May, 2012

Sotheby’s auction sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brings £12.9 million

Sotheby’s auction sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brings £12.9 million

Sotheby’s London sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brought a total of £12.9 million / $20.5 million / €16.1 million, more than doubling the pre-sale low estimate for the entire auction (est. £6,405,000-9,289,000). White and Russett Jade ‘Immortal’ Brushpot. Estimate: £250,000 – 350,000. Sold for: £1,553,250 ($2,479,453). Photo: Sotheby’s Leading the sale […]

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Bonhams to host Spring Watch Auction on June 12

Bonhams to host Spring Watch Auction on June 12

This sale features fine enamel pocket watches, gorgeous boudoir clocks, the personal watches of Houdini and Damon Runyon, and many fine examples of modern luxury wristwatches ranging from Patek Philipe to Rolex to Audemars Piguet. With such diversity, rarity and quality, the Bonhams spring watch auction will certainly be a highlight for watch collectors of […]

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Bonhams South Asian art sale lead by paintings from private collections

Bonhams South Asian art sale lead by paintings from private collections

Bonhams annual summer sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian art on 7th June in New Bond Street, London is lead by paintings from private collections. The sale includes works by well-known Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan artists such as M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, Avinash Chandra, F.N. Souza , B. Prabha, […]

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ONE OF THE RAREST COINS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AN 1870-S $3 GOLD PIECE, MAY FETCH $2-$4 MILLION AT FOUR SEASONS AUCTION GALLERY ON JUNE 2

ONE OF THE RAREST COINS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AN 1870-S $3 GOLD PIECE, MAY FETCH $2-$4 MILLION AT FOUR SEASONS AUCTION GALLERY ON JUNE 2

The coin, one of only two known, could be the legendary example from the Mint’s cornerstone. (ALPHARETTA, Ga.) – One of the rarest coins in American history – the legendary 1870-S $3 gold piece, only two of which are known to exist – will come up for bid on Saturday, June 2, at Four Seasons […]

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Bentley Has The Midas Touch at Baldwin’s Auction

Bentley Has The Midas Touch at Baldwin’s Auction

The Great British sping may have been a wash out so far but the sale of The Bentley Collection raised more than a few smiles (as well as hands) as part one of the collection got off to a flying start. Every single lot of the 381 lot auction sold for a spectacular £899,346 (including […]

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Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams Auctioneers host Amsterdam Antiques Rockshow on 19 May

Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams Auctioneers host Amsterdam Antiques Rockshow on 19 May

Tthe Antiques Rockshow will take place at the Amsterdam cafe on Saturday 19th May. Two Bonhams specialists in the world of memorabilia, Stephanie Connell and Stephen Maycock, will be present at Hard Rock Cafe (Max Euweplein 57- 61, 1017 MA Amsterdam) between 10am and 2pm and will give a appraisal to any genuine piece of […]

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Sotheby’s to auction Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femm in Paris

Sotheby’s to auction Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femm in Paris

Sotheby’s are to auction Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femm (1939-41) in Paris on 30 May. This portrait of Dora Maar, consigned from a private European collection, is appearing at auction for the first time (est. €3-5 M / $4-6.6 M). Tete de Femme Picasso left Paris after war broke out in September 1939, and moved […]

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Bonhams to auction Herbert Ponting’s images of Captain Scott’s expedition to South Pole

Bonhams to auction Herbert Ponting’s images of Captain Scott’s expedition to South Pole

Three photographs taken by the pioneer of polar photography, Herbert George Ponting, of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913) are to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of its Photographs Sale on 17 May 2012. Having accompanied the Terra Nova crew for almost 14 months, Ponting took over […]

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RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS TO OFFER THE BRIAN BROOKS COLLECTION OF WHISKY DISPENSERS

RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS TO OFFER THE BRIAN BROOKS COLLECTION OF WHISKY DISPENSERS

Whisky is a drink steeped in history. First distilled in Scotland in the fifteenth century, it was consumed as a means of fortification against the weather. Originally popular with the poorer classes, by the mid nineteenth century thanks to more palatable blends, a lack of French brandy being imported and aggressive marketing it became a […]

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