Art & Auctions

Rare watch sells for record $11m

Tue, Nov 15, 2016

A rare stainless steel Patek Philippe Reference 1518 wristwatch has become the most expensive watch ever sold at auction, fetching a little over $1 ...

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Bespoke artwork for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Sun, Nov 13, 2016

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has commissioned two acclaimed artists to create site-specific artworks for the Jean Nouvel-designed museum, which will open n ...

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Rare jewels to go on sale in Milan

Sat, Nov 5, 2016

A selection of rare and fine jewellery from famous brands such as Cartier, Bulgari, and Van Cleef & Arpels will be offered to international buy ...

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Middle East Week art sales fetch $18m

Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Sotheby’s Arts of The Middle East and India Week enjoyed strong results over four sales, offering a diverse range of property from a fast-gro ...

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Christie’s Dubai sales hit $26m in 2016

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Christie’s salesroom in Dubai, UAE, sold $26.37 million worth of art and watches in 2016. spanNew auction trends were set, with gre ...

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Ottoman masterpieces to go on show in Sharjah

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

A collection of priceless Islamic artefacts from 16th-17th century Hungary is to be shown in the Arab world for the first time at the Sharjah Museu ...

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Sotheby’s names MD for India operation

Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Sotheby’s has appointed Gaurav Bhatia as Managing Director of Sotheby's India. spanThe appointment consolidates its presence in Ind ...

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Rare diamond goes on show in London

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

This morning in London, Sotheby’s is unveiling an outstanding and extrely rare diamond ring by Cartier.  spanWeighing 8.01 c ...

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Sotheby’s gears for Islamic art sale

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World auction this month will present rare and exquisite objects that tell the story of over a thousand years o ...

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Sotheby’s Chinese art auction nets $12.25 million

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Auction house Sotheby’s has netted sales worth over $12.25 million through the auction of Chinese art in New York recently. spanAmo ...

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Old Islamic coin could sell for $400K

Sun, Sep 25, 2016

A rare gold coin from the first dynasty of Islam could fetch close to $400,000 when it comes up for auction next month. spanOne of the ra ...

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London fine jewellery sale nets $8m

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Bonhams kicked off its fine jewellery autumn season in London yesterday, selling a rare blue diamond, Kashmir sapphires, Harry Winston diamonds and ...

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Louvre Abu Dhabi directors named

Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Manuel Rabaté has been appointed as the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Director and Hissa Al Dhaheri as the museum’s Deputy Director.  ...

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Rare stainless steel Patek Philippe has $3m price tag

Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Phillips will kick off its autumn watch sale season with the auction ‘Four’ on Novber 12 and 13 in Geneva, Switzerland. span ...

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Rare George Daniels watch up for sale

Wed, Sep 7, 2016

A rare, handmade British watch from bespoke horologist George Daniels is among the exceptional lots in the single-owner sale, the Robert White Coll ...

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