Sotheby's London Collections sale which included property from the Monson family, the Estate of the Late Michael Winner and the Estate of the Late Jaime Ortiz-Patiño realised £1,844,268.
Sotheby’s first Collections sale of 2014 brings together some remarkable objects from the private collections of life’s most colourful characters.
Sotheby’s is privileged to offer a lavish group of high-quality furniture and decorative arts from the Estate of the late Jaime Ortiz-Patiño (1930-2013) of the renowned collecting dynasty, the origins of which lie with Jaime’s grandfather - Simón Iturri Patiño (1860-1947) – a mythical figure and mining pioneer. Highlights include an imperious carved porphyry urn and cover and an extensive part of the vast and important service commissioned by Simón Patiño in 1917, from the Royal Parisian jewellers Chaumet & Co.
We also have a theatrical collection from the Estate of the late Michael Winner (1935-2013), who was one of Britain’s most prolific film-makers, with more than 30 pictures to his name in a career that lasted 40 years. Mixing with Hollywood legends, we blend extraordinary mementos from his distinguished career - including his director’s chair - alongside an expansive collection of paintings and the elegant Georgian and Regency pieces which furnished his Victorian town house located off High Street Kensington, London.
We are also delighted to offer property of the 10th Baron Monson’s Residuary Trust, an evocative group of heirlooms steeped in history from one of England’s most prominent aristocratic families, which include stirring old master drawings, fantastic examples of English furniture and a fascinating collection of Napoleana and 18th and 19th-century games and ephemera.
Colourful Delft ceramics, fine furniture, carpets and tapestries from other private collections add further riches and quality to proceedings.