Started in the 1920s and lovingly assembled over 75 years by several generations of a venerable old Swiss family of entrepreneurs and physicians, The Collection of a Distinguished Swiss Gentleman will be offered for sale in London on 8 July 2015. Comprising 152 lots, spanning Old Master Paintings, Silver, early religious Sculpture, Antiquities, Porcelain and Manuscripts, the collection has remained in the family’s beautiful home on the shore of Lake Zurich until recently. The collection is expected to realise in excess of £1.5 million. The first generation of collectors were drawn to art as a way to complement and enhance their professional and personal life. The second generation – twice awarded the Prize of the Swiss Schiller Foundation for his lyrical poetry and prose – strove to create a haven

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