May, 2012

EXTREMELY RARE EARLY BLOWN GLASS MASONIC/EAGLE FLASK (CIRCA 1822 -1840) HAMMERS FOR $17,360 AT AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS, APR. 27-MAY 6

EXTREMELY RARE EARLY BLOWN GLASS MASONIC/EAGLE FLASK (CIRCA 1822 -1840) HAMMERS FOR $17,360 AT AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS, APR. 27-MAY 6

The flask was the top lot of the 195 bottles sold. In all, the auction grossed close to $300,000. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – An extremely rare Justus Perry early blown glass Masonic/eagle flask, made circa 1822-1840 by the Keene-Marlboro Street Glass Works and desired by collectors for its fabulous blue and purple coloration, sold for $17,360 […]

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Bonhams to auction celebrity portraits donated by leading photographers for the NSPCC

Bonhams to auction celebrity portraits donated by leading photographers for the NSPCC

A host of leading photographers and private collectors donated works to the Photographs sale at Bonhams that took place on the 17th May, raising £33,687 for the leading children’s charity the NSPCC. Highlights included a striking image of Kate Moss which was donated by the photographer Sølve Sundsbø and the model herself that sold for […]

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Tyrannosaurus bataa Makes $1,052,500 At Heritage Auctions

Tyrannosaurus bataa Makes $1,052,500 At Heritage Auctions

One of the great dinosaurs of the Cretaceous era, an eight-foot tall, 24-foot long, 75% complete Tyrannosaurus bataar – the slightly smaller Asian counterpart to the legendary North American T-Rex – has sold for $1,052,500, contingent upon resolution of a Texas state court proceeding. Heritage Auctions sold this dinosaur on May 20 as part of […]

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Christies to auction Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida paintings in 19th Century European Art sale on 12 June

Christies to auction Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida paintings in 19th Century European Art sale on 12 June

Christies are to auction 19th Century European Art including Orientalist Paintings in London on 12 June 2012. The sale presents four masterpieces by Joaquín Sorolla Y Bastida (1863-1923), from private collections; forming an exceptional group of highly-desirable works, these paintings are expected to realise a combined total in the region of £2 million. Joaquín Sorolla […]

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Christie’s announces Jubilee Line an exhibition dedicated to the Royal Portrait Collection of Sir Timothy Rice

Christie’s announces Jubilee Line an exhibition dedicated to the Royal Portrait Collection of Sir Timothy Rice

To mark the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, Christie’s is pleased to announce ‘Jubilee Line’, an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the Royal Portrait Collection of Sir Timothy Rice. From 30 May to 1 June, this collection of important works of art will be open to the public at the historical London premises of Christie’s, King […]

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Joyce Gallery Auction announce Live Online Auction on 2 June

Joyce Gallery Auction announce Live Online Auction on 2 June

Joyce Gallery Auction is a subordinate under Joyce Gallery Ltd., a prominent Chinese art and antique dealer for over twenty years on Hollywood Road, Hong Kong. The auction aims to serve as a platform for worldwide collectors and art lovers to acquire artworks and collectables from local and regional collections in a much open and […]

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Ronald Reagan Blood for Auction

Ronald Reagan Blood for Auction

Blood taken from Ronald Reagan in the aftermath of the 1981 assassination attempt on the president is currently up for sale at PFC Auctions. Bidding on the dried blood residue, which is contained within a five inch glass vial, will end on May 24. The label on the vial states that the blood was extracted […]

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Bonhams Hermes bag auction totals £562,750

Bonhams Hermes bag auction totals £562,750

A selection of sixty-four iconic Hermès bags in mint condition from a private collection realised a total of £562,750 at the Jewellery sale, that took place today (16th May) at Bonhams, Knightsbridge. Interest from a packed saleroom and bidders both online and on the telephone, meant the majority of the bags far exceeded their estimate […]

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Mutant Ninja Turtles Illustration Brings $71,700 At Heritage Auctions

Mutant Ninja Turtles Illustration Brings $71,700 At Heritage Auctions

The first-ever full artwork of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird – the illustration that launched one of the most successful character franchises in history – sold for $71,700 on Friday, May 11, at Heritage Auctions in Dallas as part of a Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction. It sold […]

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