Archive for April, 2012

12th century carved marble basin tops Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale

12th century carved marble basin tops Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale

| April 30, 2012

A 12th century Zangid carved marble basin from Syria, with a fine Kufic inscription sold today (24.4.12) for £193,250 at Bonhams sale of Indian and Islamic art in London. The inscriptions contain references to water and its benefits from the Qur’an, “From it you drink and out of it [grows] the vegetation on which you […]

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Bonhams to auction American motorcycles from a private European collection

| April 30, 2012

A selection of important motorcycles from a prominent private collection has been entrusted to Bonhams for their annual Quail Lodge sale held during the famed Pebble Beach Car Week. Consisting of exquisite models from Indian, Harley-Davidson and Crocker, it’s the collection’s Crockers (acquired 12 years ago in the US) that are drawing the most attention. […]

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Freeman’s to Sell Historic USS Constitution Colors from the Collection of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.

| April 29, 2012

Freeman’s is to to offer for sale a unique collection of historic and rare naval flags from one of the most revered patrons and collectors of American art, the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM. The auction will provide the unique opportunity to own a piece of American […]

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Freeman’s to auction three fine collections including Property from the Estate of Janet Brown, The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. William R. Wister, and The Collection of Virginia H. Knauer

| April 29, 2012

Freeman’s to offer three fine collections in the April 30, 2012 Americana Sale including Property from the Estate of Janet Brown, The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. William R. Wister, and The Collection of Virginia H. Knauer. Janet Brown, a native of Philadelphia, attended Temple University and had the good fortune to work with Nan […]

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Bonhams announce weekly Asian Art appraisal events in San Francisco

Bonhams announce weekly Asian Art appraisal events in San Francisco

| April 28, 2012

The Asian Art department at Bonhams in San Francisco is pleased to announce it will be holding ongoing weekly Wednesday morning consignment events at its 220 San Bruno Avenue gallery, starting April 25, from 9:30-12:30. The events are being scheduled to meet an increasing demand for Asian art appraisals being felt in San Francisco, according […]

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Gray’s Auctioneers Announce Fine Furniture, Paintings & Decorative Arts Auction on May 3

| April 28, 2012

Gray’s Auctioneers’ Fine Furniture, Paintings and Decorations auction takes place on May 3rd at 11am in Cleveland, Ohio. Live online bidding for this auction is provided by Live Auctioneers. Comprising of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, as well as fine furniture, jewelry, rugs, and decorative collectibles, Gray’s May auction promises exceptional treasure for every […]

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Cameo brooch gifted by Caroline Bonaparte auctioned at Bonhams for £51,650

Cameo brooch gifted by Caroline Bonaparte auctioned at Bonhams for £51,650

| April 28, 2012

An intricate cameo brooch gifted by Caroline Bonaparte, the younger sister of Napoleon I that was sourced in Scotland was one of the highlights of the Fine Jewellery sale that took place at Bonhams on April 25th in London, New Bond Street. Estimated to sell for £6,000-8,000, the brooch realised over six times the pre-sale […]

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