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Ken’s Korner: Vermeer’s ‘Girl’ will tour the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Vermeer’s ‘Girl’ will tour the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Vermeer’s ‘Girl’ will tour the U.S. News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall For the first time in nearly 20 years, Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer’s timeless painting Girl With a Pearl Earring will make a three-city swing through the United States, beginning in San Francisco (where it […]

Russian St. Anne medal, $59,000, Kaminski Auctions

Russian St. Anne medal, $59,000, Kaminski Auctions

Russian St. Anne medal, $59,000, Kaminski Auctions Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A Russian St. Anne medal, enamel, with the red guilloche cross and openwork panels set with 106 rose cut diamonds, sold for $59,000 at a New Year’s Auction and décor auction premiere held December 29-30 […]

Ken’s Korner: Restoration of Spitfire WWII plane takes 11 years

Ken’s Korner: Restoration of Spitfire WWII plane takes 11 years News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A World War II-era British Spitfire MkXVI fighter plane that hadn’t been flown in nearly 60 years has been restored back to airworthy status by a team of technicians working in their […]

Two Emile Gruppe artworks, $21,000, Woodbury Auction

Two Emile Gruppe artworks, $21,000, Woodbury Auction

Two Emile Gruppe artworks, $21,000, Woodbury Auction Gavels n Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A pair of Emile Gruppe oil on canvas artworks – titled Gloucester Winter and Afternoon Light Vermont (shown) – sold for $10,800 and $10,200, respectively, at an annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction held December 9 […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2012 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2012 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2012  issue features “Figure Skating and the Arts” by Frances Dafoe, “Yuletide is A-Coming” by Pamela E Apkarian-Russell, Guess What by Bob Cahn – “Traditional re-creation but still baffling!“, “Collecting Old & Rare Books” by James Dawson. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,”  […]

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts By Frances Dafoe When I started working on the book Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration, I had no idea of the treasures I would find in private and public collections in so many countries around the world. It was a journey of discovery for […]

Ken’s Korner: Renoir’s Paris home can now be yours!

Ken’s Korner: Renoir’s Paris home can now be yours!

Ken’s Korner: Renoir’s Paris home can now be yours! Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting The former Paris home of iconic Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir is for sale (no asking price given, but presumably it’s in the millions). The country-style Montmartre home boasts a pastel-hued color theme (illuminated by […]

Rare Miles cash register, $14,950, White’s Auctions

Rare Miles cash register, $14,950, White’s Auctions

Rare Miles cash register, $14,950, White’s Auctions Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare Miles double dial walnut cash register (Boston ‘89) sold for $14,850 at an auction held Aug. 26 by White’s Auctions in Middleboro, Mass. Also, a Louis Vuitton steamer truck brought $7,705; four Louis Vuitton suitcases, […]

Diego Rivera work, $9,700, Kaminski

Diego Rivera work, $9,700, Kaminski

Diego Rivera work, $9,700, Kaminski Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A gouache on paper work by Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957), titled Mercedo des Flores, signed 1927 and including a booklet of documentation and the original sales invoice from 1944, sold for $9,700 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts […]

N.C. Wyeth painting, $253,000, Thomaston

N.C. Wyeth painting, $253,000, Thomaston

N.C. Wyeth painting, $253,000, Thomaston Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An oil on linen painting by N.C. Wyeth, signed in the upper left corner and titled The Great Blue Heron, sold for $253,000 at an annual Summer Auction held August 25-26 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, ME. […]