March, 2011

EXCEPTIONAL CATALOGED ANTIQUE AUCTION SLATED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21st, BY FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY IN PITTSFIELD, MASS.; OVER 500 LOTS

EXCEPTIONAL CATALOGED ANTIQUE AUCTION SLATED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21st, BY FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY IN PITTSFIELD, MASS.; OVER 500 LOTS

Antique furniture, lighting, clocks, decorative accessories, fine art, jewelry will change hands. (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – What is being appropriately billed as an Exceptional Antique Auction has been planned for Saturday, May 21, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s spacious showroom at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Offered will be over 500 lots of […]

Read More →

Read More →

Swoopo Files for Bankruptcy

Swoopo Files for Bankruptcy

Technologizer reports that pay-per-bid auction site Swoopo has filed for bankruptcy, “although the company’s front page claims “technical issues,” documents from a Munich, Germany bankruptcy court indicate its parent company — Shopping Entertainment AG — filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. The company is asking for protections from its debtors, and it has named a […]

Read More →

Read More →

Sotheby’s New York Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Set Record

Sotheby’s New York Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Set Record

Sotheby’s sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art have concluded, bringing the overall total for the series of auctions to $71,320,518 (est. $17.5/25.1 million), the highest total ever achieved anywhere in New York. All three auctions exceeded their estimates and competitive bidding was seen across all categories and periods. The sales followed an energetic […]

Read More →

Read More →

Moran March Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction Results

Moran March Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction Results

ohn Moran Auctioneers achieved a 100% sell-through rate in several categories of merchandise consigned from private collections to their March 8, 2011 Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction, including mid-century modern design, silver, rugs and Japanese art. Native American artifacts also performed well, selling at a rate of 90%, as did European porcelain and metalware. The […]

Read More →

Read More →

Phillips de Pury & Company To Auction Painting Of Elizabeth Taylor, Liz #5, 1963 By Andy Warhol

Phillips de Pury & Company To Auction Painting Of Elizabeth Taylor, Liz #5, 1963 By Andy Warhol

Phillips de Pury & Company have announced the sale of a rare, iconic portrait of the legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, painted by Andy Warhol in 1963. The stunning painting will be offered for sale in the Contemporary Art Part I auction on May 12th and is estimated at $20,000,000 / $30,000,000. Andy Warhol, Liz #5. […]

Read More →

Read More →

Sotheby’s to Auction Emerald & Diamond Tiara in Geneva

Sotheby’s to Auction Emerald & Diamond Tiara in Geneva

Sotheby’s will sell the most valuable emerald and diamond Tiara to have appeared at auction in over 30 years in its sale of Magnificent and Noble Jewels in Geneva on the 17th May 2011. Estimated to sell for £3.1-6.2 million (CHF 4.5- 9 million / $5-10 million), the Highly Important and Extremely Rare Emerald and […]

Read More →

Read More →

REA Auction Includes Vampirella Cover Art Mars Attacks Card Paintings

REA Auction Includes Vampirella Cover Art Mars Attacks Card Paintings

WATCHUNG, NEW JERSEY. The catalog for Robert Edward Auctions’ 2011 blockbuster sale will ship on April 12, 2011. While most of the auction is baseball-related, also included are seven original Warren cover paintings dating from 1968 to 1981, among them five paintings that once graced the cover of Vampirella magazine (each res. $1,000). A selection […]

Read More →

Read More →

Clarke Auction Presents Civil War, Americana, Midcentury, Antiques, Fine and Decorative Arts March 27

Clarke Auction Presents Civil War, Americana, Midcentury, Antiques, Fine and Decorative Arts March 27

On Sunday, March 27th at 12:00 Noon, Clarke Auction will sell 400+ lots drawn from estates in Larchmont, Bronxville, Scarsdale, Fifth Avenue, Tuckahoe, Hunterdon County, Greenwich CT, Rye, and Fort Lee. Americana, Civil War and Medical Antiques Fresh from a Hastings home are two large antique Cigar Store Indians, one a princess. In addition, Clarke […]

Read More →

Read More →

AROUND 260 QUALITY LOTS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CATEGORIES WILL BE SOLD APRIL 23 IN MALVERN, PA., BY GORDON S. CONVERSE & CO., AT 10:30 A.M. (EDT)

AROUND 260 QUALITY LOTS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CATEGORIES WILL BE SOLD APRIL 23 IN MALVERN, PA., BY GORDON S. CONVERSE & CO., AT 10:30 A.M. (EDT)

The quality and variety of merchandise could well result in the firm’s best auction in a long time. (MALVERN, Pa.) – Around 260 quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in a wide array of categories – vintage clocks, Asian objects and furniture, period American furniture, estate silver, fine art, decorative accessories and more – will be sold Saturday, […]

Read More →

Read More →

Top