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Archive for January, 2012

Condition Vs Provenance?

Posted in News on 30th January 2012

A white porcelain imperfect Meissen lioness created a stir when it sold for €1,100,000.00 in Lempertz auction rooms in Germany.  The lioness was fired in one piece and is seated on...

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Elizabeth Taylor Painting

Posted in News on 26th January 2012

A painting owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for $2million in Christies auction in New York.  “Portrait of a Man” was painted by the Dutch Master Frans Hals in 1630s.  Previously owned by...

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The Work of Émile Gallé

Posted in News on 21st January 2012

Born in France in Nancy in 1846 Émile Gallé’s life was preordained in so far as he would go into the family business making ceramics.  He was happy to do...

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Auction Updates

Posted in News on 20th January 2012

The wine cooler given by George Washington to Alexander Hamilton made $782,500.00 well in excess of the top guide price of $600,000 and was bought by a private collector while the...

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Francis Bacon Painting To Be Auctioned

Posted in News on 20th January 2012

Christies in London will auction a painting of a nude female by Francis Bacon on 14th of February.  Painted in 1963 the work, entitled “Portrait of Henrietta Moraes”, is...

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Art Collection

Posted in News on 18th January 2012

Now that all of Taylor’s jewellery have found new owners Christies have one more sale to arrange, the sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s Art Collection.  Her father, Francis, was an...

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George Washington Gift

Posted in News on 17th January 2012

A four-bottled silver plated Sheffield wine cooler which was a gift from George Washington to one of the founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in 1797 is to be auctioned by...

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World’s Most Expensive Book?

Posted in News on 17th January 2012

Christie’s will auction what could be the world’s most expensive book on January 20th.  The book is a copy of John James Aubudon “The Birds Of America” and the...

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True Relic Returned To Holycross Abbey

Posted in News on 15th January 2012

A piece of the True Cross has been gifted to Holycross Abbey by the Ursuline Convent in Cork.  The ancient antiquity was given to the convent by Archbishop Thomas...

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Fresco Restored

Posted in News on 14th January 2012

Layers of paint on the walls of St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny have been peeled away to reveal a fresco by renowned Church artist Harry Clarke.  Hidden from view for...

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