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de VLAMINCK, PISSARRO, MODIGLIANI AT CHRISTIE’S DAY SALE

October 24th, 2014

A combined total of 407 works, including art by de Vlaminck, Pissarro and Modigliani, will be offered across Christie’s Day, Works on Paper and Picasso ceramics  sales in New York on November 6.  Paintings, sculptures, watercolours and drawings by some of the most acclaimed artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be featured.  Here is a small selection:

MAURICE DE VLAMINCK, Bouquet de fleurs (1905-06), $700,000 – 1,000,00, Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

MAURICE DE VLAMINCK, Bouquet de fleurs (1905-06), $700,000 – 1,000,00, Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

CAMILLE PISSARRO, L’Anse des Pilotes et le Brise-Lames Est, Le Havre (1903), $1,000,000-1,500,000 Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

CAMILLE PISSARRO, L’Anse des Pilotes et le Brise-Lames Est, Le Havre (1903), $1,000,000-1,500,000 Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

AMEDEO MODIGLIANI, Cariatide (1913), $120,000 – 180,000 Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

AMEDEO MODIGLIANI, Cariatide (1913), $120,000 – 180,000 Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

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MAXIMILIAN SCHELL COLLECTION AT CHRISTIE’S

October 24th, 2014

Art by Josef Albers, Jean Dubuffet, Franz Kline and Arnulf Rainer from the estate of Maximilian Schell will come up at Christie’s in Amsterdam, London and Paris.  The newly deceased Oscar winning Austrian actor, director, writer and producer Maximilian Schell was dedicated to the arts throughout his life.  As a collector he avoided the fashionable in search of the timeless. Christie’s will offer the 45 works from the Maximilian Schell Estate across five sales during November and December 2014 in Amsterdam, London and Paris. The main part will be included in Christie’s Amsterdam Post-War and Contemporary Art evening and day sales on  November 4 and 5, further works will be offered in the Amsterdam sales Old Masters and 19th Century Art – including Dutch impressionism on November 26 and Modern Art on December 16. Christie’s will auction two autographs from the Schell Estate in its November 25 sale of Books and Manuscripts and wo works in the Tribal Art sale on December 11 in Paris.

Dubuffet

Dubuffet  Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

Kline

Kline  Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

Albers

Albers  Courtesy Christies Images Ltd., 2014

Maximilian Schell in front of a picture of his most intimate film, My Sister Maria, 2002.Copyright Prounenfilm.

Maximilian Schell in front of a picture of his most intimate film, My Sister Maria, 2002.Copyright Prounenfilm.

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THE IB JORGENSEN ART COLLECTION AT JAMES ADAM

October 23rd, 2014

Paintings, graphic works and sculpture from the Ib Jorgensen collection will come under the hammer at James Adam in Dublin on November 11.  The most significant  Irish works are Girl with Sunflower by Colin Middleton (1952) which is estimated at 15,000-25,000 and Camille Souter’s Blasted Ballyorney which is estimated at 8,000-12,000. Jorgensen Fine Art is no longer operating as a gallery but Ib Jorgensen will continue to represent artists and exhibiting at fairs.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

Colin Middleton RHA RUA MBE (1910-1983) Girl with Sunflower

Colin Middleton RHA RUA MBE (1910-1983) Girl with Sunflower

Rowan Gillespie (b.1953) Couple (4,000-6,000)

Rowan Gillespie (b.1953) Couple (4,000-6,000)

Camille Souter HRHA (b.1929) Blasted Ballyorney

Camille Souter HRHA (b.1929) Blasted Ballyorney

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SILVER SELLS WELL ON DAY ONE AT MEALY’S

October 22nd, 2014
The Irish Hospitals Sweeps silver model made 4,400.

The Irish Hospitals Sweeps silver model made 4,400.

The silver presentation cup marking the defence of Trinity College, Dublin during the 1916 Rising was the top silver lot at the opening day of Mealy’s three day sale in Castlecomer this week.  Made by West and Son and hallmarked 1916 it sold for a hammer price of 6,600.  The rare cups were awarded  to people who defended Trinity at the locked gates and from the roof shortly after firing began on Monday, April 24, 1916. The college was defended throughout the week without any indication that the rebels planned to invade it.  The cup had been estimated at 2,000-3,000.

The second most expensive silver lot, at 4,400, was the silver model of a blindfolded woman over an Irish Hospital Sweepstake rotating drum. It had been estimated at 2,000-3,000.  The plaque on the base is inscribed:  “To Joe McGrath from one of the Drummers 1932.”  A George II two handled silver cup and cover by John Wilme, 1736 sold for 3,000, an 1896 Sheffield silver presentation tray sold for 2,800 and a canteen of Irish silver flatware by J. Smith, Dublin 1860 made 2,500.

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MONET AT SOTHEBY’S IN NEW YORK IN NOVEMBER

October 22nd, 2014

Three remarkable paintings by Claude Monet from an important American collection will come up at Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern art in New York on November 4.  Created in the 1880’s and ‘90’s the works trace the evolution of Monet’s style as he challenged the limits of High Impressionism and experimented with an approach that would culminate in the Series Paintings of his later years. Together they are estimated to achieve more than $40 million.

The group is led by Alice Hoschedé au jardin from 1881, which the artist personally selected as his standout work from that year ($25/35 million).  She was his 37 year old lover and the wife of his close friend Ernst Hoschedé.  Painted in 1887 Sous les Peupliers, a fine evocation of the French countryside, is estimated at $12-18 million.  Eglise de Vernon, soleil from 1894 is one of a series of the town of Vernon on the banks of the Seine.  It is estimated at $7-9 million.  Following a special viewing in Hong Kong this weekend the paintings will go on display in New York from October 31.

Claude Monet Alice Hoschedé au jardin

Claude Monet
Alice Hoschedé au jardin

Claude Monet Église de Vernon, soleil

Claude Monet
Église de Vernon, soleil

Claude Monet Sous les Peupliers

Claude Monet
Sous les Peupliers

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MANET’S LE PRINTEMPS AND LEGER’S LES CONSTRUCTEURS

October 20th, 2014

Manet’s Le Printemps and Leger’s Les constructeurs aver arbre will highlight Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York on November 5.  These pivotal works of the Impressionist and Modern movements are estimated respectively at $35-35 million and $16-22 million.  The 40 lots on offer in this sale reflect current collector demand for works of great rarity, strong provenance, and exceptional museum exhibition history.  A total of 90% are fresh to the market, having remained in private collections for a decade or more, while nearly 80% of the works have been featured in a museum exhibition.

“We have assembled a sale tailored to the refined tastes of our global collecting community, keeping exceptional quality and rarity as our guiding principles. The resulting sale is an exciting, sweeping representation of the Impressionist and Modern eras in European Art, embracing multiple mediums and movements and tracing the evolution of art from Impressionism through to Cubism, and on to Surrealism in each of the media instructive to these genres. Matisse’s Nu assis, fond bleu and a suite of cubist works by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Severini, are particularly thrilling to offer alongside the openings of the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection exhibitions at MoMA and The Met,” noted Brooke Lampley, Head of Department, Impressionist & Modern Art.  Here are some highlights and a video in which Adrien Meyer, international director of Impressionist and Modern Art, discusses Le Printemps.

EDOUARD MANET, Le Printemps, oil on canvas, 1881, $25-35million. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

EDOUARD MANET, Le Printemps, oil on canvas, 1881, $25-35million. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

 FERNAND LÉGER, Les constructeurs avec arbre, oil on canvas, 1949-1950, $16-22million.  Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

FERNAND LÉGER, Les constructeurs avec arbre, oil on canvas, 1949-1950, $16-22million. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

HENRI MATISSE, Nu assis, fond bleu, oil on canvas, 1936, $4-6million. Courtesy Christie's Images ltd., 2014

HENRI MATISSE, Nu assis, fond bleu, oil on canvas, 1936, $4-6million. Courtesy Christie’s Images ltd., 2014

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VIEWING UNDERWAY AT MEALY’S IN CASTLECOMER

October 20th, 2014
 A portrait of Edward Hodson attributed to Godrey Kneller.

A portrait of Edward Hodson attributed to Godrey Kneller.

VIEWING is now underway in Castlecomer for Mealy’s three day sale on October 21, 22 and 23. The catalogue cover lot is a fine portrait of Edward Hodson attributed to Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).  Estimated at 5,000-7,000 it depicts the young man clad in a blue satin jacket with cape and a long wig.  Here are some samples from the sale.

A fine long case clock by James Paker (1701-1766), Dublin (8,000-12,000).

A fine long case clock by James Paker (1701-1766), Dublin (8,000-12,000).

A matched pair of card tables by James Hicks, Dublin  (2,000-3,000).

A matched pair of card tables by James Hicks, Dublin (2,000-3,000).

An early Continental school medieval portrait of a saint and its companion (2,500-3,500).

An early Continental school medieval portrait of a saint and its companion (2,500-3,500).

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ANTIQUE FURNITURE AT WOODWARDS, CORK

October 18th, 2014

A set of eight  inlaid antique Cork 11-bar chairs are a feature at the auction at Woodwards on October 22.  They are estimated at 3,500-5,000.  Other furniture on offer includes a Victorian walnut davenport (500-800), a circular table with birdcage movement (200-300), an Edwardian walnut bookcase I400-600), an Edwardian card table I800-1,200), a Regency sofa table (400-600), a Georgian mahogany chest on chest (750-1,000) and a Victorian chest of drawers (200-400).  There is art by John Behan, Norah McGuinness, Arthur Maderson and Kenneth Webb.  A catalogue preview is online.

John Behan - Don Quixote (I,500-2,500).

John Behan – Don Quixote (I,500-2,500).

A  Georgian occasional table at Woodwards  (200-250).

A Georgian occasional table at Woodwards (200-250).

Wild Cherry Tree by Norah McGuinness at Woodwards (3,000-4,000).

Wild Cherry Tree by Norah McGuinness at Woodwards (3,000-4,000).

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REPUBLICAN SILVER SALVER AT SOTHEBY’S, LONDON

October 18th, 2014
Republican Silver salver.

Republican Silver salver.

A Victorian tray by Richard West Smith for Smith and Gamble, Dublin 1844 is estimated at £7,000-10,000.

A Victorian tray by Richard West Smith for Smith and Gamble, Dublin 1844 is estimated at £7,000-10,000.

A Republican silver salver by William Egan, Cork, 1922 is at Sotheby’s Arts of Europe sale in London on November 6.  Such pieces are very rare.  At the height of the Civil War in Ireland the Cork silversmiths, Egans, continued to make pieces which they were unable to send to the Assay Office in Dublin.  Less than 100 pieces were stamped with a special stamp made in Cork.  Prized by collectors they are known as Republican Silver.  This one is estimated at £8,000-12,000.

The auction will include a Victorian two handled tray by Richard West Smith, Dublin 1844 estimated at £7,000-10,000.

High quality silver and objects of vert are sought after by an increasing number of collectors around the world.  Alice Bleuzen, specialist in silver and vertu at Sotheby’s in London will offer free appraisals in Dublin and countrywide on October 20-21. Sotheby’s Dublin office is located on Molesworth St..
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JEWELLERY AT O’REILLY’S AUCTION ON FRANCIS ST., DUBLIN

October 17th, 2014

In Francis St., centre of the Dublin antique trade, O’Reillys will offer a variety of mostly Art Deco, Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian jewellery with some  silver at auction at auction on October 22.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

A pink diamond and sapphire cluster pendant (12,000-14,000).

A pink diamond and sapphire cluster pendant (12,000-14,000).

A diamond and tanzanite cluster ring (4,000-5,000).

A diamond and tanzanite cluster ring (4,000-5,000).

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