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Friday 03 December 2010
Wednesday 01 December 2010
A bracelet owned by Wallis Simpson, whose love affair with Edward VIII led to his abdication, has sold for a world record £4.5 million at auction.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Sunday 28 November 2010
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Newly uncovered images by one of the 20th Century's most revered photographers are set to be published for the first time next month, after a unique collection of Cecil Beaton's scrapbooks was found in an archive.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
One of the world's rarest diamonds has sold for a record-breaking $46m (£29m), the highest price ever paid for a jewel.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
In Gaelic whisky means "water of life" - now a rare bottle has raised £286,000 for a charity that provides safe drinking water in developing countries.
Saturday 13 November 2010
A rare pink diamond to be auctioned next week could set a new world record if it fetches its estimated price of £17m to 24m.
Friday 12 November 2010
A rare 18th-century Chinese vase found during a house clearance was sold for an astonishing £43m at an auction in west London last night, the total rising to £51.3m once VAT and commission were included.
Thursday 11 November 2010
The New York art market continued a run of soaring prices after a distinctive Andy Warhol Pop Art painting broke its estimated sale price and sold for $33.4m (£20.7m).
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Sunday 17 October 2010
Artwork owned by the model Jerry Hall fetched more than £2.4m at auction in London, Sotheby's said yesterday. Hall said the sale of the 14 works, by artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Frank Auerbach, was about "letting go of the past". "At a certain age you just want to get rid of things," she said. Auerbach's Head of Helen Gillespie sold for £1,071,650, well above its £700,000-£900,000 estimate.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Most of us would be happy to find a few bits and bobs for a car boot sale while clearing out our attics. Yesterday, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, owner of Chatsworth House, put such modest hopes into perspective when the first day of his spring-clean auction raised £4.4m, with two days still to go.
Thursday 23 September 2010
A £3 million collection of jewellery once owned by Wallis Simpson went on display today ahead of its auction.
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