Sotheby’s Geneva – Important Watches

May 2nd, 2012 by

The Day Sale of watches at Sotheby’s Geneva brings to light some important historical and technical pieces. Primary among them is a section of Breguet timepieces signed by the company’s founder, Abraham Louis Breguet, one of the fathers of modern horology. These are joined by a selection also of rare complicated watches made by Houriet and his pupils considered today as the fathers of Swiss chronometry. A dedicated section on complicated pocket watches also illustrates the evolution and construction of the tourbillon device with various examples by English, German and Swiss watchmakers.

The large selection and variety in this sale of Important Watches will also include some exquisite examples of enamel and automaton watches, the Chapiro Collection of antique watches and some important and rare examples of sports watches by Rolex as well as complicated timepieces by Patek Philippe

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Sotheby’s London – British & Irish Art

May 2nd, 2012 by

On May 10th, Sotheby’s new sale of British & Irish Art will take place in London with dedicated sections for Victorian, Early 20th Century, Sporting & Marine, Scottish and Irish Art. The sale has brought together an outstanding collection of drawings, watercolours, oil paintings and sculpture that celebrates the distinct character of British and Irish art. We hope this fresh approach will both answer the demand of new buyers who collect across a variety of genres and engage collectors worldwide.

 

Each section features superb examples, with sale highlights including John O’Connor’s dramatic London view, Ludgate, Evening (lot 4), Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s powerful and passionate Joan of Arc (lot 11), Arthur Hughes’ The Birthday Picnic (lot 17), a portrait commission that displays the artist at his most original and accomplished, and Edmund Blair Leighton’s monumental God Speed (lot 26). Sir Alfred Munnings leads the Early 20th Century and Sporting sections with Somwhere the Sun is Shining (lot 54) and Portrait of William Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor on Bill’s Simondale II (lot 82). Scottish Art is strongly represented by the Colourists, led by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell’s modern masterpiece, The Red Fan (lot 106), alongside fine examples by traditional and contemporary artists. Sir William Orpen’s stunning Portrait of Rose, Fourth Marchioness of Headfort (lot 136), with its pendant Geoffrey, Fourth Marquis of Headfort (lot 137), recall an enduring love-story that captivated Edwardian Britain, emerging here on the market for the first time. Further Irish highlights include paintings by Jack Butler Yeats, Louis le Brocquy and Roderic O’Conor amongst a broad offering of works featuring the best of past and contemporary artists.

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Fifth Annual Old York Antiques Show

April 30th, 2012 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sotheby’s New York – Cheval Blanc and Yquem: 1892 – 2009 Direct from the Cellars

April 27th, 2012 by

NEW YORK, NY.- On 28 April 2012 Sotheby’s will present an offering of wine direct from two of the world’s most prestigious wine makers – Château Cheval Blanc and Château Yquem. The Cheval Blanc and Yquem 1892 – 2009 Direct From The Cellars…

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Sotheby’s New York – 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts

April 27th, 2012 by

Auction results online now at Sothebys.com

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Sotheby’s Wine – The legendary Second Growth

April 27th, 2012 by

From the late 1970′s through today the legendary Second Growth Gruaud Larose has had an extraordinary run of success that justifiably ranks the Chateau amongst the Super Seconds, but it has also always been favourably priced and offers real value for money.The second wine, Sarget de Gruaud Larose is an extraordinary value, with legitimate ageing potential in its own right, with over half the yearly production making it into Sarget.

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Sotheby’s London – Old Master & British Paintings

April 27th, 2012 by

Highlighting the Flemish pictures in this year’s mid-season sale of Old Master and British pictures are a restituted depiction of St. Christopher and the Christ child by the Master of Frankfurt, a finely preserved and typical Wedding Feast by Hieronymous Francken and a beautiful pair of river landscapes by Theobald Michau. There is a host of Italian paintings from four centuries, including a fascinating Deposition by an unknown seventeenth century Genoese painter and a number of interesting religious panels from the early 16th century such as the Sienese Giorgio di Giovanni’s Madonna and child with saints. Two single-owner groups of landscapes anchor the Dutch section, while there is a particularly large selection of British marine and sporting art, including works by Brooking, Swaine, Huggins and Whitcombe.

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Sotheby’s London – British & Irish Art

April 27th, 2012 by

On May 10th, Sotheby’s new sale of British & Irish Art will take place in London with dedicated sections for Victorian, Early 20th Century, Sporting & Marine, Scottish and Irish Art. The sale has brought together an outstanding collection of drawings, watercolours, oil paintings and sculpture that celebrates the distinct character of British and Irish art. We hope this fresh approach will both answer the demand of new buyers who collect across a variety of genres and engage collectors worldwide.
Each section features superb examples, with sale highlights including John O’Connor’s dramatic London view, Ludgate, Evening (lot 4), Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s powerful and passionate Joan of Arc (lot 11), Arthur Hughes’ The Birthday Picnic (lot 17), a portrait commission that displays the artist at his most original and accomplished, and Edmund Blair Leighton’s monumental God Speed (lot 26). Sir Alfred Munnings leads the Early 20th Century and Sporting sections with Somwhere the Sun is Shining (lot 54) and Portrait of William Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor on Bill’s Simondale II (lot 82). Scottish Art is strongly represented by the Colourists, led by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell’s modern masterpiece, The Red Fan (lot 106), alongside fine examples by traditional and contemporary artists. Sir William Orpen’s stunning Portrait of Rose, Fourth Marchioness of Headfort (lot 136), with its pendant Geoffrey, Fourth Marquis of Headfort (lot 137), recall an enduring love-story that captivated Edwardian Britain, emerging here on the market for the first time. Further Irish highlights include paintings by Jack Butler Yeats, Louis le Brocquy and Roderic O’Conor amongst a broad offering of works featuring the best of past and contemporary artists.

 

 

 

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Sotheby’s London – Arts of Islamic World

April 27th, 2012 by

Auction results online now at Sothebys.com

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Sotheby’s London – Modern & Post-War British Art

April 27th, 2012 by

In our auctions of Modern & Post-War British Art in London this May we are thrilled to present so many works unseen in public for generations – from two very rare early Vorticist works by William Roberts ( Lot 1) and Frederick Etchells (Lot 2) to a group of superb paintings by Peter Lanyon, Alan Davie and William Roberts deaccessioned from a North American Institution (Lots 4, 5 and 17). The sale also includes an exciting group of monumental sculpture from the Jerwood Sculpture Collection that provides an exceptional insight into sculptural practice in Britain since the Second World War (Lots 18-22; 148-160).

The sales cover the breadth of British art in the 20th Century – from superb Modernist examples by Ben Nicholson, to Post-War abstracts and sculpture by Sir Terry Frost, William Scott, Lynn Chadwick, Henry Moore and Dame Barbara Hepworth, and into the last twenty years with two monumental canvases by Sean Scully.

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