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Christie, James, 1773–1831

A catalogue of a genuine, superb and truly valuable assemblage of vases, marbles, and other objects of virtù : the property of, and collected by a Man of Fashion, during a recent visit to Rome and Naples : comprising a numerous collection of singularly-fine Etruscan Vases, of the early Sicilian and Compana Classes : besides many rare and novel specimens of the smaller Greek pottery : slabs of the most rare and precious Antique Marbles : part of the shaft of a column of the beautiful Egyptian Granite : a few bustos of exquisite modern sculpture, particularly a colossal bust from the Antinous and a noble copy, in marble, from the celebrated vase in the Villa Borghese, 3 feet 9 inches high : a fine plaster cast, moulded expressly for the proprietor from the Apollo of the Belvidere : and a few elegant Alabaster Vases of Beautiful Florentine Sculpture : also, two fine antique gems : a capital set of the Nine Muses, in Mable, antique : and original models in terra cotta, by the celebrated Roubiliac, &c. &c. : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at the Great Room, Pall Mall, on Friday, March the 29th, 1805, at twelve o'clock.

[London] : Mr. Christie, [1804]
London : J. Smeeton, Printer, 148, St. Martin's Lane,
Physical Description:
8 pages ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N8640 .N6+ v. 4 no.3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 6917
Date of sale: March 29th, 1805.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is not annotated. Number 3 of 38 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 -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Decorative arts -- Catalogs.
London Institution -- Ownership.
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.
Prints, European -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, European -- Catalogs.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845 -- Autograph.
Vases -- Catalogs.
Auction catalogs.
Smeeton, Joseph, printer.

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