30 août 2008

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ANCIENT ART

On October 14, in Vienna, Dorotheum sells an interesting still life of Willem Kalf (400 K €). (SOLD 460 K€ including fees).

MODERN ART

The first important work of the sale of November 25 of MacDougall's in London has just appeared on their site. This is a view of Kiev by Klodt (900 K £). (UNSOLD)

K Auction in Seoul are preparing an important sale of modern art on September 8, with two paintings by Kim Whanki (1400 M won, lot 49; 180 million won, lot 48), but also a portrait of a woman by Renoir, 40x50 cm ( 1300 M won, lot 132) and a Calder mobile, 71 x 104 x 25 cm (680 million won, lot 148). Information found on Artnet.

CURRENT ART

Oddly combining themes of theatre and navy, a painting by Liu Ye is expected at 9 MHK $ in Hong Kong at Sotheby's on October 4 and 5. (SOLD 13 MHK$ including fees). In the same sale, we will see a family portrait by Zhang Xiaogang (20 MHK $). (SOLD 23 MHK$ including fees).

ASIA

In the sale of Sotheby's Hong Kong on October 8, I add an imperial Qianlong seal from the Guimet collection. Sotheby's estimate the lot in excess of 50 MHK $. (SOLD 63 MHK$ including fees).

CARS

RM Auctions announces a 1933 Duesenberg estimated $ 1.8 million on October 10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (SOLD 1.7 M$ including fees).

CARTOONS

An original sale in Paris on October 16: Rossini sell posters, cellulos and original drawings of cartoons. (SOLD 12 K€ before fees a cellulo Peter Pan by Disney Studios).

COIN

An octagonal U.S. gold coin of $ 50 is announced by Bowers and Merena for the sale of 13 September in Beverly Hills, lot 681. (SOLD 460 K$ including fees). At number 497 there is a silver dollar issued in 1893. (UNSOLD)

WATCHES

Sotheby's is proud to present again masterpieces by Patek Philippe, references 3448 (1.3 MCHF) and 2499 (1.2 MCHF). Go to Geneva on November 16.

Let us not forget A. Lange & Söhne, including a Tourbograph 'Pour le Mérite' estimated 4 MHK $ October 7 in Hong Kong, also at Sotheby's. (UNSOLD).

I add a new company on my list of visits: Patrizzi. It has just been founded by an experienced professional.