RESULTS: THE EXCEPTIONAL SALE

New York

The Exceptional Sale

 New York, 11 December 2014, Sale #3459

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

30 lots sold

Total: $40,897,000/£26,174,080/€33,126,570

 92% sold by value

47 lots offered

£0.64= $1 / €0.81=$1

65% sold by lot

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

10

A Bronze Bacchic Figure Supporting The Globe, by Adriaen De Vries (Died 1626), 1626.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY EARLY EUROPEAN SCULPTURE

15,000,000 -25,000,000

$27,885,000

£17,846,400

€22,586,850

The Rijksmuseum

5

A Roman Marble Torso Of Hercules, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

$2,741,000

£1,754,240

€2,220,210

US Trade

18

The Rothschild Torah Ark: A Magnificent German Silver And Silver-Gilt Torah Ark, Johann Christoph Müller, Breslau, 1746-1758.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A JUDAIC OBJECT

700,000 - 1,000,000

$1,565,000

£1,001,600

€1,267,650

European Trade

47

An Imperial Pietre Dure Plaque Of The Billiard Players
After The Design By Giuseppe Zocchi (Fiesole 1711- Florence 1767), Grand Ducal Workshops (Opificio Delle Pietre Dure), Florence, circa 1752-1755.

800,000 - 1,200,000

$905,000

£579,200

€733,050

European Trade

37

A Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted And Wedgwood Jasperware-Mounted Thuya Mahogany And Plum-Pudding Mahogany Secretaire A Abattant, by Nicolas-Philippe Dussault, Supplied By Dominique Daguerre, circa 1787.

800,000 - 1,200,000

$905,000

£579,200

€733,050

Anonymous

8

An Important And Rare Imperial Double-Dragon Carpet, Wanli Period (1573-1619).

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A CHINESE CARPET

600,000 - 800,000

$665,000

£425,600

€538,650

Anonymous

3

A George II Giltwood Overmantel Mirror, attributed To William And John Linnell, circa 1755.

200,000 - 400,000

$509,000

£325,760

€412,290

UK Private

13

A Marble Group Of Venus And Cupid Kissing, by Joseph-Charles Marin (1759-1834), Executed In Rome, circa 1808-10.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

400,000 - 600,000

$485,000

£310,400

€392,850

Anonymous

25

A Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Tulipwood And Parquetry Bureau A Cylindre, by Ferdinand Bury, circa 1780.

250,000 - 350,000

$461,000

£295,040

€373,410

Anonymous

20

A Pair Of George III Ormolu-Mounted Blue John Candle Vases, by Matthew Boulton, circa 1775.

200,000 - 300,000

$437,000

£279,680

€353,970

US Private

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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