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    Sale 12580

    Interiors

    26 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    A WHITE MARBLE PORTRAIT RELIEF PLAQUE OF SAPPHO

    AFTER FRANCOIS-JOSEPH BOSIO, 19TH CENTURY

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    A WHITE MARBLE PORTRAIT RELIEF PLAQUE OF SAPPHO
    AFTER FRANCOIS-JOSEPH BOSIO, 19TH CENTURY
    Together with a relief plaque of Antonio Canova
    Sappho - 15 ½ in. (38.5 cm.) high; Canova - 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE HONE COLLECTION (LOTS 1-143)

    Peter Hone, one time British Rail chef, Antique Dealer, sometime English Heritage guide, raconteur, wit, autodidact, dyslexic, cultural icon and now Master Plaster Caster is disposing of his collection of objects acquired over 50 years.

    Mr. Hone, who worked for 15 years for Lord Rothschild's Clifton Nurseries, Little Venice, will not be retiring or downsizing! He will be grisaille-ing. Peter's now empty apartment in Notting Hill, London is to be a fantasy of white plaster plaques on grey walls, all of his own making.

    David Bridgwater.