April 7th Auction: Asian Export Collection

The April 7th Gallery Auction includes a vast and impressive collection of Chinese, Chinese Export and Japanese porcelain items. I sat down with James J. Plumer, resident Asian Arts specialist, to ask him about the exciting upcoming auction. “What I love most about this auction is the diversity of ceramics,” Plumer stated. He continued, “From […]

March 26, 2018

The Case for Buying and Selling Art at Auction

ArtPrice’s Global Art Market report of 2017 revealed some very compelling information about the buying and selling habits of collectors, worldwide. This information also gives tremendous confidence in not only the middle and top end of the art market, but the bottom end too, where the majority of sales occur. Despite the headline grabbing record […]

March 22, 2018

And Then There Was Stephen Scott Young

At Alex Cooper we consistently strive to offer exceptional pieces to our collectors.  I am fortunate to be in the position to handle amazing works of art everyday but there is that one piece every auction that just makes me pause.  This auction I am over the moon about the Stephen Scott Young we have […]

February 22, 2018

2017 Auction Highlights

Welcome to a New Year at Alex Cooper. We are thrilled about our upcoming auctions of fine collections and estates.  Before we embark on an exciting new year, lets first reflect on some of the impressive highlights of 2017. FINE JEWELRY A Russian Enameled Gold Egg with Diamonds Dated 1907, 14K yellow gold, guillocheted burgundy […]

February 14, 2018

Suffrage Movement Banners & Clothing

As America approaches the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote, Alex Cooper  is pleased to offer a local collection of rare American and Maryland suffrage movement banners. These handmade banners were carried during parades and conventions advocating for women’s right to vote. They display their message in […]

January 29, 2018

The Best Gifts Come In Orange Boxes

Legendary French manufacturer Hermès is a name synonymous with luxury. Known for their sought-after accessories and wait list worthy handbags, Hermès is an iconic powerhouse in the world of high-end fashion. Since establishing the company in 1837, Hermès has been recognized for hand crafting the finest leather goods and accessories. The Hermès Fashion House was […]

January 15, 2018