Antique Auction Items are Selling at Impressive Dollar Amounts
GWS Auctions is proud to provide customers with the best auction experience possible and get the most money for the items that are being auctioned. Throughout history there have been many antiques that have gone for a great amount of money and nowadays there seems to be a rejuvenation in antique auction items that have people spending a great deal of money for the most coveted antique items on the auction block. Searching through grandma’s dusty attic and finding a one of a kind priceless antique may be a far stretch, but you would be surprised just how often that happens. If you’ve got a large amount of antiques you are ready to let go of, contact GWS Auctions today.
The Most Simple Items can Bring in the Highest Bids at Auction
On May 4, 2010 the record price for a piece of art was made, Pablo Picasso’s painting titled Nude, Green Leaves and Bust sold for $106.5 million. Mr. Picasso probably never would have guessed that the painting of his lover, Marie-Therese Walter would have gone for that amount of money. However Marie-Therese Walter must be pleased with the idea that a painting of her would bring in such impressive amount of money. Of course a painting by Picasso is not considered a “simple” item, but many people are unaware that the painting hanging on their wall or sitting in their attic is in fact a desirable piece of art that can make a great deal of money at auction.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Hammer
Leonardo da Vinci meticulously recorded his thoughts using sketches and musings throughout his journals. Of the 30 that remain today, the Codex Hammer is the most famous of these journal entries and was sold at auction in 1994 for $30,802,500. That is one expensive journal entry. There is a digital version of Da Vinci’s journal today that can be purchased for a much more affordable price and viewed by anyone who desires to see the pages.
A 250 Year Old Violin holds the Record for Most Expensive Musical Instrument Purchased at Auction
Antonio Stradivari is a famous Italian known for his expertise craftsmanship of stringed instruments; however it was his grandson, Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarnieri, that broke the world record for the highest priced musical instrument auction item. The 250 year old instrument, only one of two hundred and fifty that survived of Guarnieri’s instruments, was purchased by a Russian lawyer in 1997 for $3.9 million.