• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 262

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD JARDINIERES

    POSSIBLY RUSSIAN, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD JARDINIERES
    POSSIBLY RUSSIAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Each basin with grape-vine rim, each side set with two flower-painted plaques, on baluster supports and scrolled volute feet
    29¾ in. (75.6 cm.) high, 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) wide, 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) deep (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The present jardinières incorporate decorative elements associated with designs by the celebrated firm of Peter and Ernst Heinrichovich Gambs, who were considered one of the pre-eminent cabinet-makers in St. Petersburg and frequently received commissions from the Imperial family. Of particular note are the scrolled supports, central stems and ormolu encadrements, all of which relate to both a wall cabinet and dressing table commissioned for the trousseaux of Empress Alexandra Fedorovna in 1840 and Duchess Olga Nikolaevna in 1845, respectively. Both examples were subsequently offered at Sotheby's, London, 18 September 2007, lot 191 and 12 June 2007, lot 341.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.