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    Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) Still life of flowers in a vase on a table, a Mediterranean oil on canvas (£5,000-8,000).

    A George III giltwood pier glass circa 1760 (£15,000-25,000).

    AN oil on canvas by the celebrated Irish artist Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) is among the highlights at Christie’s  South Kensington sale of the Ross Hamilton Collection in London on February 27. Encouraged by his mentor David Hicks, Australian-born Ross Hamilton (1942-1992) was one of the first antique dealers to set up shop on Pimlico Road. The collection from the shop, now closed after 40 years of trading, comprises Indian, Chinese, English and European Furniture, Chinese, Japanese and European ceramics and works of art, Old Masters, 19th and 20th century paintings.
    The shop was a success from its foundation and helped the transformation of the area into a renowned part of London for the antiques trade. Mark Boyce joined the Ross Hamilton gallery in 1978. Numerous high profile clients including Rudolf Nureyev, Bill Blass, Richard Gere, Elton John and Princess Lee Radziwell, as well as many internationally respected decorators such as David Millinaric, Jed Johnson, Mark Hampton and Chester Jones. Estimates range from £400 to £40,000 and the collection is expected to bring in more than £750,000.

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