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]

10 décembre 2012

A rare early Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723

A rare early Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723. Photo Bonhams Each superbly painted with chinoiserie scenes of figures of Turks and blackamoors, the beaker depicting a Turk sitting in front of a plate of shrimps, with a finely painted sky in the background, a lute player on the reverse, the saucer depicting a blackamoor kneeling on the ground presenting porcelain vessels to two Oriental ladies standing in front of him, houses and trees as a background, each within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche with Böttger lustre,... [Lire la suite]