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From presentation bats to trophy balls, our latest Golden Age of Baseball sale features a selection of fascinating baseball memorabilia.
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Addie Joss was one of the premier pitchers of baseball’s early years, famous for his unconventional corkscrew delivery, before his career was tragically cut short in 1911 at the age of 31.
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This original photo shows him in his uniform for the Cleveland Naps in 1908, the year he threw the first of two perfect games in his career.
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Addie Joss photograph. 4½ x 6½ in. Estimate: $500-700.
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The Golden Age of Baseball, 16-24 August 2017, Online.
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Claudio Corsi (@mrclaudiocorsi), our Antiquities specialist in London, can’t wait to see Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia at the British Museum (@britishmuseum) this autumn.
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‘This is a rare chance to see masterpieces, particularly in gold, from the relatively unknown Scythian civilisation (pictured): tribes of nomadic warriors who ranged from Siberia to the Black Sea and China. Their culture developed between the East (China) and the West (Greek and Assyrian), and their art reflects the influences of both.’
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Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, British Museum, London – 14 September 2017 to 14 January 2018.
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A plaque depicting a Scythian rider with a spear in his right hand. Gold. Second half of the 4th century BC, Kul’ Oba © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 2017. Photo: V Terebenin.
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🛋️ ✨ 🛋️ ✨ 🛋️ In need of a furniture refresh? Come visit our galleries in New York until August 23 to see the impressive objects up for auction next week.
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Living With Art – 22-23 August at Christie's New York.
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#art #interiors #interiordesign #style #styleinspo #inspiration #furniture

#WineWednesday 🍷 This beautiful bottle of Château Haut-Brion 1996 is from the personal collection of the Earl of Halifax. ‘1996 is a stunning vintage,’ says our specialist Charles Foley (@c.t.foley). ‘Full of rich, ripe red-fruits: raspberries and cranberries alongside a twist of cinnamon and clove – flavours fit for the King’s table.’
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Haut-Brion was first mentioned in England in the Royal Cellar ledger of King Charles II, 1660. The great English diarist Samuel Pepys wrote that the wine ‘hath a good and most particular taste I never met with’.
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Château Haut-Brion 1996, 12 bottles per lot, £3,000-4,000
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Fine and Rare Wines including a Superb Selection from the cellars of the Earl of Halifax – 21 September at Christie’s London
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#wine #redwine #rarewine #finewine #frenchwine #ChateauHautBrion #bordeaux #luxury #lifestyle #winelover

Just another day at the office for Audrey.
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This stunning photograph by Mark Shaw was taken for Life magazine during filming of the 1954 Paramount production Sabrina, November 1963. Estimate: £4000-6000.
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Francesca Bortolotto Possati, President of the Bauer hotel (@thebauersvenice), is an avid collector of glass in classic Venetian hues. #MyCollection
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‘It’s not appealing to me to buy things that are similar to each other. I collect whatever I see and love — vases, animal figures, abstract sculptures, antique, contemporary.’
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What do you collect? Let us know in the comments, or tag us in a picture using #collectingwithchristies to share your weird and wonderful collections.
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Photo by James Mollison (@jamesmollison)
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#collecting #collection #collector #glass #venetianglass #venice #design #beautiful #love #colour

#VeniceGuide 🚣 🚣 🚣
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Art journalist Andrew Graham-Dixon recommends visiting the Gesuati, ‘the most enthralling Venetian church of the 18th century.’
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‘The ceiling, by Tiepolo, is a wonderfully airy piece of pictorial invention. But best of all is the altarpiece by Piazzetta, whose work deserves comparison with any of the great painters of the 18th century.’
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Where is your favourite spot in Venice? Let us know in the comments.
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Photo by Mattia Balsamini (@mattiabalsamini)
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#TakeMeAway – Positioned on a rocky cliff above the new port of Mykonos, this residence boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the vibrant coastal town, the Aegean Sea, and beautiful sunsets.
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[ Via @christiesrealestate | Represented by Ploumis Sotiropoulos Real Estate ]
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#houseoftheday #takemehere #christieshomes #luxuryrealestate #luxuryhomes #cyclades #greece #aegeanSea #panoramicviews #views #sunsets #mykonos

DJ and record producer, Cristiano Spiller (@dj_spiller) owns one of the most impressive, anarchic Lego collections we’ve seen. #MyCollection
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‘The first Lego figures appeared in the world at the same time as I did — 1975. In their modern form they consist of nine basic parts: head, two arms, torso, two hands, hips, two legs. I think they are perfect in their design.’
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What do you collect? Let us know in the comments, or tag us in a picture using #collectingwithchristies to share your weird and wonderful collections.
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Photo by James Mollison (@jamesmollison)
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#collecting #collection #collector #lego #legoparty #legolover #legostagram #legoset #legololz

Clarice Cliff was a prolific artist and produced many hundreds of designs during the inter-war period, but her style remains immediately recognisable.
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‘Some of the common threads are bright colours, patterns and interesting shapes,’ says our decorative arts specialist Natalie Voorheis. ‘They’re vibrant and light-hearted — I think that’s why they’re still so appealing.’
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Our online sale opens for bidding tomorrow – don't miss out!
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From left: A Clarice Cliff silver-mounted vase and three serving platters. Estimate: $700-900. One of two Clarice Cliff vases. Estimate: $800-1,200. A Clarice Cliff large jug. Estimate: $600-800. A Clarice Cliff large hexagonal vase. Estimate: $700-900. .
Clarice Cliff Ceramics: The André Aerne Collection sold to benefit the Muskegon Museum of Art, 14-25 August 2017, Online.
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Did you know that the Breakfast at Tiffany’s party scene was filmed over 7 days and allegedly racked up $20,000 in production costs?
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This photograph, capturing Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly on set, is offered in our September auction. Estimate: £1000-1500.
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#AudreyAtChristies 💁

The Collection of Paul F. Walter, one of New York’s leading connoisseurs, will be presented in two live auctions and one online auction in September.
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Highlights include a superb group of works on paper by Brice Marden, Sol LeWitt and Agnes Martin, early photography by Edward Steichen and Man Ray, and prints by James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Lucian Freud.
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#art #artist #collection #collecting #modernart #contemporaryart #paulfwalter

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