Old Master Surprises at Christie's April 24, 2009 by Marion Maneker This pair of Abraham Bloemaert portraits opened Christie’s London Old Master sale and made £133,250 even though the estimate range was £15-20,000. This Clara Peeters still life was estimated at £25-35,000 but made £103,250. Finally, the attribution on this work calls it a follower of Canaletto. And maybe so, but £115,000 against a £70,000 high estimate suggests a buyer who thought there was a closer collection. More from Art Market MonitorImpressionist Market Looks for a FloorEstate PlanningIt Is No Longer Easy for Bouvier to Buy Works of ArtAllan Stone Sale at Sotheby'sRussians Love the French RivieraIs Anyone Really Creating Art Loan CDOs?