Potomack Company Opens Georgetown Branch

November 12, 2020

With the auction house’s main office and gallery in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, adding a D.C. outpost will be convenient for many existing clients and should bring in new ones.

The Auction Block Sept. 12, 2018

September 12, 2018

THE POTOMACK COMPANY  8.21 CARAT DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING ESTIMATE: $150,000 – $180,000 AUCTION DATE: OCTOBER 2 This impressive ring, with a diamond solitaire set in a platinum band with 3.60 carats of diamonds, is one of more than 200 jewelry lots in the Potomack Company’s upcoming upcoming online auction.   SOTHEBY’S “HAPPY CHOPPERS,” 2006 BANKSY […]

The Auction Block: Impressionist and Modern Art Special

May 2, 2018

BRINGING THE HAMMER DOWN Final selling prices for noteworthy items at recent auctions  

The Auction Block April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

Sotheby’s Timurid Mihrab Panel, Central Asia/Persia, 14th–15thc. Estimate: $110,000 – $165,000 Auction Date: April 25 (London) Part of the Arts of the Islamic Worlds sale at Sotheby’s, these tiles were likely created under Timurid patronage (1389-1501). It is difficult to say for which monument they would originally have been intended since so many have been […]

The Auction Block Feb. 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

BONHAMS “A Throne for Two Kings” Gonçalo Mabunda (b. 1975) Estimate: $14,000 – $21,000 Auction Date: February 28 Two years after Mozambique gained independence in 1972, civil war broke out. By the end of the war, in 1992, the country was littered with weapons. Many stockpiles were destroyed, but some were handed over to an […]

The Auction Block Jan. 10, 2018

January 10, 2018

FREEMAN’S “Les Ombres Sur la Prairie” Blanche Hoschedé-Monet (1865–1947) Estimate: $40,000 – $60,000 Auction Date: January 23 Blanche Hoschedé-Monet became part of a family at the core of the French Impressionist movement when her mother became Claude Monet’s second wife. She subsequently married Monet’s eldest son, Jean. Encouraged by her stepfather, she would paint next […]

The Auction Block Dec. 6, 2017

December 6, 2017

This holiday edition features luxurious, one-of-a-kind gifts — only available at auction — for that special someone. Freeman’s Bracelet Watch With “Pepsi” Bezel, c. 1967 Rolex Estimate: $15,000 – $25,000 Auction Date: December 13 Freeman’s will offer a fine selection of vintage and modern timepieces, jewelry, luxury accessories and decorative arts in their upcoming Holiday […]

The Auction Block: A Piece of Time

November 7, 2017

Christies 18K Gold Wristwatch With “John Player Special Paul Newman” Dial Rolex, c. 1970 Estimate: $390,000 – $490,000 Auction Date: November 13, Geneva Christie’s Geneva will devote an entire sale to Rolex watches, comprising the largest Rolex collection ever to be offered in a single afternoon. The incredible array will span most of Rolex’s history, […]

The Auction Block

October 11, 2017

BONHAMS “Artist, Mind, Studio,” 1994 Viola Frey (1933–2004) Estimate: $60,000 – $80,000 Auction Date: October 25 Over the course of her five-decade career, Viola Frey produced an impressive body of artwork as she explored the mediums of glass, wallpaper and photography in addition to painting, drawing and sculpture. Drawn to the expressive potential of clay, […]

The Auction Block

September 13, 2017

Weschler’s “Fan Fire IV,” 1970 Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000 Auction Date: September 15 Having relocated to Rockville in June, Weschler’s, the D.C. area’s oldest auction house, will inaugurate its new home on Friday, Sept. 15, with two catalogue auctions of nearly 500 works of art, furniture, jewelry, silver and rugs: the […]