15 janvier 2024

Tea bowl and saucer, Anna Elizabeth Wald, Auffenwerth Workshop, Meissen, ca.1725-1730

Tea bowl and saucer, Anna Elizabeth Wald (decorator), Auffenwerth Workshop, Meissen (manufacturer), ca.1725-1730. Hard-paste porcelain with gilded, tooled decoration and painted overglaze enamels. Chitra Collection, no 1478. © Chitra Collection Before the decorative workshops were established at Meissen, plain white porcelain wares were often sold onto hausmalers (house painters), who would decorate and sell the pieces from their own workhops. Hausmaler activity flourished in cities such as Augsburg, a city renowned for being... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2024

Teapot, Meissen porcelain factory, Seuter Workshop, ca.1720-1725

Teapot, Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer), Seuter Workshop (painter, attributed to), ca.1720-1725. Hard-paste porcelain with gilding. Chitra Collection, no 647. © Chitra Collection The secret of Chinese porcelain production was finally understood in Germany in 1708 and led to the growth of the European porcelain industry. The discovery of hard-paste porcelain is credited to the mathematician, physicist and physician Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. Following his death, the alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger began... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2024

Teapot, Meissen porcelain factory, Seuter Workshop, ca.1725

Teapot, Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer), Seuter Workshop (painter, attributed to), ca.1725. Hard-paste porcelain with gilding. Chitra Collection, no 1070. © Chitra Collection Based in Augsburg, the German brothers Bartolomäus and Abraham Seuter were Hausmaler or ‘house painters’, who purchased undecorated porcelain to paint in their workshop and sell on. Initially they decorated tin-glazed ceramics ‘in the white’ from the Bayreuth and Nuremberg manufactories, but by 1729 their workshops were painting onto porcelain... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2024

Teapot, Johann Jakob Irminger, Meissen porcelain factory, ca. 1714-1719

Teapot, Johann Jakob Irminger (designer), Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer), ca. 1714-1719. Porcelain. Chitra Collection, no 646. Chitra Collection. The secret of Chinese porcelain production was finally understood in Germany in 1708 and led to the growth of the European porcelain industry. The discovery of hard-paste porcelain is credited to the mathematician, physicist and physician Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. Following his death, the alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger began producing porcelain at the Meissen... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2024

Teapot, Jacobus de Caluwe, 1710 - 1720, Delft

Teapot, Jacobus de Caluwe (maker), 1710 - 1720, Delft. Red stoneware with low-relief moulding. Chitra Collection, no1030. Photography by Karen Bengall © Chitra Collection. Red stoneware teapots, such as this example, were inspired by Chinese Yixing zisha teapots which were imported into Europe from the 17th century. Zisha wares were ideal for brewing tea due to the porous nature of the clay, which absorbed the flavour and smell of the tea, and could also retain heat well. These teapots were so fashionable that Delft potters in the... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2023

Thierry Damant à la galerie Magloire, 9 – 17 septembre 2023

Thierry Damant. Photo @pemimages La matière des songes présentation de la démarche actuelle de créationÀ partir d’un geste céramique fondateur, par la création de «symbol∞», j’explore actuellement, d’une part, l’univers de la porcelaine, pour ses qualités esthétiques spécifiques et extrêmes, de translucidité, de légèreté, de densité, de blancheur… et d’autre part, l’univers des émaux de la tradition, essentiellement à base d’oxyde de fer ou de cuivre: céladons, rouge sacrificiel, lumière bleu de la lune, gouttes d’huile… afin... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2023

Sir John Soane's Museum presents 'Visions in Porcelain: A Rake's Progress' by Bouke de Vries

LONDON.- Sir John Soane’s Museum is currently presenting Visions in Porcelain: A Rake’s Progress, a set of eight newly made vases inspired by William Hogarth’s series, A Rakes Progress. Created by London-based, Dutch artist Bouke de Vries, the eight ceramic vases are showcased in the Foyle Space and mirror the eight paintings in Hogarth’s famous work, housed in the Soane Museum’s celebrated Picture Room.Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress follows the swift demise of Tom Rakewell, the heir of a rich merchant who squanders his... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2023

Delft ceramics to be sold at Olympia Auctions

LONDON.- The european works of art auction taking place on 24th May by Olympia Auctions comprises 396 lots & includes five collections of enticing objects from Dutch delft to Russian and Greek icons. The property of a European Collector was assembled over twenty-five years ago by a gentleman of exquisite taste, and adorned an 18th century house in Covent Garden. The dining room was enlivened by Chinese, Japanese and Delft blue & white, arrayed on open shelves and coral brackets over black lacquer... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2022

Bernard Leach. Four Bottle Vases from The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung sold at Sotheby's London

Lot 183. Bernard Leach (1887 - 1979), Bottle Vase, impressed with Artist's and Leach Pottery seals (to the underside), stoneware with tenmoku glaze; height: 19.5cm.; 7¾in.; width: 13cm.; 5in. Executed circa 1962. Lot sold: 2,016 GBP (Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: Sale, Christie's London, 23 June 1987, lot 92. Lot 184. Bernard Leach (1887 - 1979), Bottle Vase, impressed with Artist's and... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2022

An Extremely Rare Meissen Blue and White Double Cruet, Circa 1725

Lot 17. An Extremely Rare Meissen Blue and White Double Cruet, Circa 1725; 8 1/2 in., 21.5 cm. high. Lot sold: 88,200 EUR (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 EUR). © Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped conjoined flasks with entwining necks, painted with stylized flowering branches issuing from grassy mounds, the rims and spreading footrim with bands of fretted zig-zag, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, Dreher’s mark X for J. D. Rehuschuh. Literature: Ulrich Pietsch,... [Lire la suite]