The estimated value of £500,000 was quickly passed at Sotheby’s for this fine example of Islamic art.
Salvator Mundi, a supposed work by Leonardo da Vinci, smashed auction records, says Chris Carter. That says more about the market than it does about the art.
The sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for $450m may represent the pinnacle of the global misallocation of capital, says John Stepek.
African and Oceanic art is in vogue this autumn with many fine examples going under the hammer, says Chris Carter.
Next month in Geneva, two outstanding pieces of diamond jewellery with aristocratic backgrounds will be going under the hammer. Chris Carter reports.
Spot the next big trend, nab the “.com” first and you could make millions for just $10, says Dominic Frisby.
Curiosity cabinets are back in fashion among collectors, says Chris Carter – and for good reason.
Chris Carter looks at what has gone wrong as the classic-car market hits the skids.
There’s serious money to be made in antique violins with rare musical instruments topping the Coutts Passion Index for last year.
Intricately decorated Chinese snuff bottles made from glass, stone, jade, agate, wood, ivory and lacquer are highly collectable, says Chris Carter.
Fashion trends are driving high prices in modern and contemporary ceramics, says Chris Carter.