Antiques

Christies announces Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz AN ENGLISH TASTE auction

Christies announces Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz AN ENGLISH TASTE auction

Christie’s announces a new collaboration with renowned decorators and antique dealers Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz will take place in its South Kensington saleroom this September. The auction, Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz – AN ENGLISH TASTE, to be held on Wednesday, 26 September, will incorporate a broad range of items: classic textiles […]

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Christie’s to auction a set of two Roman bronze genre statues

Christie’s to auction a set of two Roman bronze genre statues

Christie’s is to auction a set of two important Roman bronze genre statues on December 5, circa late 1st century B.C.- early 1st century A.D. (estimate: $3,000,000-5,000,000). Both approximately twenty inches in length, the sculptures each depict a young girl pursuing a partridge. The toddlers are positioned similarly, sitting on the base, leaning forward with […]

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Canadian sword collection auctions for £242,350 at Bonhams Oxford

Canadian sword collection auctions for £242,350 at Bonhams Oxford

One of the best sword collections to come to the market in recent years – 150 Victorian and Georgian swords including one once owned by a British Prime Minister, Lord Grenville who was PM from 1806 -1807 – was sold on July 31st at Bonhams in Oxford. The former Prime Minister’s sword, Lot 224 was […]

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BATMAN TOY AUCTIONED AT RICHARD WINTERTON

BATMAN TOY AUCTIONED AT RICHARD WINTERTON

An early tinplate Batman toy has just sold for £700 at auction. The 20cm high battery operated robot-like toy dates from the 1960’s and made by the Japanese firm Nomura. The character was the brainchild of Bob Kane and Bill Finger and made his debut in ‘Detective Comics’ in 1939. Huge fame and popularity came […]

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Bonhams to auction London 1948 games poster at Olympic sale

Bonhams to auction London 1948 games poster at Olympic sale

The famous official poster for the 1948 London Olympics is the leading lot among a selection of items from the ‘Austerity Games’ to be offered at Bonhams Olympic Games sale in Knightsbridge on 25 July. Designed by Walter Herz, it shows an image of the Ancient Greek statue of a discus thrower, Discobolus, superimposed on […]

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Christies to auction Captain Scott letters on 9 October

Christies to auction Captain Scott letters on 9 October

A newly-discovered letter describing the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions on their famous fatal polar journey 100 years ago is to be auctioned. Written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of the Terra Nova expedition and one of the 12-man search party who found Scott, the letter will be offered […]

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Bonhams to auction Sister Parish designs and fine European antiques on October 29

Bonhams to auction Sister Parish designs and fine European antiques on October 29

Bonhams has quite the sale in store for furniture and decorative arts collectors and shoppers on October 29 at its San Francisco showroom, timed to coincide with the separately-occurring San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. The Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts auction will feature various-owner offerings of European antiques, including more than 70 early works of […]

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Original Star Wars Trilogy for Heritage Auctions Vintage Movie Poster Event

Original Star Wars Trilogy for Heritage Auctions Vintage Movie Poster Event

More than 50 lots of some of the rarest posters from the original Star Wars movie and its first two sequels are being offered at Heritage Auctions’ July 25 and 26 Vintage Movie Posters Signature® Auction. The posters, originally released between 1977 and 1982, are among more than 1,300 lots of some of the rarest […]

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Christie’s to auction works of art from the former collection of the Scheringa Museum

Christie’s to auction works of art from the former collection of the Scheringa Museum

Christie’s will offer international works of art from the former collection of the Scheringa Museum, as agreed by the Administrator of DS Art B.V., part of the DSB Group, and Deutsche Bank. In total, 221 works of art will be offered at a series of auctions in Amsterdam, London, New York and Hong Kong through […]

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