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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    A QUEEN ANNE GILT-GESSO PIER GLASS

    CIRCA 1710

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A QUEEN ANNE GILT-GESSO PIER GLASS
    CIRCA 1710
    With divided bevelled plates, the upper plate apparently original and re-silvered, the central lower plate later, the uprights of the frame constructed in two sections, previously with a cresting
    101 in. (257 cm.) high; 40 in. (101.5 cm.) wide


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    Ava Gardner (d.1990), the American actress, moved to Spain in 1955 after marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra and a relationship with Howard Hughes. Gardner spent her last twenty-two years in London. Many fans still consider her the most beautiful actress in Hollywood history.

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    Provenance

    The Ava Gardner Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 21 November 1990, lot 132.