*The store has not been updated recently. You may want to contact the merchant to confirm the availability of the product.
CHRISTIE'S Auction House Book
REVIEW OF THE SEASON 1986
This full color hardbound book provides a stunning visual record of the year's achievements at auction.
The undoubted highlight of the 1986 INTERNATIONAL AUCTION YEAR at Christie's was the sale of the NANKING CARGO; salvaged from the South China Sea by Captain Michael Hatcher. Around 150,000 pieces of mid-18th century CHINESE PORCELAIN, together with 126 GOLD IGNOTS, sold for a total of over D.fl.37 Million (10 Million British Pounds!) in Amsterdam. Other important sales in this book:The Collecction of Edward James, the eccentric patron of Surrealism. German Expressionists, The Hans Buhler collection of Works by Gericault, Old Master prints from the Chatworth Collection, the Jay Family Collection of American Portraits. Modern Literature: the James Gilvary Library. The Bennison Sale. The Clore Collection of French Furniture. A Blois Enamelled Watch by Richard Garnier. SILVER: An Elizabethean Rarity, a Royal Puzzle. Sarah Bernhardt's Role as a Sculptress. The Omai Relics and much more.
This book covers Paintings, Works of Art, Books and Manuscipts, Furniture and Textiles, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver, Objects of Art and Vertu, Ceramics and Glass, Modern Decorative Arts, Antiquites, Ethnograhica, Arms and Armor, Stamps, Coins and Medals, Photographs, Collector's sales and wine.
Opening this book is like discovering a treasure trove of rare and beautiful things. Hundreds of superb color illustrations present the most important works of art sold by Christie's in the past year. It is much more than an attractive picture-book...it is an authoritive record of auction prices.
This book is over 1 inch thick, hardbound with dust jacket, 500 pages of information which any one would enjoy!
ALL the great sales of this year in 1 book, ALL subjects are covered. This is a GREAT item for your coffee table! or reading room!Original price from Christie's was 30.00 British pounds.