modern design decorative highlights
April 17, 2018

Decorative Highlights in Modern Design

The May 7 Modern Design auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers includes exceptional examples of decorative art, including painted pottery by Gio Ponti and glass by René Lalique. Giovanni “Gio” Ponti (1891–1979) LOT 182 | Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Richard Ginori, c.1925 I Putti con la Serpe bowl hand-painted majolica signed Ginori 1075-301 Made in Italy…

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classical motifs
April 9, 2018

Classical Motifs

Our upcoming April 10-11 Important Jewelry auction includes a number of works, both vintage and modern, that use classical motifs including micro-mosaics, cameos and polychrome enamel. Micro Mosaics Micro-mosaics, a technique of jewelry design popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, involves carefully inlaying stone together to form an image. This incredibly time-consuming technique is…

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couture lha pursuits
April 2, 2018

LHA PURSUITS | Tina Kourasis and Mark Gill of VMR Chicago

VMR ChicagoLuxury Boutique VMR is a multi-brand woman’s boutique with luxury labels from renown design houses. Owner Tina Kourasis and Creative Director Mark Gill travel the world to find the most relevant and wearable collections which include Balmain, Off-White, Unravel, Isabel Marant, Zimmermann and many more. This year marks their 5th year in business which they…

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Verdura Jewelry_Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
March 14, 2018

The Classics: Verdura

The last Duke of Verdura, Fulco Santostefano dell Cerda, started his illustrious career designing jewelry following a chance encounter with Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in Venice. This fortuitous meeting would lead to a global jewelry powerhouse that blends innovative design, natural materials and luxury sensibility Verdura began remounting Coco Chanel's jewelry and slowly progressed with his…

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a tribute to givenchy
March 13, 2018

A Tribute to Givenchy

Givenchy opened his design house in 1952 after working for Elsa Schiaparelli, and his classic silhouettes and impeccable tailoring drew immediate interest from the Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn. Givenchy and Hepburn would go on to collaborate on a number of projects, the most famous being the sleek black dress she…

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lha pursuits marshall erb
February 5, 2018

LHA PURSUITS | Marshall Erb

Marshall ErbInterior Designer Marshall is an Interior Designer with a degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His interior design practice was established in Chicago in 1998. He incorporates his architectural background with a vast knowledge of furniture, antiques, artwork, textiles and period detailing in each project - resulting in creative, lasting environments.…

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inside the auction hulitar massei
February 4, 2018

Inside the Auction | Distinctive Collections: Philip and Mary Hulitar and Villa Massei

This February, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold two notable single owner sales: Property from the Estate of Philip and Mary Hulitar on February 22 and Property from Villa Massei, Lucca, Italy on February 27. This Spring, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer property from two distinctive collections. Property from the estate of Philip and Mary Hulitar…

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St. Louis 19th Century Print
January 10, 2018

St. Louis Art Districts

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, St. Louis, is nestled in downtown Clayton, a bustling business district within close proximity to the many vibrant St. Louis art districts. Clayton is within minutes of multiple university campuses, museums, galleries and cultural institutions located in each direction.   Near the campus of Saint Louis University close to downtown St. Louis,…

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December 28, 2017

A Few of our Favorite Things: 2017

Leslie Hindman specialists look back on the year and share their favorite auction items of 2017- the most interesting stories, exciting results and objects that inspired them.   Corbin Horn, Specialist, Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts  My favorite lot of 2017 was this Spanish fresco fragment of remarkable age from the Estate of Marlene Nasreddine…

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