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1893-S Morgan Dollar Realizes $235,000 To Lead Heritage Auction

1893-S Morgan Dollar Realizes $235,000 To Lead Heritage Auction

An 1893-S Morgan Dollar MS64 NGC, from the famously low mintage of any regular issue Morgan, brought $235,000 to take top lot honors at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coin Signature® Auction Nov. 1-3 in New York. High-grade silver coinage, gold rarities, and a 1943-S Bronze cent achieved the top prices at the event, which realized $11,353,383 […]

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Miniatures and mountains top £2.3million sales at Bonhams auction

Miniatures and mountains top £2.3million sales at Bonhams auction

Bonhams newly designed headquarters and salerooms provided the setting for the two days of Japanese auctions (6th-7th November) which achieved an impressive total of over £2.3million. Suzannah Yip, director of the Japanese art department said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome our clients from all the over world to our elegant new salerooms which […]

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Teak bodied 1903 Clement TaLBOT, a veteran of the London to Brighton Run auctioned at Bonhams

Teak bodied 1903 Clement TaLBOT, a veteran of the London to Brighton Run auctioned at Bonhams

A veteran entrant of the London to Brighton Rally – a 1903 Clement Talbot with a wooden body – sold for £606,300 at Bonhams in London today, the first sale to take place in the company’s new headquarters building in New Bond St. As the car is registered for the 2013 London-Brighton Veteran Car Run, […]

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Imperial blue and white ‘dragon’ dish for Bonhams Hong Kong Auction

Imperial blue and white ‘dragon’ dish for Bonhams Hong Kong Auction

Bonhams Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction to be held at 2pm on 24 November at the Island Ballroom of the Island Shangri-La Hotel will offer around 400 lots, including a selection of Imperial porcelain, gilt-bronze, cloisonné, jade, snuff bottle, lacquer, bamboo and scholarly art. The sale also features a single-owner […]

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VICTORIAN DRESSING BOX BRINGS £5,000 AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

VICTORIAN DRESSING BOX BRINGS £5,000 AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTION

An antique ladies dressing box has just totalled £5,000 in an Antiques, Homes & Interiors auction in Lichfield, (23rd October). The Victorian box made of rosewood and bound in brass boasts the luxury retailer mark of Asprey, London, (jewellers to Queen Victoria). The interior comprises everything an affluent Victorian lady could want whilst on her […]

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Master Distillers Unity Set auctions for over $10,000 at Bonhams

Master Distillers Unity Set auctions for over $10,000 at Bonhams

The Master Distillers Unity Set, a blend of seven different Kentucky Bourbons made in support of Parker Beam’s fight against ALS, sold for $10,115 on October 13 at Bonhams Whisky, Cognac & Rare Spirits auction in New York. The set consisted of two bottles of the exceptional spirit in crystal decanters, and sold for more […]

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Imperial Chinese ‘elephant’ hat stand for auction at Bonhams

Imperial Chinese ‘elephant’ hat stand for auction at Bonhams

An exceptional and very rare Imperial gilt-bronze ‘elephant’ hat stand estimated to sell for £80,000 to £120,000 in Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale on November 7, was made by the Imperial workshops in Guangzhou as tribute to the Qing Court. The 49cm (19 inch) tall gilt-bronze hat stand embellished with semi-precious stones can be counted […]

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Papua New Guinea ritual pestle for auction at Bonhams New York

Papua New Guinea ritual pestle for auction at Bonhams New York

Bonhams will offer a rare bird-shaped pestle pommel from the Central Highlands of Papua, New Guinea, made between circa 4000-1000 BC in the African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art auction on November 14 (est. $15,000-20,000). Confirmed by petrographic study as one of the earliest works of Oceanic art ever to come to auction, pestles such as […]

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Asian Decorative Arts auction at Bonhams takes over $2 million

Asian Decorative Arts auction at Bonhams takes over $2 million

Bonhams Asian Decorative Arts auction on October 9 followed directly on the heels of the firm’s Samurai auction which successfully concluded in the New York sales room the prior day. The San Francisco auction was a solid success, achieving a result of more than $2.15 million with 84% of the lots sold. The sale saw […]

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