November, 2012

9.26 Carat GIA D/IF Type IIa Diamond Highlights Heritage Auction

9.26 Carat GIA D/IF Type IIa Diamond Highlights Heritage Auction

A magnificent 9.26 carat GIA D/IF Type IIa unmounted diamond is expected to bring at least $1 million to lead Heritage Auction’s Dec. 3 Jewelry Signature® Auction. It joins more than 1,500 lots in an auction expected to break $7.9 million. “The exceptionally rare Type IIa diamond is about as perfect as a diamond can […]

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Bonhams auctions Romanee-Conti wine

Bonhams auctions Romanee-Conti wine

Romanée-Conti led Bonhams Fine & Rare Wines, Cognac and Single Malt Whisky Auction on 21 November at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong with seven of the top eight lots coming from this iconic Burgundy domaine. A case of the 1988 vintage made HK$1,047,200 (£84,686) and six bottles of the 1995 vintage achieved HK$511,700 (£41,380). […]

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Leica Luxus 1 camera makes £603,837 at first Bonhams Leica sale in Hong Kong

Leica Luxus 1 camera makes £603,837 at first Bonhams Leica sale in Hong Kong

The first such auction sale of its kind, on November 23, produced strong results with more than 85 per cent sold and the top item in the sale going for a staggering £603,837 (HK$7,460,000) – a world record for this particular rare Leica model. This item, lot 2104, an Exceptional Leica Luxus I, circa 1930, […]

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1970 PONTIAC GTO (“THE JUDGE”), IN ORIGINAL CONDITION, ROARS OFF FOR $25,875 AT TIM’S, INC.’S FIRST-EVER FALL SIZZLER SALE HELD SEPT. 30/OCT. 7

1970 PONTIAC GTO (“THE JUDGE”), IN ORIGINAL CONDITION, ROARS OFF FOR $25,875 AT TIM’S, INC.’S FIRST-EVER FALL SIZZLER SALE HELD SEPT. 30/OCT. 7

What was supposed to be a one-day event ended up spanning two weekends and over 24 hrs. (BRISTOL, Conn.) – A 1970 Pontiac GTO (“The Judge” – one of the most iconic muscle cars of the muscle car era) sped off for $25,875 at the first-ever Fall Sizzler Estate Extravaganza Auction held Sept. 30 and […]

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Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat and cane auctions for $62,500 at Bonhams

Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat and cane auctions for $62,500 at Bonhams

Charlie Chaplin’s bowler hat and cane fetched $62,500 at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auction on November 18 in Los Angeles. The sale featured a wide variety of items related to Hollywood, Rock & Roll and Animation Art. Highlights include pieces connected to Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Sinatra, Charles Schulz’s […]

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Bonhams Fall American Paintings sale on November 28

Bonhams Fall American Paintings sale on November 28

Works by Andrew and James Wyeth lead the fall sale of American Art at Bonhams on November 28 in New York. The sale will feature 98 works of art representing each period of the collecting field from 19th century painting to American modernism. Highlights include works by Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, David Johnson and Carl […]

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OVER 1,500 LOTS OF SOUTHERN ART, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN ANTIQUES, CHINESE PORCELAINS AND MORE WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION DEC. 8th-9th BY CRESCENT CITY AUCTION GALLERY, 1330 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS

OVER 1,500 LOTS OF SOUTHERN ART, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN ANTIQUES, CHINESE PORCELAINS AND MORE WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION DEC. 8th-9th BY CRESCENT CITY AUCTION GALLERY, 1330 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS

Featured will be a rare Russian icon, three Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cups, a rare 17kt yellow gold ceremonial cup crafted circa 1000 A.D., and artwork by noted regional painters. (NEW ORLEANS, La.) – An rare 19th century framed Russian icon of St. Nicholas, a rare 17K yellow gold Chimu Kero (ceremonial cup) probably made […]

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Bonhams New York to auction the Richard Balsbaugh Collection of Vintage Radios

Bonhams New York to auction the Richard Balsbaugh Collection of Vintage Radios

On December 11th, Bonhams will conduct an auction of The Richard Balsbaugh Collection of Vintage Radios, an event that will serve as yet another benchmark in the collecting history of the popular collecting field of vintage radios. The auction will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Bonhams New York flagship gallery located at 580 Madison […]

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The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction

The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction

The Kitchen presents a Benefit Art Auction on Monday, November 26, 2012. 7–9pm Cocktails and Silent Auction. 8pm Live Auction with Gabriela Palmieri of Sotheby’s. Always essential for The Kitchen’s continuing programming, this annual benefit is especially significant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which severely damaged our building. The fundraiser will be the first […]

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