Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction on Saturday, March 3rd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and at the Bruneau & Co. gallery in Cranston, R.I. The sale will start at 11 am Eastern time. Asian lots will include a pair of Chinese Export famille rose enameled and underglaze decorated porcelain vases or urns; a Chinese Export Qianlong porcelain floral relief famille rose bowl; and a 19th century Chinese rosewood mother of pearl inlaid and marble inset bench.

The sale’s 50+ paintings will include works by Robert Bruce Crane (Conn./N.Y., 1857-1937); Walter Franklin Lansil (Am., 1846-1925), Taro Yamamoto (Jap., b. 1974), and Moses Soyer (Russ./N.Y, 1899-1974). Also up for bid will be antiques, furniture, and decorative arts, to include an Austro-Hungarian silver and ivory secessionist tea set; a Messmore & Damon architectural model of the Hall of Presidents for the 1939 New York World’s Fair; a monumental pair of Minton majolica Bacchus vases; and a Milanese Renaissance carved walnut cabinet, made in northern Italy in the late 16th / early 17th century. To see more, click here.




James Dean’s iconic jacket from Rebel is the crown jewel in Palm Beach Modern’s Urban Culture auction, March 3rd

The 565-lot March 3rd auction being hosted by Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) in West Palm Beach, Florida features a fine selection of modern and contemporary art, furniture, decorative accessories and jewelry, but it also launches the firm’s new Urban Culture division, led by the now-iconic red jacket James Dean wore in the 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause. The jacket has never been offered for sale. It’s a highly important piece of Hollywood memorabilia, supported by an archive of written provenance that shows a trail of ownership going all the way back to the wardrobe supervisor at Warner Brothers.

Other items in the Urban Culture selection will include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis signed notes and books given to Bill Hamilton, the fashion designer behind many of Mrs. Onassis’ favorite ensembles; photographs of such legendary performers as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill and JFK; property owned by actress Farrah Fawcett, to include the cast from her broken arm in the 1980s, signed by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring; and several original paintings by graffiti artists Crash (John Matos) and Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta). To view the complete catalog, click here.




Bidders will have much to consider at Kaminski Auctions’ March 3rd-4th sale

Day one of Kaminski Auctions’ two-day auction, March 3rd and 4th, online and at the firm’s gallery in Beverly, Mass., will be an estate auction featuring the European art collection of Dr. Carl Katz of Cincinnati and Lake Garda, Italy. The collection includes works by Francisco Miralles y Galup (Spanish, 1848-1901), Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), Emilie Preyer, (German, 1849-1930), Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), Harold Waldrum (Am., 1934-2003), Gustav Muss-Arnolt (Am., 1858-1927), Osip Emmanuelovich Braz (Russian, 1873-1936), and Charles H. Leickert (Dutch, 1816-1907).

The auction will also feature a ladies’ 4.28-carat demantoid pendant set in a 14-carat yellow gold setting with a GIA report valuing the piece at $12,000-$18,000; an antique Italian Florentine paint-decorated and silver leaf hand-carved three-drawer chest by Panziani; a Henry Bertoia bronze "sonambient" sculpture; a gold proof set of U.S. Mint American Eagle coins, four in all, in their original case; over 200 partial china sets, dinner services and glassware by such manufacturers as Royal Crown Derby, Limoges, Worcester, Royal Dalton, Fitz and Floyd and Hutschenreuther; and many high-end and designer rugs. For more info, click here.