Monthly Archives: July 2020

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Stankiewicz sculpture, $162,500, Doyle

Stankiewicz sculpture

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far  By Ken Hall A sculpture from the mid-1950s by Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) titled Tribal Diagram, made from found objects welded together, sold for $162,500 at an auction held May 20 by Doyle in New York City. Also, a large-scale painting by Cecil Skotnes (1926-2009), a circa 1980 painted […]

The best seat in the house is up for sale at Heritage Auction’s Entertainment & Music Memorabilia event to be held online at HA.com, August 8-9.

Rocking chair given by Bob Dylan to his best friend Louie Kemp in 1974 when Dylan and The Band toured the U.S.

 This isn’t just a rocking chair for sale. It was, in 1974, the best seat in the house when Bob Dylan and The Band toured the United States in January and February of that year. And it belonged to Louie Kemp, Dylan’s best friend since summer camp in Wisconsin in 1953. Keep in mind that Kemp […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Frye “Mae West” gas pump, CA$7,800, Miller & Miller

Frye “Mae West” gas pump, CA$7,800, Miller & Miller

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Fry visible “Mae West” gas pump made in America in the 1920s sold for CA$7,800 in an Advertising, Toys & Historic Objects auction held June 20 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., in New Hamburg, Ont., Canada. Also, a Kuntz tin lithographed beer tray, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: ‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s

‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: ‘Tutti Fruiti’ Cartier bracelet, $1.34 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A magnificent ‘Tutti Fruiti’ bracelet by Cartier, created circa 1930, sold for $1.34 million in an online auction held April 24-28 by Sotheby’s in New York City. The Art Deco jewel had never before appeared […]

Collecting Inspiration: Henry David Thoreau & Nature

Figure 2: Henry D. Thoreau, ambrotype by Edward Sidney Dunshee, 1862. Th33b, Henry D. Thoreau, Gift of Mr. Walton Ricketson and Miss Anna Ricketson (1929). photo courtesy of the Concord Museum

by Erica Lome, Ph.D. One April morning, when Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was fishing in a stream outside the center of Concord, Massachusetts, he was distracted by a hawk as it soared gracefully over the water. “It was the most ethereal flight I have ever witnessed,” he recalled. Thoreau began noticing other details around him, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios “Nasturtium” table lamp, circa 1905, lit up the room for $206,250 in an online-only Design Auction held April 3 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an important “Holtz” table crafted in 1986 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) […]