RELICS OF THE PAST

Scottish Field - - ANTIQUES NEWS -

Fer­vent in­ter­est in the his­tory of Scot­land saw col­lec­tors out in force at Sotheby’s in Lon­don, ea­ger to ac­quire items from two col­lec­tions which each tell the story of an im­por­tant fam­ily steeped in the na­tion’s past: the Forbe­ses of Pit­sligo, tastemak­ers rooted in 18th-cen­tury Ed­in­burgh, and the Mar­quesses of Loth­ian, an an­cient and noble lin­eage. Over 1,000 par­tic­i­pants drove the sale to­tal to £3,799,077, over three times the pre-sale es­ti­mate, with suc­cess­ful bids fielded from eight in­sti­tu­tions.

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