Tag Archives: Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Aquatic Fish Lamp, $193,600, Fontaine's Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany aquatic fish lamp, $193,600, Fontaine's Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) leaded glass aquatic fish lamp sold for $193,600 at an auction held September 14th by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Pablo Picasso Taureau faience pitcher, just over 12 inches tall, made $54,450; a large group of religious […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway Model D grand piano, $169,400, Fontaine’s Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway Model D grand piano, $169,400, Fontaine’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway Model D Centennial concert grand piano sold for $169,400 at an auction held March 23rd by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Tiffany Studios 24-inch inverted hanging lamp lit up the room for $66,550; an 8-foot library window with fiery […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Automaton musical clock, $998,250, Fontaine’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A very rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, sold for $998,250 at an Antique & Fine Arts Auction held Jan. 21 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Joseph Jennens oak Horner […]

Rare Antique Chinese Animated Triple Fusee Bracket Clock Highlights Fontaine's May 21 Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock, running and striking with all animated mechanisms working, is expected to sell for between $500,000 and $750,000 at a cataloged antique auction planned for Saturday, May 21, at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s showroom at 1485 Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, at 11 […]

State of the Clock Market

State of the Clock Market

Fontaine’s Auction Gallery Pittsfield, Mass. By John Fontaine It sounds like a cliche to say quality items sell for premium prices, but in the world of vintage and antique clocks that is especially true. A very rare clock will always bring top dollar even in not so mint condition. That point was driven home quite […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Timeless Precision & Craftsmanship By Maxine Carter-Lome From the earliest sundials dating from about 3500 BC to the launch of the Apple Watch this past year, our fascination with horology, the study and measurement of time, and attraction to the instruments, clocks, and personal timepieces that measure and record it, remain steadfast. For collectors, it […]

Horological history made at Fontaine's Auction Gallery Nov. 14

An E. Howard No. 43 Astronomical Regulator Clock sells for $254,100, a new auction record for an E. Howard No. 43. Clock was the top lot in an auction that grossed $1.5 million PITTSFIELD, Mass… An E. Howard & Company (Boston) No. 43 astronomical floor regulator clock, 105 inches tall and in fine operating condition, soared to […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Howard & Davis clock, $151,250, Fontaine's

A Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock sold for $151,250 at a Cataloged Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock sold for $151,250 at a Cataloged Auction held May 30 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, an R. J. Horner mahogany grandfather clock chimed on time for $60,500; a one-year Biedermeier Laterndluhr wall regulator fetched […]

Fontaine's Cataloged Antique Auction Scheduled for Saturday, March 28th

Pittsfield, MA….Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will be folding a Catalog Antique Auction on Saturday, March 28, 2015 of over 400 lots including Rosewood Rococo, Renaissance Revival, Figural Carved, Period Empire, & Turn of Century Oak Furniture by John H. Belter, J & J.W. Meeks, Thomas Brooks, R.J. Horner, Pottier & Stymus, John Jelliff, The Wooton Desk Co., […]

Turn-of-the-Century Tiffany Studios Lighting as well as Stunning Bronzes & Artwork to Highlight Fontaine’s February 28th Sale

PITTSFIELD, MA…. Several stunning early 20th century lighting pieces from Tiffany Studios (including a Tulip table lamp and a Moorish-style hall lantern) and a pair of bronze figural works (one signed Dimitri Chiparus, the other Vassili Grachev), are expected top lots at a cataloged auction planned for Saturday, Feb. 28th, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, at […]