Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

The Hever Castle collection. Volume one, arms and armour § Volume two, works of art (catalogues for auctions conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 5 May 1983-6 May 1983)

London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1983
Two volumes (27 cm), as issued, in the publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jackets. - Property consigned by Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever (1918-1984), mostly collected by William Waldorf Astor in the early years of the century to complement Anne Boleyn’s “historic” castle. ¶ Unmarked copies. Fine set.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Sculpture & Works of Art - 1983
Authors/Creators
Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)
Owners
Astor, Gavin, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever, 1918-1984
Auction date
19830505
19830506
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  • Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

    The Hever Castle collection. Volume one, arms and armour (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 5 May 1983)

    London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1983
    (27 cm), 141 (7) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 194 lots. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - Preface by John F. Hayward. The star lot was a suit of armour made by Giovan Paolo Negroli in Milan c. 1545 for Henri II of France (lot 44), sold to B.C. Trupin against the London arms dealer Howard Rickets for £1,925,000 (Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries, catalogue accompanying an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998, pp.240-247 no. 47). A three-quarter suit of field armour made for Henry Wriothesley, third Earl of Southampton, was sold for £330,000 to Howard Ricketts, the London agent for Ronald Lauder. Its export was stopped after an appeal (now Royal Armouries National Museum of Arms and Armour, II.360).
  • Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

    The Hever Castle collection. Volume two, works of art (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 6 May 1983)

    London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1983
    (27 cm), 133 (8) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots numbered 201-379. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - The sale of the Hever works of art realised £1,570,000, bringing the total for the two-day sale to £5.6m (roughly double Sotheby’s estimates). A Parisian ivory coffret of the first half of the 14th century, carved with eleven scenes from the life of St Eustace (lot 230), was sold for £418,000 to the New York dealer E. Lubin (in a New York private collection in 1993; present location unknown).
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