05 juillet 2011

A rare Du Paquier gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1730-40

A rare Du Paquier gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1730-40. Photo Bonhams Of canted rectangular form, the cover painted with a bird above a flower basket within an iron-red quatrelobe cartouche enclosed by trellis ground with trefoil motifs, the inside cover with a bird amidst flowers within a similar iron-red and gilt trellis border edged in blue, the rims of the box edged in blue, the interior with a flower spray, the curved exterior moulded with gadroons painted with flowers, alternating with a gilt ground all... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2009

'Imperial Privilege: Vienna Porcelain of Du Paquier, 1718–44' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tulip Vase from a Garniture. Austrian (Vienna), Du Paquier factory, ca. 1725. Hard-paste porcelain. H. 6-3/8 in. (16.2 cm.); W. 8-5/16 in. (21.1 cm.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954 (54.147.94) NEW YORK, NY.- The Du Paquier ceramic manufactory, founded by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier in Vienna in 1718, was only the second factory in Europe able to make true porcelain in the manner of the Chinese. This small porcelain enterprise developed a highly... [Lire la suite]