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Ebay Re-enters Live Auction Arena

Remember the days of ebay Live Auctions? Online retailer platform eBay has teamed up with Sotheby’s in a plan to will make it easier for people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles. The companies say they will start by offering a number of live auctions that are taking place at

c1930 Czechoslovakian perfume bottle and stopper; blue crystal, dauber; jeweled and enameled metalwork at neck and all around. 7 1⁄2 in.

Perfume Bottle Soars to $38K at IPBA Event

The recent International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) auction featuring Nicholas Dawes of the Antiques Roadshow saw one lot soar to $38,400. That hammer fell on a 1917 Baccarat Egyptian bottle. Other top lots included a rare 1922 Rosine bottle, Antinea ou au Fond e la Mer or bottom of the sea, which sold for $18,000.

Automakers Pledge $26 Million to Save Detroit Museum

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors and General Motors Foundation have pledged a total of $26 million toward the museum’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city

Bror Utter at the 1961 Dallas Claes Oldenburg Opening

We noticed this recently in Leigh Arnold’s DallasSites book. The Oldenburg show was one of the highlights of the no longer existent Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art. Roger Winter describes an incident at the show’s opening: Claes (Oldenburg) had a slice of like a meringue pie. I think something like a lemon pie, coconut pie made of

If You Needed More Discouragement

An article in the Wall Street Journal can provide it. The value of antiques, specifically brown furniture, continues its decline. Here are some stinging highlights… That American Colonial George III table? It would fetch less on the market than a twill love seat at Crate and Barrel. Most people with money to spend on furniture

Ida O’Keeffe, Sister of Georgia, Will Get the Spotlight at DMA

The Dallas Museum of Art will present Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow, an exhibition that will premiere at the DMA in 2017 as the first venue of a national tour. The exhibition will showcase for the first time approximately 40 paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings, to be supplemented with photographs of the artist taken by