November, 2010

Gemmell Hutchison Painting of Edinburgh Review for Auction

Gemmell Hutchison Painting of Edinburgh Review for Auction

A splendid and monumental celebration of Scotland’s military heritage is to be auctioned at Bonhams Fine Picture sale in Edinburgh on 7 December. ‘The Scottish Volunteer Review, Edinburgh 1905″, (£20,000-30,000) which is over 5 feet wide, is the work of Robert Gemmell Hutchison, one of Scotland’s best loved artists and most famous for his trademark […]

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Ketterer Kunst Rare Books Auction Takes EUR 1.9 million

Ketterer Kunst Rare Books Auction Takes EUR 1.9 million

With an overall result of EUR 1,9* million, the two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst made for the best result in this section for the last twenty years. The evening auction alone realized a stunning 74 percent sold lots and a quota of 128 percent*. The reason for this tremendous success is […]

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Grey’s Oriental Rugs Runners and Carpets Auction

Grey’s Oriental Rugs Runners and Carpets Auction

Gray’s Auctioneers’ Oriental Rugs, Runners and Carpet Auction features an assortment of 109 beautiful lots. Included in this auction is a rare and important Silver and Silver-Gilt Thread Embroidered Calligraphic Panel measuring 48 x 66 inches (Lot 40) that depicts the Tomb of Mohammed surrounded by calligraphic inscriptions that translate to “May God Shower His […]

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Patek Philippe timepiece headlines New York Watch Auction

Patek Philippe timepiece headlines New York Watch Auction

An extremely rare Patek Philippe Advanced Research Ref. 5250 timepiece, one of only 100 ever made by the legendary watchmaker, is the hotly anticipated lead lot of the Heritage Auctions’ Saturday, Dec. 4 Signature® Fine Timepieces Auction, taking place at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (Ukrainian Institute), 2 East 79th Street (at 5th Ave). It is estimated […]

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Sotheby’s Report Strong Prices for Spanish, Scandinavian, Orientalist and Greek Art

Sotheby’s Report Strong Prices for Spanish, Scandinavian, Orientalist and Greek Art

Sotheby’s London sale of 19th Century European Paintings (which included works by Spanish, Orientalist, German, Austrian, Scandinavian and Symbolist artists) brought a total of £11,166,050 (€13,168,101). Vilhelm Hammershoi, Unge Egetræer (Young Oak Trees), oil on canvas. Estimate: £70,000 – 90,000. Sold for: £205,250 (€242,051). Photo: Sotheby’s. Spanish Painting: The top-selling lots of the sale overall […]

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Clars Auction Gallery Offer Framed Indenture from Queen Elizabeth I

Clars Auction Gallery Offer Framed Indenture from Queen Elizabeth I

Clars Auction Gallery will host their final sale for 2010 on Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th marking the end of what will have been a landmark year for the 62 year old firm. The November sale was the largest in their history with sales exceeding $1.6 million. American Decorative Arts and Asian Antiques […]

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Cartier Pieces Highlight Bonhams December Jewellery Auction

Cartier Pieces Highlight Bonhams December Jewellery Auction

Two important Cartier pieces are among the top lots of the Bonhams Art of Jewels: Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems sale on December 9th at New Bond Street. An impressive Art-Deco diamond necklace by Cartier, 1936 demonstrates the pioneering nature of the French jewellery house during a time when they were attempting to push the […]

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Apple Computer Sells for $212,267 at Christie’s

Apple Computer Sells for $212,267 at Christie’s

Christie’s have sold an exceptional example of the first Apple computer ‘ the Apple 1’ for £133,250 / $212,267 / €156,169. The first personal computer with a fully assembled motherboard, the Apple 1 heralded the home computer revolution. Only about 200 examples are believed to have been produced, and the present example was sold at […]

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Ansel Adams, William Wegman, Herb Ritts and Cartier-Bresson Photographs for New York Auction

Ansel Adams, William Wegman, Herb Ritts and Cartier-Bresson Photographs for New York Auction

Fresh-to-market finds from the holdings of an important Fortune 500 company – including photographs from such luminous names as Harold Edgerton, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Sandy Skoglund, Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas, Annie Leibovitz, O. Winston Link and William Wegman – provide the anchor to Heritage Auction’s Signature® Vintage & Contemporary Photography Auction, Friday, Dec. 3 […]

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