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Christie’s Presents: An American Journey: The Diann G and Thomas A Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks

Christie’s Presents: An American Journey: The Diann G and Thomas A Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks

Christie’s Presents: An American Journey: The Diann G and Thomas A Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks   Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), The Steerage, 1907. Estimate: $200,000-300,000 Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936. Gelatin silver print. Estimate: $100,000-150,000  Christie’s announces the sale of An American […]

Christie’s | August Interiors and The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum | New York

Christie’s | August Interiors and The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum | New York

INTERIORS New York | 22 August 2018 Featuring Property from the Collection of Tom Britt and vignettes styled by Sarah Bray, Interiors Editor, Modern Luxury, and Anne Spilman, Designer  Christie’s announces the summer sale of Interiors taking place on August 22, 2018 in New York. […]

Classic Week Overview – London, 3 to 12 July

Classic Week Overview – London, 3 to 12 July

 Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century.  Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, British Impressionist, 19th Century European and Orientalist Art, to important decorative arts including sculpture, furniture, portrait miniatures and gold boxes, to inspiring books, manuscripts, illustrations, prints, science and natural history. Highlights include a poignant work by Rubens, Thomas Chippendale furniture marking the 300th anniversary year of his birth, Pre-Raphaelite works, two bronzes from ‘the Court of the Sun King’ Louis XIV of France, illustrations by Quentin Blake and Ancient Greek pottery. Works will be on public view at Christie’s King Street from 30 June to 12 July.

Design | June 20 | New York

Design | June 20 | New York

DESIGN | JUNE 20 | NEW YORK FEATURING PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION AND IN FOCUS: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BRAD GREY COMPRISED OF TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS OF ICONIC FRENCH DESIGN WORKS BY CHAREAU, DUNAND, FRANK, GRAY, LEGRAIN, LALANNE, PUIFORCAT, ROYÈRE, […]

Christie’s Interiors: New York Visions

Christie’s Interiors: New York Visions

INTERIORS: NEW YORK VISIONS The Estate of Kenneth Jay Lane, The Collection of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, and Robert Couturier: Elements of Style JUNE 6, 2018 | NEW YORK Christie’s announces the spring sale Interiors: New York Visions taking place on June 6, 2018 […]

Christie’s Russian Art Sale

Christie’s Russian Art Sale

ENCHANTMENTS ACROSS THE AGES

– RUSSIAN ART AUCTION –

4 JUNE 2018, LONDON

 On 4th June, Christie’s Russian Art sale will offer a selection of works by numerous highly sought-after artists including Boris Grigoriev, Alexandre Iacovleff, Konstantin Somov, Nicholas Roerich, Dmitry Stelletsky and Yuri Annenkov. Session II will offer Russian Works of Art, including over forty works from the famous workshop of Fabergé, Imperial jewels, rare bronzes, Soviet Porcelain and works by the Imperial Porcelain Factory.

A highlight of the sale, Boris Grigoriev’s La Mère Agathe is one of the finest and most characteristic of Grigoriev’s Breton cycle paintings of the 1920s, which was exhibited at several major exhibitions including at the artist’s solo show in the New Gallery in New York (5th December 1924 – 2nd January 1925). As evident in the above painting, Grigoriev took care to capture his sitters and this work successfully conveys a strong sense of character in the elderly Breton woman (illustrated above, estimate: £250,000 – 350,000). Brittany, with its archaic cultural context, the crystalline clarity of medieval architectural forms, and the colourful richness of summer landscapes, provided Grigoriev with novel artistic materials, subjects, textures, and colours. Showcasing the painting at the 24th Annual International Exhibition in Pittsburgh in 1925 and subsequently at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York in 1926 cemented its success and attracted the attention of an illustrious collector called Edgar J. Kaufmann (1885-1955).

The Mark of a Genius: Rembrandt’s ‘Christ Presented to The People’ from The Collection of The Late Samuel Josefowitz

The Mark of a Genius: Rembrandt’s ‘Christ Presented to The People’ from The Collection of The Late Samuel Josefowitz

THE MARK OF A GENIUS: REMBRANDT’S ‘CHRIST PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE’ FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOSEFOWITZ -THE LAST KNOWN FIRST STATE OF THIS REMARKABLE DRYPOINT IN PRIVATE HANDS – Christ Presented to The People (‘Ecce Homo’) is considered to be among Rembrandt […]

Rubens: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena – A Rare Glimpse into the Private Work of One of The Masters of Western Art

Rubens: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena – A Rare Glimpse into the Private Work of One of The Masters of Western Art

RUBENS: Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter, Clara Serena – A RARE GLIMPSE INTO THE PRIVATE WORK OF ONE OF THE MASTERS OF WESTERN ART –  Christie’s will offer Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist’s Daughter by Peter Paul Rubens in the London Old Masters Evening […]

Outstanding Result for the only recorded Qur’an Palimpsest copied on an earlier Coptic Bible

Outstanding Result for the only recorded Qur’an Palimpsest copied on an earlier Coptic Bible

OUTSTANDING RESULTS

FOR AN UNRECORDED QUR’AN PALIMPSEST COPIED ON

AN EARLIER COPTIC BIBLE

AS IT ACHIEVES £596,750

A QUR’AN PALIMPSEST WRITTEN ON AN EARLIER COPTIC BIBLE

PROBABLY EGYPT, SECOND CENTURY AH/CIRCA 8TH CENTURY AD AND EARLIER

Estimate: £80,000 – 120,000

Price realised: £596,750

Christie’s is pleased with the results achieved for the palimpsest of a Qur’an copied onto a Christian text, realising £596,750 during the Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction, which is still ongoing.

As Lot 1 of the sale, this remarkable manuscript dates to the earliest period of Islam. The leaves from these folios derive from an earlier Coptic manuscript containing passages from the Book of Deuteronomy, which is part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament. It was very probably produced in Egypt, home to the Coptic community, at the time of the Arab conquest.

This appears to be the only recorded example of a Qur’an written above a Christian text, and the importance of this manuscript resonates with the historical reality of religious communities in the Near East and as such is an invaluable survival from the earliest centuries of Islam. Christie’s is honoured to have offered it at auction in London.

This remarkable discovery was made with the help of French scholar Dr. Eléonore Cellard, as the folios are in fact a palimpsest, a manuscript from which the first writing has been effaced so that the vellum could be reused. Beneath the Arabic script an original Coptic text may clearly be seen.

The Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale continues.

CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS: HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES

CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS: HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES

CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS: HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES 12 JUNE, LONDON PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS: LONDON, 7 -12 JUNE 2018 HERMÈS, 1996, executed in 2009 A RARE AND UNIQUE PAINTED WHITE & RED ARDENNES LEATHER NASA RETOURNE KELLY 35 WITH GOLD HARDWARE BY TOM SACHS Estimate: £20,000-30,000 London – Following […]

Milan Modern and Contemporary Art Auction achieved a strong total result of €14,7 million

Milan Modern and Contemporary Art Auction achieved a strong total result of €14,7 million

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF CHRISTIE’S ITALY MILAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY THE BEST OF ITALIAN 20TH CENTURY ART REALISING A SALE TOTAL OF € 14.7 MILLION SETTING 6 NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORDS  The 6th consecutive Milan Modern and Contemporary art auction has achieved a strong total […]

CHRISTIE’S | RARE WATCHES SALE IN GENEVA

CHRISTIE’S | RARE WATCHES SALE IN GENEVA

PRESS RELEASE ǀ 13 APRIL 2018 ǀ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RARE WATCHES SALE IN GENEVA, 14 MAY 2018

TOUR DATES:

HONG KONG: 16 – 17 APRIL

TAIPEI: 19 – 20 APRIL

LONDON: 24 – 26 APRIL

BERLIN: 25 – 29 APRIL

Geneva – Christie’s will hold its Rare Watches auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on 14 May 2018. Offering 221 timepieces spanning from 1875 to 2017, the majority consigned by private collectors mainly from Europe, with estimates ranging from CHF2,000 to CHF1,000,000, it is expected to fetch in the region of CHF 15 million.

The sale comprises three important private collections, the first, Rare Patek Philippe Timepieces from an Important Private Collection (lots 93-103), representing the most important single owner collection of modern Patek Philippe timepieces to come up for auction in recent years. The eclectic group of 11 watches comprises some of the firm’s most coveted and hard to find models, notably the “Grand Complication” reference 5208P, the highlight of the section and top lot of the auction.

The Property of an Important Swiss Private Collector, lots 136-182, includes 47 mostly contemporary wristwatches compiled by the Swiss collector over the last decade. The collection consists of a variety of brands and styles, the majority preserved in like new condition and sold with the original certificates, warranties, manual and boxes.

The third collection is from an Important Private Italian Collection, lots 199-208, exclusively Rolex wristwatches including rare models such as a Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6264 with original guarantee, est. CHF150,000-250,000.

Patek Philippe

An exceptionally fine and important platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar single button chronograph automatic wristwatch with leap year indication, day and night display and moon phases

Ref. 5208P-001, circa 2011


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