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]
06 mars 2012

A very rare Vezzi plate, circa 1725

A very rare Vezzi plate, circa 1725. Photo Sotheby's painted probably by Duramano with archers hunting swans beside ruined building on the banks of a river, the rim with borders of cabochons and pearls in brown and gold, and halfovals in brown, green and gold, the reverse incised with A and N; 24.5cm, 9 5/8 in diameter. Estimate 30,000-50,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's Geneva, 16 November 1981 LITTERATURE: L.Melegati, Giovanni Vezzi e le sue porcellane, Milan,1998, n.78. p.208. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2012

A very rare Vezzi teapot and cover, circa 1725

A very rare Vezzi teapot and cover, circa 1725. Photo Sotheby's each piece pencilled in iron-red and picked out in gilding with two groups of flowering plants, the rim with a jewelled border, the flutes of the short moulded spout also picked out in iron-red and gilding, the cover secured with a silver chain; 2.0; 14.5cm., 5 3/4in wide. Estimate 20,000-30,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Christie's London, 5 October 1981, lot 50 LITTERATURE: L. Melegati, op. cit., Milan, 1998, n.25, p.100. ... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2011

A very rare gold-mounted shell-shaped snuff box, probably Vezzi, circa 1725

A very rare gold-mounted shell-shaped snuff box, probably Vezzi, circa 1725. Photo Bonhams Decorated in gilding over a red ground, the cover and base moulded in relief with a stylised shell against a gilt ground tooled with a trellis pattern, the ribs decorated with gilt bellflower motifs and dots, the sides with exotic birds, animals, plants and a figure, the inside cover with a vignette of three chinoiserie figures, the inside of the box with a chinoiserie figure seated on a cushion, 8.1cm wide (some wear). Estimate: £12,000... [Lire la suite]
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