01 avril 2017

A Dutch Delft blue and white large charger, circa 1680-1700

Lot 460. A Dutch Delft blue and white large charger, circa 1680-1700, 48.5cm., 19 1/8 in. diam. Estimate 600 £GB - 800 £GB. Lot sold 4,000 £GB. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in Chinese 'transitional' style with a central cartouche of three figures in a walled garden, the seated figure burning incense, the rim painted with a three pairs of figures in a similar walled garden. Literature: Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian, Inventory, 1930, p.22, Old Chinese Porcelain in Recess of Stairs; 'An old... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2017

Plate with Paris Killing Achilles and arms of the Calini family, Nicolo da Gabriele Sbraghe, ca. 1525, Italian, Urbino

Plate with Paris Killing Achilles and arms of the Calini family, Nicolo da Gabriele Sbraghe (Italian, active by 1520–37/38), ca. 1525, Italian, Urbino. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware). Overall: 1 1/8 × 10 1/2 in. (2.9 × 26.7 cm). Purchase, Funds from various donors, 1884, 84.3.2 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Classical mythology and biblical history are the most popular themes found on Renaissance maiolica. For inspiration, painters looked to widely circulated prints, carefully modifying the rectangular... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Dish with two lovers, ca. 1520–50, Italian, Deruta

Dish with two lovers, ca. 1520–50, Italian, Deruta. Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered. Overall (confirmed): 3 5/8 × 16 5/8 in. (9.2 × 42.2 cm). Purchase, 1884, 84.2.11 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The likely contexts for the display of large dishes are not easily identified. Clues might be found in a dish's subject matter, which was often either amorous—as with this embracing couple—or religious. Both subjects are essentially domestic, lending themselves to the private spaces of a wealthy home. The... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2016

Culture Minister steps in to prevent a rare Josiah Wedgwood vase from export

A Wedgwood black ‘basaltes’ encaustic-decorated ‘First Day’s Vase’, 1769, 10 in (25.4 cm) high. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. LONDON.- One of only four vases known to have been made by Josiah Wedgwood on the opening day of his world-famous factory is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £482,500 (plus VAT of £16,500).  Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on the Black “Basaltes” First Day’s Vase to provide an opportunity to keep... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2016

A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1723

Lot 12. A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1723. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams.  Each painted with a chinoiserie scene within a gilt quatrelobe scrollwork cartouche embellished with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red scrollwork, gilt foliate scrollwork borders to the rims, the reverse of the teabowl with indianische Blumen issuing from the rim and surrounded by insects, gilt numeral 29. to both (minor wear to gilding) (2)  Bonhams. FINE EUROPEAN CERAMICS, 14 Dec... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2016

Plate, Meissen, probably 18th century

Lot 802. Plate, Meissen, probably 18th century. Estimate: € 2500-3500. Photo Hampel.  Diameter: 24.2 cm. Ground-sided underglaze blue crossed swords mark and Roman "II", and press number "27". Unglazed floor base with suspension and ausgeschliffenem probably production-related chip. Outer wall with yellow ground. Mirror and banner with chinoiserie scenes divided by baroque goldradierten Bandelwerk cartridges and Indian scattering flowers. Warped under fire, otherwise no other visible under UV light... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2016

Trembleuse and Vermeil Presentoir, Meissen and Oettingen, second quarter of the 18th century

Lot 800. Trembleuse, Meissen and Oettingen, second quarter of the 18th century. Estimate: € 3000-4000. Photo Hampel.  Height of the cup:. 7.9 cm  The Vermeil Presentoir hallmarked with Oettinger visual examination and master's mark "JC Kuhn".  he two-handled cup with chocolate goldradiertem Bandelwerk decor and bilateral figurative Chinoiseriedarstellung. The painting is attributed to Johann Gregorius Höroldt.  Hampel. Wednesday, December 7, 2016
07 septembre 2016

Water basin of a wall cistern, Delft, ca. 1700

Lot 1710. Water basin of a wall cistern, Delft, ca. 1700. Estimate: CHF2,000 - CHF3,000. Photo Koller Auctions. Faience, painted blue, depicting mythological scenes and park landscapes. The front with a mascaron and a round spout. On five spherical feet. Mark VE ligated and 8, 2 in blue. 27.5 x 27 x 16 cm. Bottom restored, hairline crack in the upper edge. Provenance: - Kunsthandel Stodel, Amsterdam, ca. 1976. - Schmitz-Eichhoff Collection, Cologne. ... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2016

Tulip vase with obelisk, probably Delft, De dubbelde Schenkkan, Lambertus van Eenhorn, late 17th century

Lot 1711. Tulip vase with obelisk, probably Delft, De dubbelde Schenkkan, Lambertus van Eenhorn, late 17th century. Estimate: CHF3,000 - CHF5,000. Photo Koller Faience, glazed white and painted in blue. Two-part structure, obelisk with 8 small nozzles and mascaron on the front and back, mounted on a vase with lizard handles and 10 nozzles. Mark VE ligated, 2 and 3 in blue. H 32 cm. Restorations on the edges, lizard heads and 1 mascaron.Provenance: - Schmitz-Eichhoff Collection, Cologne. Literature:... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2016

Wall cistern, Delft, signed Gerard Kamm, 2nd half of the 18th century

Lot 1709. Wall cistern, Delft, signed Gerard Kamm, 2nd half of the 18th century. Estimate: CHF3,000 - CHF5,000. Photo Koller Faiece, painted blue depicting a bucolic scene. Marked GK in blue. H 40 cm (cover 13 cm). Cover associated and edge of the vessel restored.Provenance: - Art Dealer, Holland, ca. 1965. - Schmitz-Eichhoff Collection, Cologne. Literature: Köllmann/Reineking/Schmitz-Eichhoff, Sammlung Europäischer Fayencen des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts, Cologne 1991, No. 61a. ... [Lire la suite]