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    WORLD AUCTION RECORDS FOR MASTERPIECES AT SOTHEBY’S

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016

    There was world auction records for Jean Etienne Leotard, Jan Brueghel the Elder and a work on paper by Sir Peter Lely at two days of sales of masterpieces from the past at Sotheby’s in London this week.  The auctions attracted collectors from over 50 countries and a participation at sales of Old Master paintings, sculpture, works of art and drawings that was up by 40%.  The four sales brought a combined total of £31,831,191.   A Dutch Girl at Breakfast by Jean Etienne Leotard made £4,405,000: Still Life of flowers in a stoneware vase by Jan Brueghel the Elder made £3,845,000 and a self portrait by Sir Peter Lely sold for £869,000.  The Orpheus Cup sold for £1.06 million.

    Jean Etienne Liotard - A Dutch Girl at Breakfast

    Jean Etienne Liotard – A Dutch Girl at Breakfast

    Jan Brueghel the Elder - A still life with flowers in a  stoneware vase

    Jan Brueghel the Elder – A still life with flowers in a stoneware vase

    Sir Peter Lely's self portrait.

    Sir Peter Lely’s self portrait.

    SOUTH GERMAN, AUGSBURG, AROUND 1600 THE ROTHSCHILD ORPHEUS CUP

    SOUTH GERMAN, AUGSBURG, AROUND 1600
    THE ROTHSCHILD ORPHEUS CUP

    A MASTERFUL SELF-PORTRAIT BY SIR PETER LELY

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
    Sir Peter Lely's self portrait.

    Sir Peter Lely’s self portrait.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £869,000

    The top lot at Mealy’s Lotabeg sale – Sir Peter Lely’s portrait of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde – might at 120,000 have seemed expensive to some, but perhaps it was a bargain.  Now a masterful self-portrait by the artist is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on July 6.  His iconic portraits of Charles II’s pleasure-seeking court made him the natural successor to Anthony van Dyck and the “best painter in England” of his time but Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) was also one of the great international draughtsmen of his age. Sotheby’s will offer three of his most intimate surviving portrait drawings: the self-portrait – one of only two in existence and the only one remaining in private hands – and portraits of the artist’s son, John and his wife, Ursula. Never seen on the market the works have remained in the possession of the artist’s direct descendants  since they were drawn some 360 years ago.

    Sotheby’s say the self-portrait, with its grand scale, is one of the most powerful and important of all drawings created in 17th-century England. Made during the second half of the 1650’s, towards the end of the Cromwellian era, it shows the artist as a quietly self-assured and affable man in his mid to late thirties.  It is estimated at £600,000-800,000.  The portrait of John is estimated at £80,000-120,000, that of Ursula at £6,000-8,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for May 1, 2016)

    MEISSEN EWERS PROVE THEIR WORTH AT LOTABEG

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
    These Meissen ewers made 53,000 in total.

    These Meissen ewers made 53,000 in total.

    A set of large Meissen ewers representing three of the four elements proved their worth at Mealy’s sale at Lotabeg in Cork on May 24. The auction of contents from Lotabeg was a crowd puller which drew more than 7,000 viewers.  The top lot was Sir Peter Lely’s portrait of the 1st Duke of Ormonde (120,000).  A rare William IV seven foot circular dining table went for 26,000, three Meissen ewers sold for 53,000 collectively, an early set of  c1864 photographs of Hindustan, Kashmir and Tartary made 12,000, a pair of paintings by David de Coninck sold for 39,000 and an Irish silver coffee pot made 14,000.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for May 22, 14 and 1 and April 27, 2016)

    SIR PETER LELY PORTRAIT OF THE Ist DUKE OF ORMONDE, JAMES BUTLER

    Sunday, May 1st, 2016

    A life size portrait of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde by Sir Peter Lely and Studio of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) is among the highlights at Mealy’s sale of contents from Lotabeg at Tivoli in Cork on May 24.  A pair of artworks by Dave de Coninck (1644-1680) – Garden Friends and Guarding the Day’s Catch – is estimated at around 50,000.  Last year a pair of works by the same artist sold for 120,000. The auction will include paintings, furniture, a collection of Cork and Irish silver, rare books, porcelain, Oriental carpets, chandeliers, Indian and Asian art and Irish historic collectibles.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 27, 2016)

     Sir Peter Lely and Studio of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

    Sir Peter Lely and Studio of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 120,000

    David de Coninck

    David de Coninck  UPDATE: THE PAIR SOLD FOR 39,000

    David de Coninck

    David de Coninck

    The drawing room at Lotabeg

    The drawing room at Lotabeg

    The dining room at Lotabeg

    The dining room at Lotabeg