Christie’s announced that The Exceptional Sale will take place on the evening of 9 July 2015. Following the successes since the inaugural auction in 2008, this sale platform provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire outstanding sculpture and masterpieces of European furniture and decorative arts, many with celebrated provenance. The Exceptional Sale brings together a wide variety of objects which are linked by a common attribute: excellence. From rare antiquities to modern day marvels, this sale is jointly led by an authentic and immaculately restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A – P9374/G-MK1A (estimate: £1.5-2.5 million, illustrated above), and a magnificent Luba ceremonial bowstand, attributed to the Master of Warua (estimate: £1.5-2.5 million). The auction is also highlighted by five items of Napoleonic

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