The Exceptional Sale

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 29.10.2019

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CHARLES-HENRI-JOSEPH CORDIER (FRENCH, 1827-1905)

CHARLES-HENRI-JOSEPH CORDIER (FRENCH, 1827-1905) Poésie (Poetry) or Jeune femme Pariote (Young woman of Paros) signed 'C Cordier' (under right shoulder) marble, onyx-marble, Kashmir onyx marble and gilt-bronze 31 ½ in. (80 cm.) high, 20 in. (51 cm.) wide, 10 in. (25.5 cm.) deep executed in 1875

Lot #: 1001

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$200,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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AN ANTWERP 'GROTESQUES' TAPESTRY

AN ANTWERP 'GROTESQUES' TAPESTRY CIRCA 1580, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF JOOST VAN HERZEELE, AFTER A DESIGN BY CORNELIS FLORIS Depicting landscapes in an architectural framework embellished with birds, animals and figures on a red ground, the lush border emblematic of the four seasons with birds

Lot #: 1002

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A REGENCE ORMOLU TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER

A REGENCE ORMOLU TEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER CIRCA 1725, POSSIBLY SOUTH EUROPEAN With central urn-form stem and faceted bowl with leaf-cast finial issuing scrolling arms terminating in female caryatids, the drip pans cast with scrolls 28 in. (71 cm.) high, 39 in. (99 cm.) diameter Provenance Acquired from

Lot #: 1003

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND MARMO BROCCATELLO DI SPAGNA LONG DURATION STRIKING...

AN EMPIRE ORMOLU AND MARMO BROCCATELLO DI SPAGNA LONG DURATION STRIKING SKELETON CLOCK WITH CALENDAR AND REMONTOIRE ATTRIBUTED TO VERNEUIL, CIRCA 1800 The movement with inverted Y-form frame with four double-screwed pillars, beat adjuster on crutch, pinwheel escapement mounted on the backplate with

Lot #: 1004

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$80,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A SEVRES PORCELAIN BEAU BLEU GARNITURE OF THREE VASES AND COVERS ( VASES...

A SEVRES PORCELAIN BEAU BLEU GARNITURE OF THREE VASES AND COVERS ( VASES 'FERRES' 1ER ET 2EME GRANDEUR ) CIRCA 1776, ONE WITH BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK AND AN INCISED L, ANOTHER WITH AN INCISED SQUARE, THE SCENE PAINTING ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-LOUIS MORIN Each finely painted with a military encampment

Lot #: 1005

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A PAIR OF FRENCH POLYCHROME-PAINTED COMMODES

A PAIR OF FRENCH POLYCHROME-PAINTED COMMODES SUPPLIED BY MAISON JANSEN TO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, CIRCA 1938 Each with a faux marble top, each decorated with a ribbon trellis held with clasps of pearls, centering the badge of the Prince of Wales, one painted throughout with butterflies

Lot #: 1006

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN SOLDIER VASES AND COVERS

A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN SOLDIER VASES AND COVERS QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795) Each massive baluster vase enameled in vibrant famille rose colors with a pair of phoenix amongst weathered blue rockwork, brightly colored chrysanthemum growing alongside and a budding magnolia tree above, all

Lot #: 1007

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A PAIR OF MASSIVE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY GUARDIAN FIGURES

A PAIR OF MASSIVE SANCAI -GLAZED POTTERY GUARDIAN FIGURES TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907) Each guardian figure is modeled standing on a recumbent animal with one knee raised to rest his foot on the animal's head and right arm raised as if to hold a spear; his left hand resting on his hip. Wearing finely

Lot #: 1008

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A RUSSIAN PILE CARPET

A RUSSIAN PILE CARPET PROBABLY THE IMPERIAL TAPESTRY FACTORY, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1800 The Greek key outer border with a rosette at each corner, enclosing an inner border of rose vine heavy with blooms and buds and edged with a pair of narrow formal borders, the center with a basket of roses and

Lot #: 1009

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT REGENCY SILVER TEN-LIGHT CANDELABRUM CENTERPIECE

A MAGNIFICENT REGENCY SILVER TEN-LIGHT CANDELABRUM CENTERPIECE MARK OF PAUL STORR FOR RUNDELL BRIDGE AND RUNDELL, LONDON, 1814 On a triangular plinth resting on lion's feet with foliate terminal, the apron cast with acanthus leaves, the stem formed as a palm tree flanked by three male figures of

Lot #: 1010

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A GILT-DECORATED BLUE-LACQUERED TRUMPET IN B FLAT

A GILT-DECORATED BLUE-LACQUERED TRUMPET IN B FLAT The Martin Company, Kenosha, Wisconsin, circa 1980 A model T3460 ‘Committee’, the medium bore horn inscribed Miles in gilt script flanked by gilt leafy vine, the bell tube decorated with a scattering of crescent moons and stars and inscribed

Lot #: 1011

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A PAIR OF BRONZE ANDIRONS WITH FIGURES OF OMPHALE AND MARS, OR A ROMAN EMPEROR

A PAIR OF BRONZE ANDIRONS WITH FIGURES OF OMPHALE AND MARS, OR A ROMAN EMPEROR VENICE, ATTRIBUTED TO TIZIANO ASPETTI ( CIRCA 1559-1606) OR HIS WORKSHOP, VENICE, FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY Formed as a fully-modelled figure of Mars, or a Roman emperor, and Omphale, on a three-sided base cast with

Lot #: 1012

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND MALACHITE GUERIDON

A RUSSIAN ORMOLU AND MALACHITE GUERIDON CIRCA 1840-50 The oval malachite-veneered top raised on a bulbous foliate stem with acantus leaves, palmettes and berrying vines above scrolling feet 76 in. (193 cm.) high, 33 ¼ in. (84.5 cm.) wide, 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep

Lot #: 1013

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$100,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A GOLD, GEM, AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED RHODOCHROSITE MUSICAL CLOCK ON...

A GOLD, GEM, AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED RHODOCHROSITE MUSICAL CLOCK ON ARCHITECTURAL WOOD TOWER MARK OF ANDREAS VON ZADORA-GERLOF, 1996 the rhodochrosite clock with stepped rectangular plinth carved with arches and masonry and mounted in corners with urns of carved hardstone flowers centered by diamonds

Lot #: 1014

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A LOUIS XIV ARMORIAL TAPESTRY

A LOUIS XIV ARMORIAL TAPESTRY CIRCA 1691-1694, PROBABLY PARIS, POSSIBLY BY GILLES BACOR, AFTER JEAN BERAIN I Woven in metal thread, wools and silks with the coat-of-arms of the Greder family headed by a crown and flanked by swans, against a tasseled and fringed canopy, within a foliate framework

Lot #: 1015

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$100,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID EBONY BUREAU PLAT

A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID EBONY BUREAU PLAT BY ETIENNE LEVASSEUR, CIRCA 1770 The rectangular gilt-tooled green leather inset top with a chanelled ormolu edge above three frieze drawers between rosette blocks, with conformingly decorated sides and reverse, the patera-headed angles

Lot #: 1016

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A PAIR OF FRENCH 'NEO-GREC' GILT AND PATINATED-BRONZE VASES

A PAIR OF FRENCH 'NEO-GREC' GILT AND PATINATED-BRONZE VASES DESIGNED BY FERDINAND LEVILLIAN (FRENCH, 1837-1905), CAST BY FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE (FRENCH, 1810-1892), PARIS, CIRCA 1878 Each of amphora form, the leaf-cast rim above a freize of palmettes and rams heads with swirling horns supported on a

Lot #: 1017

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A BELGIAN ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE COMPLICATED ASTRONOMICAL WORLD-TIME...

A BELGIAN ORMOLU AND BLACK MARBLE COMPLICATED ASTRONOMICAL WORLD-TIME SKELETON CLOCK BY HUBERT SARTON, LIÈGE, CIRCA 1820 The ormolu bezel cast with sunbursts and foliate beading framing a white enamel Roman and Arabic chapter face signed Sarton above VI, finely pierced blued steel hour and minute

Lot #: 1018

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$80,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A LOUIS XIV BEAUVAIS GROTESQUE TAPESTRY

A LOUIS XIV BEAUVAIS GROTESQUE TAPESTRY LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY, AFTER DESIGNS BY JEAN-BAPTISTE MONNOYER Woven in silks and wools, depicting The Elephant from the series ‘Les Grotesques’, depicting three fantastical pavilions with drapery and floral arbors above, with fanciful musicians and

Lot #: 1019

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$90,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A ROYAL VICTORIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE ON PLATEAU

A ROYAL VICTORIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE ON PLATEAU MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1874, DESIGNED BY HENRY HUGH ARMSTEAD The oblong shaped plateau with sides cast and chased with a band of alternating tridents and scallop shells and in the front with panels of sea monsters, all above a fluted border

Lot #: 1020

Estimate: US$350,000 - US$550,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A ROYAL SPANISH BRASS-INLAID AND ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, EBONY, PADOUK...

A ROYAL SPANISH BRASS-INLAID AND ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, EBONY, PADOUK AND MARQUETRY COMMODE ATTRIBUTED TO JOSE CANOPS, AFTER DESIGNS BY MATTEO GASPARINI, THE BRONZES POSSIBLY BY JUAN BAUTISTA FERRONI, CIRCA 1765-75 The shaped giallo Siena marble top above a latched frieze, raising to reveal

Lot #: 1021

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A MAGNIFICENT CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK CASKET

A MAGNIFICENT CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK CASKET CIRCA 1660-70 Worked in coloured silks on an ivory silk ground with The Story of Joseph, the front showing his brothers, the top with Joseph and Potiphar's wife, the back showing Joseph being thrown into the well and sold into slavery, the side with

Lot #: 1022

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$100,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A ROMAN MARBLE STATUE OF THE EMPEROR HADRIAN

A ROMAN MARBLE STATUE OF THE EMPEROR HADRIAN REIGN 117-138 A.D. 82 in. (208.2 cm.) high Provenance Villa Montalto-Negroni-Massimi, Rome. with Giuseppe Staderini, Rome, 1784. with Thomas Jenkins, Rome, 1789. John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1833), Cobham Hall, Kent, acquired from the above

Lot #: 1023

Estimate: US$0

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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A SET OF TWELVE IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

A SET OF TWELVE IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS CIRCA 1760, WITH TWO ARMCHAIRS OF A LATER DATE The shaped crestrails with scrolled shell terminals above a pierced fretwork and cartouche splat, with silk velvet over upholstered seats, on square molded legs united by stretchers Provenance

Lot #: 1024

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019

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THE MARILYN MONROE/DOUGLAS KIRKLAND HASSELBLAD

THE MARILYN MONROE/DOUGLAS KIRKLAND HASSELBLAD A 1959 Hasselblad 500C no. 36980 Together with two magazine backs, two Carl Zeiss lenses, 50mm and 150mm, and two 40 x 60 limited edition archival pigment prints: MARILYN (Overhead) and MARILYN (Hugging Pillow). The buyer also to have the opportunity to

Lot #: 1025

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 29 Oct 2019