Antiques

$4 Stella coin makes $2.5 million at Bonhams Coin auction

$4 Stella coin makes $2.5 million at Bonhams Coin auction

Bonhams announce the sensational “white glove” results of the “Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins” sold on September 23 in their Los Angeles salesroom. This collection of 27 lots represented a virtually complete collection of every major gold design type issued in proof in the US between 1836 and 1915 and realized […]

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Bronze figures beat auction estimates at Bonhams New York

Bronze figures beat auction estimates at Bonhams New York

Exceptional gilt bronze figurative sculpture dominated Bonhams diverse offerings in the auction of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on September 18, claiming seven of the auction’s top ten spots. The majority of these highlights came directly from private collections and surpassed their pre-auction estimates substantially. Splendid examples from China, Nepal and Tibet all proved […]

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Bonhams to auction contents of The Decorator Source antique shop

Bonhams to auction contents of The Decorator Source antique shop

The contents of ‘The Decorator Source’, the well known antique shop in the heart of the Cotswold town of Tetbury, will be sold in a single owner sale of antiques and decorative furniture at Bonhams Knightsbridge on 8th October. The sale will include over 500 lots made up of the contents of the large Queen […]

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Yongle bronze figure auctions for over $1.3 million at Bonhams

Yongle bronze figure auctions for over $1.3 million at Bonhams

A fine and rare gilt bronze figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara from the Yongle period has sold for $1,370,500 at Bonhams Chinese Art from the Scholar’s Studio auction, realizing more than six times its pre-auction estimate. The elegantly posed 15th century figure was produced by the imperial workshops, to be brought to Tibet during one of […]

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13th Century Samurai swords for auction at Bonhams New York

13th Century Samurai swords for auction at Bonhams New York

A pair of 13th century Samurai swords by master maker Bizen Nagamitsu (or, “Nagamitsu from Bizen province,” active 1264-1287) is estimated to sell between $150,000-200,000 at Bonhams October 8 auction, Arts of the Samurai. The two swords, of different lengths, are a matched pair called a daisho, which means “large-small” in Japanese. Made of a […]

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Christie’s to auction Arithmetical machine

Christie’s to auction Arithmetical machine

Christie’s is to auction an exceptionally rare Arithmetical machine. This ‘pocket-sized’ calculator, measuring 14.5 centimeters in width and 32.5 centimeters in length, is one of the earliest mechanical calculating devices known to exist and is the first portable device; only three other known examples of this design have survived. The French instrument by Parisian mechanician […]

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Charlton Hall to auction Lidded Chinese Cloisonne Champion Vase

Charlton Hall to auction Lidded Chinese Cloisonne Champion Vase

On Friday, September 6th and Saturday September 7th, Charlton Hall Galleries will feature numerous museum de-accessions at auction, including items from the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Georgia. These numerous and notable items have been within the museum’s collection for as long as fifty years and are being de-accessioned to raise money for their […]

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Wild Bill Hickok’s Smith & Wesson no. 2 revolver for auction at Bonhams

Wild Bill Hickok’s Smith & Wesson no. 2 revolver for auction at Bonhams

In its November 18 Antique Arms & Armor and Modern Sporting Guns Auction, Bonhams is pleased to offer a Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver owned by Wild Bill Hickok that was on him when he was murdered by Jack McCall in Deadwood in 1876. Wild Bill Hickok (James Butler Hickok), 1837-1876, is without doubt […]

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The James A. Rose collection of netsuke and sagemono for auction at Bonhams New York

The James A. Rose collection of netsuke and sagemono for auction at Bonhams New York

Bonhams is to offer the James A Rose collection of Netsuke and Sagemono on September 17 at the Madison Avenue salesroom. As one of America’s most dedicated and knowledgeable netsuke enthusiasts, James A Rose, MD (1931–2011) was a Member of the Board of Directors of the prominent International Netsuke Society and served for 23 years […]

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