Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sotheby's - Treasures

German, probably Cologne, circa 1300-1320 Chess Piece: A King, Portrait of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250) £653,000
The Sotheby's Treasures sale is one of the pre-eminent decorative art auctions. The Treasures sale exhibit with museum-like quality the carefully curated Furniture, Silver, Vertu, Clocks and Sculpture masterpieces, selected for their beauty, rarity, royal and aristocratic provenance. Attracting interest from across the globe, these magnificent objects transcend any single collecting field.

Louis XIV Savonnerie Carpet £341,000

Southern German, Augsburg, circa 1600. The Rothschild Orpheus Cup - £1,061,000

A pair of Regency gilt-bronze six-light candelabra and stands, circa 1802–06. £317,000

A George III mahogany longcase barograph regulator, case by Thomas Chippendale, 1766. Estimate 400,000–600,000 ($580,000–870,000).

An ormolu and enamel musical automaton “jardinière” table clock, the case Chinese, Qianlong, probably Guangzhou; circa 1785. £1,025,000

An Italian ivory and mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood, kingwood, amaranth, fruitwood and oyster veneered olivewood marquetry commode, attributed to Pietro Piffetti, Turin, circa 1730. Estimate £200,000–300,000 ($289,000–433,000).

Pair of salts with the profiles of King Henry IV of France and Marie de’ Medici and grotesques, French, Limoges, early 17th century. £125,000

An Italian neoclassical giltwood and verre eglomisé console table, Sicilian, late 18th century. Estimate £70,000–100,000 ($102,000–145,000).

A rare jewelled and Canton-enamelled gilt-decorated sword and basse-taille scabbard with gold foils, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period, circa 1800. Estimate £125,000