This Spring Sotheby’s are delighted to offer a treasure trove of silver and gold boxes, porcelain, pottery and glass from across the UK and Europe from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Whether you are buying objects to use regularly such as silver flatware or a porcelain dinner service, or collecting precious objects to admire with wonder, the Style sale in London this May is filled with an exciting range of objects with estimates under £1,000 to £60,000.
The selection of works of art included in the Style sale in May 2020 includes porcelain, glass and silver from a distinguished European collection formed over two generations. To students of early European porcelain this provides an opportunity to compare the products of the Meissen and du Paquier factories in the 1720s and 30s. The present selection consists of the highlights of a larger group built with the advice and tutelage of three important figures in the ceramic collecting world: Ernst Fischer, who was one of the leading ceramic dealers in London, Dr Wilhelm Mrazek, the Director of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, and the collector Arnold Busson, one of the leading du Paquier collectors in Vienna. The silver section includes rare German and Austrian objects from the 16th to 19th centuries with mounted objects and drinking vessels taking centre stage. The silver collection was acquired from top dealers such as S.J. Phillips and Kraus Antiques, with the aid of expert advisers in London and Stockholm.
For the objects of Vertu, highlights include fine 18th century French and Hanau gold and enamel snuff boxes and a charming musical gold box by Henri Neisser, Geneva.
Director Head of Department Silver & Decorative Arts