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What the experts would buy

From $2,000 to $20,000 — six highlights from our Living with Art sale in New York, 26 & 27 July

  • 1
  • Tangerine Chair, Indigo Sky

Graham Nickson (b. 1946), Tangerine Chair, Indigo Sky, 1982-1984. Oil on canvas. 78 x 96 in (198.1 x 243.8 cm), unframed. Estimate $15,000-20,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York
Graham Nickson (b. 1946), Tangerine Chair, Indigo Sky, 1982-1984. Oil on canvas. 78 x 96 in (198.1 x 243.8 cm), unframed. Estimate: $15,000-20,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

Emily Gladstone, Fine Art specialist: ‘This painting, with its warm hues, has me dreaming of the long days of summer, which are thankfully right with us.’

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  • A cast-iron figure of a Native American

An American cast-iron figure of a Native American. Early 20th century. 70 in (177.8 cm) high. Estimate $4,000-6,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

An American cast-iron figure of a Native American. Early 20th century. 70 in (177.8 cm) high. Estimate: $4,000-6,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

Emily Shwajlyk, Decorative Arts specialist: ‘This idealised European view of a Native American is a lovely example of early American art. It would have been used for advertising purposes in the early 20th century.’

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  • Boucheron ear clips

A pair of French 18k yellow gold, sapphire and diamond ear clips by Boucheron. With French assay marks, signed Boucheron, Paris, also stamped 4195. 1⅛ in (2.8 cm) wide (2). Estimate $2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York
A pair of French 18k yellow gold, sapphire and diamond ear clips by Boucheron. With French assay marks, signed Boucheron, Paris, also stamped 4195. 1⅛ in (2.8 cm) wide (2). Estimate: $2,000-3,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

Victoria Tudor, Asian Works of Art and Jewellery specialist: ‘I love these Boucheron ear clips with their textured gold surface and deep blue sapphires. Stunning!’

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  • A harlequin brooch

A multi-gem, diamond and gold harlequin brooch by Nardi, Venezia, circa 1980. The yellow gold figure with inset multi-gem dress, diamond hat and enamelled eye-covering, with gold double pin for brooch and two loops for pendant suspension, signed Nardi Venezia. 2⅝ in (6.6 cm) long. Estimate $12,000-18,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

A multi-gem, diamond and gold harlequin brooch by Nardi, Venezia, circa 1980. The yellow gold figure with inset multi-gem dress, diamond hat and enamelled eye-covering, with gold double pin for brooch and two loops for pendant suspension, signed Nardi Venezia. 2⅝ in (6.6 cm) long. Estimate: $12,000-18,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

Alison Charny, Decorative Arts specialist: ‘The pre-eminent Venetian jeweller Nardi is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. With its array of coloured gems and playful black enamel mask, this brooch figure is typical of an Arlecchino at a Venetian masked ball.’

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  • Jean Cocteau Limoges plates

An assembled set of 26 Limoges (Giraud Brosseau or Singer) plates designed by Jean Cocteau circa 1958, 14 with printed marks for Giraud Brosseau, 12 with marks for Singer. 10 in (15.4 cm) diameter (26). Estimate $3,000-5,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

An assembled set of 26 Limoges (Giraud Brosseau or Singer) plates designed by Jean Cocteau circa 1958, 14 with printed marks for Giraud Brosseau, 12 with marks for Singer. 10 in (15.4 cm) diameter (26). Estimate: $3,000-5,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

Carleigh Queenth, Porcelain specialist: ‘I love Cocteau’s films and the 11 dream-like designs he did for this set of 26 Limoges plates. My favourite looks a bit like a mystical pizza.’

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  • Duchamp’s Door

Patrick Hughes (b. 1939), Duchamp’s Door, 2001. Oil on board construction. 32⅜ x 89¼ x 7½ in. (82.2 x 226.7 x 19.1 cm), overall. Estimate $15,000-20,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York
Patrick Hughes (b. 1939), Duchamp’s Door, 2001. Oil on board construction. 32⅜ x 89¼ x 7½ in. (82.2 x 226.7 x 19.1 cm), overall. Estimate: $15,000-20,000. This lot is offered in Living with Art, 26-27 July at Christie’s in New York

Andrew Huber, Fine Arts specialist: ‘This oil-on-board construction is a particular favourite of mine because its three-dimensionality demands that the viewer interacts with it. It’s an exceptional example of the artist’s “reverspective” technique.’