STYLE London: Furniture, Ceramics, Silver, Clocks & Works of Art draws together an eclectic mix of pieces across antiques and decorative arts from the 17th to 20th centuries which are sure to appeal to collectors and decorators alike. The sale is open for online bidding between October 29th and November 9th.
Born in Aÿ-en-Champagne, France, René-Jules Lalique (1860-1945) is considered as one of the indisputable masters of glassware and jewellery design in the Art Nouveau style who was fascinated by 3 central themes – floral, fauna and the female form. After a focus in jewellery, Lalique then opened a glass factory in Combe-la-ville near Paris in 1909, which is still in production today. Large architectural and interior commissions and decorative objects would now be his main creative output – from vases and ashtrays to perfume bottles.
With Christmas right around the corner, Sotheby’s offers buyers the chance in this sale to create uniquely fabulous tablescapes for the celebrations ahead. Here is a selection of silver, porcelain, and glass to cater for all tastes.
For book lovers, there’s nothing better than a place at home devoted to reading, be it a sleek study, a cozy corner or a scholarly library. There exist many types of libraries, some are private, others public, some intended to educate, others to keep the faith, but in many cases libraries are repositories of more than just books. They contain sculpture, furniture, vitrines, tapestries, prints and portraits.
A perennially popular subject in both fine and decorative art, birds have inspired artists and craftsmen for centuries. Silversmiths were in no way immune to their allure, and silver indeed acts as an ideal material with which to capture the soft sheen of a bird’s plumage. This sale features a fine flock of examples, with novelty owl menu holders from the Victorian period to a vast owl wine cooler from our own. For the sporting enthusiast there is a set of six silver beakers, each with a different game bird, and also a pair of hooded falcons perched on amethyst bases.