"Hercules Pomarius," bronze, by Willem Danielsz Van Tetrode, 15 1/4
of the most imposing works in the auction is Lot 52, "Hercules
Pomarius," a 15 1/4-inch high bronze by Willem Danielsz Van Tetrode
(circa 1525-1580). It has been widely published. It
of four versions; one is in the Rijksmausum, one in the Robert H. Smith
Collection that is promisedto the National Gallery in Washington, and
one owned by the Hearn Family Trust, and this one. The artist
who is known as Tetrode worked in Benevuto Cellini's workshop
111, Figure of a Running Man, bronze, cast from a model attributed to
the Master of the Fitzwilliam Museum, probably late 19th Century, 10
1/8 inches high
It has an estimate of $1,500,000 to $2,500,000. It sold for $2,045,000.
111 is a very graceful bronze figure of a running man that is cast from
a model attributed to the Master of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
10 1/8 inches high and is probably late 19th Century. It has
estimate of $7,000 to $10,000. It
sold for $11,250.
ecorche of an Archer, Flemish or Netherlandish, late 16th or early 17th
Century, 17 1/4 inches high
Lot 57 depicts
an archer in bronze but is missing his bow. It is Flemish or
Netherlandish, late 16th or 17th Century and is 17 1/4 inches high.
It was once with Joseph Duveen in New York and A la Vielle
Russie in New York. It has an estimate of $60,000 to $90,000.
It sold for
Figure of Hercules Supporting the Globe, bronze, probably
Netherlandish, second half 17th or 18th Century, 16 1/8 inches high
Lot 54 is a very
impressive bronze of Hercules Supporting the Globe that is probably
Netherlandish, second half 17th or 18th Century. It is 16 1/8
inches high and the statue is missing the globe. It has an
estimate of $100,000 to $150,000. It
sold for $137,000.
Dancing Putti, bronze, north Italian, possibly Verona, first quarter
16th Century, 7 3/8 inches high
Lot 3 is a
charming bronze of a dancing putti from North Italy, possibly first
quarter of the 16th Century. It is 7 3/8 inches high.
It has an estiamte of $20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $20,000.
Hercules and Antaeus, bronze, circle of Vittore Gambello, called
Camelio, early 16th Century, 14 inches high
Lot 27 is a fine
early 16th Century bronze of Hercules wrestling with Antaeus and
attributed to circle of Vittore Gambello, called Camelio. It
is 14 inches high. It has an estimate of $100,000 to
sold for $197,000.
Virtue Triumphant over Vice, bronze, after Giambologna, workshop of
Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi, Florence, circa 1701-6
Lot 109 is a
beautiful bronze of "Virtue Triumphant over Vice" after Giambologna,
workshop of Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi of Florence circa 1701-6.
It is 12 inches high. The piece was once in the
collection of William Randolph Hearst at San Simeonand is copied after
a work by Giambologna now in the Bargello in Florence that had been
commissioned by Francisco de'Medici. It has an estiamte of
$60,000 to $90,000. It
sold for $233,000.
83, "Pluto with Cerebus," attributed to Max Labenwold and Hans
Reisinger of Augsburg, circa 1570-1590, bronze, 25 1/2 inches
Lot 83 is a
large and fine bronze of "Pluto with Cerebus" that is attributed to Max
Labenwolf and Hans Reisinger of Augsburg circa 1570-1590. It
is 25 1/2 inches high. Cerebus has three heads and each is
piped to serve as a fountain. It has an estimate of $250,000
to $400,000. It
failed to sell.
12, Inkwell in the form of a sea monster, bronze, workshop of Severo di
Domenico Calzetta, called "Da Ravenna," Paduan, first half of 16th
Century, 10 1/2 inches long
Lot 12 is an
impressive bronze inkwell in the form of a sea monster from the
workshop of Severo di Domenico Galzetta called "Da Ravenna." It is from
the first half of the 16th Century and is 10 1/2 inches long.
The catalogue notes that such bronzes are through tohave been
inspired by engravings by Andrew Mantegna of the Battle of the Sea
Gods. It has an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000. It failed to sell.
21, Striking and Automaton Bacchus Clock, gilt bronze and brass, Hans
Christian Kreitzer or Konrad Kreizter, Augsburg, first quarter of 17th
Century, 12 inches high
21 is a gilt bronze and brass striking and automaton Bacchus Clock by
Hans Christian Kreitzer or Konrad Kreitzer of Augsburg. It is
dated to the first century of the 17th Century and is 12 inches high.
It has an estimate of $120,000 to $180,000. It sold for $112,500.
Lot 5, Christ
as Salvator Mundi, bronze relief, 6 1/2 inches high, attributed to the
Master of the Barbarigo Reliefs, circa 1515
Lot 5 is a
parcel-gilt bronze relief of Christ as Salvator Mundi that is
attributed to the Master of the Barbarigo Reliefs (active 13485-1515),
possibly Antonio Lombardo. The work was once with the Boston
Athenaeum and then on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts in
Boston. It is considered the best of three versions.
The other two are in the Bode Museum in Berlin and the
Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna. It has an estimate of $250,000 to
sold for $605,000.
Paintings auction at Christie's New York January 29, 2014
with the very spectacular Rothschild Prayerbook, a great Pontormo, a
great Circle of Leonardo da Vinci, a great Lucas Cranach, a
marvelous Laocoon by Alessandro Allori, a very nice small Gerard David
and a wonderful Adriaen Eisenbradt
Old Master Paintings auction at Sotheby's New York January 30, 2014
with fine works by El Greco, Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Fragonard
Master Paintings Part I auction at Christie's New York
January 29, 2014 with great works by Ter Borch and Sir William Beechey
and Ferdinand Bol
Courts of Europe Renaissance to Rococo at Sotheby's New York January
30, 2014 with a three-sided view portrait of a gyrfalcon, a
great Benjamin West and a fine Willem van Tetrode