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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Russian gold snuff box, $18,750, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Russian gold snuff box, $18,750, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Russian enameled 18kt yellow gold snuff box sold for $18,750 at a Traditional Collector auction held February 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a Buccellati .800 silver bird-form centerpiece basket also brought $18,750; a group of eight Chinese carved jade […]

There Once was a Basket from Nantucket

There Once was a Basket from Nantucket

By Erica Lome Basket making is one of the earliest and most prevalent forms of folk art in the United States. First developed by Native Americans and later adopted by early colonists and settlers, baskets have a long history as both utilitarian objects and highly decorative art forms made for both domestic and commercial purposes. […]