Tag Archives: Ken Hall

Jewel-encrusted dagger, $314,500, Rago Arts

Jewel-encrusted dagger, $314,500, Rago Arts

Jewel-encrusted dagger, $314,500, Rago Arts Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A jewel-encrusted Mughal dagger (Northern India, rare Kanhjar form, circa 18th /19th century) sold for $314,500 at an auction held September 14-16 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, NJ. Also, a lot consisting of George T. Downing […]

3.23-carat diamond ring, $33,600, John Moran

3.23-carat diamond ring, $33,600, John Moran

3.23-carat diamond ring, $33,600, John Moran Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 3.23-carat diamond ring slipped on a new finger for $33,600 at a Fine Jewelry Sale held August 28 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, CA. Also, a signed Cartier hand brooch, crafted with 18kt gold and old […]

Ken's Korner: Roman cavalry helmet on display in England

Ken's Korner: Roman cavalry helmet on display in England

Ken’s Korner: Roman cavalry helmet on display in England Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A 2,000-year-old bronze Roman parade cavalry helmet found by a metal detector enthusiast in England just two years ago and later sold at Christie’s in London for $3.2 million, has gone […]

Calder sterling brooch, $22,140, Woodbury

Calder sterling brooch, $22,140, Woodbury

Calder sterling brooch, $22,140, Woodbury Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An Alexander Calder hand-hammered sterling silver brooch sold for $22,140 at an Early Fall Fine Estates Auction held September 16 by Woodbury Auction in Woodbury, CT. Also, a small framed woodcut print by Edna Hopkins hammered for $9,840; an […]

Roman gold Aureus, $203,150, Heritage

Roman gold Aureus, $203,150, Heritage

Roman gold Aureus, $203,150, Heritage Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A gold Aureus coin of the Roman Emperor Macrinus, dated to 218 AD, sold for $203,150 at Part 2 of the sale of the Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins held September 5 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, TX), […]

Thangka of Green Tara, $1.76 million, Christie’s

Thangka of Green Tara, $1.76 million, Christie’s

Thangka of Green Tara, $1.76 million, Christie’s Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare and important Thangka (Tibetan silk painting with embroidery) of the Green Tara (Tibet, 12th/14th century) sold for $1.76 million at a sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art held September 12 by Christie’s in NY. […]

Ming Dynasty ceramic, $1.3 million, Sotheby’s

Ming Dynasty ceramic, $1.3 million, Sotheby’s

Ming Dynasty ceramic, $1.3 million, Sotheby’s Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare blue and white ceramic moon flask (Bianhu), from the Chinese Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, sold for $1.3 million at a sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art held September 11-12 by Sotheby’s in NY. […]

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall British food sculptor Paul Baker has painstakingly recreated the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, using nothing but breakfast foods. He was commissioned by the Beefeater UK Grill restaurant chain, […]

Ken's Korner: WTC note reaches family – 10 years later

Ken's Korner: WTC note reaches family – 10 years later

Ken’s Korner: WTC note reaches family – 10 years later Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A note that floated down to the street on the morning of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 has finally found its way to the victim’s family. […]

Colt ‘Buntline Special,’ $546,250, Rock Island

Colt ‘Buntline Special,’ $546,250, Rock Island

Colt ‘Buntline Special,’ $546,250, Rock Island Gavels and Paddles Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A rare Colt 16-inch “Buntline Special” single-action Army revolver with original factory stock, one of only ten made, sold for a record $546,250 at a Premiere Firearms Auction held September 9 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]