The most extravagant antiques on the market

They were commissioned for princes, they were made by the finest artisans in the world and they have traded hands for centuries. These are the most extravagant antiques on the market.

 

A REGENCY WHITE MARBLE PORCELAIN AND ORMOLU CLOCK 

TGJ – 30-1a

This exquisite clock was made by the famous French clockmaker Benjamin Vulliamy and is in exceptional condition. It was made in the early 19th century and is known as Vulliamy No. 758. Its provenance and its history are referenced in The Vulliamy Notebook held by the British Horological Institute.

POA from RonaldPhillipsAntiques 

 

A BOTTLE POURER

TGJ – 30-2a

This bottle pourer is fun and ornamental at the same time and should be used as a novelty item. The pourer is silver plated and resembles a gun carriage with wheels, while the bottle of wine or champagne, when placed upon it will form the barrel.

£5,500 from MallettAntiques

 

THE ELVASTON CASTLE PIER MIRRORS

TGJ – 30-3a

These mirrors are extremely rare indeed and were originally made for the hunting lodge of the Earl of Harrington. The theme of hunting is clearly displayed on the mirrors, with carvings of stags being chased by hunting dogs and Diana, Roman goddess of hunting, occupies the top centre of the frame.

POA from OneFineBid

 

A PAIR OF AMERICAN GLOBES ON CAST IRON STANDS

TGJ – 30-4a

These fascinating globes dating from 1833 represent the terrestrial and the celestial world. The Pacific Ocean has an analemma, while a brass hour dial and a meridian ring, graduated in four quadrants also feature as components. The globes are mounted on sturdy, very heavy cast iron stands.

POA from FrankPartridge

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