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James Bond auction at Catawiki

James Bond auction at Catawiki

Catawiki have a small James Bond 007 auction which includes includes an Italian A View to a Kill quad poster featuring Roger Moore and Grace Jones, a James Bond Corgi car collection, but the lot which really grabbed out attention is a collection of five sealed 1960s Gilbert figures. This […]

Artus Van Briggle (1869-1904) made this proto-Lorelei vase while working as a decorator for Rookwood. The 7 1/2-inch-tall vase is incised ‘A. Van Briggle 1898,’ and has a Paris Exposition Universelle 1900 label. It sold for $187,500. Rago Arts & Auction Center image

Van Briggle Pottery

The Van Briggle Pottery was founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. The Van Briggle Pottery they established continued production of pottery for over one hundred years, and was until the company’s closure in 2012 the oldest continuously operating art pottery in the United States. […]

Tomb Raider Barbie® Doll

Tomb Raider Barbie® Doll

To coincide with the launch of the latest Tomb Raider reboot, Barbie are releasing a great new model designed by Bill Greening. The Tomb Raider Barbie® Doll being released on the 9th March and depicts Lara with her climbing axe. She is priced is the US at $29.99. Lara Croft is […]

Marx Clockwork Donald Duck

Marx Clockwork Donald Duck

Marx Clockwork Donald Duck This Marx Clockwork Donald Duck was made in the 1950s in Great Britian by the Marx Company and was advertised as Donald Duck The Twirly Tail Toy. When wound up Donald’s butterfly tail ‘twirls around’ and as Donald says on the box ‘See My Tail Whirl’. Marx Clockwork […]

Tintin Books & Tintin Collectibles

Tintin Books & Tintin Collectibles

The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of classic comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than […]

Willow Tree® adds to the family picture with new sibling sculptures

Willow Tree® adds to the family picture with new sibling sculptures

Willow Tree® is launching a new sibling sculptures to join their Family Grouping collection. The sculpture, designed by artist Susan Lordi is entitled My New Baby portrays two children – an older sibling embracing a new-born baby while curled up on a comfy beanbag. It is the unspoken presentation of both possession and pride, […]

Lladro launch new web site

Lladro launch new web site

Lladro have updated their main web site Lladro.com. The new fresh design still keeps the Lladro white and has a traditional left hand menu on larger screens. The responsive design works especially well on tablets and mobile phones. I like the way the Lladro Histoey is depicted. I would still […]

Royal Copenhagen Christmas Motif 2018

Royal Copenhagen Christmas Motif 2018

The Christmas plates from Royal Copenhagen have been issued every year since 1908 with a different motif decorating the plate each year. For 2018 the motif is The Christmas Tree Salesman. For 2018 the Christmas Tree Salesman motif will appear on the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, Christmas bell, Christmas drop and Christmas cup […]

A Look at Lenox China

A Look at Lenox China

Walter Scott Lenox was born in 1859 in the “Staffordshire of America”: Trenton, N.J. which became the USA’s leading ceramics center and boasted some 200 potteries in the 19th century. Lenox worked as a decorator and designer for several Trenton potteries beginning in 1875 and six years later he advanced […]

Three Studies for a Portrait by Francis Bacon at Christies

Three Studies for a Portrait by Francis Bacon at Christies

Three Studies for a Portrait by Francis Bacon will be the star lot at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on the 6th March 2018. With continued growing interest in Francis Bacon the Three Studies for a Portrait has an estimate of £10,000,000 to £15,000,000. We would not be surprised if […]