April, 2009

SKINNER FINE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS AUCTION MAY 9TH

SKINNER FINE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS AUCTION MAY 9TH

BOSTON, Mass. – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced it will host an auction of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets at its Boston gallery, located at 63 Park Plaza, on Saturday, May 9th at noon. More than 300 lots, including 50 room-sized carpets, will […]

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Marquis de Montesquiou Armagnac Sets American Auction Record

Marquis de Montesquiou Armagnac Sets American Auction Record

Marquis de Montesquiou, the celebrated Armagnac house, achieved groundbreaking results with their 1865 vintage at an April 25 Christie’s auction in New York. The vintage, which sold for an impressive price of 8,400 USD, was the top single-bottle within the lots offered and marks an auction record as the most expensive bottle of Armagnac sold […]

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Jeff Koons Baroque Egg for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction

Jeff Koons Baroque Egg for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s May 12, 2009 evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York includes key examples by celebrated artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder, David Smith, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellsworth Kelly and Andy Warhol. It also features an exciting group of property comprising important works by artists who rarely appear […]

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Spanish Paintings for Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings Sale

Spanish Paintings for Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings Sale

Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings sale on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, features a choice group of 15 works by some of the most representative Spanish artists of the time: Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa, Santiago Rusiñol, José Maria Sert, Joaquín Sorolla and Ignacio Zuloaga. The Bathing Hour, a striking canvas by Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) is the highlight of […]

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SKINNER TO OFFER AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PAINTINGS ON MAY 15TH

SKINNER TO OFFER AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PAINTINGS ON MAY 15TH

Sale to feature works by Matisse, Picasso and Dalí, as well as a strong collection of Middle Eastern art BOSTON, Mass. – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced that its upcoming American and European Paintings sale will take place on Friday, May 15th […]

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Swann Galleries to Auction Photographic Literature and Photographs

Swann Galleries to Auction Photographic Literature and Photographs

The top lot of Swann Galleries’ Thursday, May 14 auction of Photographic Literature & Fine Photographs is a complete set of the 20 lavishly illustrated text volumes of Edward S. Curtis’s magnum opus, The North American Indian. It took Curtis nearly 25 years—from 1907 to 1930—to complete his work documenting the “vanishing race” of Native […]

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‘Bergerac’ Triumph Car For Charterhouse Auction

‘Bergerac’ Triumph Car For Charterhouse Auction

A rare Triumph 1800, similar to the one used in the popular detective series Bergerac, goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their Bank Holiday weekend sale at The Bristol Classic Car Show at The Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet on Sunday 3rd May. “These Triumph’s were highly regarded in their day, with […]

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Sotheby’s Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Sale

Sotheby’s Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Sale

Sotheby’s London will offer in its forthcoming Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History sale, to be held in London on Thursday 7th May 2009, a magnificent pair of 17th century terrestrial and celestial globes by the eminent globe-maker Vicenzo Coronelli (lot 121, est. £150,000-200,000), inspired by those he created for Louis XIV. Sale highlights also […]

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SKINNER TO AUCTION 1947 KENTUCKY DERBY TROPHY

SKINNER TO AUCTION 1947 KENTUCKY DERBY TROPHY

Rediscovered Historic Object Estimated $60,000 to $80,000 BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, announces it will auction a 1947 Kentucky Derby 14 kt Gold Winner’s Trophy and Commemorative Mint Julep Cup, won by the American thoroughbred racehorse Jet Pilot, owned by Elizabeth Arden. The […]

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