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Many of you who love Art Deco will know a piece of Clarice Cliff ceramic from a mile away. The Artist was born in 1899 in Staffordshire and started in meager beginnings as a painter of pottery, as many women of that time, in that area of the world. However, that is where the similarities with other women of the time ended.
Clarice had much ambition
to become a designer and in 1928 launched the Bizarre line of pottery. The pottery resembled its name, with its bold and exuberant
designs, but they were stamped with her name and quickly became popular. Now collectors clamor to discover one of her works. One of her decorative platters recently sold at auction $72,000. The Designer, Clarice Cliff, passed away in 1972.
Clarice had much ambition to become a designer and in 1928 launched the Bizarre line of pottery. The pottery resembled its name, with its bold and exuberant designs, but they were stamped with her name and quickly became popular. Now collectors clamor to discover one of her works. One of her decorative platters recently sold at auction $72,000. The Designer, Clarice Cliff, passed away in 1972.
Mikey decides to learn and try horseback riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. He mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but Mikey begins to slip from the saddle. Out of shear terror, he grabs for the horse's mane but cannot seem to get a firm grip. He tries to throw his arms around the horse's neck, but he slides down the side of the horse anyway.
People from all over gathered this past week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for an event like no other in recent times. Northeast Auctions’ Marine and China Trade Auction brought close to $10 million with over 600 lots which consisted of among other things, a sperm whale’s tooth.
NOVA-Antiques continues to attract the attention of many collectors, artisans and vendors from across the United States and abroad. This month we would like to welcome our newest collector/vendor, Beerphernalia.com.
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It was reported this week that the famous ruby slippers worn by Dorothy (Judy Garland) in the grand old classic, “The Wizard of Oz” were stolen in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The stolen slippers were on loan to the Judy Garland Museum (her birthplace) from Hollywood memorabilia collector, Michael Shaw. Only four pairs of the sequined slippers remain from that 1939 movie; one pair is nearby at the Smithsonian Institute, where they have been on display since 1979. Another pair were auctioned by Christies in 2000 and brought about $660,000.
This wasn’t just any old tooth though; this tooth had intricate engravings of a sailing ship and four whale boats. Additionally, this side of the tooth included several albatrosses flying in the background. The reverse side of the tooth showed an engraving of a Federal Period house. The tooth measured approximately 3.25 inches. The value prior to the auction was estimated to be between $30,000 and $50,000. The actual value realized at this auction was $270,000.
The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up his frail grip, Mikey leaps away from the horse to try and throw himself to safety. Unfortunately, his foot has become entangled in the stirrup. He is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as his head is struck against the ground again and again. As his head is battered against the ground, he is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the Wal-Mart manager runs out to shut the horse off.
As you can probably guess from the name, Ron collects and sells beer signs, lights, advertising, decanters, mirrors and much more related to brewing and bars. He has been collecting various items for the past 30 years and his motto is, “always trying to rare and interesting items in the right hands.” Please take the time to look at Ron’s page on NOVA-Antiques.com and then visit his website to purchase some of the great items he has for sale.