April, 2008

Vlaho Bukovac Painting Doubles Its Estimate

Vlaho Bukovac Painting Doubles Its Estimate

An important and rare self-portrait of the Croatian artist Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922) and his family made £90,000 – over double its estimate in Bonhams sale of 19th Century European Paintings held on 16 April 2008 in London. The painting, which was bought by a private collector, is the second highest price for a painting by […]

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Sotheby’s New York Sale of 19th Century European Art Achieves $26.3 Million

Sotheby’s New York Sale of 19th Century European Art Achieves $26.3 Million

NEW YORK, NY.- Today at Sotheby’s, the sale of 19th Century European Art including The Orientalist Sale achieved a total of $26,377,050 (est. $23.7/32.9 million). Today’s sale was the first time in almost a decade that Sotheby’s held a dedicated offering of Orientalist Art, highlighted by exceptional masterpieces representing the entire region including North Africa, […]

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Ketterer Kunst to auction a 1763 rare book – “Vorstellung der Vögel Deutschlands” by J. L. Frisch

Ketterer Kunst to auction a 1763 rare book – “Vorstellung der Vögel Deutschlands” by J. L. Frisch

Hamburg, (kk) – All the birds are in it, all the birds, all … Even the Oriole’s nest (Plate 31), that is usually not shown, is included in the first edition with beautiful period colouring. Carrying an estimate of € 50,000, the ornithological life’s work of Johann Leonhard Frisch, director of a Berlin higher secondary […]

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Major Collection of Service Station Memorabilia at Shannons Brisbane

Major Collection of Service Station Memorabilia at Shannons Brisbane

Bargain hunters, Trash and Treasure ‘tragics’, collectors and motoring enthusiasts from around Australia will be beating a path to ‘Bushy Park’ near Brisbane on Sunday (April 20) for Australia’s ultimate ‘garage sale’ at Billy’s Service Station. Billy’s, the private treasure-trove of American and Australian automotive memorabilia assembled by Queensland enthusiast Greg Kowplos over the past […]

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