Now that ski season’s in full swing, Christie’s will commemorate it with a London sale of vintage ski posters and items evoking, “Traveling In Style.” Three posters created between 1920 and 1930 are expected to be the peak offerings. A single track leads down a bucolic slope in Plinio Colombi’s rendering of St. Moritz. Christie’s expects it will lead to a price as high as $24,255.
Two other works carrying the same estimate at the January 23rd sale are Emil Cardinaux’s 1920 depiction of St. Moritz, in this case conjuring the high life at the Palace Hotel, and French illustrator Roger Broders’ 1930 lithograph of the Pullman Express, with a snow-covered peak rising majestically in the background. A variety of large trunks from the first half of the 20th century will represent the stylish travel portion of the auction. The most valuable are expected to be two ladies “high” trunk by Louis Vuitton, one in “Damier” canvas, and the other in monogram canvas. Each is estimated at $8.085-$11,319.