The upcoming sale S.J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, in London on 18 October, includes a number of whimsical items in the shape of animals designed to delight the most distinguished of dinner guests. The origin of animals in drinking and dining culture lies in Europe, particularly the ‘trinkspiels’ or drinking games popular in 16th and 17th-century Germany. Many of the examples in this sale are actually Victorian, a period in which style and fashion drew inspiration from the past. Click ahead to view highlights.
S.J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy
London | 18 October 2017