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Vibrant Inspiration: Robert Henri in Spain

11/22/2022     Latest News, News and Film, American Art

Vibrant Inspiration: Robert Henri in Spain

A highlight of American Art Week is Robert Henri’s Spanish Gypsy (Dolores), a striking portrait from the Collection of Charles and Virginia Bowden. Here, Freeman’s specialists explore Henri’s European inspirations.


Bvlgari Tubogas Serpenti: Behind the Iconic Design

11/11/2022     Latest News, News and Film, Jewelry and Watches

Bvlgari Tubogas Serpenti: Behind the Iconic Design

Freeman’s November 22 Jewelry and Watches auction features several works by Bvlgari, including a sought-after yellow-gold Tubogas Serpenti watch. Here, Freeman’s specialists explain what makes this design so timeless and unique.


Who Were the Philadelphia Ten?

11/11/2022     Latest News, News and Film, American Art

Who Were the Philadelphia Ten?

Meet the group of pioneering painters and sculptors who exhibited together from 1917 to 1945—and whose work is offered in Freeman’s December 4 auction.


Human, Animal, Other: Highlights from the Pfannebecker Collection

11/10/2022     Latest News, News and Film, 20th Century and Contemporary Design

Human, Animal, Other: Highlights from the Pfannebecker Collection

Over decades of collecting, Robert L. Pfannebecker has been keenly attuned to artists who experiment with form and medium to make unexpected revelations. Here are some of their works, highlights from Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection.


How Did Philadelphia Become the Workshop of the World?

11/09/2022     News and Film, American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

How Did Philadelphia Become the Workshop of the World?

Ahead of its November 15 American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts auction, Freeman’s looks back on Philadelphia’s history of creative innovation and production.


Diamond Deep Dive: Natural vs. Lab-Grown

11/07/2022     Latest News, News and Film, Jewelry and Watches

Diamond Deep Dive: Natural vs. Lab-Grown

Freeman’s November 22 Jewelry and Watches auction features a wide range of classic diamonds, from solitaire rings to stud earrings. But what’s the latest on how diamonds themselves are made? Freeman’s specialists clarify two different production processes.


American Partisan Politics Is Nothing New 

11/04/2022     News and Film, Books and Manuscripts

American Partisan Politics Is Nothing New 

Freeman’s November 15 Books and Manuscripts: Rare Americana auction features two selections from the Gazette of the United States, an influential early American newspaper that offers key insights to the onset of America’s partisan politics.


Breaking the Mold: Queer, Female, and Revolutionary Ceramicists in The Pfannebecker Collection

11/04/2022     Latest News, News and Film, 20th Century and Contemporary Design

Breaking the Mold: Queer, Female, and Revolutionary Ceramicists in The Pfannebecker Collection

Through their explorations of both figurative and abstract forms in clay, these five artists have come to define the field of American ceramics today.


The Stuff That Bonds: Americana with Rich Provenance

10/28/2022     News and Film, American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

The Stuff That Bonds: Americana with Rich Provenance

Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts specialists look at the clues that reveal an item’s past and purpose—from early American silver to furniture—and give a glimpse at what’s on offer in its November 15 auction.


Presenting the Pfannebecker Collection

10/28/2022     Latest News, News and Film, 20th Century and Contemporary Design

Presenting the Pfannebecker Collection

A single-owner collection featuring an impressive range of glasswork, jewelry and sculpture. 


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