London, South Kensington
21 May 2009
A PAIR OF SCOTTISH VICTORIAN PAINTED IRON DOOR STOPS
POSSIBLY BY THE CARRON FOUNDRY OF FALKIRK, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Each modelled as a Highland soldier, one inscribed 'Prince Charlie,' the other 'Lochiel'
15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high
And a miniature cast brass model of a hearth with detachable fender, probably 20th Century; 12 in. (31 cm.) high (3)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Donald Cameron of Lochiel (1695-1748), was the first of the major Clan chieftains to join Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, in the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Gemma Sudlow, Head of Private & Iconic Collections, considers the English furniture that graced the dining rooms of two generations of Rockefellers
Impressionist & Modern specialists Max Carter and Jessica Fertig on how works collected by Gertrude Stein came to be acquired by Peggy and David Rockefeller
Adrian Hume-Sayer, the specialist spearheading the Audrey Hepburn sale, shares the stories behind our celebrity auctions
Ahead of an online sale that honours their close bond, Meredith Etherington-Smith traces the roots of a 40-year collaboration
Francis Bacon's poignant celebration of George Dyer, the artist's most important subject, will star in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 17 May