18 oct. 2008

1910 Preview

ANCIENT ART

A Bucentaure by Giacomo Guardi in Paris! It is visible in La Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot on an advertising by Delorme et Collin du Bocage who sells it on December 12. We will later see it on the site of the auction house. (UNSOLD)

MODERN ART

Sotheby's has devoted a press release to a painting by Volanakis showing a heroic episode of Greek wars of independence (£ 1.5 million). (SOLD 1.6 M£ including fees). The sale takes place on Nov. 11 in London. Two genre scenes by Ralli are estimated 600 K£ (UNSOLD) and 400 K£, (SOLD 480 K£ including fees) respectively. A painting by Fassianos is characterized by its size (1.6 x 3.5 m) but also by the surge trend of the value of this artist (200 K£). (UNSOLD)

The next session of sales of China Guardian will be held in Beijing from November 7 to 12 and will include seven major works by Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien). (SOLD 2.1 and 1.8 MRMB including fees)

FURNITURE

Drouot Presse is announcing a cabinet attributed to Gole, to be sold by Néret-Minet et Tessier in Paris on November 21 (200 K €). (SOLD 305 K€ before fees)

CARS

On 20 December in Gstaad, Bonhams offers two competition Ferraris: a 121LM of 1955 at 4.7 MCHF (UNSOLD) and a 212 of 1951 estimated 2.8 MCHF.(UNSOLD)

JEWELS

Here are some other important lots at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 19: the white diamond Lesotho I (71 carats, 3 MUS $), (UNSOLD), an exceptional red diamond (1.92 carat, 2.5 MUS$), (UNSOLD) a diamond necklace by Pierre Sterlé (1 MUS $) (UNSOLD) and two pearl necklaces (1.34 MUS $ and 900 KUS $). (SOLD 1.6 and 1.15 MCHF including fees).

WATCHES

Antiquorum announces as highlights of its sale of 15 and 16 November in Geneva an automate watch made about 1810 (UNSOLD) and a pair of watches offered by George III to the Emperor Jiaqing in 1816. (SOLD 2.3 MCHF before fees)

A 1518 Patek Philippe of 1946 is presented by Heritage in Dallas on December 9. 350 K$ (UNSOLD)

MEMORABILIA

A copy of the map of Nouvelle France by Champlain is for sale by Sotheby's in London on November 13, lot 196, estimated 30 K£. (SOLD 160 K£ including fees)

In memory of Lon Chaney: A poster for the movie Phantom of the Opera is for sale by Heritage on November 7-8 in Dallas. It is announced at 200 K $ in the press release and 150 K $ in the catalog (lot 85,729). (SOLD 155 K$ including fees).