Solid sales information has been hard to come by from Masterpiece in London this week but Bloomberg’s Scott Reyburn got these:
- Sladmore Gallery sold a bronze of “The Kiss,” cast during Rodin’s lifetime, to a Swiss collector for $2 million.
- A Middle East client bought a pair of earrings by the Parisian jeweler JAR from Symbolic & Chase for $500,000.
- A hand-signed 1895 lithograph of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — one of just 26 made — is being offered by the Oslo- based dealer Kaare Berntsen, priced at 1.7 million pounds
Colin Gleadell has some receipts too:
- a Bachelor’s chest from Houghton Hall sold by Apter Fredericks to an American priced at £450,000
- a painting by Chinese abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki, sold by Aktis Gallery, priced in the region of £750,000
- a marble carving of The Kiss by Rodin, sold by the Sladmore Gallery for around $2 million
- an ancient Egyptian statue priced at £1 million from Sycamore Ancient Art
- and a pair of diamond and emerald earrings and a pearl and diamond necklace from Symbolic and Chase, sold for over £1 million.
Masterpiece’s PR firm sent out these:
- A pair of Robert Adam benches made for Kenwood House which will be returned to the stately home as part of its current restoration project (Godson & Coles)
- A large-scale Kees van Dongen painting (Dickinson, who sold 12 paintings in total)
- 12 individual large-scale Copeland-Spode plaques depicting sporting scenes made in 1876-1877 (Robert Young)
- An oil painting by George Romney (1734-1802) ‘Portrait of a mother and child’, 1771, to private American collector (Philip Mould)
- A writing desk from Carlton House sold to an English couple for in excess of £100,000 (Mallett)
- Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych, lithograph, 1944, to a new British client, asking price £48,000(Sims Reed)
- An important 18th-century red lacquer bachelor’s chest and a pair of George III parquetry commodes attributed to Pierre Langlois, c.1770 (Apter-Fredericks)
- An extremely rare large wooden statue of a high-ranking Egyptian official, 2570-2350BC sold for £1 million (Sycomore Ancient Art)
- Rodin, The Kiss, cast in the artist’s lifetime (Sladmore Gallery)
- A pair of diamond and emerald JAR earrings and a pearl and diamond necklace for over £1 million (Symbolic & Chase)
- Cartier brooch for £320,000 (Siegelson)
- Three extremely rare Thomas Tompion clocks (Carter Wright)
- An early 19th-century Italian inlaid marble centre table to a European collector for around £150,000 (Tomasso Brothers)