Archive for May, 2011

Zeng Fanzhi’s The Leopard Auctioned to Benfit The Nature Conservancy

Zeng Fanzhi’s The Leopard Auctioned to Benfit The Nature Conservancy

. May 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Leopard by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964), sold for HK$36 million/US$4.63 million at Christie’s Evening Sale of Asian Contemporary Art on 28 May 2011, with proceeds going to support The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit environmental organization. The buyer, Chinese entrepreneur Zhao Zhijun will display The Leopard at his private museum at […]

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John Moran May 17 Antiques and Fine Art Sale Auction Results

John Moran May 17 Antiques and Fine Art Sale Auction Results

. May 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

John Moran Auctioneers’ May 17th Antiques and Fine Art Sale, in which half the lots consisted of vintage and antique estate jewelry, achieved an impressive $1.4 million in sales. The global audience, representing thirteen countries, displayed a strong appetite for the jewelry, buying up 94% of the lots offered. Their enthusiasm was apparently infectious, as […]

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Bronze and Ivory Figures for Bonhams Design from 1860 Auction

Bronze and Ivory Figures for Bonhams Design from 1860 Auction

. May 29, 2011 . 0 Comments

One of the largest and most impressive groups of bronze and ivory figures to appear at auction in recent years comes under the hammer at the Bonhams ‘Design from 1860’ sale in London on 22 June. Elsewhere in the sale are six highly unusual stained glass windows made for the famous Belgian chocolate house, Côte […]

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Morphy’s to Auction Ron G. Gabel Antique Firearms Collection on May 28

Morphy’s to Auction Ron G. Gabel Antique Firearms Collection on May 28

. May 29, 2011 . 0 Comments

Morphy’s are to auction, without reserve, the Ron G. Gabel collection of antique firearms, on Saturday, May 28, 2011. This highly regarded collection includes an extensive array of muzzle-loading sporting guns and rifles by the largest variety of Philadelphia gunmakers ever offered in public auction. Many of the early Philadelphia guns and rifles are the […]

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Christie’s New York Latin American Art Sale Sets Fourteen New World Auction Records

Christie’s New York Latin American Art Sale Sets Fourteen New World Auction Records

. May 28, 2011 . 0 Comments

Christie’s Latin American Art Sale in new York achieved a strong total of $22,571,450 (£13,763,079/ €15,895,387). Held in two sessions on May 26 and 27, the sale was sold 75% by lot, 79% by value and established an impressive 14 new world auction records. Miguel Covarrubias’ Offering of Fruits for the Temple, 1932 (detail), for […]

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