27 juin 2009

A pair of George III blue john vases, early 19th century

A pair of George III blue john vases, early 19th century the turned body with applied gilt-bronze mounts possibly later in the form of maskheads joined by swags, with foliage below, on square black marble plinths on gilt-brass feet ( some replacements). 42cm. high, overall 19.5cm. width.; 1ft. 4½in., 7¾in. Est. 50,000—70,000 GBP NOTE: A Louis XVI ormolu mounted Blue John urn of related design sold Christie's London, `50 Years of Collecting: The Decorative Arts of Georgian England, 14 May 2003, lot 25. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2009

An important Regency blue john Krater-form vase attributed to James Shore. circa 1815

An important Regency blue john Krater-form vase attributed to James Shore. circa 1815 Restorations, additions to socle. 75.6 cm; 36.8 cm; 63.5 cm; 28.6 cm. Estimate 60,000—80,000 USD. Lot Sold 152,500 USD NOTE: This impressive blue john vase is closely related to another vase of similar form, now in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (T. Ford, Derbyshire Blue John, Ashbourne: Landmark Publishing, 2000, p. 86), which was made in 1815 by James Shore of Matlock Bath,... [Lire la suite]