12 janvier 2016

Teapot with chinoiserie decorations, Delft, ca. 1695 - ca. 1715,

Teapot with chinoiserie decorations, Delft, ca. 1695 - ca. 1715, faience, h 12cm x D 19cm. BK-NM-12400-211. Donation of the heirs of Mr JF Loudon, The Hague, 1916. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Drinking coffee and tea came at the end of the 17th century in fashion. The objects that were needed here, were often appropriate exotic shapes and decorations. The handle of this tea pot has the shape of a bamboo; flower patterns, in a limited palette of green, blue and red, are examples of Asian porcelain.
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]
22 septembre 2015

Jacques Dubois (1694-1763), Commode en laque à décor de scènes chinoises, Epoque Louis XV

Jacques Dubois (1694-1763), Commode en laque à décor de scènes chinoises, Epoque Louis XV. Estimation : 80 000/100 000 €. Photo Hôtel des ventes d’Avignon SVV Commode à façade et côtés galbés en laque et bois laqué à décor de scènes chinoises dans des paysages arborés et animés. Elle ouvre par deux tiroirs sans traverse et présente sur le dessus un plateau de marbre "portor" mouluré à gorge. Très belle ornementation de bronzes ciselés dorés et redorés de style rocaille, très mouvementée, faite de courbes... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2015

A rare Meissen large circular tureen and cover, circa 1735

A rare Meissen large circular tureen and cover, circa 1735. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,200 - 7,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each decorated with three Chinoiserie vignettes depicting figures flanked by flowers on a gilt and Böttger lustre pedestal, enclosing a quatrelobe purple landscape vignette and linked by iron-red and purple scrollwork, the tureen with a gilt trellis and floral border reserved with similar vignettes around the rim, the cover with a similar, broader band around the cockerel finial, 23.5cm... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2015

A Berlin faience garniture of five vases, three with covers, mid-19th century

A Berlin faience garniture of five vases, three with covers, mid-19th century. Estimate £20,000 — 30,000 / €27,894 - 41,841. Photo Sotheby's comprising three baluster form vases with covers and two flaring trumpet vases, decorated imitating Chinese lacquer with oriental figures in landscapes picked out in gold and black reserved on a red ground, on moulded giltwood bases, restorations and retouching throughout, 23.3cm., 9 1/8 in. and 30cm., 11 3/4 in. high Comparative... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2015

A fine Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1560-70

A fine Iznik blue and white pottery dish, Turkey, circa 1560-70. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of shallow round form with everted rim, decorated in cobalt blue with central floral medallion encircled by four lotus palmettes enclosed by a leaf and tendril border, rim with breaking wave motif, the reverse with alternating chinoiserie and C-scrolls; 30cm. diam. Note: The designs on this dish indicate that its craftsmen drew inspiration from the Topkapi Palace's collection of more... [Lire la suite]


17 février 2015

A big French faience round dish, Nevers, c. 1660-80

A big French faience round dish, Nevers, c. 1660-80. Estimate 1000 €. Photo Nagel painted in "a grand feu" with Chinoiserie an a crowned monastic coat of arms with attributes. Coat of arms of the French comtal family Pellot originally from Lorraine and Lyonnais. Minor chips, very minor glaze cracks. D. 43 cm Provenance: From the collection of Himmelheber/Herrmann, Karlsruhe.  Ref: Jean Rosen, La faience de Nevers 1585-1900, tome 2, L'âge d'or du XVIIème siècle, fig. 614ff. Nagel. Sale... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2014

Enamel and diamond bracelet, Verger Frères, 1920s

Enamel and diamond bracelet, Verger Frères, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's Decorated to either side with an orange enamel Chinoiserie landscape scene and a green enamel foliate scene, set to the centre with a rotating circular plaque set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, length approximately 180mm, French assay and maker's marks. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 GBP Litterature: Cf: The Jewellery Collection of The Late Michael Wellby, Sotheby's London 11th December 2012, lot 207 for an example of a similar 1920s bracelet.Cf: Sylvie... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2014

Symbolic & Chase at MASTERPIECES London 2014

David Webb. A gem-set and diamond chimera bangle. The carved coral bangle embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds within black enamel surrounds, to two chimera heads each accented with a cabochon sapphire, centring on two jade beads, circa 1972, signed Webb, stamped 18k for 18ct gold. Van Cleef & Arpels, A ruby and diamond 'Inséparbles' ring. Designed as two entwined lovebirds, their wings following the contour of the band, pavé-set with circular-cut diamonds, the eyes accented with a cabochon ruby, to a tapering yellow... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2014

Quelques Chinoiseries de Sèvres au Louvre

Pot-pourri « vaisseau » de Madame de Pompadour par Charles-Nicolas Dodin. Sèvres, 1760. Porcelaine tendre. Musée du Louvre, département des Objets d'art, OA 10965 © 1990 RMN / Daniel Arnaudet Détail. Pot-pourri « vaisseau » de Madame de Pompadour par Charles-Nicolas Dodin. Sèvres, 1760. Porcelaine tendre. Musée du Louvre Détail d'une paire de vases pots-pourris "girandoles" ou "à bobèches" à scènes chinoises. Manufacture de Sèvres, vers 1762. Attribués à C.N. Dodin.Porcelaine tendre, bronze doré. Ancienne collection de la... [Lire la suite]