27 mai 2016

Rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock soars to $1.27 million at Fontaine's

  This rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock sold for a stunning $1.27 million at Fontaine's Auction Gallery on May 21st. Photo Fontaine's Auction Gallery.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock roared past its pre-sale estimate of $500,000-$750,000 to sell for $1.27 million at Fontaine's Auction Gallery's cataloged antique and clock auction held May 21st in the firm's Pittsfield showroom. It was the top lot in a sale that grossed $2.5 million, drew 150... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2016

Smithsonian Hosts Emergency Meeting About Eve Paris Auction of Indigenous Remains and Objects

The emergency meeting at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian regarding the EVE auction of indigenous human remains and sacred objects (courtesy NMAI). Hyperallergic reports the latest battle to repatriate objects of significance to indigenous people. A new auction of contested artifacts is ahead next week in Paris, where Hopi objects have already been subject to sales eight times at public auctions since 2013. At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, DC, on... [Lire la suite]