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Sotheby’s Geneva Sale of Magnificent & Noble Jewels Sets a World...

GENEVA.- This evening Sotheby’s Geneva sold the most important emerald and diamond tiara to have appeared at auction in over 30 years for CHF 11,282,500 /$12,736,927, the highest price ever achieved for a tiara at auction. Six bidders competed for...

Gil Elvgren’s ‘Gay Nymph’ Sets Record $286,000 at Heritage Auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- The power and depth of the Charles Martignette Collection of Illustration Art continued to exert its influence on May 4 in the form of Gil Elvgren's Gay Nymph, 1947, which brought $286,800 - a World's Record price for the artist - aga...

Gil Elvgren’s ‘Gay Nymph’ Sets World’s Record $286,000 in $3.4 Million...

NEW YORK, NY.- The power and depth of the Charles Martignette Collection of Illustration Art continued to exert its influence on May 4 in the form of Gil Elvgren's Gay Nymph, 1947, which brought $286,800 - a World's Record price for the artist - agains...

World Record for Cuneiform Clay Document at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in...

LONDON.- Classical sculpture new to the market after decades in the ownership of Sir Daniel Donohue, a Californian businessman and philanthropist, sold outstandingly well at Bonhams Antiquities sale on April 13th in New Bond Street. Of the 62 lots cons...

Sotheby’s Sales of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Totals US$13.8...

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Spring 2011 sale of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings today fetched a stunning total of HK$108 million / US$13.8 million, tripling pre-sale estimate (HK$36 million / US$4.6 million*). The sale set the world re...

Sotheby’s HK Spring 2011 Sales of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian...

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Spring 2011 sale of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings today fetched a stunning total of HK$108 million / US$13.8 million, tripling pre-sale estimate (HK$36 million / US$4.6 million*). The sale set the world re...

Best of Irma Stern at Next Bonhams South African Art Auction...

LONDON.- Irma Stern’s pre-eminent place in South African Art will be clearer than ever at Bonhams next sale in London on March 23, at which pictures estimated to sell for millions of pounds are on offer. Giles Peppiatt, Director of South African A...

Heritage Auctions Adds Up More Than $677 Million in Overall Gross...

DALLAS, TX.- With final overall 2010 tallies in, adding up to more than $677 million gross, Heritage Auctions is pointing to a record year across several categories of its business including world record totals for any auction house in the Comics & Ori...

Haslinger Collection of Rare Heuer Watches Sell for Record Prices at...

LONDON.- The Haslinger Collection of fine and rare Heuer watches sold at Bonhams (15.12.10) for £475,764. The sale of this collection, assembled by Arno Haslinger, was held partnership with TAG Heuer to help celebrate its 150th Anniversary. The salero...

Sotheby’s Sale of 20th Century British Art Establishes a New Auction...

LONDON.- The sale of 20th Century British Art at Sotheby’s in London established a new auction record for a work by Sir Stanley Spencer (in pounds – see note at foot of email), when his Hilda and I at Pond Street sold for £1,430,050 ($2,249,...

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