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Auction Description for Christie's: A Taste for Luxury: Two Great Houses from America's Gilded Age
Auction Description:
A Taste for Luxury: Two Great Houses from America's Gilded Age
Viewing Notes:
Rockefeller Center Jun 16

A Taste for Luxury: Two Great Houses from America's Gilded Age

by Christie's


271 lots | 234 with images

June 21, 2012

20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY, 10020 USA

Phone: (212) 636-2000

Fax: (212) 636-2399

Email: info@christies.com

                                        A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLACK- AND GILT-LACQUER POTPOURRI BOWL

Lot 1001: A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLACK- AND GILT-LACQUER POTPOURRI BOWL

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Description: A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLACK- AND GILT-LACQUER POTPOURRI BOWL POSSIBLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY The top with a seated Chinaman, above a pierced Vitruvian scroll frieze, the finial, ram's mask and foot replaced7 in. (18 cm.) high

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                                        A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION CANDLEHOLDERS

Lot 1002: A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION CANDLEHOLDERS

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Description: A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION CANDLEHOLDERS THE PORCELAIN 19TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS POSSIBLY REGENCE, CIRCA 1725 Each with foliate-form nozzle, one shown with a cub, the other with a ball, the female possibly made as a replacement11 in. (28 cm.) high (2)

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                                        A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE POWDER BLUE PORCELAIN VASES

Lot 1003: A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE POWDER BLUE PORCELAIN VASES

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Description: A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE POWDER BLUE PORCELAIN VASES THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE ORMOLU CIRCA 1775 Each of hexagonal-sectioned baluster shape with waisted neck surmounted by a paneled rim and flanked by two rams' masks joined by laurel swags, on a splayed paneled and beaded base with turned feet, the porcelain previously decorated, one turned foot later10½ in. (27 cm.) high (2)

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                                        A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

Lot 1004: A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

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Description: A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS POSSIBLY 19TH CENTURY After the model by André-Charles Boulle, each with a backplate cast with shell motifs, oak and acanthus leaves, berries, acorns and flowerheads18 in. (46 cm.) high (excluding candles) (2)

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                                        A RUSSIAN MALACHITE AND HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT

Lot 1005: A RUSSIAN MALACHITE AND HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT

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Description: A RUSSIAN MALACHITE AND HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT CIRCA 1830 With varied beveled stones and malachite border, mounted on green-paper blotter5 in. (13 cm.) wide

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