28 décembre 2016

A large Chinese famille rose armorial dish for the Italian market, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), circa 1722

A large Chinese famille rose armorial dish for the Italian market, Yongzheng period (1723-1735), circa 1722. © Galerie Nicolas Fournery 2016 Painted in the center with the magnificent arms of Visconti and Cusani, both of Milan, within a demi-ruyi-head border around the well and a cell diaper border around the cavetto, the rim with two sprays of fans and peonies and two sprays of iris and fungi, all alternating with four shaded rose hibiscus blossoms within a brown and gilt whorl band on the edge. 12.20 in. (31,5... [Lire la suite]

02 juin 2015

A Böttger Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1722, with German silver-gilt mounts, Elias Adam, Augsburg

A Böttger Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1722, with contemporary German silver-gilt mounts, Elias Adam, Augsburg. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (34,868 - 48,815 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. decorated in gilding in the Seuter workshop, Augsburg, with vignettes of chinoiserie figures resting on scrollwork supports with birds in flight above, the front of the coffee pot painted in enamels with the armorial of Prince Marc de Beauvau, Prinz... [Lire la suite]