Guest Blog: Art Inconnu

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TheMagazineAntiques.com is very pleased to inaugurate a new bi-monthly series that features guest bloggers on topics related to art, antiques, archives, collecting, design, and more. Today we’ve invited Thomas of Art Inconnu—a blog devoted to forgotten and underappreciated artists—to share a selection of modern female painters  included on his website.  Here are his picks: Suzanne Lalique (French, 1898-1989) Best remembered …

Collecting Notes: 20th century lighting design

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Although Louis Comfort Tiffany stills commands the lion’s share of the market for 20th-century lighting design, many collectors have eschewed these opulent art lamps for mass-produced lightning by international, often anonymous designers—embracing the functional as well as the aesthetic value of their designs. Several dealers have carved a niche in this specialized field, and I recently visited a few New …

This Week’s Top Lots: September 7 – 11

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*  The top lot of the September 9 sale of British pottery and porcelain at Bonhams New Bond Street was an 18th-century Worcester “Grubb” plate that sold for £20,400 (estimate £4,000-5,000). Other top lots were a signed 1821 creamware stallion that sold for £18,000 (estimate £8,000-12,000), and a mid-18th century Bow duck tureen (estimate £8,000-10,000) and a Worcester teapot (estimate …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 31 – September 4

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* The top lot of the September 2 sale of toys and dolls at Bonhams in Knowle was a group of eight Door of Hope Mission dolls that sold for £2,220 (estimate £300-500). Other top lots were a circa 1870 Francois Gaultier doll that sold for £1,440 (estimate £1,200-1,600), and a collection of assorted empty Corgi toy boxes from the …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 15 – 21

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*  The top lot of the August 15 & 16 sale of marine, China trade, and sporting art at Northeast Auctions in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s A Check-Keep Your Distance that sold for $381,000 (estimate $100,000-200,000). Other top lots were a 19th-century carved figurehead of a woman attributed to John Rogerson that sold for $183,000 (estimate $120,000-180,000), …

Jerry Bywaters at the Blanton Museum of Art

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Jerry Bywaters (1906-1989) was a seminal figure of 20th-century art in Texas. In addition to the prominent role he played as a faculty member for more than forty years at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and as director of the Dallas Museum of Art for over twenty years (1943-1964), throughout his career he was also an artist, curator, and critic. Considered …

In conversation with…Raymond D. White, artillery art collector

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In our current issue author Jane A. Kimball has written a survey of “Trench art of the Great War.” To complement this story, we asked artillery art expert and collector Raymond D. White to tell us more about this unique art.Tell us about your collection and how you got interested in trench/artillery art?There are currently 225 casings in my collection. …

Recommended this week

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On August 15 & 16 Northeast Auctions will host its annual Marine, China Trade & Sporting Art auction, including English pottery from the collection of Bob Treitelman. See all 1,152 lots here. Peggy Cooper Cafritz spoke to the New York Times about the loss of her African-American and African art collection after her Washington, DC home was destroyed by fire …

Historical paints from England

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Making paints in shades used in England and America from the seventeenth century onward has been a growing industry both in this country and abroad. It has advanced in step with the technology for analyzing historical paint samples precisely. Several decades ago the reigning method of ascertaining the history of color on the walls of a historic house was by …