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CLEVELAND – April 27, 2016 – Colorful spatterware fired up collectors at a Pennsylvania auction and is featured in a sale report in Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles May 2016 newsletter. See pictures and prices of different spatterware forms, patterns and colors, including the little red peafowl creamer that made a splash at more than $2,000. More than 150 antique glass and porcelain inkwells were auctioned in Pennsylvania. They can be small works of art, like the Loetz asymmetric threaded iridescent glass inkwell that sold for $632. Kovels’ dips into more inkwell pictures and prices in the May 2016 newsletter. Before the “selfie” there was the lover’s eye. A miniature portrait of a giver’s eye, it was a secret token, meant for a lover’s gaze only. A Chicago auction included 25 lovers’ eyes, mounted in rings, pendants and bracelets, that went for double and sometimes triple pre-sale estimates. Get an eyeful in Kovels’ latest newsletter.
Furniture made by Knoll reflects the best trends in midcentury design. Kovels’ May issue features Knoll pieces sold at three recent auctions, where some vintage finds were less than new copies. Priced examples include the Eero Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman that auctioned for just over $2,000, as well as other chairs and tables by some of Knoll’s celebrated designers. And when is an old blue bottle not just an old blue bottle? When it sells for over $130,000. Kovels’ pictures and describes the rare historic “Bust of Columbia with Liberty Cap” flask that had bottle collectors oohing and ahhing.
Kovels’ May issue includes a special feature by Terry Kovel who shares insider stories about Cleveland artist and industrial design genius Viktor Schreckengost who is best known for the Deco icon, the “Jazz Bowl.” The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Gilbert mantel clock, silver fish spice container, peacock wall pocket and Johnson Brothers soup bowl. May’s Dictionary of Marks focuses on Bunnykins figurines and Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the Buyer’s Price Guide.
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Terry Kovel is America’s foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. With her daughter, Kim Kovel, she co-authors the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide. The 2016 edition is now available at Kovelsonlinestore.com and local bookstores. They will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels(dot)com.
Kovels.com, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels’ has written some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, now available in its 48th edition. The website, Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers more than a million free prices, and includes a free weekly email, “Kovels Komments.” It gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions and answers and much more.