Luxe: The Art of the Table

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Luxe: The Art of the Table celebrates silver, European ceramics and 19th-century furniture and decorative arts for the treasures they truly are – and for their magical ability to transform our homes into beautiful tableaux. In this spirit, we invited celebrated fine-art photographer Paulette Tavormina, whose work is inspired by Old Master still-life paintings, to style and create images with these stunning objects. In each evocative vignette, Tavormina expresses the decadence of the pieces' past lives, while highlighting their timeless luxury of materials and craftsmanship that can easily be reimagined for the 21st-century home. Click ahead to see more and to shop the featured lots.

Luxe: The Art of the Table
26 April | New York

Luxe: The Art of the Table

  • PHOTOGRAPHER: PAULETTE TAVORMINA.
     
    Lot 70 . A group of fruit and vegetable-form silver and silver-gilt table articles, 20th century. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

    Lot 76 . A Sceaux faïence lettuce tureen and cover, 18th century. Estimate $2,000–3,000.

    Lot 77 . A Chelsea cauliflower tureen and cover circa 1755. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

    Lot 81 . A Meissen pomegranate box and cover circa 1750. Estimate $2,000–3,000.

    Lot 218 . A Victorian silver centerpiece, John Samuel Hunt for Hunt & Roskell, London, 1846. Estimate $7,000–10,000.
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    Lot 42 . An Italian silver dinner service, Pietrasanta Gianni & Co., Alessandria, mid 20th century. Estimate $10,000–15,000.

    Lot 44 . An extensive American silver and parcel-gilt silver Florentine pattern flatware service in original case, Tiffany & Co., New York. Estimate $70,000–100,000.

    Lot 64 . A pair of George II silver waiters, William Peaston, London, 1747. Estimate $3,000–5,000.

    Lot 114 . A Royal Worcester 'Aesthetic Movement' porcelain tea service
    1883. Estimate $1,000–1,500.
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    Lot 168 . An assembled Georgian silver-gilt and hardstone flatware service, London, late 18th and early 19th century. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

    Lot 171 . A George I silver five-bottle cruet frame, Samuel Wastell, London, 1721. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

    Lot 172 . A set of four Queen Anne circular salts, Richard Bentley, London, 1708. Estimate $3,000–5,000.

    Lot 174 . A pair of William III silver-gilt salvers on foot, maker's mark V?, London, 1697. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

    Lot 175 . An Elizabeth I silver-gilt tankard, maker's mark a slipped rose, London, 1578. Estimate $20,000–30,000.

    Lot 176 . An Elizabeth I silver-gilt mounted tigerware jug, maker's mark a stag's head attributed to Robert Taylboyes, London, probably 1577. Estimate $8,000–12,000.
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    Lot 107 . A silver, gold, enamel and jewel-set casket, probably German, circa 1860. Estimate $8,000–12,000.

    Lot 235 . An Austrian silver-gilt, enamel and carved rock crystal cockerel-form covered Coupe set with jewels, Herman Ratzersdorfer, Vienna, circa 1880. Estimate $30,000–50,000.

    Lot 236 . An Austrian gilt-metal, enamel, and agate standing cup, circa 1880. Estimate $8,000–12,000.

    Lot 237 . A German silver-gilt, enamel, gem-set and agate two-handled cup and cover, modeled and chased by Rudolf Mayer, Karlsruhe, mounted and enameled by E. Schurmann, Frankfurt, circa 1887. Estimate $15,000–25,000.

    Lot 238 . A gold, enamel and hardstone dish, circa 1870. Estimate $6,000–8,000.
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    Lot 88 . Two Meissen allegorical figures of 'Spring' and 'Summer' circa 1750-60. Estimate $2,000–3,000.

    Lot 111 . A Victorian enameled silver-gilt and cut-glass toilet set in a brass-mounted rosewood case, Thomas Johnson I, London, 1861. Estimate $6,000–8,000.

    Lot 257 . Elkington & Co ltd, English, A cloisonné enamel gilt brass vase circa 1876. Estimate $8,000–12,000.

    Lot 30 . 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Turquoise, Amethyst and Diamond Brooch and Earclips, Sterlé, Paris. Estimate $25,000–30,000.

    Lot 73 . Platinum, Jade and Sapphire Brooch, Tiffany & Co., Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Estimate $12,000–15,000.

    Lot 75 . 18 Karat Gold, Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli Brooch, Tiffany & Co., Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Estimate $10,000–15,000.

    Lot 123 . Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Platinum and Gem-Set 'Pansy' Earclips, Oscar Heyman & Brothers. Estimate $12,000–18,000.

    Lot 216 . 18 Karat Gold, Enamel, Peridot and Pearl Pendant-Necklace, René Lalique. Estimate $20,000–30,000.

    Lot 217 . Gold, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, France. Estimate $30,000–50,000.
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    Lot 285 . A pair of Sèvres biscuit figures of 'La Prudance' and 'La Justice'
    circa 1785. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

    Lot 287 . A pair of Paris porcelain parcel gilt biscuit vases circa 1810. Estimate $15,000–25,000.

    Lot 315 . A Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted and pietre dure inlaid bombe casket probably Italian, late 19th century. Estimate $2,000–3,000.

    Lot 316 . A pair of jeweled and enameled silver-mounted gilt bronze busts of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette 19th century, possibly Italian. Estimate $6,000–8,000.

    Lot 2 . Karat Gold 'Spiga' Bracelet, Bulgari. Estimate $6,000–8,000.

    Lot 9 . 18 Karat Gold and Ancient Coin Necklace, Bulgari. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

    Lot 10 . 18 Karat Gold and Ancient Coin Necklace, Bulgari. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

    Lot 16 . 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Rock Crystal, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Bracelet, David Webb. Estimate $20,000–30,000.

    Lot 17 . 18 Karat Gold Pendant-Watch, Paul Flato. Estimate $5,000–7,000.

    Lot 22 . 18 Karat Two-Color Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Cuff-Bracelet, Buccellati. Estimate $40,000–50,000.

    Lot 32 . 18 Karat Two-Color Gold and Diamond Cuff-Bracelet, Buccellati. Estimate $45,000–55,000.

    Lot 54 . 18 Karat Two-Color Gold and Diamond Pendant-Necklace, Buccellati. Estimate $15,000–20,000.

    Lot 55 . 18 Karat Gold and Diamond Necklace, Buccellati. Estimate $10,000–15,000.

    Lot 69 . Gold, Peridot and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch, Tiffany & Co., Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Estimate $6,000–8,000.

    Lot 158 . Diamond and Emerald Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

    Lot 219 . Pair of Silver and Diamond Pendant-Earrings. Estimate $80,000–120,000.
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