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Previews: issue 262027 November 2023
Our selection of lots from 13 upcoming UK and Irish auctions
Early chair by Eames team shows that detail counts when it comes to value27 November 2023
In the Mid-century market, the devil is in the detail.
Back from 1910 honeymoon with a Satsuma vase27 November 2023
Yabu Meizan (1853-1934) is considered the ‘prince’ of the so-called Satsuma medium.
Strong box thought to be the work of Gerrit Jensen27 November 2023
Like many English joiners of the period, not a great deal is known about the private life of Gerrit Jensen.
Roman marble bust of Hadrian flies over estimate at US auction27 November 2023
This Roman marble bust hammered for $47,500 (£39,100) against an estimate of $2000-3000 at Wiederseim Associates (25% buyer’s premium) in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on October 20.
Sleeping ‘imperial poem’ plaques awakened at New Jersey auction27 November 2023
Catalogued simply as an ‘ornate Chinese plaque’ and estimated at $600-800, a Qing lacquer and porcelain panel hammered for a remarkable $440,000 (£359,000) at Regency Auction House in Rockaway, New Jersey.
Deaccessioned works receive big auction welcome27 November 2023
Classical Chinese furniture deaccessioned from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts produced some sensational results at a dedicated Asian Art sale held by Brunk Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) in Asheville, North Carolina on October 19.
Autogiros made by Britains soar in Pittsburgh27 November 2023
Created in the late 1920s by Spanish aeronautical engineer Juan de la Cierva (1895-1936), the autogiro entered service in the late 1930s.
Rare Dutch Baroque panel stars in our pick of six auction highlights24 November 2023
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a 17th century engraved mother-of-pearl, bone and hardstone inlaid slate panel that more than doubled estimate at a single-owner sale.
Pick of the week: Icon of British glass brings £140,000 at auction20 November 2023
A royal armorial goblet by William Beilby – among the most celebrated pieces of glass ever produced in Britain – sold for a record £140,000 at Bonhams.
Chinese jade from Lawrence family collection soars past estimate20 November 2023
The most eagerly awaited of the five Asian art catalogues offered by Woolley & Wallis was an array of 34 Chinese jades from the Lawrence family collection.
Secessionist silver flower baskets by Josef Hoffmann are among five lots to watch20 November 2023
With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.
Imperial power told through a £110,000 hardwood chest20 November 2023
A Chinese ‘dragon’ box fashioned in the prized Asian wood zitan sold for £110,000 at Sworders (25% buyer’s premium) on November 3.
A trio of works by the brilliant Burges20 November 2023
Jade censer modified by the architect-designer for his own enjoyment returns to auction in Edinburgh
Yul Brynner behind the lens at auction in Vienna20 November 2023
Spanning two sessions at Leitz Photographica in Vienna on November 24-25 are consignments from the personal collection of the late Yul Brynner (1920-1985) via his daughter Victoria.
Chaumet’s ‘floating laurel leaves’ bring £240,00020 November 2023
Bonhams’ London Jewels sale on September 21 was topped by this Chaumet diamond necklace.
The draw of a great sapphire and a great atelier20 November 2023
Kashmir sapphires have acquired a near-legendary status, due to their lustrous cornflower colour, soft velvety texture and extreme rarity.
Hardman jewel with a Pugin connection20 November 2023
This gothic revival gold and enamel 'artist's jewel' made by the Birmingham metalworkers Hardman and Co is very similar to one given by architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) to his third wife Jane Knill.
New scholarship pays off for teapots20 November 2023
Chiswick Auctions’ most successful silver sale to date on October 11 included a George II teapot of American colonial interest.
Books and works on paper previews including a rare 19th century travel album20 November 2023
The Antiquarian Book auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood includes a travel album titled The Ramblings and Adventures of an Indian Officer.