23 nov. 2008

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ANCIENT ART

Continuing the visit at Christie's London on December 2, here is a tempera on golden panel by Segna di Bonaventura (£ 800 K, Lot 31) (SOLD 940 K£ including fees) and a portrait as Flora by Giambattista Tiepolo (£ 700 K, lot 40). (SOLD 2.8 M£ including fees)

A bronze attributed to Girardon showing Pluto lifting Proserpine is the lot 166 in the sale of Christie's in London on December 4 (£ 500 K), sale 7631. (UNSOLD)

Lovers of horse racing will like three paintings by John Frederick Herring Sr. at Sotheby's in New York on December 5: Lot 9 ($ 1.2 million) (UNSOLD) ; Lot 25 ($ 800 K) (UNSOLD); Lot 133 ($ 400 K) (SOLD 340 K$ including fees).

On December 3 at Christie's in New York, Munnings is leading the race ($ 1.2 million, lot 82). (Modern Art) (SOLD 1.05 M$ including fees)

MODERN ART

The heartfelt lot of the week: a painting by Martin Johnson Head showing pink orchids and a hummingbird, for sale by Christie's in New York on December 4, $ 1 million, lot 162. (UNSOLD)

Ziem shows Istanbul on the painting that Bali sells also in Istanbul on November 30, Lot 310, 46x77 cm, estimated 180 KYTL.

The fans of Georgia O'Keeffe are invited to view two paintings for sale at Sotheby's in New York on December 3, sale N08495 : Lot 39 estimated $ 2 million, (UNSOLD), lot 53 estimated $ 1.5 million. (SOLD 1.65 M$ including fees). In the same sale, there is Marsden Hartley: Lot 50 estimated $ 1.5 million. (SOLD 1.5 M$ including fees)

ANTIQUES

We have identified at Christie's in New York on December 9 a bust of Vespasian larger than life ($ 700 K, lot 180) (UNSOLD) and a Christian silver paten from the late fourth or early fifth century ($ 600 K , Lot 186). (UNSOLD)

TRIBAL ART

In the sale of a collection by Christie's in Paris on December 4, the two major lots are art of the Congo: a Songye power figure (300 K €, lot 319) (UNSOLD) and a Luba statuette (300 K €, lot 328) .(SOLD 550 K€ including fees)

Sotheby's gather in Paris on December 4 three Songye power figures : Lot 146 (200 K €) (SOLD 240 K€ including fees) ; Lot 151 (200 K €) (UNSOLD) ; Lot 154 (180 K €) (UNSOLD). A Fang head of Gabon had belonged to Louis Carré (400 K €, lot 132). (SOLD 770 K€ including fees)

FURNITURE

Drouot-Presse announced for December 8 in Paris a bureau plat attributed to Boulle, for sale by Christophe Joron-Derem (200 K €). (SOLD 240 K€ before fees)

You must go to New York to find at Christie's on December 15, a Dupre-Lafon desk with its chair ($ 400 K, sale 2101, lot 35). (SOLD 420 K$ including fees). On December 16 in the same place, a table Arabesque of Carlo Mollino is estimated $ 800 K (sale 2062, lot 259). (SOLD 1.3 M$ including fees).

ILLUSTRATIONS

MacDougall's sells in London on November 25 an important set of original drawings of Somov for Le Livre de la Marquise, £ 1.5 million, lot 6. (SOLD 1.2 M£ including fees)

PRINTS AND POSTERS

An early four-leaf panorama of Philadelphia is estimated $ 250 K on December 5 at Christie's New York, sale 2059, lot 283. (SOLD 300 K$ including fees)

It is at Swann in New York on December 17: an example of La Goulue by Toulouse-Lautrec ($ 250 K). (SOLD 250 K$ before fees)

BOOKS

At Sotheby's in New York on December 17, sale N08518, a Judaica collection includes an illuminated manuscript (150 K$) (SOLD 360 K$ including fees) and two incunabula (120 and 100 K$). (SOLD 250 and 190 K$ including fees)

PHOTOS

Look at Helmut Newton on December 16 in New York at Christie's, including a Big Nude III estimated $ 400 K, sales 2252, lot 16. (SOLD 480 K$ including fees)

SCIENCE

On Dec. 7 and 8 in Los Angeles, Bonhams and Butterfield sells two gold crystals respectively for 125 K $ (Lot 1299) and 100 K$ (Lot 1298). (UNSOLD)