The section of this sale devoted to German silver will include highly important pieces with a set of fi ve candlesticks by Bernhard Heinrich Wey, Augsburg, 1743–49, engraved with the arms of Count Christian Carl zu Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg (Heidesheim) and his wife Katharina Countess zu Solms. A similar pair were said to have belonged to Marilyn Monroe. Another highlight is a set of four parcel-gilt silver circular guild medallions by Jeremias Ritter, Nurnberg, circa 1646, from the Baron Karl and James de Rothschild collections and, last but not least, a large silver-gilt ewer by Michael Muller, Nurnberg, circa 1618, given by Emperor Matthias.
Among the French silver in the sale will be a fi ne Régence Parisian inkstand with bell and a rare natural bread basket, Henri Husson, cast by Barbedienne, Paris, circa 1900 and a pair of entree-dishes with Bacchus fi nials, Paris, circa 1785. Finally the vertu in the sale includes a large silver-gilt singing bird box by Charles Bruguier, Geneva, 1828.