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Asian Art Auction Week is Coming to New York

Christie's will be holding an Asian Art Week event in New York from September 15 through 18. The following collections will go on the block: Masterpieces of Himalayan Bronzes Masterpieces from the Zimmerman Family Collection Indian and Southeast Asian Art Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the J&J Collection - Part 5 Masterworks of Ancient and Imperial China Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Japanese and Korean Art Many items are expected to sell [...]

By | 2008-09-01T15:07:17-06:00 September 1st, 2008|Antiquities, Arts, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

“Apple Blossom” table lamp by Tiffany Studios ($932,500)

The table lamp by Tiffany Studios which is believed to have been designed by Clara Driscoll was bought yesterday for $932,500 (over 3 times the pre-auction estimates). It was sold as part of Sotheby's "Important 20th Century Design" auction in New York. Another Tiffany Studios lamp, the "Wisteria" pictured below, demanded high hammer price as well. It was sold for $602,500 About Tiffany Studios: Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) [...]

By | 2008-06-15T20:27:35-06:00 June 15th, 2008|Antiquities|1 Comment

Final Day at Sotheby’s Russian Arts event

The closing day at Sotheby's Russian Art auction series in London yielded the following million dollar sales: A FABERGÉ JEWELLED VARI-COLOURED GOLD AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CARNET, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, 1899-1903 - Sold for 541,250 GBP (~$1,052,352)

By | 2008-06-12T10:37:02-06:00 June 12th, 2008|Antiquities|0 Comments

Bronze Sculpture of Angaja ($1,123,385)

The 51 centimeter high bronze sculpture was bought today for €720,500 (~$1,123,385) From the lot's note: "The Sanskrit meaning of arhat is 'he who is worthy'. They are considered as free, happy, wise and good company for human beings. They are perfect saints and have reached the eight-fold path and can bestow perfection on others. Actually the arhat state foregoes the bodhisattva-hood in order to show others the way. They were disciples of Buddha [...]

By | 2008-06-11T10:02:45-06:00 June 11th, 2008|Antiquities|0 Comments
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