London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A Satsuma part teaservice
comprising twelve teacups and saucers, twelve side plates and a sugar bowl, all painted and gilt with butterflies in flight above a variety of seasonal flowers, including prunus, chrysanthemums and peonies -- the plates 6in. (15.2cm.) diam, signed, (some damages).
See Illustration for part lot. (24)
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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‘