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]
28 septembre 2010

Silver beakers from Kassa (Kaschau), dated 1687; Augsburg, 1700; Nuremberg, c. 1690; Berlin & Neisse, 1712

A very important Hungarian partgilded silver beaker with coins and the coat of arms of Semsei Semsey András, Kassa (Kaschau), dated 1687. © 2010 Nagel - Auctions Maker's mark: Gregorius Békessy II. Weight c. 1030g.84 coins from the 17th ct. H. 15,3 cm - Estimate (EUR) 38000 Note: At the bottom the coat of arms with the Royal Hungarian crown.The beaker was probably a present to András Semsey from the Hungarian Governor Pál Esterhazy (Elected Palatine in 1681 and created Prince of the Holy Roman Empire in 1687)... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2010

Doccia white-glazed reticulated jar, beakers and a Bow cup & Capodimonte beakers and a cup and saucer, 18th century

A Doccia white-glazed reticulated jar. Circa 1745-47. photo Bonhams The ovoid form with waisted neck, pierced around the sides with a wide band of moulded flowers and leaves including roses and narcissi, above a waisted foot with grooved bands, 10.7cm high (some losses to the relief moulding) - Sold for £3,840 Provenance: The Crane Collection. Based on the earlier Chinese or Meissen prototypes, pierced decoration of the style on the present lot is considered to be early in the Doccia factory's production. For a pierced... [Lire la suite]
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