Chinese Export Rose Mandarin porcelain bowl

Brooke Friedman

Chinese Export Rose Mandarin porcelain bowl

Giltwood Gold

At Alex Cooper Auction House, there are days and weeks where nothing exciting comes along. The same chairs, chest of drawers, and fern stands show up in the receiving room, waiting for me to “lot” and write them up for the next auction. However, one June morning, next to an 18th century, English, tilt-top table sits […]

August 11, 2017

Specialty Phonograph Collection for Auction

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo Dr Leigh M. Martinet 1924 – 2016 To Leigh Martinet, phonographs were not machines, they were “friends.” This stemmed from a childhood hobby of collecting devices that played recorded music. Their fascinating appearance and the different way […]

April 21, 2017