31 décembre 2010

17th century London & English Delft chinoiserie

A London Delft named and dated blue and white chinoiserie mug. 1635, Southwark, probably Pickleherring Quay. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Barrel-shaped, painted with a frieze of 'birds-on-rocks' among flowering plants and insects, the neck inscribed and dated :EDMVND:PEIRSON:&:ELIZABETH 1635, the lower body with a band of S-scrolls; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high - Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Provenance: A.E. Blake; Sotheby's, London, 26 May 1970, lot 43.Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986,... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2010

Christie's to Offer Syd Levethan: The Longridge Collection in London

The Longridge Collection is one of the most prominent and distinguished collections of British and Northern European decorative arts. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer Syd Levethan – The Longridge Collection in London on 10 and 11 June 2010. One of the most prominent and distinguished collectors of British and Northern European decorative arts, the late Syd Levethan assembled the Longridge Collection over a period of 30 years and was dedicated to acquiring only the best works... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2010

Sampson and Horne's Legacy Makes Over 1 Million Pounds at Bonhams

LONDON.- Legendary English antique dealership Sampson and Horne’s collection of British pottery and furniture went under the hammer yesterday (28 April) at Bonhams, New Bond Street with huge success, achieving a total of £1,056,000 with a 91% sold by value. The auction lasted all day with 740 lots on offer, but the saleroom remained packed throughout with many of their loyal customers attending in person - a poignant reminder of their many visits to Sampson and Horne’s shops. While estimates had been set cautiously, in many cases... [Lire la suite]