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English Silver Cooler Auctioned for 2.5 Million Pounds at Sotheby’s

English Silver Cooler Auctioned for 2.5 Million Pounds at Sotheby’s

. July 7, 2010 . 0 Comments

A monumental silver wine cooler, weighing 168 pounds (11 ½ stone or 2597 oz.) and measuring well over a meter across, has been sold at Sotheby’s for £2,505,250, establishing a new record price for English silver. The spectacular cistern, as “Large as a Small Bathing-Tub”, sold to a private Asian buyer. It was lot 8 […]

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Bonhams to Auction Indian Mutiny Items at Summer Athenaeum Sale

Bonhams to Auction Indian Mutiny Items at Summer Athenaeum Sale

. July 6, 2010 . 0 Comments

Bonhams are to sell a private family collection of items relating to the Indian Mutiny of 1857/58 during their Summer Athenaeum sale at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk on Thursday 15th July. The Indian Mutiny of 1857/58 stands out amongst the many major historical events of the 19th century and lasted thirteen months while the Indians […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction 16th Century Italian Table

Sotheby’s to Auction 16th Century Italian Table

. July 6, 2010 . 0 Comments

Sotheby’s London will offer for sale a remarkable example of 16th-century craftsmanship – an Italian rosewood table, inlaid with ivory and finely engraved, on Tuesday 6th July 2010. In 1989 this same piece sold at auction for £6,000. More recent research by Sotheby’s specialists has revealed that in fact the table has a history and […]

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Confederate Battle Flag of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman brings $59,750 at Civil War Auction

Confederate Battle Flag of Gen. Lloyd Tilghman brings $59,750 at Civil War Auction

. July 5, 2010 . 0 Comments

Rare artifacts relating to famous Sons of the South proved both popular and valuable with the more than 780 bidders who competed for almost 900 lots in Heritage Auctions’$1.16 million June 25 Signature® Arms & Militaria Including Civil War auction, with the Presentation Flag of Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, along with the Inscribed Sword […]

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Palazzo Costaguti Bureau Cabinets for Bonhams Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art Auction

Palazzo Costaguti Bureau Cabinets for Bonhams Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art Auction

. June 29, 2010

A pair of rare North Italian 18th century bureau-cabinets from Palazzo Costaguti on Piazza Mattei in Rome are to be sold as part of the Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art sale on 7 July 2010. These fine examples of bureau-cabinets have been veneered in burr walnut and highlighted with parcel-gilt carved elements. […]

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