Antiques

Bonhams to auction bronze sculpture of Hellenistic rider

Bonhams to auction bronze sculpture of Hellenistic rider

Bonhams next sale of Antiquities on April 25th in New Bond Street features an important piece of Classical bronze sculpture, believed to depict a Hellenistic warrior of the 1st Century B.C., discovered in a London home. After conservation it will be sold for £50,000 to £80,000. Madeleine Perridge, Head of Antiquities at Bonhams, says: “Once […]

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Gray’s Aannounce Fine Furniture, Paintings and Decorations auction on March 15

Gray’s Aannounce Fine Furniture, Paintings and Decorations auction on March 15

Gray’s Auctioneers Fine Furniture, Paintings and Decorations auction takes place on March 15 at 11am in Cleveland, Ohio. Live online bidding for this auction is provided by Live Auctioneers. Offering two sessions, the first for Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts at 11am and the second for Fine Books, Autographs and No Reserve Books starting […]

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Christie’s New York to auction Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on March 22 – 23

Christie’s New York to auction Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on March 22 – 23

Christie’s New York will offer Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, on March 22 and 23, including jades, bronzes, sculpture, paintings and furniture. Highlighting the sale is a very rare and important massive gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana from the Ming dynasty (estimate: $2-3 million), which is exceptional for its enormous size, superb casting and […]

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Ancient Silver Shekel Jewish Coin Makes Record $1.1+ Million At Heritage Auctions

Ancient Silver Shekel Jewish Coin Makes Record $1.1+ Million At Heritage Auctions

The first silver shekel struck in Jerusalem by Jewish forces rebelling against Roman oppression in the first century CE, one of only two specimens known, brought a world record price of $1,105,375 at Heritage Auctions on March 8 as part of the auction of The Shoshana Collection of Ancient Coins of Judea. The coin sold […]

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Chinese furniture and jades top Bonhams Asian decorative arts auction on March 13

Chinese furniture and jades top Bonhams Asian decorative arts auction on March 13

Bonhams announce its Asian Decorative Arts sale, March 13 in San Francisco. The auction will feature a variety of fine items at this 600-plus lot session, over 400 of which are Chinese. The sale will include a broad array of late 20th century huanghuali and hardwood furniture from a Los Angeles collection, as well as […]

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RARE PUNCH CIGAR STORE ADVERTISING FIGURE CAST IN ZINC (CIRCA 1885) BRINGS $37,290 AT 3-DAY SALE HELD MARCH 1-3 BY PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS

RARE PUNCH CIGAR STORE ADVERTISING FIGURE CAST IN ZINC (CIRCA 1885) BRINGS $37,290 AT 3-DAY SALE HELD MARCH 1-3 BY PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS

A two-page typed Titanic letter and a scarce first-class Titanic deck plan also changed hands. (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A rare Punch cigar store advertising figure, cast in zinc and made around 1885 by William Demuth & Company, Mfrs. (N.Y.) knocked down for $37,290 at a massive three-day estate sale held March 1-3 by Philip Weiss […]

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Bonhams to auction Imperial Ppinach Green Jade Seal in Fine Chinese Art sale on 17th May

Bonhams to auction Imperial Ppinach Green Jade Seal in Fine Chinese Art sale on 17th May

An important Imperial spinach green jade double-gourd ‘San Xi Tang’ seal, of the revered Qianlong period (1736-1795), estimated to sell for over £1m, is one of the outstanding items in Bonhams Fine Chinese Art sale on 17th May, in London. The rare double-gourd shaped seal, measuring 8.7cm long, has been authenticated by the leading Chinese […]

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Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams hosts The Antiques Rockshow in Paris

Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams hosts The Antiques Rockshow in Paris

The Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams hosts The Antiques Rockshow in Paris, on Friday 9th March 2012 11am – 4pm. The Beatles autographs Ever wondered what your treasured signed Beatles LP is worth? What about that original Rolling Stones tour poster you ripped off the wall in the 70’s or that broken guitar Brian May […]

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Sotheby’s Geneva to Auction Suzanne Belperron jewellery collection

Sotheby’s Geneva to Auction Suzanne Belperron jewellery collection

Sotheby’s Geneva will offer the jewellery collection of one of the most important jewellery designers of the 20th century: Suzanne Belperron (1900?1983), in its sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels on 14 May 2012 Comprising over 60 lots, this unprecedented sale features the most significant collection of jewels by Suzanne Belperron in private hands. […]

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Richard (Dicky) Spender papers and final works for auction at Bonhams

Richard (Dicky) Spender papers and final works for auction at Bonhams

The papers of the Second World War poet, Richard (Dicky) Spender, who has been described as the Rupert Brooke of his generation, are being sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on 27 March. They are estimated at £4,000-6,000. Spender was already a published poet in The Times, The Daily Telegraph and […]

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Sterling Associates to Auction Fine Art and Asian Antiques on March 31

Sterling Associates to Auction Fine Art and Asian Antiques on March 31

The 350-lot sale includes a superb selection of paintings, sculpture, 18th- and 19th-century furniture, and autographed historical ephemera. A special offering of Chinese ivories and Asian porcelain has been added in response to the strong demand shown for this category in Sterling’s debut. The fine art section is led by the wonderful Portrait of Anna […]

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Christie’s to auction the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection

Christie’s to auction the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection

Christie’s will present Luminous Perfection: Fine Chinese Mirrors from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, oMarch 22 in New York. Bronze Circular Mirror With Deities, Beasts And Inscription Sui dynasty (581-618). Estimate: $40,000-60,000. Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2012 Prominent dealer, collector, and author Robert H. Ellsworth is a legendary figure in the field of Asian art. […]

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