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  • Calder painting, Picasso linocut top Cottone art sale

    Alberto / 4 days ago
    Calder painting, Picasso linocut top Cottone art sale

    Cottone auction house is well-known around the globe for auctioning antique items of the likes of fine artworks, estate silver, Tiffany lamps, folk art, pottery vases, Oriental rugs Native American painted elk skin hides, old clocks and stoneware. Recently an authentic gouache painting composed by the globally renowned American artist Alexander Calder titled “Loops” was [...]

  • Asia Week New York reports record sales of $ 200 million

    Alberto / 9 days ago
    Asia Week New York reports record sales of $ 200 million

    The 9-day long Asian art auction cum exhibition organized by the distinguished international journal Asia Week New York reportedly ended on an unexpectedly high note. According to news reports, the gala event exceeded the sales figures achieved last year by a phenomenal margin of over $25 million thereby establishing a new benchmark of $200 million. [...]

  • Rare Ming cup auctioned for $36 million

    Alberto / 10 days ago
    Rare Ming cup auctioned for $36 million

    A very precious and rare cup originating from the famous Chinese Ming dynasty which was displayed at an auction in Hong Kong recently fetched a record breaking price of $36 million.  Incidentally, this is the highest amount fetched till date for any kind of porcelain item. The auction house Sotheby’s disclosed that wealthy Shanghai collector [...]

  • Rockwell’s ‘The Rookie’ to be auctioned May 22 at Christie’s

    Alberto / 14 days ago
    Rockwell’s ‘The Rookie’ to be auctioned May 22 at Christie’s

    Renowned global auction site Christie’s admitted in a recent announcement that acclaimed artist Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting, “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)” would go under the hammer during the course of their sale of American art about to be held on May 22nd 2014. Interestingly, the classic has not been ever offered at an [...]

  • Gaitonde’s work fetches over $2.5mn in NY sale

    Alberto / 25 days ago
    Gaitonde’s work fetches over $2.5mn in NY sale

    Well known Indian artist Vasudeo S Gaitonde’s much appreciated artwork fetched an exorbitant amount of over $2.5 million at the recent concluded sale held by world renowned auctioneers Sotheby’s in New York City on 19th March 2014. The auctioneers even claimed in their statement released to the media that the entire “Modern and Contemporary South [...]

  • Diamonds are forever: Dariya-i-Noor

    Ray Arnab / 26 days ago
    Diamonds are forever: Dariya-i-Noor

    The Sea of Light in Persian or the Dariya-i-Noor is one of the largest uncut diamonds. Pale pink in color, this diamond is one of the rarest and weighs about 182 carats. Though the whereabouts of the real Dariya-i-Noor is debatable, the one which most famous with a similar name and description is a part [...]

  • US scrap dealer finds $20m Faberge egg in junk market

    Alberto / 30 days ago
    US scrap dealer finds $20m Faberge egg in junk market

    A scrap metal dealer hailing from the US Midwest had the shock of his life when an apparently innocuous looking gold coloured ornament that he purchased at a market where junk items are being sold turned out to be an extremely valuable item. The dealer had no idea whatsoever at the time of buying the [...]

  • Wealthy invests more on art than on stocks

    Ivan Andrews / 30 days ago
    Wealthy invests more on art than on stocks

    Art has been imitating stocks and this is particularly true when it comes to the cost factor. The trend has been reversing, at least during the last year and the first quarter of this year. Though the stock market might be down for now but the art and collectible car market has witnessed an upward [...]

  • Rembrandt stolen 15 years ago recovered by French Police

    Alberto / 30 days ago
    Rembrandt stolen 15 years ago recovered by French Police

    In a shocking discovery, a very famous Rembrandt painting which had been stolen several years back from a distinguished French museum around two decades ago has been surprisingly recovered by the French Police from the southern city of Nice. According to investigation reports, it has been revealed that the price of the masterpiece is considered [...]

  • Maharaja of Patiala’s Extravagant Banquet Service Worth $2.9 Million at Display

    Ivan Andrews / 34 days ago
    Maharaja of Patiala’s Extravagant Banquet Service Worth $2.9 Million at Display

    Indian Kings have always been known for their extravagant display of riches. The Maharaja of Patiala was no exception to this notion and was always known for his luxurious lifestyle. Among his numerous riches included the famous “Patiala Necklace” which had around 3000 diamonds. He employed the leading goldsmiths from Europe and England to have [...]

  • Cowan’s to auction museum owned Asian Art on March 24 2014

    Alberto / 36 days ago
    Cowan’s to auction museum owned Asian Art on March 24 2014

    One of the largest global auction houses Cowan’s is all set to host one of their unique live salesroom Asian Art auctions on 24th March 2014. Reportedly, the live sale would feature magnificent collections of around 800 items from the Zanesville Museum of Art which includes beautiful South Asian and Chinese bronze artefacts, wonderful early [...]

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