May, 2011

Maud Earl Painting of Clumber Spaniels Offered at Bonhams

Maud Earl Painting of Clumber Spaniels Offered at Bonhams

A beautiful oil painting by the renowned canine artist Maud Earl (1864-1943) depicting two Clumber Spaniels, will feature in the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011 at Bonhams New Bond Street. Entitled Surely, Surely, Slumber is more sweet than Toil, the work is estimated to sell for £3,000-5,000. The two spaniels are Champion […]

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Vostok, Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo Materials Highlight Heritage Auctions Spacefest III

Vostok, Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo Materials Highlight Heritage Auctions Spacefest III

A bolt of Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok Spacecraft, sheared by the heat of re-entering the atmosphere, along with a Sputnik 1 Tag from the Fourth Arm of the Satellite inscribed and initialed by Sergei Pavlovich Korolev and given to Oleg Ivanovsky, the head of the secret Sputnik program, headline Heritage Auctions’ June 3 Signature® Space Exploration […]

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Christie’s to Auction Watches from the Collection of James Ward Packard

Christie’s to Auction Watches from the Collection of James Ward Packard

Christie’s announce the descendants of James Ward Packard have entrusted the auction house with the sale of exceptional timepieces from this legendary collection. These extraordinary watches remain in pristine condition, having been stored away in a bank vault for the last 60 years. They will be unveiled for the first time to the public this […]

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Bonhams Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottles & Soapstone Figures Auction Results

Bonhams Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottles & Soapstone Figures Auction Results

Bonhams Hong Kong secured another ‘Golden Gavel’ triumph on 25 May 2011 with the sale of the legendary Mary and George Bloch Collection of Chinese Snuff bottles: Part III. All 142 lots sold out for a total of HK$38,361,600 (£3,054,329). The blockbuster sale proves that the international market for the finest Chinese snuff bottles shows […]

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Christie’s New York Old Masters Paintings Sale Features Works by French, Italian, Flemish and British Masters

Christie’s New York Old Masters Paintings Sale Features Works by French, Italian, Flemish and British Masters

Christie’s auction of Old Master Paintings on June 8, 2011 at 10 am, features a selection of works by the great French, Italian, Flemish and British masters of the 15th through the 19th century including Pieter Breughel II, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others. This dedicated sale of Old Master Paintings – the […]

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Sir John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite Painting Highlights Bonhams London Auction

Sir John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite Painting Highlights Bonhams London Auction

The Somnambulist by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais, PRA will be a highlight of the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011 at Bonhams New Bond Street. It is estimated to sell for £70,000-100,000. “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins was published in 1860 and proved immensely popular – it is thought […]

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Bronze Elephant Sculpture for Bonhams Sporting Gun Sale

Bronze Elephant Sculpture for Bonhams Sporting Gun Sale

A stunning bronze sculpture of three elephants titled ‘The Wounded Comrade’ by the American artist, Carl E. Akeley (1864-1926), will be sold at Bonhams Sporting Gun Sale in Knightsbridge on July 27. The powerful bronze which stands a foot and a half tall and broad, shows two elephants supporting a wounded comrade, holding him up […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Works of Art from the Collection of Marquis Nicola Santangelo

Sotheby’s to Auction Works of Art from the Collection of Marquis Nicola Santangelo

Sotheby’s Milan offers Works of Art from the Collection of Marquis Nicola Santangelo Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings Furniture and works of art And a Library of Travel books on 14-15 June 2011. A section devoted to Old Master Paintings The Milanese June catalogue includes at the first lots a group of Haute Époque […]

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Christie’s to Auction Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait

Christie’s to Auction Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait

Christie’s is pleased to announce that Study for a Portrait, 1953, a seminal work by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) will be a leading highlight of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening auction in London on 28 June 2011. An arresting and dark study in the degradation of power in Post War existentialist Europe, Study for […]

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Christie’s Presents French Classicism: Selections from the Private Collection of Michael Simon

Christie’s Presents French Classicism: Selections from the Private Collection of Michael Simon

On June 7, Christie’s New York will present French Classicism: Selections from the Private Collection of Michael Simon, a variety of over thirty superb examples of French furniture and decorative arts of the Ancien Régime, all owned by one of the most respected connoisseurs in the field. The pieces selected are characterized by all the […]

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ONLY KNOWN PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A JULIUS GOLDMAN BACK BAR BOTTLE  GAVELS FOR $25,200 IN SALE ENDED MAY 14 BY AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS

ONLY KNOWN PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A JULIUS GOLDMAN BACK BAR BOTTLE GAVELS FOR $25,200 IN SALE ENDED MAY 14 BY AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS

The bottle sailed past its high estimate of $20,000, making it easily the top lot in the auction. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – A mint condition spin mold fifth bottle for Jule’s Bourbon, probably made around 1900 and most likely the only known perfect example of a Julius Goldman back bar bottle, soared to $25,200 to claim […]

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Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction Results

Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction Results

Cowan’s May 21 Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction was hailed a success as a grouping of 80 lots of Chinese decorative arts in the auction sold for significantly higher than their pre-auction estimates. Sales of these Chinese decorative arts, totaling just over $378,500, accounted for over a third of the auction’s $820,000 gross. Overall, […]

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