This pair of 19th century continental silver-gilt figure groups is among the objects from a Rothschild collection to be sold by Woolley & Wallis later this year.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Roland Arkell
The consignment of 19 pictures, works of art and furniture come for sale in Salisbury from Exbury House, the Hampshire country house acquired by Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942) in 1919.
Many of the pieces entered the family via his uncle Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918), builder of a mock French chateau on the 1400-acre Halton estate in Buckinghamshire.
Around 85 lots with a value in the region of £200,000-300,000 will be split over five different sales between April 1 (Furniture and Works of Art) and September 2 (Old Masters, British and European Paintings).
The silver-gilt figures of a rhinoceros and elephant with Eastern riders and attendants, that were formerly at Halton, have an estimate of £10,000-15,000 on April 1.
UPDATE: please note the sale on April 1 has now been postponed. Woolley & Wallis said that the new date will be confirmed in due course.