1892-O Micro O Barber Half Dollar Coin

Artist and Numismatist Augustus Heaton published his “Treatise on the Coinage of the United States Branch Mints” in 1893. This was the landmark book that inspired collectors to consider mint marks as varieties worth collecting. Nineteenth century numismatists had previously paid little attention to mint marks. In his book, Heaton states (concerning the 1892 New Orleans Mint half dollar),...

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Louis Vuitton: The Evolution of a Trunk Maker

Louis Vuitton Suitcase
Written by Elyse Shapiro   The Louis Vuitton LV monogram has become one of the most globally recognized insignias. Whether it was seen on a trunk, coat, bag, shoes, or a knockoff, everyone seems familiar with the mark. It is hard to imagine that Louis Vuitton’s history started with humble beginnings when looking at the brand’s colossal success today. A selection of Louis Vuitton items...

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David Webb: An American Jeweler

David Webb Ancient World Scroll Necklace and Earrings
Written by Elyse Shapiro   Famed jewelry designer David Webb embodied quintessential American fashion. His designs are reflections of an eclectic melting pot. From his love of New York society and architecture, to his fascination with ancient cultures, to his homages to zoological jewelry designers before him, David Webb spun his own creativity into his myriad influences. Webb’s pieces are...

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Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Poissons Brooch by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Written by Elyse Shapiro   Renowned 20th century artist and jewelry designer, Jean Michel Schlumberger, may forever be an icon of the jewelry world. He was one of only four designers allowed to sign his work at Tiffany & Co., accompanied by Paloma Picasso, Elsa Peretti and Frank Gehry. Schlumberger’s name will grace his creations through time. His iconic designs pull elements from...

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May 2021 Fine Art Paintings & Prints Auction

May 22, 2021 May 2021 Fine Art Paintings & Prints Auction Old Masters through Modern & Contemporary; our current selection from local estate settlements. Featuring an important selection of Old Master Prints including Durer, Schongauer & Rembrandt. 19c including a good group of Audubon prints and Whistler etchings, a Rufus Grider drawing. 20th century features Frank Armington,...

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Vox Pop w/Ray Graf – May 21st, 2019

On a recent episode of Vox Pop with Ray Graf, Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and Ray entertain digging up Abraham Lincoln, debate the merits of car salesmen, and learn how to use Google for everything. You can listen to the full recording HERE to follow along with the time stamps below.  RARE BEATLES ALBUM We had another great radio call-in session with Ray Graf over at WAMC on the VoxPop...

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Spring Estate Finds Decor Silver & Jewelry

March 27, 2021 Our Annual Spring auction features an important Herter Brothers chair, an excellent collection of antique silver, fine estate diamond jewelry, and an original 1848 bronze 22” bell from the Watervliet Shaker community. Featured:  A rare & remarkable Herter Brothers 1878 Japonesque side chair commissioned for the Mark Hopkins House on Nob Hill, San Francisco. Superb estate...

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Important Collection Slovak & Czezh 20C Art

February 6, 2021 Mark Lawson Antiques & Auctions is pleased to have been entrusted with the sale of the lifetime collection of a New York City collector of Slovak, Czech, and related original paintings, prints and sculpture. Highlights include: 9 works by Cenek Prazak, a Bohuslav Reynek drypoint with monotype on paper “Crucifixion”, over 60 paintings and signed prints by Koloman...

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