April, 2013

Skinner European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction takes $1,572,219.00

Skinner European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction takes $1,572,219.00

Skinner, Inc. today announced that its European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction grossed $1,572,219.00, exceeding the pre-sale estimate high. Held on Saturday, April 6th, the results demonstrate strong demand for quality pieces and were bolstered by record levels of participation on the new SkinnerLive! online bidding platform. “The chemistry in this sale was unbelievable,” offered […]

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16th Century Ottoman Masterpiece Sets World Record at Bonhams Auction

16th Century Ottoman Masterpiece Sets World Record at Bonhams Auction

Two rare Iznik bottles from the golden age of the Ottoman Empire sold at Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale today, April 23, for a total of £748,500 – with one making £447,250 a new world record for an Iznnik bottle and the second bottle selling for £301,250. The sale made a total of £3.6m. The […]

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Skinner, Inc. to hold live auction of Fine Wines on May 2

Skinner, Inc. to hold live auction of Fine Wines on May 2

BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will hold a live auction of Fine Wines on May 2nd in its Boston gallery. Following the event, a second offering of lots will be open for bidding beginning May 3rd through May 11th exclusively online with Skinner’s timed auction platform. In partnership with Lower Falls Wine Company of Newton, […]

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Saber-tooth tiger skeleton leads I.M. Chait May 4 Natural History Auction

Saber-tooth tiger skeleton leads I.M. Chait May 4 Natural History Auction

The finest known example of a saber-tooth tiger skeleton is up for auction in I.M. Chait’s May 4 Important Natural History Auction in Beverly Hills. The 67-inch-long tiger skeleton (Lot 326) represents a fearsome predator that once menaced the animal kingdom of South Dakota’s White River Badlands. It heads the zoological portion of the sale […]

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Bonhams Auctioneers Takes New Premises in Amsterdam

Bonhams Auctioneers Takes New Premises in Amsterdam

Bonhams, the international fine art auction house announce the opening this week of its new office on the ground floor at 154 De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam. The office provides greater space for viewing art and for meeting to provide valuations. It will act as the company’s hub for northern Europe and an important access point […]

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THE PARTIAL CONTENTS OF A FINE PALM BEACH OCEANFRONT ESTATE,  AND OTHER CONSIGNMENTS, WILL BE AUCTIONED BY A. B. LEVY’S MAY  5

THE PARTIAL CONTENTS OF A FINE PALM BEACH OCEANFRONT ESTATE, AND OTHER CONSIGNMENTS, WILL BE AUCTIONED BY A. B. LEVY’S MAY 5

Over 450 lots, all of them fresh to the market, will come under the gavel in two sessions. (PALM BEACH, Fla.) – The partial contents of a prominent Palm Beach oceanfront estate, fine Asian works of art and Persian carpets from a private Delray Beach collection and many other quality consignments will be sold in […]

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Contemporary Indian paintings expected to make record prices at Bonhams auction in London

Contemporary Indian paintings expected to make record prices at Bonhams auction in London

Works by three of India’s greatest painters Tyeb Mehta, Maqbool Husain and Sayed Haider Raza – are set to make record prices at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale on April 23 in London. What is particularly pleasing about these three works, is that they are all fresh to the market. It is extremely rare to […]

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Bonhams to auction American fossils and other natural wonders

Bonhams to auction American fossils and other natural wonders

ffering a distinguished collection of some of the finest natural history items available on the international market, Bonhams spring 2013 Natural History auction, May 22 in Los Angeles, is particularly strong with notable American fossils, including dinosauria and a selection of vertebrates and invertebrates. A special offering of historic glass from the Manhattan Project is […]

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A NOTE TO THE ‘KING OF ROCK & ROLL’

A NOTE TO THE ‘KING OF ROCK & ROLL’

This is the highly prized memento of one lucky 15 year old girl from Sutton Coldfield back in the 1960’s. It is a crayon portrait of her idol and cultural icon Elvis Presley (1935-1977) otherwise known as the ‘king of Rock and Roll’ or just ‘The King’. The fan in question drew the portrait in […]

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