RESULTS: The European Connoisseur: 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe - London, 5 July 2013

The European Connoisseur: 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe sale realised a total of £3,655,500/$5,494,217/€4,255,002 and was sold 70% by lot and 73% by value.


128 lots sold

Total: £3,655,500/$5,494,217/€4,255,002

     70% sold by lot

183 lots offered

$1.503 = £1 / €1.164 =£1

    73% sold by value




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



A bronze aquamanile in the form of a horse, Nuremberg, circa 1400

60,000 - 100,000






A bronze bust of the Augustan Julius Caesar, workshop of Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, called Antico (c. 1455-1528), circa 1497-1520

70,000 - 100,000




UK Trade


An Italian ormolu-mounted bois satine, amaranth and fruitwood marquetry commode, Rome, late 18th century

120,000 - 200,000




US Private


An Austrian ormolu and silver column timepiece clock of year duration with calendar and moonphase dials, Willenbacher & Rzebitschek, Prague, circa 1835

50,000 - 80,000




US Private


A carved ivory figure of Saint Francis of Assisi, Hispano-Phillipine, 17th century

30,000 - 50,000




International Institution


A Directoire ormolu, enamel and white marble striking skeleton clock, circa 1795

25,000 - 40,000




European Trade


A German ormolu-mounted sycamore and fruitwood marquetry table-a-ecrire, by David Roentgen, circa 1775-80

70,000 - 100,000




European Trade


A parcel-gilt silver group of the Virgin and Child, German, circa 1495-1520

80,000 - 120,000




UK Private


A bronze model of a pacing lion, attributed to Gianfrancesco Susini (1592-1646), after a model by Giambologna, second quarter 17th century

60,000 - 90,000




UK Trade


A Russian ormolu, polished steel, copper, brass and malachite casket, attributed to the Tula Imperial Manufactory, late 18th century

30,000 - 50,000




European Trade



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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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