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 © Estate of Leonard French/Copyright Agency, 2018
76 LEONARD FRENCH
1928-2017

Man on Fire 1970

Estimate $12,000 - $15,000    Lot Sold: SOLD
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 ©The Estate of John Coburn/Copyright Agency, 2018
77 JOHN COBURN
1925-2006

Tree of Life Vl 1980

Estimate $60,000 - $70,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
86 A large well modelled De Hua figure of Bodhidharma Qing dynasty, 18th century Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
87 A De Hua figural group of Guanyin and an attendant Qing dynasty, 18th century Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
88 Two De Hua figural wares Qing dynasty, 18th century Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
89 A De Hua figure of Budai Qing dynasty, 18th century Estimate $7,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $9,760 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
90 A set of four carved and gilt-decorated black lacquer panels, 20th century Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 Lot Sold: $12,200 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
93 Two famille-rose 'figural' plaques, 20th century Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
94 A large 'Longquan' celadon 'dragon' dish Yuan dynasty Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829
95 A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 Lot Sold: $15,860 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © The Estate of Ray Crooke/Copyright Agency, 2018
96 RAY CROOKE
1922-2015

Moving Sheep 1960

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © The Estate of Sali Herman/Copyright Agency, 2018
97 SALI HERMAN
1898-1993

Vase of Flowers 1964

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © The Nolan Trust/ Bridgeman Images
98 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Ned Kelly 1961

Estimate $15,000 - $25,000 Lot Sold: $47,580 (including buyer's premium)
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © Wendy Whiteley
99 BRETT WHITELEY
1939-1992

Margaret – Back 1981

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000
Treasures: Important Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design - AU0829 © The Henry Moore Foundation www.henry-moore.org/DACS. Copyright Agency, 2018
100 HENRY MOORE
1898-1986

Draped Reclining Figure (1951)

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,928 (including buyer's premium)

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