Tag Archives: Christie’s

Tips and Trends: March 2019

Tips and Trends: March 2019

The Price of Art and its Journey By Pontus Silfverstolpe When I was a child, I was told it was ugly to speak about money. Especially, as I understood much later, in the cultural world. But for those who yet speak of it, there is much interest. For example, how can a 20-inch painting cost […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Einstein’s telescope, $432,500, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Albert Einstein’s personally owned telescope, made in the late 19th century by the Paul Dorffel Company (Berlin), sold for $432,500 at a Books & Manuscripts Auction held Dec. 5 by Christie’s in New York. Also, Brigham Young’s copy of the W. Stone-engraved Declaration of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Emerald and diamond ring, $5.512 million, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Emerald and diamond ring, $5.512 million, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond Yard, set with an octagonal step-cut emerald of about 18.04 carats, sold for $5.512 million at a Magnificent Jewels Auction held June 19th by Christie’s in New York. It was a new world record per carat ($305,516) […]

Great Collections: June 2017

Great Collections: June 2017

The Eric C. Caren Collection Photos: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017 Eric C. Caren has been called the “Babe Ruth of private historical collecting” and compared to the 19th century collector Sir Thomas Phillips. His collection, The Caren Archive, is acknowledged as one of the largest and most important private collections of Paper Americana in the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fabergé photo frame, $245,000, Christie's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A jeweled gold-mounted nephrite (greenstone) photograph frame, marked Fabergé (Moscow, circa 1898), sold for $245,000 at Part One of The Private Collection of Joan Rivers, held online from June 18-23 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a silver dog bowl for Ms. Rivers’ […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: French flintlock pistols, $1.8 million, Christie's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of cased French silver-mounted rifled flintlock pistols, by Nicolas-Noel Boutet of Versailles, with the case dated 1825, sold for $1.8 million at an auction held April 13 as part of Classic Week at Christie’s in New York. Also, an oil on canvas […]

The State of the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Market

The State of the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Market

by Megan Mahn Miller If the art auction market is a civilized dinner party, where beautiful works of art trade hands, the rock and roll memorabilia auction market is a stadium rock show, complete with raucous fans, huge contracts and auction prices sky rocking like pyrotechnics. Last year saw a number of new auction sale […]

Gavels n Paddles: George II armchair, $437,000, Christie's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A George II mahogany armchair, probably made in Ireland circa 1745-1750, sold for $437,000 at a sale of property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art held Oct. 27 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a George II partner’s desk, possibly made by William […]

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Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Norman Rockwell painting, $22.565 million, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An oil on canvas painting by the iconic American artist Norman Rockwell, titled The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room), painted in 1957, sold for $22.565 million at an American Art Auction held May 22 by Christie’s […]