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A World Record for an Indian Runner Duck
You had to be on your toes to catch this "Indian runner duck" by Charles Artus. The waddler ended the race at €83,200, garnering a world record along…
Two Amphibians Make the Headlines
On 22 October at the Ducal Palace in Nevers, two amphibians made the headlines: the product of the inimitable Jean Carriès’ fertile imagination. These…
Roaring in Bugatti's Cage
Though Bugatti particularly relished depicting the elegance of the panther and cheetah and the dynamic energy of the tiger, the Italian sculptor did…
The Call of Nature, with Bugatti and Renaissance Tapestry Weavers
Two antelopes tamed by Rembrandt Bugatti’s hand frolic against a backdrop of a flowering late 16 th -century tapestry.
Universal Love by Indiana
One of Robert Indiana's signature works was successful, along with old porcelain birds from London.
Two Bugattis Are Better Than One!
French forest animals sculpted by Rembrandt Bugatti proudly lead the way in front of beasts from the savannah.
Pegasus Reaches the Heights
Pegasus and his companion Bellerophon reached the heights at this auction, shattering a very low initial estimate but leaving doubt as to when the…
Paul Jouve's Bestiary: A Wild Success
Coming from every corner of the planet, some fine specimens of wildlife turned up at this sale devoted to Paul Jouve.
Art Deco Icon
François Pompon’s Ours Polaire ( Polar Bear ) broke the world record for a model in Lens stone.
Pablo Picasso's Favourite Animals
In Narbonne, a night bird in muted colours by the solar artist tripled its estimate.
An Enlightenment Fantasy
The 18 th -century spirit dear to French collector Gérard Hugon, whose collection of furniture and objets d'art he inherited from his family and has…
The Vuitton Collection: The Majestic Art of Hunting
The stag, the king of the forest, proudly watched over the white-glove results of the Patrick-Louis Vuitton Collection.
François-Xavier Lalanne, Under the Sign of the Fish
A creation from François-Xavier Lalanne’s witty bestiary dominated this auction’s 20 th -century tone.
Sculptor's François Pompon's Turkey
The farmyard also had its attractions for passionate animal-lover François Pompon, who sculpted animals from this milieu as lovingly as his famous…
The Victorious Battle of a Pugnae Ferarum Tapestry
A tapestry from Flanders dominated a high-quality selection of antique objets d'art, paintings and furniture.
Assyrian Statue Takes the Lioness’s Share
The motto "So Unic" made a strong impression with this beast carved by Assyrians in gold-speckled blue lapis lazuli.
"Œuvres Choisies": An Imaginary Menagerie and More
You never know what awaits you in an "Œuvres Choisies" exhibition, the collectively organized shows of objects that most excite dealers in their upcoming…
When Édouard Manet Loved Dogs...
There was little doubt, but the high result achieved by Manet’s Portrait de Minnay is a happy confirmation. A pair of quiet Spanish paintings also…
Magna Grecia by Turpin de Crissé
This Bordeaux auction featured an eagerly anticipated, glowing view of the ancient world by Turpin de Crissé and two felines: a panther by Guyot and…
White Glove Treatment for Egyptian Feline in Bronze
The Sylvia Wildenstein estate sale took place under the goddess Bastet’s protection.
François-Xavier Lalanne’s Happy-Go-Lucky Duck
François-Xavier Lalanne’s oversized Grand canard ( Big Duck )—an ode to playfulness, which we could use in these trying times—sprang from his whimsical…
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Meissen Figurines Are Back in Vogue
Now that kitsch is back in style, these small, refined objects are increasingly in demand.
Black Panther Study Sets Record for Pompon
This Black Panther , a study for a bronze, is signed by François Pompon and has achieved a world record for a work on paper by the artist.
The Allure of Paul Jouve’s Tigers
A major artist during the Art Deco period, the painter of animals made the tiger the king of his realm.
A Historic Toulouse-Lautrec
A collector took the bit between his teeth to acquire this work of a talented young man, only 16 years old, but already galloping towards his artistic…
A World Record for Pompon
In his fables, the 17th-century French poet Jean de La Fontaine never imagined a meeting between the King of the Forest and the Paschal lamb... The…
François-Xavier Lalanne and Alberto Giacometti: Winning Bids at Drouot
At €1,963,000, the bid for this unique web-footed bird was the highest bid of the year at Drouot, yet again acclaiming the success—and talent—of François-Xavier…
Faience Ducks in the Marseilles Style
In the 18 th century, the talented Joseph Fauchier made the southern French port city of Marseilles one of the capitals of faience or earthenware form…
Rembrandt Bugatti’s Hungry Lioness
Bidders had the choice between a bronze lioness cast by Hébrard, abstract paintings, designer objects and collector cars.
In the Wake of Exotic Fish
A world tour with naval officer Duperrey and other seafarers who wrote travel books.
The Grass Is Always Green for Lalanne
A hotly sought after lamb from his famous livestock series left for foreign pastures.
A Lalanne Rabbit Hops to Success
Modern and natural works were the core of this sale devoted to Claude Lalanne , Raoul Dufy and Jean-Michel Atlan.
Stags Triumph with Paintings by Baron Karl Reille
During a hunting and militaria sale at the Cyril Duval Enchères auction house in La Flèche on Saturday, September 4, two works by Baron Karl Reille…
The Inspired Chisel of Sculptor Henri-Joseph Parent
An accomplished example of the French sculptor and architect’s spectacular art within reach of the purse strings.
Georges Jouve’s Stylized Roosters
Georges Jouve (1910-1964), a ceramist known for his streamlined works, took inspiration from animals to create astonishing pieces, like these two large…
Royal Animals and Political Beasts During the Enlightenment
They were everywhere: gardens, menageries and even the private apartments of the kings and princes of France. Two exhibitions show how animals roamed…
A Merry Menagerie from Rubens to John Lewis-Brown
Animals—some unusual—were the guests of a Vendôme sale devoted to painting, particularly Old Masters, where the names of Peter Paul Rubens and John…
The Poetry of Rimbaud and Bugatti
Under Arthur Rimbaud's illuminated gaze by Fernand Léger, a young stag by Rembrandt Bugatti frolicked in a flowery field woven by Dom Robert.
Mr. Foujita's Bichon
The painter of Roaring Twenties bohemian Paris sketched a small dog that was the darling of his friends and models in Montparnasse.
From a Rembrandt Bugatti Panther to a Kota Reliquary
Much exoticism preluded this rich Norman auction, further enhanced by the genius of the Italian sculptor and that of a Gabonese artist, who came together…
The Gilles Labrosse Collection: Gems of Fashion
Amin Jaffer: Curator of the Al Thani Collection
Giorgio Morandi: The Magnani-Rocca Collection
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