Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

| July 3, 2013

Throughout celebrated Venice Beach, Calif., based architect Frank O. Gehry’s career, the fish has been an important archetype that appears in both his architecture and design projects. Bonhams is proud to offer an example of a 1984 ‘Fish Lamp’ estimated at $70,000-90,000 in the October 7 auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts in Los Angeles. […]

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Einstein Bible auctions for $68,500 at Bonhams New York

| June 28, 2013

A Bible inscribed by Albert Einstein, in which he refers to the book as an “inexhaustible” source of wisdom and solace that deserves frequent reading, sold at Bonhams for $68,500 in the June 25 Fine Books & Manuscripts auction. Inscribed in German and signed by both Einstein and his wife Elsa in 1932, the Bible […]

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Morton & Eden to Auction Chicago Collector’s Medals And Orders

| June 25, 2013

Gallantry medals, Orders and Decorations collected by the late Peter Maren will be sold by specialist London coins and medals auctioneer Morton & Eden. The sale, on Tuesday July 2, will include some 175 lots from the collection and is expected to raise more than $500,000. Mr Maren wished his collection to be sold publicly […]

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Canopic Jar auctions for $290,500 at Bonhams New York

| June 19, 2013

Bonhams has sold William Morris’ 1995 “Sable Antelope Canopic Jar” for $290,500, an outstanding price which more than tripled its pre-auction estimate and set a world record price for a work of art by the artist at auction. A highlight of Dr Anthony Terrana’s heralded collection of Contemporary Studio Glass, Bonhams offered the masterwork on […]

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Johnnie Basham Lonsdale boxing belt for auction at Bonhams

| June 18, 2013

The Lonsdale belt, awarded to the aptly named boxer Johnnie Basham in 1914, 1915 and 1916 will be offered for sale in Bonhams, Chester’s Sporting Memorabilia sale on 19th June valued at £30,000-£35,000. With a central oval enamel portrait of two boxers and an engraved ‘National Sporting Club Welter Weight Championship’ the belt consists of […]

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Bonhams Arms & Armor auction highlighted by U.S. three pounder gun

| June 16, 2013

An iron three pounder gun with attribution to the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 led Bonhams $937,971 Antique Arms and Armor and Sporting Guns auction, June 10 in San Francisco. This top lot, from the renowned U.S. Cartridge Company Collection (and prior to that, the first important American arms collection, the A.E. Brooks Collection) achieved […]

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Jesse James gun belt, Jim Younger’s decorated fiddle, headline ‘Outlaw’ trove for Heritage Auction

| June 11, 2013

The auction will feature more than 140 “Outlaw” artifacts from the collection to the late Wilbur Zink, a resident of Springfield, MO — ideally situated not too far from the James Farm, the homestead of Frank and Jesse — and one of the most renowned collectors of such material. The Wilbur Zink Collection will be […]

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