Archive for December, 2011

Bonhams Wine Auction Report 2011

Bonhams Wine Auction Report 2011

. December 22, 2011 . 0 Comments

Bonhams Wine Department finished 2011 with its highest ever London sale total of £966,000 on 1st December and a year on year increase in sales of over 40% for the second year running. Allied to a similar increase in sales in the US, Bonhams Wine Department internationally achieved a sales total of $17 million in […]

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Sotheby’s New York Announces Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture Auction on Jan. 26

Sotheby’s New York Announces Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture Auction on Jan. 26

. December 22, 2011 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s annual auction of Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture in New York will take place on 26 January 2012. The morning session of Important Old Master Paintings will offer strong examples across a wide range of styles and genres, from early Italian pictures to Italian Baroque, French Rococo, Dutch 17th century and Italian view […]

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Christie’s New York Americana Week 2012

Christie’s New York Americana Week 2012

. December 22, 2011 . 0 Comments

Christie’s New York announces Americana Week 2012, two weeks of sales, viewings and a symposium devoted to three centuries of American craftsmanship in all its forms, including important furniture, folk art, silver, and decorative arts. The sales begin on January 19 with Important American Silver, followed by John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: The […]

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Sotheby’s Paris Asian Art sale totals €12.45 million

Sotheby’s Paris Asian Art sale totals €12.45 million

. December 21, 2011 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s final sale of 2011 in Paris, devoted to Asian Art, totalled €12.45 million against an overall pre-sale estimate of €6.5-9m. The highest price rewarded an 18th century cabinet formed by four carved zitan panels of dragons, from the reign of Emperor Qianlong. This remarkable item of furniture, of exceptional size, has exquisite carving in […]

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Elizabeth Taylor Collection auctions at Christie’s New York total $156,756,576

Elizabeth Taylor Collection auctions at Christie’s New York total $156,756,576

. December 21, 2011 . 0 Comments

TThe landmark auctions of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie?s New York from December 3-17 realized a combined total of $156,756,576 (£100,324,209/ €120,702,563) with every single item sold. The sale drew unprecedented interest from bidders throughout the world, who gathered in Christie?s flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom to compete in person, on the phone, on-line […]

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