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Online Magazine No.197

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The world’s most incredible bathtub, Brazilian artists to collect right now, A vase inspired by an arctic rescue, Silver that survived the English Civil War, An exquisite drawing by Vija Celmins, A bowl made for the most discerning Chinese emperor, Furniture for a boathouse called Fire and Water, and more
 
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Fresh to market, this 1920s Soviet vase was made to celebrate a daring Arctic rescue
 
 
How two great French designers came to create bespoke furniture for this Breton boathouse
 
 
‘We only see these objects in museums’: rare silver survivors of the English Civil War
 
 
Made for the Chinese emperor who checked every piece of porcelain in his collection
 
 
Send in the clowns: six ink drawings from Giandomenico Tiepolo’s ‘Punchinello’ series
 
 
The story of an Irish patriot whose art collection spoke of his deep love for his homeland
 
 
Also on Christies.com
 
 
 
Up close with an exquisite and unusual ocean drawing by Vija Celmins, an artist who is ‘most definitely having a moment’
 
 
 
Turning hard-edged abstraction into something sensual and poetic: 7 modern Brazilian artists to collect right now
 
 
 
More stories
 
Editor’s picks
 
 
 
 
The unique Hippopotame I bathtub, executed in 1969 in welded copper and polished brass, is the creation of François-Xavier Lalanne. The hippo is life-sized and has a bathtub concealed within its body, together with a sink and vanity in its mouth
 
Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000
12 November, New York
 
 
 
 
 
This turquoise and diamond necklace was owned by Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), who graces Australia’s $100 bill. The opera singer insisted on her fine jewellery being warmed before it came into contact with her sensitive skin
 
Estimate: CHF120,000-180,000
12 November, Geneva
 
 
 
 
 
Alex Katz’s wife Ada rivals Dora Maar as one of the most frequently painted muses in history, appearing in more than 250 of the artist’s works. This monumental 1961 self-portrait, Alex, Ada and Vincent, is unusual in that it also features Katz and the couple’s young son
 
Estimate: $2,000,000-3,000,000
13 November, New York
 
 
 
 
 
Ken Price’s Untitled from circa 1975 belongs to the most comprehensive group of the artist’s works to come to market, ranging from his ceramic cups of the 1970s to the clay forms in the later part of his career, as well as works on paper
 
Estimate: $200,000-300,000
14 November, New York
 
 
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Plan your visit to Christie’s
 
 
 
New York
Enjoy American Modernism, the Hudson River School and pieces celebrating the American West in American Art, 16-19 November
 
Hong Kong
Book your ticket for Art+Tech: Mixed Reality, a one-day conference exploring AR and VR technologies, 21 November
 
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Ernie O’Malley, photographed in 1934 by Helen Hooker. Image courtesy of The Gallery of Photography Ireland // Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957), Old John, 1904. Estimate: €10,000-15,000. Offered in the Ernie O’Malley Collection in association with Christie’s on 25 November at Whyte's in Dublin
 

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