7 Press Releases


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    Showplace’s First Sale of 2022 Highlights Notable Antonín Chittussi Painting

    After being expelled from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague for being the ringleader of a protest, Czech artist Antonín Chittussi supported himself by making illustrations for magazines such as The Czech Bee (Česká včela). He was soon after influenced by the work of the Barbizon School and became…

    Antonin Chittussi Landscape Oil on Board
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    1549-1550 Edward VI Gold Half-Sovereign Coin Featured in Hindman Auction

    Hindman is offering a Second Period, Third Coinage (1549-1550) Edward VI Half-Sovereign gold coin in their upcoming Coins & Collectibles auction. Issued from January 1549 until October 1551 by London’s Royal Mint, this coin has a bust of the crowned king on one side with the letters “EDWARD', VI. D.…

    [GREAT BRITAIN] Edward VI Gold Half-Sovereign (ND 1549-1550)
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    Santa Fe Art Auction Offers Iconic Timepieces, Fountain Pens, & Other Luxury Accessories

    Legendary watch designer Gérald Genta presented his design for the Royal Oak to Audemars Piguet in 1970, eventually executing the design two years later. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak in 1992, Audemars Piguet made a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. The upcoming Santa Fe Art Auction…

    Audemars Piguet, Ref. 14802BA Jumbo Royal Oak Jubilee Wristwatch
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    High Jewelry, Watches and Fine Jewelry Auction

    Jean-Marc Vacheron was closely associated with leading figures in the French Enlightenment, including Rousseau and Voltaire. Using their scientific and liberalist ideas, Vacheron started expanding his work in mechanical watchmaking. After 258 years, Vacheron Constantin continues to be the oldest operational watch brand still in existence. Some of its patrons…

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    Buy from Home - Special Auction

    Michael Conrads is a postwar and contemporary artist whose work often explores complex geometrical patterns. He applies a broad variety of media to his works, including acrylic, oil paint, pastel, and pigment. The upcoming online auction, presented by Morton Subastas, offers a mixed media piece from Conrads titled Por La…

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    Important Watches

    Paul Newman Rolex Daytona watches are part of the racing industry, Hollywood culture, and vintage Americana. The first series of this luxury watch was often sported by Newman, the actor and racecar driver, and has since become a popular chronograph wristwatch for racers. The upcoming auction offered by Fortuna Auction…

    Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" Ref. 6239 in Steel
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    Dondé Foundation - Timepieces and Jewelry

    The Rafael Dondé Foundation supports the education of underprivileged children in Mexico. The upcoming Timepieces and Jewelry auction, offered by , will help fund the foundation and its initiatives. Featured in this auction is a diamond necklace made of 90 brilliant-cut diamonds; together they weigh approximately 56 carats. The diamonds…

    Dondé Foundation – Timepieces and Jewelry