Archive for August, 2012

RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS MYSTERY OBJECT STEEPED IN HISTORY

RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS MYSTERY OBJECT STEEPED IN HISTORY

. August 31, 2012

Can anyone guess for what purpose this mysterious object is for? Probably dating from the eighteenth century the hollow body is made from a gourd which has been moulded to shape and has Chinese script on the surface. The cover is made of ivory with a pierced tortoiseshell dome set into it. For those intrigued […]

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Christies to auction Recently Discovered Thermometer By Fahrenheit

Christies to auction Recently Discovered Thermometer By Fahrenheit

. August 31, 2012

Christie’s announce that an original mercury thermometer, invented by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1714 and the only remaining example in private hands, is to be offered at auction in October 2012. One of only three thermometers ever created by the famous physicist, the others are owned by Museum Boerhaave, in Leiden, the Netherlands, and until […]

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Skinner to host Discovery auction on September 12 – 13

Skinner to host Discovery auction on September 12 – 13

. August 31, 2012

Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on September 12th and 13th in its Marlborough gallery. The two-day sale of almost 1600 lots presents an excellent assortment of jewelry and silver, couture and textiles, paintings, books, musical instruments, furniture, and decorative objects. Mariano Fortuny Silk Pleated Delphos Gown with Murano Glass Beadwork Estate Silver A […]

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Weschler hosts first Capital Collections Estate auction on September 14

Weschler hosts first Capital Collections Estate auction on September 14

. August 31, 2012

Weschler’s first Capital Collections Estate auction of the season begins Friday, September 14th at 10 a.m. with a stunning selection of jewelry, American & European fine art, furniture and decorative arts, Asian works of art, and rugs. Exhibition preview will run from Saturday, September 8th through September 13th at Weschler’s Washington, D.C. gallery. A striking […]

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Skinner, Inc. to auction Fine Jewelry in Boston on September 11

Skinner, Inc. to auction Fine Jewelry in Boston on September 11

. August 30, 2012

Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Jewelry in its Boston gallery on September 11, 2012. The sale will feature over 700 lots of fine diamonds, natural pearls, colored stones, signed pieces, artist jewelry, and antique jewelry. The collections of New York gallery owner Joan Sonnabend and American sportswoman Hope Goddard Iselin are also […]

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