Kick off 2018 with Art & Decor

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Gray’s will kick off the new year with a wide array of paintings, works on paper, jewelry, sterling silver, and decorative items from estates across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. We begin the auction at lot number 1 with American abstract painter, Helen Frankenthaler’s limited edition, playful silkscreen entitled Flirt, 1995. This lot is numbered 71/126 and signed in the lower right hand corner. The auction continues the playful theme with silkscreens and lithographs from Adolph Gottlieb, Victor Passmore and…

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Joe De Yong - Unloaded the Flop

Gray’s December Gift Guide

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THE GIFT GUIDE This Gift Guide is the gift guide to end all Gift Guides.  Why buy your Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah gifts at an art auction? First of all the timing on December 13th is perfect.  The auction starts at 11am and you can bid in person, online, through the Gray’s app or by telephone.  Secondly auction purchases are the ultimate gift. They are unique, one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly, locally sourced and you get to set the price! You can’t get better than…

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Bountiful Masterpieces Abound

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The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest. The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow against a subdued background of dark greys and browns in the magnificent painting offered at lot 1 in Gray’s November 29th auction. Inspired by 17th century Dutch still life painters Roesen’s works are elegantly composed leading the eye across the overflowing table, leaving the…

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EN GARDE! Get your armor on!

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ARMOR & ARMS A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge. Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a…

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A Cornucopia of Treasures at Gray’s

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A Cornucopia of Treasures at Gray’s on August 30 Cornucopia – an abundant supply of good things! The end of summer is upon us, and you can harvest a bumper crop of fine art, furniture, decorative art & jewelry at Gray’s Auctioneers. This cornucopia of treasures at the August 30th auction includes over 500 lots from estates across Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York and thus features a large collection of compelling bronzes, an abundance of fine jewelry, and a plethora…

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A Century of World’s Fair

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A Century of World’s Fair Cleveland, Ohio – (July 21, 2017) Gray’s July 31 World’s Fair auction contains collectibles, memorabilia, and ephemera from various fairs including The Columbian Exposition: Chicago 1893, A Century of Progress: Chicago 1933-34, The New York World’s Fair: 1939-40, Pan-American World’s Fair: Buffalo 1901, among many others. Over a century has passed since the first exhibitions shared the latest advancements in science, art, travel and technologies of the time. The fairs gave rise to the souvenir,…

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Jim Dine, (b. 1935) - The Kindergarten Robe, 1983, from the corporate collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group

Richard E. Jacobs Group’s Art Collection

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Gray’s to auction Richard E. Jacobs Group’s Art Collection Gray’s Auctioneers is honored to have been selected to auction the remaining corporate art collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group, Westlake, Ohio.  Dick Jacobs, along with his brother David, were national real estate developers.  They were also hailed by many as hometown heroes, having been instrumental in the renaissance of downtown Cleveland with the development of the tallest skyscraper in Ohio, Key Tower, in 1991. Richard E. Jacobs Dick and…

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Paul Hermann Wagner, (1852-1937) - Two Siblings

Rare Paul Hermann Wagner Oil at Gray’s

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The 19th century German figure and landscape painter, Paul Herman Wagner (1852-1937), is best known for his poignant portraits of children. Wagner’s paintings seldom come up at auction, lot 56 is entitled Siblings. This oil on canvas by Wagner, showcases the cherubic features of two siblings playfully enjoying each other’s company. The upper right of the portrait is signed ‘Paul Wagner Munchen’. There are several other paintings of interest including: lot 54, oil on canvas by Marian T. MacIntosh titled…

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Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend!

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, Gray’s Auctioneers will showcase many brilliant diamonds and precious gemstone pieces in their spring fine jewelry auction, on May 10th. The auction opens with a striking 18kt. yellow gold cuff bracelet. A very detailed ram’s head design encompasses the 2.25” wide front panel. In lot 2, panthers are on the prowl on this cuff bracelet. Yellow gold panthers are set against a white gold background, with 18KP and PGW markings. Lot 4 continues the…

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