09 novembre 2017

Animals: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg opens new exhibition

"Animals. Respect / Harmony / Submission". Poster. HAMBURG.- Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer? Are we under any obligation to protect their individuality by granting them rights? Are human beings morally authorized to do as they want with animals, to consume them, rob them of their freedom and train them for the purposes of entertainment? Scientific discussion takes the relationship between animal and human being very seriously. In the everyday life of... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2017

Meissen Charger from the Christie-Miller service, Circa 1740-42

Meissen Charger from the Christie-Miller service, Circa 1740-42. Hard-paste porcelain. Diameter 44.5 cm (17.5 in.) © Michele Beiny Provenance: Samuel E. Christie Miller, sold Sotheby’s 7 July 1970, lot 20; Kiyi and Edward Pflueger; Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan Literature: Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Early European Porcelain & Faience, The Pflueger Collection, 1993, vol. I, pp. 42-43, ill. Michele Beiny at TEFAF New York Fall 2017, Stand: 78. Primary Address: 53... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2017

A rare Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon bowl and cover, Johanneum mark, circa 1728-1731 

Lot 69. A rare Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon bowl and cover, Johanneum mark, circa 1728-1731. Estimate $ 1,800-2,800. Photo Leonard Joel. Embellished with kakiemon designs, the cover with crouching hare finial, blue crossed sword mark and incised Johanneum marks, 12.5cm diameter     Leonard Joel. The Decorative Arts Collection of James Fairfax AC, 18:30 AEST, Thursday 31 Aug 
21 août 2017

A Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon large dish, mark for Konïgliche Hof Conditorei, circa 1740

Lot 68. A Royal Saxon Meissen Kakiemon large dish, mark for Konïgliche Hof Conditorei, circa 1740. Estimate $ 2,000-3,000. Photo Leonard Joel. Painted with the 'gelbe lowe' pattern, with tiger curled around flowering bamboo and prunus, with interspersed blossom, dark brown rim, blue crossed sword mark within purple enamelled HC mark and inventory number 250, impressed 22 - 3 to base, 33.5cm diameter    Leonard Joel. The Decorative Arts Collection of James Fairfax AC, 18:30 AEST,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 166. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 24.7cm., 9 3/4 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's painted with a vignette of an exotic bird perched on a branchwithin a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56 Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 165. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 25cm., 9 7/8 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56. Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert Kunsthandel, Berlin;acquired from the above in the late 1990s. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 04 May 2017, 10:30 AM

01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 164. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 24.7cm., 9 3/4 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's painted with a vignette of a duck within a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56. Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert Kunsthandel, Berlin;acquired... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763

Lot 163. A Meissen pierced dessert plate from the 'Japanese Service' for the Chinese House at Sanssouci, circa 1763, 25cm., 9 7/8 in. diam. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Photo: Sotheby's painted with a vignette of an exotic bird perched on a branch within a blue edged border, the spirally-moulded rim with a yellow-ground diaper border edged in puce scrollwork, with six pierced trellis bands, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 56, Provenance: With Ulrich Gronert... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen oval tureen and cover, circa 1735-45

Lot 192. A Meissen oval tureen and cover, circa 1735-45, 32.5cm, 12 3/4 in. across handles. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  of baroque form after a model by J. J. Kändler, the bowl with twin female mask and feather handles, well painted with large reserves of figures beside a large watermill or a fortified ruin, within elaborate black enamel, gilt and Böttger-lustre borders, framed by long sprigs of Kakiemon flowers, the domed cover with tall gilt acanthus knop and four similar reserves, one... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

A Meissen puce-ground quatrefoil bowl, circa 1735

Lot 26. A Meissen puce-ground quatrefoil bowl, circa 1735, 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. wide. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  reserving four quatrefoil cartouches of chinoiserie figures at various pursuits, the interior of the bowl with a similar scene with a Böttger-lustre filled frame enriched with puce and iron-red scrollwork, gilded scrollwork border at interior rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised // mark to inside edge of footrim.   Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, Londres, 04 mai... [Lire la suite]