From 2001, Christie’s Paris has held auctions in such various fields as African & Oceanic Art, Asian Art, Books & Manuscripts, European Ceramics, European Furniture & Works of Art, Impressionist & Modern Art, Jewelry, Old Master & 19th Century Drawings, Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Photographs, Portrait Miniatures, Post-War & Contemporary Art, Prints, Silver, 20th Century Decorative Arts, and Wines.
Both backgammon and chess were popular in the Islamic world and were introduced into the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors in the 10th century.
A Rare Spanish Micro-Mosaic Gaming Board, Andalusia, Second Half 15th Century. Estimate £40,000-60,000.
Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets – 27 April at Christie's London, King Street.
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François de Poortere, Head of Christie’s Old Master Department in New York, is excited to bring this ‘spirited, sophisticated little picture’ to market for the first time. ‘You don’t necessarily think of this kind of work when you think of Van Dyck — this is a real collector’s item,’ he says.
Sir Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp 1599-1641 London), Saint Mary Magdalene. Oil on canvas, 21½ x 13⅞ in (54.6 x 35.3 cm). Estimate: $150,000-250,000.
Old Masters on 27 April at Christie’s New York, Rockefeller Center.
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So much to see, so little time! Join us for #ClassicWeek at our Rockefeller Center galleries through April 27.
Sales begin April 25 and end April 28. Works are one view until April 27th. Enjoy your favorite piece in person, and maybe discover another favorite while you’re here.
@emma_kronman back for another! Although literally pint-sized (honestly, no bigger than a Corona), the sensitive carving of this Anatolian Stargazer makes this object as monumental as it is intimate, and it isn’t surprising that artists like #Picasso, #Brancusi, and #Giacometti were inspired by the startlingly modern aesthetic of ancient idols like this one.Only during #ClassicWeek at Christie’s can collectors have an opportunity to buy masterworks that are thousands of years old (no joke).
Fun Fact: its actually called a “Kiliya type” after the Mediterranean peninsula in which works of this kind were first discovered, is one of the rarest and best examples known today.
Exceptional Sale, April 28, 2017, Christie's New York, Rockefeller Center
An Anatolian Marble Female Idol of Kiliya Type, Chalcolithic Period, Circa 3000-2200 B.C. Estimate on request.
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Part two of our Noble & Private Collections sale takes place on 26 April at Christie's London, South Kensington.
Viewings are open until Tuesday 25 April. Come and see – entry is free!
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