December, 2009

Christie’s London Russian Art Sale Totals $14,746,892

Christie’s London Russian Art Sale Totals $14,746,892

The two day Russian Art sale at Christie’s in London realized a total of £8,889,025 / $14,746,892 and was sold 82% by value and 70% by lot overall. The sale was highlighted by Nicholas Roerich’s (1874-1947) painting “Legend, From the Series Messiah”, painted in 1923 which sold for £993,250 / $1,647,802. Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), “Legend, […]

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Paintings by van Dyck and Rubens to Lead Sotheby’s Sale

Paintings by van Dyck and Rubens to Lead Sotheby’s Sale

Rare and important works by two Flemish old masters, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Sir Peter Paul Rubens, will form the cornerstone of this year’s December Evening Sale of Old Master & British Paintings at Sotheby’s in London. The sale, which is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday, December 9, 2009, will […]

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Max Beckmann Painting Auctions for 2,618,000 Euros

Max Beckmann Painting Auctions for 2,618,000 Euros

Max Beckmann’s painting “View of the Outskirts at the Sea near Marseille”, formerly in the possession of the famous collector and friend of the artist Stephan Lackner (California), surpassed all expectations at auction in Berlin; it sold for 2,618,000 Euros, the new world record auction price for a landscape by Max Beckmann. After intense bidding, […]

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Ritchie Bros. to conduct 2010 World of Concrete charity auction

Ritchie Bros. to conduct 2010 World of Concrete charity auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers , the world’s largest auctioneer of industrial equipment, will be conducting the World of Concrete benefit auction in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, February 4, 2010 starting at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds support the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) post-secondary education program, developed by its National Steering Committee (NSC). Ritchie Bros. will waive […]

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FONTAINE’S SETS ITS 6TH WORLD RECORD FOR A HOWARD CLOCK, SELLING A HOWARD & DAVIS ASTRONOMICAL REGULATOR FOR $161,000 AT AUCTION IN PITTSFIELD MASS.

FONTAINE’S SETS ITS 6TH WORLD RECORD FOR A HOWARD CLOCK, SELLING A HOWARD & DAVIS ASTRONOMICAL REGULATOR FOR $161,000 AT AUCTION IN PITTSFIELD MASS.

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – E. Howard & Company has been producing high-grade watches, regulators and marine clocks since its inception in 1842, and today E. Howard & Company clocks have evolved into the Holy Grail of manufacturers among the rapidly burgeoning genre of vintage clock and watch collecting. The firm still exists today, but most of […]

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Early American Stoneware for Online Auction

Early American Stoneware for Online Auction

Manion’s the international online auction company is partnering with Proxibid to offer an early American stoneware collection. The auction begins December 6 and closed December 20 – the collection is currently online for preview at www.proxibid.com. “We will offer nearly 100 pieces in the initial auction with more to come in the near future,” said […]

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Online Auction of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment from a Failed California Bank

Online Auction of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment from a Failed California Bank

Penny Worley Auctioneers (www.worleyauctioneers.com) announces the online auction of furniture, fixtures and equipment from a failed bank in Corona, Ca., according to Jerry Jenkins. “We have over 3,500 square feet of good IT equipment in this auction,” Jenkins said. “Plus this bank was close to Disneyland, and the executives were big fans. We have several […]

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Fine Watches and Wristwatches for Bonhams New York Auction

Fine Watches and Wristwatches for Bonhams New York Auction

Serious collectors are eagerly awaiting the December 17th sale of Fine Watches and Wristwatches scheduled to take place at Bonhams New York. Consisting of just over 100 lots, the sale includes pieces by the most desirable names in watch design including Ulysse Nardin, Cartier, and Patek Philippe. In fact, it is a fine and rare […]

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Larry Adler Harmonica For Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction

Larry Adler Harmonica For Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Auction

Bonhams is pleased to announce the inclusion of Larry Adler’s silver Hohner concerto harmonica in its 16th December Entertainment Memorabilia auction in London. This is the instrument the virtuoso owned from the 1980s until his death in 2001. It travelled the globe with Adler, and was played by him on the 1994 album, ‘The Glory […]

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