Antique Arms & Antiquities at Herman Hermann Historica, November 6

Hermann Historica starts the week by taking us back in time and around the world in their Antique Arms & Antiquities auction. With items from the Ottoman Empire, Ancient Greece, Germanic tribes and more this auction includes everything from military arms and armor to works of art to historical artifacts to antique books.

A German Renaissance casket, dated 1570. Opening bid $2,248. Photo via Hermann Historica A German Renaissance casket, dated 1570. Opening bid $2,248. Photo via Hermann Historica

The top part of a mummy's sarcophagus, late to early Ptolemaic, 3rd - 2nd century BC. Opening bid $9,994. Photo via Hermann Historica The top part of a mummy's sarcophagus, late to early Ptolemaic, 3rd - 2nd century BC. Opening bid $9,994. Photo via Hermann Historica

 

Netsuke mask, Japan, 19th century. Opening bid $624. Photo via Hermann Historica Netsuke mask, Japan, 19th century. Opening bid $624. Photo via Hermann Historica

 

 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions, November 8

Heritage Auctions will host a Modern & Contemporary Art auction in Dallas on Saturday, which includes over 300 lots of paintings, sculpture, prints and photography. The auction includes Le Tournesol, a sculpture by Fernand Legér, which is currently being exhibited at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montréal, and an Ed Ruscha piece that has been part of a private collection since it was acquired directly from Ruscha in 2007. Other highlights include several pieces by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein.

FERNAND LÉGER . Grand Tournesol (La Fleur Polychrome), 1952. Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. Photo via Heritage Auctions FERNAND LÉGER . Grand Tournesol (La Fleur Polychrome), 1952. Estimate $300,000 - $400,000. Photo via Heritage Auctions

ED RUSCHA. Sunset, Fairfax, 2003. Estimate $90,000 - $120,000. Photo via Heritage Auctions ED RUSCHA. Sunset, Fairfax, 2003. Estimate $90,000 - $120,000. Photo via Heritage Auctions

 

ROY LICHTENSTEIN. Water Lilies - Blue Lily Pads, 1992. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Photo via Heritage Auctions ROY LICHTENSTEIN. Water Lilies - Blue Lily Pads, 1992. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Photo via Heritage Auctions

 

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces at Antiquorum, November 8-9

Timepiece specialist house Antiquorum are hosting an extensive auction this week in Geneva. The catalog contains over 900 lots of exquisite clocks, wristwatches and pocket watches. One of the highlights is the Exceptional Early & Small Singing Bird Cage Clock, a truly unique piece made in 1785. The delicate bird in the gilded cage jumps out every three hours, or whenever the clock's owner desires. Other, more portable highlights include a 18k gold Patek Philippe wristwatch, a limited edition Blancpain wristwatch and a 18k white gold Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 30 ° Vision.

EXCEPTIONAL EARLY & SMALL SINGING BIRD CAGE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON JUMPING BIRD & AUTOMATON WATERFALL, 1785. Estimate $209,000 - $420,000. Photo via Antiquorum EXCEPTIONAL EARLY & SMALL SINGING BIRD CAGE CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON JUMPING BIRD & AUTOMATON WATERFALL, 1785. Estimate $209,000 - $420,000. Photo via Antiquorum

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2499/100 THIRD SERIES RETAILED BY BEYER YELLOW GOLD, 1980. Estimate $65,000 - $370,000. Photo via Antiquorum PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 2499/100 THIRD SERIES RETAILED BY BEYER YELLOW GOLD, 1980. Estimate $65,000 - $370,000. Photo via Antiquorum

GREUBEL FORSEY DOUBLE TOURBILLON 30° VISION WHITE GOLD. Estimate $125,000 - $188,000. Antiquorum GREUBEL FORSEY DOUBLE TOURBILLON 30° VISION WHITE GOLD. Estimate $125,000 - $188,000. Photo via Antiquorum

 

 

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