Tag Archives: Bronze

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

Invention • Function • Art By Ben Rapaport To open, tobacco was native to the Americas as early as 6,000 B.C. The uninterrupted consumption of tobacco in a variety of forms in almost every corner of the civilized world for more than 400 years—the custom of pipe smoking is at least that old—spawned a plethora […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Bertoia sculpture. $275,000, Rago Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A large Bush sculpture from midcentury modern designer Harry Bertoia sold for $275,000 at Design Auctions held May 19th and 20th by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, Masai (Twelve Elements) by glass artist Lino Tagliapietra gaveled for $118,750; a bench […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios ‘Bamboo’ leaded glass and bronze floor lamp sold for $241,900 and a vintage Tiffany & Company 5.25-carat diamond ring realized $182,900 at Cottone Auctions’ Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23-24 in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a watercolor, India ink […]

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $787.77 (50 bids, 12 bidders): Vintage 10-piece, Cold-painted, Miniature Austrian Bronze Pigs Orchestra Band. We were recently consigned a small selection of antique and vintage miniature Austrian bronzes from one man’s lifetime collection. Although I could find similar examples of  this Austrian Miniature Bronze Pig Band online, I couldn’t […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios candlestick, $20,400, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Studios candlestick, $20,400, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios candlestick from Cleveland’s Rowfront Club sold for $20,400 at a Winter Auction held January 26th by Cowan’s Auctions in Cleveland, Oh. Also, one lot of 21 diminutive white jade cat carvings also brought $20,400; a bronze sculpture by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth […]

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Horse Weathervane Sharon Boccelli & Company – March 28: Three dimensional running horse weathervane. Copper with zinc head, from an Alstead New Hampshire farmhouse. Auction Estimate: $850-$1,200 sbauctioneers.com Decorated Box Pook & Pook, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers Antique Toy Auction – April 14: Attributed to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania craftsman […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Western cowboy bronze by Saletta, $5,000, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A bronze depiction of a cowboy on horseback by the California sculptor Betty Saletta sold for $5,000 at an auction held Jan. 20-21 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in Reno, Nev. Also, a War Eagle 25-cent “one-armed bandit” slot machine from the 1930s […]

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

What's Selling on eBay: November 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,125 (12 bidders, 18 bids): Victorian Austrian Solid Silver Baby’s Rattle/Whistle/Teether/Comforter. This antique Victorian baby’s silver rattle/whistle/teether measures 145mm (5.75 inches) long and weighs 62 grams. It is unmarked as far as I can see and tests as silver. It is certainly continental in origin, and my best guess […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Remington’s Bronco Buster, $510,000, Brunk Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Remington’s Bronco Buster, $510,000, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Frederic Remington’s famous bronze sculpture titled Bronco Buster sold for $510,000 at an auction held Sept. 15-16 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. Also, a 3-D study by Henry Moore titled Maquette for Spindle Piece (1968) hit $312,000; a painting by Eugene Boudin titled […]

What's Selling on eBay: October 2017

What's Selling on eBay: October 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,606 (12 bidders, 29 bids): Extremely rare antique silver polar bear pincushion, Adie & Lovekin, 1909. Dating from 1909, an antique silver pincushion in the form of a polar bear pulling a mother-of-pearl sleigh. This wonderful item was made in Birmingham by top makers Adie and Lovekin. The polar […]