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Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million.
Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Christie's also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie's LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service.
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Some works sold by Christie's

Carl Kauba - A Skeleton Contemplating Death

Carl Kauba - A Skeleton Contemplating Death

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Lot number: 20
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AN AUSTRIAN SILVERED BRONZE MODEL OF A SKELETON CONTEMPLATING DEATH LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AFTER CARL KAUBA (1865-1922) With cast signature 'C.KAUBA' to the reverse of the hip, the skeleton with his foot resting on a volume inscribed 'HIPPOCRATES' in Greek, contemplating a skull in his hand, on a black marble base 18 ½ in. (47 cm.) high
Hijikata Torei - Two Eagles

Hijikata Torei - Two Eagles

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Lot number: 401
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HIJIKATA TOREI (1735 or 1741-1807) TWO EAGLES A pair of hanging scrolls, ink and colour on silk; the first depicting an eagle perched on a cliff beside some vines with coloured leaves; the second depicting an eagle perched on a rock with sea waves underneath, each signed Torei ga, sealed Torei and Hirosuke 37 3/8 x 14 in. (95 x 35.4 cm.) SOLD BY THE EXECUTORS OF WALTER RAYLEIGH TREVELYAN
Abraham Daniel - A Gentleman In Blue Coat

Abraham Daniel - A Gentleman In Blue Coat

Circle 1750
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Lot number: 136
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TWO PORTRAIT MINIATURES OF GENTLEMEN A gentleman in blue coat (Circle of Abraham Daniel, British, c. 1750-1806 or Joseph Daniel, British, c. 1760-1803); together with a gentleman in blue coat with brass buttons (Ascribed to Giovanni Trossarelli, b. 1780) Both on ivory Ovals, 70 and 80 mm. high, gilt-metal frame with split-pearl and blue enamel surround, the reverse centred with initial C mounted in diamonds, on plaited hair; gilt-metal frame with plaited hair reverse with gold monogram, respectively (2)
Lars Norrman - A Marker Buoy

Lars Norrman - A Marker Buoy

Original 1935
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Lot number: 19
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Lot Description Lars Norrman (Helsingborg 1915-1979 Stockholm) A marker buoy signed and dated 'Lars Norrman 1935.' (lower right), signed, inscribed and dated again 'Lars Norrman./Mölle.1935.sept./Vakaren.' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 35 ½ x 27 ½ in. (90.2 x 69.8 cm.) Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report View Lot Notes >
 Scuola Tibetana - The Sixth Karmapa, Tongwa Tonden

Scuola Tibetana - The Sixth Karmapa, Tongwa Tonden

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Lot number: 94
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Lot Description A PAINTING OF THE SIXTH KARMAPA, TONGWA TONDEN TIBET, 19TH CENTURY Very finely painted with the Karmapa seated on an elaborate throne before a table of offerings, holding a vajra in his right hand and a bell in his left, wearing a delicately patterned uniform covered by a monk’’’’s patchwork shawl with intricate gold design, a lavish blue, orange and gold cape draped around his lap, his focused expression with bow-shaped mouth, long wide nose and upturned elongated eyes with furrowed brows, his cropped hair surmounted by a black peaked hat decorated with jewels and centered by a crescent moon and sun over a double vajra, his head backed with a translucent red halo, two devotees seated on cushions to his left and an attendant standing in the foreground holding a large text, all set against a verdant landscape with flowing rivers, delicate foliage and clouds Opaque pigments and gold on textile 39 ½ x 24 in. (100.5 x 60 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Colorado, acquired by 1 June 1989 Literature Himalayan Art Resource (himalayanart.org), item no. 23949 View Lot Notes >
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current week's auction

Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
London
September 8, 2015
88
London
September 9, 2015
70
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