The New York Design sales totaled $8,017,875, with active in-room, phone, and online participation from established collectors to new buyers with registered bidders from over 20 countries.
The top lot was Tiffany Studios, A ‘Snowball and Wisteria’ Window, circa 1902, which realized $499,500, more than doubling its low estimate. Notably, 100% of works offered by Edgar Brandt were sold, lots from François-Xavier Lalanne’s ‘Nouveaux Moutons’ series all realized above initial estimates, and impressive prices were realized for works from the selection of Fontana Arte.
Strong results were achieved for morning sale of The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro, an impeccable collection of over 50 lots of Italian Art Nouveau and 20th Century Venetian glass, which received exceptional results more than doubling the sale’s initial estimate, with 91% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.
The top lot of the collection was Gio Ponti’s (1891-1979) ‘Vaso Della Donne Delle Architetture,’ An Important and Monumental Vase, 1923-1930, which realized $319,500, more than six times the low estimate. Within the Carraro collection, seven world auction records were set for Nicolò Barovier, Dulio Cambellotti, Alberto Gerardi, Vetreria Zecchin Martinuzzi, Gio Ponti, Paolo Venini, and Vittorio Zecchin.
Earlier in the season, works from The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro sold in the November 2016 Post-War and Contemporary Art sales, achieving exceptional prices. Combined total for works from The Collection of Chiara and Francesco Carraro across Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design sales realized $13,368,250 and set eight world auction records.
The online sale of Tiffany Studios continues through December 13.
Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).
Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).
Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.
Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats.
Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.
Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.