Our 23 October auction of Important Silver, Vertu & Russian Works of Art achieved 2,985,689 USD. Highlighting the sale was a Set of Six German Parcel-Gilt Silver Beakers and Cover, circa 1660, which sold for 305,000 USD, more than double the high estimate. Also performing strongly was a Fabergé Jeweled Carved Hardstone, Enamel, Gold and Gilded Silver Study of a Violet, circa 1900, which sold for 281,000 USD, also above the high estimate.
This October, Sotheby’s is pleased to offer a fine selection of Russian Works of Art, including a Fabergé enamel and rock crystal study of a violet as well as important objects from Fabergé workmasters Henrik Wigström, Michael Perchin and others. Highlights include an important Lanceray bronze, “Sviatoslav on the Way to Tsaregrad” as well as a selection of important icons.
Collectors of silver will find an offering of impressive and livable works including English Georgian and Victorian silver, 19th century American silver, Spanish Colonial items, gold boxes and a large selection of Jensen pieces. Highlights include a group of six exceptionally engraved German beakers from 17th century Nuremberg, a Martelé fish platter by Gorham Mfg. Co. chased thematically with dolphins, octopi, shells and putti, and an impressive Austrian silver-gilt and crystal table garniture from the collection of the Countess Octavia Rzyszczewska-Radziwill, circa 1890.
Please note that the provenance printed in the paper catalogue was incorrect. This bracelet is very similar to that sold at Sotheby's New York, 22 October 2002, lot 366 (illustrated).
Please note that the cup and cover were professionally cleaned and restored shortly after photography was completed. The figure of the horse has been completely cleaned of dark accretions and oxidation and the figure raised back to its original height; darker accretions and oxidation have been removed throughout the body.
The designer of this sculpture was incorrectly identified in the printed catalogue. The sculpture was designed by Evgeny Lanceray (1848-1886) and his signature is inscribed on the base.
The date of manufacture is 20th century
Please note that the guarantee line should read: A Swiss gold, enamel and pearl-set oval snuff box, Rémond, Lamy & Co., Geneva, circa 1801-04
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Please note that the estimate on this lot has changed to $1,500-$2,500.
Please note that these are listed in the catalog as silver-gilt; however, they are silver.