Rare portrait, letters of Mahatma Gandhi to be auctioned in UK

Rare portrait, letters of Mahatma Gandhi to be auctioned in UK

In one of the letters, Gandhi Ji writes to Sarat Chandra: "You should give up the struggle for unity of Bengal and cease to disturb the atmosphere that has been created for partition of Bengal".

Jul 03, 2017, 19:55 PM IST

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.

Jun 25, 2015, 09:55 AM IST

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.

May 13, 2015, 16:23 PM IST
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.

Jan 10, 2015, 11:56 AM IST

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.

May 08, 2014, 15:49 PM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

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.

Feb 06, 2014, 04:41 AM IST

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

Feb 06, 2014, 01:46 AM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2014, 02:39 AM IST

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.

Dec 16, 2013, 22:09 PM IST

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

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

Jun 16, 2012, 09:21 AM IST

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.

Jan 03, 2012, 13:40 PM IST

‘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.

Dec 16, 2011, 14:50 PM IST

Sotheby’s to auction Indore palace`s items

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

Nov 03, 2011, 08:56 AM IST

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.

Jul 01, 2011, 09:46 AM IST

Historic Nepali mandala art sets world record at Sotheby`s

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

Jun 03, 2011, 09:21 AM IST

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.

May 18, 2011, 21:26 PM IST

Akbar to lead Sotheby`s Asian art sale

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

Feb 19, 2011, 09:39 AM IST

Matisse`s art head to Sotheby`s

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

Jan 22, 2011, 10:34 AM IST

Sotheby`s breaks Asian art sales record in HK

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

Oct 09, 2010, 10:29 AM IST