art & design

Join the set at Bonhams Distinguished Designs Sale

Un modello unico di un jet Gulfsteam V e la ruota della roulette Bulgari sono solo alcuni degli articoli di lusso in vendita all’asta “Distinguished Designs and Post-War Silver”, il 19 novembre presso Bonhams Knightsbridge.

Un modello unico in scala argento e oro bianco di un aereo Gulfstream V progettato e realizzato da Peter Howell per Spink & Son nel 1999, è stimato a £ 25.000-30.000. Prodotto in scala 1:72, l’aereo meticolosamente dettagliato è montato su un basamento in ebano del Madagascar intarsiato che rappresenta una pista.

A silver and white gold unique scale model of a Gulfstream V

Un splendida Roulette di Bulgari in argento e impiallacciatura di acero francese, perfetta per delle serate domestiche in stile Casino, è in asta ad una stima di £ 10.000-15.000.

BVLGARI- A silver 'French' roulette wheel

A catalogo anche alcune opere di Gerald Benney, uno dei più importanti e influenti orafi inglesi della seconda metà del XX secolo. Nel corso di una carriera che dura da più di 50 anni, è stato il primo artigiano britannico ad ottenere quattro Royal Warrants contemporaneamente. Tra i più importanti una scatola unica oro 18 carati del 1966, stimata £ 20.000-25.000, e un bicchiere in oro 18 carati del 1972, in stimato £ 10.000-15.000.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

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A unique model of a Gulfsteam V jet and a Bulgari roulette wheel are just some of the luxury items  in the Distinguished Designs and Post-War Silver sale, on the 19th of November at Bonhams Knightsbridge.

A silver and white gold unique scale model of a Gulfstream V aircraft, designed and made by Peter Howell for Spink & Son in 1999, is estimated at £25,000-30,000. Modelled at a 1:72 scale, the meticulously detailed airplane is poised in landing attitude with flaps and wheels extended and is mounted on a Madagascar ebony and sycamore inlay plinth representing a runway.

One of 129 models shown in the ‘Supermodels’ exhibition at The Goldsmiths Company in November 2001, this work was Winner for Artistic Merit and Craftsmanship.

A half-size silver and maple veneer ‘French’ roulette wheel by Bulgari, perfect for hosting casino nights at home, is set to fetch £10,000-15,000. There are also a number of items in the sale by Gerald Benney, one of the most outstanding and influential British goldsmiths of the second half of the 20th century. During a career spanning more than 50 years, he was the first British craftsman to hold four Royal Warrants simultaneously.

Two highlights by Benney include a unique 18 carat gold box from 1966, £20,000-25,000, and a rare 18 carat gold beaker made in 1972, £10,000-15,000. Among the other items are a silver and gold cigarette case with vibrant blue enamelled cover, £2,500-3,000; a silver six-piece condiment set from 1969, £3,000-4,000; and a pair of 18 carat gold cuff links from 1966, £600-800.Also offered is an item by Simon Benney, trained by his father Gerald. The rare set of ten enamelled silver beakers, made in 2006, is estimated at £15,000-20,000.

A unique silver plated teapot by Gary Morga, made while studying 3D design, silversmithing and metalwork at the Camberwell School of Art, London in 1984, carries an estimate of £3,000-5,000. This lot also includes the two wooden moulds and card templates used by Morga during designing and construction, along with copied pages from his note book whilst at Camberwell School of Arts, where working sketches of the tea pot are shown.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com

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