Archive for October, 2011
Following the success of ‘The Cult of Beauty’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Sotheby’s is delighted to be offering an important example of the work of the Aesthetic Movement’s most sophisticated exponents, Albert Joseph Moore. Waiting to Cross depicts three beautiful women in Grecian robes standing at a riverbank, one of whom glances over her shoulder at the viewer.
The winter sale also offers a striking painting by Edmund Blair Leighton, one of the finest painters of medieval romance. His Stitching the Standard shows a maiden with super-model looks sitting on the battlements of a tower. The Newlyn School is well represented in the sale, with two significant works by Walter Langley and a varied group of watercolours, oil paintings and a bronze by Henry Scott Tuke. Tuke’s Return from Fishing captures the artist’s love of Cornwall, its people and its traditions in a large painting that was owned by the famous Indian cricketer Ranjitsighi.
The sale also includes a wide variety of paintings, drawings and watercolours with pictures by John Atkinson Grimshaw, Archibald Thorburn, John William Godward, Arthur Elsley and William James Blacklock.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Property from The Ralph Esmerian Collection boosts auction total to $3.17 millionOctober 6th, 2011 by admin
Sotheby’s Paris – Orfèvrerie Européenne, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine – Important European Silver and Objects of VertuOctober 6th, 2011 by admin
The Paris important European Silver and Objects of Vertu sale will include around 50 lots of gold boxes and objects of Vertu and 250 lots of European Silver from 16th to 20th centuries.
The Vertu section will feature a nice selection of fans such as “L’Allégorie de l’Amour”, with Princess Marie von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen monogram by Mr Alexandre, Paris, circa 1880, as well as some Viennese enamelled and crystal silver-mounted pieces and gold boxes.
The silver section includes notable pieces from all over Europe. From Spain there are two 17th century salt-cellars. From France a coffee-pot by Pierre Germain, a pair of three-light candelabras by Pierre-Louis Goguelye, Paris, 1785 and a large Odiot silver-gilt soup tureen embossed with the coat of arms of Prince Borghese. Pieces from Germany include beakers and tankards and from Belgium there is a pair of rare large candlesticks by Philippus Moermans of Antwerp, 1674-1675. Italy is represented by a rare and large holy water-stoup made in Genoa circa 1580, but you will also find pieces from Russia, Austria, Hungary and South America. There is also a nice selection of 19th and 20th century pieces such as tea and coffee sets, jardinière, claret jugs and a wide selection of silver table services.
Sotheby’s – The BAT Artventure Collection formerly known as The Peter Stuyvesant Collection – Part Three – Sale ResultsOctober 6th, 2011 by admin
Sotheby’s New York – Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra – Volumes I-VI – Catalogue Now OnlineOctober 5th, 2011 by admin
Six years after the landmark auction of Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra, Sotheby’s is honored to hold a second series of sales dedicated to the remarkable collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra. The four-day auction is comprised of six sale volumes whose contents represent the pinnacle of their respective collecting categories, from magnificent European furniture and works of art to Russian porcelain, Cosway bindings and 19th century paintings and interior watercolors.
Sotheby’s is honoured to present a fantastic group of masterpieces from the most famous Swiss artists of the 19th and 20th centuries in our upcoming Swiss Art auction in Zürich. The sale is to take place on November 28th, 2011.
Highlights include works by Albert Anker, Ferdinand Hodler and Giovanni Giacometti, and belong to important private Swiss collections brought together by their owners with great expertise and passion over several decades.
The highlight of November’s sale of Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts is undoubtedly the composition manuscript for Robert Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes “Faust”, 1844-1853, the first major musical setting of sections of both Part 1 and Part 2 of Goethe’s Faust.
There is also an autograph working manuscript by Mozart, including sketches for two canons (K.559 & K.561), and two unknown works, c.1788.
The sale also includes a wide selection of continental books and manuscripts including a beautiful livre d’artiste illustrated and inscribed by Raoul Dufy.