15 janvier 2011

Portuguese market armorial soup plate, circa 1765, platter, circa 1775 & vegetable tureen and cover, circa 1805

A Portuguese market famille rose armorial soup plate, circa 1765. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Vividly enameled with game motifs, including fish, hare, doves and a leg of mutton encircled by a floral wreath, the rim with the SALDANHA banner, the arms, and landscape vignettes of a fisherman and hunter in landscape between the inscription DE ALBUQUERQUE; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter - Estimate $5,000 - $8,000 Notes: This richly enameled service was made for Dom Gaspar de Saldanha e Albuquerque (c.1720-?), Prelate of the... [Lire la suite]