Matthew Barton Ltd auction of Silver, Works of Art and Objects of Vertu

A WONDERFUL collection of pieces by innovative contemporary silversmith Stuart Devlin will highlight Matthew Barton Ltd’s auction of Silver, Works of Art and Objects of Vertu. The sale will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in West Kensington at 25 Blythe Road, W14.

Amassed over fifteen years by a collector in Cheshire, the sale will include 55 pieces by Stuart Devlin dating from the late 1960s to the 1980s. Iconic pieces include a three branch silver candelabrum with filigree globes and a matching snuffer which are estimated at £1,500-2,500; a wonderfully stylised and part textured cocktail jug and stirrer is estimated at £800-1,200, and a set of eight tapering cylindrical parcel-gilt silver goblets with hammered finish, carrying an estimate of £1,000-1,500 as is eight similarly-decorated beakers.

Matthew Barton said: “This is my second sale as an independent specialist auctioneer, and I am delighted to have been asked to sell this wonderful collection by one of the greatest contemporary gold and silversmiths. The pieces, many of which rarely come onto to the market, range from the stylised to the amusing and I look forward to it appealing to a wide range of buyers.”

For further information on the auction, please call
020 7806 5545 or visit www.matthewbartonltd.com

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European Clocks to Highlight Auction

Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on March 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. The 500-lot sale will offer an array of works for varied tastes and collecting levels from the 16th through the 20th centuries with a focus on English, French, Italian, Spanish and German property. Highlights from the sale will include a strong selection of more than 30 clocks by prominent makers as well as property from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Z. Wick, Los Angeles, California and the University of California, Irvine Libraries.

“The spring auction boasts a good balance of both 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain and silver as well as a robust offering of tall case, mantle and decorative clocks. Bonhams & Butterfields is delighted to offer collectors a unique selection of property from across Europe,” said Andrew Jones, Los Angeles Director of European Furniture and Decorative Arts at Bonhams & Butterfields.

The illustrated auction catalog will be posted online for review in the weeks preceding the auction. For more information on the Bonhams & Butterfields Furniture and Decorative Arts Department and its sales, please visit: www.bonhams.com/usfurniture

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Art Collection Auctioned at Sotheby’s Amsterdam

Sotheby’s Amsterdam saleroom was filled to overflowing as the company’s offering of the world-renowned BAT ArtVenture Collection, formerly known as The Peter Stuyvesant Collection became the most heavily sale attended in Sotheby’s history in Amsterdam. The sale – Sotheby’s first auction of 2010 in Amsterdam – exceeded all expectations, achieving the remarkable total of €13,590,475 ($18,597,750 / £ 12,263,600), well in excess of pre-sale expectations (Est. €4,364,200-6,276,300). Presale interest had been huge and more than 500 clients had registered to bid in tonight’s sale – either in person, by phone or by leaving absentee bids — and the sale established sell-through rates of 97.5% by lot and 99.6% by value. These notable results further build on the outstanding successes recently established by Sotheby’s in the field of Contemporary Art in New York and London.

Mark Grol, Managing Director of Sotheby’s Amsterdam, said: “Sotheby’s Amsterdam made history this evening with the sale of works from one of the most beloved corporate art collections ever formed. The results achieved tonight represent the highest total ever achieved in the Netherlands for a sale of fine art.”

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WWA Auction Group Exhibits in Saudi Arabia

WWA Group, Inc. announced that its services are being offered to thousands of visitors at the Saudi Arabia Plant, Machinery and Vehicle (“PMV”) show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which opened on March 7 and runs through March 9, 2010. WWA Group has invited all of its customers in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere to visit its booth at the Jeddah Gate Centre.

The Saudi PMV show, in its third year, is the most important equipment exhibition in Saudi Arabia. The economy of Saudi Arabia is the fastest growing in the GCC region, and is attracting global attention as an investment destination. Saudi Arabia is committed to developing its infrastructure and commercial real estate on the basis of sustainable local need and regional demand, as opposed to foreign speculation, which has influenced other Gulf Cooperation Countries over the past five years.

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Tulip Hill Estate in Harwood, Maryland for Auction

Concierge Auctions will host a luxury real estate auction of the historic Tulip Hill estate in Harwood, Maryland on April 10. Previously offered to $7.5 million, the property is selling with a suggested opening bid of $1.65 million. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with Gary Gestson, a certified Historic Property Specialist with Long & Foster Real Estate.

Considered one of the finest Pre-Revolutionary War historic estates in the United States, Tulip Hill is a grand Georgian plantation house built around 1756 by the Quaker merchant-planter Samuel Galloway. Frequent visitors included George Washington and Robert E. Lee.

“The magnificent home and grounds that encompass the Tulip Hill estate, combined with its extensive, storied history, makes this truly a one-of-a-kind property,” Gestson stated.

The home has been beautifully preserved and restored on more than 52 acres that includes an expansive terraced garden, water frontage and a pier on the West River. Among the home’s modern conveniences are central heat and air conditioning and a fully renovated kitchen.

The property was named for its grove of grand tulip poplar trees, many dating to the early 18th century. Located at the edge of a high plateau, with the land falling rapidly away on all three sides, the impressive approach to the house from the river by a tree lined lane exists today as it did more than 250 years ago.

Tulip Hill includes a two-level brick main house measuring 52 feet wide and 42 feet deep, and two 20-by-24-feet brick end wings. The approximately 8,000-square-foot mansion includes seven bedrooms, a large attic, full stone basement, and nine wood burning fireplaces.

“The upcoming auction of Tulip Hill represents a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer to own an estate with extreme aesthetic and historical significance,” stated Laura Brady, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions.

Located in Anne Arundel County near Annapolis, Harwood is approximately 30 miles from Washington, D.C. and about 35 miles from Baltimore. The county has several historic homes dating to the 1700s in addition to Tulip Hill.

The auction of the Tulip Hill estate at 4621 Muddy Creek Road in Harwood, Maryland will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 11am EDT. The properties are available for preview daily from 12pm to 3pm and by appointment. View Terms and Conditions of Sale for full details. For more information, visit www.TulipHillAuction.com or call 877-217-2001.

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