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Whiting Sterling Silver Two-Handled Presentation Bowl Bearing inscription to Maestro Arturo Toscanini, 1921. Height 13 1/2 inches (34.3 cm), width 20 1/2 inches (52.1 cm), approximately 136 ounces.

Bowl Inscribed Toscanini Top Lot at Doyle

Bowl Inscribed Toscanini Top Lot at Doyle

In some sense its nice when the lot you picked out of an auction turns out to be the top lot. That’s from an observer’s point only, however. Had I been bidding on the sterling silver two-handled presentation bowl with an inscription to Maestro Arturo Toscanini, I wouldn’t have been so excited to see the price

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Learning to Collect: The Attributes of Art and an Inefficient Market

It wasn’t Texas art that brought Edward Denari to begin a collection. That credit goes to a work by John Singer Sargent and a docent at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington D.C. It wasn’t early Texas art that he bought when he began that collection, but a work by tonalist master Birge Harrison. But

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Early Texas Art on Display at David Dike’s Auction in Dallas

A preview of Early Texas Art being offered in David Dike’s Texas Art Auction is on view this week in the Dallas Design District. The walls of the Wildman Art Framing building are filled with works by Otis Dozier, Everett Spruce, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Ed Bearden and others. Not to be missed lots include Cactus in

Auction Record Set for Asher B. Durand Painting

The top lot at a recent sale of American and European works at Freeman’s was a work simply titled “Landscape.” The auctioneer says the work has generated significant interest since its publication in Freeman’s catalogue and was chased by bidders on the phone and in the room. Its final price of $386,500 is an auction

Flea Market Sculpture Tops $20K at Auction

If you’ve ever stood in a flea market and wondered what you were looking at, it might be a lot of money. Found at a Flea Market in Philadelphia for $200, a unique sculpture commissioned by Tiffany & Co. from one of the world’s foremost living silversmiths floored a standing-room only auction Tuesday at Freeman’s

Hammer Falls on Street Art at Doyle

Almost 200 came to Doyle auction September 19 to listen to a panel discussion on the the evolution of Street Art. The talk preceded an auction of items in this inaugural category. Among the topics covered were the transition of Street Art into major galleries and museums and the globalization of Street Art. Doyle’s Inaugural Street Art

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Guitarist Clapton Set to Sell Richter for 20x 2001 Purchase Price

Bloomberg reports guitarist Eric Clapton is set to sell a painting by Gerhard Richter for as much as 20 times what he paid for it in 2001. Painted in 1994,  Abstraktes Bild (809-4) is now valued at some $20 million and will be offered tomorrow at Sotheby’s in London. In 2002, a 40-year retrospective of Richter’s work was held at the Museum of

Chinese Landscape Brings $1.3 Million at Freeman’s

A painting by modern Chinese master Lee Man Fong topped estimates to bring $1,314,500 at Freeman’s on Sunday. Fong was a painter born in Guangzhou, China. he died in 1988.  The auction house reports this is the fourth consecutive Asian Arts auction to achieve million-dollar-plus prices for top items. Other recent sales include a Ming Dynasty gilt bronze and cloisonné covered jar

Pittsburgh Abstraction Kicks Off Tuesday Auction

Several works by Abstract painter Nathan Dunn kicked off today’s auction at Gray’s in Cleveland. The artist is closely associated with Cleveland’s rival city of Pittsburgh. Dunn studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became best known for his works throughout Pittsburgh, Ohio, and West Virginia. He also painted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts during the