The face of the directory of the silver and Russian works of art auction scheduled at Sotheby on 13 October reveals the unique silver masterpiece featured above. The highlight of the artwork from the estate of Charles and Yvette Bluhdorn includes the Fitzgibbon Marine centerpiece which is a George III silver centerpiece designed by James Young in 1786.
The magnum opus resides on a shell feet with four crusty dolphins intertwined offering scroll support to an elliptical tureen centered on each side. On the top is a sprawling figure of Neptune with trident. Charles was a renowned industrialist and died in 1983. After him, his wife Yvette took the responsibility to the masterwork. The silver centerpiece is anticipated to fetch $800,000 to $1.2 million.