Sotheby’s New York Highlights Release September - December 2009 FINE CHINESE FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART AND CARPETS FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTIONS Exhibition opens: 11 September 16 September 2009 17
includes classically styled jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., David Webb and Bulgari. Other highlights from Property of a New York Estate include a Diamond Butterfly
Brooch, Bulgari featuring a marquise-shaped diamond of fancy deep orangy yellow color weighing 2.56 carats (est.
$50/70,000) and an Eighteen-Karat Gold, Diamond and Amethyst “Botticelli” Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
(est. $50/70,000). The sale also comprises a strong selection of signed and period pieces, exemplified by a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring by Tiffany & Co., the emerald-cut stone of fancy vivid yellow weighing 9.55 carats (est. $250/350,000), an Abalone Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Diamond and Emerald Brooch by David Webb (est. $20/30,000) and a Diamond Bow Brooch, circa 1900 (est. $20/30,000).
IMPORTANT WATCHES, CLOCKS AND AUTOMATA Exhibition opens: 14 October 20 October 2009
The autumn sale of Important Watches, Clocks and Automata will comprise a selection of vintage and modern timepieces as well as a small group of automata from the Private Collection of Dr. Frank and Mrs. Lore Metzger. Featured among the clocks on offer is a Rock Crystal, Gold and Enamel Diamond-Set Wandering Hour Clock attributed to Cartier, circa 1920 (est.
$40/60,000). Among the watch highlights is a Large Stainless Steel Hour-Angle Sweep Seconds Wristwatch by Longines, circa 1945 (est. $10/15,000). In the early days of aviation, Longines was the watch most often worn by pilots; the present model would have been easy for a pilot to read and set in the cockpit with its big face and large winding crown. The Rolex watches offered include a Stainless Steel Automatic Sweep Seconds Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet retailed by Tiffany & Co., circa 1968, Ref 1680 ‘Red Tiffany’ Submariner (est. $25/35,000, pictured here). This is the only ‘Red Tiffany’ watch to come to the market in recent years, and it features the Tiffany & Co. signature in red rather than ‘Submariner’ in red as most models appear. Highlights by Patek Philippe include an 18K Pink Gold Automatic Sweep Seconds Annual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon-Phases, circa 2007 Ref 5396R (est. $18/22,000), which was the first model to display the date and month in a linear format; A Limited Edition 18K White Gold Automatic Sweep Seconds Annual Calendar Hinged Wristwatch with Moon-Phases, 2001, Ref 5150G T-150 created exclusively for Tiffany & Co. (est. $30/40,000); A Fine Large 18K White Gold Diamond-Set Rectangular Wristwatch circa 2008, Ref 5112-001G (est. $14/16,000); and an 18K Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon-Phases circa 1948, Ref 1526J, which is one of only approximately 200 examples of the model that were made.
19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, SILVER AND WORKS OF ART 21 October 2009 Exhibition opens: 16 October
Among the highlights of the fall sale of 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art is an impressive Ferdinand Barbedienne Gilt-Bronze and Rosewood Cartel Clock, circa 1872-75, created in collaboration with Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and Louis-Constant Sévin (est. $80/120,000, pictured here). Works by François Linke include a Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satiné