Taonga from one of Captain Cook's voyages that have been in Te Papa's collection since 1912 are to be returned to Hawaii. See Dominion Post article here.
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Three Len Castle pots made record auction prices at the Simon Manchester Collection Sale at Art + Object in Auckland on Feb 24th. The Blossom Vase pictured above made $15,015 against an estimate of $6,000 - $10,000. Lot 251 a Massive Hanging Form made $2,880 against an estimate of $1,000 - $1,500. Estimated at between $6,000 - $8,000 the vibrant yellow Sulphurous Bowl c2010 made $12,010 a record price for this series at auction. See the results for A+O's 100th catalogued sale here.
Looking through the Sotheby's catalogue of 'Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire: The last of the Mitford Sisters' online I noticed this oil of a "Fancy Rooster" by our best bird painter Raymond Ching. The Duchess was a chicken fancier and there are many beautiful pieces in the catalogue featuring the bird. The sale is tomorrow March 2nd in London. Image: Sotheby's
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