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Christie, Mr. (James), 1730–1803
A catalogue of the curious museum of a Gentleman, deceased : consisting of a collection of cabinet pictures, drawings, fine prints, framed and glazed, bronzes, marbles, carvings in ivory, roman earthen ware, curious and valuable shells, minerals, fossils, and petrifactions, fine dresden, oriental, and old Chelsea ornamental procelane, some pieces of engraved crystal, a few volumes of very rare scarce books, two library book cases, a paair of elegnat inlaid commodes, curious old Japan cabinets, a capital piece of grotto work, and other valuable miscellaneous articles : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at this Great Room, in Pall Mall, on Wednesday, May 11th."
[London] : [Mr. Christie], [1791]
Physical Description:
[13]-[14], 15-19, [1] pages ; 22 x 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 1 no. 49 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"This sale is in two parts, with a separate catalogue for the third day of the sale. At the end of the second day there is a note that states, "For Third Day's Sale, comprising the Museum of a Gentleman, deceased, see a separate Catalogue"; It is assumed that Lord James Manners is the seller for only the first two days and the third day is an anonymous deceased "Gentleman." ... The third day is a separate catalogue but the pagination continues from the first two days (starting on page 15) ..."--Getty provenance index databases.
Getty provenance index databases, sale catalog Br-1815
Date of sale: May 11, 1791.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 49 of 61 auction catalogs bound together. The volume bound in contemporary half calf; with the armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick; signed in manuscript: William Upcott, London Institution, 1823.
Subject Terms:
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Art objects -- Catalogs.
Drawings, European -- Catalogs.
Fossils -- Catalogs.
Furniture -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Porcelain -- Catalogs.
Prints, European -- Catalogs.
Private libraries -- Catalogs.
Rare books -- Bibliography -- Catalogs -- Early works to 1800.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Auction catalogs.

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