Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Garden Sculpture & Architectural Ornaments

Sotheby's are holding a garden sculpture and architectural ornament sale, made up of the collection of Piet Jonker. Piet Jonker gained international acclaim specialising in historic building materials such as mantelpieces, fountains, wall tiles and other decorations like sundials, garden vases, benches and tables and sculptures.

The auction will have 350 high quality lots, selected personally by Piet Jonker and Sotheby's specialists. Highlights consist of tw Rococo marble mantelpieces, designed in the 18th century by the famous architect Johan Peter van Baurscheidt do Jonge (1699-1768). The masterpieces come from the Antwerp royal palace, where they functioned as welcoming sculptural works for guests of the royal family.

Lot 204: A carved Arrabescato marble fireplace, by Johan Peter Van Baurscheit the younger (1699 - 1768) for the city palace in Antwerp, Belgium Rococo, Mid 18th century, estimated at 30,000 - 50,000 euros.

Lot 315: A pair of carved marble Venetian lions submounting Rosso Verona columns 19th century, Estimated at 10,000 - 15,000 euros.


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