20 January 1998,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 299
GBP 200 - GBP 250
An early 19th century shaving beaker
with a hinged cover and a turned ivory handle, (detachable for travelling purposes), maker's mark WA and psuedo marks probably colonial, first half of the 19th century - 11cm high, 6.5oz.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life