Antiques

Christies to auction The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A

Christies to auction The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A

Christies is to auction The Collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A (1880-1964) – the celebrated collector, architect and President of the Royal Academy (1954-1956), in London on 18 and 19 September 2013. All great collections are exercises in creativity and self-expression, but rarely do they give such a vivid impression of the collector’s discerning […]

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Bonhams to auction The Tacasyl Collection of gold coins in September

Bonhams to auction The Tacasyl Collection of gold coins in September

Bonhams announce the sale of “The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins” on September 23 in Los Angeles. This collection of 27 lots represents a nearly complete collection of every major gold design type issued in Proof in the US between 1836 and 1915. Each lot in this collection could be considered […]

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Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

Chinese flambe glazed bottle vase auctions for £337,250 at Bonhams

A very fine and rare Imperial Chinese flambé-glazed bottle vase with an incised Qianlong seal mark of the period was sold today, 23 July, for £337,250 at Bonhams auction of the contents of Trelissick House, Cornwall. It had been estimated at £70,000-100,000. It was acquired by a collector in mainland China. Trelissick House is the […]

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1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

1665 Samuel Knibb clock auctions for £1/2million at Bonhams

A previously unrecorded architectural table clock made circa 1665 by the famed horologist Samuel Knibb was sold at Bonhams’ Fine Clocks Sale, 9th July, for almost £1/2million. The auction attracted buyers from around the world with 80% of lots finding new homes. Standing crowds watched a lengthy rally between two bidders on the saleroom floor […]

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