13 juin 2014

A fine Meissen yellow-ground plate from the "Yellow Hunting" service, circa 1730

A fine Meissen yellow-ground plate from the "Yellow Hunting" service, circa 1730. Photo: Bonhams. The well with a chrysanthemum-shaped reserve painted in Kakiemon style with a phoenix enclosed by three flowering bushes, the brown-edged rim reserved with three quatrefoil panels painted with similar flowering plants, 24.8cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised / inside footrim, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N-148-/ W (scattered very minor wear). Estimate £18,000 - 22,000 (€23,000 - 28,000) Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2014

A Meissen 'café-au-lait'-ground Hausmaler teapot and cover, circa 1750

A Meissen 'café-au-lait'-ground Hausmaler teapot and cover, circa 1750. Photo: Bonhams. En suite with the previous lots, decorated in the workshop of F.J. Ferner, the fluted exterior painted with a lady and man in a pastoral landscape flanked by their sheep, the rim of the teapot with lacework gilding, the cover with a continuous landscape including a reclining man, sheep and tree, the wishbone-handle and spout in gold, 11cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed number 3 and 19 on the inside of the rim (2).... [Lire la suite]

13 juin 2014

A Meissen 'café au lait'-ground Hausmaler slop bowl, circa 1750

A Meissen 'café au lait'-ground Hausmaler slop bowl, circa 1750. Photo: Bonhams. En suite with the previous lots, decorated in the workshop of F.J. Ferner, the fluted exterior painted with a polychrome continuous scene of lovers in an pastoral landscape, the interior with a seated lady and standing man flanked by their sheep and a tree, three underglaze-blue blossoms picked out in gilding, the inside border covered with lacework gilding, 16.3cm diam., crossed swords and inverted 'v' in underglaze-blue, impressed 3. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2014

A Meissen 'café au lait'-ground Hausmaler coffee pot and cover, circa 1750

A Meissen 'café au lait'-ground Hausmaler coffee pot and cover, circa 1750. Photo: Bonhams. Decorated in underglaze-blue, and in the workshop of F.J. Ferner in gilding and enamels, the exterior depicting a seated lady playing the lute, the reverse with her seated companion, flanked by their sheep, the cover with a pastoral landscape, the border of the pot covered with lacework gilding, 20.5cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed number 62 (2). Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500) Literature: R. Röntgen, The... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2014

A Meissen dish from the 'Empress Elizabeth of Russia' service, circa 1741

A Meissen dish from the 'Empress Elizabeth of Russia' service, circa 1741. Photo: Bonhams. Moulded with Gotzkowsky-Relief modelled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, a floral wreath in the well and four flower panels around the rim, painted in the centre with a bird perched on indianische Blumen, and four European estuary and landscape scenes around the rim, each within a gilt border and blue scale-ground cartouche edged with iron-red and purple scrolls, the pierced and barbed rim decorated with gilt stripes above a line border,... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2014

A rare Meissen armorial circular dish from the 'Coronation Service', circa 1733-34

A rare Meissen armorial circular dish from the 'Coronation Service', circa 1733-34. Photo: Bonhams. The centre painted with the quartered Arms of Saxony and Poland within a crowned escutcheon and scattered flowers and banded hedges in Kakiemon style, the rim with a broad band of elaborate gilt scrollwork, 22.5cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised Dreher's mark x for Johann Daniel Rehschuh, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=147-/ W, Schloss Moritzburg inventory number I.C.78 in red enamel (minor... [Lire la suite]


13 juin 2014

A Meissen circular dish from the 'Gelber Löwe' service, 1729-31

A Meissen circular dish from the 'Gelber Löwe' service, 1729-31. Photo: Bonhams. Painted in Kakiemon style with a tiger curling around bamboo facing flowering prunus branches issuing from a tree-stump, brown-edged rim, 23.5cm diam., crossed swords mark in blue enamel, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=8-/ W. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,500 - 10,000) Provenance: The Royal collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden;Anon. sale, Sotheby's Zürich, 10 December 1997, lot 411 For a comprehensive discussion of the history... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2014

American fortune used to buy stunning porcelain collection stolen by Nazis, for sale at Bonhams

Emma (born Lazarus, born 17 . 2 . 1852 Hamburg, died 14 . 2 . 1937 Hamburg) & Henry Budge (banker, born 20 . 11 ​. 1840 Frankfurt a  M., died 20 . 10 . 1928 Hamburg). LONDON.- A host of historically important works highlight the Fine European Ceramics at New Bond Street on 18th June. Items from an important private collection of decorative arts, the Emma Budge Collection, are among the most notable lots... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2014

A Meissen miniature vase from the 'Red Dragon' service for the Saxon Royal Court Pantry, circa 1740-50

A Meissen miniature vase from the 'Red Dragon' service for the Saxon Royal Court Pantry, circa 1740-50. Photo: Bonhams. Painted with the 'Red Dragon' pattern, with a silver mount, 7.5cm high, very faint traces of crossed swords mark in blue, K.H.C. mark in purple. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€990 - 1,500) Provenance: Saxon Royal Court Pantry, Dresden;Anon. Sale, Sotheby's London, 21 October 1980, lot 64 Literature: H. Jedding, Meissener Porzellan aus Hamburger Privatbesitz (1982), no. 194;U. Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2014

A rare Meissen deep plate from the "Red Dragon" service, circa 1730

A rare Meissen deep plate from the "Red Dragon" service, circa 1730. Photo: Bonhams. Painted in iron-red and gilding with dragons and auspicious symbols around the rim and two phoenixes in the centre, 23cm diam., crossed swords mark in blue enamel, incised Dreher's mark x for Johann Daniel Rehschuh, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=74-/ W. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,400 - 9,900) Provenance: The Royal collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden For a detailed discussion of the origins and history of the 'Red... [Lire la suite]


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