Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 349

Success for “Provenance Revealed: Galerie Steinitz”

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 27 settembre 2022

London – The innovative sale Provenance Revealed: Galerie Steinitz more than doubled its pre-sale estimate, realising a total of £6,299,640 / $7,131,192 / €7,187,889, on 21 September at Christie’s headquarters in London. Selling 89% by value, each lot was registered and secured on the Blockchain through Artory – a notable first for Classic Art. For this celebration of great provenances and craftsmanship, Christie’s partnered with Benjamin Steinitz, the internationally renowned dealer of 18th and 19th century furniture and sculpture, to advance the trade of decorative arts to a sophisticated new realm. The sale was led by two pairs of timeless Empire white marble demi-lune console tables, circa 1805, which realised £730,800 / $827,266 / €833,843 and £693,000 / $784, 476 / €790,713 respectively, each selling for many times their pre-sale estimates (estimate for each pair: £100,000-200,000, example illustrated above). Both pairs were originally supplied to the Villa Reale di Marlia home of Elisa Bonaparte, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, (1777-1820). Almost half of the sale sold for over the high estimate, with other important lots including Narcissus contemplating his image in the water, Paris school, mid-18th century, which was formerly in the celebrated collection of Louis-Antoine Crozat (1699-1770), Baron de Thiers–son of the financier Antoine Crozat who was considered the ‘richest man in France’. The marble realised £604,800 / $684,634 / €690,077 against an estimate of £100,000 to £150,000. Each lot included a secure, encrypted certificate of the sale for the successful bidder, providing a permanent digital record of the information about the artwork.

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