August, 2012

RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS MYSTERY OBJECT STEEPED IN HISTORY

RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS MYSTERY OBJECT STEEPED IN HISTORY

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

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

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

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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