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Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

. July 25, 2013

A very fine and rare Imperial Chinese flambé-glazed bottle vase with an incised Qianlong seal mark of the period was sold today, 23 July, for £337,250 at Bonhams auction of the contents of Trelissick House, Cornwall. It had been estimated at £70,000-100,000. It was acquired by a collector in mainland China. Trelissick House is the […]

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1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

. July 11, 2013

A previously unrecorded architectural table clock made circa 1665 by the famed horologist Samuel Knibb was sold at Bonhams’ Fine Clocks Sale, 9th July, for almost £1/2million. The auction attracted buyers from around the world with 80% of lots finding new homes. Standing crowds watched a lengthy rally between two bidders on the saleroom floor […]

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Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

. July 4, 2013

Aleksei Mikhailovich Remizov’s “U Lisy Bal,” (“At the Fox’s Ball”) from 1939 sold for $62,500 at Bonhams June 26 auction of Russian Literature and Works on Paper. The exquisite calligraphic poem, written in Russian, French and German, was accompanied by four eccentric ink drawings. An avant-garde take on the fables of Reynard the Fox, “U […]

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

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

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

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

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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