July, 2012

EARLY RARE DOUBLE EAGLE HISTORICAL FLASK, MADE IN PITTSBURGH CIRCA 1820-1840, REALIZES $53,820 AT NORMAN C. HECKLER & CO. AUCTION, MAY 16-30

EARLY RARE DOUBLE EAGLE HISTORICAL FLASK, MADE IN PITTSBURGH CIRCA 1820-1840, REALIZES $53,820 AT NORMAN C. HECKLER & CO. AUCTION, MAY 16-30

The flask was the top lot in an auction that also saw some great fresh-to-the-market finds offered. (WOODSTOCK, Conn.) – A rare and early double eagle historical flask, made in Pittsburgh circa 1820-40 and boasting a deep yellow olive color, sold for $53,820 in an Internet and catalog auction held May 16-30 by Norman C. […]

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THE HEAT IS ON – VOLCANO OIL PAINTING DISCOVERED SELLS FOR £5K AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

THE HEAT IS ON – VOLCANO OIL PAINTING DISCOVERED SELLS FOR £5K AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

A painting of a Hawaiian volcano in full swing has just sold for a cool £5,000 at auction this week, (5th July). The 30cm by 50cm oil painting by American artist Charles Furneaux (1835-1913) shows a lava stream near Hilo, Hawaii in 1881. To the foreground of this baron landscape is a group of figures […]

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Bonhams to auction Sussex English furniture collection in London

Bonhams to auction Sussex English furniture collection in London

An eclectic range of furniture, clocks, mirrors and paintings from Shelley’s Hotel, once the home of revered English Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley will be sold at Bonhams Period Design sale on 10th July, in London. The collection formed part of the decoration at Shelley’s Hotel in Lewes, Sussex, where the great poet once lived […]

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Bronze and marble bust of Opera Queen auctioned for £97,250 at Bonhams

Bronze and marble bust of Opera Queen auctioned for £97,250 at Bonhams

A stunning bust with an extraordinary story that moves between the worlds of early African exploration, opera, art and romance sold for £97,250 at Bonhams sale of Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art on July 5th in London The striking figure, which depicts the African Queen, Selika, a principal character in the Opera […]

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