Auction 11.12.2002

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 11.12.2002

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SAINT PAUL PREACHING, in an initial P on the verso of a half-leaf from a...

SAINT PAUL PREACHING, in an initial P on the verso of a half-leaf from a Bible, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Romagna, c.1270] 460 x 163mm. St Paul in three-quarter length, gesturing to indicate speech, in an attenuated letter P with knotted and cusped staves terminating in acanthus leaves on a

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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THE CRUCIFIXION, in an initial T on the verso of a leaf from a Gradual in...

THE CRUCIFIXION, in an initial T on the verso of a leaf from a Gradual in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Regensburg, 1290s] 503 x 341mm (leaf); 130 x 103mm (initial). Christ nailed to the Living Tree of the Cross, its branches and curling stems bursting into leaf, between the Virgin and St

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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THE RESURRECTION AND THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, in an initial R on the...

THE RESURRECTION AND THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, in an initial R on the verso of a leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Regensburg, 1290s] 503 x 341mm (leaf); 160 x 122mm (initial). The risen Christ, pointing to DATA EST MICHI, incised into the burnished gold ground

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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CHRIST BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST ANNAS, miniature in pen and wash on a recto...

CHRIST BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST ANNAS, miniature in pen and wash on a recto cut from a Lectionary, in German, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [Swabia, c.1470] 114 x 148mm. In a hall with views onto sky and landscape, Christ is surrounded by soldiers and servants of the High Priest, who is seated on a

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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CHRIST APPEARING TO THE THREE MARIES, in an initial A on the verso of a...

CHRIST APPEARING TO THE THREE MARIES, in an initial A on the verso of a leaf from an Antiphonal, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Augsburg], 1494 575 x 394mm (leaf); 203 x 200mm (initial). Within a broken fence, the Risen Christ blesses the Three Maries, the front two pointing to him past

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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ASCENSION, in an initial P on the verso of a leaf from an Antiphonal...

ASCENSION, in an initial P on the verso of a leaf from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Toledo, c.1484] 702 x 475mm. The Virgin surrounded by the Apostles in the foreground of an extensive landscape, above them the feet of Christ and the hem of his robe disappearing into the heavens

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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TWENTY FULL-PAGE MINIATURES, on ten leaves from a devotional book...

TWENTY FULL-PAGE MINIATURES, on ten leaves from a devotional book, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?Rome, c.1580] 78 x 52mm (average). Each scene in a fictive picture frame in brown and liquid gold. A SET OF ITALIAN MINIATURES OF GREAT REFINEMENT AND DELICACY THE ANNUNCIATION with Gabriel on a

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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MAKING AND TASTING WINE, full-page miniature by THE SPANISH FORGER on the...

MAKING AND TASTING WINE, full-page miniature by THE SPANISH FORGER on the recto of a leaf from a 14th-century Italian Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1900] 475 x 357mm (leaf); 337 x 243mm (miniature). On the right, richly dressed nobles tasting wine, to the left figures

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp 1582-1647)

Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp 1582-1647) A bunch of grapes on the vine, an orange segment and an orange, with a leaf and a fly signed 'HVLSDO...' (lower left) oil on copper 7 x 9¼ in. (17.6 x 23.4 cm

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Studio of Frans Snyders (Antwerp c. 1579-1657)

Studio of Frans Snyders (Antwerp c. 1579-1657) Dogs hunting deer in a landscape oil on canvas 85¾ x 136 7/8 in. (218.8 x 347.5 cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Marten Ryckaert (Antwerp 1587-1631)

Marten Ryckaert (Antwerp 1587-1631) A wooded river landscape with sportsmen shooting duck oil on panel 28 x 40 in. (71 x 101.5 cm

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Follower of Jan Brueghel I

Follower of Jan Brueghel I A village landscape with wagons on a track by a river, an elegant family in the foreground, a peasant watering his horse at a pond beyond with signature and date 'J BRVEGHEL./160(3?).' (lower left) oil on panel 20½ x 32½ in. (52.1 x 82.6 cm

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Circle of Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678) and Circle of Peter van Avont...

Circle of Jan Brueghel II (Antwerp 1601-1678) and Circle of Peter van Avont (Mechelen 1600-1652 Deurne) An Allegory of Earth oil on copper 24½ x 34½ in. (62.3 x 87.7 cm

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Circle of Rogier van der Weyden (Tournai c. 1399-1464 Brussels)

Circle of Rogier van der Weyden (Tournai c. 1399-1464 Brussels) Portrait of a young man, bust-length, in a fur-trimmed red doublet oil on panel 14½ x 10½ in. (36.9 x 26.8 cm

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Attributed to Jacob de Backer (Antwerp 1555-1585)

Attributed to Jacob de Backer (Antwerp 1555-1585) An Allegory of Music oil on panel 41½ x 31½ in. (105.4 x 80 cm

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp)

Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp) The Wedding Dance with signature 'P.BRE..GHEL.' (lower left) oil on panel 16 x 21¼ in. (40.5 x 53.9 cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Tobias Verhaecht (Antwerp 1561-1631)

Tobias Verhaecht (Antwerp 1561-1631) A mountainous river landscape with a goatherder resting on a rock, a watermill and a waterfall beyond oil on panel 28¼ x 34 in. (71.8 x 86.3 cm

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Willem van den Bundel (Brussels 1575-1655 Delft)

Willem van den Bundel (Brussels 1575-1655 Delft) A wooded river landscape with soldiers, peasants and huntsmen on a path, a church through the trees beyond oil on canvas 42¾ x 64¾ in. (108.5 x 164.5 cm

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Gillis Claesz. de Hondecoeter (Antwerp or Mechelen, c. 1575-1638 Amsterdam)

Gillis Claesz. de Hondecoeter (Antwerp or Mechelen, c. 1575-1638 Amsterdam) A wooded river landscape with travellers and a dog on a path, cattle by a ford beyond; and A wooded river landscape with figures on a path both signed with initials and dated 'G·DH/1620' (DH linked, the first lower left, the

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Gillis van Tilborch (Antwerp 1614-1684)

Gillis van Tilborch (Antwerp 1614-1684) Elegant company at a table on a terrace oil on panel, stamped on the reverse with the coat-of-arms of the City of Antwerp 24¼ x 19 3/8 in. (61.5 x 49.2 cm

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Circle of Jacob van Oost the Elder (Bruges 1603-1671)

Circle of Jacob van Oost the Elder (Bruges 1603-1671) The Five Senses: three men smoking, drinking and making music oil on canvas 34¾ x 49¾ in. (88.3 x 126.5 cm.) in a French Empire frame

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £14,000 - £18,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Frans Ykens (Antwerp 1601-c. 1693)

Frans Ykens (Antwerp 1601-c. 1693) Grapes on the vine, whitecurrants, blackberries, cherries and a walnut in a porcelain bowl with peaches, grapes and a walnut on a wooden table ledge with a large white butterfly signed ' . franchois ÿkens fecit . ' (lower right) oil on copper 14¼ x 19¾ in. (36.4 x

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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David Teniers II (Antwerp 1610-1690 Brussels)

David Teniers II (Antwerp 1610-1690 Brussels) A pastoral landscape with a shepherd playing a pipe with cattle and sheep signed 'D TENIERS · FE.' (lower left) oil on canvas 33.5 x 23¼ in. (85.1 x 59.1 cm

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Cornelis van Spaendonck (Tilburg 1756-1840 Paris)

Cornelis van Spaendonck (Tilburg 1756-1840 Paris) Peaches, grapes on the vine, plums, a melon and corn on the cob on a marble ledge with an urn signed and dated 'Corneille/Van Spaendonck/1806' (lower left) oil on canvas 20 x 25 7/8 in. (51 x 65.7 cm

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Jan Frans van Son (Antwerp 1623-1667)

Jan Frans van Son (Antwerp 1623-1667) A rose, a tulip, oranges, cherries, and blackberry blossom on a stone ledge; and Peaches, roses, a marrow, grapes, an orange on the branch, cherries and hazelnuts on a stone ledge both signed 'JF van Son' (JF in monogram, lower right) oil on canvas 22¼ x 19½ in

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Mathys Schoevaerdts (Brussels c. 1665-after 1694)

Mathys Schoevaerdts (Brussels c. 1665-after 1694) The Tower of Babel oil on canvas 36¾ x 29¾ in. (93.4 x 75.6 cm

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Salomon Koninck (Amsterdam 1609-1656)

Salomon Koninck (Amsterdam 1609-1656) A Philosopher, seated, half-length oil on panel 45 1/8 x 33½ in. (114.4 x 85 cm

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Thomas Hendricksz. de Keyser (Amsterdam 1596/7-1667)

Thomas Hendricksz. de Keyser (Amsterdam 1596/7-1667) Group portrait of three gentlemen, three-quarter-length, seated in black costumes with lace collars and cuffs signed with initials and dated 'TDK 1635' (TDK linked, lower left) and inscribed and dated next to each sitter respectively 'AETA . SUE

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)

Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam) An interior with a young girl eating curds from a bowl, and an infant in a wicker cradle, a cat before a chair beside them signed '.NMAES' (lower right) oil on panel 12½ x 10¼ in. (31.7 x 26 cm

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002

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Jakob Marrell (Frankenthal 1613/14-1681 Frankfurt)

Jakob Marrell (Frankenthal 1613/14-1681 Frankfurt) Tulips in a vase with a caterpillar and a grasshopper on a stone ledge, and dragonflies and a bee signed 'J·MARRELLES f' (partially strengthened, lower center) oil on panel, oval 18¾ x 14¼ in. (47.6 x 36.1 cm

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 11 Dec 2002