November, 2008

Sotheby’s November Russian Art Sale Totals 14.1 Million

Sotheby’s November Russian Art Sale Totals 14.1 Million

Sotheby’s London Russian Art Evening Sale realised a total of £14,155,600, against a pre-sale estimate of £17,535,000-24,810,000. The sale attracted over 100 registered bidders and saw 59.4% of the sold lots bring above their low estimates. Commenting on the Evening Sale, Jo Vickery, Senior Director and Head of Sotheby’s Russian Art Department, said: “Given the […]

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I.M. Chait Asian European and Natural History Auction

I.M. Chait Asian European and Natural History Auction

ASIAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS AUCTION Dec 14 2008 13:00 Growing from an auction house that specialized in Chinese arts dating to the Bronze Age into an gallery that handles Natural History items dating back eons was not exactly what Isadore M. Chait had in mind 40 years ago when he established I.M.Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. But […]

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Jacob & Co. Generates Highest Bid at Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction

Jacob & Co. Generates Highest Bid at Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction

At the recent Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong the highest bid was for a spectacular Jacob & Co. cushion-shaped diamond ring. Featuring a 34.07 carat, D color, internally flawless stone, the ring commanded an impressive $5.78 million, and was acquired by a private collector. The fourth highest selling item, also from […]

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RARE T206 HONUS WAGNER BASEBALL CARD SOARS TO $791,000 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD NOVEMBER 21-23 IN OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK

RARE T206 HONUS WAGNER BASEBALL CARD SOARS TO $791,000 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD NOVEMBER 21-23 IN OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK

(Oceanside, N.Y.) – A rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball card – one of only a handful of known examples released into circulation in the early 1900s by the American Tobacco Company and often called the Holy Grail of sports collectibles – soared to $791,000 at a three-day multi-estate sale held Nov. 21-23 by Philip Weiss […]

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