29 décembre 2017

A Chinese export armorial famille-rose tea set with the coat-of-arms of the House of Orange, Qing dynasty, circa 1747

Lot 12. Property of a Dutch Baronial Family. A Chinese export armorial famille-rose tea set with the coat-of-arms of the House of Orange, Qing dynasty, circa 1747. Estimate £15,000–25,000. © Sotheby's comprising: a tea pot and cover; covered sugar bowl; covered cream jug; waste bowl; a smaller bowl; twelve cups and nine saucers; a small dish; two shell-shaped dishes; each decorated with the arms of Prince William IV Karel Hendrick Friso of Orange (1711-1751) within an elaborate border of floral garlands,... [Lire la suite]

05 décembre 2015

Rare Meissen goes home as German museum snaps up treasure at Bonhams European Ceramics Sale

Lot 42. A rare Meissen armorial two-handled beaker and saucer from the service for Elector Clemens August of Cologne, 1735; sold for £74,500 (€103,457). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare Meissen armorial two-handed beaker and saucer, which once belonged to the Elector Clemens of Cologne, was bought this week at Bonhams Fine European Ceramics sale by the Brühl Palaces Augustusburg and Falkenlust. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, which belonged to the Elector Clemens August of Cologne (1700-1761), is the original... [Lire la suite]