31 March 2010
FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)
Jug with Arabesques (Pennington 2634)
etching, 1645, watermark Fool's Cap with seven-pointed Collar (dated circa 1639-1655 by Ash & Fletcher), a very fine impression of this rare etching, printing with subtle tone and sharp plate edges, with 4-6 mm. margins, a tiny rust spot with associated pinpoint hole in the lower margin, the tip of the upper left corner made-up, a few tiny pinpoint foxmarks, otherwise in very good, unpressed condition
P. 153 x 113 mm., S. 163 x 123 mm.
F. Springell (b. 1898), Prague and England (cf. L. suppl. 1049a) (according to an inscription on the mount and without his mark).
With Colnaghi's, London.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2252
+44 (0)20 7389 2266
+44 (0)20 7389 2268
+44 (0)20 7389 2328
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works offered at Christie’s in September
Accessibly priced works by Yayoi Kusama, Helen Frankenthaler, Jean Dubuffet, Wolfgang Tillmans and Lucio Fontana, offered in our First Open Online sale
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels