10 June 2009
Jan Mankes (1889-1920)
Twee lelies in een fleschje: two lilies in a bottle
signed 'J Mankes.' (lower right)
pencil on paper
21 x 14.5 cm.
Executed circa 1911.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Probably: A. Mankes-Zernike, Jan Mankes, Wassenaar 1928, p. 58, as: Twee lelies in fleschje.
It is very likely that the present lot, which was recently rediscovered , can be identified as the work mentioned in A. Mankes-Zernike, Jan Mankes, Wassenaar 1928, p. 58, entitled Twee lelies in fleschje.
Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
An expert introduction to the movement, from its origins in France to its flowering on a private island off the coast of New England
The early 20th-century movement that featured Heckel, Kandinsky and Klee, and which continues to influence artists working today
Christie's specialists offer tips on buying and collecting, from what to look for in a glaze to how to read hidden stamps and markings
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
An expert introduction to Bulgari rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches, including cutting-edge concepts such as the Trombino ring and the Serpenti bracelet-watch