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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 02-28-2009 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Feb. 23-25, Christie's held its auction of the collection of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent, who died last June, and his partner.

52 lots from YSL's collection were antique silver, mostly Continental from the 16th-19th centuries.

There are many beautiful and interesting pieces. For example, a 19C Christofle flatware set that sold for $403,000 (1242 pieces!) and a c1640 St. George figure that sold for $465,000. As at other similar sales such as Andy Warhol's, the celebrity of YSL raised the prices but it is still neat to see the pieces.

German covered beaker, 1711 ($120,000)

German swan-form cup, 1593 ($388,000)

To see all silver lots, go to, type in 1209 in the sale# search field, and at the bottom of the left menu bar, select "silver" under the filter by materials option.

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iconnumber posted 02-28-2009 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Paul!

What beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing. Do you have more?


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iconnumber posted 02-28-2009 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All 55 pieces of silver from the sale with descriptions & prices realized can be found on the sale's webpage (, sale 1209). I can't post a direct link to the search results.

Here are a few more interesting pieces.

Silesian figure of Chronos, c1630 ($1,006,000)

German figural dromedary cup, c1660 ($248,000)

German silver-mounted coconut shell cup, c1680 ($140,000)

Unmarked lion figure with ruby eye, 13" length and 51oz. weight, 19C ($140,000)

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iconnumber posted 04-07-2009 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now there's a face in silver!

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