A tale of two sales at Tajan13 November 2020 Next week, French auction house Tajan has a pair of sales to attract bidders, one focusing on Orientalism and the other on 20th century decorative art and design.
Here is a selection of highlights from each to get those competitive juices flowing.
Dubbed Oriental Arts, this auction takes place on November 16, comprising around 250 lots from furniture to fine art.
Among the highest valued lots is a painting by Dutch artist Isidore van Mens (1890-1985) of a green door in the Medina. Dated 1920, it is offered with an estimate of €12,000-18,000.
View and bid for this painting here.
If that seems a little out of reach, there are also plenty of paintings available at estimates of less than €5000. For example, this souk scene from Marrakech by French artist Gaston Durel (1879-1954) is offered with an estimate of €2000-4000.
View and bid for this souk scene here.
Many of the pictures available are by European painters, but not all works are by western hands. This Iznik pottery dish, for example, painted with twisted flowers was made c.1580-90 and is offered with an estimate of €1200-1500.
View and bid for this Iznik dish here.
The 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design sale takes place on November 17 and comprises around 150 lots.
Slated to be the top lot is a pair of wrought iron console tables by Filbert Poillerat (1902-88) made c.1938. Featuring marble tops, the tables are offered with an estimate of €150,000-250,000.
View and bid for these console tables here.
As well as furniture there are pieces of decorative art, such as this large clock, also made of wrought iron. It has a green patinated brass background, bronze numbers, brass needles and a stamp for the artist Edgar Brandt (1880-1960). It has an estimate of €15,000-20,000.
View and bid for this clock here.
At the more affordable end of the spectrum are pieces such as this small krater vase by Christofle. It has gold decoration on a brown patin background and is offered for €400-500.
View and bid for this vase here.