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  • 10 August 2017

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Online Sales Calendar – August to November 2017

14-25 August

Clarice Cliff Ceramics

Highlights are on public exhibition at Rockefeller Center Galleries in New York.

Carefully selected by Mr. André Aerne of Charlevoix, Michigan, the collection of ceramics, sold to benefit the Muskegon Museum of Art, includes a diverse array of the shapes, colors and patterns for which Cliff was famed. With estimates starting at US$500–700 and bidding on all lots beginning at US$100, this online auction offers an exciting opportunity for new and established collectors alike to acquire works by this charismatic designer. Read our collecting guide online here.

16-24 August

The Golden Age of Baseball

Highlights are on public exhibition at Rockefeller Center Galleries in New York.

Comprised of a remarkable assemblage photographs, contracts, autographed letters, baseballs and bats, the sale will offer approximately 400 lots. Estimates start at $500 while the top lot of the auction is a Mike “King” Kelly professional model bat, estimated at $70,000-80,000. The contents of the auction are from the National Pastime Museum, which is an online museum based on a private collection of baseball artifacts. This sale marks the second tranche of the collection, building upon the successful first sale in 2016. The auction represents the legends of baseball, spanning more than 150 years from the inception of the game through modern day, with items owned and used by icons such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Jimmy Foxx, Roberto Clemente, Christy Mathewson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Martin Dihigo and Mike "King" Kelly.

 

12-21 September

Contemporary Edition - Prints

20-27 September

The Art of China

 

20-28 September

Jewels

 

19 September-3 October

Audrey Hepburn Part II

The personal collection of Audrey Hepburn, globally renowned and celebrated film and stage actress, fashion legend and humanitarian. The collection is an extraordinary archive chronicling the life and career of arguably the most famous screen actress of the 20th Century through the lens of the objects she collected, used and loved. This is the first time these remarkable, personal items, which have remained in the ownership of Audrey Hepburn’s family, have been offered for sale.

Read more at www.christies.com/audreyhepburn

 

21- 28 September

The Collection of Paul F. Walter

To accompany the live auction, this simultaneous online auction will offer works from Paul Walter, a polymath and scholar, and through collecting and patronage – including leadership roles at MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others – he became one of New York’s most respected connoisseurs. Comprised of 560 lots across a multitude of disciplines including Post-War & Contemporary art, photographs, prints, sculpture, English furniture and decorative art, and Indian Art – the items come from Walter’s Manhattan apartment and his Sag Harbour home.  Estimates begin at $1,000. 

 

26 September – 10 October

Wine

 

3-17 October

Watches

5-11/12 October

MoMA Photographs: Pictorialism into Modernism

MoMA Photographs: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Highlights will be on public exhibition in Los Angeles, San Francisco in September and New York in October

The first in a series on online sales, carefully curated to encompass several important themes and genres of the medium, including Pictorialism into Modernism, Women in Photography, and several sales on individual photographers will be featured. All proceeds from the sales will go into an acquisitions fund for the Museum’s Department of Photography.

 

4-11 October

Pavilion Sale – Chinese Works of Art

24-30 October

Handbags

31 October-14 November

Wine

31 October – 14 November

Watches

 

November Highlights:

1-8 November - Jewels

8-15 November - Edo to Post-War: 500 Years of Japanese Art and Design

20-27 November - Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings

20-27 November - Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art

 

FURTHER SALES ONLINE IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER AT WWW.CHRISTIES.COM

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.