Event Date23 May 2012 | Live auction 6258

Mount Congreve: The London Sale

Mount Congreve: The London Sale

Sale Overview

Mount Congreve The London Sale realised £3,447,275

The top lot was The Hampden Epergne, a George III Silver Epergne, mark of Thomas Pitts, London, 1763, which realised £343,250

Charles Cator, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s International and Amelia Elborne, Specialist, Private Collections & Country House Sales Department commented: “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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