A fine Chinese chalcedony snuff bottle with carved cameos of an elderly man and child mounted with a pink tourmaline lid was attributed to the school of Zhiting in the Suzhou region of China. From the collection of the late Mrs. John Dilks of Philadelphia, it had originally been acquired from prestigious London snuff bottle dealer […]
EXPERT ADVICE ON THE MANY FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING OR SELLING ART With offices located in London, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Edinburgh, New York, Philadelphia and Amsterdam, Pall Mall Art Advisors is an established art advisory firm that works with major insurance brokers, law firms, banks, accountants, wealth managers, institutions and private consumers. Their experienced team […]
Pall Mall Art Advisors has been trusted with valuing the collections of several national treasure sites, including James Madison’s Montpelier, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water, Brucemore Mansion, Cooper Molera Adobe and Lyndhurst Castle. The National Trust for Historic Preservation serves to protect, maintain and share the nation’s most important monuments, and we are grateful to be a […]
Attemping to approach art investment on the basis of some kind of equivalence with other financial assets raises difficulties in a number of areas.
LES COSMOGONES by Wolfgang Paalen (1907-1959) sells at Sotheby’s on behalf of a Pall Mall Art Advisors’ client on November 19, 2015 signed lower right oil on canvas 96 by 93 in 244 by 236 cm Painted in 1944 PROVENANCE Robert Anthoine, New York EXHIBITED Mexico City, Galería de Arte Mexicano, Wolfgang Paalen, February 22-March […]
The continuing flow of money into alternative asset classes such as fine art, antiques, jewellery, wine, classic cars and other “collectibles” raises a variety of issues for collectors and the art and finance industries.
Welcome to the third issue of Pall Mall Art Advisors’ Newsletter. In this issue we focus on the Insurance Industry, a sector with which a substantial part of our business is conducted. In future issues we shall hope from time to time to focus on other sectors closely related to our work.
Welcome to the second issue of our newsletter. As we said in the first, we shall focus on the art market, the insurance industry and taxation related to personal property.
We very much hope you will enjoy the contents of this our first Newsletter. It is intended that the Newsletter will appear on an occasional basis.
A recent valuation at the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Innholders in London by Pall Mall Art Advisors, and where I was part of the valuation team, resulted in an unexpected and exciting discovery. I was astonished to find a beautifully painted small portrait of an 18th Century red-coated officer, Captain Jonathan Scott, seated […]