Posts Tagged ‘Sothebys’

Beyer 18K Yellow Gold Automatic Perpetual Calender Watch at Sotheby’s for $150/250,000

By timbaysinger • Apr 1st, 2010 • Category: Horology, New & Noteworthy

On April 19th a Fine and Rare 18K Yellow Gold Automatic Perpetual Calender Wristwatch with Red Dot Leap-Year Indication and Moon-Phases from Beyer will highlight Sotheby’s sale of “Important Watches.” This is the first piece that contains a red dot leap-year indicator to come to auction, as well as the first from the Zurich-based boutique. [...]

Sotheby’s to Auction 16th Century Ottoman Box at Estimated $1 Million

By Alex Neely • Mar 26th, 2010 • Category: Collect, New & Noteworthy

The biannual “Art of the Islamic World Auction” hosted by Sotheby’s has returned. Among several opulent items, Sotheby’s will offer an extremely rare item: a lost and found early 16th century Ottoman box. Lavishly designed with ivory and turquoise, the Ottoman box is embroidered with floral patterns – true to the Ottoman fashion. The Safavid [...]

Rare Fancy Intense Pinkish Orange Diamond Ring for $2.5 Million at Sotheby’s

By Affluent Page Editor • Mar 24th, 2010 • Category: Jewelry, New & Noteworthy

A rare Fancy Intense Pinkish Orange Diamond Ring (est. $2.5/3.5 million) will headline Sotheby’s upcoming jewelry sale next month in New York. Always in Style: 150 Years of Artistic Jewels and Magnificent Jewels, is actually comprised of three separate sessions. The first session is simply an extensive survey of period and signed jewels from the 19th [...]

Sotheby’s Rare Imperial Zitan Stand and Base Expected to Fetch $180,000

By Alex Neely • Mar 10th, 2010 • Category: Collect, New & Noteworthy

On March 23rd, Sotheby’s is set to auction off a rare imperial ‘zitan’ stand and base, at a projected $180,000 to $250,000. Highly regarded as one of the most luxurious materials, zitan was only reserved for the upper ranks of the Imperial court. On this specific item, the artwork is nearly identical to one of [...]

Sotheby’s Upcoming Russian Art Sale Is On Display

By timbaysinger • Mar 3rd, 2010 • Category: Collect, New & Noteworthy

Beginning March 4 and continuing through the 9th (closed Sunday, March 7th), Sotheby’s will be exhibiting works from their upcoming Russian Art auctions. Coinciding with the ‘L’année de la Russie en France’, this exhibition will take place in Paris and will feature works that will be sold at the upcoming April New York and June [...]

$4.6 Million Millennium Blue Diamond Ring

By timbaysinger • Mar 1st, 2010 • Category: Jewelry, New & Noteworthy

A 5.16-carat Pear-Shaped Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring will be the prize piece of Sotheby’s upcoming “Jewels and Jadeite” Spring Sale, taking place on April 7 in Hong Kong. This rare gem, which is from an Important Private Collection, is the first of De Beers Millennium Blue Diamond Collection to be at auction. [...]

L’Amour et Psyché Hopes to Sell for $1.8 Million at April Auction

By timbaysinger • Feb 26th, 2010 • Category: Collect, New & Noteworthy

William Bouguereau’s L’Amour et Psyché will be the crown jewel of Sotheby’s upcoming auction. Set to be part of the 19th Century European Art sale in New York on April 23, this recently discovered work by the French Academic painter is from a Distinguished Private Collection. It’s been off the market for almost fifty years and was [...]

March Auction Preview: Sotheby’s

By timbaysinger • Feb 25th, 2010 • Category: Collect, New & Noteworthy

Sotheby’s has 16 auctions on the docket for March, each one offering up something unique that you can’t find anywhere else. Featuring sales in New York, Paris, London and Amsterdam, Sotheby’s has some of the most exquisite items for you to bid on. On the 8th, the “Bat Artventure Collection formerly known as The Peter [...]

Peter Stuyvesant Collection Expected To Fetch €4-5 Million at Sotheby’s

By timbaysinger • Feb 19th, 2010 • Category: Collect, New & Noteworthy

Highlighted by Niki de Saint-Phalle’s Lili ou Tony, which is estimated at €200,000-€300,000, Sotheby’s auction house’s sale of the former Peter Stuyvesant Collection (now property of British American Tobacco) is the largest sampling of post-war and contemporary art to go under the mallet in the Netherlands. Set to take place in Amsterdam on March 8, this sale [...]

Sotheby’s Hopes to Collect $24,000 for 1982 Chateau Petrus

By timbaysinger • Feb 9th, 2010 • Category: New & Noteworthy, Oenology

On February 17th, London auction house Sotheby’s will hold this year’s Finest and Rarest Wines & Vintage Port. One of the items up for auction is a 1982 Chateau Petrus. Estimated to go for between $20,000 and $24,000 (£12,500-£15,000), this bottle sports a sweet “leather” taste, and a soft cinnamon kick at the end. Sotheby’s [...]