21 April 2009,
Price realised USD 1,125
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A COALPORT TURQUOISE-GROUND PARCEL BISCUIT FIGURAL CENTERBOWL
The bowl of trumpet form, its gilt enriched rim pierced as scrolling vine, a band of fruiting grapevine below, all supported by three winged allegorical figures, on a gadrooned tripartite base molded with ribbon-tied floral swags
20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) high, the porcelain
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
See M. Messenger, Coalport 1795-1926, Suffolk, 1995, p. 276, pl. 273 for a very similar 'magnificent comport'.
This lot is offered without reserve.
PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION
Doyenne of decor Martha Stewart discusses her pick from The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, and shares her memories of David Rockefeller
Zoom in on these beautiful works on display in King Street until 8 March before they head to Paris, Beijing, Los Angeles, Shanghai and New York
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Christie’s Decorative Arts and Design specialists reveal the people, places and spaces that spark their senses
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life