Monday, January 28, 2008

Christie's Maritime Art Auction on Jan 30

On January 30, Christie's will hold its first maritime auction of the 2008 season. Over 350 works are on the auction block ranging from folk art and scrimshaw to paintings by Montague Dawson and James Edward Buttersworth. Our personal favorites are the models, which range from navy ships and modern cargo carriers to a half-hull of America, yes the ship that is the namesake for the Auld Mug.

While some of the pieces have estimates into six figures, some lots have estimates as low as $1,000. (Which is still a bit too rich for us)

Viewing started on January 25 and runs through January 29 with bidding starting at 10:00 a.m on January 30th. For those who wish to bid online, you need to pre-register with the auction house.

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