15 January 2009,
Price realised USD 750
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A fine painted half model of the Royal Yacht Britannia of 1893
built up in lifts and painted with a bronze bottom, white waterline, black topsides and a gold cove stripe, with a built up gunwhale, mahogany cap rails and an applied veneer deck with the planking lines drawn in. Mounted on a mahogany backboard with a brass name plaque.
7¾ x 28 in. (19.7 x 71.1 cm.) backboard.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
This lot is offered without reserve.
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April