01 juillet 2011

A magnificent Meissen gold-mounted Royal snuff box made for Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, circa 1755

    A magnificent Meissen gold-mounted Royal snuff box made for Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, circa 1755. Photo Bonhams Superbly painted with views of Dresden and Warsaw and Saxon royal palaces, depicting: on the cover, Dresden seen from the right bank of the Elbe; on the front, Schloss Hubertusburg; on the right side, Schloss Pillnitz; on the left side, Groß-Sedlitz; on the back, Wermsdorf; on the base, Schloss Moritzburg, the inside cover with a view of Warsaw seen across the... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2010

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode, attributed to N. Marchand, circa 1755

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted Chinese lacquer commode, attributed to N. Marchand, circa 1755. photo courtesy Sotheby's 86 cm; 128.5 cm; 59 cm. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Illustrated Life Magazine, August 9, 1954, p. 66. NOTE: The attribution to Marchand rests on the distinctive ormolu mounts quite specific to this maker found on a small group of mainly royal commodes, in particular to the central cartouche. Nicolas Marchand, born circa 1697, was elected maître in around 1735 and... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2010

Chelsea porcelain 'Hans Sloane' botanical, circa 1755

A Chelsea porcelain 'Hans Sloane' botanical oval platter, circa 1755. photo courtesy Sotheby's boldly painted with a large spray of hollyhock leaves and flower buds, a sprig of fruit, other flower sprigs and various scattered insects, red anchor mark.; length 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm) - Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 36,250 USD PROVENANCE: Sold, Sotheby's, London, November 11, 1958, lot 103Sold, Sotheby's, London, July 16, 1982, lot 25The Antique Porcelain Company, London NOTE: The decorative term 'Hans Sloane' derives... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2009

A fine and very rare coral-ground famille rose 'tang ying' bowl. Qianlong cyclical yihai date, corresponding to 1755

A fine and very rare coral-ground famille rose 'tang ying' bowl. Qianlong cyclical yihai date, corresponding to 1755 and of the period Finely potted with rounded sides rising from a footless recessed base, the exterior decorated with a cartouche enclosing an iron-red seal, Pin Yue, 'Crescent Moon', before a short inscription in cursive script with the Yihai cyclical date, followed by two seals, Tao Zhui, 'Pottery caster', the opposite with another inscription followed by Han Mo, 'Brush (and) Ink', all against a rich coral-red... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2009

A Bow coffee cup. Circa 1755.

A Bow coffee cup. Circa 1755. Of plain shape, applied in white relief with prunus sprigs and painted in coloured enamels with flower sprays, 6.8cm (minor abrasions around rim). Estimate: £150 - 200 Bonhams. EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS AND ASIAN ART, 7 Jul 2009. KNOWLE www.bonhams.com
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