PROPERTY FROM A NORTHWEST COLLECTION
AN ENGLISH 18K VARICOLOR GOLD MODEL OF THE CHURCHILL MANSION, COLLINGWOOD & CO., LONDON, 1974
engraved underneath N.G. Dyer - J.R. Ringer 1974, in a fitted case with gold plaque engraved Chartwell Home of the late Sir Winston Churchill now a property of the National Trust.
marked on base
5 oz 5 dwt
length 4½ in.
In good condition; the case with light surface wear.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Chartwell in Westerham, Kent was built 1923-4, with earlier origins, by Philip Tilden. It was the home of Winston Churchill between 1922-65. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1946, and opened to the public in 1966.
This model of Churchill’s mansion was commissioned in 1974 from the English jewelers, N.G. Dyer & J.R. Ringer, by Donald McKechnie, an Englishman who was passionate about Winston Churchill and found Chartwell Home to be exceptionally beautiful. His daughter, Anne McKechnie, was married to the painter Michael Upton, and both were great friends of the artist David Hockney. Anne served as a model for a number of Hockney’s paintings. When Donald fell into ill health, the model was purchased by Alban Butler-Gould, a family friend who lived in a country home called Trevanion Close, to help alleviate his medical costs. The gold model descended in the family to the present owner, who is now offering it at auction.