November, 2008

California Art Sells for Record Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields

California Art Sells for Record Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields

Bonhams & Butterfields’ Made in California: Contemporary Art auction on November 18, 2008 did exceptionally well, signaling that the market for California art is still very strong. The auction brought more than $1.6-million, with roughly 80% of the lots sold by value. The sale was simulcast from Los Angeles to San Francisco, both B&B salesrooms […]

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Sotheby’s to Hold its First-ever Major International Auction Series in the Middle East

Sotheby’s to Hold its First-ever Major International Auction Series in the Middle East

Sotheby’s has announced its first ever major international auction series in the Middle East will take place on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. Sotheby’s two-day international auction series will include sales of Orientalist Art, Watches, Arab, Iranian and International Contemporary Art. Highlights from all […]

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VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. Seized & Forfeited Property Auction

VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. Seized & Forfeited Property Auction

VSE Corporation and Rick Levin & Associates, Inc. will conduct an auction of seized and forfeited property on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Other agencies that are participating include: U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service and Secret Service. Proceeds from the auction are returned to these […]

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Sotheby’s November Russian Art Sale Totals 14.1 Million

Sotheby’s November Russian Art Sale Totals 14.1 Million

Sotheby’s London Russian Art Evening Sale realised a total of £14,155,600, against a pre-sale estimate of £17,535,000-24,810,000. The sale attracted over 100 registered bidders and saw 59.4% of the sold lots bring above their low estimates. Commenting on the Evening Sale, Jo Vickery, Senior Director and Head of Sotheby’s Russian Art Department, said: “Given the […]

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I.M. Chait Asian European and Natural History Auction

I.M. Chait Asian European and Natural History Auction

ASIAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS AUCTION Dec 14 2008 13:00 Growing from an auction house that specialized in Chinese arts dating to the Bronze Age into an gallery that handles Natural History items dating back eons was not exactly what Isadore M. Chait had in mind 40 years ago when he established I.M.Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. But […]

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Jacob & Co. Generates Highest Bid at Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction

Jacob & Co. Generates Highest Bid at Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction

At the recent Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong the highest bid was for a spectacular Jacob & Co. cushion-shaped diamond ring. Featuring a 34.07 carat, D color, internally flawless stone, the ring commanded an impressive $5.78 million, and was acquired by a private collector. The fourth highest selling item, also from […]

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RARE T206 HONUS WAGNER BASEBALL CARD SOARS TO $791,000 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD NOVEMBER 21-23 IN OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK

RARE T206 HONUS WAGNER BASEBALL CARD SOARS TO $791,000 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD NOVEMBER 21-23 IN OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK

(Oceanside, N.Y.) – A rare T206 Honus Wagner baseball card – one of only a handful of known examples released into circulation in the early 1900s by the American Tobacco Company and often called the Holy Grail of sports collectibles – soared to $791,000 at a three-day multi-estate sale held Nov. 21-23 by Philip Weiss […]

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DARK CRANBERRY CUT TO CLEAR TANKARD BY DORFLINGER BRINGS $49,000 AT AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS SALE HELD NOV. 15 BY WOODY AUCTION

DARK CRANBERRY CUT TO CLEAR TANKARD BY DORFLINGER BRINGS $49,000 AT AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS SALE HELD NOV. 15 BY WOODY AUCTION

(St. Charles, Mo.) – An exceptionally rare, dark cranberry cut to clear tankard by Dorflinger, cut in the fine #99 pattern and boasting a fine embossed vintage spout with monogram “S.V.S.” signed Tiffany & Company, with mark “C” (for Charles C. Cook, the president of Tiffany from 1902-1907), soared to $49,000 at an American Brilliant […]

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Bloomberg to be the Auction Platform for UK Carbon Allowances in EU Emissions Trading System

Bloomberg to be the Auction Platform for UK Carbon Allowances in EU Emissions Trading System

The auction of UK Carbon Allowances for Phase II of the EU Emissions Trading System will be conducted via the auction system on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL(R) service. This will be the first-ever auction of UK Carbon Allowances. The United Kingdom Debt Management Office (“DMO”), the Executive Agency of Her Majesty’s Treasury for the auction of […]

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