Monthly Archives: April 2020

Sargent charcoal drawing, $22,800, Bruneau & Co.

A figural charcoal on paper drawing by John Singer Sargent (Mass./U.K./Italian, 1856-1925) sold for $22,800 at a two-session auction held Feb. 15 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a porcelain blue balloon dog in the original box by Jeff Koons (American, b. 1955), #1,495 of 2,300, went for $7,500; a two-piece glass […]

The Allure of Glass is Back

Blenko Glass Modernist “Opaque” Line large Yellow Bowl, No. 2904 made in 2004

by Peter Wade   Something happened this past decade in the glass collecting marketplace that we may all have missed. It’s hard to see when you’re only in one regional market area and unable to observe the whole picture. I’m beginning to believe an exciting change in glass collecting is taking place. The collectible market […]

Tiffany Peony Border lamp, $151,250, Fontaine’s Auction

A Tiffany Studios Peony Border floor lamp, 77 inches tall, lit up the room for $151,250 at an auction held Jan. 16 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Pairpoint Puffy Owl lamp brought $78,650; an Armenian bible with a silver repousse cover depicting Jesus on the cross, flanked by Mary and Joseph, […]

In Sparkling Company

Casket with glass panels, fused, gilded, and molded nonlead glass; metal. Probably England, possibly James Cox, about 1760–1770.

News from the Corning Museum of Glass on its 2020 Spring Exhibition Sourced from CMoG press releases on the exhibit and its accompanying book In Sparkling Company, Reflections on Glass in the 18th Century British World   The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) announced its spring exhibition In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in […]

Mobil Oil coin-op kids’ ride, $25,200, Michaan’s Auctions

A 1950s-era Mobil Oil coin-operated children’s Pegasus ride flew out of the room for $25,200 at a Gallery Auction held Feb. 8 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a wood and paper collage by Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988), Untitled, 1957, gaveled for $8,400; an oil on board self-portrait by Jesus Guerrero Galvan (Mexican, 1910-1973), […]

LeBron and Jordan card, $900,000, Goldin Auctions

A 2003-2004 Upper Deck “Exquisite Collection” #JJ Lebron James/Michael Jordan Logoman card (#1/1), graded BGS NM-MT+ 8.5, sold for $900,000 in an online auction held in February by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. The price includes buyer’s premium. It was the most ever paid for a basketball card or any modern trading card, eclipsing […]

Important Note to Readers & Subscribers

Dear Reader, I would like to take this opportunity to share information about our plans for publishing a May issue of Journal of Antiques & Collectibles. At this time we have great editorial lined up for you (Signature Collectibles) but not enough revenue from advertising to publish it with so many cancelled shows, and flea […]