23 juin 2011

18th century Meissen "Chinoiserie" from the Wilfrid Evill Collection @ Sotheby's

An early Meissen white pagoda figure, circa 1715-20. Photo Sotheby's modelled seated with open mouth and pierced ears, glued chip and haircrack, small chips to base; 8.5cm., 3¼in. ESTIMATE 3,000-5,000 GBP - Lot Sold: 10,000 GBP A large Meissen cylindrical tankard, circa 1735. Photo Sotheby's brightly enamelled in Kakiemon style with a red dragon hovering beside a blue and green rock, watching a fabulous bird perched on a flowering branch, another bird flying behind them, the handle with foliate-scroll terminal. Wilfrid Evill... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2010

Chinoiserie Meissen 18th century @ Bonhams, Fine European Ceramics including the Collezione Procida Mirabelli di Lauro

A rare Meissen pagoda figure. Circa 1720-25. photo Bonhams. After a Chinese example, seated with his right hand resting on his raised knee, wearing a gilt-edged robe, with dark brown hair, moustache and eyebrows and red lips, 9.5cm high (right hand restored, nose chipped). Sold for £8,400 Provenance: Leonard Morgan May Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 5 March 1985, lot 193Johann Friedrich Böttger borrowed eight white Chinese figures in 1709, including the present model, which were formed in stoneware and later in... [Lire la suite]