24 février 2020

Aronson Antiquairs will present Black Delftware bowl rediscovered in the upcoming TEFAF Maastricht

‘Black Delftware’ Reeded Small Bowl, Delft, circa 1705. © 2020 Aronson Antiquairs of Amsterdam. AMSTERDAM.- A fabulously rare Black Delftware bowl belonging to a group of only about 65 pieces globally will be on public view at TEFAF Maastricht for the first time in almost 60 years.Black Delftware is as illusive as the name sounds. You have probably never seen a piece, or maybe just behind a glass panel in one only a few museums around the world. Black Delftware was a reaction by potters in the city of Delft to... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2019

Exhibition Honors Late Collector and Great Patron of the Arts Henry H. Arnhold at the Frick Collection

Exhibition gallery view of "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector"; photo: Joseph Coscia Jr. NEW YORK, NY.- The Frick Collection presents Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace, an exhibition of works from the famed European porcelain manufactory along with several Asian examples that inspired such wares. The pieces are drawn from the collection of the late Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018), whose foundation made a promised gift of more than 100 objects to the institution nearly a decade ago and supported the... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A rare Meissen decagonal bowl presented to the King of Sardinia, circa 1724

Lot 363. A rare Meissen decagonal bowl presented to the King of Sardinia, circa 1724. Diameter: 9 1/2 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the painting attributed to Johann Ehrenfried Stadler, the front of the exterior with a vignette of two Chinoiserie figures in a fenced garden, flanked by large sprays of flowers and embellished in Böttger lustre, the reverse with a vignette of two ducks among foliage, the interior with trailing flowering branches, and a foliate... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A Meissen Kakiemon octagonal bowl, circa 1725-30

Lot 369. A Meissen Kakiemon octagonal bowl, circa 1725-30. Width: 8 1/4 in. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior with two boys holding a flowering branch on a string enticing two blue spotted mythical beasts, the exterior with two female figures holding flower branches alternating with vignettes of flowering branches issuing from banded hedges, the brown-edged rim painted with a foliate scrolling band, enriched in gilding,  crossed swords mark in... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A Meissen large écuelle stand, circa 1735

Lot 382. A Meissen large écuelle stand, circa 1735. Diameter: 11 in. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely painted in the center with four pairs of Chinoiserie figures raised on Böttger lustre and gilt brackets embellished with iron-red and puce scrollwork, within a gilt diaper border, the gilt foliate scrollwork and Böttger lustre-embellished rim reserved with four landscape cartouches including one of a huntsman shooting water-fowl, the reverse with... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A rare Meissen famille-verte large charger, circa 1735

Lot 401. A rare Meissen famille-verte large charger, circa 1735. Diameter: 15 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the center painted in underglaze-blue with a large flowering shrub, within an enameled border of stylized fences, the cavetto with flowering branches, one issuing from pierced rockwork, enriched in gilding, within an underglaze-blue diaper band, brown-edged rim,  crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, letter K in underglaze-blue and incised... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2019

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted écuelle and cover, circa 1735

Lot 442. A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted écuelle and cover, circa 1735. Width across handles: 7 3/4 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the bowl painted on the front and reverse with groups of Chinoiserie figures supported on a gilt strapwork bracket with panels of Böttger lustre and two small quatrefoil puce camaïeu harbor scenes, set on each side with a shaped scroll handled flanked by  indianische Blumen, beneath a gilt-dentil border, the cover... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A rare Meissen Imari teapot and cover, circa 1722-23

Lot 358. A rare Meissen Imari teapot and cover, circa 1722-23. Height: 5 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted on the front in underglaze-blue with a tree trunk and gnarled branches, embellished in iron-red and gilding with flowers and leaves, the reverse with a bird in flight beneath a similar gnarled branch extending downwards from the cover decorated with a underglaze-blue bird and scattered flower sprigs, pseudo-seal mark in underglaze-blue. ... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted ecuelle, cover and stand, circa 1725

Lot 441. A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted ecuelle, cover and stand, circa 1725. Diameter of stand: 6 7/8 in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the straight-sided bowl and circular stand painted with cartouches depicting with Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits, including an ostrich hunt on the stand, enclosed within Böttger lustre, iron-red and gilt scrollwork borders, the cover similarly decorated beneath the gilt twig knop with a circular panel of... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2019

A Meissen Kakiemon large charger, circa 1735-40

Lot 405. A Meissen Kakiemon large charger, circa 1735-40. Diameter: 17 in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted in underglaze-blue and Kakiemon enamels with a phoenix perched on rockwork flanked by flowering peony plants, within concentric circles in the cavetto, the rim painted with two panels of rockwork issuing branches of indianische Blumen and a bird perching on a flower, the reverse with foliate scrolls and concentric circles in underglaze-blue, crossed... [Lire la suite]