8 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 34,850
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A QUEEN ANNE GILT-GESSO PIER GLASS
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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The Ava Gardner Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 21 November 1990, lot 132.