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Tag: Bonhams

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    Gemstones and Mineral Décor Online

    Scholar’s rocks, which first emerged during the Tang Dynasty, have long been appreciated by Chinese academics. These rocks were often prized for their resemblance to mountains and caves, as well as birds, human figures, and mythical creatures. The upcoming auction, to be presented by Bonhams, will feature a 22-inch scholar’s rock…

    Exceptional Malaia Garnet
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    Traditional/Individual Modern Native American Art

    Traditional Native American fetishes were used as spiritual talismans of protection and religious symbolism. Present in many Indigenous cultures, modern fetishes often serve artistic and decorative purposes in addition to their spiritual qualities. Denise Wallace, an artisan from Alaska’s Chugach tribe, designed a fetish necklace in 1992 to explore her…

    A Pauta Saila sculpture
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    The Medical & Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye Part III (online)

    Bonhams’ upcoming auction, set to feature the Medical & Scientific Library of Dr. W. Bruce Fye, will offer over 300 medical books and manuscripts from the medical historian’s collection. Highlighted in the sale is a first edition copy of Edward Jenner’s Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae.…

    The Medical & Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye Part III (online)
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    California Jewels

    Pomellato, a Milan-based luxury jewelry brand, was launched by Pino Rabolini in 1967. The Prêt-à-Porter concept (meaning ready to wear) was introduced by Rabolini to redefine jewelry as accessories that can be worn and changed at any time. The upcoming California Jewels Auction, offered by Bonhams, presents an 18-karat rose…

    An amethyst, citrine and diamond cuff,
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    Estate of Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll was the first African American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress. The upcoming auction presented by Bonhams will feature over 150 items from her estate. In 1968, Julia became the first American television series to cast a black woman in a significant role. An important…

    Estate of Diahann Carroll
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    Geometric Abstraction

    Sol LeWitt was a supporter of Conceptual Art, a term he coined in 1967. In his essay on Conceptual Art, the artist said, “All the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes the machine that makes the art.” LeWitt helped reinvent…

    Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
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    The Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

    In 1901, at the age of 21, William S. Harley designed an engine well suited for a bicycle. After a few years, Harley and his childhood friend Arthur Davidson began expanding the design to build the first motorcycle. This was their very first attempt towards the production of the modern…

    1910 Harley-Davidson 30ci Model 6A Single
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    The Scottsdale Auction

    The 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet Décapotable, available in the upcoming Scottsdale Auction presented by Bonhams, was originally shipped to France in pieces. As tensions grew between France and the Mussolini dictatorship in Italy, companies needed to find inventive ways to transport goods without steep taxation. These included bringing…

    1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet
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    A Wonderful Life Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection

    The 1895 magazine cover featuring an Afghan girl was a popular cover image for National Geographic. The photograph of the girl with green eyes adorning a red headscarf has been called the “First World's Third World Mona Lisa." The archival pigment print Sharbat Gula by Steve McCurry is a featured photo of…

    A Wonderful Life Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection
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    Chinese Works of Art

    Bonhams presents antique Chinese collectibles in their upcoming Chinese Works of Art auction. Chinese period furniture like the pair of Qing dynasty Huanghuali horseshoe-back chairs are a featured collectible. Among Chinese furniture materials, the Huanghuali wood is distinguished by its translucent surface and sweet fragrance. The carved backrest and the…

    Chinese Works of Art
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    Asian Decorative Art

    Bonhams presents the upcoming Asian Decorative Art auction, featuring a wide array of Asian works of fine art, decorative art, furniture, and more. Highlighted in this sale is a three-tier cosmetics box and cover with a Qianlong mark. The top of the box is painted with a vignette of two birds,…

    Asian Decorative Art
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    Native American Art

    In the mid-17th century, the Navajo began sheep herding and harvesting wool with the skills they learned from Spanish settlers. The weaving skills of the Navajo craftswomen soon surpassed those of the Spanish. Until about the 1820s, the Navajo made simple striped blankets of blue, brown, and white bands. These…

    Native American Art
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    Deck The Walls- Holiday Prints & Multiples

    Mr. Brainwash, also known as Theirry Guetta, rose to fame after Banksy, a fellow street artist, made an acclaimed documentary about him.  Exit Through the Gift Shop follows the evolution of the street art movement. In his work, Mr. Brainwash uses elements from Pop Art and raw street art to…

    Deck the Walls
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    Nature & Form

    For Alexandre Noll, there was little distinction between art and function. In the early to mid-20th century, he created a signature style that melded the two. Beginning as a sculptor for Paul Poiret’s French fashion house, Noll would eventually focus his interest on wood as his chosen medium. In creating…

    Alexandre Noll (1890-1970)
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    Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries

    A set of original bomb plugs from “Little Boy,” the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II, is currently up for auction in the Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries sale, an online auction hosted by Bonhams. “Little Boy” became the first nuclear weapon to be used in…

    Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries
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    California Jewels

    California Jewels, the upcoming auction presented by Bonhams, will include 368 lots of jewelry by Frank M. Trozzo, Piaget, Tiffany & Co, Marsh & Co., and others. Some of the highlights of the auction include a sapphire and diamond ballerina ring; a Christmas charm bracelet; a sapphire, ruby and diamond…

    A pair of ruby and emerald ear clips
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    Modern Decorative Art + Design

    A ceramicist, painter, and sculptor, Guerrino Tramonti entered the Italian art scene during the 1940s. His work ranged from ceramic tiles and glazed terracotta disks to Modernist porcelain and paintings. When Tramonti tired of his Eastern-inspired pottery, he changed mediums and continued developing Italian Modernism in fine art. The upcoming…

    François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)
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    Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals

    The upcoming Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals auction offered by  Bonhams will feature a wide range of gemstones, decorative items, rare natural pearls, and much more. Leading the collection is Buccellati’s historical amethyst geode and a silver sculpture titled ‘The Garden of Eden.’ Designed by goldsmith Mario Buccellati in…

    Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals
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    TCM Presents ... 1939

    From The Wizard of Oz to Gone with the Wind, 1939 was a notable year in cinematic history. The upcoming TCM Presents...1939 auction, presented by Bonhams, offers film memorabilia related to that year’s productions. Some lots, such as a pair of gloves worn by Kermit Eller in his portrayal of…

    A Leslie Howard custom-bound final shooting script of Gone With the Wind, gifted to him by David O. Selznick
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    Alligator!

    Bonhams presents Alligator!, an event with over 70 lots connected to Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's lead guitarist. Pieces range from Grateful Dead gold records to Hawaiian shirts Garcia once owned. The auction's titular lot is a Fender Stratocaster that Jerry Garcia nicknamed "Alligator." The guitar got its name from…

    A RICK GRIFFIN PAINTING OF THE COVER ILLUSTRATION OF THE BOOK GOSPEL OF ST JOHN BY CHUCK SMITH