At the auction at Sotheby’s of “possession of a princess” are ten lots sold. Wednesday pulled the ‘princess’ of the main plot, tafelornamenten of Lalique, back.
Nine lots with antiques from the estate of queen Juliana to have Thursday afternoon at Sotheby’s in London in a total of 26.700 pounds applied 30,000 euros. The antiques, property, or a princess …
Nine lots with antiques from the estate of queen Juliana to have Thursday afternoon at Sotheby’s in London in a total of 26.700 pounds applied 30,000 euros. The antiques, property or a princess’, is vermoelijk contributed by Christina, the youngest daughter of Juliana.
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The auction house was initially twelve lots, antiques. Two lots with Chinese porcelain and German dishes remained unsold. The main plot, with tulips decorated glass table decorations of the famous French designer René Lalique (average price between 10,000 to 15,000 pounds), was on Tuesday withdrawn.
The reason for the withdrawal were questions of NRC. By the had questions the owner of the table decorations still ‘recognized’ as an official wedding gift to her mother and will not be sold. Juliana got the ornaments in 1937 gift of the Dutch ambassadors abroad, by her marriage to Bernhard. Information that is also in the auction catalogue stated. The glass Lalique ornaments are now “on the initiative of the owner” offered to the Foundation Official Gifts of the House of Orange-Nassau.
Sotheby’s will auction on January 30 in New York also thirteen drawings that are at least 170 years in the possession of the royal family. Below, a drawing of Rubens, who, for decades, at the princess Christina home hung, with an estimated yield of 2.5 to 3.5 million dollars.
In response to Kamervagen of Member of parliament, Salima Belhaj (D66) has prime minister Rutte of the request for the Orange family to move to the auction, not to proceed, replied that the sale is a private matter.
Also, the museum Boijmans director Sjarel Ex, made a moral appeal to the consignor to the auction was not to let go. He hopes that Dutch museums this time get to this as ‘national heritage’ qualified drawing to make a purchase. The Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst has let us know that the auction will continue.