13 sept. 2008

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ANCIENT ART

A bouquet in a niche by Balthasar van der Ast, 48 x 36 cm, is the lot 16 of the sale of Zürichsee Auktionen in Erlenbach on September 24 (500 KCHF). (UNSOLD).

On November 11 in Amsterdam, Sotheby's offers a superb still life by Heda (200 K €). (SOLD 310 K€ including fees)

A 400 K$, in New York, Sotheby's introduce on December 5 a bronze by Fratin showing two eagles attacking a lynx. (UNSOLD)

MODERN ART

£ 5 million are expected for the unfinished portrait of Bacon by Freud, at Christie's in London on October 19. (SOLD 5.4 M£ including fees).

A sculpture by Degas, le Tub, is estimated $ 4 million at Sotheby's in New York on November 3. (SOLD 3.8 M$ including fees)

A pointillist painting by Luce, 74x91 cm, showing the port of Saint-Tropez, is estimated 500 K €, by Bretagne Enchères at Rennes on October 12. (SOLD 970 K€ before fees).

Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, NY, presents a dynamic Bronco Buster by Remington for 500 K$ (Lot 150, 81 cm) on September 27. (SOLD 660 K$ including fees).

Heffel announce for November 19 in Toronto a small painting by Tom Thomson (22x27 cm) showing shades of autumn (600 KCan $) (SOLD 940 KCan$ including fees).

The heartfelt lot of the week goes to a roaring lion, a work on paper by Xu Beihong for sale in Hong Kong at Sotheby's on October 6 (MHK $ 2.2). (SOLD 5.3 MHK$ including fees).

A very large mural of Tamayo dominates the sale of Sotheby's in New York on November 18 and 19 ($ 7 million). (SOLD 6.8 M$ including fees)

I had not yet spoken to Philip Guston. Here he is with an abstract painting estimated $ 4 million at Sotheby's in New York on November 11. (SOLD 10 M$ including fees).

FURNITURE

At Sotheby's on November 6 in New York, a Louis XVI commode attributed to Riesener expects 500 K $. (SOLD 500 K$ including fees)

ISLAM

The Fatimid crystal rock ewer offered by Christie's in London on October 7 could exceed 3 million pounds. (SOLD 3.1 M£ including fees).

Sotheby's London will sell for 400 K£ on October 8 in London a manuscript page written shortly after the death of Muhammad. (SOLD 480 K£ including fees).

SILVERWARE

A toilet box by François Thomas Germain is estimated 250 K$ by Sotheby's New York on October 17. (not confirmed in the catalog).

In the judaica sale of Sotheby's in New York on December 17 is included at 600 K$ a Sabbath lamp made in Augsburg circa 1761-1763. (UNSOLD)

PRINTS

At Sotheby's in New York on October 30 and 31, there are the Scream by Munch ($ 2 million) (UNSOLD) and a portfolio Marilyn Monroe by Warhol ($ 1 million). (SOLD 1 M$ including fees)

WATCHES

Patrizzi present in Geneva on November 18 a Bréguet watch that was sold in 1817 to a general (1.5 MCHF). (SOLD 1.1 MCHF ; Patrizzi does not apply a buyer premium)

Antiquorum announces that the top lot of its sales in New York on October 16 is a Patek Philippe 2499 made in 1956. (SOLD 1.5 M$ including fees)

PHOTO

Now I present to you a negative. It is a portrait of Jacqueline Goddard by Man Ray, at Sotheby's in New York on October 14 and 15 (250 K$). (SOLD 375 K$ including fees).

MEMORABILIA

The watch with which Wills has crossed Australia will be sold by Bonhams and Goodman in Sydney on September 22 (60 KA$). (SOLD 100 K$ before fees).

The sale by Julien's Auctions dedicated to Bob Hope, which was announced with no date, will be held on 18 and 19 October in Beverly Hills. (results available on the site of the auction house)

The sale where Guernsey present a 1912 Baseball trophy, which was announced with no date, will be held in New York on October 18. (SOLD 190 K$ probably before fees)

TAPESTRIES

On September 19, Hampel in Munich sells a tapestry of Audran (140 K €, lot 37). (UNSOLD).