Auction Results – white marble dated 1868 fetches £477,000 at Sotheby’s

Issue number one of ‘Playboy’ with Marilyn Monroe on the cover sells for £4,000 (€4.5k)

Phryné, a white marble dated 1868 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Barzaghi £477,000 (about €537,000) at Sotheby’s

Phryné, a white marble dated 1868 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Barzaghi £477,000 (about €537,000) at Sotheby’s

 

Sunday (February 11th) Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath.
A collection of photographs from the collection of Lt Charles Howard-Bury.
Lot 1,006, Photograph of Mount Everest 1921, €600 (€70-€120);
Lot 1,007, a group portrait photograph of Tibetans €300 (€70-€120);
Lot 1,022 an album of photographs of “big game” hunting in India (€150-€250).

Tuesday (February 13th) Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, Durrow, Co Laois.
“Knot, Warp & Weft 18” – a dedicated sale of carpets and rugs. 87 per cent of lots sold.
Lot 61, a late 20th-century carpet based on an original Donegal Design Carpet, after Gavin Morton and GK Robertson, navy ground, with large and bold floral motifs, enclosed by an ivory and peach flower head border €7,500 (€5,000-€7,000).

Lot 18 at Sotheby’s, limited edition photographic print of ‘Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent, Los Angeles, California, 1981’ by Richard Avedon £62,500 (£50,000-£70,000)
Lot 18 at Sotheby’s, limited edition photographic print of ‘Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent, Los Angeles, California, 1981’ by Richard Avedon £62,500 (£50,000-£70,000)

Wednesday (February 14th) Bonhams, London.
“A Gentleman’s Library” auction.
Lot 127, a jewelled gold tie pin, in original fitted box, early 20th century, unmarked – the finial formed as an early motor car, yellow and white metals, set with diamonds, rubies and an emerald, the fitted box with retail stamp inside lid for “West & Son, The King’s Jewellers, 18& 19 College Green, Dublin”. £1,125 (£1,000 – £1,500).

Phryné, a white marble dated 1868 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Barzaghi
Phryné, a white marble dated 1868 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Barzaghi

Thursday (February 15th) Sotheby’s, London.
“Erotic: Passion & Desire” auction.
Lot 10, Phryné, a white marble dated 1868 by the Italian sculptor Francesco Barzaghi £477,000 (about €537,000) (£400,000–£600,000);
Lot 18, limited edition photographic print of “Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent, Los Angeles, California, 1981” by Richard Avedon £62,500 (£50,000-£70,000);
Lot 37, a 2,000- year-old Roman terracotta plaque depicting a brothel scene £30,000 (£20,000-£30,000);
Lot 39, a bronze sculpture, The Sluggard by 19th-century English artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton, £47,500 (£18,000-£25,000);
Lot 74, a copy of “Playboy Entertainment for Men Issue #1, [December 1953]” with Marilyn Monroe on the cover £4,000 (£3,000-£5,000).
Among the unsold was Lot 24, an 18th-century French white marble Bust of Antinous (“After the Antique”) by an unknown artist (£100,000-£150,000).

At O’Reilly’s AuctionRooms, Francis St, Dublin next Wednesday, a Russian carved stone cup with gold and gemstone handle by work-master Erik Kollin, Saint Petersburg, circa late 19th century, with round carved agate bowl mounted on a 14ct yellow gold rim with integral handle, finished with raised garnet cabochons €8,000-€10,000
A Russian carved stone cup with gold and gemstone handle by work-master Erik Kollin, Saint Petersburg, circa late 19th century. €8,000-€10,000, at O’Reilly’s AuctionRooms

Forthcoming Auctions

Monday (February 19th) Lev Mitchell & Sons Auctioneers on-the-premises clearance auction at Cullen House, Beauparc, Slane, Co Meath at noon.
Viewing today 10am-5pm and tomorrow, Sunday noon–5pm. Cased rosettes for prize-winning cattle, taxidermy, bar furniture and fixtures, vintage radios, Victorian prams, Belfast sinks, old Waterford Glass, etc.

Tuesday (February 20th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of Jewellery & Silver at 2pm.
An emerald & diamond three-stone ring set in 18ct gold with an insurance valuation which states the emerald is 2.92cts, diamonds 1.95ct total & valued at €20,000 in March 2016 is estimated at €4,000-€6,000; a pair of emerald & diamond earrings set in 14ct gold with an insurance valuation which states the emeralds are 0.46cts total, diamonds 2.89ct G/H & clarity VS1/2 total & valued at €15,000 in March 2016 estimated at €1,500-€2,500. Viewing from Noon today. See jwa.ie

Wednesday (February 21st) O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8. Jewellery Auction at 1pm.
Lot 294, a Russian carved stone cup with gold and gemstone handle by work-master Erik Kollin, Saint Petersburg, circa late 19th century, with round carved agate bowl mounted on a 14ct yellow gold rim with integral handle, finished with raised garnet cabochons €8,000-€10,000 [see pic];
Lot 296, an 18ct gold, enamel and diamond compact by the Italian jewellery company Fasano, circa 1930’s €6,500-€8,500.