Monthly Archives: February 2012

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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