03 juillet 2011

Three landscapes of Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice 1665-1732)

Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice 1665-1732), A wooded landscape with travellers and a mule crossing a bridge, with mountains beyond; and Travellers on a bridge above a waterfall with a hilltop village beyond . Photo Bonhams a pair, oil on canvas; 93 x 112cm (36 5/8 x 44 1/8in).(2). Estimate: £18,000 - 25,000, € 20,000 - 28,000, US$ 30,000 - 41,000 PROVENANCE: A noble villa in Lombardy, from which acquired at the end of the 19th century by an old Milanese family and thence by descent to the present owner Bartolomeo Pedon (Venice... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2011

A Chinese famille rose silver-mounted porcelain rectangular snuff box, third quarter 18th century.

A Chinese famille rose silver-mounted porcelain rectangular snuff box, third quarter 18th century. Photo Bonhams Each side painted in underglaze-blue with a foliate scrollwork border, enclosing, on the base and sides, a polychrome flower spray, and on the cover a landscape scene with putti in disguise, the inside cover with a scene with a Chinese couple and a child in a landscape setting with buildings, the interior gilt, the mounts with 'J' discharge mark for the Netherlands, 1906-53, 7cm across. Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500, €... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2011

Two Meissen gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1737-40 modelled by J.J. Kändler

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted snuff box, circa 1737-40. Photo Bonhams Modelled by J.J. Kändler, of trefoil form moulded with three cartouches enclosing a shell with pendant flowers and flanked by swags, the cover with a raised trefoil panel moulded with floral swags enclosing an oval medallion with a bust portrait of Augustus III facing sinister, the base with a moulded border painted with a yellow seeded ground edged with petals, moulded on the underside with a trefoil cartouche with a bust portrait of a man facing... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2011

Three 18th century Saint Cloud Chinoiserie snuff boxes from the Helmut Joseph Collection

A Saint Cloud gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1740. Photo Bonhams The cover and base moulded in high-relief with a shell heightened in coloured enamels in a Kakiemon palette, the sides painted with Oriental flower sprigs, the inside cover painted with a chinoiserie scene depicting a figure standing by a fence, flanked by flowering bushes, the inside with a single flower sprig, 8cm across (slight rubbing to enamels on base). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, € 3,400 - 5,700, US$ 4,900 - 8,200 Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985,... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2011

Four 18th century Meissen "Chinoiserie" snuff boxes from the Helmut Joseph Collection

A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted underglaze-blue-ground snuff box, circa 1740. Photo Bonhams Cartouche-shaped, the sides reserved with four oval panels painted with chinoiserie scenes within gilt scrollwork borders, the corners with, at the front, gilt foliage, and scrollwork at the rear, the cover similarly decorated, reserved with a band of indianische Blumen, the base painted with a chinoiserie scene, the inside cover painted with a bust of a bearded man wearing a turban and scattered insects, within a brown-edged quatrelobe... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2011

Eleven Sèvres cups and saucers, 18th century from theEvill/Frost Collection

A Sèvres cup and saucer, 1783. Photo Sotheby's gobelet litron et soucoupe of the third size, decorated with a blue ground enriched with guilloche and Vitruvian scrollᅠborders in stamped raisedᅠgold foil, the ground with scatteredᅠgold veins resembling lapis lazuli, the cup reserved with a classical scene in sepia tones depictingᅠHercules and Omphale, the saucer with a Herculean trophy including a pair of doves, a distaff, clubᅠand lionskin; interlaced Ls flanked by dateletters ff for 1783, gilder's mark 2000 for Henry-François... [Lire la suite]
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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]
23 juin 2011

18th century Worcester Blue and White Chinoiszerie @ Lyon & Turnbull

Worcester Blue and White barrel shapped teapot, circa 1760. 2011 © Copyright  - Lyon & Turnbull with flat cover, the sides and cover relief moulded with Chinese landscape scenes, painted with floral sprigs, blue mark; 11.5cm high - Estimate £400-600 Worcester Blue and White 'Man with a bomb' pattern sauceboat, circa 1765 . 2011 © Copyright  - Lyon & Turnbull of shaped moulded form with scroll handle, each side decorated with a Chinese figure in a landscape, blue crescent mark, 20cm wide,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2011

18th century Meissen "Chinoiserie" from the Wilfrid Evill Collection @ Sotheby's

An early Meissen white pagoda figure, circa 1715-20. Photo Sotheby's modelled seated with open mouth and pierced ears, glued chip and haircrack, small chips to base; 8.5cm., 3¼in. ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 GBP - Lot Sold: 10,000 GBP A large Meissen cylindrical tankard, circa 1735. Photo Sotheby's brightly enamelled in Kakiemon style with a red dragon hovering beside a blue and green rock, watching a fabulous bird perched on a flowering branch, another bird flying behind them, the handle with foliate-scroll terminal. Wilfrid Evill... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2011

The Melikian Collection of chinese amber @ Bonhams

A carved amber group of playful children. 18th Century. Photo Bonhams Depicting five little boys teasing a cat that sits on a drum while another cat nestles to one side, the amber of dark honey brown hue with some incised details and deep fissure lines. 3 1/3in (8.5cm) long - Estimate: US$6,000 - 9,000 Property from the Melikian Collection, Phoenix, Arizona A carved amber figure of a Chinese gentleman. Photo Bonhams With his chest and belly exposed, his face with a grimace, his long queue extending down his back. 4 3/8in... [Lire la suite]