Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sotheby's Garden Sale

Sotheby's Amsterdam, Garden Statuary, 2 June 2009

Above: A carved white marble allegorical group representing the genius of Michelangelo 19th century, 102cm. high, 92cm. wide, 64cm. deep. modelled as a winged putto sculpting the head of Moses, surrounded by pallet and brushes, hammer and chisel, goniometer and angle. Estimate 20,000—30,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 235 A French carved white and vert d'Estour marble group representing Leda and the swan, 150cm. high. Art Nouveau, first quarter 20th century. Estimate 100,000—150,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 229 A carved sandstone bust of Mercury on baluster shaped pedestal, 186cm high overall; the pedestal 116cm high, 43cm wide, 43cm, deep 17th century. Estimate 15,000 – 25,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 199 A set of four terracotta groups of putti representing the Four Seasons, approximately 120cm. high, 90cm. wide, 80cm. deep each, 18th century. Estimate 150,000—250,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 169 An unusual zinc en painted wood birds' house, shaped as a cupola, incorporating a wrought-iron belfry, 580cm. high, 180cm. wide, 180cm. deep. Estimate 7,000—10,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 168 A pair of wrought-iron gates in Rococo Style, 19th Century, 320cm. high, 260cm. wide each. Estimate 10,000—15,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 101 A carved limestone bench on paw shaped supports, 105cm. high, 254cm. wide, 55cm. deep. Estimate 4,000—6,000 EUR.

Above: Lot 11 A carved limestone trough, 72cm. high, 170cm. wide, 88cm. deep. Estimate 4,000—6,000 EUR.


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