Tag Archives: Ken Hall

Ken’s Korner: Joan Crawford’s Oscar is auctioned for $426K

Ken’s Korner: Joan Crawford’s Oscar is auctioned for $426K Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Oscar that Joan Crawford won for her performance as Mildred Pierce in the 1945 film of the same name has been sold at auction for $426,732. The statue was offered […]

Ken’s Korner: Sculpture carved from a meteorite

Ken’s Korner: Sculpture carved from a meteorite Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall German researchers at the University of Stuttgart say that an ancient Tibetan sculpture about 1,000 years old was probably carved from a 15,000-year-old meteorite. The “iron man” statue depicts the god Vaisravana, the […]

Ken’s Korner: An earlier version of the Mona Lisa?

Ken’s Korner: An earlier version of the Mona Lisa? Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Did Leonardo Da Vinci paint an earlier version of his masterpiece the Mona Lisa a dozen or so years before the famous painting that hangs in the Louvre? That’s what the […]

Ken’s Korner: Gangster guns bring big dollars at auction

Ken’s Korner: Gangster guns bring big dollars at auction Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Guns connected to big-name gangsters brought big-time dollars at a pair of auctions held almost simultaneously but 3,000 miles apart. In Nashua, N.H., two guns found on the bodies of Bonnie […]

Ken’s Korner: Schilling may have to sell bloody sock

Ken’s Korner: Schilling may have to sell bloody sock Ken’s Korner News & Views from the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Eight years ago, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was a World Series hero, a key piece in the BoSox drive to its first world […]

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. […]

Lazzell woodcut print, $106,200, Eldred’s

Lazzell woodcut print, $106,200, Eldred’s

Lazzell woodcut print, $106,200, Eldred’s Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A white-line color woodcut print by Blanche Lazzell, titled Sail Boat and showing two men about to launch a sailboat from shore, sold for $106,200 at an Americana Auction held August 1-3 by Eldred’s Auctioneers & Appraisals in East […]