25 March 1999,
Price realised GBP 5,980
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A PAIR OF SIMULATED MARBLE AND PARCEL-GILT PEDESTALS
Of octagonal shape, each with a grey-veined white marble top above an egg-and-dart border and dentilled frieze, the simulated grey-veined white marble shaft decorated with applied gilt-gesso flaming torches and foliate motifs, on a stiff leaf border and stepped moulded base, minor losses to decoration
39 in. (100 cm.) high (2)
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Consul General Karl Bergsten (d. 1953).
Generalkonsul och Fru Karl Bergstens Fregaaende Kataloger ver deras Konstsammling, Stockholm, 1950, plate XIII 1.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France