Results: Volume III was comprised of an extensive range of American paintings and drawings, English and Continental furniture, English silver, French porcelain and Asian art. Combined with Volumes I and II, the entire collection surpassed the $17 million mark.
Details: From 2-5 December 2015 Sotheby’s New York will present a three-volume series of single-owner sales of Property from the Collection of Robert S Pirie, one of the world’s leading book collectors. Over 60 years, Mr. Pirie built the finest collection of 16th- and 17th-century English literature in private hands. Volumes I and II features significant copies of works by William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, and John Donne among others. Volume III is comprised of an extensive range of American paintings and drawings, English and Continental furniture, English silver, French porcelain and Asian art.
Please note that the inscribed caviar dish illustrated in the print and online catalogues, as well as the shaped square tray are not included with this lot. They are being sold as per the print and online catalogue descriptions.
Please note that after re-weighing this coin on a jewelry scale, the weight is now 26.5 grams.
Please note that the correct cataloguing for the lead lot should read:
English School, 19th Century
Portrait of a Man
bears signature D. Wilkie lower right
The correct estimate for this lot is $2,000-3,000.
Please note the illustration in the printed catalogue is incorrect. The rug shown in the printed catalogue is not lot 257 and is not in the auction. The correct illustration of this lot is online.
Please note that this lot is being sold from the image shown in the salesroom and as described in the cataloguing.