Containing 159 pages of full colour illustrations and catalogue descriptions.
The majority of the items in our latest limited edition date from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and in the main were made in Europe, the Far East or Russia. Whether made of mahogany, porcelain or glass, most of these luxury objects were decorated with gilt bronze mounts – the material associated with works made for royalty, Emperors or aristocrats. Featured on the front cover is an important elephant clock made in London during the late eighteenth century by Hubert Martinet. We were honoured that the elephant, whose eyes, ears, trunk and tail all move in a naturalistic fashion, was chosen to advertise the antique section of this year’s official TEFAF catalogue. Other highlights illustrated and described in this book include an important regulator by Louis-Constantin Detouche and Jacques-François Houdin, which was shown at the Great Exhibition of London 1851. In addition we are proud to include a Louis XVI regulator by Robert Robin, a Meissen vase most probably given by August III to the Dauphin and Dauphine of France and a pair of gilt bronze and malachite tazze by Pierre-Philippe Thomire. Other highlights include rare furniture such as a gilt bronze mounted jardinière attributed to Jacob-Desmalter et Cie with mounts attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire, a Fabergé cutlery canteen as well as a selection of chandeliers, candelabra, vases, in a 2008 limited edition.