January 19, 2013 |
William H. Bunch's sale of modern collectibles does not really start to live up to its name until nearly two-thirds of the way through the 325 lots that Bunch will offer beginning at noon Monday at his gallery in Chadds Ford. That's when you can bid on 36 lots of pro football figurines and related sports memorabilia from the last half of the 20th century. They range from footballs used in various professional leagues to more than a dozen sets of figures from the Danbury Mint that include the Steel Curtain, Orange Crush and Purple People Eaters.
July 25, 2010
10 for the Road 1. Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Manheim, Pa. Weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 14-Oct. 31. Jousting knights, jesters, jugglers, and other costumed characters re-create a 16th-century English village. 717-665-7021; www.parenfaire.com/faire.html . 2. Bergen County 4-H Fair. Paramus, N.J. Aug. 14-15. Educational displays and hands-on activities for children, plus games and crafts. With exhibits about lawn care, soil conservation, recycling, composting, and fire safety.
May 16, 2010 |
Where would an art teacher and art-glass collector live with her pediatric dentist/collector husband? In a condo just steps from the Art Museum, of course, with magnificent views of the historic building and the oft-painted Schuylkill. Art has always been a symbol of Penny and Sheldon Bernick's relationship. Married in 1981, they bought their first piece of studio art glass, a bowl by the world-renowned Dale Chihuly, from the Works Gallery in celebration of their wedding.
October 9, 2009 |
Next weekend will be a busy one, with three above average suburban sales offering such items as a seminal folk-art portrait, a Rittenhouse clock, and a vehicle called a panel-boot Victoria. The folk-art portrait is among the more than 500 lots that will be offered by Stephenson's Auction beginning at 3 p.m. Friday at the gallery at 1006 Industrial Blvd., Southampton. It comes from the estate of the late Richard de Groot, former advertising director for the equally late Gourmet Magazine and one of the two major sources of items in the sale.
September 26, 2008 |
Collectors of contemporary studio glass know that it melds technical skill and artistic innovation. Few glassmakers have been more successful at this fusion than Lino Tagliapietra, who divides his working life between his native Italy and the United States. "Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass" opens Oct. 3 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. The 140 works on display range from simpler forms produced in Murano, near Venice, at the beginning of his long career to brilliantly complex pieces from the last decade.
July 22, 2007 |
The Allen Iversons want a clean break from Philly. Now in Denver and Atlanta in his post-76ers life with the Nuggets, A.I. and wife Tawanna are selling furnishings from their Villanova mansion rather than moving some of the big stuff. Art. His-and-hers furs. Luxury-car wheels. A kid-size, gas-powered black Maserati. Arcade games. Designer clothing in women's sizes 6 to 10. A select group of Main Liners was invited to a three-day tag sale last month run by Lisa Semerjian and Sarah Lopes , who handle ritzy sales through their Berwyn-based Art of Decoration ( www.artofdecorationestatesales.
November 3, 2006 |
So much auction activity is promised Nov. 17 and 18, much of it involving big-ticket items, that it seems wise to begin describing them now, so you can decide how to splurge. Let's start with the seventh annual Lalique sale in Lambertville. More than 400 lots of art glass, almost 300 of them Lalique, will be offered beginning at noon Nov. 17 at Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 N. Main St. Most will be the traditional designs: vases, perfume bottles, inkwells, ashtrays, letter seals and hood ornaments at prices ranging from $300 to $500 for a 1922 "Archers" ashtray, up to $30,000 to $40,000 for a topaz vase made about 1929 in a "Petrarch" design.
February 10, 2006 |
Art glass will be featured at two sales this weekend, one at Barry S. Slosberg Inc. in Philadelphia, the other at Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville. David Rago has a well-established reputation for offering top-of-the-line items. The goods in the sale presented by him and Nicholas Dawes beginning at 1 p.m. today are no exception. Among the more than 200 lots of American and European fine art glass are more than 45 pieces of Tiffany, including a large aquamarine paperweight depicting a single fish swimming against a background of a net and aquatic foliage.
January 27, 2006 |
If you're in the makeover mood and searching for ways to jazz up a family room, here's the scoop: Featured in Barry S. Slosberg Inc.'s gallery auction Sunday are nearly 100 lots of vintage ice-cream parlor memorabilia. They include stools, chairs, tables, a soda-fountain countertop, and a complete booth with two benches, plus signs for such brands as Dolly Madison, Hershey's and Abbotts; blenders, dispensers, and, of course, vintage scoops, a popular collectible. The memorabilia comes from three main consignors, says Slosberg associate Eric Cohen, "the bulk of it . . . from a guy who had set up a little ice-cream parlor in his basement.
February 12, 2005 |
A two-day multi-estate auction next week at the William H. Bunch gallery in Chadds Ford will offer unusual items in familiar categories, notably fine art, folk art, and furniture. The furniture, which will be sold throughout the auction's 500-lot second session beginning at noon Tuesday, will feature unexpected 19th- and 20th-century pieces: a Victorian oak barber chair; an English Regency invalid's chair faintly reminiscent of a Barcalounger; and an aptly named Arts and Crafts "barrel" armchair by Barber Bros.