75% of lots sold, a figure which brings hope for 2016. One of the top lots of the sale was Egon Schiele's self-portrait from 1909. The piece sold in 2007 for £4.5 million ($6.5 million) and last night sold for £7.2 million ($10.5 million) against a £6-8 million estimate.

Egon Schiele,elbstbildnis mit gespreizten Fingern (Self-Portrait with Spread Fingers) 1909 Image via Christie's Egon Schiele,elbstbildnis mit gespreizten Fingern (Self-Portrait with Spread Fingers) 1909
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Marc Chagall's Les Maries de la Tour hit its top estimate as it sold for £7 million ($10 million). A new record was set for Neue Sachlichkeit artist Georg Scholz, whose work last night sold to Acquavella Gallery, New York, for £1.2 million ($1.7 million) four times the low estimate .

Max Ernst, The Stolen Mirror, 1941 Image via Christie's Max Ernst, The Stolen Mirror, 1941
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Max Ernst's The Stolen Mirror set a record back in 2011 when it sold for £10.3 million ($15 million) to a European collector at Christie's, New York. This year, it was given an estimate of £7-10 million ($10-14.5 million) with a telephone bidder purchasing it for £7.6 million($11 million.)

René Magritte, Mesdemoiselles de l'Isle Adam, 1942 Image via Christie's René Magritte, Mesdemoiselles de l'Isle Adam, 1942
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Disappointment also came in the form of Magritte's Mesdesmoiselles de l'Isle Adam, 1947. In 2014 it was sold at Christie's, New York, for $4.3 million, below its estimate. Last night, with an estimate of £2-3 million estimate, it sold for £2.86 million ($4 million.)

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