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Sotheby’s to auction works from late art dealer Richard Feigen’s collection

17 September 2021

Sotheby’s is staging a dedicated sale of 55 works from the collection of the late New York art dealer Richard L Feigen (1930-2021).

Asian art auctions busy as ever

13 September 2021

American firms will be cramming nearly 20 sales into the fourth week of September

Five-piece altar garniture became a family fixture

13 September 2021

This rare Qianlong mark and period gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar garniture (wu gong) carries an estimate of $600,000-800,000 at Sotheby’s on September 21.

Parcel gilt dish is headline lot of Christie’s Chinese sale

13 September 2021

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on September 23 is headlined by this parcel gilt dish.

Something to write home about

13 September 2021

A fine Japanese lacquer suzuribako (writing box and cover) is signed by the Edo-Meijii period lacquer artist Koma Kyuhaku.

Star of a snuff bottle collection

13 September 2021

Bonhams offers two private collections of Chinese snuff bottles on September 21.

Porcelain treats in store at Doyle

13 September 2021

Doyle’s Asian art auction in New York on September 20 will include porcelain from a collection assembled over many decades by department store heiress Sarah Belk Gambrell (1918-2020).

Gun used to kill Billy the Kid sets auction record for any firearm

06 September 2021

The gun Pat Garrett used to kill Billy the Kid has been sold for a world auction record for any firearm at Bonhams in Los Angeles.

USA: the land of opportunity for traditional European art and antiques

06 September 2021

As the Silent Generation passes and Baby Boomers choose to divest, large deposits of once fashionable art and antiques are heading for auction in the US.

Steve Jobs signature is a write rarity

06 September 2021

Apple founder Steve Jobs rarely signed autographs so a signature from the man behind the Apple computer, the iPod and the iPhone, is in hot demand.

Comics fulfil auction promise

06 September 2021

Collection now up for sale was owned by soldier killed in Korea but kept safe by his brother

Rare copy of important work by proto-feminist bid to 10-times estimate

30 August 2021

A recent sale in New York was led at $65,000 (£47,100) by a disbound but rare example of the work of Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-95).

Oppenheimer collection at Sotheby's includes Meissen created for founder of the factory Augustus the Strong

30 August 2021

On September 14 Sotheby’s New York will be offering a select auction of early Meissen porcelain that includes pieces created for the collections of Augustus the Strong, who founded the famous factory.

From boy wizard to cat in a hat

30 August 2021

New York sale maintains run of high JK Rowling prices while Dr Seuss surfaces also in UK

Model railways are on a roll, says US saleroom

30 August 2021

The American Flyer 'G Fox & Co' boxcar is one of the “most desired trains a collector can own” according to Philip Weiss from the eponymous auction house in Lynbrook, New York.

Music maestros also in tune with toy collecting

30 August 2021

The late songwriter/record producer Aaron Schroeder (1926-2009) built an international music-publishing network with Abby, his wife and business partner of 49 years.

Auction reveals personal side of Al Capone

30 August 2021

Nearly 200 items of Al Capone memorabilia are coming to the market for the first time after being consigned to a California auction by his granddaughters.

Game for a George Jones pie

30 August 2021

More than 200 lots of paintings, furniture and works of art from a number of different consignors will be on offer in Cottone’s auction on September 18.

First book-form edition of Middlemarch sets record at Doyle

30 August 2021

George Eliot’s much-admired novel 'Middlemarch…' made its first appearance in a parts issue in 1871.

Texas museum buys courtly Spanish portrait at Christie’s

24 August 2021

The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas has announced that it was the buyer of a Spanish Baroque Old Master at a Christie’s auction last year.

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