21 octobre 2015

A rare Derby dry-edge chinoiserie white group of 'Smell' from the series of the five Senses, circa 1752-55

A rare Derby dry-edge chinoiserie white group of 'Smell' from the series of the five Senses, circa 1752-55. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. probably modelled by Agostino Carlini, as a figure in a long, flowing skirt and exotic hat holding aloft a flower, a child seated on a bench surrounded by pots of flowers at her side on the pad base, 22.3cm., 8 3/4 in. high Provenance: The Property of Norman C. Ashton, Esq., sold at Christie's London, 6th June 1988, lot 254 ... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2015

A rare Derby dry-edge chinoiserie white group of 'Hearing' from the series of the five Senses, circa 1752-55

A rare Derby dry-edge chinoiserie white group of 'Hearing' from the series of the five Senses, circa 1752-55. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. probably modelled by Agostino Carlini, as an old man seated on rocks, listening intently as a young woman in exotic robes plays a musical instrument raised above his head, 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. high Provenance: The property of O. J. R. Brookman, Esq., sold Sotheby's London, 8th October 1946, lot 76;Christie's London, 5th June... [Lire la suite]