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Tipu Sultan painting to be auctioned in Britain


September 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) British Auction house Mullock's will auction an array of Indian artefacts, including a painting on Tipu Sultan, in late September, said a statement here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Sliding Chinese art mart gives India price edge


August 20th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A slight fallback in the Chinese art market has given Indian art the chance to grab a larger price share, says Christie's top officials visiting ... Read more...

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Colonial era family silver set for auction (With images)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Colonial era silverware from old Indian homes are set to go under the hammer in a sale of 'Historic Silver' for the growing tribe of ... Read more...

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India to bring home Gandhi-Kallenbach archives


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with British auction house Sotheby's and Isa Sarid, the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi's aide Herman Kallenbach, to acquire the ... Read more...

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George Washington’s constitution copy sold for $10 mn


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A 223-year-old personal copy of the US Constitution belonging to America's founding president George Washington has sold for around $10 million, Christie's auction house has said.The ... Read more...

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Allegations against Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry aimed to paralyse judiciary: Imran (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the allegations being levelled against Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are actually meant to paralyse the superior judiciary, Daily ... Read more...

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Allegations against CJI aimed to paralyse judiciary: Imran


June 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the allegations being levelled against Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are actually meant to paralyse the superior judiciary, Daily ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta work sells for $2.1 mn at Christie’s South Asian auction


June 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) An untitled painting of Mahishasura by Tyeb Mehta was sold to an Asian institution for $2.1 million (Rs.120 million) at a Christie's South Asian Modern ... Read more...

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Rare Napoleon letter sold for $400,000


June 12th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A rare letter written in English by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte has been sold at an auction for 325,000 euros ($400,000), BBC reported.The sale at auction ... Read more...

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Little Chinese bowl fetches $2.5 mn!


June 9th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) People of the art world are stunned after a little Chinese bowl was sold for 1.6 million pounds (around $2.5 million) during a British auction. ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta, Khoj, Pakistani art to lead Christie’s Asian sale (With Image)


May 30th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The annual sale of South Asian modern and contemporary art June 11 in London by Christie's will be led by an iconic art work by ... Read more...

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Antique tapestries from Ccntral Asia to be auctioned in India (With Image)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A selection of antique carpets, rugs, kilims, runners, tapestries and fragments from the famous weaving regions around Central Asia - known for their ancient wool ... Read more...

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Munch’s ‘The Scream’ sold for record $119 million at U.S. art auction


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream", one of the world's most recognizable images, was sold for a record $119,922,500 at an art auction in New York City ... Read more...

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Madonna’s naked photo to fetch 5,000 pounds?


April 25th, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 25 (IANS) A naked picture of Madonna is expected to fetch 5,000 pounds as it goes under the hammer at Bonhams' auction house next month.The black-and-white ... Read more...

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Painting stolen by Nazis recovered, up for sale


April 20th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Miami, April 20 (IANS/EFE) A Jewish family who this week recovered a 16th century painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II announced Thursday that they are putting the ... Read more...

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Victor Hugo collection auctioned off for $4.2 mn


April 5th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Christie's has sold a group of more than 400 books, paintings, letters and other items from personal collections of French writer Victor Hugo and his ... Read more...

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Family regrets auction of soil with Mahatma’s blood


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's descendants have expressed regret over the forthcoming auction of a "clump of soil with drops of the Mahatma's blood collected from the site ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses, prayer book up for auction


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's round-lensed spectacles, a personal prayer book and the soil upon which he fell when he was assassinated are among an incredible lot of items ... Read more...

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Indian artist’s painting fetches $300,000 in US auction


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) A previously unrecorded work by the master Indian artist Bagta fetched a record $302,500 at the Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art auction here last ... Read more...

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‘Raza masterpiece unsold but art market stable’


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The mood appears to be fluctuating in the international art market with an iconic work by 90-year-old contemporary pioneer S.H. Raza, "Village with Church", finding ... Read more...

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Collection of classical Indian, Asian art creates record


March 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Doris Wiener Collection, a collection of Indian classical and South East Asian art auctioned by Christie's in New York, has raised nearly $12.8 million ... Read more...

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Raza painting to be sold by Sotheby’s (With Image)


March 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Leading Indian contemporary artist S.H. Raza's most significant work, "Village with Church", once owned by John D. Rockefeller III, will be auctioned at Sotheby's in ... Read more...

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Oscar statuettes sold for $3 mn in auction


February 29th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) A collection of 15 Oscar statuettes which were handed out to recipients, including the writer for "Citizen Kane", fetched more than $3 million at ... Read more...

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US pianist Van Cliburn’s art collection on sale


February 24th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Music, art and antiquities will be the theme of a Christie's auction May 17 when the London-based auction house offers 150 exceptional works from ... Read more...

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Rare pink diamond found in WA


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An extremely rare pink diamond has been unearned in Australia. Mining giants Rio Tinto announced the find calling the precious stone “remarkable.” The Argyle Mine located in ... Read more...

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India inspired design on sale at Sotheby’s


February 14th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian inspirations will power Sotheby's forthcoming auction 'Inspired by India', which will offer contemporary designs, photographs, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and furniture from May 8-15 in ... Read more...

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George Cross theft: Winner’s widow moves Himachal court


February 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) Perturbed over the failure of the Himachal Pradesh Police in solving the theft of the George Cross awarded to her martyred husband by the British for ... Read more...

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Market for antiquities still strong in India: Neville Tuli (With Images)


January 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The market for antiquities - old miniature art - is emerging as a strong force in the country, Neville Tuli, founder and chairman of the ... Read more...

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Stalin’s death mask sold for 3,600 pounds


January 25th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A death mask of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was sold Tuesday to an unnamed bidder for 3,600 pounds (over $5,600) at an auction held in ... Read more...

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Stalin death mask goes on sale


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The death mask of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin goes on sale in Britain Tuesday.The guide price for a set of bronze casts of Stalin's face ... Read more...

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Bonnie and Clyde guns’ auctioned for $210,000


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kansas City, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two guns believed to be originally owned by gangsters Bonnie and Clyde have been purchased for more than $200,000. The guns were seized by the police ... Read more...

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Roerich paintings’ theft: Court writes to British home office


January 17th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A Delhi court has issued a letter rogatory to the British home office on a request from the CBI probing a case related to Russian ... Read more...

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Rare portraits of Gandhi to be auctioned in England


January 13th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A set of three portraits drawn from the life of Mahatma Gandhi by artist Clare Winsten will be auctioned in England on Jan 24 ... Read more...

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Rare 1793 Penny fetches more than $1 million at Florida auction


January 9th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare coin has been bought for more than 10 million times its value during an auction. The 1793 penny may be one of the first ... Read more...

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Theft of Rajendra Prasad’s watch being probed


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) Bihar Police have begun a probe into how the gold wrist watch of India's first President Rajendra Prasad reached Geneva in Switzerland after ... Read more...

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