Results: Mount Congreve The London Sale, 23 May 2012

Mount Congreve The London Sale realised £3,447,275/ $5,429,458/ €4,278,068, selling 91% by value and 78% by lot.






Lots Sold:  91

Lots Offered: 116

Sold by Lot: 78%

Sold by £: 91%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.575/€1.241





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




The Hampden Epergne, A George III Silver Epergne, mark of Thomas Pitts, London, 1763

80,000 - 120,000







A pair of George III giltwood,  scagliola and white marble pier-tables designed by Robert Adam, attributed to John Linnell, the scagliola tops attributed to Johan Richter, circa 1765-70

200,000 - 300,000




UK Adviser


A George II giltwood overmantel mirror, by William Linnell, 1759

200,000 - 300,000





UK Trade


A pair of George III giltwood side tables, circa 1770-5, possibly by Mayhew and Ince, the specimen lava tops Florentine, circa 1750

200,000 - 300,000





UK Private


A Vincennes bleu celeste broth-bowl, cover and stand (ecuelle 'unie pour le turc' et plateau 'ovale a bord de relief'), 1755

40,000 - 60,000






A pair of George II giltwood pier-glasses, circa 1755

120,000 - 180,000






A pair of Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, kingwood, amaranth and marquetry encoignures, by Joseph Baumhauer, called Joseph, circa 1755

120,000 - 180,000






A pair of late George II giltwood pier-glasses, circa 1755

120,000 - 180,000




UK Trade


A Louis XVI ormolu-mounted tulipwood, amaranth, marquetry and parquetry bureau a cylindre, by Joseph Stockel, late 18th century

100,000 - 150,000




UK Private


A George III ormolu-mounted white marble urn perfume-burner, by Matthew Boulton, circa 1770

70,000 - 100,000




UK Trade


Comment: Charles Cator, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s International and Amelia Elborne, Specialist, Private Collections & Country House Sales Department: “The strong results achieved for the auction of ‘Mount Congreve: The London Sale’ are a testament to the discerning taste, connoisseurship and care with which the collection at Mount Congreve was formed over six decades. The collection attracted interest from around the world and there was fierce bidding on the internet, on the phones and in the room for the best pieces. We are extremely pleased with the prices realised for the wonderful Hampden Epergne - £343,250 – over three times the low estimate, the beautiful George II overmantel mirror made by William Linnell for the Earl of Coventry, and the pair of George III pier-tables designed by Robert Adam for Robert Child, which each realised £313,250, all demonstrating the importance of quality, provenance, and design to today’s collector market. We look forward to ‘Mount Congreve: The House Sale’ to be held on the premises in Ireland on 10-11 July by Mealy’s of Kilkenny, in association with Christie’s.”

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