Art & Auctions




Spinel goes for record $1.46m

Sun, Sep 27, 2015

A rare British-owned gstone steeped in history and intrigue sold for a record $30,000 per carat at Bonhams sale of fine jewellery in London, UK. ...

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Exquisite Indian miniatures to go on sale

Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Sotheby’s is to offer what is described as an unparalleled collection of Indian miniature paintings from a single owner at an upcoming sale i ...

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Sotheby’s boosts presence in India

Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Sotheby’s has opened an office in India’s commercial capital Mumbai and made two strategic appointments to boost its business in the co ...

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Napoleonic pistols fetch $1.48m

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

An exquisite pair of bespoke gold-encrusted pistols made for Napoleon’s son and heir, the three-year-old ‘King of Rome’, sold for ...

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Celebrating art

Summer 2015

Organisers of an upcoming fair in Bahrain are hoping the inaugural event will help boost Bahrain’s credentials as a destination for art ...

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New records set at Sotheby’s

Summer 2015

Important watches, modern art and Orientalist paintings were all in hot dand at auctions held by Sotheby’s in the US and UK over the past f ...

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Modern art sale fetches $282m

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

A Sotheby’s sale of impressionist and modern art has achieved the second-highest total for any sale ever held in London, UK. spanTh ...

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Bonhams makes key appointment

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Bonhams has announced the appointment of Oliver White as the new head of its UK Islamic and Indian Art department. White has been a special ...

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Vintage watch sale fetches $12.5m

Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Timepieces spanning from 1760 to 2015 brought Sotheby’s its highest ever total for a various-owner watch sale of in New York, achieving $12.5 ...

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Ultimate emerald-cut diamond goes for $22m

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

A Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent Jewels yesterday achieved $65.1 million, marking a new record total for a jewelry auction at its New York sal ...

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Sotheby’s Doha sale nets $7.5m

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

A Sotheby’s sale of contporary art in Doha, Qatar, last night achieved a strong total of $7.51 million, solidly between pre-sale expectatio ...

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Indian warrior’s sword fetches $3.2m

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the last King of Mysore, was sold at Bonhams Islamic and Indian art sale yes ...

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Leaf from ‘Blue Qur'an’ leads Islamic art sale

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction today in London, UK, will feature exquisite and important manuscripts in Arabic, Persian and Turk ...

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Iraqi modern art sale sets record

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

The first dedicated auction of Iraqi modernism anywhere in the world, held at Bonhams in London UK, set several new world records and made a total ...

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Top art on offer at Sotheby’s Doha today

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Sotheby’s is to hold an evening auction today in Doha, Qatar, offering a selection of top works by leading Arab, Iranian and international co ...

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