The Asheford Institute of Antiques (AIA), a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles and appraising, recently rolled out its first ever online e-Course at an industry trade gathering earlier this month, in anticipation of the schools 50th anniversary to be held in New York later this year. Described by school spokesperson Shelly […]

The Great Southwestern Antique Show, August 2015, Albuquerque, NM

The 17th annual Great Southwestern Antiques Show will be held August 7th, 8th and 9th, 2015 at the Manual Lujan Complex, at Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque NM. The show features over 200 of America’s finest dealers of art and antiques, with the proceeds from this event benefiting local non-profits focused on the enhancement of Arts […]