The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bordeaux and rare California classics highlight March Fine Wines Sale at Bonhams
Château Lafite Rothschild 1982, Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classé, 1 dozen bottles. Sold for $35,700; Est. $25,000-35,000. Image: Courtesy of Bonhams.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams announced it achieved a result of $1,042,511 from its first Fine and Rare Wines auction of 2013, held March 9 in San Francisco, and simulcast in New York and Los Angeles. Comprising the star lot of the auction was a dozen bottles of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild sold for $35,700, ahead of an estimate of $25,000-35,000.

Various Claret examples achieved strong results in the auction, including 12 bottles of 1961 Château Lafite Rothschild, which brought $15,470; six bottles of 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild which brought $8,330; and 12 bottles of 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild which sold for $11,900, a part of the continuation of offerings of property from a Southern California collector, started in December of 2012.

Bordeaux highlights continued with 12 bottles of 2000 Chateau Mouton Rothschild that achieved $13,090; 12 bottles of 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild, which brought $12,495, ahead of an estimate of $9,000-12,000; and 12 bottles of 1982 Château La Mission Haut-Brion, which sold for $10,710.

California wines also had a very strong showing, with record prices being attained for many lots. Among the standouts were 12 bottles of 1975 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon, which sold for a record price of $4,165, and a mixed case of 1978 and 1980 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon which sold for $6,545. Also of note was the collection of Sine Qua Non wines featured on the catalogue cover, many of which sold well above their estimate ranges.

Fine Cognac also did well on Saturday, with a full eight-bottle set of Courvoisier in decanters designed by notable Art Deco artist Erté bringing $7,735.

Red Burgundies highlighted in the sale included a seven-bottle lot comprised of mixed vintages of Armand Rousseau Chambertin which sold for $7,735. Another impressive result was a lot including 11 bottles of mixed vintages of E. Rouget Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, which sold for $7.735.

The next Fine and Rare Wines auction at Bonhams will take place May 18 in San Francisco, simulcast in New York and Los Angeles.

Today's News

March 13, 2013

First retrospective of works by painter George Bellows opens at the Royal Academy of Arts

First monographic exhibition on one of the most exquisite painters in 17th-century Europe opens at the Prado

SHUIMO/Water Ink, a selling exhibition of Chinese Contemporary ink paintings at Sotheby's

Christie's New York to offer one of the most celebrated American book collections

Finest known Beatles-signed album in Heritage Auctions' Entertainment & Music event

China dissident artist Ai Weiwei to take on a new medium by releasing a hard rock album

Serbian police find Rembrandt stolen in 2006, painting already been stolen 10 years earlier

Experienced museum Director Mark Tullos, Jr, named to direct Louisiana State Museum system

With its focus on exploring the art scenes of the East, Art Paris invites Russia as guest of honour

Strong sales and a celebratory mood mark centennial edition of New York's largest art fair

Bonhams to sell Georgian cello by maker favoured by HRH The Prince of Wales

From Facebook to SoMa: Tech/startup artist to open interactive gallery in San Francisco

Wovensouls' Apr. 6 debut auction features collection of Asian antique textiles, art acquired during travels

Bordeaux and rare California classics highlight March Fine Wines Sale at Bonhams

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs win Foam Paul Huf Award 2013

Britain takes the spotlight in new Vanderbilt exhibition

Thomas Michael Alleman: Sunshine & Noir opens at Robin Rice Gallery

The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts opens exhibition of Japanese handmade paper

The New York Public Library presents "100 Years of Flamenco in NYC" exhibition

Calligraphy meets graffiti in major public art commission for Qatar

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Largest outdoor museum show to attract thousands to downtown West Palm Beach

2.- Northwestern University finds unusual use of blue pigment in ancient mummy portraits

3.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

4.- New scientific research dispels myths surrounding portrait by Sandro Botticelli

5.- Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5 million painting by Italian artist Paolo Porpora

6.- From Rolex to buttocks: Body and Freedom Festival comes to home of Swiss watch

7.- Ai Weiwei's 'Forever' to be installed outside the Gherkin as part of Sculpture in the City 2015

8.- Italian "Flowers" painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake: Expert Sean Hu

9.- Archaeologists unearth ancient Greek palace with important archaic inscriptions near Sparta

10.- Islamic State militants blow up temple in Syria's Palmyra: Syria's antiquities chief

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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