January 11, 2014

Eclectic Food and Drink-Related For Gourmet Buyers

On the 16th January, Christie’s South Kensington will offer an eclectic selection of food and drink-related items to tempt gourmet buyers at The Art of Food & Drink sale. Just one day, so if you're a foodie with a passion of collecting... try being there... [caption id="attachment_70046" align="aligncenter" width="590"]5074103 The Dark Horse, Lot 103 Spirit of Art (Coffee Service) with Keith Haring (1958-1990) design, complete set of 15 Villeroy & Boch bone china pieces, 1991 No. 436 from limited edition of 1,000, with certificate,within original cardboard box decorated with Keith Haring design[/caption] This one-off auction will introduce connoisseurs and epicures alike to the art of food and drink: the focus of some of the greatest art and design throughout history. Comprising over 180 lots, with estimates ranging from £400 to £60,000, this sale will present an emporium of painting, kitchenalia, posters and tableware and offers everything from still life’s by Old Masters to iconic posters advertising famous brands, fossilized crustaceans, early tea canisters, fully fitted vintage picnic hampers, Picasso ceramics, early recipe books and lots more.  This extraordinary range of items will be available to view from 20 December 2013 through to 15 January 2014. [caption id="attachment_70047" align="aligncenter" width="588"]5074100 A fitted German picnic hamper, c. 1920s, in wicker case fitted with silver-plated canisters featuring presentation inscriptions in German dated 1924, including spirit kettles, enamel beakers and plates, glass flasks, cutlery and other items[/caption]

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