13 June 2002,
Price realised GBP 92,450
GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000
A PAIR OF ROCK CRYSTAL AND GILT-COPPER CANDLESTICKS
Italian, mid-18th century
With brass and gilt-copper drip trays, and alternating gilt-metal and rock crystal body.
The gilding possibly refreshed, the central rod a later replacement, cracks and losses to the rock crystal; minor elements associated.
36 and 35½ in. (91.5 and 90.2 cm.) high (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
See note to previous lot.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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