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Decorative Technique Collection

"Unveiling the Artistry: Exploring the World of Decorative Techniques" Step into a realm where art and craftsmanship intertwine

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, c. 1921 (sepia photo)

A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, c. 1921 (sepia photo)
985676 A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, c.1921 (sepia photo) by Halberstadt, Max (1882-1940); 35.6x25.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Iris Germanica (German Iris), 1805-1816 (stipple-engraving printed in colours

Iris Germanica (German Iris), 1805-1816 (stipple-engraving printed in colours
986196 Iris Germanica (German Iris), 1805-1816 (stipple-engraving printed in colours and finished by hand) by Redoute, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840) (after); 54.2x35.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae - Nubia, 1842-1849 (tinted lithograph)

Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae - Nubia, 1842-1849 (tinted lithograph)
985994 Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae - Nubia, 1842-1849 (tinted lithograph) by Roberts, David (1796-1864); 62.5x45 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)
1770036 Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph) by D Ylen, Jean (1866-1938); 128x90 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Her Majesty Queen Victorias First Entry into Brighton Oct

Her Majesty Queen Victorias First Entry into Brighton Oct
985719 Her Majesty Queen Victorias First Entry into Brighton Oct. 4th 1837, 1837 (watercolour, pen and ink, pencil) by Cruikshank

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A triple overlaid mould-blown Cameo glass vase with flowering water lilies by Galle, c.1900 (glass)

A triple overlaid mould-blown Cameo glass vase with flowering water lilies by Galle, c.1900 (glass)
1764780 A triple overlaid mould-blown Cameo glass vase with flowering water lilies by Galle, c.1900 (glass) by Galle, Emile (1846-1904); 26 high cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A selection of jewelled gold, enamel and pearl Renaissance jewellery (gold, enamel, pearl)

A selection of jewelled gold, enamel and pearl Renaissance jewellery (gold, enamel, pearl)
1766468 A selection of jewelled gold, enamel and pearl Renaissance jewellery (gold, enamel, pearl); Private Collection; (add.info.: A selection of jewelled gold)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas)

A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas)
989395 A Soldier's Conquests, (oil on canvas) by Waite, James Clarke (fl.1863-85); 92.1x114.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Soldier's Conquests. James Clarke Waite (1832-1920)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A selection of late 17th and 19th century jewellery

A selection of late 17th and 19th century jewellery
1766485 A selection of late 17th and 19th century jewellery; Private Collection; (add.info.: A selection of late 17th and 19th century jewellery.); Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A pair of jewelled lorgnettes; A French jewelled and plique-a-jour enamel dragonfly brooch; Art

A pair of jewelled lorgnettes; A French jewelled and plique-a-jour enamel dragonfly brooch; Art Nouveau plique-a-jour
1766488 A pair of jewelled lorgnettes; A French jewelled and plique-a-jour enamel dragonfly brooch; Art Nouveau plique-a-jour enamel brooch; a French Art Nouveau brooch pendant

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Victorian jewelled and gold-mounted black enamel memorial bangle; A Victorian gemset

A Victorian jewelled and gold-mounted black enamel memorial bangle; A Victorian gemset
1766482 A Victorian jewelled and gold-mounted black enamel memorial bangle; A Victorian gemset, gold and enamel demi-parure; An attractive cameo habille pendant; A gold mounted black glass

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: An olivewood and certosina X-Frame open armchair, inlaid with stars in bone

An olivewood and certosina X-Frame open armchair, inlaid with stars in bone, pewter and coloured woods (olivewood)
1765114 An olivewood and certosina X-Frame open armchair, inlaid with stars in bone, pewter and coloured woods (olivewood, certosina, bone, pewter) by Hispano-Moresque School

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A large translucent green glass pillar-moulded bowl, 1st century AD (glass)

A large translucent green glass pillar-moulded bowl, 1st century AD (glass)
1764792 A large translucent green glass pillar-moulded bowl, 1st century AD (glass); 19.5 diameter cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A large translucent green glass pillar-moulded bowl)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Near Eastern gentleman's linen nightcap embroidered in red and green

A Near Eastern gentleman's linen nightcap embroidered in red and green, with silver gilt thread and sequins
1767224 A Near Eastern gentleman's linen nightcap embroidered in red and green, with silver gilt thread and sequins, trimmed with gold lace

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A gilt and polychrome painted wood model of the third coffin of King Tutankhamen

A gilt and polychrome painted wood model of the third coffin of King Tutankhamen, c.1930 (painted wood)
1764798 A gilt and polychrome painted wood model of the third coffin of King Tutankhamen, c.1930 (painted wood); 189 high cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A rare silver souvenir teaspoon from R.M.S. Titanic (silver)

A rare silver souvenir teaspoon from R.M.S. Titanic (silver)
1766610 A rare silver souvenir teaspoon from R.M.S. Titanic (silver); Private Collection; (add.info.: A rare silver souvenir teaspoon from R.M.S. Titanic); Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A group of jadeite jewellry including an antique pendant depicting a nesting bird

A group of jadeite jewellry including an antique pendant depicting a nesting bird, a plaque carved as an endless knot
1766462 A group of jadeite jewellry including an antique pendant depicting a nesting bird, a plaque carved as an endless knot, two green pendants and a pair of smoky lavender jade bangles

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Victorian diamond fringe necklace, c.1870 (diamond)

A Victorian diamond fringe necklace, c.1870 (diamond)
1766492 A Victorian diamond fringe necklace, c.1870 (diamond); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Victorian diamond fringe necklace, circa 1870.); Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Mountain Goat: A Fire Screen, c.1924 (wrought iron and steel mesh)

Mountain Goat: A Fire Screen, c.1924 (wrought iron and steel mesh)
1768839 Mountain Goat: A Fire Screen, c.1924 (wrought iron and steel mesh) by Diederich, Wilhelm Hunt (1884-1953); 100.3x144.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A group of French and Austrian Art Nouveau brooches, pendants and necklaces with a stick-pin

A group of French and Austrian Art Nouveau brooches, pendants and necklaces with a stick-pin and a fob-watch
1766478 A group of French and Austrian Art Nouveau brooches, pendants and necklaces with a stick-pin and a fob-watch; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Semi-Nude Woman Amongst Trees, c. 1850s-1860s (albumen print

A Semi-Nude Woman Amongst Trees, c. 1850s-1860s (albumen print
991436 A Semi-Nude Woman Amongst Trees, c.1850s-1860s (albumen print, mounted within ruled borders) by Belloc, Auguste (1801-98); 20.95x16.51 (approx) cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A detail of the makers mark on the underside of a cloisonne enamel Magpie vase

A detail of the makers mark on the underside of a cloisonne enamel Magpie vase
1764965 A detail of the makers mark on the underside of a cloisonne enamel Magpie vase, 1736-1795 by Chinese School (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Three Nude Women on a Chaise Lounge, c. 1850 (albumen print, mounted within ruled borders)

Three Nude Women on a Chaise Lounge, c. 1850 (albumen print, mounted within ruled borders)
991435 Three Nude Women on a Chaise Lounge, c.1850 (albumen print, mounted within ruled borders) by Belloc, Auguste (1801-98); 20.95x16.51 (approx) cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A pair of Florentine pietra dura panels depicting birds (pietra dura)

A pair of Florentine pietra dura panels depicting birds (pietra dura)
1765112 A pair of Florentine pietra dura panels depicting birds (pietra dura) by Italian School; 32x42 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A pair of Florentine pietra dura panels depicting birds)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Standing Female Nude, c. 1855 (albumen print, mounted)

Standing Female Nude, c. 1855 (albumen print, mounted)
991515 Standing Female Nude, c.1855 (albumen print, mounted) by Le Gray, Gustave (1820-1884); 29.4x21.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Standing Female Nude. Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Detail of an enamel cartouche from a magnificent Imperial gold

Detail of an enamel cartouche from a magnificent Imperial gold
1764849 Detail of an enamel cartouche from a magnificent Imperial gold, cloisonne and Beijing enamel ewer, Duomuhu, engraved Qianlong four-character mark and of the period, Palace Workshops

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Bouquet of Red Roses in a Blue Vase, c. 1920 (oil on canvas)

Bouquet of Red Roses in a Blue Vase, c. 1920 (oil on canvas)
988394 Bouquet of Red Roses in a Blue Vase, c.1920 (oil on canvas) by Valtat, Louis (1869-1952); 80.9x65.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Descending Night, 1914 (bronze with brown patina)

Descending Night, 1914 (bronze with brown patina)
1767562 Descending Night, 1914 (bronze with brown patina) by Weinman, Adolf Alexander (1870-1952); 143.5 (height) cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Descending Night)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Bwa bushcow mask

A Bwa bushcow mask
1765080 A Bwa bushcow mask by African School; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Bwa bushcow mask); Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Rising Day (bronze with brown patina)

Rising Day (bronze with brown patina)
1767715 Rising Day (bronze with brown patina) by Weinman, Adolf Alexander (1870-1952); 67.3 (height) cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Rising Day. Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Two leaded glass windows designed for Louis Sullivan's Babson House, Riverside, Illinois

Two leaded glass windows designed for Louis Sullivan's Babson House, Riverside, Illinois
985649 Two leaded glass windows designed for Louis Sullivan's Babson House, Riverside, Illinois, 1907 (leaded glass window) by Elmslie

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Hydrangea and Rock, 1946 (hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper)

Hydrangea and Rock, 1946 (hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper)
1764937 Hydrangea and Rock, 1946 (hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper) by Gao Jianfu (1879-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hydrangea and Rock. Gao Jianfu (1879-1951)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: The White Lily, 1799 (colour aquatint and mezzotint, finished in hand)

The White Lily, 1799 (colour aquatint and mezzotint, finished in hand)
985913 The White Lily, 1799 (colour aquatint and mezzotint, finished in hand) by Thornton, Robert John (1768?-1837) (after); 59x46 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The White Lily)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Rustams Seventh Course: He Kills the White Div, c. 1500-1540s (w / c & gilt on paper)

Rustams Seventh Course: He Kills the White Div, c. 1500-1540s (w / c & gilt on paper)
1196767 Rustams Seventh Course: He Kills the White Div, c.1500-1540s (w/c & gilt on paper) by Persian School, (16th century); 47x31.7 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Satyr and a Young Girl, c. 1917 (black ink and watercolour on an oval card, framed)

A Satyr and a Young Girl, c. 1917 (black ink and watercolour on an oval card, framed)
985608 A Satyr and a Young Girl, c.1917 (black ink and watercolour on an oval card, framed) by Wegener, Gerda Marie Frederike (1885-1940); 18 (approx.width) cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A papier mache pen box, the top painted with the battle of Chaldiran, 18th century (papier mache)

A papier mache pen box, the top painted with the battle of Chaldiran, 18th century (papier mache)
1196872 A papier mache pen box, the top painted with the battle of Chaldiran, 18th century (papier mache) by Iranian School, (18th Century); 38.7 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: The Queen, 1796-1807 (colour-printed in aquatint and mezzotint and finished by hand)

The Queen, 1796-1807 (colour-printed in aquatint and mezzotint and finished by hand)
986418 The Queen, 1796-1807 (colour-printed in aquatint and mezzotint and finished by hand) by Henderson, Peter Charles (fl.1799-d.1829) (after); 55.8x44 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Feast Day, 1890 (oil on panel)

A Feast Day, 1890 (oil on panel)
827097 A Feast Day, 1890 (oil on panel) by Villegas y Cordero, Jose (1844-1921); 41x31.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Feast Day. Ricardo Villegas Y Cordero (1849-1896). Oil on panel

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: A Soviet propaganda plate, painted with the profile of Lenin 1922 (porcelain)

A Soviet propaganda plate, painted with the profile of Lenin 1922 (porcelain)
1195631 A Soviet propaganda plate, painted with the profile of Lenin 1922 (porcelain) by Adamovich, Mikhail (1884-1947) (after); 25.2 (diam) cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Portrait of King Louis XIV, seated full length, in an embroidered blue

Portrait of King Louis XIV, seated full length, in an embroidered blue and gold coat with a white ruff
827899 Portrait of King Louis XIV, seated full length, in an embroidered blue and gold coat with a white ruff and a fur trimmed hat, on a throne (oil on canvas, unlined) by Dieu

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Portrait of Maria Amalia, standing three-quarter length, wearing an embroidered gown (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Maria Amalia, standing three-quarter length, wearing an embroidered gown (oil on canvas)
990063 Portrait of Maria Amalia, standing three-quarter length, wearing an embroidered gown (oil on canvas) by Desmarees, Georg (1697-1776) (circle of); 109x81 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Undergound map of London, 1926 (colour litho)

Undergound map of London, 1926 (colour litho)
1198177 Undergound map of London, 1926 (colour litho) by Gossop, Reginald Percy (1876-1951); 101x126 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gossop)

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Kora, a figure of an exotic dancer, (gilt, cold-painted bronze and ivory on red marble plinth)

Kora, a figure of an exotic dancer, (gilt, cold-painted bronze and ivory on red marble plinth)
1195339 Kora, a figure of an exotic dancer, (gilt, cold-painted bronze and ivory on red marble plinth) by Chiparus, Dimitri (1886-1947); 61 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Kamorna, (gilt, cold-painted bronze, ivory, red marble)

Kamorna, (gilt, cold-painted bronze, ivory, red marble)
1195247 Kamorna, (gilt, cold-painted bronze, ivory, red marble) by Chiparus, Dimitri (1886-1947); 50.8x60.3 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Rare figure of an exotic dancer, (large silvered bronze and ivory on black marble base)

Rare figure of an exotic dancer, (large silvered bronze and ivory on black marble base)
1195338 Rare figure of an exotic dancer, (large silvered bronze and ivory on black marble base) by Chiparus, Dimitri (1886-1947); 69 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageDecorative Technique Collection: Departure, c. 1941 (etching and drypoint)

Departure, c. 1941 (etching and drypoint)
991015 Departure, c.1941 (etching and drypoint) by Icart, Louis (1888-1950); 44.5x31 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Departure. Louis Icart (1888-1950). Etching and drypoint. Etched circa 1941



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"Unveiling the Artistry: Exploring the World of Decorative Techniques" Step into a realm where art and craftsmanship intertwine, as we delve into the captivating world of decorative techniques. From sepia-toned photographs to vibrant oil paintings, each piece tells a unique story through its intricate details and skilled execution. A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, captured in 1921, transports us back in time with its nostalgic sepia tones. The subtle hues evoke a sense of history and wisdom, inviting us to ponder the depths of human psychology. The Iris Germanica, an exquisite stipple-engraving printed in colors from 1805-1816, showcases nature's beauty with delicate precision. Each stroke meticulously captures the essence of these German Irises, bringing them to life on paper. Witnessing Her Majesty Queen Victoria's First Entry into Brighton in October is like stepping into a grand historical event. This tinted lithograph from 1842-1849 immerses us in regal splendor as we admire the majestic Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae in Nubia. Intriguingly sensual yet tastefully composed is "A Semi-Nude Woman Amongst Trees, " an albumen print dating back to the mid-19th century. The interplay between light and shadow adds depth to this enigmatic scene that invites contemplation about femininity and nature's allure. Within ruled borders lies "Three Nude Women on a Chaise Lounge, " another mesmerizing albumen print from around 1850. This composition exudes elegance while celebrating female beauty—a testament to both artistic skill and societal norms at that time. Marvel at Florentine pietra dura panels depicting birds—an epitome of meticulous craftsmanship—where semi-precious stones are intricately arranged like puzzle pieces. These masterpieces exemplify how art can be found not only on canvas but also within the realm of decorative objects. A standing female nude, captured in a c.