NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
Collector week, a three-day series of sales taking place from October 15-17, collectively totaled $6,578,125.
The week of sales concluded with The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, which totaled $1,266,000, and was 94% sold by lot and 96% sold by value. There was global participation with bidders from 27 countries spanning five continents.
Commenting on the Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, Jonathan Rendell, Deputy Chairman, states, The sale was a tribute to the transcendent taste and exquisite eye of the late Lee Bouvier Radziwill and her fascinating position at the center of American society, both political and artistic over the last century.
Bliss Summers, Head of Collector Sales, remarks, This seasons sales were distinguished by a strong offering of fresh to the market works from several private collections; each notable for their distinctive style and fine connoisseurship. Exceptional prices were achieved for property from the estates of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, Terry Allen Kramer, Rosa Strygler, and Kaye Miller, demonstrating the important role of provenance.
NOTABLE LOTS | THE COLLECTION OF LEE BOUVIER RADZIWILL | OCTOBER 17
Visit of Mrs. John F. Kennedy to India (March 1962). [New Delhi:] Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India . Estimate: $40,000-60,000. Price Realized: $50,000
A SET OF FIFTEEN INDIAN REVERSE-PAINTED GLASS PICTURES. LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, WITHIN FRAMES DESIGNED BY RENZO MONGIARDINO. Estimate: $10,000-15,000. Price Realized: $35,000
PETER BEARD (B. 1938), Running Giraffe, 1960. Estimate: $30,000-50,000. Price Realized: $60,000
A FRENCH ORMOLU MODEL OF A TOUCAN. LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY. Estimate: $3,000-5,000. Price Realized: $32,500
LINE VAUTRIN (1913-1997), 'FEUILLES DE LAURIER ENTRELACEES,' A COMPACT, CIRCA 1950-55. Estimate: $4,000-6,000. Price Realized: $13,750
THREE PAIRS OF LARGE SUNGLASSES, ROGER VIVIER, DOLCE & GABBANA, AND GIORGIO ARMANI. LATE 20TH CENTURY. Estimate: $300-500. Price Realized: $3,750
15 October 2019 | New York
Sale total: $3,207,875
The Collector: English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art totaled $3,207,875 with 78% sold by value and 72% sold by lot. The top lot of the sale was a pair of fine and massive French Aubusson Tapestries, 'le depart de la chasse au faucon' and 'le retour de la chasse' which sold for $212,500, greatly exceeding the estimate of $80,000-120,000.
16 October 2019 | New York
Sale total: $2,104,250
The Collector: Property from Four American Collections totaled $2,104,250 with 88% sold by value and 88% sold by lot. The top lot of the sale was a Chinese silk and metal thread carpet, late Qing dynasty, circa 1900, which achieved $100,000, against the estimate of $8,000-12,000. Additional works from The Collection of Terry Allen Kramer will be sold during 20th Century Week in New York in November 2019.