08 janvier 2010

Treasures from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III to be Sold at Christie's

Benjamin F. Edwards III. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- On January 26, Christie’s New York will present The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III, a prominent collector and former Chairman, CEO and President of A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis. Following the enormous success of three annual sales of The Benjamin F. Edwards Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain from 2002 to 2004, this sale of over 400 lots will feature a superb selection of Silver, English Furniture, Delft, Chinese Export, and Rugs &... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2009

Stunning Safavid Rug from Late 16th Century Sold for $4.34 Million

A Safavid silk, wool and metal thread prayer rug is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON.- A stunning Safavid rug from late 16th or early 17th century Persia sold for £2,729,250 ($4.34M US) this afternoon at Sotheby’s in London . The rug was purchased by an anonymous buyer after a prolonged contest in which at least five bidders vied for the piece. The price of the silk and metal-thread prayer rug was over 20 times the pre-sale estimate of £80,000 - £120,000. The inscriptions on... [Lire la suite]
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