Albert Carrier-Belleuse sculpture makes $100,000



2015-06-26 13:27:19

Albert Carrier-Belleuse sculpture makes $100,000

An Albert Carrier-Belleuse sculpture highlighted Christie's October 1 Galerie Camoin Demachy sale

A sculpture attributed to Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse was the top lotat Christie's sale of a collection consigned by the Galerie Chamoin Demachy antiques store in Paris on October 1.

It sold for $99,680 - an impressive increase on its $27,007-40,510 valuation.

The statue, built from cherry red marble and patinated blue and gilt brass, dates to the end of the 19th century and features a depiction of Urania - the Greek muse of astronomy and daughter of Zeus.

Carrier Belleuse Urania An similar clock appears in the National Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris

Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)was arenowned sculptor, best known as the mentor of Auguste Rodin. His work features throughout Europe, most notably in the Brussels Stock Exchange and the Vichy Opera.

Other notable lots included a colocynth vase by Taxile Doat from 1903 that achieved $62,249 - easily surpassing its estimate of $16,204-24,306. Doat was a groundbreaking French ceramicist who experimented with organic forms and different methods of glazing and firing pottery.

Two chandeliers by the Charles J Weinstein company circa 1931 made $58,994 against a $10,803-16,204 estimate. The lights were made from frosted and moulded glass and featured chrome mounts.

A set of 29 panels of wallpaper made in China in the early 19th century, decorated with bamboo branches and foliage on a pale blue background went for $57,367 - surpassing a high estimate of $27,007.

The auction achieved total sales of over $2m.

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