Archive for December, 2013

Bonhams San Francisco Auction Showcases Chinese Art From Private Collections

Bonhams San Francisco Auction Showcases Chinese Art From Private Collections

. December 5, 2013

More than 400 lots of Chinese works of art from American collections will be offered on the first day of a two-day auction dedicated to Asian art in San Francisco, December 17-18. Featuring fresh-to-the market private collections of jade, scholar’s objects, textile works of art, ceramics and paintings – many collected in the 1920s and […]

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Ming Embroidery Discovered in Surrey by  Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Specialist Sells for £16,120

Ming Embroidery Discovered in Surrey by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Specialist Sells for £16,120

. December 4, 2013

A circular silk badge of the type worn by a Ming dynasty emperor, discovered by chance during a free valuation day at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, sold for £16,120 on Monday 2nd December. Known as a kesi or ‘cut silk’, the embroidery was among items taken to a valuation day at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions […]

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First Example of a Multimedia Publication Sells  for £21,080 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

First Example of a Multimedia Publication Sells for £21,080 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

. December 3, 2013

A book that could be the first example of a publication containing images, words and music sold for £21,080 on Thursday 28th November, at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Important Books and Manuscripts. German physician, alchemist and amateur composer Michael Maier published work Atalanta Fugiens, in 1617. Between 1587 and 1596 Maier studied both […]

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Harry Handcuff Houdini – A Magical Auction of Ephemera

Harry Handcuff Houdini – A Magical Auction of Ephemera

. December 2, 2013

Handcuffs and other props belonging to one of the world’s most famous illusionists and escape artists, Harry Houdini, are among a selection of 260 lots of conjuring books, prints, memorabilia, decorative objects and apparatus in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Bibliophile sale on Thursday 12th December. Known at the beginning of his career as “Harry Handcuff […]

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First and Second World War Sporting Guns for Auction at Bonhams

First and Second World War Sporting Guns for Auction at Bonhams

. December 2, 2013

Bonhams next sale of Sporting Guns on December 4th at Knightsbridge features a selection of guns once owned by leading establishment and military figures well known during the WW1 and WW2 period. Lot 192, a fine 12-bore single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Woodward and Sons, estimated to sell for £18,000-25,000 was made in […]

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