Nazi-looted painting from Munich fetches 1.55 million

A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades has smashed expectations at a rare sale in London as investigators work painstakingly to identify the origins of hundreds of other works from the same haul.

Burmese ruby sells for record $30 mn at auction

 A 25.59 carat "pigeon blood" ruby sold for a world record $30.33 million at auction in Geneva Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon`s niece fetched $15.9 million, Sotheby`s said.

Lionel Messi, Serena Williams promote new campaign to educate children
Lionel Messi, Serena Williams promote new campaign to educate children

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and American tennis star Serena Williams are promoting a new campaign to help some of the 58 million children who are out of school get an education.

Sotheby`s returns ancient stolen statue to Cambodia

The dispute over the statue started when the Cambodian government asked Sotheby`s to remove it from the auction list.

Gaitonde`s work leads Sotheby`s upcoming auction

Modernist painter V.S. Gaitonde`s painting is estimated to fetch $2-3 million in the forthcoming sale of international auction house Sothbey`s Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art here March 19.

Pissarro and Picasso records broken at London sale

A Paris street scene painted by Camille Pissarro sold for USD 32.1 million at a London sale, almost five times the previous record for the Impressionist master at auction.

From a handful of dollars to riches: Some unlikely finds

The discovery of Marvin Gaye`s passport at a US house clearance sale -- which could be worth $20,000 to collectors today -- is just the latest find of unlikely treasure

Gaitonde`s work to go under Sotheby`s hammer in March

International auction house Sotheby`s Wednesday announced the acquisition of a rare work of Vasudeo S. Gaitonde that would lead its Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale in New York March 19.

Cambodia say US auction house to return ancient Khmer statue

Cambodia announced that leading auction house Sotheby`s will return a 10th century Khmer statue worth up to USD 3 million said to have been looted during its civil war.

First Apple computer fetches $374,500 at Sotheby's auction

An anonymous telephone bidder prevailed for the final cost including commission.

Theft of Rajendra Prasad`s watch being probed

Bihar Police have begun a probe into how the gold wrist watch of India`s first President Rajendra Prasad reached Geneva in Switzerland.

‘Young’ Charlotte Bronte’s manuscript fetches £690k at auction

A tiny unpublished Charlotte Bronte’s manuscript written when he was a teenager was sold at an auction at Sotheby’s for 690,850 pounds.

Sotheby’s to auction Indore palace`s items

The 20th Century Decorative Arts and Contemporary Design sale will take place Nov 22.

Sotheby`s to auction portrait of Nana Phadnavis

An 18th century portrait of one of the most important Indian historical statesmen, Nana Phadnavis, will be auctioned by Sotheby`s in London.

Historic Nepali mandala art sets world record at Sotheby`s

The painting, by Jasaraja Jirila, went under the hammer Wednesday.

Husain, Raza highlights of Sotheby`s Asian art sale

MF Husain`s `The Sixth Seal` and Raza`s oil composition `Rue Des Fosses St Jaques` are the highlights of Sotheby`s art sale.

Akbar to lead Sotheby`s Asian art sale

Akbar Padamsee`s art work is one of the highlights of Sotheby`s Asia Week.

Matisse`s art head to Sotheby`s

After Matisse`s `Back` fetched a record price, four more head to Sotheby.

Sotheby`s breaks Asian art sales record in HK

Sotheby`s notched up its best ever sales tally at Asian auction series.

Tipu`s painting fetches $1,224,184

The paintings were acquired by Captain John William Freese in 1802.