Christie’s brings world treasures to eclectic May 7 auction
NEW YORK – The Collector, an online auction will be conducted by Christie’s on Thursday, May 7. The eclectic offering includes 18th and 19th century silver and ceramics, English and European furniture, Grand Tour works of art and sculpture and Chinese and Chinese export works of art. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Works include standout examples of English and European porcelain, Paul Storr, Puiforcat, Buccellati and Jensen silver. Additionally, the 19th century furniture and decorative arts includes a collection of mid-19th century Jacob Petit porcelain.
Several dozen lots of silver will be offered including a Danish centerpiece bowl designed in the 1920s by Johan Rohde (above). The hemispherical bowl has a flaring rim, applied bead-and-strapwork lattice to the sides above four beaded loops, on four scrolling bracket feet and standing on a stepped base centered by a bud finial. The silver bowl is expected to sell for $25,000-$35,000.
Nearly as many Meissen porcelain items are offered in the 300-lot sale, one of which is a 9-inch-tall vase decorated with two putti that are finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip (est. $5,000-$7,000).
Among the top items in the sale is a large micromosaic table that has a label that reads: “C. Roccheggiani / Artist / Ssole Manufactury / of Roman Micromosaics / Via Condoti, 14-15 / Rome (Italy).” The circular black marble top has a central roundel the depicts Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf in an Italiante landscape. The scene is surrounded by eight Roman landmarks: the Pantheon, Arch of Constantine, Capitoline Hill, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Temple of Hercules Victor. The table has a $60,000-$80,000 estimate.
Topping the Persian carpet category is a room-size Heriz rug having an indigo star medallion surrounded by camel vinery on a solid crimson field with ivory spandrels within an indigo palmette border (est. $30,000-$50,000).
A variety of paintings are included in the auction, two by popular French artist Edouard Léon Cortès, whose Parisian street scene titled Porte Saint Denis, Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.
Christie’s will conduct The Collector sale on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
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