April, 2012

Photographic portrait of Charles Dickens’s wife, Catherine for auction at Bonhams

Photographic portrait of Charles Dickens’s wife, Catherine for auction at Bonhams

A profile portrait of the wife of Charles Dickens, Catherine (1815-1879), by John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1810-1901), is to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of the Photographs Sale on 17th May. The only daguerreotype portrait of Catherine known to exist, it has been estimated at £8,000 – 12,000. The portrait first came to […]

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Spectacular Alexandrite Joins Diamonds, Rubies, Gold Coins In Government Auction’s April 29 Sale

Spectacular Alexandrite Joins Diamonds, Rubies, Gold Coins In Government Auction’s April 29 Sale

TEHACHAPI, Calif. – A 15.35-carat alexandrite with chameleon-like qualities is the glittering headliner in a 1,200-lot selection of fine jewelry, cars and art to be offered at Government Auction’s April 29 sale. The alexandrite’s size, alone, makes it a rare specimen, but it rises to superstar levels when it reveals its ability to change colors […]

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Sotheby’s Announce Opening of New Hong Kong Exhibition Gallery

Sotheby’s Announce Opening of New Hong Kong Exhibition Gallery

Sotheby’s announced that it will unveil its newly-constructed state-of-the art gallery space in Hong Kong on 19 May, 2012, with opening exhibitions running through the end of May – an exciting month filled with international cultural events in Hong Kong. Comprising the entire 5th Floor of One Pacific Place – over 15,000 square feet – […]

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Christie’s to host Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas auction on May 10 in New York

Christie’s to host Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas auction on May 10 in New York

On May 10, Christie’s is pleased to present the sale of Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas including Property from the Estate of Ernst Beyeler. The works of art from Beyeler’s collection offered in the sale includes a rare Santa Cruz Islands Platter (pictured above), a rare and important Lega ivory mask, and a […]

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Sotheby’s to auction The Collection of Prince and Princess Henry de La Tour d’Auvergne Lauraguais on 3 May in London

Sotheby’s to auction The Collection of Prince and Princess Henry de La Tour d’Auvergne Lauraguais on 3 May in London

Sotheby’s London will offer at auction The Collection of Prince and Princess Henry de La Tour d’Auvergne Lauraguais on 3rd May 2012. The auction comprises property from the family’s London homes. A gilt-bronze-mounted amaranth, tulipwood, bois satiné, parquetry and oak, Goût Grec Secrétaire à Abbatant, stamped Joseph Twice, Louis XVI, circa 1770. Estimate £150,000-300,000/€180,000-360,000. Photo: […]

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Sotheby’s to host annual sale of American Indian Art on 16 May

Sotheby’s to host annual sale of American Indian Art on 16 May

Sotheby’s will present it’s annual sale of American Indian Art in New York, on 16 May. Nez Perce Beaded and Fringed Hide War Shirt composed of finely tanned mountain sheep hide, of poncho form with open sides and partially sewn sleeves, decorated on the mid-section with blue pigment, overlaid across the shoulders and down each […]

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Heritage to host Natural History Signature Auction on May 20 in New York

Heritage to host Natural History Signature Auction on May 20 in New York

Heritage Auctions are to host a Natural History Signature Auction on May 20 in New York, featuring a wide range of Dinosauria, rare fossils and fine quality mineral and gemstone offerings including an amazing 8-foot high, 24-foot long, 80% complete Tyrannosaurs bataar, a complete dino raptor skeleton, a 70-ounce natural gold nugget a stunning Azurite […]

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Christie’s announce auction of an outstanding private American collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Property from the Collection of Evelyn D. Haas

Christie’s announce auction of an outstanding private American collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Property from the Collection of Evelyn D. Haas

Christie’s announce the upcoming sale of an outstanding private American collection of Modern and Contemporary Art: Property from the Collection of Evelyn D. Haas. As a patron of the arts and philanthropist, Mrs. Haas immersed herself in a wide range of volunteer work and was a devoted leader of the San Francisco Museum of Modern […]

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Christie’s to auction Girolamo Romanino masterpiece on June 6 in New York

Christie’s to auction Girolamo Romanino masterpiece on June 6 in New York

Christie’s is to auction a picture of Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino. The painting is a masterpiece of Girolamo Romanino’s fully mature style and among the most potent and moving depictions of the theme in 16th century Italian art. The painting will highlight Christie’s Old Master Paintings sale on June 6 in New […]

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