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Harriet Anstruther's Animal Magic

Harriet's picks from our December 17 auction in South Kensington

‘I have often wished I could fly. Riding a horse at speed can feel like flying. Birds and their feathers appeal to me at varied levels; colour, texture, shape, function. The Creatures sale has some wonderful flights of fancy among other things, that are immensely covetable, whimsical & romantic. Here are my particular favourites.’
    -Harriet Anstruther

Known for her witty take on interior design, who better than Harriet Anstruther – whose book Reveal has just been released – to choose her top picks from December’s charming Creatures, Great and Small sale…

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Harriet's Auction Highlights

A DUTCH DELFT (DE DUBBEDLE SCHENKKAN) BLUE AND WHITE TOBACCO JAR AND COVER
  • SOLD
  • A DUTCH DELFT (DE DUBBEDLE SCHENKKAN) BLUE AND WHITE TOBACCO JAR AND COVER
  • 19th Century
  • VIEW
Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
  • SOLD
  • Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
  • 20th Century
  • VIEW
C. W. Davis, (fl.1824-1829)
  • SOLD
  • C. W. Davis, (fl.1824-1829)
  • 19th Century
  • VIEW
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
  • SOLD
  • Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
  • 18th Century
  • VIEW
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873)
  • SOLD
  • Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873)
  • 19th Century
  • VIEW
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HEAR and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was, O my Best Beloved, when the Tame animals were wild. The Dog was wild, and the Horse was wild, and the Cow was wild, and the Sheep was wild, and the Pig was wild – as wild as wild could be – and they walked in the Wet Wild Woods by their wild lones."

Spanish School, Late 17th Century
  • SOLD
  • Spanish School, Late 17th Century
  • 17th Century
  • VIEW
A CREIL POTTERY SERVICE ROUSSEAU PART DINNER-SERVICE
  • SOLD
  • A CREIL POTTERY SERVICE ROUSSEAU PART DINNER-SERVICE
  • 19th Century
  • VIEW
A PAIR OF SAMSON MODELS OF RECUMBENT LEOPARDS IN ITALIAN CARVED GILTWOOD CASES
  • SOLD
  • Samson Porcelain Factory
  • A PAIR OF SAMSON MODELS OF RECUMBENT LEOPARDS IN ITALIAN CARVED GILTWOOD CASES
  • late 19th Century
  • VIEW
A PAIR OF CARVED PINE AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLES
  • SOLD
  • A PAIR OF CARVED PINE AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLES
  • 2000s
  • VIEW
AN INDIAN BLACK-PAINTED WROUGHT IRON PIERCED WALL PANEL
  • SOLD
  • AN INDIAN BLACK-PAINTED WROUGHT IRON PIERCED WALL PANEL
  • late 20th Century
  • VIEW
A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF CITRON-CRESTED COCKATOOS
  • SOLD
  • Meissen Porcelain Factory
  • A PAIR OF MEISSEN MODELS OF CITRON-CRESTED COCKATOOS
  • 20th Century
  • VIEW

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