Archive for May, 2011

Vostok, Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo Materials Highlight Heritage Auctions Spacefest III

Vostok, Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo Materials Highlight Heritage Auctions Spacefest III

. May 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

A bolt of Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok Spacecraft, sheared by the heat of re-entering the atmosphere, along with a Sputnik 1 Tag from the Fourth Arm of the Satellite inscribed and initialed by Sergei Pavlovich Korolev and given to Oleg Ivanovsky, the head of the secret Sputnik program, headline Heritage Auctions’ June 3 Signature® Space Exploration […]

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Christie’s to Auction Watches from the Collection of James Ward Packard

Christie’s to Auction Watches from the Collection of James Ward Packard

. May 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

Christie’s announce the descendants of James Ward Packard have entrusted the auction house with the sale of exceptional timepieces from this legendary collection. These extraordinary watches remain in pristine condition, having been stored away in a bank vault for the last 60 years. They will be unveiled for the first time to the public this […]

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Bonhams Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottles & Soapstone Figures Auction Results

Bonhams Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottles & Soapstone Figures Auction Results

. May 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

Bonhams Hong Kong secured another ‘Golden Gavel’ triumph on 25 May 2011 with the sale of the legendary Mary and George Bloch Collection of Chinese Snuff bottles: Part III. All 142 lots sold out for a total of HK$38,361,600 (£3,054,329). The blockbuster sale proves that the international market for the finest Chinese snuff bottles shows […]

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Christie’s New York Old Masters Paintings Sale Features Works by French, Italian, Flemish and British Masters

Christie’s New York Old Masters Paintings Sale Features Works by French, Italian, Flemish and British Masters

. May 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

Christie’s auction of Old Master Paintings on June 8, 2011 at 10 am, features a selection of works by the great French, Italian, Flemish and British masters of the 15th through the 19th century including Pieter Breughel II, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others. This dedicated sale of Old Master Paintings – the […]

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Sir John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite Painting Highlights Bonhams London Auction

Sir John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite Painting Highlights Bonhams London Auction

. May 25, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Somnambulist by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais, PRA will be a highlight of the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011 at Bonhams New Bond Street. It is estimated to sell for £70,000-100,000. “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins was published in 1860 and proved immensely popular – it is thought […]

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