Tag Archives: Paintings

Exploring Antique Technologies: Ancient Art – Unraveling the Art of Knitting

Knitwear was the primary fabric for sporting activities in the 1920s, but with cheaper alternatives such as factory-produced sweatshirts and tracksuits gained traction, knitwear transitioned to the realm of low impact, high-end sports whose users could afford ‘fancier’ knit garments. Knitwear also transitioned to smart casual clothing, which is where we most commonly see it today. Courtesy of HoneyCombPatterns, Etsy.

by Kary Pardy Knitting is everywhere recently. Creating warm hats, scarves, wraps, sweaters, and mittens is currently a fashionable pastime for people of all ages, and skilled knitters can create art with their complex stitches and colors. When you ask people in 2020 what knitting is to them, you’re likely to get answers like “it’s […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Washington signed book, $138,000, Case Antiques

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Washington signed book, $138,000, Case Antiques

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A leather-bound copy of Volume 1 of The Massachusetts Magazine, owned and signed by George Washington and given to his friend and biographer, the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835), sold for $138,000 at an auction held January 28th by Case Antiques […]

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 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch bowl set, $114,000, Brunk Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch bowl set, $114,000, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A green-cut-to-clear Dorflinger Montrose punch bowl set made in Pennsylvania sold for $114,000 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held July 21-22 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. Also, a painting of beagles by John Emms titled After the Chase made $45,600; a […]

Great Collections: September 2017

Great Collections: September 2017

J. Pierpont Morgan Hartford native John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a banking dynasty still in operation today, was one of the great financial figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Well known for his successes as a banker, railroad tycoon, and steel magnate, he was also an important philanthropist and avid art […]

Hollywood Life Estate of Superstar Writer Jackie Collins to be Auctioned in Two Day Sale at Bonhams Los Angeles

Bonhams to auction the $3 million, 1,000-lot estate of internationally celebrated author Jackie Collins. An exclusive insight into the star’s passion for collecting fine art, sculpture, and jewelry. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to own jewelry worthy of the writer’s most glamorous characters. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the empowerment […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Seago painting, $106,250, Freeman’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A painting by British artist Edward Seago (1910-1974), titled The John Biscoe in Pack Ice, sold for $106,250 at a sale of The Forbes Collections (Dec. 14) and The Brewster Collection (Dec. 15) at Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a painting by the French painter […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Albert Bierstadt painting, $386,100, Thomaston Place

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A luminist painting by Albert Bierstadt (Am., 1830-1902), titled Sunrise, sold for $386,100 at  an auction held Aug. 27-29 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Me. Also, a seascape work by Alfred Thompson Bricher (Am., 1837-1908), titled Near Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Maine, realized […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese huanghuali bed, $1.385 million, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare Chinese huanghuali four-poster bed from the Ming Dynasty sold for $1.385 million at a week-long series of Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 12-16 by Bonhams in New York City. Also, a pair of Chinese 18th century white jade bird boxes knocked down […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Picasso ceramic sculpture, $14,400, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1955 ceramic sculpture by Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973) for Madoura, titled Lampe Femme, sold for $14,400 at a Decorative Art Auction held Sept. 10 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 roared off for $23,100; a […]