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Christie’s Spring Sale Of Fine Musical Instruments To Be Held In New York

Gold and Tortoiseshel Mounted Violin from 1820-25 bow by French Clockmaker, François Xavier Tourte

Christie’s Spring Sale Of Fine Musical Instruments will be held on April 26, 2012 in New York. Among 109 lots, mostly classical instruments and impressive bows, there will be some rare examples created by master craftsmen, François Xavier Tourte and Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. We single out some most interesting examples of bows and violins: The […]

Shirley Ephraim’s Rare Custom Made 200-carat Aquamarine Silk Lace Necklace to be Auctioned At Christies

Shirley Ephraim's Rare Custom Made 200-carat Aquamarine Silk Lace Necklace

Shirley Ephraim’s Rare Custom Made 200-carat Aquamarine Silk Lace Necklace will be a part of third annual Green Auction: BID to Save the Earth, hosted by Christie’s at Rockefeller Center on April 11, 2012, two weeks before Earth Day. Weights approximately 200.14 carats, this necklace is made of rare, natural, and uncut precious gemstones (Rare […]

Christie’s Third Annual Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth

Christie’s Third Annual Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth

From March 29 until April 19 you can bid on an incredible number of exclusive luxury accessories and experiences during Christie’s third annual Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth via the online auction site Charitybuzz. The auction will benefit water-conservation projects at four prominent environmental nonprofits: Oceana, Conservation International, the Central Park Conservancy and the […]

North Wales Aberconway Family to Sell Rare Pablo Picasso’s Painting Child with a Dove

Child with a Dove by Pablo Picasso

In the past, we have spoken extensively about what Pablo Picasso’s works can do at art auctions, when it comes to breaking record barriers: the La Lecture painting and the Femmes Lisant (Deux Personnages) are some examples. Now, one of the iconic and earliest works of the Spanish master impressionist, Child with a dove,  is up for […]

John James Audubon’s The Birds of America to go Under the Hammer in New York

John James Audubon's The Birds of America; from Original Drawings.

A rare copy of the world’s most expensive book, John James Audubon’s 19th-century masterpiece of ornithological art, one of only 120, Birds of America, is set for auction in New York. Christie’s said the four-volume set has a pre-sale estimate of $7 million to $10 million. The auction is Jan. 20. Considered a masterpiece of ornithology […]

Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Sells for Record $116 Million at Auction

Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

The Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Collection sets a new world record for the most valuable private collection of jewels sold at auction, fetching $115,932,000 in one night. The previous world record for an auction of jewellery was for the Duchess of Windsor’s collection sold in Geneva in 1987 making $50,281,887. Also, on Christie’s sales seven new world auction records […]

Elizabeth Taylor’s Diamond Wrist-watch Collection Exposed At Christie’s Rockefeller Center

The Wristwatches Of Elizabeth Taylor

Amazing collection of diamond wrist-watches that once belonged to legendary violet eyes lady, Elizabeth Taylor, is currently a part of the year’s most anticipated auction. The exhibit ocuppies two floors of Christie’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York with Taylor’s clothing, accessories, and jewels, including 14 fine examples of Taylor’s watches. The highlights include pieces from both Vacheron […]