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Sotheby’s New York – Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities

November 27th, 2011 by

The December sale of Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities will include a selection of bronze, marble, other stone, and terracotta pieces representative of these cultures. We will offer these items in an evening session following the sale of the Collection of Dodie Rosekrans which will also feature some antiquities.

Our highlights include a marble figure of Leda and the Swan made around the 2nd century A.D. with provenance going back to the late 18th century and coming to us from Aske Hall and the collection of the Marquess of Zetland.

We are also pleased to be offering a Roman Imperial marble head of Zeus Ammon, made in Alexandria circa 120-160 A.D. from the collection of Dodie Rosekrans. This head, inspired by a type originating with the 5th century Greek artist Phidias, would have been inserted in a cult statue of the Greco-Egyptian god but remains imposing on its own.

Sotheby’s London – English Literature, History, Private Press, Children’s Books & Illustrations

November 27th, 2011 by

This sale features first editions, presentation copies, letters and manuscripts, from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day.

An exceptional highlight is an unpublished manuscript by Charlotte Brontë, written in miniature script when she was aged just fourteen.

The sale also includes, from a separate source, a series of presentation copies of the works of the Brontë sisters, given to their close friend Ellen Nussey.

Also in the sale are the second folio edition (1632) of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, first and inscribed editions of the works of Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde and Graham Greene, a very rare item of seventeenth-century postal history, family copies of works by Darwin, manuscripts of Karl Popper, and an E.H. Shepard original illustration of Piglet.

The sale also includes manuscripts of the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz.

Sotheby’s New York – Important 20th Century Design

November 27th, 2011 by

This December, Sotheby’s Important 20th Century Design auction will present a curated selection of decorative arts and design from the last 100 years. Commencing with masterworks of prewar design, the sale includes many rare offerings from the American Arts & Crafts and French Art Deco periods. The magnificent Coiffeuse and Chair shown here is just one of several masterworks on offer by designer Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann. The sale also presents collectors with a broad exploration of modern and contemporary design, highlighted by this exceedingly rare monumental sculpture of a Centaur by Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne.

Sotheby’s New York – American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

November 27th, 2011 by

Please join us in our New York galleries for the opening of the American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture exhibition on 26 November. The auction will be held in New York on 1 December.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – December Auctions

November 27th, 2011 by

Catalogues are now online for Leslie Hindman’s December Auctions. Visit for more info.

Rago Art and Auction Center – Art Glass

November 27th, 2011 by

Rago’s Great estates Auction on December 3rd features a selection of art glass from Tiffany, Durand, Stueban, and many more. Visit for more info.

Sotheby’s New York – Important Tiffany

November 27th, 2011 by

This December, Sotheby’s is honored to present a highly important Three-Panel window executed by Tiffany Studios depicting a lush field of magnolia blossoms in the Important Tiffany auction.  This exquisite window was included in the landmark museum exhibition, “Masterwork of Louis Comfort Tiffany,” which debuted at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC in 1989, and traveled to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and four different venues in Japan.  The “Masterworks” exhibition was the first major retrospective to examine the top achievements in the various artistic disciplines of the Tiffany firm.  To this day, the items that were selected for inclusion are revered by collectors representing the firm’s best work.  This Magnolia window, formerly in the early collection of Bruce and Adele Randall, demonstrates Tiffany unparalleled artistic ability to portray the beauty seen in nature in the medium of glass.

Also in this auction, Sotheby has on offer a carefully curated selection of leaded glass lamps, favrile glass and patinated bronze works.  Highlights include a superb “Wisteria” Table lamp and a magnificent “Trumpet Creeper” Chandelier.

Sotheby’s New York – Isreali and International Art

November 27th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s is pleased to present our annual auction of Israeli & International Art on December 14th. This year we are honored to present Property from the Collection of Lillian and Jack Cottin, New York, a collection that notably includes three large, rare synagogue interiors by Marc Chagall from 1931 and 1935, which have been in the collection since 1945. Other highlights include important works by Mordecai Ardon, Reuven Rubin and Nahum Gutman.

We look forward to welcoming you to our galleries this December.

Rago Arts and Auction Center – Siver and Jewelry Auction

November 27th, 2011 by

Additional lots have been added to Rago’s Siver and Jewelry Auctions on December 2nd and 4th. Visit for more info.

Sotheby’s – Un Intérieur Parisien des Années 30

November 23rd, 2011 by

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