26 oct. 2008

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ANCIENT ART

Two veduti of Venice by Canaletto are estimated £ 4 million (UNSOLD) and £ 3 million at Christie's in London on December 2. (SOLD 3.8 M£ including fees).

MODERN ART

This is an opportunity to speak about Anker: a portrait of an old man, estimated 800 KCHF by Fischer in Lucerne (Lot 1313 from the sale of 12 to 17 November). (UNSOLD)

On November 6, we find at Christie's in New York a key work of Gris, and not of Klee as I mistakenly indicated on September 21 ($ 12.5 million, lot 7). (SOLD 21 M$ including fees). We will also look at a Picasso from 1934 showing two women ($ 18 million, lot 58). (SOLD 18 M$ including fees).

On 19 November in New York, Christie's sells a late figurative painting of Torres Garcia ($ 2 million, lot 13). (UNSOLD)

FURNITURE

Koller in Zurich presents on December 3 a bookcase by Sageot in Boulle marquetry (500 KCHF). (SOLD 550 CHF before fees).

Lot 3572 from the sale of Fischer in Lucerne from 12 to 17 November is a marquise attributed to Heurtaut estimated 600 KCHF. (UNSOLD)

SILVERWARE

77 pieces from the service of the Grand Duchess of Baden are united in a lot (number 106) by Sotheby's in New York on November 6 ($ 2 million). (SOLD 1.9 M$ including fees)

CARS

RM Auctions ad for Jan. 16 in Phoenix a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1963, a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante and a 1914 Rolls-Royce. For estimates, wait for the catalog.

The next day, January 17, in Scottsdale, Gooding sell a 1932 Daimler Double Six and a Ferrari 250GT California Spider of 1960.

COINS

On 4 and 5 Jan. in New York, Heritage sells two uncirculated aureus: one fleur-de-coin of Lucius Verus, and the other of Aelius Caesar. In the same sale is a silver coin of the Emperor Hadrian.

GLASS

My heartfelt lot of the week in advertisements in La Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot: a vase made of glass marquetery of 18.5 cm high signed by Gallé, to be sold by Tajan in Paris on December 10. 30 K€ (UNSOLD)

WINES

On November 1, in Chicago, we find at Hart Davis Hart in Chicago an imperial (6 liters) of 2000 Château Petrus at $ 40 K (Lot 3). (SOLD 42 K$ including fees)

The traditional annual sale of wines of the Hospices de Beaune is organized by Christie's on November 16. Four pieces of Bastard-Montrachet are estimated € 40 K each, lots 206 to 209. (SOLD each lot 45 K€ including fees)