Bonhams Biggest sales of 2011

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Bonhams Biggest sales of 2011

Bonhams – Biggest sales of 2011

The past 12 months saw a series of World Records broken at Bonhams salerooms round the world.

 

Chinese Art

  • World Record price for a Chinese Snuff Bottle - Chinese famille-rose enamelled glass 'European-subject' snuff bottle - HK$25,300,000 (US$3,328,400; £2,108,333)
  • Chinese Qianlong famille rose turquoise-ground vase - £9,001,250

Japanese Art

 
  • World Record price for a netsuke statue - Japanese miniature ivory shishi netsuke statue - £265,250 - World Record price for an inro - Japanese 19th century single-case lacquer inro - £265,250

Old Master Paintings

  • World Record price for a work by Adriaen Coorte - Three Peaches on a Stone Ledge’ by Adriaen Coorte - £2,057,250

Russian Art

  • World Record price for a work by Vasili Polenov - ‘He That is Without Sin’ by Vasili Polenov - £4,073,250

South African Art

  • World Record price for a South African Artwork - 'Arab Priest' by Irma Stern - £3,044,000
  • World Record price for a work by Gerard Sekoto - 'Yellow Houses, District Six' by Gerard Sekoto - £602,400
  • World Record price for a work by Alexis Preller - 'The Garden of Eden' by Alexis Preller - £748,000
  • World Record price for a work by Francois Krige - 'Basotho village scene' by Francois Krige - £90,000
  • World Record price for a work by William Kentridge - 'Orange Head' by William Kentridge - £ 103,250

20th Century British and Irish Art

  • World Record price for a work on paper by Henry Moore - ‘Shelter Drawing - Seated Mother and Child’ by Henry Moore - £634,850
  • World Record price for a work on paper by L.S Lowry - ‘Swinbury Station’ by L.S Lowry - £121,250
  • World Record price for a work on paper by Winifred Nicholson - 'Sea Treasures' by Winifred Nicholson - £174,000
  • World Record price for a work on paper by Paul Nash - 'Sea Wall' by Paul Nash - £120,000
  • World Record price for a work on paper by William Roberts - 'The Guitar Player' by William Roberts - £93,600

Scottish Art

  • World Record price for a work by Robert Gemmell Hutchison - 'Sea Gulls and Sapphire Seas’ by Robert Gemmell Hutchison - £120,000

19th Century paintings

  • World Record price for a work by Archibald Thorburn - 'Peacock and Peacock Butterfly' by Archibald Thorburn - £252,000

Antiquities

  • Ancient Roman sculpted marble panel of Aphrodite and Mars - £490,400
  • World Record price for a cuneiform clay document - Ancient Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform cylinder - £264,000

Collectors Motor Cars

  • World Record price for an Austin Healey test car - 1953 Austin-Healey '100' Special Test Car - £843,000

European Ceramics

  • World Record price for a porcelain snuff box - Meissen 18th century gold-mounted Royal snuff box -£860,000

English Drinking Glasses

  • World Record price for an 18th century English glass - Prince William V English Glass Drinking Goblet - £117,000

Prints

  • World Record price for a print by Cyril Power - ‘The Eight’ (Original Print) by Cyril Power - £57,600
  • ‘La Divine Comédie’ (Original Portfolio) by Salvador Dalí - $134,000

Books, Maps and Manuscripts

  • John Keats handwritten love letter to Fanny Brawne - £96,000
  • World Record price for an artwork by E.H. Shepard - Original E.H. Shepard Winnie the Pooh and Piglet illustration - $192,000
  • World Record price for a copy of ‘A Book of Cats’ - A Book of Cats by Tsuguharu Foujita - $61,000
  • World Record price for a book by Anthony Trollope - Ralph the Heir (First Edition) by Anthony Trollope - $88,900

Musical Instruments

  • World Record price for a violin by Giuseppe Fiorini - Late 19th Century Violin by Giuseppe Fiorini - £72,000

Motorcycles

  • World Record price for a Brough Superior SS80 - Vintage 1924 Brough Superior 988cc SS80 Motorcycle - £100,500
  • World Record price for a Single cylinder Vincent - Vintage 1955 Vincent 499cc Victor Series D Motorcycle - £107,100

Natural History

  • World Record price for a Pre-Historic tooth - Tyrannosaurus Rex 5-inch tooth - $56,000

Whisky

  • World Record price for a bottle of Single Malt Whisky - Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955 Whisky - £46,850
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