Jan 24, 2024 10:00 EST

Fabergé & Vertu / English & Continental Silver

 
  Lot 164
 

164

Assembled Set of Six George III Sterling Silver Candlesticks
London, 1762, four marked Simon Le Sage, one marked Augustin Le Sage, one lacking maker's mark

Estate / Collection: The Manolovici Collection

Each stop fluted columnar stem with an openwork corinthian capital, on a square base. Height 13 1/2 inches (34.5 cm), total approximately 180 ounces.

Height 14 inches

English & Continental Silver

  • Successful Auction of English & Continental Silver on January 24, 2024

  • William IV Silver Wine Coolers by Benjamin Smith Achieve $35,200

  • Silver Comprised Lots 148 - 225 in the Sale

  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Silver

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of English & Continental Silver on January 24, 2024 that attracted competitive bidding from both sides of the Atlantic. Spanning the 18th through 20th centuries, the sale featured fine examples of English, German, Austrian, Danish, French and Italian silver by prominent makers.

Highlighting the auction was a pair of elaborately decorated William IV sterling silver wine coolers by London silversmith Benjamin Smith from 1834 that achieved $35,200, surpassing their estimate of $20,000-30,000. Among Benjamin Smith’s most important achievements was the fabled Jamaica Service of 1803 in the Royal Collection whose stunning open-work vine borders are remarkably similar to the grapevine decoration in this exceptional pair of coolers.


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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our Specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Todd Sell: 212-427-4141, ext 269, Silver@Doyle.com 

 

A SELECTION OF AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Sold for $21,760
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Estate / Collection: The Manolovici Collection

Each stop fluted columnar stem with an openwork corinthian capital, on a square base. Height 13 1/2 inches (34.5 cm), total approximately 180 ounces.

Height 14 inches


English & Continental Silver

  • Successful Auction of English & Continental Silver on January 24, 2024

  • William IV Silver Wine Coolers by Benjamin Smith Achieve $35,200

  • Silver Comprised Lots 148 - 225 in the Sale

  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Silver

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of English & Continental Silver on January 24, 2024 that attracted competitive bidding from both sides of the Atlantic. Spanning the 18th through 20th centuries, the sale featured fine examples of English, German, Austrian, Danish, French and Italian silver by prominent makers.

Highlighting the auction was a pair of elaborately decorated William IV sterling silver wine coolers by London silversmith Benjamin Smith from 1834 that achieved $35,200, surpassing their estimate of $20,000-30,000. Among Benjamin Smith’s most important achievements was the fabled Jamaica Service of 1803 in the Royal Collection whose stunning open-work vine borders are remarkably similar to the grapevine decoration in this exceptional pair of coolers.


We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our Specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Todd Sell: 212-427-4141, ext 269, Silver@Doyle.com 

 

A SELECTION OF AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Good condition overall; all with date letter 1762 and clearly hallmarked (one lacking maker's mark); each engraved arms to base and bobeche; good heavy gauge; four engraved with scratch weight to top of stem (hidden by bobeche)

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and our Organization shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.

Auction: Fabergé & Vertu / English & Continental Silver, Jan 24, 2024

  • Successful Auction of Fabergé & Vertu on January 24, 2024

  • Bronze Figure of Mephistopheles by Russian Sculptor Mark Antokolsky Achieves $70,400

  • Comprising Lots 1 - 147 in the Sale

  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Fabergé & Vertu

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Fabergé & Vertu on January 24, 2024 saw international competition drive strong prices for a range of exceptional objects spanning the 17th to the 20th century. Bidders on both sides of the Atlantic vied for exquisite objects by Fabergé, vertu, silver and icons from prominent collections and estates.

Highlighting the sale was a masterful bronze figure of Mephistopheles by Mark Antokolsky that achieved $70,400, far surpassing its estimate of $30,000-50,000. The premier Russian sculptor of the late 19th century, Mark Antokolsky (1843-1902) conceived of Mephistopheles in 1874 while working on Christ Before the Judgment of the People, aiming to create a character as strong as Christ but in complete moral opposition to him, with the intention of exhibiting the two works together. In 1882, Antokolsky began to produce clay studies of the full-scale work and continued throughout 1883. The finished work, a thoroughly modern and deeply psychological portrait, was realized in marble and cast in bronze.

“My Mephistopheles,” Antokolsky wrote in a letter to E.G. Mamontov in May 1883, “is the product of all ages, especially our age. My Mephistopheles is mystery, plague, decay, which is carried in the air; it infects and kills people. Mephistopheles is evil, fathomless evil, evil without mercy. He is helpless in his spirit, but his jealousy, his self-love is strong. He is irritated by everything: joy, laughter, young kisses. He wants everything around him to be gloomy, dead, empty and lifeless as he is himself.”

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Mark Moehrke examines the bronze figure of Mephistopheles by Russian sculptor Mark Antokolsky. View the Video


We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our Specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Mark Moehrke: 212-427-4141, ext 272, Mark.Moehrke@Doyle.com

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