07 octobre 2019

New online exhibition explores the unknown color palettes used to decorate 'Delft Blue'

Since the early 1900’s modern ceramics produced in various Dutch and even German cities were popularly called ‘Delft Blue.’ These objects continued the successful tradition of seventeenth and eighteenth-century products from the city of Delft. Now you may discover the entire color palette of Delftware in an online exhibition presented by Aronson Antiquairs of Amsterdam. AMSTERDAM.- Since the early 1900’s modern ceramics produced in various Dutch and even German cities were popularly called ‘Delft Blue.’ These... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2019

World's largest private collection of Dutch delftware to Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Four large containers in the model of a lady, Delft, 1760-80, tin-glazed earthenware, height 49 cm, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag – The Lavino Collection. THE HAGUE.- Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is to receive one of the world’s largest and most important private collections of Dutch delftware on long-term loan. The Lavino Collection was built by steel magnate Meijer Lavino, who died in 2005. This unique collection, never before shown to the public, includes almost the entire range of wares produced by Delft potters between 1660 and... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

A rare Meissen large dish from the Sulkowski Service, circa 1735-38

Lot 149. A rare Meissen large dish from the Sulkowski Service, circa 1735-38. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 15,398). ©  Bonhams. Painted with two shaped escutcheons with the arms of Sulkowski and Stain zu Jettingen, flanked by rampant lion supports standing on a stepped plinth above a puce panel with gilt scrolls, the arms of Sulkowski with the sash and badge of the Order of the White Eagle, the well of the plate with scattered indianische Blumen within a Sulkowski Ozier moulded border, 43.3cm... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

A rare Vezzi beaker and saucer painted by Ludovico Ortolani, circa 1725

Lot 119. A rare Vezzi beaker and saucer painted by Ludovico Ortolani, circa 1725. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 41,874). ©  Bonhams. Decorated on the saucer with a large bird standing on grassy ground inspecting a passing insect, another bird sitting on a branch of a tree embellished with elaborate chinoiserie flowers, another bird in the sky, the cup with three different birds in sky, tree branch and standing on the ground, the cup 7.6cm high, the saucer 13.2cm diam, V a in red to the reverse of both... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

An exceptional Capodimonte porcelain tea and coffee service, circa 1750

Lot 133. An exceptional Capodimonte porcelain tea and coffee service, circa 1750. Sold for £ 100,062 (€ 111,548). ©  Bonhams. Decorated a farfalle e insetti, after the prints by Joris Hoefnagel, 'Insects Diversae Insectarum Volatilium' published in 1630, comprising a coffee pot and cover, tea pot and cover, slop bowl, sugar bowl and cover and four teacups and saucers and one coffee cup and saucer, the coffee pot and cover: 24cm high, fleur-de-lys marks in blue enamel (small flat chip to... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2019

A Meissen (Augustus Rex) porcelain royal armorial part tea and chocolate-service, 1725, blue AR marks and various drehers' marks

Lot 104. A Meissen (Augustus Rex) porcelain royal armorial part tea and chocolate-service, 1725, blue AR marks and various drehers' marks, painted by J.G. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 262,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Finely painted with fine chinoiserie scenes and the crowned cipher or crowned arms of the King of Sardinia, the arms within the insignia of the Order of the Annunciation flanked by lion supporters and martial trophies, all within gilt Laub-und... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2019

A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase, circa 1725

Lot 14. A very rare Meissen Augustus Rex vase, circa 1725; 36.5cm high, AR monogram in underglaze-blue. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000  (€ 34,000 - 56,000). Unsold. © Bonhams The knopped, beaker shape with a flared rim and footrim, painted in underglaze-blue with two flower vases on the upper register, two sprays of leafy flowering branches on the knop, and two covered vessels decorated with flowers and flanked by leafy, flowering branches on the bottom section (restored). Literature: S.... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2019

Urbino, attributed to the Conversion of Saul painter, Noli me Tangere, Circa 1560-70

Urbino, attributed to the Conversion of Saul painter, Noli me Tangere, Circa 1560-70. Tin-glazed earthenware. Diameter: 42,5 cm. Raccanello Leprince. © 2019 London Art Week. Provenance:
 Otto Beit, London
Daniel Katz, London. The scene depicted on this dish illustrates the episode in the Gospel according to John (chapter 20, verses 15-18) describing the encounter of the Risen Christ with Mary Magdalene outside his tomb. Dressed as a shepherd, wearing a hat and holding a stick, Christ raises his hand when Magdalene recognizes... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2019

A rare Meissen Böttger stoneware teapot and cover, circa 1710-13

Lot 4. A rare Meissen Böttger stoneware teapot and cover, circa 1710-13;9.5cm high. Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000 (€ 34,000 - 56,000). Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 39,087). © Bonhams The bell-shaped body with an ear-shaped handle and curved spout, engraved, cut and polished with foliate motifs and dots scroll- and strapwork below a border of swags around the shoulder and dots below the rim, the spout, handle and flat cover similarly decorated (tiny chip to tip of spout). Provenance: Acquired between... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2019

A rare Meissen Böttger stoneware black-glazed Kendi, circa 1710-13

Lot 7. A rare Meissen Böttger stoneware black-glazed Kendi, circa 1710-13; 16.3cm high, black cold-painted Japanese Palace inventory number 64./ P. Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000. Sold for £ 82,562 (€ 92,039). © Bonhams. After a Chinese Yixing stoneware original, the globular body with a quilin head spout and tall cylindrical neck with flared rim, decorated in the workshop of Martin Schnell, Dresden, in imitation of lacquer with a black glaze, the body moulded with flowering plants issuing from... [Lire la suite]