Upcoming Auctions – Antiques, Art and Collectibles
On July 11, Sotheby’s will auction J.M.W. Turner’s great masterpiece “Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino,” in its Old Master & British Paintings Evening and Day Sales. The work is estimated at £12 million to £18 million.
On September 22, Bonhams will hold their first Picasso Editions Sale featuring ceramics, prints and jewelry in the Knightsbridge location in London. In addition to ceramics, two of the nineteen silver plates designed by Picasso including one titled, “Dormeur,” his first experiment in silver. Picasso began designing silver plates in the mid-1950s, following a meeting with the silversmith François Hugo. From an edition of just twenty each, both “Dormeur” and “Joueur de flute et Cavalier” are excellent examples of the playful and iconic motifs to be found in Picasso’s editions. They are estimated at £10,000-£15,000 each.