14 juin 2015

Timepieces spanning 250 years of horological history total $12.5M at Sotheby's New York

The Singing Bird Scent Flask by Jaquet Droz & Leschot circa 1785 sells for $2.5M / CHF 2.3M. More than double the pre-sale high estimate. A world auction record for any timepiece by the Swiss manufacturer. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Timepieces spanning from 1760 to 2015 brought Sotheby’s its highest-ever total for a ‘various-owner’ sale of Important Watches in New York, achieving $12.5 million / CHF 11.6 million (sale estimate $6.5–10 million) with a very strong 88.8% of lots sold. The centerpiece of... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2014

Masterworks from the collections of the Dukes of Northumberland to be offered at Sotheby's

  The Northumberland Aphrodite, a Marble Figure of Aphrodite (detail), Roman Imperial, circa early 1st Century A.D. Estimate: 4,000,000–6,000,000 GB. Photo Sotheby's LONDON.- On 9th July 2014, Sotheby’s fifth successive sale of Treasures will be led by a group of 17 masterworks from the celebrated collections of the Dukes of Northumberland. From their historic homes at Alnwick Castle and Syon House, these treasures span over two millennia of Art History and 500 years of collecting: from a sublime marble statue of... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2011

Seven watches, 18th & 19th century for the Chinese market

Bovet, Fleurier. A rare gold and enamel open faced centre seconds duplex watch made for the Chinese market . Circa 1835, no 523. Photo Sotheby's   • duplex movement with engraved and damascened with blued steel and gilt foliate decoration, Chinese calibre with mirror polished wheel train and bridges, standing barrel, three-arm balance with wedge shaped blued steel weights, flat balance spring and index regulator, signed Bovet, Fleurier • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer track minutes/seconds divisions,... [Lire la suite]
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