Collecting Guide: 7 key tips on silver
Event Date20 January 2023 | Live auction 21026
Christie’s Important Americana is the cornerstone of Christie’s Americana Week. A previously unpublished portrait of George Washington illustrates the masterful talents of early America’s premier artist, Gilbert Stuart. Displaying the height of colonial craftsmanship, the furniture offerings include a magnificent pair of Chippendale side chairs attributed to John Townsend of Newport, a ‘Lighthouse’ timepiece by Simon Willard and Son of Roxbury, MA and a newly discovered tall-case clock from the Dominy workshop. The robust folk art section features an exceptional Liberty weathervane, cigar store and carousel figures and New England portraits. Highlights include portraits by John Brewster, Jr., Ammi Phillips, the Beardsley Limner and as seen left, Sturtevant J. Hamblin. This season’s American silver selection includes a number of beautiful works by Gorham and by Tiffany & Co., such as a silver and mixed-metal water pitcher, as well as important examples of Colonial American silver.
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