RESULTS: The European Connoisseur - 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe - London, 6 December 2012

The sale of The European Connoisseur – 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe realised a total of £2,342,000/$3,763,594 /€2,4,632,984 and was sold 63% by lot and 61% by value.


115 lots sold

Total: £2,342,000/$3,763,594 /€2,4,632,984

    63% sold by lot

182 lots offered

£1= $1.607 / €1=€1.231

    61% sold by value




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



A bronze group of The Virgin And Child, attributed to Antonio Susini (d.1624), circa 1610-20

400,000 - 600,000




UK Trade


A silver-gilt framed carved ivory relief of The Holy Trinity, the ivory South German, late 16th or early 17th century, the silver-gilt case and stand Mexican, first quarter 17th century and later

60,000 - 100,000




European Trade


A Flemish brass, copper, pewter and mother-of-pearl inlaid, tortoiseshell and boulle marquetry panel, attributed to Michiel Verbiest and Peter de Loose, Antwerp, circa 1690

70,000 - 100,000




European Private



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Next Sale: Chefs-d'oeuvre Ancienne Collection de Monsieur et Madame Riahi – London, 6 December 2012 and Harewood: The Attic sale – South Kensington, 9 December 2012 

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.


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