Sotheby’s in London is having a sale for the next few days of Fine English Antiques and Continental Furniture. As I was scrolling through their on-line catalogue, these incredible sconces caught my eye.They’re brilliant for several reasons, including that the medallion in the center is Jasperware! The description is “A set of six gilt-bronze and Jasperware wall appliqués, circa 1880. In Louis XVI style, each inset with a plaque representing the Muses and with four branches. 2ft. 3½ inches high. Unfortunately, the estimate is £6000 to £8000. A little more than my current budget will bear.
Looking at high-end auction catalogues is a great way to educate your eye as to what is good, better and best.