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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