Antiques

Forbidden City furniture for auction at Bonhams Chinese Art sale

Forbidden City furniture for auction at Bonhams Chinese Art sale

Historical pieces of Chinese furniture, which include a pair of gilt-lacquer cabinets and an Imperial gilt bronze zitan double gourd plaque are due to be sold in Bonhams Chinese Art sale on 16th May in London. These objects possess a significant and impressive provenance, once belonging to an important Spanish diplomat who witnessed the Boxer […]

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World auction records set for glass at Bonhams

World auction records set for glass at Bonhams

The Attack, an important cameo glass plaque by Thomas and George Woodall, smashed world records selling for £169,250 at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 1st May, as part of the British and European Glass Sale. The lot was secured by a buyer in the saleroom after a lengthy bidding battle. Crafted over 150 years ago […]

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Bonhams New York to auction studio glass from the collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana

Bonhams New York to auction studio glass from the collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana

Bonhams will auction Important Studio Glass from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana in the June 14 20th Century Decorative Arts auction at the Madison Avenue salesroom. Comprised of 23 impressive works created by some of today’s most gifted, innovative and influential artists in this burgeoning collecting field, this notable group inspires the mind with […]

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Trelissick House yields Imperial Chinese Treasure for auction at Bonhams

Trelissick House yields Imperial Chinese Treasure for auction at Bonhams

Former home of Deputy Governor of the Bank of England boasts vase that is a triumph of Chinese expertise The contents of Trelissick House, former home of Leonard Daneham Cunliffe, one of Britain’s most distinguished collectors, will be sold by Bonhams on 23-24 July this year. The sale will comprise approximately 750 lots and is […]

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2,500-year-old Persian glass survivor auctioned at Bonhams in London

2,500-year-old Persian glass survivor auctioned at Bonhams in London

An astonishing survivor, a glass Achaemenid bowl from the ancient Persian Empire, circa 5th-early 4th Century B.C. made £481,250 at Bonhams sale of Antiquities in London on May 1st. The bowl’s pre-sale estimate was just £30,000 to £50,000 and it strong price reflects the success of the sale generally which made a total of £2m. […]

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Colonial and Revolutionary War-era Items for Bonhams June Arms & Armor Auction

Colonial and Revolutionary War-era Items for Bonhams June Arms & Armor Auction

The Antique Arms and Armor and Sporting Guns auction at Bonhams, June 10 in San Francisco, is highlighted by Colonial and Revolutionary War-era highlights, the leading lot of which is the Roman Wetmore incised American powder horn, attributed to the ‘Mementos Mori’ carver, estimated at $20,000-30,000. The 12-inch powder horn is inscribed “Roman Wetmore/Oswego, Aug. […]

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Icons of the Age We Live in – Collection for Auction

Icons of the Age We Live in – Collection for Auction

A collection of 400 pieces that will be sold May 4 at Gateway Gallery Auction in Chambersburg, PA. Hoffman, 71, spent the last 50 years collecting things that spoke to him “cool stuff, primitive, factory elements, whatever struck me.” Beginning in the late 1960s, as fun outings with friends, the group went to auctions and […]

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Skinner, Inc. to host auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on May 4

Skinner, Inc. to host auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on May 4

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – April 26, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on Saturday, May 4th in its Marlborough gallery. The sale features an eclectic variety of French, English and American clocks, early watches and science material. In conjunction with this sale, Skinner is proud to announce the […]

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Unique Collection for Gateway Gallery Auction

Unique Collection for Gateway Gallery Auction

Baseball cards, coins, comic books and wine are common things to collect; but they just didn’t do it for Howard Hoffman. He focused on items that he saw as “icons of the age we live in” – advertising signs, architectural pieces, art pottery, and Americana; a collection of 400 pieces that will be sold May […]

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16th Century Ottoman Masterpiece Sets World Record at Bonhams Auction

16th Century Ottoman Masterpiece Sets World Record at Bonhams Auction

Two rare Iznik bottles from the golden age of the Ottoman Empire sold at Bonhams Indian and Islamic sale today, April 23, for a total of £748,500 – with one making £447,250 a new world record for an Iznnik bottle and the second bottle selling for £301,250. The sale made a total of £3.6m. The […]

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Canterbury Auction Galleries to Auction Chinese Vase From Chester Beatty Collection

Canterbury Auction Galleries to Auction Chinese Vase From Chester Beatty Collection

A rare Ming vase once in the collection of millionaire mining magnate, philanthropist and famed collector Sir Alfred Chester Beatty will be one of the highlights of the Two Day sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries on April 16-17. The blue and white porcelain Guan vase was made in Jingdezhen, the name indicating its shape, […]

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CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS A TWO-DAY SALE OF A PALLADIAN VILLA BY MICHAEL S. SMITH

CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS A TWO-DAY SALE OF A PALLADIAN VILLA BY MICHAEL S. SMITH

Christie’s is to present the two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith taking place 23-24 April. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated […]

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