This Week’s Top Lots: September 21 – 25

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* Christie’s New York/September 22, Impressionist and Modern Art
The sale total was $1.6 million, 112 of 142 lots sold. The top lot was Jean-Pierre Cassigneul’s Elisabeth à Deauville that sold for $122,500 (estimate $50,000-70,000). Other top sales were Cassigneul’s La nappe à carreaux that sold for $62,500 (estimate $40,000-60,000), and David Burliuk’s Flowers that sold for $52,500 (estimate $40,000-60,000).

* Bonhams New Bond Street/September 23, Jewelry
The top lot was an aquamarine, sapphire and diamond sautoir by Cartier that sold for £216,000 (estimate £15,000-20,000). Other top lots were an emerald and diamond art deco ring that sold for £162,000 (estimate £30,000-40,000), and an art deco diamond strap bracelet by Cartier that sold for £69,600 (estimate £20,000-30,000).

* Doyle New York/September 23, Belle Epoque: 19th and 20th century decorative arts
The top lot was a Vienesse enameled silver chess set that sold for $28,125 (estimate $10,000-15,000). Other top lots were a bronze figure of Czar Nicholas II that sold for $21,250 (estimate $3,000-5,000), a bronze group of two buffalo that sold for $15,000 (estimate $800-1,200), and a group of three silver and gold enamel articles that sold for $8,750 (estimate $600-$800).

* Christie’s New York/September 23, First Open Post-War and Contemporary art
The sale total was $4.4 million, 129 of 155 lots sold. The top was Warhol’s Flowers that sold for over $1 million (estimate $500,000-700,000). Other top lots were Roni Horn’s Steven’s Bouquet that sold for $242,500 (estimate $70,000-100,000), Adolph Gottlieb’s Flat Black that sold for $134,500 (estimate $90,000-120,000), and an Untitled painting by Conrad Marca-Relli that sold for $86,500 (estimate $10,000-15,000).

* Sotheby’s New York/September 24, Contemporary art
The sale total was $5.5 million, 235 of 313 lots sold. The top was Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can (Tomato Soup) that sold for $374,500 (estimate $250,000-350,000). Other top lots were Warhol’s Untitled (Horse) from 1957 that sold for $254,500 (estimate $80,000-120,000), and Ruud Van Empel’s World # 17 that sold for $116,500 (estimate $45,000-65,000)—an auction record for the artist.

* Christie’s London/September 24, 19th century Furniture, sculpture, works of art and ceramics
The sale total was £714,125. The top lot was a three-piece Spanish silver table garniture that sold for £85,250 (estimate £15,000-25,000). Other top lots were an ormolu and porcelain mounted gueridon that sold for £21,875 (estimate £8,000-12,000), and a French miniature on ivory of Mabel Morrison with gilt metal mounts that sold for £11,500 (estimate £2,000-3,000).

* Sotheby’s London/September 24, Modern and Contemporary Prints
The sale total was £1.9 million. The top lot was Kirchner’s Berggruppe that sold for £253,250 (estimate £30,000-50,000). Other top lots were Roy Lichtenstein’s Reverie that sold for £115,250 (estimate £45,000-55,000), Warhol’s Shoes that sold for £109,250 (estimate £20,000-30,000), and The Last Supper (set of 13) by Damien Hirst that sold for £51,650 (estimate £20,000-30,000).

Images from above: Sautoir by Cartier, c. 1920. Courtesy of Bonhams. Untitled  by Conrad Marca-Relli, 1950. Table garniture, c. 1877. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd, 2009.