July, 2013

1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

A previously unrecorded architectural table clock made circa 1665 by the famed horologist Samuel Knibb was sold at Bonhams’ Fine Clocks Sale, 9th July, for almost £1/2million. The auction attracted buyers from around the world with 80% of lots finding new homes. Standing crowds watched a lengthy rally between two bidders on the saleroom floor […]

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Bonhams to auction two ex-Bill Lomas Royal Enfields at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Bonhams to auction two ex-Bill Lomas Royal Enfields at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Heading Bonhams’ customary eclectic mix of motorcycles consigned to the second of its two annual collectors’ motorcycle sales at Stafford are two unique Royal Enfield racers built by former World Champion, the late Bill Lomas, which are offered for sale by the Lomas family. The first is a circa 1946 350/500cc JAP-engined ‘special’ (estimate £10,000-14,000) […]

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Manatee Galleries July 27 auction features diplomat’s Chinese porcelain collection

Manatee Galleries July 27 auction features diplomat’s Chinese porcelain collection

PALMETTO, FL – Only rarely does a collection come to the auction marketplace that can match for quality and provenance the one Manatee Galleries is offering on July 27th. The Ambassador Ragnar Petri and Mrs. Ingrid Burdin Petri collection of European and Asian fine and decorative art is a testament to the connoisseurship of two […]

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Rare white Burgundies for Bonhams July 27 auction

Rare white Burgundies for Bonhams July 27 auction

Bonhams announces its July 27 Fine & Rare Wines auction in San Francisco, simulcast in New York and Los Angeles. Highlighting the auction of more than 700 lots will be selections from the large cellar of a California collector, containing a variety of perfectly preserved white Burgundies, German Rieslings and California Cabernets. Notable offerings will […]

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