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]