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The Amazing World of Online Art Auctions By Adrianna Notton

  in Arts and entertainment | Published 2012-11-01 19:21:13 | 260 Reads | Unrated

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Whether your art budget runs to tens of dollars or tens of millions, you will be able to find something that interests you on online art auctions You probably won't find a genuine Van Gogh for peanuts, but you can certainly find a golden calf for twelve million

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Whether your art budget runs to tens of dollars or tens of millions, you will be able to find something that interests you on online art auctions. You probably won't find a genuine Van Gogh for peanuts, but you can certainly find a golden calf for twelve million. If you don't locate what you are looking for, you will have hours of entertainment and education while trying to find it.



You may need to summon up a bit of patience, however. Many sites, especially the high end houses, do not have auctions running all the time and you may have to wait. You may not be able
to view items online, and you will need to visit the physical location of the auction house instead.



Some of the large international houses deal in so much more than oil paintings. They handle clothing, textiles, furniture and sculptures. Watches and other jewelry, even wine and barometers may all be purchased over the internet. Musical instruments, like a violin from the year 1707 was recently sold for USD 3.5 Million.



Some of the more exotic offerings include African and Oceanic pieces, such as masks and Sub-Saharan sculptures. These come from Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Indonesia. These sales take place twice a year in June and December. A piece of Kota sculpture was recently sold for more than one million euros.



Sales of wine occur approximately once a month. A magnum of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild was sold in London in the first half of 2011 for a price in excess of USD 150,000. This came from what is described as a 'vertical collection' of vintages 1945 to 2005. A vertical collection contains different vintages of the same wine type from different wineries. This compares to a horizontal collection, in which the wines are all from the same vintage but represent different wineries.



Beautifully illustrated manuscripts are also auctioned and available for purchase online. A beautiful, colored version of the Rothschild Prayerbook from Rome, circa 1505, recently commanded more than USD 8.5 Million. This was the world auction record for an illuminated manuscript. 'The Birds of America is being offered between seven and ten million dollars.



Old Master and British Paintings encompass the work of Raphael, Rembrandt, Constable, Gainsborough and Turner and the like. Some of these have sold for record prices. Turner's breathtakingly realistic 'Giudecca' sold for a whopping thirty-five million dollars. Depicting a red-coated fox hunter and his companion overlooking a rocky shoreline and breaking waves is so detailed it could be a photograph.



The world record auction price for a work painted on paper was five million pounds sterling for Turner's 'The Blue Rigi'. This combination watercolor, pen and ink and bodycolor with white chalk and scratching out was last sold in London in the year 2006. Online art auctions provide a window into an endlessly varied world including some of the world's most famous artists as well as this year's up and coming geniuses. Opening a bidding account takes only a few minutes and you gain access to works from Australia to the Victorian, from ancient antiquities to contemporary sculpture and paintings and jewelry.

An art auctions online allows every art collectors the chance to purchase for the most sought art work from the comfort in their home. The leading Canadian art auction holds some of the most exquisite Canadian art pieces known today!

An art auctions online allows every art collectors the chance to purchase for the most sought art work from the comfort in their home. The leading Canadian art auction holds some of the most exquisite Canadian art pieces known today! http://www.consignor.ca/

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