Lot 77: Richard Hakluyt, Novus Orbis, engraved folding map, showing first printed use of “Virginia,” Paris, 1587.  Sold December 5, 2017 for $80,000.  (Pre-sale estimate: $40,000 to $60,000)

First Use of “Virginia” Sees $80K at Swann Galleries

  • Swann Galleries
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  • December 7, 2017

Maps were so plentiful at Swann Galleries’ December 5 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books that one could be forgiven for getting lost. Many buyers chose to bid in ...

Early jade stem cup.  Gianguan Auctions, December 9 sale.

Preview of Buddhist Art and Chinese Modern Paintings Now At Gianguan Auctions

  • December 5, 2017

For the next four days, Gianguan Auctions' gallery at 39 W. 59th Street is welcoming collectors to view the properties in their upcoming December 9 sale.  On view are icons of Buddhist art, Modern ...

Shrine made of wood covered with gold foil inside and gold leaf outside, from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

King Tut Treasures Embark on Largest-Ever World Tour

  • November 30, 2017

Four decades ago, the unprecedented blockbuster “Treasures of Tutankhamun” exhibition drew massive crowds in six American cities; now there's a new chance to see some of the greatest artifacts of ...

Cartier.  A very fine diamond-set jade, onyx, coral, beryl and gold Chinoiserie desk clock (estimate: $40,000 - 60,000)

CARTIER AND ART DECO SHINE IN THE ART OF TIME AT BONHAMS NEW YORK

  • November 30, 2017

New York – A dazzling selection of clocks and watches will be offered in the December 4 auction of The Art of Time at Bonhams New York. Leading the sale is a selection of timepieces from ...

Lot 1 - Still Life by Severin Roesen

Bountiful Masterpieces at Gray's

  • Gray's Auctioneers
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  • November 21, 2017

The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest.  The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of ...

A Jeff Koons "Play-Doh" sculpture will be part of “Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists’ Vision,” at the Getty Villa this spring.  © Jeff Koons.

Getty Villa Reinstalls Antiquities, Opens 'Plato in L.A.' Exhibition This Spring

  • November 15, 2017

The Greek philosopher Plato (about 428-347 BC) is one of the founding figures of Western civilization. His writings, most composed in the form of dialogues led by his teacher Socrates, provide ...

Lot 77: Richard Hakluyt, Novus Orbis, engraved folding map, showing first printed use of “Virginia,” Paris, 1587.  Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

Cartographical Debut of ‘Virginia’ Being Offered at Swann

  • Swann Galleries
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  • November 16, 2017

Important cartographical milestones abound in Swann Galleries’ auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on Tuesday, December 5. The sale promises to be one of the best ...

Gorham, Bird's eye view of the Vase or Bonbon Dish Sterling Silver and ‘Translucent’ Enamel 2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in diameter New York, NY, 1893

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors for 2018 Edition

  • Winter Antiques Show
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  • November 15, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is pleased to announce the selection of six new exhibitors: Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New York), Lobel ...

Lot 193: 1912 Szechuan 1 Dollar NGC AU-Details L&M-366

Chinese Coins, World Numismatics & Asian Art Feature Heavily at Winter November 23 Auction at 888 Auctions

  • November 14, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – Chinese numismatics feature heavily at 888 Auctions’ November 23 sale. Featuring 430 fresh-to-market items with estimates ranging from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, ...

Chinese marble stelae, with high relief guardians clenching clubs and trampling beastly demons.  Lot 75, Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017

Chinese Buddhist Art Recalls Freer's Passion

  • Gianguan Auctions
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  • November 10, 2017

When the 12th century Chinese fresco “Water-Moon Guanyin” comes to the podium at Gianguan Auctions on December 9, it will be a poignant reminder of the esteem in which Chinese Buddhist art was held ...

A pair of good quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted porphyry covered urns, 19th century (estimate: $8,000 - 12,000)

Elegant Home Auction to Offer Nearly 900 Diverse Pieces at Bonhams Los Angeles November 13-14

  • October 27, 2017

Bonhams will offer nearly 900 diverse antique pieces from estates and private collections across the country at The Elegant Home auction on November 13-14. The sale will be an opportunity for ...

Friends of Florence completes major restoration of Renaissance frescoes at Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata

  • Bow Bridge Communications, LLC
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  • November 2, 2017

MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT AT THE BASILICA OF THE SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE COMPLETED BY FRIENDS OF FLORENCE  Renaissance frescoes and artwork by Florentine masters restored in the Cloister ...

John and Louise Bryson at the Mogao Grottoes, the site of a Getty Conservation Institute project, in 2008.

J. Paul Getty Trust Receives $5 Million Gift for Conservation Efforts

  • November 9, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today an unprecedented $5 million gift from philanthropists John E. Bryson and Louise Henry Bryson to establish a new endowed fund supporting the important global ...

Song Dynasty fresco.  Gianguan Auctions, December 9, 2017 sale.

Chinese Frescos, Modern Paintings, Seals and Zisha Teapots Lead Gianguan's December 9 Sale.

  • November 7, 2017

Collectors of revered objects–from Song Dynasty frescos to Yuan ceramics, classic and modern art to signature seals and Zisha teapots–will find strong collections at Gianguan Auctions upcoming sale ...

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

David Hockney Featured in Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Art Auction November 9

  • 888 Auctions
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  • November 6, 2017

Richmond Hill, ON – A David Hockney oil on canvas and a slew of modern paintings feature heavily in 888 Auctions’ Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Furniture auction on November 9, 2017. Furthermore, ...