Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
London, United Kingdom
DoneThu, Nov 17, 2005 12:00 PM GMT
Prints, Books, Modern Art & Coins
Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Prints Thursday 17th November This sale contains such a wide range of styles, genres and images of differing periods there is surely something to appeal to everyone. Watercolours have a strong presence and include Arthur C Strachan A Cottage with Garden in full bloom (est £1500-2500), Walter Tyndale Japanese Garden (est £2500-3000) and Thomas Hartley Cromek Caves at Ariccia, (est £2000-3000). English and Continental Literature and Modern First Editions Thursday 24th November The highlight of this popular sale is an extremely rare first edition of John Keats first book of Poems from 1817 (est £20,000-25,000). A complete set of Marcel Proust A La Recherche du Temps Perdu from 1913 (est £6000-8000). With almost 1000 lots on offer from 16th century Continental books to Modern First Editions this is another bumper literary offering. Modern & Contemporary Prints Wednesday 30th November The sale includes one of Damien Hirst's most iconic works Tetrahydrocannibol, 2003 (est £15,000-18,000). An extremely rare Andy Warhol silkscreen of Mick Jagger signed by both sitter and artist (est £7000-9000) and a large collection of John Piper works. Other well-known names include Marc Chagall, Lill Tschudi, David Hockney, Henry Moore, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Victor Vasarely. Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday 6th December Although Russian art is very much the core of this sale there is plenty to suit all tastes and all pockets from a Derain drawing of a nude woman to a painting of a recumbent male nude by Sandra Fisher. Coins, Medals, Banknotes and Share Certificates Friday 16th December This sale features strong collections in all subject areas. Of particular note is the earliest known railway share certificate in the world. From the Derby Canal (Little Eaton Railway) dated 1793 and printed on vellum. Probably less than 10 of these certificates are known to exist worldwide.