April, 2012

Skinner, Inc. to Host Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12 in Boston

Skinner, Inc. to Host Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12 in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on May 12th in its Boston gallery. The truly eclectic sale features a large variety of affordable items alongside rare works of art. Rare Pictograph Drawing on Muslin by Chief Henry One Bull (Sitting Bull’s Nephew), Lakota, titled “Symbolic pictograph […]

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Paintings by Stockport born artist Alan Lowndes to be auctioned at Bonhams

Paintings by Stockport born artist Alan Lowndes to be auctioned at Bonhams

Five stunning paintings by the celebrated artist, Alan Lowndes will be offered for sale by Bonhams in the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale, taking place on the 30th May in London. Lowndes was born in Heaton Norris a, suburb of Stockport in 1921. He was largely self- taught as an artist, but studied […]

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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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