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MEDIA ALERT

January 24, 2012

CHRISTIE’S AMERICANA WEEK 2012 TOTALS $24.8 MILLION

New York – Christie’s Americana Week, a series of six sales January 19-24, concluded with a total of $24,816,375, marking the highest total for the category since 2007. John Hays, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Americas, comments: “Christie’s spectacular results across all categories of American decorative arts and export porcelain demonstrate the enduring excitement for rare and important artifacts in the Americana marketplace. Enthusiastic participation from the widely visited auction previews and the Rhode Island symposium, to the competitive bidding in the sale rooms, reflected the vibrancy and appeal of these collecting categories. We were especially pleased with the results of the week’s top lots: Audubon’s Birds of America, the Washington Hamilton wine cooler, the colonial masterpiece by John Townsend and the massive pair of Famille Rose Jardinieres, all of which demonstrate that superior quality and rarity will consistently yield encouraging results in this category.” Auction Important American Silver January 19, 2012 Sale no: 2532 John James Audubon's The Birds Of America Sale Total $2,028,000 Sold by Lot: 86% Sold by $: 96% $7,922,500 Top Lot Lot 88 - George Washington's Wine Cooler Presented To Alexander Hamilton, 1790 Estimate: $400,000 - 600,000 Sold for: $782,500 AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). The Birds of America; from Original Drawings.

January 20, 2012 Sale no: 2526 Important American Furniture and Folk Art January 20, 2012 Sale number: 2533 $8,720,500 Sold by Lot: 95 Sold by $: 82%

The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott January 20, 2012 Sale number: 2635 Chinese Export Art January 23, 2012 Sale number: 2659 The Peter H. Frelinghuysen Jr. Collection January 24, 2012 Sale number: 2528

$3,748,750 Sold by Lot: 53% Sold by $: 51% $1,287,375 Sold by Lot: 89% Sold by $: 90% $1,109,250 Sold by Lot: 87% Sold by $: 95%

London: Published by the Author, 1827-1838. Estimate: $7-9 million Sold for: $7,922,500 Lot 113 - A Rare And Important Chippendale Carved Mahogany Diminutive Block-and-Shell Document Cabinet with Drawers, signed by John Townsend, Newport, 1755-1765 A RECORD FOR AN AMERICAN DOCUMENT CABINET Sold for: $3,442,500 Lot 139 - The Captain Anthony Low Queen Anne Mahogany Marble Slab Table A RECORD FOR A MARBLE TOP TABLE Lot 319 - A Massive Pair Of Chinese Export Famille Rose Jardinieres, Yongzheng/Early Qianlong Period Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 Sold for: $146,500 Lot 108 - A Large Hong Bowl, Circa 1785 Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 Sold for: $104,500

CONTACT: Sara Fox Christie’s New York +1 212 636-2680 sfox@christies.com ###

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The Peter H. Frelinghuysen Jr. Collection New York – Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Sale no: 2528 – Top Ten [All sold prices include buyer’s premium] Sold: $1,109,250 Lots Sold: 139 Lots Offered: 160 Exchange Rate: £0.64 = $1/ €0.77 = $1 Lot Description £709,920 Sold by Lot: 87% €854,122 Sold by $: 95%

Estimate ($)

Purchase Price $104,500 £67,246 €80,225 $74,500 £47,941 €57,194 $50,000 £32,175 €38,385 $50,000 £32,175 €38,385 $35,000 £22,523 €26,870 $32,500 £20,914 €24,950 $32,500 £20,914 €24,950 $32,500 £20,914 €24,950 $27,500 £17,696 €21,112 $25,000 £16,088 €19,193

Buyer

108

A Large Hong Bowl Circa 1785 A Rare Copenhagen Punchbowl Circa 1775 A Pair Of Initialed American Eagle “Orange Fitzhugh” Vegetable Tureens And Covers Circa 1800-10 A Large Rose-Imari “Provinces” Dish Circa 1725 A Very Rare Pair Of China Trade Saucer Dishes Circa 1830 A Rare Pair Of “Battle Of The Saintes” Bowls Circa 1784 A Very Rare Golfing Plate Circa 1800 A Rare Massive Masonic Punchbowl Circa 1790 A Set Of Three Initialed American Eagle “Orange Fitzhugh” Plates A Rare Masonic Punchbowl Circa 1770

40,000 - 60,000

U.S. Private

103

30,000 - 50,000

U.S. Private

69

20,000 - 30,000

U.S. Trade

131

25,000 - 40,000

Latin American Private

104

30,000 - 50,000

U.S. Private

37

30,000 - 50,000

U.S. Trade

86

20,000 - 30,000

U.S. Trade

152

20,000 - 30,000

U.S. Private

74

6,000 - 9,000

U.S. Trade

153

20,000 - 30,000

European Institution

Becky MacGuire, Head of Chinese Export Art, comments: “All the ingredients of success were in the saleroom today excellent quality, great rarity and the provenance of a wonderful, old collection – and the market responded. There were multiple bids for nearly all lots, in person, on the phones, in the auctioneer’s book and from Christie's LIVE™. Private buying was strong, and included bidders from Europe, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Frelinghuysen was a longtime, treasured client and we are extremely gratified by the results of his sale.” Press Contact Sara Fox, 212 636 2680 sfox@christies.com Date and Location of Next Sale New York, September 2012