SCIPIO  (SCIPIO)

Art and rare book sales/auction catalogs

Why select this database?

  • Only online list of auction catalog records in existence
  • Provides information to auction sales catalogs from all major North American and European auction houses as well as many private sales
  • Valuable source of information on art objects, rare books, history of collecting and comtemporary and historical market needs
  • Catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held
  • Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works
Database details
Subjects
art objects rare books
collection sets rugs
estates sketchings
furniture sculpture
jewelry textiles
paintings  
Sources

SCIPIO is a joint project of 25 different fine arts organizations, combining their art catalog collections

Number of records Over 300,000
Dates covered Catalogs from the late sixteenth century to schedules auctions not yet held
Updated Daily
Producer information

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Copyright

Copyright © 1978- <!--ATTN T-SYSTEMS: Sprinkle, asset ID 28885-->2012<!-- // T-SYSTEMS--> OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Index labels and examples of an expert search in SCIPIO

Use a colon after an index label (for example, au:) when you are not certain of your search terms. Use an equal sign after an index label (au=) for an exact match search. You can search with an index label from any search screen. The information you type overrides any default menu selections. The following examples show sample rather than actual searches.

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Keyword kw: coffee or tea and house+

[keyword searches the publication year, ISBN, geographic codes, map data, and all the information found in the Author, Title, Notes and Subject indexes]
Accession number no: 37993343

(OCLC)
Auction house ah: American Art
Auction house phrase ah= "American Art Association, Anderson Galleries Firm"

"American Art Association"
Citation ci: lugt
Citation phrase ci= lugt*
Corporate and conference name cn: canadian
Corporate and conference phrase cn= canadian acoustics week
Country of publication cp: Norway
Country of publication phrase cp= Nova Scotia
Date of sale ds: 01312007 (searching single date January 31, 2007)

01312007-02142007 (searching dates from January 31 to February 14, 2007)

012007-022007 (searching dates in January and February 2007)

2006-2007 (searching any day in either year)
Individual auctioneer ia: James Forbes
Individual auctioneer phrase ia= Forbes, James
Institution record call number nu:

E185.61.B79141988

E185.61*

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Institution record call number phrase nu=

E185.61.B79141988

E185.61*

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Language phrase ln= kw:coffeehouse* and ln=japanese

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Notes/Comments nt: translation-adaptation
Place of sale ps: paris
Publisher pb: media
Publisher phrase pb= new star media inc.
Publisher location pl: china
Sale code sl: LO1703 LEVER
Sale code phrase sl= "LO1703 LEVER"
Seller/subject cx: "francis leventritt"
Seller/subject phrase cx= Estate of Francis Leventritt

Collection of James Stillman Davidson
Standard number sn: 1097461x or 1097-461x

1550463160 or 155-0463-160

9780763625894 or 978-0-763625-89-4

64002560

(for all searches, hyphens can be included in the search or removed; for the LCCN number, only the number used for storage, with the year and then six digits with leading zeros for unused digits, is indexed; many other standard numbers are included in this index)
subject su: coffee and tea house+
Subject phrase su= coffeehouses in art
Title ti: music w3 british w3 enlightenment
Title phrase ti= music theory in the British isles during the enlightenment
Update date up: 20070101
Year yr: 1971