Christie’s presents the first bi-annual Centuries of Style sale of 2015, offering the finest and most unique examples of European Ceramics, Gold Boxes, Portrait Miniatures and Silver from the 15th to the 20th century. From 2 to 3 June, Christie’s London will offer over 700 works of outstanding craftsmanship including treasures with important and royal provenance. The sale will begin with the European Ceramics selection, led by three notable collections. Perhaps the most remarkable of these is the collection which has been stored in wooden packing crates since 1962. The dusty crates were opened for the first time in over 50 years in October 2014 and the stunning contents are now being offered for sale. The main collector was an important French industrialist who collected between 1890 and 1930. He had a taste for Meissen and other German porcelain and later expanded his collection to include Sèvres and other French p

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