CHRISTIES TO AUCTION GENTLEMEN’S LUXURY ACCESSORIES BARWARE, SPORTS, TRAVEL & LEISURE ONLINE-ONLY 19 – 29 JULY

. July 20, 2013

Christie’s announce the online-only auction, Gentlemen’s Luxury Accessories: Barware, Sports, Travel and Leisure, which will open for bidding on 19 July and run until 29 July. Featuring works by prestigious international makers such as Tiffany, Hermès, Cartier, Asprey, Bulgari, Dunhill, Fortnum & Mason amongst others, this collection comprises refined and playful vintage objects that are much coveted luxury items for men of all ages, including cocktail shakers, jiggers, hip flasks and ice buckets, humidors and cigarette cases, gaming boxes, clocks, car mascots and aviation models. The selection of elegant home décor is highlighted by an art deco cigar box by Asprey & co, London, 1927 (illustrated above left, estimate: £8,000-12,000); a large and unusual `bi-plane’ desk companion by F. Reichenberg, 1920s (illustrated above centre, estimate: £8,000-12,000); and a zeppelin airship travelling cocktail shaker set, by J.A. Henckels (detail illustrated above right, estimate: £6,000-8,000). With over 64 lots ranging from £200 to £20,000, the entre sale is expected to realise in the region of £190,000.

The Gentlemen’s Study
The online auction will provide discerning collectors with the opportunity to acquire stunning items to decorate their study, including those illustrated above, from left to right: a `President’ briefcase in the classic `Monogramme’ canvas, by Louis Vuitton (estimate: £2,000-3,000); a rotating cube desk compendium, Dunhill & co, 1950s (estimate: £3,000-5,000); a `Spitfire’ cigarette case, Birmingham, 1945 (estimate: £2,000-3,000; a leaping horse car mascot, by Casimir Brau, retailed by Hermes, circa 1925 (estimate: £4,000-6,000).

The Gentleman’s Bar
The sale will also offer a strong selection of unusual barware, with some visually striking cocktail shakers such as a dumbbell cocktail shaker, circa 1935 (illustrated above left, estimate: £1,500-2,000); a lady’s leg cocktail shaker, circa 1935, from the West Virginian Specialty Glass Company, (illustrated above centre left, estimate: £2,000-3,000); an Art Deco cocktail shaker, probably Czechoslovakian circa 1930, (illustrated above centre right, estimate:£1,000-1,500), and a silver coloured cocktail set, comprising a shaker, six cups and a circular tray, each piece engraved with a plain circular cartouche intended to be engraved for initials, possibly Chinese, circa 1935 (the shaker illustrated above right, estimate: £2,500-3,500).

The Gentlemen at Play
A selection of playful gentlemen’s accessories is highlighted by the items illustrated above, from left to right: a fine hunting drinks/cocktail set, London, 1925 and later (estimate: £20,000-30,000); An unusual French `traffic lights’ desk compendium by Hermès ( estimate: £3000-5,000); an American gaming chip carousel from the first quarter of the 20th century (estimate: £2,000-3,000) and a golf bag by Louis Vuitton from the 1960s (estimate: £2,500 – 3,000).

Category: Online Auctions

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