31 décembre 2010

17th century London & English Delft chinoiserie

A London Delft named and dated blue and white chinoiserie mug. 1635, Southwark, probably Pickleherring Quay. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Barrel-shaped, painted with a frieze of 'birds-on-rocks' among flowering plants and insects, the neck inscribed and dated :EDMVND:PEIRSON:&:ELIZABETH 1635, the lower body with a band of S-scrolls; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high - Estimate $70,000 - $90,000 Provenance: A.E. Blake; Sotheby's, London, 26 May 1970, lot 43.Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986,... [Lire la suite]