Featuring sculpture and works of art from the Byzantine period to circa 1900, July’s sale of European Sculpture and Works of Art: Medieval to Modern is exceptional in its breadth and quality.
The sale features a magnificent Medieval private collection comprising twenty seven works of art: ivories, enamels and metalwork including the fantastical Leopard Aquamanile. In addition there are a number of small private collections within the sale, with focuses ranging from Kunstkammer objects to Belle Epoque bronzes.
Sculptors of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods represented in the sale include Giovanni della Robbia, Antonio Raggi, Francesco Bertos, Guillielmus de Grof and François-Marie Poncet. In the 19th century Antoine-Louis Barye, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Carrier-Belleuse, Charles Cordier and Aimé-Jules Dalou are all well represented. The sale features several classicising monumental marbles, including The Three Graces by Antonio Frilli.