With the closure of Rogers de Rin’s Chelsea shop, Dreweatts will auction the residual stock on Wednesday 16th September at Donnington Priory, Berkshire. Pieces owned by Oscar Wilde, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones and Sir Edwin Lutyens will be sold alongside a particularly strong section of Wemyss pottery.
For 47 years, Victoria de Rin, owner of Rogers de Rin, has been a highly respected and well-loved dealer, sourcing antiques with exceptional and fascinating provenance. Examples include a pair of recess display cabinets, the glazed doors saved from the drawing room of Oscar Wilde’s Chelsea home [estimate £100-150 Lot 218], an Italian painted side cabinet/ bookcase from the estate of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens [estimate £400-600 Lot 72] and a side chair, circa 1880, from the bathroom of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones [estimate £100-150 Lot 262].
Based on the Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Rogers de Rin has been known as a hub for desirable objects, specialising in objects of vertu, Scottish Wemyss pottery in particular. Wemyss pottery, took its name from Wemyss Castle and is famous for its Royal commemorative ware, painting of fruit, flowers and farmyard subjects, in particular pigs. A rare example of a Wemyss piglet painted with branches of apples, circa 1900, is offered in the sale, estimated at £1,000-2,000 [Lot 307].
Other highlights from the Rogers de Rin collection include a large and unusual English pottery model of a Macaw, circa 1870 [estimate £1,000-1,500, Lot 198] and a rare Emile Gallé faience cat, circa 1880 [estimate £2,000-3,000 Lot 238].
The collection of over 300 lots features a good selection of 18th and 19th century tea caddies, papier mache boxes, a collection of early 19th century sewing related pieces, Tunbridge ware, needlework and English Pottery and Delft, snuff boxes, Oriental, prints and pictures and furniture.
Having decided to stop trading from her shop in Chelsea, Victoria has asked Dreweatts to handle the sale of her collection. Far from retiring, Victoria will continue to advise and purchase items for clients and trade online at www.rogersderin.co.uk. The full catalogue is available to view online at www.dreweatts.com.