December, 2009

Sotheby’s to Offer Chinese Export Porcelain from Collection of Elinor Gordon

Sotheby’s to Offer Chinese Export Porcelain from Collection of Elinor Gordon

On the afternoon of 23 January, 2010 Sotheby’s will offer over 280 lots of Chinese export porcelain and China Trade paintings from the private collection of esteemed longtime dealer Elinor Gordon. A fixture at the “Winter Antiques Show” since its inception in 1955, Gordon is largely credited with elevating Chinese Export Porcelain to an independent […]

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Christie’s to Auction Historical Collection from Newton Hall

Christie’s to Auction Historical Collection from Newton Hall

Christie’s announced the sale of a fine single owner collection; “The Country House Sale: Newton Hall, Northumberland” to be held on January 20, 2010. The Widdringtons of Newton were a powerful and influential land owning family associated with Northumberland as far back as the 12th-century. Theirs is a fascinating history coloured by Royalist favour, Jacobite […]

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Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Auctions For $27,025

Abraham Lincoln Funeral Photograph Album Auctions For $27,025

Cowan’s, an international leader in auctions of historical Americana and early photography, held a successful American History auction on December 9, 2009. Auction proceeds totaled $665,000, with 508 bidders from 6 countries vying for 400 lots. Additionally, December’s American History auction was the department’s first sale with iCowans Bid Live available for bidders. Proceeds from […]

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Ansel Adams Prints Top Lots at Swann Galleries Auction

Ansel Adams Prints Top Lots at Swann Galleries Auction

Two versions of Ansel Adams’s iconic image of “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico”, 1941, sold to collectors at Swann Galleries’ auction of Photographic Literature & Fine Photographs on December 8. Ansel Adams, “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico”. Silver print, 13 x 17 6/16 inches. Estimate $350,000-450,000. Photo: Swann Auction Galleries. A very rare vintage print created in […]

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Green Bay Packers Fan Dream Trip Auction to Benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

Green Bay Packers Fan Dream Trip Auction to Benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

The fantasy trip of a lifetime just in time for holiday gift giving to Green Bay Packers fans. One lucky fan will spend the first home game of the Green Bay Packers 2010 season playing golf, enjoying the game with three friends and former Packer quarterbacks Bart Starr and Zeke Bratkowski. Proceeds from the auction […]

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Bonhams Fine British & European Glass & Paperweights Auction Results

Bonhams Fine British & European Glass & Paperweights Auction Results

Remarkable Chris Crabtree Collection and other notable examples of fine glass raise over £600,000 at Bonhams New Bond Street Bonhams raised an exceptional total of £666,468 at yesterday’s Fine British & European Glass & Paperweights Sale. With 86.35% of lots sold by value, this sale generated widespread interest from collectors and enthusiasts and included an […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction “The Former Peter Stuyvesant Collection”

Sotheby’s to Auction “The Former Peter Stuyvesant Collection”

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer for sale 163 works from the former Peter Stuyvesant Collection, property of British American Tobacco Netherlands (BAT), on Monday, March 8, 2010 at Sotheby’s in Amsterdam. The works from the collection to be offered for sale are estimated to realise in excess of €.4 million. Karel Appel, “Tête […]

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Freeman’s Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture Auction Success

Freeman’s Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture Auction Success

Led by the sale of New Hope impressionist Daniel Garber’s “Quarries at Byram,” which realized $229,000 (estimate $200,000-300,000), Freeman’s December 6th Fine American & European Painting and Sculpture sale was a great success, with 91 percent of the lots finding buyers (95 percent by value) and realized a sale total of $2,230,000. A traditional highlight […]

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Charity Auction for Luxury Vacation Residences Benefits FXB International

Charity Auction for Luxury Vacation Residences Benefits FXB International

On Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 the Luxury Swiss Travel Agency, Leo Trippi, in collaboration with Antiquorum, will hold its first charity auction benefitting Swiss association FXB International. For the auction, proprietors have made their exceptional international homes available, offering bidders an exclusive selection of dream vacations in the most beautiful properties in the world. Holiday […]

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