RESULTS | The Exceptional Sale Top Ten - London, 7 July 2016

London

The Exceptional Sale

London, Thursday 7 July 2016, Sale 11955  

28 lots sold

Total: £5,681,250/$7,362,900/€6,635,700

     80% sold by lot

35 lots offered

$1.296 = £1 / €1.168 = £1

  89% sold by value

Lot  

Description

Estimate (£)

Price Realised

Buyer

305

A Meissen White Model Of A Great Bustard (Otis Tarda)

Attributed To Johann Gottlieb Kirchner

1732

700,000 - 1,000,000

£842,500

$1,091,880

€984,040

Anonymous

330

 

Pair Of Sèvres Two-Handled Bleu Celeste Ice-Pails, Covers And Liners (Seaux ‘A Glace’)

Circa 1778-1779

 

 

700,000 - 1,000,000

£842,500

$1,091,880

€984,040

Anonymous

320

A Wedgwood Black ‘Basaltes’ Encaustic-Decorated ‘First Day’s Vase’

1769

WORLD RECORD FOR ENGLISH POTTERY

120,000 – 180,000

£482,500

$625,320

€563,560

Anonymous

314

A Pair Of Japanese Inlaid Iron Vases And Covers From The Komai Workshop, Komai Of Kyoto

Meiji Period (Late 19th Century)

WORLD RECORD FOR A KOMAI STUDIO

180,000 – 250,000

£302,500

$392,040

€353,320

Anonymous

315

An Anatolian Marble Female Idol

Early Chalcolithic Period, Circa Mid-6th Millennium B.C.

250,000 – 350,000

£302,500

$392,040

€353,320

Anonymous

310

A Pair Of Large Parcel-Gilt Bronze Figures Of Amphitrite And Pluto

Cast From Models By Michel Anguier, (1612-1686)

Circa 1680-1720

200,000 – 300,000

£206,500

$267,624

€241,192

Anonymous

318

 

Two Doccia White Porcelain Large High-Relief, Plaques Emblematic Of Autumn And Winter

Circa 1757-70

200,000 – 400,000

£206,500

$267,624

€241,192

Anonymous

322

 

A George III Giltwood Overmantel Mirror With Chinese Export Mirror Paintings

Circa 1765

150,000 – 250,000

£194,500

$252,072

€227,176

Anonymous

302

A German Gold-Mounted Shell Snuff-Box

Circa 1745

80,000 – 120,000

£176,500

$228,744

€206,152

Anonymous

306

The Carruthers Bell- Salt, An Elizabeth I Silver-Gilt Bell-Salt

1597

120,000 – 180,000

£170,500

$220,968

€199,144

Anonymous

*Please see separate post-sale press release for comment

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Next Sale: Classic Week continues - Friday 8th July 2016 with Old Master and British Painting Day Sale.

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

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

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.