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16th Century Ottoman Masterpiece Sets World Record at Bonhams Auction

16th Century Ottoman Masterpiece Sets World Record at Bonhams Auction

. April 24, 2013

Two rare Iznik bottles from the golden age of the Ottoman Empire sold at Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale today, April 23, for a total of £748,500 – with one making £447,250 a new world record for an Iznnik bottle and the second bottle selling for £301,250. The sale made a total of £3.6m. The […]

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Canterbury Auction Galleries to Auction Chinese Vase From Chester Beatty Collection

Canterbury Auction Galleries to Auction Chinese Vase From Chester Beatty Collection

. April 15, 2013

A rare Ming vase once in the collection of millionaire mining magnate, philanthropist and famed collector Sir Alfred Chester Beatty will be one of the highlights of the Two Day sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries on April 16-17. The blue and white porcelain Guan vase was made in Jingdezhen, the name indicating its shape, […]

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CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS A TWO-DAY SALE OF A PALLADIAN VILLA BY MICHAEL S. SMITH

CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS A TWO-DAY SALE OF A PALLADIAN VILLA BY MICHAEL S. SMITH

. April 15, 2013

Christie’s is to present the two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith taking place 23-24 April. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated […]

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1913 Liberty Nickel Coin Leads Heritage Central States Event

1913 Liberty Nickel Coin Leads Heritage Central States Event

. April 14, 2013

The Walton specimen of the 1913 Liberty nickel, graded PR63 by PCGS and one of only five known, will be sold at public auction for the first time at the Official Auction of the Central States Numismatic Society’s Annual Convention, presented by Heritage Auctions, April 24 — 26, with Platinum Night scheduled for the evening […]

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1863 Gold Certificate Highlights Heritage Auction

1863 Gold Certificate Highlights Heritage Auction

. April 14, 2013

A Fr. 379c Series 1891 $1000 Treasury Note and a Fr. 1166c Series 1863 $100 Gold Certificate — the only notes of their kind in private hands known to exist — are in contention to take top lot honors during Heritage Auctions’ second Platinum Night Currency auction, held in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic […]

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