The auction achieved a total of €1.3 million, putting the spotlight on the undisputed masters of silversmithing, from Luigi Valadier and Alexis Falize to Mario Buccellati and Goudji.
Among the major lots in the sale was Luigi Valadier’s large Italian coffee pot, engraved with the arms of Prince Chigi, which soared to €162,500, three times its estimate.
Sotheby’s was also honored to offer six of Georgian artist Goudji’s contemporary pieces for auction, which sold for a combined total of €128,500.
The spring selection of Important Importante Orfèvrerie, Boîtes en Or et Objets de Vitrine, to be held on April 26 at Sotheby's in Paris, contains many treasures. The catalog highlights the undisputed masters of silversmithery, all eras combined and recounts its history over the centuries. This selection begins with the classic pieces of the silversmithery founders: Luigi Valadier and Alexis Falize, whose creations are rare on the market.
An event on the Parisian market, it also includes the contemporary creations of two sought-after artists, Mario Buccellati and Goudji.