Gilbert Charles Stuart

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J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is excited and honored to offer Gilbert Charles Stuart’s (1755-1828) original oil painting of George Washington. This painting hung at the Phoenix Art Museum for over 20 years. Mr. Stuart, a listed Scottish artist, is considered one of America’s best known portrait painters. He painted numerous portraits of George Washington during his career. The engraving that …

Rare Ch’ing Dynasty Bronze Statue

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We had an exciting auction with a big surprise during our December 26, 2014 event. Bidders proved their purchasing power when a sleeper bronze statue from the estate of Frederic A. Linn unleashed a bidding frenzy that ignited international interest in the rare piece. In the end, the statue, which was originally estimated to be worth between $100 and $300, sold …

The Wild West Lives at J. Levine

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The history of the western expansion of America resides in all our hearts.  We know the names and stories out of those wild years just as in Europe they know of Arthur, Lancelot, and Charlemagne.  Instead of chivalry, we had the code of the West.  Instead of Robin Hood, we had Billy the Kid.  Who can’t summon the names of …

Mr. Tiger

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Having once belonged to the former vice President of Hills Brothers Coffee and “guarded” a family plantation. He is believe to be Javan and was in the family since the early 1950s. A gift for a large coffee sales contract. He’s really amazing and beautiful. A museum piece and really magnificent. Quite a feature in the auction this Thursday.

The Buck Stops Here

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We just wrapped up an amazing Thursday Auction. This Buckskin Scabbard was the star of the show. It realized $5500 and put a charge in to the entire crowd. I love the surprises and energy that the auction can create. The room was electric. Have a great night.

Summer Auctions

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The Auctions this summer have been amazing so far. We are all so pleased to be blessed with the offerings each an every week. There have been terrific deals as well as record setting prices. Everything we all love about auctions. We will welcome some new faces at J Levine’s as our family continues to grow. A few of our …

The Galleries

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Our new 2nd Floor gallery enables customers to admire and attain a diverse, high-end election of art and artworks, while the 1st Floor auctions allow customers to preview and bid on “fresh to the market” collections and rarely found antiques. The extended preview allows our customers and potential buyers ample opportunity to inspect the items for as long as they wish in an unpressured …