Neal Auction’s 1,102-lot sale, May 19th-20th, is a blend of Asian, American, English and Continental antiques

NA image 1 Pair of Mughal-style creamy white jadeite dishes, Qing (1644-1911), 7 ¾ inches in diameter [est. $80,000/$120,000].
Neal Auction’s May 19th and 20th Late Spring Estates Auction features over 200 lots of Asian art, including an impressive group of Korean ceramics, many of which are illustrated in A Promenade Through a Selection of Korean Ceramics in a Private Florida Collection, from the Sept.-Oct. 2013 issue of Arts of Asia; Chinese and Japanese objects from the estate of U.S. Air Force historian Oliver “Linc” Hobson (1908-1988); Chinese furniture and bronzes from a Gulfport, Miss., collector; snuff bottles from a Florida antiquarian; a collection of Chinese jade; and Chinese furniture from an uptown New Orleans home.

NA image 2 Mughal-style gem embellished white jade box, Qing (1644-1911), 4 7/8 inches wide [est. $20,000/$30,000].
The auction, which also features a comprehensive mix of America, English and Continental paintings, furniture, and decorative objects, is expected to generate keen interest from the collecting community worldwide. Neal Auction’s galleries, located at 4038 Magazine Street (lots 1-633) and 3923 Carondelet Street (lots 634-1102) in New Orleans, La., are currently open for preview. Neal Auction is New Orleans’ oldest auction company. Since its inception in 1983, Neal Auction Company has consistently set new record prices for paintings, furniture, art pottery, porcelain, prints, silver, and fine decorative arts. To see more, click here.

NA image 3 Korean blue and white porcelain jar, circa 18th or 19th century, 7 ½ inches tall [est. $2,000/$3,000].


R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts’ annual spring auction, May 19-20, features clocks, watches and related horological material

ROS image 1 French industrial clocks by Andre Guilmet.

R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts will hold its annual spring auction of clocks, watches and related horological material May 19th and 20th, online and at the Downtown Manchester Hotel in Manchester, N.H. The sale comprises over 1,190 lots and will include American and European clocks and watches, an important collection of decorative and complicated carriage clocks, a substantial collection of marine and pocket chronometers and precision watches, navigational instruments, watch and clock material and tools, music boxes, small antiques, jewelry, daguerreotypes and other items relating to photography.

ROS image 2 Navigational instruments and marine chronometers from M. Low, Inc.

R. O. Schmitt’s antique auctions typically feature clocks, watches, jewelry, music boxes and scientific instruments. The firm is a member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors and the National Auctioneers’ Association. Robert Schmitt, the eponymous founder, bought his first clock over 50 years ago at Schmidt's Antiques in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and has been collecting clocks and watches ever since. In 2008, Daniel Horan, the current owner, with over 20 years’ experience in the horological auction field, joined R. O. Schmitt Fine Arts. All lots in the May 19-20 auction can be viewed now, at To see more, click here.

ROS image 3 Rare American railroad watches.





Fine art, antiques, 20th century design and classic cars all up for bid at Abell Auction Company on Sunday, May 20th

AA image 1 Dale Chihuly Blown Glass Chandelier (est. $50,000-$70,000)

Abell Auction Company will conduct a fine art, antiques, 20th century design and classic vehicle auction on Sunday, May 20th, online and in the firm’s Los Angeles gallery, at 10 am Pacific time. The auction will be highlighted by a collection of classic cars, including a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, a 1967 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe, two 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS convertibles and a 1931 Austin American. Antiques will feature a pair of mirrored Venetian consoles and mirrors, two French Regence style giltwood mirrors and a French Louis XV/XVI transitional green painted commode.

AA image 2 Joan Miro work titled “Manoletina” (est. $10,000-$12,000)

Sculptures will include works signed by Edward Berge, Felipe Castaneda, Henry Moore, Edith Barreto Parsons, Maurice Prost, Emile Arthur Soldi-Colbert, Bruno Zach and Francisco Zuniga. Steinway & Sons pianos will also be offered, as will paintings and drawings signed or attributed to Ramiro Arrue (2), Dulio Barnabé (2), Jules Cavaillès (2), Michel Delacroix, Peter Ellenshaw, Ettore Forti, Jean-Richard Goubie, Ali Hassan, Charlotte Hublier; George Inness, William Keith, Thomas Kinkade (2), Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Jean-Marc Nattier, Saul Steinberg (3), Theo Tobiasse (2), and Robert Wood (2). To view all items being auctioned, click here.

AA image 3 1965 Chevy Corvette Stingray (est. $35,000-$50,000)