Gorgeous Galle Cameo Glass Vases Lead The Way in Neue Auctions’ Online-Only Art & Antiques Auction held September 25th

Beachwood, OH, USA, October 8, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Vibrant, colorful vases and table lamps by Galle and other famous makers, lithographs by Charles Burchfield, Alberto Giacometti and other noted artists, Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces, original oil paintings, sterling silver flatware and more all came up for bid in Neue Auctions’ online-only Art & Antiques auction held September 25th.

The two top lots were Galle vases. A Galle cameo glass blown out vase with a Plums design, 15 ½ inches tall, of baluster form, fire polished with pendant branches heavy with plums, finished at $9,840; while a large Galle cameo glass vase, Lilies, 23 inches tall, of baluster form with incised Galle signature, cameo carved with lily flowers on long leafy stems, changed hands for $9,225.

A lovely Galle cameo glass scenic table lamp, the base with tall pines in a mountain landscape, the shade showing eagles soaring over clouds, 14 inches tall, sold within estimate for $4,612. Also, a Muller Freres scenic cameo glass lamp with a domed shade on a baluster base, 14 ½ inches tall, the shade cameo carved with a hunting dog, pheasant, pond and trees, made $1,722.

The sale consisted of 404 lots that included undiscovered finds in many categories. Most were acquired from regional estates and longtime collectors. Most items sold within estimate or above. “We also had the most viewers ever watching the auction,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions, “and that was exciting for our team members. The strength of this sale and its statistics tell me online bidding is healthy. Now’s a good time to sell the finer things to a global audience.”

Maciejewski added, “The bottom line is, as long as our consignors and bidders are happy, we’re happy, and profitable, too. This allows us to continue bringing in the best auction inventory, whether through referral or marketing. We’re constantly reviewing fine collections for auction.”

Following are additional highlights from the sale. All prices quoted include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.

A lithograph on paper by Charles Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), titled Summer Benediction, the Print Club of Cleveland publication #31 for 1953, edition of 250 plus 10, went for $5,228 (a record price for the image); while framed a lithograph on Arches paper by Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), titled House in Majolica, signed and numbered (“26/65”), rose to $3,690.

The paintings category featured an oil on canvas marine work by Mauritz Frederik De Haas (Dutch/American, 1832-1895), of a craggy coast with figures along the rocks and sails at sea, signed, that rang up $8,610; and an oil on wood panel tranquil river scene with two boys in a boat by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), also signed, that commanded $4,612.

A lovely collection of oil paintings by the American artist Andre (Gittelson) Gisson (1921-2003) came up for bid, including a beautiful oil on linen canvas Still Life with Flowers that was signed upper right and housed in a 32 inch by 38 inch frame ($2,091); and a colorful and vibrant oil on canvas Paris street scene, signed lower left, 24 inches by 12 inches (sight, less frame) ($1,845).

Fans and collectors of silver had much to consider, including a Gorham Buttercup sterling flatware service that brought $2,214; a Towle sterling flatware service in the King Richard pattern in a fitted felt-lined case, weighing 90.66511 oz. troy ($1,722); and several pieces of Old English silver, including a Hester Bateman sterling silver tea caddy produced in 1784 ($1,230).

Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali both were represented in the sale. An etching on chine colle by Matisse (French, 1869-1954), titled Nu Pour Cleveland, rendered in 1932, signed and numbered (“231/250”), brought $4,612; while a signed lithograph in colors with collage from 1971 by Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), titled Trotting Horses No. 2, from Dali’s Currier & Ives series, hit $1,476.

A set of ten vintage Eero Saarinen black wool upholstered executive chairs, comprising eight side chairs and two armchairs, with tubular chrome steel legs, each one 37 inches tall, gaveled for a respectable $5,842. Also, a Charles and Ray Eames molded LCW lounge chair made from molded ash plywood with a shaped back and seat and raised on molded legs, realized $1,476.

Mid-Century Modern furniture was led by a dining/conference table in solid walnut, the long oval form with squared ends raised on squared legs, 117 inches in length and 45 inches deep ($4,612); and a walnut stereo cabinet, rectangular form with hinged doors, inset stereo speakers and Empire Gold turntable and a Macintosh MX 110, plus a variety of vintage albums ($1,476).

A beautiful Mettlach stoneware charger by Heinrich Schlitt, 17 ½ inches in diameter, the large circular form depicting a scholarly gnome reading a book in a toadstool forest, signed lower left with impressed marks for Mettlach and stamped ‘2698’, earned $3,321. Also, a Royal Worcester Embassy pattern dinner service for twelve with the Royal Worcester mark in black made $3,075.

As mentioned, numerous items sailed past their high estimates. A few examples are as follows:

  • A large 19th century carved pine and scallop shell ornament with a gilded finish, 15 inches tall with a wire for hanging, sold for $2,460 against an estimate of $300-$500.
  • A Grand Tour early Christian brass relief of The Crucifixion, cast in low to high relief with the corpus Christi flanked by apostles, rose to $1,845 against a $400-$700 estimate.
  • A pair of conical black enameled Swedish lamp shades with teak wood arms and mounts, designed for Luxus by Uno & A-sten Kristiansson (sold for $1,599, estimate $150-$300).
  • A Bitossi for Raymor ceramic vase, cylindrical form and glazed with concentric rings in various colors and glaze textures, signed Italy 1393A (sold $1,599, estimate $100-$300).

Internet bidding was facilitated by the two platforms: Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

Neue Auctions’ next event is slated for Saturday, October 30th, at 10 am Eastern time. The auction will feature fine art, antiques, jewelry, carpets, furniture, decorative arts and more. To learn more about Neue Auctions, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Neue Auctions:
Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notifications and information regarding all current and future sales. For info, visit www.neueauctions.com. Neue Auctions’ next event is slated for Saturday, October 30th, at 10 am Eastern time. The auction will feature fine art, antiques, jewelry, carpets, furniture, decorative arts and more. To learn more about Neue Auctions, visit www.neueauctions.com.

Harley Wallen’s Tale of Tails Racks up Many Wins on the Film Festival Circuit

New York, NY, October 6, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- After a long and very successful festival run with some historic wins including the first time ever “Tale of Tails” won Best TV Series, Best Lead Actor in a TV Series or film and Best Director at the 26th Annual Indie Gathering and turned around the following week and won the esteemed Golden Statue at the Hollywood Global Film Festival. “Tale of Tails” will be available on multiple platforms in late September (Tubi, Amazon/IMDb TV and Vudu to start with other outlets pending) and foreign sales in much of Europe.

The series is co-produced by original creator Tevis Marcum, Producer and Lead Actress Kaiti Wallen, Writer/Editor Steve Kopera and Writer/Director and Lead Actor Harley Wallen.

Short synopsis:
Tails is not a white-collar gentlemen’s club. It’s a borderline-legal bar with topless dancers and a back room where anything goes for the right price. Nick, the owner, keeps Tails afloat by taking advantage of the desperate women who dance for money and the desperate men who pay for female attention. When a dead body shows up in the bathroom, Nick’s control begins to unravel. Hunted by an ambitious, relentless cop, Nick’s enemies begin to surround him. He must decide how many friends to sacrifice in order to save himself.

When asked how surprising the series festival success has been Harley said “I felt like we had something special when we worked on the story but as we started filming it really came alive and I felt we had a place and an audience, but I do not take the festival accolades and reviews for granted and how well the series did as a ‘Tubi Exclusive’ was also a big compliment but I’m excited we will be available to a bigger audience with the additional outlets and all the new countries we’ll be in.”

“I get asked a lot about our guest stars and their impact and they were all really great! Yan Birch and Blanca Blanco actually came with me to the Hollywood Globals awards gala to accept the beautiful Golden Statue. They’ve been incredibly supportive and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities as Season 2 is currently being written,” said Wallen.

Tale of Tails had an amazing run at the film festival circuit with wins at Austin International Art Festival, Paris Play Film Festival, Toronto Film and Script Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Hollywood International Golden Age Awards, Crown Woods International Film Festival, Adbhooture Film Festival, Florence Film Awards, The IndieFest Film Awards, The Indie Gathering and Hollywood Global. They’re also finalists at the WSXA Awards and Best Indie Film Awards and also Official Selection at LA Indies, Gold Star Movie Awards, Chicago Indie Awards, Montreal Independent Film Festival, Russia’s White Nights Film Festival, Dubai Independent Film Festival, Moody Crab Film Fest and Top Indie Film Awards.

“With his new series “Tale of Tails”, director Harley Wallen weaves together a tale rich in drama, suspense, and intrigue set against the backdrop of the adult entertainment world. Replete with narratives that are not often explored in film and television in such a thought-provoking way, we are excited to share Harley’s work with a wider public audience!” said Rob Johnson, Founder of Homestead Entertainment, who is handling the project’s distribution.

When asked what to expect for Season 2 Wallen said “More action for once, more guest stars and I’m really excited about us having more time to get the story really strong and take the plot to a new level, a lot of people have asked for a longer season and longer episodes but we’re planning on keeping episodes to around 20 minutes but want to up to 10 episodes for Season 2.”

Unfortunately when we asked Wallen the whereabouts of Amber he pleaded the 5th.

Look for Season 1 of “Tale of Tails” with this new artwork soon on Amazon Prime, Vudu, IMDb TV and Tubi. For more info on “Tale of Tails”, please go to https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11620272/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Harley and Kaiti Wallen are both represented by The Williamson Management Company.

Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles Appoints Jena Lee as Pacific Northwest Representative

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 5, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Andrew Jones Auctions is proud to announce the appointment of Jena Lee as Pacific Northwest Representative. Ms. Lee is an art appraiser and consultant, with over a decade of experience in the valuation of fine art and residential contents.

As a specialist in Modern and Contemporary fine art, Jena began her appraisal career with Charles Credaroli Fine Art Services in Los Angeles, cataloguing and researching collections for high-profile clients, financial institutions, venerable museums, universities and multimillion-dollar corporations. She has extensive experience in estate appraisal and an expansive knowledge of American and European furniture, decorative arts and fine silver.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Jena’s caliber on our team,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “She has the experience and work ethic to expand our reach in an important region of the country.”

Jena recently relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she provides Pacific Northwest clientele with independent appraisals and sale advisory. She is a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)-certified candidate member of American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and currently serves as the co-chair of Personal Property for the Los Angeles Chapter of the ASA.

Jena Lee can be reached by phone (503-999-1937) or email (jenalee@andrewjonesauctions.com).

To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auction events, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently. They can be reached by phone at (213) 748-8008, or via email, at info@andrewjonesauctions.com.

About Andrew Jones Auctions:
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from the antiquity to today. To learn more, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted often.

Xperimento & Vikina Heat Things Up With The Debut Of Their New Music Video “Venganza”

MIAMI, FL. September 27, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- -While the majority of us prepare for the chill of fall Xperimento and Vikina are heating things up with the release of their hot new music video, Venganza.

Xperimento & Vikina Heat Things Up With The Debut Of Their New Music Video “Venganza”

Vikina dubbed Miss 305 for her notoriety in the Miami music scene partnered with three-time Latin Grammy nominated Xperimento, the band known to the NFL as “The Face of Miami”.  Members from Xperimento hail from Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela creating a cross genre sound and dancefloor energy. Combining the unique vocals of Vikina with Xperimento’s blend of traditional sounds and the music of tomorrow this song tells the story of love, loss, and revenge.

“As a modern and bilingual Latina, I don’t hear enough music out there that I can identify with.” Vikina says. “I want to write songs that girls like me can scream at the top of their lungs and feel empowered by.”

The members of Xperimento have performed at world famous venues and with world famous artists including Ricky Martin, Prince, and Fonseca. They have been chosen by Navy Entertainment to play for our troops overseas at Naval stations across the world as well as representing Miami in the documentary Visit the USA additionally, they were selected to play The Tail Gate Stage at Super Bowl LIV in February 2020. Vikina has had worldwide success, she released “Borracha” with Pitbull and IAmChino in 2020. She has shared the stage with artists Farruko, Zion y Lennox, and Shaggy where she kicked off iHeart Radio Fiesta Latina and finished as a finalist on Univision’s singing competition Reina De La Cancion.

You can view their video here or listen to their new single “Venganza” across all platforms.

https://www.xperimento.com/
https://www.vikinamusic.com/about

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For further information contact David Parnes 917.930.6174

The Classic Car Collection of Larry and Dawn Menard will be Auctioned Oct. 2 in Chippewa Falls, WI

Chippewa Falls, WI, USA, September 24, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- The Larry and Dawn Menard collection of rare and classic cars, gas station signs and other petroliana, fine pickup trucks, vintage motorcycles, antique tractors, over 300 pieces of memorabilia and more will be auctioned Saturday, October 2nd, in the Expo Building of the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, at 225 Edwards Street in Chippewa Falls.

The auction has a start time of 9 am Central. Gates will open at 7 am. “We hope everyone can come and bid on a chance to own one of these fabulous collector cars and more,” said Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions, the Minnesota auction house conducting the sale. “But even if you can’t attend in person, you can bid online” (thru www.VanDerBrinkAuctions.com).

The auction is a rare and vintage car collector’s dream, packed with rides like a fuel-injected 1957 Chevrolet convertible, a fuel-injected 1963 Corvette with the split rear window, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1950 Ford Woody wagon, a 1935 Ford 3-window coupe, the complete Tri-Five series of Chevrolet convertibles and Nomad wagons, amazing 1958 and 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertibles, a 1959 Series 62 Cadillac, great vintage pickups, a 2007 NASCAR rolling body, beautiful customs, and over 300 pieces of automotive memorabilia. Many of the vintage cars have been lovingly restored back to their original showroom condition by Larry and Dawn.

Folks in the Midwest will instantly recognize the Menard name. Menard’s is famous throughout the region as a hardware store chain that sells everything from birdseed to lumber. For years, Larry Menard was the face of the company and could be seen at stores, giving sales and product seminars. His recent death led his wife Dawn to made the tough decision to sell their collection.

Larry grew up on the family farm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and learned hard work at an early age. He enjoyed cars, speed and their styling, too, and was just 12 years old when he sold his 4-H calf with the idea of buying his first car, with help from his Uncle Ed. Larry had heard that a neighbor had a 1935 Ford slant black sedan for sale. He promptly bicycled over and bought it.

So, at age 12, he proudly drove that car home (his bike in the trunk), and when he got there his father asked him, “Did you get the title?” Larry had been so excited about getting the car, he’d completely forgotten about the title. But the experience convinced him he was a deal maker who was destined for a life in sales, and he vowed then to start collecting rare old automobiles, too.

Larry’s father didn’t want his sons, Larry and John, to spend their lives farming, and he began a family business, building pre-fab buildings. He gave the boys the first building, which they used to sell lumber out of a boxcar. That modest beginning, of selling lumber and pre-fab buildings, eventually became Menard’s – everything under one roof for all one’s building and home needs.

When Larry was still in high school, he hung out with a friend and kindred spirit who also loved cars and had a sister, too, named Dawn. The two never dated back, then, but years later they were reintroduced at the Menard’s store in Eau Claire by Dawn’s daughter. A strong connection was quickly established and the two became soulmates. It turned out Dawn loved old cars, too.

Larry and Dawn embarked on a life together that was centered around their rapidly growing car collection (and work of course). They loved to go to cruises with car buddies. They never missed Back to the 50s and Good Guys car shows. They had a list of cars that they looked for and actively sought out. One was a 1935 Ford, since that was Larry’s first car. They loved “the hunt”.

Eventually, the collection expanded to include not just classic cars but other American classics: gas pumps, porcelain signs and many items of petroliana and memorabilia. A collection became a museum. Larry and Dawn’s adventure continued for many years along the road of life, through all the twists and turns they encountered, leading up to Larry’s death and Dawn’s decision to sell.

An open-house preview will be held the day before the auction, on Friday, October 1st, from 10-6 Central time, at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds at 225 Edwards Street in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Masks are recommended but not required for the open-house preview. The auction, on the following day, October 2nd, starting at 9 am, will be held in the Expo Building.

For more information about the sale of the Larry and Dawn Menard collection on October 2nd, visit www.VanderBrinkAuctions.com.

Miller & Miller’s Oct. 9th Online Firearms, Sporting & Canadiana Auction will also Feature Paintings by Canadian Artists

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, September 23, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Original, vibrant paintings by Canadian artists Alfred Joseph Casson (1898-1992), Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974), Anna Weber (1814-1888), Joseph Swift (1832-1889) and Homer Ransford Watson (1855-1936) will all be in a Firearms, Sporting & Canadiana auction slated for Saturday, October 9th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

The online-only auction has a start time of 9 am Eastern time, with Internet bidding available on the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com), plus LiveAuctioneers.com.

There will be two headliners: the Don and Joyce Blyth firearms collection, and the decoy and fishing collections of Marty Osler. Marty’s fishing collection includes a select offering of fine reels and rods, many by Hardy Brothers of England. The decoy collection is primarily Canadian and includes many fine examples by Carl O. Rankin, Frank Dolsen, Billy Ellis and Ken Anger.

The Blyth collection features Ontario firearms, including many unique examples, as well as highly collectible firearms by Colt, Remington, Stevens and others. Also included is artwork by the abovenamed Canadian artists and others. The sale is complemented by a select offering of wonderful Canadian and American furniture and fine and decorative art.

“Don and Joyce Blyth began their collection in the 1950s, before antiquing was a thing,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Don found the treasure map to his firearms collection shortly after the Second World War. It was in the form of a firearms registry mandated during the war. He used it to track down his rarest guns, and it set the stage for Gooding’s book.”

Miller added, “Whether it was art by the Group of Seven, a passenger pigeon, or a Colt Dragoon, Don collected it. Now, others will have a chance to own what he and his wife Joyce cherished for their entire lives.” There will be no in-person auction to attend, but bidders can tune in to the live webcast on the Miller & Miller Auctions website, on October 9th, to watch lots close in real time.

The 1940 oil on board landscape painting by the Group of Seven artist Alfred Joseph Casson is a candidate for top lot of the auction, with a strong estimate of $30,000-$40,000 (all prices quoted are in Canadian dollars). The work, titled Outside Algonquin Park, depicts a bucolic scene near the village of Whitney. Casson focused much of his work on rural villages and towns in Canada.

The oil on board country scape painting by Group of Seven founding member Alexander Young Jackson, done in 1966, is similar in style to the Casson work, except there are no buildings in the Jackson painting, as there are in Casson’s. The piece, with an estimate of $20,000-$30,000, is signed lower left, titled and dated, “Oat Field Harrington, Quebec, Sept. 1966, A.Y. Jackson.”

A large (18 inches by 14 inches) watercolor and ink folk art fraktur-type painting by Anna Weber is signed in fraktur writing and dated 1870. The design, executed in blues, red, yellow and brown, consists of eleven pairs of birds, each pair a different type (estimate: $12,000-$18,000). Weber was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but died in Waterloo County, Ontario, a Canadian.

There are two paintings by Joseph Swift on offer, both equestrian-themed and both having pre-sale estimates of $12,000-$15,000. One is of a horse named Manfred, the other Royal Exchange. Smith spent much of his artistic time filling a growing need for recording prize-winning animals, often shown at the Toronto Exhibition for proud owners in the latter part of the 19th century.

Homer Ransford Watson will also be represented twice in the sale, once with a monumental (34 inches by 44 inches) unframed oil on board, one of a pioneer (or farmer) traveling along a trail by horse-drawn carriage, titled The Hayrack (estimate: $8,000-$12,0000; the other a lovely outdoor scene of a boy closing the gate on his flock of sheep, signed (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).

Good things will happen yet a third time with a pair of oil on board paintings by John Joseph Kenyon, the photographer-painter. Like the Swift paintings, these are also equestrian in nature. Kenyon painted money portraits of the winning horses at race tracks in New York and Kentucky. These two, titled Petrocleus (1904) and Lexington, are each expected to realize $4,000-$6,000.

On to firearms, where a Colt 3rd model Dragoon pistol, made circa 1851-1861, having walnut grips stamped with a cartouche of an army inspector’s initials on both sides is expected to hit the mark for $8,000-$10,000; and a rare Colt model 1851 Navy pistol, made in America but issued to the Canadian Upper Canada (Ontario) Volunteer Militia in 1855, should reach $6,000-$8,000.

A Winchester model 1873 deluxe rifle, made in America in 1893, .44-.40 calibre and with an octagonal barrel and a special order deluxe checkered grip and fore stock, carries an estimate of $7,000-$9,000. Also, a Samuel Green Canadian cased rifle, circa 1843-1861, cased and retailed by Rigby (Ireland), the .45 calibre barrel marked “Green Toronto”, should rise to $6,000-$9,000.

An American Jacob Spangle (Susquehanna, Pa.) flint Kentucky rifle, having a 34 ¼ inch, .45 calibre barrel, a tiger maple stock in exceptional condition and brass furniture has an estimate of $5,000-$7,000; while an American-made Stevens Walnut Hill rifle, of the type made from 1896-1930s, having a nicely engraved frame and a Swiss butt plate, should command $5,000-$7,000.

In the furniture category, a painted pine linen press, made circa 1940 and found north of Oakville in Halton County (Ontario), the case of one-piece construction with two doors, is estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Also, a late 18th or early 19th century Pennsylvania pine corner cupboard with swan and neck pediment, reeded pilasters and gothic glazing, should achieve $4,000-$6,000.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has two more online-only auctions lined up for the balance of 2021: a Watches & Jewels auction on Saturday, November 20th; and a Petroliana, Breweriana & Advertising auction on Saturday, December 4th. Like those before it, both will be Internet-only. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and firm’s calendar of upcoming events, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

Elvis Presley Signed Contract for The Purchase of Graceland in Memphis Sells Online for $114,660 by PristineAuction.com

Phoenix, AZ, USA, September 22, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- The 1957 contract signed by Elvis Presley and both of his parents for the purchase of the home in Memphis that became known as Graceland soared to $114,660 in an online auction held August 10th by PristineAuction.com, based in Phoenix. It was the only lot in the auction. A month later, Beckett named PristineAuction.com its Auction House of the Year for 2021.

“This auction was certainly one of a kind,” said Jared Kavile the president and founder of PristineAuction.com. “The company is proud to be part of the sale of such an incredible piece of history. The legend of The King will always live on, and Graceland is one of the most famous mansions in the world, visited by millions of people from around the globe. To be part of that is an honor.”

The contract was the actual purchase agreement allowing the Presleys to purchase the property at 3764 Highway 51 in Memphis. It was printed on Virginia Grant Realty Company letterhead and included Virginia Grant’s handwritten agreement, stating the Presleys would trade their property on Audubon Drive in Memphis for $55,000 credit, plus an extra $90,000 to purchase Graceland.

When Elvis was a boy, he told his parents one day he would make a lot of money and take care of them, putting an end to their years of hard work and financial struggles. Buying the Graceland mansion was the fulfillment of that childhood promise. Graceland was Elvis’s world. He and his parents lived and died there. For many, Graceland has come to represent the American Dream.

The custom-framed document, 30 inches by 34 inches, was dated March 17, 1957. It was signed by Elvis, his parents (Vernon and Gladys) and agent Virginia Grant, who signed her name in red and black ink pen. The $114,660 purchase price included the buyer’s premium. After Presley’s 1977 death, Graceland was named a National Historic Landmark. It opened to the public in 1982.

Beckett, the internationally respected sports memorabilia authenticating and grading service based in Dallas, each year hosts its Industry Summit Awards, where it recognizes and honors the best and most prominent figures in the autographed memorabilia industry. PristineAuction.com was named Auction House of the Year at this year’s event, held September 12-15 in Las Vegas.

To learn more about PristineAuction.com and the firm’s calendar of upcoming online-only auction events, please visit www.pristineauction.com.

About Pristineauction.Com:
PristineAuction.com holds frequent online-only auctions, featuring rare and highly collectible items in its popular historical auction category. Typically, the best items are offered in sales ending the last Sunday of each month, in their elite auctions. Many of the elite historical items are signed by influential figures such as former presidents, artists, actors and musicians. All are authenticated. PristineAuction.com is a family owned and operated consignment-based online auction house. Since its founding in 2010, the company have grown from a spare bedroom to a 37,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, Arizona. A team of over 100 people actively services the many customers. The firm specializes in autographed memorabilia, sports cards, coins, art and collectibles. By working with leading authentication companies, it ensures all items offered are 100% authentic. PristineAuction.com offers items certified by trusted names, including Leaf, JSA, PSA, Beckett, Steiner Sports, Schwartz Sports, TriStar, Total Sports Enterprises, Upper Deck Authenticated, and MLB Authentication. PristineAuction.com runs multiple weekly auctions, a premium monthly auction, and daily and 10- minute auctions. In addition to auctions, it has an extensive web store with display cases, custom framing options, and other accessories to display memorabilia. PristineAuction.com is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection of sports-related items and memorabilia, you may send an email to sales@pristineauction.com. To learn more about PristineAuction.com, please visit www.pristineauction.com.

A Cubist Oil Painting by Maqbool Fida Husain (Indian, 1915-2011) will Headline Bruneau & Co.’s Sept. 30th Online Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, September 18, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- A dynamic oil on canvas Cubist painting by the Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain, an early 20th century Tiffany Studios ‘Bleeding Heart’ table lamp, and a circa 1904 Caille Brothers (Chicago) Eclipse upright 25-cent slot machine are all expected to do well in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction on Thursday, September 30th.

The online-only auction has a start time of 6 pm Eastern and will be highlighted by a single-owner collection of antiques and collectibles. In all, 333 lots will come up for bid. All items can be previewed, by appointment only, in the Bruneau & Co. gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. For an appointment, call 401-533-9980, or send an email to info@bruneauandco.com.

“I enjoy doing the online bidding during these online-only auctions because it is like a video game with so much action,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer. Company president Kevin Bruneau added, “You never know what you’re going to find in a house, especially in New England. The single-owner collection being sold was just five minutes away from the gallery.”

With a stout pre-sale estimate of $40,000-$60,000, the Cubist painting by Maqbool Fida Husain (India, 1915-2011) is a strong pick for top lot of the auction. The monotone composition of gray, black and white depicts a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 inches by 24 inches (sight, less frame), the work comes with a certificate of authenticity from Husain’s son, Shafat.

Maqbool Fida Husain was dubbed the “Picasso of India”. He started off painting billboard signs in India but quickly started blending together folk, tribal and mythological arts in a unique, modified Cubist style. He was one of the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century and was a founding member of the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group.

The early 20th century Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) ‘Bleeding Heart’ table lamp, 22 inches tall overall, has an emerald green marbled glass grid lampshade with yellow leaf and vine belting over a thin, shapely column, supported by a round base. The lamp presents beautifully and was in working order at testing. The lampshade measures 16 inches in diameter (estimate: $10,000-$15,000).

The Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine, manufactured in Chicago around 1904, is a 63-inch-tall upright floor wheel model having an oak cabinet with a glass front and decorated with cherubs framed by Corinthian columns and ornate acanthus leaves and fine figural metal work throughout. The handsome machine, restored about 15 years ago, should fetch $10,000-$15,000.

A large 20th century marble fountain that at one time graced the grounds of the Russian Embassy in the United States, carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$4,000. The base alone is 46 inches tall and the ornately carved basin, 17 inches tall and 36 inches in diameter, is decorated with three eagles having outstretched wings, supported by a column with putti, dolphins, swags and sphinx.

A bronze, enamel and hardstone Viennese dancer sculpture by the noted Austrian artist Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004), 14 ¼ inches in height, is estimated to sell for $800-$1,200. The sculpture depicts a woman frozen in a dynamic pose, while dressed in an elaborate costume of navy blue and lavender enamel over gilded bronze. The work is signed “Gerdago” on the hem of her skirt.

Gerdago studied in Berlin and Paris before working as an assistant to the architect Oskar Strnad. During this time, she began to design statuettes of figures in dramatic poses often dressed in futuristic costumes and eccentric headgear. The Viennese foundry Artur Rubinstein had also produced some of her designs and created Gerdago signed objects.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction on Thursday, September 30th, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Stevens Auction’s Sept. 25 Auction will Feature Beautiful Antiques and Southern Finery from Four Mississippi Estates

Aberdeen, MS, USA, September 17, 2021 –DailyVoiceHundreds of beautiful antiques and Southern finery from four Mississippi estates – two in Columbus, one in Tupelo and one in Southaven – will come up for bid at a Mid-Summer Antique Auction planned for Saturday, September 25th, at 10 am Central time, by Stevens Auction Company, live in the Aberdeen gallery and online via LiveAuctioneers.com.

The sale has 441 lots, many of them fine furniture pieces by renowned 19th century American makers like Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Thomas Brooks and Alexander Roux. But there are also wonderful decorative accessories, too, such as a seven-piece set of Moser wine glasses (estimate: $500-$1,500) and a lovely gold gilded Victorian over-the-mantel mirror (estimate: $800-$1,500).

In the furniture category, a gorgeous mahogany carved four-poster plantation bed with flamed finials and a heavily carved headboard, 93 inches tall, 62 inches wide and 75 inches long, has a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$5,000. Also, a rosewood triple-back sofa attributed to Alexander Roux, heavily carved and quite beautiful, 78 inches wide, is expected to sell for $1,000-$2,000.

A Tennessee sugar chest with a divider and drawer at the bottom and Sheraton turn legs, 29 inches tall by 43 inches wide and pulled from a Tennessee home, should bring $2,500-$4,000; while a walnut Victorian oval center table by Thomas Brooks, with white marble, 37 inches long by 29 inches in diameter, would be a handsome addition to any home (estimate: $1,200-$2,000).

A George III style ebonized mahogany triple fusée musical bracket clock with eight nestev bells, gilt bronze mounted, is expected to hit $2,500-$3,500. Also, an 80-piece set of Chantilly sterling flatware by Gorhan should hammer for $2,000-$3,500; and a hand-painted Limoges porcelain punch bowl with five cups, grapes and flowers, signed Austria, should finish at $600-$1,000.

Two ornate cast iron garden benches, both white, loveseat-size with a rounded gothic back, will be offered as separate lots (each estimated at $1,000-$2,000). Also, a pastel painting of a lady in a gold gilded wood frame, with a Royal seal and French signature, has an estimate of $500-$900.

A roll-top walnut Victorian desk with a fitted interior and carved man and woman heads, 50 inches tall by 56 inches wide, should knock down for $1,200-$2,000; a walnut Victorian rococo writing desk with pierce carved gallery, 65 inches tall, has an estimate of $1,000-$2,000; and a solid oak Wooten S roll-top desk, signed, with a Rotary patent, should realize $2,500-$4,000.

In the market for a sideboard? A mahogany Empire Revival sideboard with bow front doors, acanthus carved column, claw feet and bevel mirror backsplash, 66 inches tall and 72 inches long, is expected to make $1,200-$2,000. Also, a mahogany sideboard with exaggerated column ends, four drawers and two doors, 45 inches tall by 77 inches wide, should garner $500-$1,000.

Or perhaps a secretary is on your wish-list. A flamed mahogany slant front secretary, period Empire, with all beaded trim in place, in great condition, 98 inches tall by 46 inches wide, is expected to bring $1,500-$2,500. Also, an early cherry slant front secretary with dove tailing, bracket feet and original pulls, 42 inches tall by 39 inches wide, should fetch $600-$1,200.

A rosewood Victorian etagere with a bonnet crown and white marble top, 8 feet 3 inches tall by 58 inches wide, carries a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$3,500. Also, an early flame mahogany Empire chest with column front, turned legs and backsplash, should command $700-$1,500.

A Tennessee cherry pie safe with peg construction, two drawers and two doors, 49 inches tall by 43 inches wide, is expected to change hands for $1,000-$3,000; and a tall (80 inches) quarter sawn oak china cabinet with bow front, leaded glass doors, curved glass ends, a full column front, carved crown and claw feet, should ring up. Many other furniture pieces will also be sold.

An open house preview will be held at the gallery on Friday, September 24th, from 10 am-7 pm.

Doors will open at 8 am on auction day, Sept. 25th. Pictures are continually being added to the Stevens website (www.stevensauction.com), so interested parties are encouraged to check often for new additions and further information. For information not contained in the sales brochure, please call 662-369-2200 or email to stevensauction@bellsouth.net. Phone bids are welcome.

Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 3 percent processing fee for credit cards. A sales tax will be charged as well, except for those bidders with a valid state resale number. Light refreshments will be served on auction day.

To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the Mid-Summer Antique Auction planned for Saturday, Sept. 25th visit www.stevensauction.com. Updates are posted often.

About Stevens Auction Company:
Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200; or, you can e-mail them at stevensauction@bellsouth.net. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company, visit www.stevensauction.com.

Neue Auctions’ Online Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, September 25th, Features Undiscovered Finds in Many Categories

Beachwood, OH, USA, September 16, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Neue Auctions’ online-only Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, September 25th at 10 am Eastern time, is an exciting offering of more than 400 lots that include undiscovered finds in many categories. Most were acquired from regional estates and longtime collectors. Paintings, works on paper, glass and Asian ceramics will all come under the gavel.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by two platforms: Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

The list of artists in the auction reads like a who’s who in the fine art world, names like Henri Matisse, Charles Burchfield, Georges Braque, John Cyril Harrison, Emilio Sanchez Perrier, Mauritz Frederik De Haas, Franklin D. Briscoe, Andre Gisson and many others. The superb glass collection includes gorgeous examples from Galle, Legras, Muller Freres, Daum and others.

“We are also privileged to be offering many fine Mid-Century Modern pieces from a home in Akron, Ohio, where the interior designer was Isabelle Lichtenstein, the wife of the famous artist Roy Lichtenstein,” said Bridget McWilliams, an appraisal services specialist at Neue Auctions. “In fact, Roy hung the curtains in the house. The couple worked there in the late ‘50s and ‘60s.”

Items from the home include a Japan Series upholstered teakwood lounge chair (1957), designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son (Denmark) and retailed by John Stuart (estimate: $600-$1,000); and a Jens Risom walnut two-part rectangular credenza, the left side with a hinged blind door and tambour door and the right side having four graduated long doors (estimate: $500-$1,000).

The paintings category will feature an oil on canvas marine work by Mauritz Frederik De Haas (Dutch/American, 1832-1895), of a rocky coast with figures along the rocks and sails at sea, signed (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); and an oil on wood panel tranquil river scene with two boys in a boat by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), also signed (estimate: $6,000-$9,000).

A lithograph on Arches paper by Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), titled House in Majolica, signed lower right and numbered (“26/65”) and matted and framed, should bring $4,000-$6,000; while an etching on chine colle by Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), titled Nu Pour Cleveland (1932), signed and numbered (“231/250”) has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.

The outstanding glass collection comprises around 75 pieces in all and includes cameo glass and Victorian glass. The Galle pieces are expected to do particularly well. A few examples include:

  • A large Galle cameo glass vase, Lilies, 23 inches tall, of baluster form with incised Galle signature, cameo carved with lily flowers on long leafy stems (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
  • A Galle cameo glass scenic table lamp, the base with tall pines in a mountain landscape, the shade showing eagles soaring over clouds, 14 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
  • A Galle cameo glass blown out vase with a Plums design, 15 ½ inches tall, of baluster form, fire polished with pendant branches heavy with plums (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Fans and collectors of silver will have much to consider, including a Gorham Buttercup sterling flatware service (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a Towle sterling flatware service in the King Richard pattern in a fitted felt-lined case, weighing 90.66511 oz. troy; and several pieces of Old English silver, including a Hester Bateman sterling silver tea caddy from 1784 (estimate: $800-$1,200).

Other Old English silver pieces include a silver brandy warmer and stand (London, 1826), possibly by Allen Dominy (estimate: $400-$700); two silver gadrooned dishes (London, 1801), each engraved with a unicorn crest and motto (estimate: $500-$1,000); and a sterling silver tankard (London, 1804), fitted with a silver gilt figure of a running fox (estimate: $800-$1,200).

Fine furniture will feature an early 19th century English Regency marble top console cabinet on fluted columnar supports, painted in faux bois with gilded leaf design (estimate: $1,500-$2,500); and an 18th century Chinese Chippendale armchair with an arched crest rail over a fretwork back, with scroll arms and fretwork side supports above an upholstered seat (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

A lovely collection of oil paintings by the American artist Andre (Gittelson) Gisson (1921-2003) will be offered, a couple with provenance tracing them to the Vixseboxse Art Galleries in Cleveland. They include Portrait of a Young Girl in a Lavender Hat and Portrait of a Girl with White Bow. Both are artist signed, framed, and carry identical pre-sale estimates of $400-$800.

Gisson works with loftier estimates include a beautiful oil on linen canvas Still Life with Flowers that’s signed upper right and housed in a 32 inch by 38 inch frame (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and a colorful and vibrant oil on canvas Parisian street scene, signed lower left and with a canvas size of 24 inches by 12 inches (sight, less frame). It’s expected to change hands for $600-$1,000.

A lithograph on paper by Charles Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), titled Summer Benediction, the Print Club of Cleveland publication #31 for 1953, edition of 250 plus 10, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500; while a workingman’s lithograph by Edward Arthur Wilson (Scottish/American, 1872-1912), titled The Propeller (1941), one from an edition of 200, should finish at $200-$400.

Two of the more intriguing artworks in the auction are a color woodcut with embossing on handmade paper by Katharine Hood McCormick (American, 1882-1960), titled Rittenhouse Square, Spring, signed, titled and matted (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and an offset lithograph film poster for Andy Warhol’s 1968 movie Flesh, starring Joe D’Allessandro (estimate: $100-$200).

Returning to the house in Akron, other Mid-Century Modern treasures include a circa 1950s-‘60s Massimo Vignelli for Venini pendant glass lamp having a conical shade with concentric rings in blue, green, maroon and plum colored glass (estimate: $400-$700); and a Charles and Ray Eames rocker for Herman Miller with a molded fiberglass orange seat (estimate: $400-$600).

Other Akron house pieces will include a circa 1950s-‘60s Venini pendant glass lamp, 11 inches tall, with an expanding pattern of vertical stripes in yellow and red (estimate: $400-$700); a Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe Barcelona lounge chair for Knoll International, with black tufted leather upholstery on an X form chromed steel base (estimate: $700-$900); and an Eero Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman, having a steel frame and wool upholstery (estimate: $300-$600).

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Art & Antiques auction that’s planned for Saturday, September 25th at 10 am Eastern, visit www.neueauctions.com.

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