30 nov. 2008

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MODERN ART

A burned cardboard mounted on a panel by Yves Klein is estimated 300 K € at Sotheby's in Paris on December 10, lot 15. (SOLD 370 K€ including fees).

On 11 December in London, Bonhams sells in one lot the copy 1 / 4 of 44 statuettes executed by Clot from lost wax models by Dali (750 K £ according to press release, 800 K £ according to catalog, lot 56). (UNSOLD)

FURNITURE

In Paris on December 16 at Christie's, let us follow in the afternoon a commode by Cressent (Sale 5538, lot 146, € 600 K), (SOLD 1 M€ including fees) and in the evening a commode by the first BVRB (Sale 5555, Lot 11). (SOLD 4.1 M€ including fees)

FURNISHINGS

As Lot 3 at Christie's in Paris on December 16 (sale 5555), a pair of candelabra, estimated € 1.5 million, is attributed to Thomire and Rémond. (UNSOLD)

JEWELS

In New York at Sotheby's on December 9, the lot 434 is a Kashmir sapphire weighing 27 carats, as a brooch in a circle of diamonds, estimated $ 1.8 million. (UNSOLD)

CERAMICS

By Bonhams in London on December 10 at Lot 14, a marriage dish in English Delft is estimated £ 40 K. (SOLD 45 K£ before fees)

WATCHES

Seen in the press release of Antiquorum: a Caliber 97 watch made in 1997 by Franck Muller is estimated 300 K $, lot 341 of the sale in New York on 10 and 11 December. (UNSOLD)

TOYS

Two 1 / 2 scale cars are competing at Bonhams in London on December 1st : a Cadillac (£ 6 K, lot 408) (UNSOLD) and a Ferrari (£ 8 K, lot 409). (SOLD 8 K£ before fees)

BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS

On December 3 in London, Sotheby's sells a torn fragment of the Gospel of John, 250 x 77 mm, a manuscript dating from 170 years after the crucifixion (£ 200 K, lot 23). (UNSOLD)

WINE

Lombrail et Teucquam, assisted by the expert Mr. Maratier, announced two exceptional lots of Château d'Yquem for sale in Paris (Hôtel Bristol) on Dec 13: A case of three bottles from 1800 - 1900 - 2000 (65 K €) and a bottle of 1811 (35 K €). Source: AFP. (WITHDRAWN)

180 lots of Madeira wine are brought together by Christie's in London on December 11, with estimates between 120 and 1800 £. (SOLD a lot of six bottles, 11.5 K£ including fees)