23 - 24 July 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GROUP OF THREE ENGLISH SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT CUPS,
mark of Peter and Ann Bateman, London, 1794-95,
each on stepped circular base, the coconut carved with geometric and floral patterns, with initials, applied with a silver neck mount, marked on base and neck. The third cup with stepped circular base and applied and scalloped silver neck mount, apparently unmarked.
the larger 7½in. (19cm.) high (3)
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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‘