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Thirty of the world’s most fascinating and luxurious watch brands will return to New York this fall for the fourth edition of WatchTime New York Show on October 26-27, 2018.“WatchTime New York will take over midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall once again for two days of intriguing watch exhibits, talks, cocktail parties, and events. As the only high horology show in America solely dedicated to the collector and enthusiast, WatchTime New York welcomed nearly 1,000 members of the public to each of its past editions, and this year’s show looks to be bigger than ever with 30 brands already signed on to exhibit,” says the official release.As per the release, from well-known luxury brands like Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Breguet, to approachable models from Bell & Ross, Raymond Weil, and G-Shock, WatchTime New York offers something to interest everyone. WatchTime New York also offers rare access to show-stopping designs and buzzworthy indie brands like Bovet, MB&F, RGM, Romain Gauthier, and Fiona Kruger.Already established as the largest public watch collector show in the United States, WatchTime New York has become the ideal stage for global watch launches, US product debuts, and first looks at the latest timepieces by leading watch designers, according to the official release.“In an exclusive global launch for WatchTime New York, renowned engineer and watch designer Romain Gauthier will present his Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Natural Titanium timepiece. This oven-fired, black enamel watch’s signature feature is its bidirectional 22-karat gold micro-rotor, which is visible both from the dial side and from the back,” says the release.American watch brand RGM will debut its William Penn Model to the public for the first time at WatchTime New York in a 10-piece limited edition with a new old-stock case (Swiss-made), American-made dial, and hands, according to the release.“Swiss watchmaking Maison Bovet brings its exquisite, celestially inspired Recital 22 ‘Grand Recital’ timepiece to WatchTime New York. Limited to just 60 pieces worldwide, the Grand Recital features a three-dimensional view of Earth from above, hand-painted with otherworldly luminous material that glows in the dark,” says the release.As per the release, Glashutte Original’s Senator Cosmopolite comes to New York with its impressive 36-time-zone display that has won the German brand major accolades, redesigned with a new dial layout and stainless-steel case for 2018.“Montblanc will exhibit its limited-edition, green-dialed version of the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph, a timepiece that perfectly suits the current mania for vintage-revival style,” says the release. Click on the slideshow for an sneak peek at the watches.http://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin
What: International Fine ArtWhere: Capsule Gallery Auction, 618 E 9th St. New York, NY 10009, United StatesWhen: September 27; 04.00 amTop lots of the sale:- Leoncillo Leonardi, Italian, (1915-1968): Taglio Bianco (1962), white terracotta with wooden base, signed and dated verso, 32 X 17 1/2 X 10 inches, base: 11 X 15 1/2 X 2 inches. Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000- Damianus van der Goude (workshop of Frans Floris) after Gerard David, Netherlandish, 16th Century. The Adoration of the Magi (1555), oil on canvas (previously transferred from panel). 66 x 74 inches. Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000- Giacomo Manzu, Italian, (1908-1991): Passo di Danza, bronze, impressed on base, Manzu, Fonderia MAF Milano. 22 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (including base). Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000- Domingo Ramos, Cuban, (1894-1967): Flamboyant (1951), oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, sight: 20 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches, frame: 28 1/4 x 33 inches. Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000- Harold Voigt, South African, (b. 1939): African Landscape (1980), oil on canvas, signed faintly upper left, canvas: 71 x 48 inches, frame:73 x 49 1/2 inches. Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000- Henry Moore, English, (1898-1986): Hand Relief No. 1, 1952 / Cast 1956, bronze mounted on a velvet lined backing board, 14 1/2 x 13 inches, overall: 19 1/2 x 18 inches. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000- Louis Valtat, French, (1869-1952): Basket of Fruit, oil on canvas on board, initialled L.V. lower right, sight: 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, frame: 20 x 23 1/2 inches. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000- Antoine-Louis Barye, French, (1796-1875): Thesees Combattant le Minotaure (Theseus Fighting the Minotaur), bronze on marble base, signed Barye at base, art: 17 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, base: 2 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 7 inches. Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000- Harold Voigt, South African, (b. 1939): African Landscape IV, oil on canvas, signed lower right, canvas: 47 x 71 inches, frame: 49 x 73 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000- John Piper, English, (1903-1992): Freshwater Isle of Wight (1953), mixed media, signed lower left, sheet: 15 1/4 x 20 3/4 inches, frame: 25 x 30 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000- Lyonel Feininger, German / American, (1871-1956): A Sailing Ship at a Dock (1942), ink on paper, hand-signed and dated bottom, 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, frame: 13 x 18 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000- Roberto Montenegro, Mexican, (1885-1968): Fruteros: A Pair, oil on canvas, both signed lower right, art: 24 x 19 3/4 inches and 21 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches, frames: 28 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches and 23 x 26 3/4 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative ArtsWhere: Doyle, 175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128, USAWhen: October 3; 10.00 am EDTTop lots of the sale:- William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905): Stormy Seas with Whitecaps, 1904. Signed Wm T Richards and dated 04 (ll). Oil on canvas. 34 1/4 x 60 inches. C Property from the Wynant D. Vanderpoel Trust. Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000- Robert Salmon (American, 1775- circa 1848): The 'Alfred' in Three Positions, circa 1804. Signed R. S. and dated 1804. Oil on canvas. 27 1/4 x 40 inches. Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000- Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Chrysanthemum, Pattern Tea and Coffee Service (1875-1891): Comprising teapot, coffee pot, cream jug, covered sugar bowl, waste bowl, kettle-on-stand and two handle tray. Length of tray over handles 28 1/4 inches, total approximately 450 ounces. C Private Connecticut Collection. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000- Nelson Augustus Moore (American, 1824-1902): An Afternoon Boating on Lake George, NY, 1867. Signed N A Moore and dated 1867 (ll). Oil on canvas. 24 x 40 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000- Thomas Worthington Whittredge (American, 1820-1910): A Scene near Brunnen on the Lake of the Four Cantons, Switzerland, 1859. Signed W. Whittredge and dated Rome 1859. Oil on canvas. 39 1/4 x 53 1/2 inches. Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000- Chinese Export Brown Fitzhugh Armorial Porcelain Platter From the Manigault Service. Circa 1820. Ordered by Charles Izard Manigault of Charleston, South Carolina, who went to China in 1817 and returned in 1823. He listed 381 pieces of his service, 'Purchased at Canton 1820.' Length 13 3/8 inches. Ref. David Santuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, 2003, U8, p. 543. Robert Leath, 'In Pursuit of Refinement, Charlestonians Abroad 1740-1860.' C Property of Descendants of Charles Izard Manigault. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000- Thomas Hill (American, 1829-1908): Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite. Oil on canvas. 27 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches. Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000- Levi Wells Prentice (American, 1851-1935): Cows Watering at a Stream, 1883. Signed L. W. Prentice and dated 1883 (ll). Oil on canvas. 26 x 48 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000- Federal Inlaid Mahogany and Brass Mounted Tall Case Clock, Aaron Willard, circa 1810. Bearing printed Aaron Willard Boston label inscribed by hand 1789. The pierced scrolled and arched crest with three brass finials over a painted dial with moon phase, subsidiary seconds dial and day-of-the-month, all flanked by brass inset stop-fluted columns, the case with molded door, flanked by brass inset and mounted stop-fluted corner columns, the molded base on ogee bracket feet. Height 8 feet 3/4 inch, width 20 inches, depth 9 3/4 inches. Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000For details, visit: https://doyle.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening SaleWhere: Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6EX, UKWhen: 5 October, 04.00 PM BSTPublic Viewing: Friday 28 September 10am-6pm; Saturday 29 September 10am-6pm; Sunday 30 September 12pm-6pm; Monday 1 October 10am-7pm; Tuesday 2 October 10am-8pm; Wednesday 3 October 10am-6pm; Thursday 4 October 10am-6pm; Friday 5 October 10am-4pmTop lots of the sale:- Lucio Fontana: Cavallo/ Horse. Signed 'L. Fontana/M.G./A.' on the underside, glazed stoneware, 59.5 x 79.5 x 46 cm (23 3/8 x 31 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.) Executed in 1935-36. Estimate: £ 400,000 - 600,000 ($522,920 – 784,381)- Ai Weiwei: He Xie. Porcelain, in approximately 2,300 parts, dimensions variable. Executed in 2010. Estimate: £ 400,000 - 600,000 ($522,920 – 784,381)- Roy Lichtenstein: Ceramic Sculpture #10. Signed with the artist's initials and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '65' on the underside, painted and glazed ceramic, 21.6 x 22.5 x 21.6 cm (8 1/2 x 8 7/8 x 8 1/2 in.) Executed in 1965. Estimate: £ 250,000 - 350,000 ($326,825 – 457,555)- Robert Arneson: This Head is Mine. Signed and dated 'Arneson/© 1980', further stamped '1 / 3' on reverse of head, glazed stoneware, patinated bronze, height 184 cm (72 1/2 in.) Executed in 1980-81, ceramic base is unique, bronze head is number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs and 1 foundry cast. Estimate: £ 200,000 - 300,000 ($261,460 – 392,190)- Ken Price: Flat Back. fired and painted clay, 27 x 27.7 x 24.5 cm (10 5/8 x 10 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.) Executed in 2004. Estimate: £ 150,000 - 250,000 ($196,095 - 326,825)- Lucio Fontana: Spatial concept. Signed 'L. Fontana' on the underside, colored glazed ceramic with holes and graffito, 30 x 25 x 25 cm (11 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.) Executed in 1962-64, this work is registered with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana under the archive no. 3777/1. Estimate: £ 100,000 - 150,000 ($130,730 - 196,095)- George Ohr: Mottled two-sided, two-handled vase. Impressed with the artist's name twice and inscribed 'Geo. E. Ohr' and 'Biloxi, Miss' on the underside, glazed earthenware, height 18 cm (7 1/8 in.) Executed circa 1895. Estimate: £ 80,000 - 120,000 ($104,584 – 156,876)For details, visit: https://www.phillips.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
Chanel is increasing its commitment to its Metiers d’art with the establishment of a dedicated new site to be completed in the near future in the 19th arrondissement in Paris, as per the brand’s website.“Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel SAS, laid the first foundation stone of the building on Monday, alongside Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris. ‘This remarkable and ambitious project will be a new chapter in the great adventure that Chanel is pleased to have initiated more than 30 years ago: that of perpetuating the Metiers d’art in Paris, near the creation studios.’ — Bruno Pavlovsky,” says the brand’s website.The site where the foundation stone has been laid is the fallow industrial land of Paris’ 19th arrondissement. The Chanel facility will have 15 artisanal craftsmen; from glove makers, feather workers to metal specialists. Reportedly, the building will be designed by Rudy Ricciotti, the architect. Ricciotti has been was behind the MuCEM and the Islamic Arts section of Paris’ Louvre Museum. Chanel Metiers d’art building is believed to have five floors along with two basements. Chanel Metiers d’art will be ready by 2020 that is when the opening will take place.Chanel has immense respect for its artisans and had paid homage to them through one of their initiatives called, Chanel Metiers d’art. The show was all about talent and pure style. The show traveled far and wide since its launch in 2002. It was last witnessed in Hamburg in December 2017.Paraffection, the crafts specialists have made Chanel what it is in current times. The artisans have contributed their skills for its haute couture and ready-to-wear collection. The house was incepted by Gabrielle Chanel in 1910.Chanel had recently launched its ‘31’ handbag during the Fall-Winter — 2018/19 collection.“The ‘31’ handbag, Fall‑Winter’s signature accessory, was inspired by a bag once owned by Gabrielle Chanel. According to Karl Lagerfeld, its name refers to a French saying. ‘You know that there is special meaning behind it, the expression ‘se mettre sur son 31’ means when one gets dressed up,’” says the website.As per the website, the ‘31’ can be carried in different ways: firmly in hand by its handle or folded like a clutch, or slung across the body. Quilted and generously shaped, it comes in a range of bold colors, from pale pink to red, coral and electric blue, as well as different materials, leather, canvas or tweed.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the related to Chanel Metiers d’art.http://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Arts & Antiques Auction: Asian ArtWhere: Carlo Bonte Auctions, Kardinaal Mercierstraat 20, Bruges, 8000, BelgiumWhen: Sep 25, 8:00 AM GMTPublic Viewing: 17 - 21 Sep: 9 am - 5 pm, 22 - 23 Sep: 10 am - 5 pmTop Lots of the Sale:- «A Chinese blue and white chrysanthemum stemcup» - Yuan Dynasty; the deep rounded sides rising from a tall spreading bamboo shaped foot to a flared rim, painted to the exterior with scrollingA chrysanthemum, the interior with relief moulded phoenix decoration, the well with a flaming pearl, with a matching Japanese soft wooden box. Measured at H 11 cm. Estimated Price: €30,000 - €40,000 (US$ 35,300 - US$ 47,100)- «A fine Chinese blue and white Gu vase» - Decorated with flower branches, rocher perce, flower baskets, leaves and ruyi, marked Wanli, probably period. Measured at H 54 cm. Estimated Price: €20,000 - €25,000 (US$ 23,550 - US$ 29,450)- «A full-lenght ladies portrait, dated (19)45 - Sadji - 'Sha-Qi'; oil on canvas. Measured at 70 x 100 cm. Estimated Price: €15,000 - €20,000 (US$ 17,650 - US$ 23,550)- A still life with flowers - Sadji - 'Sha-Qi'; oil on canvas. Measured at 50 x 60 cm. Estimated Price: €10,000 - €15,000 (US$ 11,800 - US$ 17,650)- »A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze and patinated bronze seated Buddha« - The hands in dhyanamudra meditation. Measured at H 32 cm. Estimated Price: €6,000 - €8,000 (US$ 7,060 - US$ 9,450)- »A fine Chinese gilt bronze three-part lobed box with basso relievo decoration« - with a Yongzheng mark. Measured at H 21 - W 25 - D 25 cm. Estimated Price: €5,000 - €8,000 (US$ 5,900 - US$ 9,420)- »A rare Chinese blue and white and polychrome decorated plaque« - Depicting antiquities and flower branches, the border with a key pattern frieze, orange peel glaze, Kangxi and period, framed. Measured at 26 x 26 cm. Estimated Price: €5,000 - €8,000 (US$ 5,900 - US$ 9,420)- »A Chinese carved hardwood sealbox« - The sides decorated with cloisonne enamel plaques, depicting stylized dragons among flower branches, 19th Century. Measured at H 1.5 - W 16.5 - DA 16.5 cm. Estimated Price: €4,000 - €6,000 (US$ 4,700 - US$ 7,060)- »A Chinese carved wooden Guanyin seated in 'Lalitasana'« - with traces of polychromy and gilt decoration, probably Ming. Measured at H 87.5 cm. Estimated Price: €4,000 - €6,000 (US$ 4,700 - US$ 7,060)- »A large Chinese famille rose and relief decorated vase" - The panels with court scenes and warriors, about 1900. Measured at H 122.5 cm. Estimated Price: €4,000 - €6,000 (US$ 4,700 - US$ 7,060)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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