20 September 2001
A GREY-PAINTED CAST-IRON LANTERN
Early 20th Century
The trefoil suspension ring above an octagonal ogee-shaped dome, with eight Gothic-arched glazed panels with spirally-fluted uprights with glazed base panel, three glass panels replaced
42 in. (106.5 cm.) high; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) diam.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘