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Prize lots SOLD: £18,750

SOLD: £209,000

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A miniature twocolour gold charka, Fabergé

Jimi Hendrix’s Epiphone FT 79 acoustic guitar, 1951

“Created by Michael Perchin, one of Fabergé’s most celebrated head workmasters, this piece attracted attention due to both its design and private provenance. The seamless, precise combination of pink and yellow gold on the body of the cup demonstrates immense skill. We often find this technique used on Fabergé cigarette cases, but it is rare to find it on a rounded surface, such as that of this charka. Sold from a private collection, the price achieved demonstrates the international demand for unique works by Fabergé that are fresh to the market and carry strong provenance.” – Helen Culver Smith, head of Russian Art at Christie’s

UPCOMING

Steps with Shadow (Paper Pool 2), David Hockney, 1978 Phillips dives head first into the new year with an impressive sale featuring works from David Hockney’s experimental Paper Pool series. Created in 1978 in New York, the 29 pieces are made from moulded paper pulp. The pool depicted in the images was Kenneth Tyler’s, a fellow artist with whom Hockney created the azure series. Estimate £400,000£600,000, Evening & Day Editions, 19 January, phillips.com

sold, from left: Fabergé, A miniature two-colour gold charka, c.1890, marked Fabergé, with the workmaster’s mark of Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, tapering reeded rose and green gold body on a spreading circular foot, with reeded border and rocaille scroll handle, marked under base. The Russian Art sale at Christie’s, 28 November, christies. com, image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd 2016 Jimi Hendrix: An Epiphone FT 79 acoustic guitar, 1951. The Entertainment Memorabilia sale at Bonhams, 15 December, bonhams.com, image courtesy of Bonhams upcoming, from left: David Hockney, Steps with Shadow (Paper Pool 2), 1978, unique hand-coloured pressed paper pulp, on white TGL handmade paper, the full sheet, signed with initials and dated in white ink, annotated ‘2-4’ in pencil on the reverse (one of 16 variants), published by Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York (with their inkstamp), framed, 128.3 x 85.1cm, image courtesy of Phillips Diana and Actaeon in a wooded landscape, with a hunter and a fisherman, Jan Soens, oil on canvas, unlined, 135.5 x 110cm, image courtesy of Sotheby’s

“Bonhams is privileged to have sold Jimi Hendrix’s acoustic guitar for £209,000, well over its estimate. Hendrix is among the greatest instrumentalists in the history of rock, making this Epiphone acoustic the pinnacle for any guitar collector. There was determined bidding from global collectors throughout the sale which showed the strength of the market in this category.” – Katherine Schofield, head of Bonhams Entertainment Department

UPCOMING

Diana and Actaeon in a wooded landscape, with a hunter and a fisherman, Jan Soens The Of Royal and Noble Descent sale at Sotheby’s will offer a huge variety of lots from notable aristocratic British and European collections, some of which have never been under the hammer until now. One lot on offer will be this painting of Diana and Actaeon by Dutch artist Jan Soens, who was particularly active at the end of the 16th century. This narrative historical work is from the Marchese Francesco Taccone di Sitizano collections. Estimate £8,000-£12,000, Of Royal and Noble Descent, 19 January, sothebys.com

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