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01 400 2014

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Beau Sancy Diamond For Auction

The famous Beau Sancy diamond, weighing in at just under a staggering 35 carats, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London on May 15th.  The diamond was given by Henry IV and given to his wife on the occasion of her coronation to Queen Consort in 1610.  She wore it in her crown.  It has passed […]

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Paintings Discovered In Convent

Seven paintings once owned by Hitler have been discovered in a convent in the Czech Republic just north of Prague by an Art Historian.  The convent was unaware of the dark history surrounding the paintings and had no idea of their  value.  The Hitler Collection of 16 paintings were en route to a monastery in Bohemia but […]

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Grab Yourself An Oscar!

Yes you can have your very own Oscar as long as you are prepared to pay the price!  Fifteen of the statuettes are to be auctioned next Tuesday by Sanders Auctions, California, even though the motion picture academy is against the sale.  The Oscars were won pre-1950 before any agreement was in place between the […]

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Vintage Clothing

Vintage clothing is becoming more popular in many auctions especially if it is associated with a somebody famous.  A recent Antiques Roadshow that aired showed how one lady, who won a hat owned by Michael Jackson in a competition, was amazed to hear it was now worth £25000.  Perhaps the fashion museum at Newbridge Silver, […]

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Lord Lucan Surfaces

An antique dealer in England has come forward with a watch he believes to have been owned by Lord Lucan.  Inscribed with “Presented to Lord “Lucky” Lucan – the old fossil- by his friends at the Clermont Club Mayfair 18 December 1967″ the dealer believes it is further proof that Lucan fled to South Africa […]

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Paintings Donated To State

Jack B Yeats, William Orpen, Roderic O’Connor, William Leech, Paul Henry and Tony O’Malley are among the artists whose works have been “donated” to the State by AIB.  However, only 39 of the 3000 paintings have been handed over by the state-owned bank and only 12 are to be given immediately.  While it is great […]

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Edvard Munch Painting

One of the most iconic and well-known painting will be sold by Sothebys in New York next May.  “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, painted in 1895, is difficult to value because of its rarity but experts expect it to make over $80 million.  It is one of four versions of the painting but the only […]

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1920s Art Deco Luxury

Lalique glass panels, art deco marquetry, wood burning stoves!  It can only be the 1920s luxury found on board the Venice-Semplon Orient Express.  It is a step back in time to the wondrous splendour of life on board the famous train.  Each carriage is tastefully decorated to bring to life the 1920s with its lavish interior.  […]

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Monet Paintings at Sothebys

Sothebys had a successful auction on the 8th of February with three Monets selling for well above the guide estimates.  His painting “L’Entrée de Giverny en hiver” selling for £8,217,250 setting a record for a Monet with 4 keen bidders seeking to own it.  In total the auction made £78,893,650.00 for 41 works with global […]

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Christie’s Sale New Records

New records were seen in Christie’s Impressionist Evening Sale on 7th of February.  All eyes were on the Vincent Van Gogh painting owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor and the painting did not disappoint selling for way above the estimate price of £5-£7 million.  The hammer price was £10,121,250 but the highest price on the […]

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