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Bonhams to auction marble figure of a Buddhist disciple from the Tang Dynasty

Bonhams to auction marble figure of a Buddhist disciple from the Tang Dynasty

Bonhams is to auction rare marble figure of a Buddhist disciple from the Tang Dynasty dated 718 AD, for £200,000 to £300,000 in its sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 8 in London. The interest in the piece itself is enhanced by its connection to the great French collector, Léonce Filatriau. Born in Pondichéry, […]

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Veteran car built by tank inventor of the tank to be auctioned at Bonhams

Veteran car built by tank inventor of the tank to be auctioned at Bonhams

An extremely rare veteran motor car built by an inventor credited with the invention and development of the first tank will go under the hammer in New Bond Street, London, on Friday 2nd November. The 1904 Wilson-Pilcher four-seater (estimate £180,000 – £220,000) is one of a number of important entries in the Bonhams auction of […]

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Imperial Chinese cloisonne for auction at Bonhams

Imperial Chinese cloisonne for auction at Bonhams

A magnificent and large pair of Imperial cloisonné enamel cranes from an Italian private collection will be sold by Bonhams on 8 November 2012 for £150,000 to 200,000. This magnificent pair, measuring over two meters high, would have adorned an Imperial throne hall, flanking the throne. Their majestic graceful form and impressive size would have […]

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Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Collection Of Maritime Art And Ship Models Offered By Heritage Auctions

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Collection Of Maritime Art And Ship Models Offered By Heritage Auctions

Perhaps the finest collection of maritime art ever assembled – including more than 100 unique and intriguing scale ship models – will cross the auction block on Oct. 27 at the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD, as part of Heritage Auctions Maritime & Ship Models Signature® Auction. An invitation only reception will […]

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Bonhams announce Salon Jewelry & Watches auction results

Bonhams announce Salon Jewelry & Watches auction results

Bonhams announce a strong result for its quarterly Salon Jewelry & Watches auction on September 24 in Los Angeles, simulcast to San Francisco. The sale featured an impressive selection of classically inspired vintage and retro brooches, bracelets, necklaces and accessories from the early 20th century to the 1980s. Leading the September auction was a patriotic […]

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Bonhams to host auction of Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on December 3

Bonhams to host auction of Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on December 3

Bonhams announce its December 3 auction of Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts featuring property from the Estate of American fashion critic, television and radio personality, journalist, actor and designer, Robert Blackwell. Launched in 1960, the “Ten Worst Dressed Women List” gained popularity over the years due in part to Mr. Blackwell’s dynamic personality and […]

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Art Deco and Belle Époque designs lead Bonhams Fine Jewelry Auction on September 19

Art Deco and Belle Époque designs lead Bonhams Fine Jewelry Auction on September 19

A magnificent selection of jewelry including top quality diamonds, Burmese rubies and natural pearls will be offered in Bonhams Fine Jewelry sale on 19th September in New Bond Street, London. Stunning examples of art deco and belle époque designs are among some of the highlights in the sale, with exquisite early pieces by Cartier and […]

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Christie’s to auction Captain Robert Falcon Scott art, literature, photographs and artifacts

Christie’s to auction Captain Robert Falcon Scott art, literature, photographs and artifacts

Christie’s announce the forthcoming sale of a selection of art, literature, photographs and artifacts which offer poignant memorials of the lives and endeavours of the celebrated Polar explorer, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, and his contemporaries from the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. Offered for sale on Tuesday, 9 October 2012, the dedicated Polar section (lots […]

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Bonhams auctions Eilenberg Buddha for $674,500

Bonhams auctions Eilenberg Buddha for $674,500

Bonhams established a world record price for a Mon Dvaravati bronze Eilenberg Buddha when the stunning circa 8th century Eilenberg Buddha sold for $674,500 at Bonhams Himalayan, Indian & Southeast Asian Art sale, September 11 in New York. Eclipsing its previous record by more than three times, the rare Thai sculpture soared past its $250,000-350,000 […]

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