26 novembre 2010

Chinoiserie from the Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain

An extremely rare Meissen plate from the 'Black and Gold-Striped' service, circa 1735. photo Bonhams Superbly painted, perhaps by A.F. von Löwenfinck, the centre with a landscape vignette depicting a recumbent fantasy animal flanked by flowers, and further scattered blooms, a gold and black-striped border around the edge of the well, the brown-edged, wavy rim painted in enamels and gilding with a continuous landscape scene depicting European and chinoiserie figures, 21.5cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2009

Meissen Chinoiserie from the Hoffmeister Collection @ Bonhams on november 25

A magnificent Meissen circular dish, circa 1735 Superbly painted with a chinoiserie scene on a three-tier pedestal depicting figures flanked by flower vases on stands and small tables, the elaborate gilt pedestal with seeded and trellis panels filled with Böttger lustre enclosing three quatrelobe purple monochrome landscape panels and edged with foliate scrollwork, the rim with four Kauffahrtei scenes of merchants and their wares by a quayside in a gilt frame with tooled scrollwork, flanked by gilt trellis panels filled... [Lire la suite]