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Kovels’ May 2020 newsletter features jewelry made by 20th century studio artists, plated amberina glass, tables from the Vienna Movement and collectibles with cats, all with photos and prices.

Modernist jewelry made in the mid-20th-century was auctioned in New Jersey and is featured in a sale report in Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles May 2020 newsletter. Find sculptural and unique pieces of wearable art, handmade by studio artists such as Ed Weiner, Art Smith, Betty Cooke and others, that sold for as much as $11,000.

A New York auction featured furnishings made during the Vienna Secession, an art movement founded by a group of Austrian artists and designers about 1897. Kovels’ May issue focuses on tables by some notable designers of the time. See the mahogany “Elephant Trunk” table by Adolf Loos, Max Schmidt and Josef Berka that auctioned for $24,000 along with others.

Plated amberina, a shaded glass made for only a short time in the late 1880s, is rare and sells for high prices. A single collection of plated amberina was offered at an art glass auction in Texas where prices peaked at $19,000. Kovels’ latest issue also pictures a pair of transparent amberina saltshakers that sold for $240 next to a plated amberina example that brought $2,500 so readers can learn the difference. And more than 100 items from a cat-lover’s collection were sold at auction in Missouri. Some were practical, like the hooked rug with a resting cat that auctioned for $720; others were fanciful, like the 37-inch wide framed lithograph with many frolicking cats that brought $60. Cats and more cats are in Kovels’ May issue.

Kovels’ identifies 15 different bottle shapes with their names in May’s “Quick Identification Guide to Bottles.” Enjoy an “on the road” to California’s Mission San Juan Capistrano and a nearby antiques mall. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Niagara Falls souvenir plate, a Navy recruiting poster, a cast iron bookend and a silver mark. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the May Buyer’s Price Guide.