February, 2014

Rare Books Sell For Record Breaking Prices at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Rare Books Sell For Record Breaking Prices at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Two books are believed to have set record auction prices yesterday at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of the Library of a Gentleman. One of these was Jacob Christian Schaeffer’s early work on fungi that sold for £24,180. Overall, the single owner collection of natural history books was eagerly received by bidders, with 92% of […]

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Japanese Screens For Bonhams New York Auction

Japanese Screens For Bonhams New York Auction

The Fine Japanese Works of Art sale on March 19 at Bonhams will feature a variety of elegantly painted screens. The iconic art form, which is both decorative and functional, has been extant in Japan since the 8th century. A splendid example from the circle of Iwasa Matabei serves as a window to 17th century […]

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Fine Silver Reaches Fine Prices at Auction

Fine Silver Reaches Fine Prices at Auction

Fine English, Continental and Chinese Export Silver was in high demand at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu, held yesterday Tuesday 26th February, with many pieces eclipsing their pre-sale estimates. The closing section of Chinese Export Silver ended the sale on a high, with a pair of late 18th […]

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Full Steam Ahead for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Transport Sale

Full Steam Ahead for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Transport Sale

A 2 inch scale model of a Shand Mason horse drawn fire engine will see Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ steam ahead to their first transport sale of 2014, due to be held in Donnington Priory on Tuesday 18th March. A precursor to the motorised fire engine, introduced in the early 20th century, the horse drawn […]

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