Sotheby's Australia

Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

AU0829 | 24 October 2018 | Melbourne | 6 pm

JOHN COBURN 1925-2006, Tree of Life Vl 1980. Sold for $73,200 October 2018.
FRANÇOIS-LÉON SICARD 1862-1934, Apollo (1926). Sold for $67,100 October 2018. Auction Record for the Artist.
Two famille-rose 'figural' plaques, 20th century. Sold for $122,000 October 2018.
FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A., R.W.S. 1830-1896, The Sluggard. Sold for $63,440 October 2018.
HENRY GRITTEN 1818-1873, Melbourne from the Botanical Gardens 1865. Sold for $91,500 October 2018.
A gilt decorated agarwood bead necklace necklace. Sold for $67,100 October 2018
Sale Number: AU0829

Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

Sotheby’s Australia’s sale of Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design achieved over $1.57 million, with strong results achieved for Asian, Australian & European sculptures and works of art.  The sale was positioned as Australia’s pre-eminent arts and design auction, which assembled fine ceramics, furniture, paintings, sculpture, works on paper, silver, and objects of virtu, selected for their quality, rarity, beauty and historical significance.

Strongly contested by room, telephone and internet bidders, two famille-rose 'figural' plaques, 20th century, sold for $122,000 achieving a staggering result 24.4 times higher than the low estimate (estimate $5,000-7,000, lot 93, pictured above).  One of the plaques depicts Tao Yuanming appreciating chrysanthemum flowers, the sage conversing with a young boy carrying a jardinière of flowers, and with a seal of Wang Dafan.  The other depicts the story of Su Shi visiting the Red Cliff, with three figures in a boat, and an inscription signed Wang Dafan.

 
CONTACT INFORMATION +

Specialists

Guy Cairnduff

Head

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Guy Cairnduff


Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith
  

Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Specialist Consultant, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Ann Roberts

Anthony Hurl

Specialist Consultant

Arts & Design
Adelaide
T: +61 (0)8 7225 7836
E: Anthony Hur
       

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward

     


Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $1,572,702 including buyer's premium

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Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
1 DAME LUCIE RIE
1902-1995

Vase (circa 1970)

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
2 HANS COPER
1920-1981

'Cycladic' Vase (circa 1975)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
3 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Courtship 1949

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
4 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

(Woman) 1950

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $42,700 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
5 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

(Paris) 1949

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
6 ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

(Woman) 1950

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $20,740 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2018
7 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Spider Monkeys (1990)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © John Olsen/Copyright Agency, 2018
8 JOHN OLSEN
born 1928

Warbler Study

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $8,540 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
9 A set of four famille-rose rectangular porcelain plaques, 20th century Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
10 JU LIAN
1828-1904

Flowers and Insects

Estimate $14,000 - $18,000 Lot Sold: $17,080 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
11 A large famille-rose 'peony' dish, late 19th/early 20th century Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
12 An unusual famille-rose 'eight horses' vase, Qing dynasty, 19th Century Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $15,250 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
13 A famille-rose landscape vase, late 19th/early 20th century Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
14 A pair of famille-rose bowls, Shendetang marks, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $8,540 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
15 A jade 'mythical beast' seal, 19th/20th century Estimate $4,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $4,270 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
16 A white jade vase and cover, 19th/20th century Estimate $4,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $4,270 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
17 A soapstone 'Buddhist lion' seal Qing dynasty, 19th century Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
18 A white jade pendant, 20th century Estimate $4,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
19 A celadon jade carving of a recumbent buffalo, 19th/20th century Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $9,150 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
20 A rare grey and black jade carving of a recumbent deer, Ming dynasty Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
21 A pale celadon jade and silver mounted mirror, the jade Qing dynasty, 19th century Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
23 An archaistic celadon jade vase and cover Qing dynasty, 19th century Estimate $7,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $18,300 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
24 An archaistic gilt repousse bronze vase Qing dynasty, 19th century Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
25 DAVID DAVIES
1864-1939

The Hillside Farm

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 Lot Sold: $24,400 (including buyer's premium)

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