December, 2009

William Ansley Contemporary Art Glass Collection for Auction

William Ansley Contemporary Art Glass Collection for Auction

An advanced but intentionally low-key collector, the late William D. “Bill” Ansley amassed a select private collection of contemporary art glass over a 40-year period, and in so doing, created a panoramic three-dimensional history of Murano production. To the amazement of his fellow collectors, Ansley accomplished this feat almost entirely from his home base of […]

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Sale of American Art at Christie’s Makes $32,358,750

Sale of American Art at Christie’s Makes $32,358,750

Christie’s Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale achieved a total of $32,358,750, with works by Andrew Wyeth, Mary Cassatt, and Charles Prendergast commanding the highest prices. Two new world auction records were set for American artists Guy Pène Du Bois and John Joseph Boyle, and a second highest price was achieved for a work […]

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Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn 2009 Auction Series Totals US $212.5 Million

Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn 2009 Auction Series Totals US $212.5 Million

Christie’s Hong Kong completed its five-day Autumn sales with strong results across the board in Asian art, watches, jewelry and wine. Totaling HK$1.65 billion/US$ 212.5 million/£ 128 million, the results show a robust recovery of the art and auction market, giving Christie’s a 58% market share for the year in Asia. Records were achieved in […]

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Three Texas Acreages to be Auctioned

Three Texas Acreages to be Auctioned

Everything is bigger Texas – including the amount of recreational opportunities. Buyers will soon have the chance to purchase three prime Texas acreages during two upcoming auction events. Rising Star Ranch, consisting of 100 acres and a farmhouse in Rising Star and two Cleburne properties, a 72.56 acre property and a 16+/- acre property with […]

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Bonhams Auction of Important Collectors Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia at Olympia

Bonhams Auction of Important Collectors Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia at Olympia

Bonhams has unveiled an impressive line-up for its annual sale of Important Collectors’ Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia at London’s Olympia on 7 December Leading the charge is a 1906 Rolls-Royce Light 20hp Tourer, one of only two survivors of the 17 built when the company was in its infancy and the sixth oldest Rolls-Royce […]

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Brain Shaped Pearl for Auction at Bonhams

Brain Shaped Pearl for Auction at Bonhams

A 5lb (2.25kg) pearl, dubbed the ‘Palawan Princess’, the second largest pearl ever discovered, valued at as much as £250,000 is set to go under the hammer at Bonhams auction of Natural History in Los Angeles on December 6, 2009. The pearl measures six inches in diameter and bears an uncanny resemblance to a human […]

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Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe in Heritage Auctions Dallas Fine Timepiece Auction

Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe in Heritage Auctions Dallas Fine Timepiece Auction

The Dec. 8 Heritage Auctions Signature® Timepieces Auction will offer more than 650 lots of fine watches and assorted timepieces that are no less than a survey of the last 300 years of the art of horology. Headlining the Dallas auction is a magnificent Cartier jade, coral, diamond and rock crystal mystery clock estimated at […]

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Newly Discovered Still Lifes by Adriaen Coorte Soar Above Estimate

Newly Discovered Still Lifes by Adriaen Coorte Soar Above Estimate

At Sotheby’s Amsterdam two important, newly discovered still lifes by the much sought-after Dutch artist, Adriaen Coorte, were both the subject of long and spirited bidding battles and the two paintings brought a combined total of €3,097,500 (£2,827,219), far in excess of pre-sale expectations. Six bidders competed for Still life of strawberries in an earthenware […]

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Sotheby’s Russian Art Sales Total $31.9 Million

Sotheby’s Russian Art Sales Total $31.9 Million

Sotheby’s London Russian Art Sales Series concluded bringing a total of £19.3/$31.9 million – near the high estimate (£14,882,080-21,246,220) – and established a healthy sell-through-rate of 74% overall. Highlights of the sales series include: • ‘Romanov Heirlooms’ Sale realises £7 million, seven-times the high estimate of £900,000. The auction was 100% sold by value and […]

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