News about African Busts
2 Houdon marble busts soar to $1.5 million at Cottone Auctions
GENESEO, N.Y. – Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741-1828 Paris) sold for a combined $1.5 million at the Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23 by Cottone Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery. The busts were the top achievers in an auction that featured […]
IS says it destroyed ancient busts from Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) – Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.
Busts of Vanderbilt family to be displayed at Breakers mansion
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – The nonprofit group that owns several Newport mansions has acquired two busts of members of the Vanderbilt family, ensuring they will permanently be displayed at The Breakers mansion the family built in 1895. The Preservation Society of Newport County said this week it purchased the busts of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and […]
Galle glass wins applause at Woody’s sale of Ron Blessing collection
DOUGLASS, Kan. – A pair of early 20th-century signed Galle French cameo art glass pieces, one a lamp and the other a vase, sold for a combined $133,750 in the Part 1 auction of the Ron Blessing estate collection, held live and online October 29 by Woody Auction.