Archive for January, 2012

Swann Galleries announce auction of African-American fine art Feb.16

Swann Galleries announce auction of African-American fine art Feb.16

. January 27, 2012 . 0 Comments

Swann Galleries will conduct their annual winter auction of African-American Fine Art, on Thursday, February 16, with highlights ranging from important 19th century landscape paintings to prints by celebrated contemporary artists. In all, there are more than 160 works by prominent black artists. The lot with the highest pre-sale estimate is a significant Charles White […]

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Bonhams report 50% growth for two years running in fine and rare wine sales

Bonhams report 50% growth for two years running in fine and rare wine sales

. January 26, 2012 . 0 Comments

Bonhams Fine Wine Department, report an increase of sales of 50% for the second year running. The first Fine and Rare Wine sale of 2012 will be held on the 9th February at Bonhams, New Bond Street. Chateau Latour 1982 (12). Photo: Bonhams. Whilst the prestigious first growths of Bordeaux have been largely responsible for […]

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Bonhams to Auction Furniture & Decorative Arts from California estates on March 19

Bonhams to Auction Furniture & Decorative Arts from California estates on March 19

. January 26, 2012 . 0 Comments

Bonhams is presenting its Fine European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on March 19 in San Francisco, featuring prominent property from private West Coast collections. From the estate of Stella Wilson of Napa, Calif., will be several highlight lots: a rare pair of 18th century George III, giltwood five arm wall lights (est. $8,000-$12,000); a […]

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Christie’s to host Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art sale in Dubai on April 17 18

Christie’s to host Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art sale in Dubai on April 17 18

. January 26, 2012 . 0 Comments

Christie’s Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art sale in Dubai on April 17th and 18th, 2012 will include works by Louay Kayyali, Paul Guiragossian and Nasrollah Afjehei. The sale is sponsored by Zurich, who recently signed a three-year contract to be the sole sponsor of the bi-annual Christie’s Dubai sales, and will be […]

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1950s-ERA TONKA “SUBURBAN PUMPER” FIRE TRUCK, NEAR-MINT IN THE BOX, REALIZES $1,932 IN SERIOUSTOYZ.COM INTERNET AND CATALOG AUCTION #54

1950s-ERA TONKA “SUBURBAN PUMPER” FIRE TRUCK, NEAR-MINT IN THE BOX, REALIZES $1,932 IN SERIOUSTOYZ.COM INTERNET AND CATALOG AUCTION #54

. January 26, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Tonka toy was the top lot of the more than 800 rare and desirable vintage toys auctioned. (CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.) – A rare, 1950s-era Tonka “Suburban Pumper” toy fire truck, in near-mint condition and still in the box, hammered for $1,932 in an Internet and catalog auction that went online in December (at www.SeriousToyz.com) and […]

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