NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
April 9th auction The Collector: English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art will feature a selection of European decorative works of art to appeal to connoisseurs. This season, Christies is delighted to partner with the venerable Maison Pierre Frey to incorporate select wallpapers and fabrics to create mise en scène in the auction exhibition and catalogue. On the evening of April 5th, during the auction preview, Christies will hold its LATES event themed The Art of Travel. The event is free entry and aims to bring art to life and inspire conversation, showcasing the auction preview alongside guest vendors and delectable food and drinks.
The sale features selections of 18th and 19th century European and English Furniture and Silver, which inspire the LATES theme of travel and exoticism. Highlights include lacquered furniture and Chinoiserie and Japonisme objects. A group of Grand Tour and Neoclassic silver, furniture, objects and micromosaics that celebrate the discoveries of Antiquity, round out the selection.
Ceramics in the sale include an exquisite group of 18th century Sèvres porcelain with a spring theme of flowers; a selection of large Leeds pottery horses originally created as commercial trade signs for 19th century window displays; and two Mintons pâte-sur-pâte plaques from the personal collection of the master of the technique, Louis Solon.
SELECT HIGHLIGHTS | THE COLLECTOR | 9 APRIL
A HERD OF ENGLISH PEARLWARE HORSES 19TH CENTURY. Most with estimates of $6,000-8,000
A WILLIAM IV SILVER WARWICK VASE WINE COOLER AND PLINTH MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1834 Estimate: $50,000 70,000
A GEORGE III GOTHICK BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED BOOKCASE THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, THE JAPANNING PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY. Estimate: $20,00030,000
A SEVRES PORCELAIN BLEU MOSAIQUE SALAD BOWL (JATTE LIZONEE) CIRCA 1761, BLUE INTERLACED LS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER H, INCISED 6. Estimate: $2,500 3,500
A FRENCH JAPONISME PARCEL-GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE VASE THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO EMILE REIBER, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY. Estimate: $7,000 10,000
A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE PEACOCK BLUE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE LATE 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED L.(OUIS) SOLON. Estimate: $15,000 20,000
A LARGE ROMAN MICROMOSAIC TABLE-TOP LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY 18. in. (46.3 cm.) high, 41⅞ in. (106 cm.) diameter. Estimate: $50,000 - 80,000
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT VOYEUSES BY GEORGES JACOB, CIRCA 1780. Estimate: $12,000 18,000
AN ITALIAN ROSSO ANTICO MARBLE MODEL OF TRAJANS COLUMN ROME, CIRCA 1820. Estimate: $25,000 40,000