October, 2013

SPECTACULAR PAIR OF MEISSEN ARMORIAL COVERED URNS BRINGS $201,250 AT COTTONE AUCTIONS’ FALL FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION HELD OCTOBER 4-5

SPECTACULAR PAIR OF MEISSEN ARMORIAL COVERED URNS BRINGS $201,250 AT COTTONE AUCTIONS’ FALL FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION HELD OCTOBER 4-5

The auction was held in Cottone Auctions’ gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, N.Y. (GENESEO, N.Y.) – A spectacular pair of antique Meissen armorial covered urns sailed past their pre-sale high estimate of $15,000 to gavel for $201,250 at a Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Oct. 4-5 by Cottone Auctions. The […]

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THE DAVID MARSHALL COLLECTION  OF MOSTLY FINE, MUSEUM-QUALITY, 19th CENTURY  AMERICAN ANTIQUES, WILL HEADLINE FONTAINE’S OCT. 19 AUCTION

THE DAVID MARSHALL COLLECTION OF MOSTLY FINE, MUSEUM-QUALITY, 19th CENTURY AMERICAN ANTIQUES, WILL HEADLINE FONTAINE’S OCT. 19 AUCTION

Other fabulous consignments will also be sold. Over 400 lots will be offered, all without reserve. (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The David Marshall Collection – a massive compilation of fine, museum-quality, 19th century American antiques gathered over the course of more than 30 years – will headline a cataloged antique auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 19, […]

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KENO AUCTIONS TO SELL THE LAST PAINTING,  BY WILLEM DE KOONING, CONSIGNED BY GRACE TAFE, THE ARTIST’S CAREGIVER  OCTOBER 30, 127 EAST 69TH STREET

KENO AUCTIONS TO SELL THE LAST PAINTING, BY WILLEM DE KOONING, CONSIGNED BY GRACE TAFE, THE ARTIST’S CAREGIVER OCTOBER 30, 127 EAST 69TH STREET

New York: Keno Auctions is pleased to announce that the last work painted by Willem de Kooning will be sold at its October 30 auction, 127 East 69th Street. Hidden for 25 years, the oil –on- canvas is conservatively estimated at $80,000- 120,000 and has been consigned by Grace Tafe, the artist’s beloved caregiver who […]

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Helmet tops Bonhams Arts of the Samurai auction

Helmet tops Bonhams Arts of the Samurai auction

An impressive iron kawari kubuto, or “eccentrically shaped helmet,” was the top lot at Bonhams Arts of the Samurai auction held on October 8, realizing $377,000 after a lengthy telephone bidding war. Shaped like a conch shell, this Edo period (18th century) gem is likely an allusion to the traditional battle call made by sounding […]

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HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY LEE HARVEY OSWALD, COPY OF LIFE MAGAZINE SIGNED BY JACKSON POLLOCK, 1848 PETER FORCE PRINTING OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WILL HEADLINE PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS’ OCT. 24th SALE

HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY LEE HARVEY OSWALD, COPY OF LIFE MAGAZINE SIGNED BY JACKSON POLLOCK, 1848 PETER FORCE PRINTING OF DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WILL HEADLINE PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS’ OCT. 24th SALE

Around 700 lots will come up for bid in the auction, to be held at the Lynbrook, N.Y., gallery. (LYNBROOK, N.Y.) – A handwritten letter by JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, a copy of LIFE Magazine from 1949 signed by the artist Jackson Pollock and an 1848 Peter Force printing of the Declaration of Independence […]

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GAVIN GARDINER LTD (IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOTHEBY’S) AUCTION OF MODERN & VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS & RIFLES

GAVIN GARDINER LTD (IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOTHEBY’S) AUCTION OF MODERN & VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS & RIFLES

Gavin Gardiner Ltd’s sale on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – just in time for the Boxing Day Shoot – will include a good selection of fine English and European sporting guns by makers such as London makers Purdey, Holland & Holland and Boss & Co. Among the notable items is a fine pair of 12-bore […]

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British Colonial Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction

British Colonial Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction

26th September 2013 saw the final Official Coinex Auction, and the start of a new adventure, with the first part of The Arielle Collection of British Colonial Coins going under the hammer. This first sale featured the most comprehensive collection of coins of British Africa to have been offered for many years. In Randy Weir’s […]

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Bonhams October auction of Chinese decorative art

Bonhams October auction of Chinese decorative art

Bonhams announce its Asian Decorative Arts auction in San Francisco, taking place Wednesday, October 9 at 10 am. The auction will include more than 500 lots of predominantly Chinese decorative art and paintings – but also featuring artwork from Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Many of the items, which have not been seen on the […]

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STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING BY THE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN ARTIST WILLIAM HARNETT COULD REALIZE $200,000-$300,000 AT SHANNON’S OCT. 24 AUCTION

STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING BY THE 19th CENTURY AMERICAN ARTIST WILLIAM HARNETT COULD REALIZE $200,000-$300,000 AT SHANNON’S OCT. 24 AUCTION

What began as a 250-lot fall sale has swollen to a 300-lot colossus, with many fine additions. (MILFORD, Conn.) – What was originally planned as a fall sale of perhaps 250 works of art spanning several genres at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers has turned into a 300-lot colossus, as quality last-minute consignments continued to pour […]

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