The highly anticipated Spring edition of our DESIGN SINCE 1860 auction has arrived. Taking place live online over two days this April, with nearly 600 lots covering the period 1860-1945 it will feature works by iconic designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Émile Gallé, Christopher Dresser, Jessie M. King and William De Morgan.
Next in the series will be our inaugural LALIQUE auction, lead by specialist Joy McCall. The 107 lot auction will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London from 27 to 29 April with the sale taking place live online on 29 April. Glass by René Lalique is the epitome of inter-war period glamour. The auction will feature vintage pieces by the venerable luxury brand, including some of the most famous Lalique creations and 57 pieces from a private European collection.
DESIGN ON THE MOVE, consists of 49 lots being sold by Shell to benefit The National Motor Museum Trust and features some of the most successful posters from Shell's celebrated mid-20th century advertising campaigns.
Commissioned by Jack Beddington, who had a keen eye for young talent, the list of artists reads like a Who’s Who of the British art establishment of the period – Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland, Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash. Beddington’s ability to give young contemporary artists a platform to produce original advertisements made the campaigns of his era a great success.
The final event in the series will be MODERN MADE: MODERN ART & POST-WAR DESIGN, featuring at its core important collections of studio and contemporary glass, Italian design and Modern British Art. Comprising two significant collections, the selection of post-war glass traverses the history of the movement and includes works by some of the most significant international figures in the school including Fulvio Bianconi, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Toots Zynsky, Yoichi Ohira, William Morris and Massimo Micheluzzi.
Works by Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi and Pietra Chiesa highlight the creativity and innovation in Italian design practices in the pre-and post-war years. Significant sculptures by Leon Underwood, Lynn Chadwick, Robert Adams, Robert Clatworthy, and Elizabeth Frink reflect important changes in Modern British Sculpture, as well as works by Modern British artists Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan.
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