Rothschild Masterpieces Highlights Christie’s New York

New York – At Rockefeller Center this autumn, Christie’s is honored to present Rothschild Masterpieces, the first-ever dedicated North American sales of works of art, furniture, and paintings belonging to a branch of one of the great collecting families in history. From the 18th century, the Rothschilds have been renowned for assembling extraordinary masterpieces and installing them with a style and flair to create the exquisite interiors of their homes. As the saying goes, “When a Rothschild starts a collection, it always ends as a museum.”

Christie’s series of live and online auctions includes important Italian Renaissance maiolica, hardstone boxes, silver and silver-gilt sculptures, European furniture and tapestries, Limoges enamels, important Old Master pictures, and Renaissance jewelry. The Rothschild Masterpieces evening sale includes the most outstanding pieces from the private collections of the French branch of the Rothschilds, one of Europe’s most storied collecting families. The Kunstkammer features furniture and works of art, including Italian Maiolica, French Enamels, Silver and Vertu, from antiquity to the Baroque. Le Goût Rothschildpresents European furniture, ceramics, and works of art in the opulent style for which the family is known. The Online Sale offers a wide-ranging selection of furniture and objects in the classic Rothschild taste, with bidding starting at $100 for all lots in this sale.

The works in these sales were largely acquired by Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868), the founder of the French branch of the banking family, his wife Betty (1805-1886), and their son Baron Alphonse (1868-1949).

HIGHLIGHTS

ROTHSCHILD MASTERPIECES: EVENING SALE | 11 OCTOBER 2023 | LIVE

The evening sale epitomizes the quintessential taste that has defined the Rothschilds for generations. The sale includes Antique and Renaissance jewelry, such as the first century AD Roman Sardonyx cameo portrait of the Emperor Claudius (estimate: $200,000-300,000) and the French Renaissance diamond-set and enameled gold bade of Saint Michael and the Dragon (estimate: $80,000-120,000); Old Master paintings such as Gerrit Dou’s A young woman holding a hare with a boy at a window (estimate: $3,000,000-5,000,000); works in silver such as the Dutch silver-gilt mounted nautilus cup (estimate: $100,000-150,000); European furniture, such as a pair of late Louis XV giltwood and white-painted fauteuils (estimate: $600,000-1,000,000); and Renaissance Italian maiolica, such as the large Urbino maiolica documentary armorial istoriato charger.

A ROMAN SARDONYX CAMEO PORTRAIT OF THE EMPEROR CLAUDIUS
Circa 41-54 A.D.; the mount attributed to Daniel Mignot, Augsburg, circa 1593-1596  
Estimate: $200,000-300,000
GERRIT DOU (LEIDEN 1613-1675)
A young woman holding a hare with a boy at a window
Oil on panel
Estimate: $3,000,000-5,000,000
A FRENCH RENAISSANCE DIAMOND-SET AND ENAMELED GOLD BADGE OF SAINT MICHAEL AND THE DRAGON
Probably Tours, first half of the 16th century
Estimate: $80,000-120,000
A DUTCH SILVER-GILT MOUNTED NAUTILUS CUP
Mark of Cornelis Jansz van der Burch,
Delft, 1607
Estimate: $100,000-150,000
A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GILTWOOD AND WHITE-PAINTED FAUTEUILS 
Louis Delanois, Joseph-Nicolas Guichard and Jean-Baptiste Cagny, Supplied To Madame Du Barry, Circa 1770-1771
Estimate: $600,000-1,000,000
A LARGE URBINO MAIOLICA DOCUMENTARY ARMORIAL ISTORIATO CHARGER
Dated 1541, by Francesco Xanto Avelli in Francesco da Silvano’s workshop
Estimate: $250,000-400,000

ROTHSCHILD MASTERPIECES: THE KUNSTKAMMER | 12 OCTOBER 2023: LIVE

Furniture and works of art including Italian Maiolica, French Enamels, Silver and Vertu, from antiquity to the Baroque.

ROTHSCHILD MASTERPIECES: LE GOÛT ROTHSCHILD | 13 OCTOBER 2023: LIVE

European furniture, ceramics, and works of art, from approximately the 18th-20th century, in the opulent Rothschild style.

ROTHSCHILD MASTERPIECES: THE ONLINE SALE | 3-17 OCTOBER 2023

A wide-ranging selection of furniture and objects with bidding on all lots starting at $100, providing an opportunity for collectors at all levels.

THE KUNSTKAMMER
AN HISPANO-MORESQUE EARTHENWARE BLUE AND LUSTRED CHARGER
Circa 1435-1460, Valencia, probably Manises
Estimate: $25,000-35,000
LE GOÛT ROTHSCHILD
A PAIR OF SEVRES PORCELAIN GREEN-GROUND OVAL TUREENS, COVERS AND STANDS (TERRINES ET PLATEAUX)
Circa 1762, blue interlaced L’s marks enclosing date letter J to one tureen and two stands, painters’ marks C.-L. Méreaud, J.-F. Micaud
Estimate: $30,000-50,000
THE ONLINE
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER-MOUNTED COROMANDEL MENU-HOLDERS
Mark of George Betjemann & Sons, London, 1885
Estimate: $800-1,200

LIVE SALES


Rothschild Masterpieces:  The Evening Sale  11 October, 6:00 PM

Rothschild Masterpieces:  The Kunstkammer  12 October, 10:00 AM

Rothschild Masterpieces:  Le Goût Rothschild  13 October, 10:00 AM


ONLINE SALES

Rothschild Masterpieces:  The Online Sale  3-17 October

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