20 September 2017

Phillips’ September Design Auction Achieves £4 Million

London, 20 September 2017

Sale Total: £4,058,975 / $5,479,616 / €4,546,052


Lots Sold: 136 | Lots Offered: 174 Sold by Lot: 78% | Sold by Value: 83%

Alexander Payne, Worldwide Head of Design, Deputy Chairman, Europe, said: “The global demand for unique and important pieces of design was illustrated time and again throughout today’s sale, which totaled over £4 million. The auction was led by Diego Giacometti’s ‘Pair of 'Têtes de Lionnes' armchairs’, which far exceeded the high estimate. Notable results were also achieved for the unprecedented offering of museum quality ceramics. Phillips continues to hold the world auction record for British master ceramicist Dame Lucie Rie, with an exceptional result for the superlative straight-sided bowl, and continues to hold the top ten prices for Hans Coper, whose ‘Thistle’ form established a new world record for this typology. We saw further standout results by François-Xavier Lalanne, and masters of Italian design included Gio Ponti, Paolo Buffa and Guglielmo Ulrich.”

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot              

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

73

Diego Giacometti, Pair of 'Têtes de Lionnes' armchairs, second version, conceived 1979, executed 1979-1985

£250,000 - 350,000 

£450,600

$608,310/ € 504,672

51

Jean Royère, Sofa and pair of armchairs, circa 1949

£80,000 - 120,000 

£237,000

$319,950/ € 265,440

120

Max Ingrand, Rare ceiling light, model no. 2243, circa 1958

£25,000 - 35,000 

£162,500

$219,375/ € 182,000

7

Lucie Rie, Straight-sided bowl, circa 1978

£40,000 - 60,000 

£150,000

$202,500/ € 168,000

23

Lucie Rie, Footed bowl, circa 1980

£40,000 - 50,000 

£150,000

$202,500/ € 168,000

6

Hans Coper, ‘Thistle' form, circa 1975

£40,000 - 60,000 

£131,250

$177,188/ € 147,000

58

François-Xavier Lalanne, La carpe d’or, 1987

 

£18,000 - 24,000 

£106,250

$143,438/ € 119,000

70

Jean-Michel Frank, Rare two-seater settee, circa 1936

 

£100,000 - 150,000 

£106,250

$143,438/ € 119,000

42

Pierre Jeanneret, Ten armchairs, 1955-1956

£75,000 - 85,000 

£100,000

$135,000/ € 112,000

1

Lucie Rie, Conical bowl, circa 1972

£40,000 - 60,000 

£100,000

$135,000/ € 112,000


NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

120

Max Ingrand, Rare ceiling light, model no. 2243, circa 1958

£25,000 - 35,000 

£162,500

$219,375/ € 182,000

 

*previous record price: £128,500set in 2013

86

Arne Vodder, Chaise longue, circa 1950

£15,000 - 20,000 

£30,000

$40,500/ €33,600

 

*previous record price: $37,500 set in 2013

6

Hans Coper, ‘Thistle' form, circa 1975

£40,000 - 60,000 

£131,250

$177,188/ € 147,000

 

*record for a ‘Thistle' form, previous record price: $75,000 set in 2013



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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

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