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CHRISTIE, James, the younger (1773--1831)
[Sale catalogue. 1823:03:06--08]
A catalogue of the valuable and highly interesting collection of painted Greek vases of Sir Henry Charles Englefield, bart. deceased, which are known to the public by the very elegant engravings made therefrom by Mr. Moses, ... also a small but very select and valuable assemblage of Pictures, ... a few articles of fine Greek sculpture, in marble, and a pair of small antique granite columns, which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, in Pall Mall, on Thursday, March 6th, 1823, and two following days, ...
[London, 1823].
30, [2] p. ; 23.4 cm. (4º)

Lugt 10399. Henry Moses's Vases from the collection of Sir Henry Englefield, bart. had appeared in 1819 (q.v.). The sale included 'Twelve Copper-Plates, engraved by Moses, from vases in this collection, which have never been published' (lot 59*, 2nd day). Soane bought two lots, both of them through the good offices of Priestley & Weale, who seem - somewhat surprisingly for publishers - to have acted as his agent at the sale. To secure lot 53, however, a cylindrical Nuphar vase 'of very rare form, with tall neck and handles' (SM Inv. L 74), they were obliged to pay the considerable sum of £24 13s. 6d. - much the highest price fetched by any vase in the collection. Soane's other purchase - 'An antique capital of a pilaster in Giallo ... from the [interior of] the Pantheon at Rome' (lot 84, 3rd day, SM Inv. M 821) - for which Priestley & Weale paid 10 guineas - was apparently formerly in 'the collection of the late Duke of St Albans'. Other examples of capitals from the Pantheon may be found at the British Museum and amongst the collection of architectural casts and fragments formed at the Royal Academy.

Copy Notes With buyers' names and prices inscribed in ink against each lot by a contemporary hand. Bound last in a collection of sale catalogues, 1784 to 1823.

Binding Recent half goatskin.

Reference Number 2201


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