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Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

A very fine and rare Imperial Chinese flambé-glazed bottle vase with an incised Qianlong seal mark of the period was sold today, 23 July, for £337,250 at Bonhams auction of the contents of Trelissick House, Cornwall. It had been estimated at £70,000-100,000. It was acquired by a collector in mainland China. Trelissick House is the […]

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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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Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Mikhailovich Remizov’s “U Lisy Bal,” (“At the Fox’s Ball”) from 1939 sold for $62,500 at Bonhams June 26 auction of Russian Literature and Works on Paper. The exquisite calligraphic poem, written in Russian, French and German, was accompanied by four eccentric ink drawings. An avant-garde take on the fables of Reynard the Fox, “U […]

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Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Throughout celebrated Venice Beach, Calif., based architect Frank O. Gehry’s career, the fish has been an important archetype that appears in both his architecture and design projects. Bonhams is proud to offer an example of a 1984 ‘Fish Lamp’ estimated at $70,000-90,000 in the October 7 auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts in Los Angeles. […]

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Einstein Bible auctions for $68,500 at Bonhams New York

Einstein Bible auctions for $68,500 at Bonhams New York

A Bible inscribed by Albert Einstein, in which he refers to the book as an “inexhaustible” source of wisdom and solace that deserves frequent reading, sold at Bonhams for $68,500 in the June 25 Fine Books & Manuscripts auction. Inscribed in German and signed by both Einstein and his wife Elsa in 1932, the Bible […]

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Morton & Eden to Auction Chicago Collector’s Medals And Orders

Morton & Eden to Auction Chicago Collector’s Medals And Orders

Gallantry medals, Orders and Decorations collected by the late Peter Maren will be sold by specialist London coins and medals auctioneer Morton & Eden. The sale, on Tuesday July 2, will include some 175 lots from the collection and is expected to raise more than $500,000. Mr Maren wished his collection to be sold publicly […]

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Canopic Jar auctions for $290,500 at Bonhams New York

Canopic Jar auctions for $290,500 at Bonhams New York

Bonhams has sold William Morris’ 1995 “Sable Antelope Canopic Jar” for $290,500, an outstanding price which more than tripled its pre-auction estimate and set a world record price for a work of art by the artist at auction. A highlight of Dr Anthony Terrana’s heralded collection of Contemporary Studio Glass, Bonhams offered the masterwork on […]

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Johnnie Basham Lonsdale boxing belt for auction at Bonhams

Johnnie Basham Lonsdale boxing belt for auction at Bonhams

The Lonsdale belt, awarded to the aptly named boxer Johnnie Basham in 1914, 1915 and 1916 will be offered for sale in Bonhams, Chester’s Sporting Memorabilia sale on 19th June valued at £30,000-£35,000. With a central oval enamel portrait of two boxers and an engraved ‘National Sporting Club Welter Weight Championship’ the belt consists of […]

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Bonhams Arms & Armor auction highlighted by U.S. three pounder gun

Bonhams Arms & Armor auction highlighted by U.S. three pounder gun

An iron three pounder gun with attribution to the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 led Bonhams $937,971 Antique Arms and Armor and Sporting Guns auction, June 10 in San Francisco. This top lot, from the renowned U.S. Cartridge Company Collection (and prior to that, the first important American arms collection, the A.E. Brooks Collection) achieved […]

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Jesse James gun belt, Jim Younger’s decorated fiddle, headline ‘Outlaw’ trove for Heritage Auction

Jesse James gun belt, Jim Younger’s decorated fiddle, headline ‘Outlaw’ trove for Heritage Auction

The auction will feature more than 140 “Outlaw” artifacts from the collection to the late Wilbur Zink, a resident of Springfield, MO — ideally situated not too far from the James Farm, the homestead of Frank and Jesse — and one of the most renowned collectors of such material. The Wilbur Zink Collection will be […]

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Heart-shaped diamond ring for auction at Bonhams New York

Heart-shaped diamond ring for auction at Bonhams New York

An unusual heart-shaped antique diamond ring (est. $50,000-70,000) will be one of many highlights in Bonhams June 19 Fine Jewelry auction in New York. The ring, made circa 1900, is centered by a 5.05 carat diamond mounted in eighteen karat yellow gold and platinum. Cut in the old-mine style, this antique treasure was designed for […]

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Bonhams San Francisco Native American Art auction takes $2.25 million

Bonhams San Francisco Native American Art auction takes $2.25 million

Bonhams announces its June 3 auction of Native American Art in San Francisco realized $2.25 million, with strong bidder participation in the auction room, on the phones and online. The 524 lot sale of pottery, historic basketry, fine textiles, Northwest Coast and Eskimo art; beadwork; jewelry and kachina dolls saw great success across all categories. […]

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