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VICTORIAN DRESSING BOX BRINGS £5,000 AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

VICTORIAN DRESSING BOX BRINGS £5,000 AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

. October 27, 2013

An antique ladies dressing box has just totalled £5,000 in an Antiques, Homes & Interiors auction in Lichfield, (23rd October). The Victorian box made of rosewood and bound in brass boasts the luxury retailer mark of Asprey, London, (jewellers to Queen Victoria). The interior comprises everything an affluent Victorian lady could want whilst on her […]

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Master Distillers Unity Set auctions for over $10,000 at Bonhams

Master Distillers Unity Set auctions for over $10,000 at Bonhams

. October 22, 2013

The Master Distillers Unity Set, a blend of seven different Kentucky Bourbons made in support of Parker Beam’s fight against ALS, sold for $10,115 on October 13 at Bonhams Whisky, Cognac & Rare Spirits auction in New York. The set consisted of two bottles of the exceptional spirit in crystal decanters, and sold for more […]

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Imperial Chinese ‘elephant’ hat stand for auction at Bonhams

Imperial Chinese ‘elephant’ hat stand for auction at Bonhams

. October 19, 2013

An exceptional and very rare Imperial gilt-bronze ‘elephant’ hat stand estimated to sell for £80,000 to £120,000 in Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale on November 7, was made by the Imperial workshops in Guangzhou as tribute to the Qing Court. The 49cm (19 inch) tall gilt-bronze hat stand embellished with semi-precious stones can be counted […]

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Papua New Guinea ritual pestle for auction at Bonhams New York

Papua New Guinea ritual pestle for auction at Bonhams New York

. October 16, 2013

Bonhams will offer a rare bird-shaped pestle pommel from the Central Highlands of Papua, New Guinea, made between circa 4000-1000 BC in the African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art auction on November 14 (est. $15,000-20,000). Confirmed by petrographic study as one of the earliest works of Oceanic art ever to come to auction, pestles such as […]

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Asian Decorative Arts auction at Bonhams takes over $2 million

Asian Decorative Arts auction at Bonhams takes over $2 million

. October 14, 2013

Bonhams Asian Decorative Arts auction on October 9 followed directly on the heels of the firm’s Samurai auction which successfully concluded in the New York sales room the prior day. The San Francisco auction was a solid success, achieving a result of more than $2.15 million with 84% of the lots sold. The sale saw […]

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