12 janvier 2013

Mustard Pot (Moutardier), Olerys-Laugier Manufactory, Moustiers, France, c. 1745-1749

Mustard Pot (Moutardier), Olerys-Laugier Manufactory, Moustiers, France, c. 1745-1749 Decoration painted by Jean-François Pelloquin, Earthenware with tin glaze and enamel (grand feu faïence) and pewter mounts, The MaryLou Boone Collection, 1999.116, cat. no. 32. LACMA Beneath the spout of this Mustard Pot, Orpheus is shown holding his harp, surrounded by attentive animals. According to Greek myth, his harp music had the ability to charm all living things.

26 juin 2011

Some of Vincennes 18th century porcelaine from the Evill/Frost Collection

An extremely rare Vincennes teapot and cover, circa 1747-49. Photo Sotheby's héière ronde in Meissen style with a tau handle and bird's head spout, paintedᅠwith a continuous riverside scene including an elegant couple, the cove, with further landscapes in miniature, attachedᅠwith a white metal chain andᅠmounts,ᅠcracked; 10.4cm., 4¼in. ESTIMATE 20,000-30,000 GBP - Lot Sold: 20,000 GBP Note: The shape of this teapot closely follows a Meissen prototype. For a similar teapot in the Musée National de Cèramique (minus a cover) see... [Lire la suite]