Monday, 21 January 2008

Invest in dogs



Bonhams' next Dog sale will take place on Tuesday 12th February 2008 in their New York saleroom. Highlights of the sale will be on view at Bonhams in London, in New Bond Street until Tuesday January 22nd. Bonhams continues to lead the field in this unique market and they are pleased to be able to bring together an interesting selection of paintings, porcelain, works of art and ephemera relating to 'man's best friend'. The sale will feature many popular breeds, including Fox Terriers, Jack Russells, Foxhounds and Irish Wolf Hounds, Irish Setters, Red Setters, and Spaniels. There will also be an interesting group of toy breeds such as the Maltese Terrier, Pomeranian and Dachshund. Some of these paintings can fetch between $10,000-15,000 and $60,000-80,000. A section of the catalogue will be devoted to the first part of one of the largest single-owner collections of dog collars in private hands. Four centuries of dog collars, from 16th century German icon collars to early 20th century leather and brass models will be available.Further collars, dog clothes and leads from the collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will also be offered, including sterling silver collars by renowned British silversmiths and American makers such as Gorham and Tiffany, and a number of 18th and 19th century brass collars.

7 comments:

jmb said...

I have never heard of this auction which obviously is not the first one. The dog collars sound really interesting and it would be great to see the catalogue.

Winchester whisperer said...

Are you bidding for anything ED?

Eurodog said...

WW,
The way the stockmarkets are behaving, I must admit I am tempted but do not have 80 000 US dollars.

LittleBrownDog said...

Sounds absolutely fascinating. How wonderful to have a sale devoted entirely to dog-related items. Sounds like the makings of a dog museum.

Flowerpot said...

I wish I had the money to go - sounds fascinating.

Winchester whisperer said...

Hi ED - I've sent you a meme about household management.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'd love some of the paintings but I wouldn't want anything that had been owned by the awful Windsors.