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    This jardiniere sold for 56,000.

    This jardiniere sold for 56,000.

    An 18th/19th century Canton enamel and stained ivory jardiniere made a hammer price of 56,000 over a top estimate of 2,000 at the James Adam sale of the Alton Collection in Dublin this week.  It was the top lot in a sale where 80% of lots on offer found buyers.

    A c1742 Meissen group of the indiscreet harlequin modelled by J.J. Kandler sold for 38,000 at hammer over a top estimate of 35,000. A bronze and ivory figure, the turbaned dancer by Paul Philippe (1870-1930) made 32,000 over a top estimate of 5,000. A c1616 leaf from a Mughal manuscript made 17,000 and a Cretan 17th century painted timber icon made 15,000. A pair of oils on canvas of The Battle of the Nile on August 1, 1798  in the style of Thomas Luny (1759-1837) sold for 14,000 and a set of four Irish silver candlesticks Dublin c1760 made 13,500.

    (See post on for August 12, 2016)

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