The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 27, 2014


Bonhams Scottish Sale Defies the Recession to Make £1,800,000
Anne Redpath, Still Life with Michaelmas Daisies’ made £134,000 against a pre sale estimate of £30,000 – 50,000. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- This year’s Bonhams Annual Scottish sale made over £1,800,000, the highest since it moved into its new premises on Queen’s Street Edinburgh in 2008 and the second highest in the sale’s 11 year history.

Among the highlights were George Leslie Hunter’s ‘Still Life’ which was sold for £144,000 and Anne Redpath’s ‘Still Life with Michaelmas Daises’ which made £134,000 against a pre sale estimate of £30,000 – 50,000. Christmas gifts from Queen Victoria to her favourite servant John Brown also sold for well over their estimates. A silver mounted claret jug made £14,300 (est. £4,000-6,000) and an engraved teapot went for £9,000 (est. £5,000 – 7,000).

The Managing Director of Bonhams Scotland, Miranda Grant, said, “This is a fantastic result. We are the only international auction house committed to selling Scottish art in Scotland and I think our faith in the robustness of the Scottish market is paying off. Since moving to Queen Street we have worked hard to keep the showrooms busy throughout the year by increasing the number of sales and inviting other organisations to use the space to stage exhibitions and other events.

The success of the sale also shows that high quality pieces with a good, interesting provenance will always do well, even in a difficult economic climate. Established collectors continue to want the best and we are also seeing buyers looking for attractive places to invest while bank interest rates for savers remain so low.”

Bonhams | Miranda Grant | George Leslie Hunter |




Today's News

August 22, 2010

Faulty Alarms Blamed for Van Gogh Theft at Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Egypt

Park Avenue Armory Welcomes Yoshitomo Nara + YNG for Open Studio

Taiwan Craftsman Seeks to Save Millennium-Old World of Chinese Lead Type

European Masterpieces from Leonardo to Schiele Opening Soon at the Royal Academy of Arts

National Galleries of Scotland to Celebrate the Work of William McTaggart

The Morgan to Show Black-and-White Drawings by Roy Lichtenstein

Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to Star in American Pop Art Show

National Portrait Gallery Presents The John Partridge Sketchbook, 1823-27

Exhibition of North African Jewelry and Photography Announced in Philadelphia

James McNeill Whistler Prints on View at the University of Michigan

National Portrait Gallery to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of "Peanuts" Debut

German Artist and Director Christoph Schlingensief Dies at Age 49

Five Local-Born Artists in UK's Largest Painting Prize  

Bonhams Scottish Sale Defies the Recession to Make £1,800,000

Kunsthaus Zürich to Show "Karl Moser: Art and Architecture"

Per Kirkeby Creates Specific Work for Beulas Foundation's Art and Nature Center

Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce on View at the Norton Museum of Art

Arkansas Arts Center Presents Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey

Dundee Contemporary Arts Presents New Works by Mary Redmond and Sara MacKillop in Two Solo Exhibitions

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Bonhams Period Art & Design Sale in San Francisco achieves strong results across categories

Beatles rock Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale; Exceptional prices achieved for Beatles items

Henrietta Leon Girshman's Carnet de Salon leads Bonhams Russian Literature Auction

Bonhams walks on Moon as illuminating space auction reaches the stars

Dictionaries define success at Bonhams

Painting of epic battle between British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams

Last King of France's ice buckets re-discovered and red-hot at Bonhams sale

Beauty and the beast: Roman goddesses and court dwarves at Bonhams sale

Discovery in New England brings to light an obscure California-made motorcycle once thought 'extinct'

Dazzling prices in £6m Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale with over £1m for Van Cleef & Arpels brooch



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site