Bonhams' April 19, 2012 jewelry auction grossed an unexpected $4.5 million, boosting the firm's outlook for the rest of the year. "We were thrilled to see some of our seasoned, experienced collectors return to the auction room after several years, as well as, eager new buyers," said Susan Abeles, Bonhams head of jewelry.
The April 14-15, 2012 sale at Thomaston Place Auctions will include more than 1,200 lots of fine art, estate jewelry and watches, furniture, porcelain and pottery. The fine art collection will include more than 500 lots of paintings, etchings and lithographs created by American and European artists.
Litchfield County Auctions recorded strong sales Nov. 30, 2011 among lots of men’s wrist watches, estate jewelry items and several rare books. The auction preview opened with a tag sale. The tag sales feature antiques and collectibles offered at discounts ranging from 20 to 60 percent off.
Kathy Flood surveys America's top auction houses to see where antique jewelry’s been and where it’s heading. See why vintage watches and large diamonds remain strong sellers.
Over 300 people were in attendance (and more than 450 registered to bid online) during Cordier Auctions' two day antique and fine art auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pa., salesroom Nov. 5-6. Among the highlights, a lady's Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000.
An original Tiffany lamp, Titanic lifeboat crew member's artifacts and a Joseph Kleitsch oil all rank high in the 2,000+ lots in online antique auction.
WorthPoint will also provide free valuations on the Show’s Appraisal Day and demonstrate its new technologies. The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is the world’s largest indoor antique show, which returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach Feb. 2-6, 2012.
Whether it’s ever dawned on you to pick up a holiday tree brooch while out doing your consumer-spending duty, if you do, more choices grow in emporia than simply sparkling Christmas brooches. Whatever it is you love in the world, you likely can find a holiday tree that represents that hobby - and here's...
This Irish sterling silver teapot, made by James Fray of Dublin in 1842 is one of the more than 245 pieces of fine silver headlining a major holiday sale Dec. 3, 2011. WOODBURY, Conn. – A fascinating single-owner collection of English, Irish, Scottish and China Trade sterling silver, more than 245 pieces of hallmarked...
Samaritan oil lamp, 4th century A.D. found in Israel. length: 10 cm, $250. Courtesy of Trionfo Jerusalem by Melody Amsel-Arielli Collectors often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on rare, museum-quality antiquities. Small, abundantly found pieces, however, are often very affordable. For example, coins unearthed in the Holy Land, which date from the Persian through...