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]

13 juin 2014

American fortune used to buy stunning porcelain collection stolen by Nazis, for sale at Bonhams

Emma (born Lazarus, born 17 . 2 . 1852 Hamburg, died 14 . 2 . 1937 Hamburg) & Henry Budge (banker, born 20 . 11 ​. 1840 Frankfurt a  M., died 20 . 10 . 1928 Hamburg). LONDON.- A host of historically important works highlight the Fine European Ceramics at New Bond Street on 18th June. Items from an important private collection of decorative arts, the Emma Budge Collection, are among the most notable lots... [Lire la suite]