13 décembre 2011

A Lost Masterpiece by Adriaen Coorte Sells for £2.1Million

Adriaen Coorte (active Middleburg, circa 1683-circa 1707), Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Red Admiral butterfly; signed with monogram 'AC' (in ligature, on stone ledge, lower centre), oil on paper, laid down on panel, 31.3 x 23.3cm (12 5/16 x 9 3/16in).. Photo Bonhams A painting of Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady butterfly, which was consigned in Australia sold for £2.1million on Wednesday 7th December 2011 in the Old Master Paintings auction at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, smashing its... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2011

Lord Raglan's Beloved Bugatti Type 51 to Star at Bonhams' Paris Sale

En provenance de la succession de Fitzroy Somerset cinquième Baron Raglan, ancien Président du Bugatti Owners' Club et administrateur du Bugatti Trust, 1933 Bugatti Grand Prix Type 51 Biplace, Chassis no. 738. photo Bonhams "If Bugatti-worship were a religion, then the atheist Fitzroy Somerset, the 5th Lord Raglan, would have been its pope." (Lord Raglan obituary, The Guardian, 18 April 2010) The 1933 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Two-Seater owned by the late Fitzroy John Somerset, the 5th Baron Raglan (1927-2010),... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2010

A Broadsword With Earlier Scottish Blade sold for £10,800 at Bonhams

A Fine And Rare English Silver-Hilted Broadsword With Earlier Scottish Blade; London Silver Hallmarks For 1705, Maker's Mark Of Thomas Vicaridge; photo Bonhams LONDON.- A broadsword dating from 1705, with a much older Scottish blade from the 14th Century, passed down through the Douglas family to Sir Alec Douglas Home of the Hirsel, former British Prime Minister, sold for £10,800 at Bonhams sale of Antique Arms and Armour, on July 28th. The inscriptions and heart referred to on the sword, hark back to a famous journey of... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2010

Frank Auerbach Painting of His Lover Makes 860,000 Pounds @ Bonhams

Frank Auerbach (German, born 1931) Head of E.O.W. III, 1961, oil on board, 31.7 x 30.5 cm..Sold for: £860,000, Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- An important painting by the British painter Frank Auerbach of his long-term lover, Estella Olive West, entitled Head of E.O.W. III, 1961, sold yesterday (30 June) for a remarkable £860,000 at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its 20th Century British Art sale. The sale fetched an impressive £2.8 million in total. The painting, which has never appeared at auction before, had been expected to... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2010

Stunning Single Owner Collection of Asian Art for Sale @ Bonhams, Edinburgh

Jiang Guo Fang, Reclining Court Lady, Oil on canvas, signed lower left, 132cm x 162cm. Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A superb collection of Asian art, lovingly assembled over a decade by a single enthusiast while living and working in the Far East and South East Asia, is for sale at Bonhams Edinburgh on 7 July. Among the most fascinating pieces is a painting by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist Jiang Guo Fang who became a personal friend of the collector when he was living in Shanghai in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2010

Alexander McQueen Dresses from Salem Witch Trials to Sell at Bonhams

An Alexander McQueen peacock feather dress from the A W 2007 Salem Witch Collection. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Two dresses from Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2007 Ready-To-Wear collection, which was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, are to be sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge as part of its Vision 21 sale on 30 June 2010 at 1pm. The dresses are among the first to be sold at auction since the death of the celebrated designer on 11 February. They include a gold sequined dress, described by Vogue as ‘the Queen of the... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2010

The Chung-Yan Cheung Collection of Stalactites and Contemplation Stones @ Bonhams, Natural History, 27 May 2010, New York

Calcite Stalactite—"Tranquility". China. photo Bonhams A highly aesthetic formation and a fascinating study in the growth of calcite, this elegant stalactite cluster is covered in calcite micro-crystals and has the overall appearance of a large cauliflower. Offered on a custom-fitted wooden base. Measures 17 x 16 x 9in  Sold for $488 Footnote: Provenance: The Chung-Yan Cheung Collection Calcite Stalactite Cluster—"Paradise". China. photo Bonhams Of complex form, having intergrown clusters of... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2010

'Barn Find' James Bond Car @ Bonhams

A one owner 1962 'barn find' DB4 Aston Martin used as a 'test mule' by James Bond special effects designers is to go up for auction at Bonhams Aston Martin car sale at the Aston Martin Works Service, Newport Pagnell on 22nd May 2010 – the only auction devoted entirely to this iconic marque. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage Saloon. photo Bonhams Registration no. 3 SMF. Chassis no. DB4/986/R. Engine no. 370/1039/SS -  Estimate £40,000-50,000 Sold for £84,000 Note: 'Performance, controllability and... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2010

Provocative Elton John Art Deco Piece for Sale at Bonhams

The Cigarette Girl. Estimate: £20,000 – 30,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A stunning and provocative Art Deco statuette, ‘The Cigarette Girl, (£20,000 – 30,000) once owned by Elton John is coming up for auction at Bonhams ‘Design from 1860’ sale on Wednesday 16 June. During the 1970s, the singer amassed a high quality art deco collection, sparking a fashion among the rich and famous for work of this period – Barbra Streisand was another deco fan. Much of John’s art deco collection was dispersed at auction in 1988. The bronze and... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2010

"Pure Sixties, Pure Bailey", a Selling Exhibition @ Bonhams

Lennon, John and McCartney, Paul (Box of Pin-Ups), gelatin silver print, edition 110. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A selling exhibition of David Bailey's iconic images of the 1960s - the 50th anniversary of a decade that changed our cultural history - will be hosted by Bonhams in New Bond Street. The 'Pure Sixties. Pure Bailey.' exhibition will be on view at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, from 7th March – 7th April, 2010. David Bailey's name is an integral part of the 1960s, that dynamic period which created a melting pot of talent... [Lire la suite]