Not to be overlooked is a late 19th century Qing dynasty red-lacquered and parcel-gilt
tall domed-top cabinet.
Ritter (active 1547-69/73), silver, parcel-gilt
, ht 20cm.
Demetre Chiparus: "Miro", the parcel-gilt
and cold-painted bronze and carved ivory dancing figure in Art Deco costume standing on a brown onyx base.
Among a group of silver candlesticks, tableware, flatware, goblets and beakers is a pair of parcel-gilt
silver three light candelabra, hallmarked London 1970, which are expected to fetch PS4,000-6,000; a set of six parcel-gilt
champagne flutes, hallmarked London 1973 (PS1,000-1,500) and a set of four parcel-gilt
candle holders, hallmarked 1970 (PS1,500-2,000).
Carrying the same estimate of Au300,000-500,000 as the Fatimid pottery jar, is a rare and important early Islamic silver-gilt and nielloed parcel-gilt
cup with Kufic inscription, from Persia, dated 11th/12th century.
Late George II parcel-gilt
rosewood, padouk and sabicu breakfront bookcase by Thomas Chippendale and his Scottish partner James Rannie.
4An 18th century Indian jade hookah pipe with European jewelled parcel-gilt
silver mounts was snatched from a stately home in Worcestershire in March, 2003.
Next month Sotheby's (London) will sell a small group of silver items and one of the highlights is an exquisite parcel-gilt
figure of King David.
The star lot was a fantastical parcel-gilt
padauk cabinet-on-stand (c.
TIME TO SELL: Johnny Dumfries WILLIAM THORNTON PHOTOGRAPHY; FAST LANE: Johnny in 1988 when he was a racing driver; RICH PICKINGS: Above, two of the rooms inside Dumfries House, main pic; Late George II parcel-gilt
rosewood, padouk & sabicu breakfront bookcase pounds 2m to pounds 4m; Two late George II gilt wood Chippendale pier mirrors pounds 600,00 to pounds 4m; George II palm-wrapped mahogany bed pounds 300,000 - pounds 500,000; Set of 22 Scottish George II mahogany dining chairs pounds 400,000 - pounds 600,000
Silver in the sale includes a Spanish parcel-gilt
basin, with enamelled arabesque ornaments and strap work.
Moreover, the top lot at Sotheby's London's Treasures sale was a German parcel-gilt
silver drinking cup modelled on a famous beast of the day, an extraordinary 66-point stag shot by Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg, later King of Prussia, around 1696.