William de Morgan Iznik tile panel dating from the late 19th/early 20th century, estimate $5000-7000 at Christie's.

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It is selling the contents of the Gettys’ turn-of-the-century property, the Temple of Wings in Berkeley, California, in one live auction in New York on June 14 and two online sales ending on June 15.

The house was acquired by the Gettys in 1994 and they furnished it with furniture and decorative arts from the late 19th and early 20th century.

The sales will feature Victorian paintings and examples of work by leading names from the Arts & Crafts movement such as William Morris and William Burges, Gothic revival furniture as well as Tiffany glass and French art glass by Gallé, Daum and Lalique.

A selection of pottery by William de Morgan includes this Iznik tile panel dating from the late 19th/early 20th century. It is composed of 12 pictorial tiles decorated with a design of a meandering river filled with fish and waterlilies framed by a border of blue tiles and was acquired by the Gettys from Richard Dennis in London in 1996.

Estimate $5000-7000.