What the specialists would buy

What the specialists would buy

From botany-themed porcelain to baroque birds and lemons — 5 specialists reveal what they’d take home from our Living with Art sale on 23-24 August

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  • Royal Copenhagen dinner service

Royal Copenhagen porcelain Flora Danica monteith, 20th century. 13 ¾ in (34.9 cm) diameter. Estimate $3,000–5,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Royal Copenhagen porcelain Flora Danica monteith, 20th century. 13 ¾ in (34.9 cm) diameter. Estimate: $3,000–5,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Carleigh Queenth, Porcelain specialist: ‘The Flora Danica porcelain service was originally intended as a gift for Catherine the Great. I love this monteith, or wine glass cooler, which has the name of each flower depicted in the service carefully labelled in Latin on the underside.’

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  • Perfect for high-quality liqueurs

Russian silver-mounted glass decanter set and tray, circa 1900. 10 ¼ in (26 cm) diameter, the tray. Estimate $7,000–10,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Russian silver-mounted glass decanter set and tray, circa 1900. 10 ¼ in (26 cm) diameter, the tray. Estimate: $7,000–10,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Victoria Tudor, Russian and Asian Works of Art specialist: ‘This decanter set is rather chic with its four bottles and stoppers surmounted by a silver crown. There are six glasses, so it’s perfect for inviting your best friends over to taste high-quality liqueurs.’

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  • Russian silver caviar set

Russian silver caviar set. Maker’s mark Cyrillic ‘I.I.N’, St. Petersburg, 1880. 8 ¾ in (22.2 cm) diameter. Estimate $3,000–5,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Russian silver caviar set. Maker’s mark Cyrillic ‘I.I.N’, St. Petersburg, 1880. 8 ¾ in (22.2 cm) diameter. Estimate: $3,000–5,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Astrid Malingreau, Decorative Arts specialist: ‘This late 19th-century silver caviar set would add an undeniable touch of elegance to any environment.’

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  • A painting with ‘pops of colour’

Studio of Miguel Canals (Spanish, 1925-95), Birds and Lemons. Oil on canvas in an artist’s frame. 68 x 100 in (172.7 x 254 cm) overall. Estimate $7,000-9,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Studio of Miguel Canals (Spanish, 1925-95), Birds and Lemons. Oil on canvas in an artist’s frame. 68 x 100 in (172.7 x 254 cm) overall. Estimate: $7,000-9,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Emily Gladstone, Fine Arts specialist: ‘This modern painting is influenced by the baroque style of the 17th and 18th centuries, but would bring light to any room with its pops of colour.’

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  • Porcelain vases from the Popov Factory

Pair of floral-decorated green-ground porcelain vases. By the Popov Factory, Moscow, mid-19th century. 11 in (27.9 cm) high. Estimate $3,000–5,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Pair of floral-decorated green-ground porcelain vases. By the Popov Factory, Moscow, mid-19th century. 11 in (27.9 cm) high. Estimate: $3,000–5,000. This lot is offered in the Living with Art sale on 23-24 August at Christie’s New York

Emily Shwajlyk, Decorative Arts specialist: ‘The Popov Factory was a leading Russian company in the first half of the 19th century. These vases are a lovely, vibrant example of its work.’