Lot 259
John Jacob Astor IV's Set of (22) Gilt Encrusted LeRosey Rue de la Paix Plates
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1880-1890, designed, created and hand-painted by the prestigious Paris firm, the scalloped border having raised gilt foliate designs accented by intricately painted reserves of birds or fruit, each plate centered with the scrolled gilt initials JJA (John Jacob Astor).

10 1/8 in.

By descent from the John Jacob Astor IV family of Rhinebeck, New York, through William Astor Drayton, the father of Countess Margaret (Peggy) Reventlow, philanthropist and patron of services for the blind

John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV (1864-1912) was an American businessman, real estate developer, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. Astor died in the sinking of RMS Titanic during the early hours of April 15, 1912.

Very fine estate condition; likely for cabinet display only.

$1,000 - 2,000