Works of Art from a Private London Collection

Works of Art from a Private London Collection

We were delighted to present a wonderful selection of works of art from a Private London Collection in our February 2020 Five Centuries auction. 

We were delighted to present a wonderful collection of works of art from a Private London Collection in our February 2020 Five Centuries auction held in Edinburgh. The collection included a wonderful selection of bronze and gilt bronze sculptures, beautifully made hardstone cameos and other works of art.

Here's a look at a selection of highlights from the collection...

 


LOT 417 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN OR FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF A YOUNG SATYR PLAYING THE FLUTE | FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY

AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN OR FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF A YOUNG SATYR PLAYING THE FLUTE LOT 417 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN OR FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF A YOUNG SATYR PLAYING THE FLUTE | FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
dark brown patina, marked with the French crowned C control mark | 26cm high | Sold for £2,250 incl premium

 

The subject of this bronze is the 1st-2nd century Roman figure which is itself a copy of the 4th century BC Greek original. The marble statue was in the Villa Borghese in Rome and now is in the collection of the Louvre.

The crowned C was a French tax mark struck on bronzes over a certain weight between February 1745 and February 1749. The 'C' stands for cuivre (copper), the principal component in the bronze alloy. 

 

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LOT 418 | TWO HARDSTONE-CARVED CAMEOS | LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY

 HARDSTONE-CARVED CAMEOS

 

LOT 418 | TWO HARDSTONE-CARVED CAMEOS | LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY
of oval form, in gilt bronze frames, depicting Europa and the Bull and Harmonia and the Serpent, 8cm wide;
together with a ROMAN HARDSTONE-CARVED CAMEO, in a later gilt mount, fitted as a brooch, depicting putti with fruit, 3cm wide
(Qty: 3) | Sold for £3,500 incl premium

 

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LOT 413 | CARVED IVORY COUNTER | 17TH CENTURY

 CARVED IVORY COUNTER 17TH CENTURY

LOT 413 | CARVED IVORY COUNTER | 17TH CENTURY
carved in low relief depicting a woman in stocks with a lock on her tongue, enclosed by the inscription CONSVFSCE ABSTINERE ANNO M DC XVI, with paper labels verso
3.2cm diameter | Sold for £2,375 incl premium

 

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 LOT 430 | PAIR OF LOUIS XV AND LATER GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA | 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY

LOUIS XV AND LATER GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA LOT 430 | PAIR OF LOUIS XV AND LATER GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA | 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY
with later leafy nozzles and outscrolling arms, raised on baluster stems and circular feet engraved with shells, tulips and trailing flowerheads
(Qty: 2) 37cm high | Sold for £1,750 incl premium

 

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Auction Information

 

Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art
Wednesday 05 February at 10am | 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR

 

 

 

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