Greg Pepin's Timed Auction Highlights Unique Collaboration Between Johan Rohde & Georg Jensen

Mar 26,2020 | 11:00 EDT By Greg Pepin Silver

Denmark-based dealer, Greg Pepin Silver, is now hosting, 'A Unique Collaboration: Johan Rohde & Georg Jensen' Timed Auction from March 23-April 6. This specialty catalog highlights items that exemplify the collaboration between world-renowned Danish silversmith, Georg Jensen, and accomplished designer Johan Rohde. Online bidding is available exclusively on Bidsquare.  Lot 65, Rare Vintage Georg Jensen Tea Service 353 by Johan Rohde Johan Rohde was the very first, and arguably, the most important design collaboration that Georg Jensen made. It was this first collaboration that paved the way for the many future design collaborations which kept the company at the forefront of Danish design throughout the 20th century. It was Rohde's vision of design without irrelevant decoration that moved Georg Jensen Silversmithy towards the design schoo...Read More

Art for the Buddhist Ritual at WR Auctions

Mar 25,2020 | 12:05 EDT By Anthony Wu, Asian Specialist

New to Bidsquare is WR Auction Gallery from New York City and on March 31st they will be hosting their first sale with the platform, an 'Asian & Fine Jewelry Sale.' This auction features over 230 lots of Asian works of art from China and Japan, with the categories comprising of porcelain, ceramics, metalwork, jade carvings, jadeite jewelry, scholar art and paintings. In addition, they will be selling a selection of objects that relate to Buddhist rituals.  Lot 25024, Chinese bronze Buddha, possibly Qing dynasty; Estimate $14,000-$16,000 One of the highlights is lot 25024 Chinese bronze Buddhist figure dated to possibly the Qing Dynasty. This figure is seated in padmasana (lotus position) on a double base. His right hand is in the gesture of dhyana (meditation), while the left is in abhaya (protection).  He wears long flowing monastic ...Read More

Romanticizing 20th Century Japan Through the Prints of Kawase Hasui

Mar 10,2020 | 12:35 EDT By Anthony Wu, Asian Specialist

Showplace Antique + Design Center will be holding their New York Estate Auction on March 15. This sale features over 300 lots of jewelry, silver, European painting, 20th century design and Asian Art. On the Asian Art side of the sale are numerous objects like Buddhist sculptures, Chinese export porcelain and Japanese Meiji Bronzes. Of particular note are two outstanding Japanese woodblock prints by the famed shin-hanga artist, Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Shin-hanga literally means ‘new print’- a movement that became popular during the first half of the 20th Century.  Lot 55, Hasui Shiba Zojoji Temple Japanese Woodblock Print; Estimate $2,000-$4,000 These types of prints relied on the artist’s self-expression and feature a more westernized understanding of perspective, lighting and shading. The shin-hanga style is in stark contrast to th...Read More

Stair Presents the Collection of the Iconic Interior Designer Mario Buatta with Online Bidding on Bidsquare

Mar 02,2020 | 12:05 EST By Bidsquare

New York, NY: Following on the huge success of Sotheby’s Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors auction, Stair of Hudson, New York, presents a series of three sales with online bidding on Bidsquare comprising of additional property from the Collection of Mario Buatta. Highlights include an extensive collection of porcelain, painted furniture, dog portraits, English furniture and botanical engravings among a myriad of decorative items all in Buatta’s iconic style.  The first sale, The Collection of Mario Buatta will take place March 13-14. Bidsquare is anticipating high online bidding activity for the sale to compete with those attending the auction in person. Pre-registration was open exclusively on Bidsquare and registrations to bid online are already flowing in. With the digital catalogs, live bidders can browse the full catalog and add ite...Read More

Following Success of Sotheby’s Auction, Stair Announces Three Sales from the Collection of Mario Buatta

Feb 26,2020 | 12:00 EST By Stair

Following on the huge success of Sotheby’s “Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors” auction, Stair of Hudson, New York, is pleased to announce a series of three sales comprising of additional property from the Collection of Mario Buatta. Highlights include an extensive collection of porcelain, painted furniture, dog portraits, English furniture and botanical engravings among a myriad of decorative items all in Buatta’s iconic style. The Collection of Mario Buatta Friday, March 13 at 11am & Saturday, March 14 at 11am Once upon a time, in a world not so long ago when the whole of New York was decorated in chintz and floral prints, I met Mario Buatta. I had just started working at Sotheby’s and a whole new world opened up to me. I had my first glimpse of some of the finest interiors and met a few of the world’s most renowned decorators. My fi...Read More

Chinese Flambé Glazed Bottle Vase Sells Online for Unexpected $25,350

Feb 26,2020 | 10:00 EST By Anthony Wu, Asian Specialist

Day 1 of the ‘Winter Antiques Sale’ at Litchfield Auctions took place on February 22nd and featured just over 600 lots of decorative arts from around the world. This included lighting fixtures, musical instruments, photography, glassware, and Asian Art. The highlights of this auction were from the Asian Art category with lot 62 leading the way. Conveniently titled ‘Two Chinese Ring Neck Vases’, this grouping conservatively estimated at $150-$300 sold for $25,350. After an intense battle of 82 bids, the winner from Bidsquare acquired the two vases for 169 times the low-end estimate. Lot 62, Two Chinese Ring Neck Vases; Sold on Bidsquare for $25,350 over a $150-$300 estimate What’s so special about lot 62? Even though the shorter vase is attractive in itself, it is a modest 20th Century copy of Chinese Guan vases from the Southern Song ...Read More

Copley’s $3.4 Million Winter Sale Is One For The Record Books

Feb 26,2020 | 09:25 EST By Copley Fine Art Auctions

CHARLESTON, SC - Copley Fine Art Auctions, LLC, the nation’s premier decoy and sporting art auction house set a company record for one of their Winter Sales realizing $3.4 million in total sales. The February 15th auction was held in conjunction with the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) at the Charleston Marriott in South Carolina. There was a frenzy of over 900 bidders participating from all platforms and across all categories, including antique and contemporary decoys, paintings, prints, folk art, canes, and Americana. The auction, consisting of 533 lots, was 96% sold, extending Copley’s unrivaled track record in the industry. The auction hall was filled with energy and plenty of foot traffic throughout the sale. At the auction’s start, every seat was filled and bidders were standing against the walls as established collectors, de...Read More

Georg Jensen’s Legacy Forges On: Q&A with Greg Pepin

Feb 10,2020 | 11:00 EST By Jessica Helen Weinberg

It’s not at all common for an artisan to successfully shape and influence the aesthetics that come to represent an entire century - nonetheless a whole country. Each creative movement is accompanied by a talented roster of makers whom, in retrospect, either sparked the fire or achieved the pinnacle of that movements’ intentions - and they’re usually rebels.  One such craftsman who achieved remarkable recognition for his avant-garde, Art Nouveau style was Danish silversmith, Georg Jensen. In 1904, at the age of 37, Jensen established his silver smithy in Copenhagen. There, he would forge a globally respected brand based on the highest of standards - a craft-based approach with a progressive sensibility. His achievements in silver would reach a global audience and reverberate throughout Scandinavian design for generations to come. Jensen rej...Read More

A First Look At The Winter Show

Jan 31,2020 | 11:00 EST By Laura Beach + Antiques and The Arts Weekly

NEW YORK CITY – Diversity has long been the watchword of the Winter Show, which this year signaled its inclusiveness in ever more ways. The fair, which previewed on January 23 and continues at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, has always favored quality over quantity, seeking to offer the best of the best from the ancient to the contemporary. If anything, it was even broader this year. Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Show, welcomed visitors as Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curator of the loan exhibition from the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, looked on. Photo courtesy Winter Show. Benefiting East Side House Settlement, the show directed by Helen Allen and co-chaired by Lucinda C. Ballard and Michael R. Lynch strengthened its embrace of contemporary material,...Read More

Morphy Sells American Furniture With A Bang

Jan 31,2020 | 11:00 EST By Madelia Hickman Ring + Antiques and The Arts Weekly

DENVER, PENN. – A single-owner collection of American furniture, guns and powder horns and decorative arts representing material culture from the Susquehanna Valley crossed the block at Morphy Auctions on Thursday, January 16. Assembled over more than 40 years by an anonymous collector who has decided it is “time for others to enjoy the collection,” the 220-lot sale totaled $2.3 million, saw strong prices across the board and was 98.6 percent sold when the gavel fell on the final lot. The breakdown of the sale saw bidding in the room taking home 40 percent of the sale, with 23 percent selling to phone bidders and 21 percent to buyers using Morphy’s dedicated platform – Morphy Live – to bid online. The remaining 16 percent of lots sold to buyers bidding online through the three other online platforms that featured the sale. Before the sa...Read More