Auction house sponsors Museum appraisal event

PASADENA, Calif. — Experts from one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, Bonhams, will offer verbal auction appraisals on Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m.-noon, and again from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of History. Specialists will be on hand in the areas of jewelry, silver, furniture and decorative arts, along with fine arts from Old Masters to contemporary.

The Pasadena Museum of History is located at 470 W. Walnut Street (corner Orange Grove Boulevard and Walnut Street), Pasadena, CA 91103. Street parking will be available. Participants are responsible for managing the movement of their items.

The following specialists will be on hand at the Pasadena Museum of History Appraisal Day:

A diamond, velvet and silver-topped 14-karat gold brooch, 1 inch long, sold for $2,000 at Bonhams Dec. 16-17, 2012 (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

A diamond, velvet and silver-topped 14-karat gold brooch, 1 inch long, sold for $2,000 at Bonhams Dec. 16-17, 2012 (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

• Milena Denis: Jewelry & Watches

• Paul Fisher: Furniture and Decorative Arts

• Scot Levitt: California & American Paintings

• Morisa Rosenberg: Prints & Fine Art

• Jason Stein: 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design

• Aileen Ward: Silver & Decorative Objects

Reservations are recommended and available online at appraisalday.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $10 for museum members (good for evaluation of two items), and $10 for non-members (good for evaluation of one item). There is a limit of four items per household.

For more information on the March 20 Pasadena Museum of History/Bonhams appraisal event, visit www.pasadenahistory.org or contact 626-577-1660, ext.10. For more informaiton on Bonhams, visit www.bonhams.com or call 323-850-7500.

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