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Bonhams to auction Thomas Cromwell letter on Anne of Cleves marriage

Bonhams to auction Thomas Cromwell letter on Anne of Cleves marriage

. May 25, 2012

Bonhams is to auction a private letter the on Anne of Cleves Henry VIII marriage by Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister from 1532-40, and the central figure in Hilary Mantel’s latest novel, Bring up the Bodies, in the Book, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs Sale in London on 12 June. It is estimated at […]

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Bonhams to offer Tiffany studio highlights in 20th Century Decorative Arts auction on June 12

Bonhams to offer Tiffany studio highlights in 20th Century Decorative Arts auction on June 12

. May 25, 2012

Bonhams is to present a strong selection of works by Tiffany Studios as part of its 20th Century Decorative Arts auction, June 12. Tiffany Studios, founded by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1885, has continually set the standard for creating beautiful, intricate and imaginative art glass, windows, metalwork and leaded glass lamps. The centerpiece of the […]

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Bonhams sets world record in Part III of the Edward Wrangham collection of Japanese works of art

Bonhams sets world record in Part III of the Edward Wrangham collection of Japanese works of art

. May 19, 2012

The world record for inro (traditional Japanese medicine cases consisting of nested boxes) sold at auction has been broken yet again by Bonhams in the third part of the Edward Wrangham sale that took place on the 15th May. With a sale total of £1.7 million, 82% sold by lot and 93% by appraise, one […]

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Potter & Potter  gambling memorabilia auction set for June 23

Potter & Potter gambling memorabilia auction set for June 23

. May 19, 2012

On June 23, 2012, Potter & Potter Auctions will conduct its second annual auction of gambling memorabilia. A highlight of the sale will be a recently discovered set of duplicate books from El Patio, an illegal mob-run casino from Cicero Illinois. Louis Campagna, one of Al Capone’s closest bodyguards, owned a piece of the action […]

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Sotheby’s auction sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brings £12.9 million

Sotheby’s auction sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brings £12.9 million

. May 17, 2012

Sotheby’s London sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brought a total of £12.9 million / $20.5 million / €16.1 million, more than doubling the pre-sale low estimate for the entire auction (est. £6,405,000-9,289,000). White and Russett Jade ‘Immortal’ Brushpot. Estimate: £250,000 – 350,000. Sold for: £1,553,250 ($2,479,453). Photo: Sotheby’s Leading the sale […]

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