May, 2011

Sotheby’s London to Offer the Earliest Surviving Manuscript for a Novel by Jane Austen

Sotheby’s London to Offer the Earliest Surviving Manuscript for a Novel by Jane Austen

Sotheby’s London announces that it will offer, as part of the English Literature and History Sale on 14th July 2011, the historic autograph manuscript of Jane Austen’s novel ‘The Watsons’ – the only major Austen manuscript remaining in private hands and the most important Jane Austen item to come to the market in over 20 […]

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Henry Scott Tuke Beautiful Boys Paintings to Sell at Bonhams

Henry Scott Tuke Beautiful Boys Paintings to Sell at Bonhams

Two beautiful pictures by the British maritime and figurative painter, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) are to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011. Both depict a young man seen from behind, with the sea in the background beyond. Beach Study has a pre-sale […]

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Christies and Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi support the environment with charity auction

Christies and Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi support the environment with charity auction

Christie’s will hold a special charity sale of an iconic work by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. The Leopard (image above, estimate: HK$6-8 million/US$769,200 – 1,025,600), will be offered at Christie’s Hong Kong Evening Sale of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art on 28 May. With proceeds going to non-profit organisation The Nature Conservancy, […]

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Bonhams 12 May Fine Japanese Art Sale Results

Bonhams 12 May Fine Japanese Art Sale Results

A rare and unique early 20th century cosmetic box by Asahi Gyokuzan was the star lot of the highlights of the Fine Japanese Art sale that took place on the 12th May at Bonhams, New Bond Street London. Asahi Gyokuzan was a designated Imperial Court Artist and one of the most famous and influential carvers […]

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