A Danish silver pyramid patterned fish platter is to lead a sale of Important Silver, Vertu and Russian Works of Art at Sotheby's on October 29 in New York with an estimate of $120,000-150,000.
The art nouveau inspired piece was designed by renowned silversmiths Harald Nielsen and Georg Jensen circa 1933-1944. It features a leaping dolphin at the apex, matched as the finial on the dome.
A similar platter, featuring a fish in place of a dolphin, sold for $120,000 at Stefeks in Michigan in 2011.
A set of Victorian assembled table garniture will be another highlight with an estimate of $90,000-120,000. The lot, which dates to the late 19th century, comprises a centrepiece featuring a cut glass bowl alongside a set of candlesticks and candelabras.
It was produced by Hunt & Roskell, a London based firm that first began producing silverware in 1843.
A rare coronation album of Russian Emperor Alexander II will prove another highlight, with a valuation of $80,000-120,000.
The book was produced on the orders of the Emperor for distribution to the aristocracy and courts of Europe, and features lavish, full colour illustrations of the event.
An example featuring a silver and gilt metal cover achieved $40,000 against a $5,000-7,000 estimate in 2010.
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