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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.