Chrysler Museum in Norfolk Set for Major Expansion

The Chrysler Museum of Art Board of Trustees voted recently to move forward with plans for a major expansion and renovation of the Museum in 2013. Architectural plans have been approved, and the Board will solicit construction bids this spring with construction beginning in July. An additional 8,000 square feet of new gallery space in … Continue reading Chrysler Museum in Norfolk Set for Major Expansion

Washington-Clay Portrait Flask Brings $52,650

A rare and historical portrait flask showing strong busts of George Washington and Henry Clay, made circa 1840-1860 by Bridgeton Glass Works (NJ), soared to $52,650 in the Internet and catalog auction of Session III of the Thomas McCandless lifetime bottle collection. The auction went online Jan. 18 and accepted its final bid on Feb. … Continue reading Washington-Clay Portrait Flask Brings $52,650

Masters Of Chinese Contemporary Art In UK Auction

Paintings by Wu Guangzhong, one of China's most important contemporary artists, headline the biggest and most valuable sale to date at Surrey's premier auctioneers Ewbank Clarke Gammon Wellers. The three-day Summer auction is on June 29, 30 and July 1. Leading the sale are six works on paper by Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) from the private … Continue reading Masters Of Chinese Contemporary Art In UK Auction

New Exhibition Showcases Luxury Glass from America’s Gilded Age

Mt. Washington and Pairpoint glass, which rivaled Tiffany and Steuben in its heyday during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, will be the focus of a major exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass this year. The exhibition will highlight the changing taste of America’s elite through a broad range of products designed by … Continue reading New Exhibition Showcases Luxury Glass from America’s Gilded Age

Blue Glass – Azure to Cobalt Glassware of the Depression Era

Beautiful blue depression era glass came in every shade from deepest cobalt to transparent azure and it remains one of the most popular colors. Let's look at the glassware you can enjoy in your home. Hazel Atlas made deep cobalt blue glass in several depression patterns, notably Moderntone, Aurora, Royal Lace, Newport and New Century. … Continue reading Blue Glass – Azure to Cobalt Glassware of the Depression Era

Chalmers Catawba bottle realizes $19,600 at auction

A Chalmers Catawba wine bitters bottle graded 9.8 for condition and considered one of the top five western bitters known, sold for $ 19,600 in an Internet and catalog auction that ended Jan. 18 by American Bottle Auctions (www.AmericanBottle.com). The bottle was the top lot in a sale that saw around 325 rare and vintage … Continue reading Chalmers Catawba bottle realizes $19,600 at auction