Several exceptional pieces will be auctioned by the end of the year by Artcurial. Overview of the end-of-year catalog.
Vintage cars belonging to André Trigano, a rare bottle of Rémy Martin cognac, a floor lamp by designer Pierre Chareau or even the watercolor that was used for the cover of Tintin's album The Blue Lotus… For lovers of art and collectibles, the end of the year has several exceptional auctions at Artcurial, which has just published its sales calendar from September 2020 to February 2021. Small selection of items placed on sale by December.
Thursday September 10: sale of wines and spirits
Among the wines on sale, a bottle of Romanée-Conti 2005 grand cru belonging to a collector. Estimated price: between 10,500 and 12,000 euros. During this sale, another lot attracts attention: a rare Rémy Martin Louis XIII cognac.
"In 2004, Pierrette Trichet, cellar master, discovered a cask of exceptional quality during her annual inspection in the cellar housing the thirds of Louis XIII cognac. She decided to keep it separate in order to create a special edition without blending", details Artcurial. This limited edition of 786 decanters is particularly rare, with a black crystal box dressed in palladium. This 2009 bottle is worth between 15,000 and 16,000 euros.
Sunday September 13: André Trigano automobile collection
Businessman and former politician André Trigano, who will celebrate his 95th birthday on that day, is selling most of his car collection in Gibel, near Toulouse. 170 very different vehicles are auctioned, including a Fiat 500 from 1968, a Beetle from 1969 or a Ford T from 1919. The most beautiful piece of the collection: a Lamborghini 400 GT 2 + 2 estimated between 400,000 and 600,000 euros , without reserve price.
Tuesday September 22: original manuscripts by Georges Brassens
During a sale of books and manuscripts, fans of singer Georges Brassens will be able to acquire a set of original working manuscripts used for the writing of the song Le Vieux Léon. This song is part of the album "Le Pornographe" released in 1958. "We see in these documents research and trial and error, many things different from the final version", underlines the auction house. Estimate: between 14,000 and 18,000 euros.
From Friday October 16 to Thursday October 22: Jeanne Moreau collection
A collection belonging to actress Jeanne Moreau will go on sale in October. Fashion objects, jewelry and photographs will be available for sale in a sale taking place only online. Part of her wardrobe is up for auction, including this Chanel pastel-printed organza dress from the 1950s / 1960s, estimated between 1,000 and 2,000 euros.
Saturday, November 21: Tintin comics
It will certainly be one of the most anticipated sales this year by tintinophiles. In November, this auction will be entirely devoted to the world of Georges Remi dit Hergé. The flagship lot will be this watercolor and gouache on paper for the initial cover of the album. The Blue Lotus by Tintin. 34 centimeters wide and high, the work dates from 1936. The Blue Lotus is the fifth album of the adventures of Tintin. "The initial album cover The Blue Lotus will be exhibited in preview at the start of the school year in our representative offices in Brussels and then in Munich before its sale on November 21 at the Hotel Marcel Dassault ", specifies Artcurial. The price is estimated between 2 and 3 million euros.
Tuesday, November 24: Art deco and design
Lovers of objects and art deco should flock to this sale organized at the end of November. The highlight of the sale will certainly be the auction of this "Religious" model "SN 31" floor lamp by French designer Pierre Chareau (1883-1950). Dated 1927, this light is in carved oak and hammered iron, with a fabric shade. It is estimated between 300,000 and 500,000 euros.