Auction Block, Oct. 2023 

October’s auction block is full of fascinating pieces, including an ostrich leather Hermés Birkin handbag, an Andy Warhol screen print, an original Man Ray photograph at Christie’s, and an intriguing 1967 oil-on-canvas from Weschler’s. 


Hermés Birkin 30 in Ostrich, 2007 

Estimate: $10,000-$15,000 

Sold for: $18,900 

Made of ostrich leather, this luxury handbag features dual, rolled top handles, a single interior compartment, a zippered sidewall pocket, goatskin lining, and a turn-lock toggle closure with belted straps across the flap closure. It also includes protective feet at the exterior base. 



Andy Warhol, Queen Elizabeth II, from Reigning Queen 

Sold for: $216,400 

This screenprint in colors on Lenox Museum Board, is signed by Warhol in pencil and numbered 21/40. It was published by George C.P. Mulder, Amsterdam, with the blindstamp of the printer Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with the artist’s copyright inkstamp. The screenprint is from a private Los Angeles collection. 


A Chinese Copper Red Decorated Porcelain Moon Flask 

Estimate: $2,000-$4,000 

Sold for: $50,400 

Decorated in the Ming style, this flask has raised floral bosses and ruyi-head handles issuing from shoulder to bulbous mouth.  



Marie-Laure De Noailles, 1936 

Estimate : $25,000-$35,000 

Sold for : $56,700 

American visual artist Man Ray’s solarized gelatin silver print is mounted on a board and stamped with a photographer’s credit that reads: “MAN RAY – 8 RUE/DU VAL-DE-GRACE/PARIS 5e-FRANCE/DANTON.” It was acquired in New York in 1995. 



Tadeusz Brzozowski “Kuranty” Oil on Canvas 

Estimate: $30,000-$50,000 

Sold for: $120,000 

This fascinating oil on canvas is signed by Polish artist Tadeusz Brzozowski, dated 1967 on verso and on stretcher. The painting was property of a Virginia collector. 










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