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Writings in Honor of Jonathan Fairbanks
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review This book is a festschrift, a collection of writings published in honor of Jonathan Fairbanks on the occasion of his retirement after a five-year stint as director of the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Fairbanks, whose career was spent at major institutions such as Winterthur, the Museum ... (Read More)

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Watch for Work by Childs
by Clayton Pennington

Photos courtesy Anne Childs Anne Childs of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a talented and popular contemporary folk artist. Her watercolors—done in a folky Americana style—are so good that unscrupulous people have removed her signature monogram and put her work in the marketplace, leaving no indication that it is new work and ... (Read More)

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Original Plaza Hotel Portrait of Eloise Sells for $100,000
by M.A.D. staff

On December 5, 2018, Hilary Knight’s original Plaza Hotel portrait of fictional character Eloise sold for $100,000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Bonhams in New York City. The estimate was $100,000/150,000. Portrait of Eloise, tempera on board, 54" x 37", inscribed by the artist in paint lower right, “For Kay / on her birthday/ ... (Read More)

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New Horizons
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #359 The world of antiques covers many areas, and no one can be an expert in them all. Sometimes antiquers will want to expand their horizons and enter a new area. The computer, the Internet, and search engines are tools for gaining an initial picture of this new world. ... (Read More)

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Gemmy Gifts, Engagement Rings, a Curated Collection, and More
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Rago Arts & Auction Center’s sale of fine jewelry on December 2, 2018, in Lambertville, New Jersey, offered 636 lots and realized a total of $2,105,313. The auction was preceded by a November 30 unreserved online jewelry sale of 467 lots that brought $298,175. The top lot of ... (Read More)

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European Porcelain in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review With all the new research on early 18th-century attempts to make porcelain in America, this new book that tells the story of porcelain production in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in Europe is timely. The author, Jeffrey Munger, is a former curator in the department of European ... (Read More)

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Books Received, December 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Books Received These are brief reviews of books recently sent to us. We have included ordering information for publishers that accept mail, phone, or online orders. For other publishers, your local bookstore or a mail-order house is the place to look. Frederic Church’s Olana on the Hudson: Art Landscape Architecture, edited by ... (Read More)

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Bill Hamel, Hamel20, Red Hook, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade If you want mid-century modern furniture for your home, you’ll have no trouble finding it. It’s all over the place. Dealers who once upon a time sneered at anything made after 1840 are now eager to show off their Finn Juhl chairs or their Harvey Probber sectionals. Acquiring the ... (Read More)

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Criminal Charges Filed in Ivory Trafficking Case
by M.A.D. staff

San Diego, California, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced on November 28, 2018, that criminal charges have been filed against the owner and an employee of the Carlton Gallery in La Jolla, California, for trafficking ivory in defiance of California law. This prosecution follows the largest seizure of ivory products by ... (Read More)

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Legal Actions Mount against National Book Auctions
by M.A.D. staff

*Update: Ithaca.com reports David Hall has been arrested, and charged with second degree grand larceny   Denis Gouey, a consignor to National Book Auctions who filed suit in May against the Ithaca, New York, firm, was granted a default judgment on October 26, 2018. The Torrington, Connecticut, bookbinder claimed in court papers that ... (Read More)
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