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Auction Description for Christie's: Living With Art - A Private European Collection, Day Sale
Auction Description:
Living With Art - A Private European Collection, Day Sale
Viewing Notes:
External Jan 16 King Street 9:30am - 4:30pm

Living With Art - A Private European Collection, Day Sale

(103 Lots)

by Christie's


103 lots | 72 with images

February 10, 2012

8 King Street, St. James's

London, SW1Y 6QT United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 839 9060

Fax: +44 (0)207 839 1611

Email: info@christies.com

                                        A PAIR OF ITALIAN ALABASTRO FIORITO TAZZE

Lot 701: A PAIR OF ITALIAN ALABASTRO FIORITO TAZZE

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Description: A PAIR OF ITALIAN ALABASTRO FIORITO TAZZE LATE 18TH CENTURY Each with scrolled handle and ribbed body, on turned socle with grey marble base, the marble probably re-used from an antique column, minor variations in carving and restorations7½ in. (19 cm.) high; 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) wide (2)

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                                        AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GERMAN SERPENTINE MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS

Lot 702: AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GERMAN SERPENTINE MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS

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Description: AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED GERMAN SERPENTINE MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS 4ARLY 19TH CENTURY The domed top mounted with ribbon-tied entwined serpents devouring their tails, with ring-tamed lioness-mask to the sides, on paw feet and a rectangular plinth, one lioness mask replaced11½ in. (28.5 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) high; 5 in. (14 cm.) deep

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                                        A RECTANGULAR GILT-COPPER-MOUNTED IVORY CASKET

Lot 703: A RECTANGULAR GILT-COPPER-MOUNTED IVORY CASKET

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Description: A RECTANGULAR GILT-COPPER-MOUNTED IVORY CASKET SICULO-ARABIC, 12TH CENTURY With hinged lid and double loop handles to the ends, decorated with repeating red and black circular motifs, the gilt-bronze key attached to the lid handle by a chain, on gilt-bronze bun feet; minor losses and replacements; wear to the gilding; the lock lacking7¼ x 5 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. (18.4 x 13 x 12.3 cm.)

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                                        A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED IVORY CASKET

Lot 704: A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED IVORY CASKET

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Description: A RECTANGULAR GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED IVORY CASKET SICULO-ARABIC, 12TH CENTURY With traces of gilt decoration to the lid: the front with the remains of two eagles in roundels, the reverse with a bird in an elaborately decorated mandorla and foliate gilt decoration to the corners; the lockplate possibly associated; losses, repairs and replacements4 1/8 x 8½ x 4¾ in. (10.5 x 21.6 x 12.1 cm.)

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                                        A SILVER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL IVORY PYXIDE

Lot 705: A SILVER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL IVORY PYXIDE

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Description: A SILVER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL IVORY PYXIDESICULO-ARABIC, 12TH CENTURY The hinged lid with a circular loop handle, the interior with an old paper label inscribed 'ON LOAN FROM. J. H. Fitzhenry June 1902' and a second paper label stamped 'M', the underside with a plastic label inscribed '273'; minor cracks and damages2¾ in. (7 cm.) high; 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) diam.

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