It is coincidental that two lots at two different auctions I previewed yesterday should be of greyhounds. The above, by Lalique has a slight chip to the base, so would eliminate my interest and will very likely reduce its sales price.
This is only an engraving by the original artist's brother Thomas of the oil created by one of Queen Victoria's favourite painters, Edwin Landseer, of Eos, the greyhound belonging to Prince Albert. It is for sale at Skinner in Boston, from where this image comes.
Anyway, my interest is concentrated on the arrival of my Art Deco bull, for which the DHL Tracking now informs me that the international shipment has been processed in the parcel center of origin, which as you can imagine makes it almost difficult to contain myself with excitement that it has moved on from the first notification: the instruction data for this shipment has been provided by the sender to DHL electronically, which was logged on 20 December.
Perhaps if it had been a greyhound it would have arrived more swiftly. But in any event, arrival without any chip off its block would be much appreciated. But "arrival" is a key event. And providing an estimate as to when this might take place as easy as weather forecasting.
Lalique greyhound image from Case Antiques Inc, Knoxville, TN