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SOTHEBY’S IRISH ART ON VIEW IN DUBLIN IN MAY

April 23rd, 2014

Irish art from Sotheby’s London sale of British and Irish art on May 22 will be exhibited in Dublin from May 8 to May 11.  A total of 33 Irish works are in the sale of 108 lots in total.  The Irish works are expected to realise around £985,000.  There is art by William Orpen, Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, William Scott, Jack Yeats and John Lavery among others.  The venue for the Dublin viewing is Sotheby’s at 16 Molesworth St.  Here are a few examples:

SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A. 1856-1941 THE MORNING RIDE (£100,000-150,000).

SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.H.A., R.S.A.
1856-1941
THE MORNING RIDE (£100,000-150,000). (This Tangier scene depicts Alice Trudeau, the daughter of his wife Hazel from her first marriage).

 

GERARD DILLON, R.H.A., R.U.A. 1916-1971 CLEANING THE BOAT (ROUNDSTONE) (£30,000-50,000).

GERARD DILLON, R.H.A., R.U.A.
1916-1971
CLEANING THE BOAT (ROUNDSTONE) (£30,000-50,000).

 

WILLIAM SCOTT, R.A. 1913-1989 QUIET OCHRE (at auction for the first time) (£100,000 — 150,000).

WILLIAM SCOTT, R.A.
1913-1989
QUIET OCHRE (at auction for the first time)
(£100,000 — 150,000).

 

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FURNITURE, ART AND ASIAN ART AT SHEPPARDS OF DURROW

April 23rd, 2014

Furniture, fine art, decorative art and Asian art will all come under the hammer at three days of auctions at Sheppards in Durrow, Co. Laois on April 29 and 30 and on May 1. More than 1950 lots are listed on the catalogue for the Outstanding Interiors and Exteriors sale, which is online.  Here is a small selection:

Walnut bureau bookcase c1680 (3,000-4,000).

Walnut bureau bookcase c1680 (3,000-4,000).

Georeg I walnut and inlaid tallboy (2,500-3,500).

George I walnut and inlaid tallboy (2,500-3,500).

Pair of George III Chippendale elbow chairs (2,400-2,800)

Pair of George III Chippendale elbow chairs (2,400-2,800)

19th century inlaid cased regulator wall clock (6,000-9,000)

19th century inlaid cased regulator wall clock (6,000-9,000)

Polychrome wood panel Christ in Majesty (4,000-6,000)

Polychrome wood panel Christ in Majesty (4,000-6,000)

Pair of Irish 18th century brass barrelled flintlock blunderbusses (1,500-2,500)

Pair of Irish 18th century brass barrelled flintlock blunderbusses (1,500-2,500)

19th century Chinese vase (600-900).

19th century Chinese vase (600-900).

One of a pair of mid-18th century Italian gilt framed mirrors  (6,000-9,000).

One of a pair of mid-18th century Italian gilt framed mirrors (6,000-9,000).

Samuel Spode - Chestnut in a stable (2,000-3,000)

Samuel Spode – Chestnut in a stable (2,000-3,000)

 

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THE LARGEST FLAWLESS VIVID BLUE DIAMOND IN THE WORLD

April 22nd, 2014

 

THE BLUE - a fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 13.22 carats. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

THE BLUE – a fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 13.22 carats. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

THE BLUE, the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world will lead Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva on May 14.  Weighing 13.22 carats this sensational stone is estimated at US$21-25 million.  Six months ago Christie’s Geneva sold the Orange, the largest fancy vivid orange diamond in the world for US$35.5 million, a world record for an orange diamond and a world auction record price per carat for any diamond at US$2.4 million.  The Blue is the leading gem of the 250 lot strong sale which is estimated to make in the region of US$80 million.

The sale will feature important coloured and colourless diamonds such as The Ocean Dream, at 5.5 carats the largest fancy vivid blue-green diamond in the world, estimated at US$7.5-9.5 million. The light pink cut-corner square cut diamond of 76.51 carats is another rare coloured diamond in the sale. It is estimated at $7-10 million.  A pear shaped D-colour flawless diamond of 75.97 carats will lead the colourless diamonds in the sale. It is estimated at US$13.5-15.5 million.

(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 10, 2013).

A pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 75.97 carats. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

A pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 75.97 carats. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

THE OCEAN DREAM courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

THE OCEAN DREAM courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

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FRESH TO MARKET YEATS AT MORGAN O’DRISCOLL’S RDS SALE

April 21st, 2014

 

Jack B. Yeats The Young One, dated 1891 on label.

Jack B. Yeats The Young One, dated 1891 on label.

A fresh to market watercolour by Jack B. Yeats is the catalogue cover lot for the Morgan O’Driscoll’s evening auction of Irish art at the RDS in Dublin on April 28. Dated from 1891 The Young One depicts O’Connell St. in Sligo on what is probably market day.  Yeats was brought up in Sligo and retained his affection for the city.  The work is estimated at 20,000-30,000.  Highlights include works by Paul Henry, Gerard Dillon, Donald Teskey, William Conor and Cecil Maguire. Here is a small selection. 

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958) A Western Landscape 1919 (40,000-60,000).

Paul Henry RHA (1876-1958)
A Western Landscape 1919 (40,000-60,000).

 

Walter Frederick Osborne RHA (1859-1903) An Interior of a Coach House  oil on board (20,000-30,000).

Walter Frederick Osborne RHA (1859-1903)
An Interior of a Coach House
oil on board (20,000-30,000).

 

William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011) Island Field  (6,000-9,000).

William Crozier HRHA (1930-2011)
Island Field (6,000-9,000).

 

Donald Teskey (b.1956) Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, September '96  (5,000-7,000).

Donald Teskey (b.1956)
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, September ’96 (5,000-7,000).

 

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979) The Game  (1,500-2,500).

Basil Ivan Rakoczi (1908-1979)
The Game (1,500-2,500).

 

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Figures in Landscape  oil on board 93,000-5,000).

Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974)
Figures in Landscape
oil on board (3,000-5,000).

 

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A VIDEO ON MONET’S WATER LILIES

April 21st, 2014

This is a video from Christie’s on Monet’s 1907 Water Lilies which comes up in New York on May 6 estimated at $25-35 million.  (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 6, 2014).

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THE ART OF TRAVEL AT CHRISTIE’S, SOUTH KENSINGTON

April 21st, 2014

The Art of Travel  new annual summer sale of vintage travel posters and luggage celebrating the golden age of tourism will be held at Christie’s, South Kensington, London on June 18.  With the arrival of the railway in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, artists, writers, and aristocrats flocked to the Côte d’Azur to experience the unique landscape, light, and luxury of the region. The beautiful art deco style posters that were commissioned by the railway companies remind us of the timeless appeal of this glamorous and beautiful region. A selection of the works on offer will be on view at a special exhibition in the JW Marriott Cannes throughout the film festival from May 14 – 25.  Highlights include spectacular posters by A.M. Cassandre and Roger Broders: 

Roger Broders (1883-1953)  AGAY lithograph in colours, c.1930 (£6,000-8,000).

Roger Broders (1883-1953)
AGAY
lithograph in colours, c.1930 (£6,000-8,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

 

A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968),  COTE D’AZUR, 1931  (£10,000-15,000).  Courtesy, Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968),
COTE D’AZUR, 1931 (£10,000-15,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

 

Roger Broders (1883-1953)  THE FRENCH RIVIERA FOR PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, 1930 (£4,000-6,000).

Roger Broders (1883-1953)
THE FRENCH RIVIERA FOR PERPETUAL SUNSHINE, 1930 (£4,000-6,000). Courtesy, Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

 

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CORK SIX BAR CHAIRS AT LYNES AND LYNES

April 20th, 2014
A set of Cork six bar chairs at Lynes and Lynes.

A set of Cork six bar chairs at Lynes and Lynes.

An antique wing back drawingroom chair (800-1,200).

An antique wing back chair (800-1,200).

A Connemara landscape by Charles Lamb (2,000-3,000).

A Connemara landscape by Charles Lamb (2,000-3,000).

A set of four 19th century silver plated dish covers (300-500).

A set of four 19th century silver plated dish covers (300-500).

A Cork Georgian mahogany wine cooler (1,200-1,500).

A Cork Georgian mahogany wine cooler (1,200-1,500).

THIS set of Cork six bar chairs comes up at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on April 26.  The eight chairs are similar to a set sold from the  Dunkathel House Collection some years ago.  Cork eleven bar chairs are prized by collectors, as are nine bar chairs.  Six bar chairs are rarer and they tend to be earlier.  This set is estimated at 1,200-1,500.  Here are some more lots from the sale.  The catalogue is online at www.lynesandlynes.com 

 

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BRUEGHEL’S CALVARY AT SOTHEBY’S THIS SUMMER

April 17th, 2014

 

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Calvary - 1615 (£3-4 million).

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Calvary – 1615 (£3-4 million). (Click on image to enlarge it).

An imposing landscape with the Crucifixion by  Pieter Brueghel the Younger is part of a remarkable group of Flemish Old Master paintings from the Coppée Collection to be sold at Sotheby’s in London this summer. Assembled by the Belgian industrialist Evence Coppée III (1882-1945) in the 1920′s  the collection is comprised almost exclusively of 16th and 17th century works.  There is an emphasis on the works of Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1637/8) and the Brueghel family. Of the paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger the sale will feature  the landscape with the Crucifixion (£3-4 million), an Outdoor Wedding Dance (£1.-1.5 million) and an evocative Winter Landscape (£1-1.5 million). The selection also encompasses impressive paintings resulting from a collaboration between Jan Brueghel the Younger and artists such as Frans Francken the Younger and Hendrik van Balen the Elder, as well as works from the North Netherlandish School and the School of Northern France.

Passed on by direct descent from Baron Coppée, these works have not appeared on the market for almost a century. They will be auctioned as part of a group of 19 paintings from the Coppée Collection at Sotheby’s Old Master sales on July 9 and 10, 2014.  The Calvary is one of only two signed works by Brueghel on the subject of the Crucifixion.  It ranks amongst the rarest of his compositions.

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ONLY SURVIVING AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF RACHMANINOV 2ND SYMPHONY

April 17th, 2014

rach 1rachTHE only surviving autograph manuscript for Sergei Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony in E Minor, OP.27  is to be sold at Sotheby’s in London on May 20.  Presumed lost since soon after the symphony’s premiere in St Petersburg in 1908, it was rediscovered nearly a century later in 2004 in the estate of a European private collector.  It is estimated at £1-1.5 million.

This is one of the few autograph manuscripts of a symphony, central to the international orchestral repertory, remaining in private hands. In its 320 pages, it contains a wealth of new information, revealing Rachmaninov’s compositional processes when he was at the height of his powers, in one of his greatest works. There is even new unpublished material, unknown to Rachmaninov scholars and absent in any edition of the symphony.

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SIR ALEX FERGUSON’S WINE COLLECTION AT CHRISTIE’S

April 16th, 2014

Part of the impressive wine collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, the most successful manager in British football history, is to be sold by Christie’s across three auctions in coming months. The collection includes fine and rare wines featuring Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundies and many finest First Growth Bordeaux ranging from the 1986 to 2011 vintages, during which time Sir Alex guided Manchester United through the most celebrated chapter in its history, winning two European Cups, 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cup victories, four League Cup victories, the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the Inter-Continental Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup.

Fine & Rare Wines from The Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE will be offered in Hong Kong on May 24 with 257 lots, London on June 5 with 140 lots and at an online-only auction which will run from June 9 to 23 with 85 lots.  All  buyers in the online-only sale will receive a signed catalogue. Alongside some of the wines in the Hong Kong and London auctions, Christie’s will also be offering select pieces of signed footballing memorabilia. With estimates ranging from £350 to £65,000, the collection is expected to realise in excess of £3 million.

FROM THE ONLINE SALE: 12 bottles of Pétrus 1988 estimate: £12,000 – 15,000 Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

FROM THE ONLINE SALE: 12 bottles of Pétrus 1988
estimate: £12,000 – 15,000 Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

6 bottles of Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1999, which are offered with a Manchester United Retro Champions League shirt from 1999 signed “Best wishes Alex Ferguson” estimate: HK$650,000-850,000/ £50,000-65,000/ €60,000-80,000

6 bottles of Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1999, which are offered with a Manchester United Retro Champions League shirt from 1999 signed “Best wishes Alex Ferguson”
estimate: HK$650,000-850,000/ £50,000-65,000/ €60,000-80,000 Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

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