Chinese, Japanese art at forefront of Clarke auction May 5

This Shiy De-Jinn river landscape, a 1969 watercolor on paper ($15,000-$25,000) depicts the rolling mountains and misty waterways of Taiwan, 18¾in. x 24¾in. Clarke Auction Gallery image

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – Chinese and Japanese paintings will be showcased in Clarke Auction Gallery’s sale on Sunday, May 5. American fine art, sterling silver, jewelry and mid-century modern will also be featured. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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RM Sotheby’s to sell Fred Guyton automobilia trove May 4-5

1930 Packard 734 Speedster Eight Phaeton. Estimate: $800,000-$1.1 million. RM Sotheby’s image

BLENHEIM, Ontario – RM Sotheby’s will present the esteemed Guyton Collection, comprising the cars and automobilia of the late Fred Guyton, entirely without reserve. Set for May 4-5 at the collection site in St. Louis, Missouri, the auction will present Guyton’s 60 Veteran, Brass and Classic Era automobiles alongside hundreds of pieces of automobilia and collectibles. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
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Majolica vessels top donations at Benefit Shop Foundation sale May 8

Dated 1874, this signed Medusa majolica vase stands 15 inches tall ($400-$800). Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Eye-catching and unusual items – from a fine majolica collection to a Francis Sultana fur chair – will highlight Benefit Shop Foundation’s Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Karl Lagerfeld original fashion drawings attract intense worldwide bidding

Karl Lagerfeld (German, 1933-2019), original drawing on card stock of peasant-style dress with wonderful hand coloring by the designer. Sold for $2,990

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – On April 18, runway action halted temporarily as fashionistas worldwide grabbed their mobile devices to bid in Urban Culture Auctions’ sale of original sketches by the late Chanel mastermind Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019). After weeks of relentless media coverage, the auction of fashion drawings from Lagerfeld’s days as a budding couturier had finally arrived. By the time the hammer came down on the last lot 4½ hours later, the auction had realized $247,520 and was 100% sold. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Waverly Rare Books to present Collectors Series Judaica auction May 2

First American edition copy of Chagall’s ‘Illustrations for the Bible’ (1956, Harcourt, Brace & Co., N.Y.), in a rare dustjacket and featuring 17 lithographs in color, est. $1,500-$2,500. Waverly Rare Books

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will present a special Collectors Series Judaica auction on May 2 featuring historically important books, art, scrolls and artifacts. A prized selection of items comes from the estate of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman (1919-2017), who had strong ties to the Washington, D.C., area. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hunt Slonem ‘Butterflies’ finest art specimen at Bruneau & Co. May 4

Neo-expressionist painting by Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), titled ‘Butterfly’s’ (2003), 30in. x 40in., done in Slonem’s unmistakable sgraffito technique. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Bruneau & Co. image

CRANSTON, R.I. – Just over 350 quality lots pulled from estates and collections across New England will highlight a Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction planned for Saturday, May 4, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Wilkinsons to auction collection from period Suffolk home April 28

A sampling of furnishings from the Suffolk home. Wilkinsons Auctions image

DONCASTER, England – Wilkinsons Auctioneers will sell the Rintoul Collection on Sunday, April 28. The collection, which comes from a period house in Suffolk, ranges from court cupboards to a trio of stuffed toy foxes in riding clothes that were advertising figures. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 serves up sterling silver, exquisite jewelry April 28

Cartier Panthere 18K yellow gold bracelet watch. Estimate: $54,000-$65,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Fine jewelry and decorative arts inspired by Miami Beach living will be the exclusive fare of an online auction conducted by Jasper52 on Sunday, April 28. From Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra and Cartier Panthere jewelry to the finest French silver, this special sale features only the best in jewelry, watches, decorative art and silver. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mrs. Thatcher – Part III, online auction at Christie’s in May

Portrait by Eiichiro Sakata, taken during a visit to Japan, signed and dated in pencil; dedicated ‘For Mrs. Thatcher ‘Sakata’ Nov 21,
91′ in ink. Estimate:£1,000-1,500. The portrait hung in Mrs Thatcher’s office. She is known to have favored this likeness and once remarked, ‘This is how I would like to be remembered.’ Image courtesy of Christie’s

LONDON – Christie’s has announced it will offer “Mrs Thatcher, Part III,” an online sale which will be open for bidding between May 2 and 9, 2019. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s historic election as the United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister (1979-1990), this constitutes the third and final part in a trilogy of auctions held as part of the arrangements following the death of Mrs Thatcher in 2013.

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Rufino Tamayo etching heads Moran’s benefit auction May 5

Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991 Mexican), ‘Personaje en Verde [Personage in Green].’ Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s is partnering with the Foundation for Appraisal Education to bring over 140 lots of fine items to auction on May 5. Proceeds will support the foundation’s mission to provide a scholarship to those looking to expand their knowledge in appraisal education. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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