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Large Blue and White Arras Porcelain Round Soup Tureen French 18th Century$2,200.00
This late 18th-century French soup tureen is decorated with an elegant design of delicate cornflower sprigs. The color of the porcelain body is a warm creamy white. The cornflower sprigs, handles, and border edging are decorated with beautiful deep blue enamel. The combination of the creamy white ground and the blue decoration is splendid. The makers of Arras porcelain specialized in porcelain painted in this entrancing twilight blue called “Bleu d’Arras.” Natural forms like the tree branch handle and the blue cornflower decorations were the height of French fashion in the last quarter of the 18th century. This tureen was made at the Arras porcelain factory circa 1780. The underside of the tureen is marked with the letters “AR” and the flying bird symbol of the Arras factory.
Dimensions:10.25″ diameter x 9″ height
Condition: Excellent, with some small original firing cracks along the outer edge of the cover (see image #3).
Blue and White Delft Charger Made by The Claw in the Netherlands circa 1780$830.00
This beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in deep cobalt blue in the factory of “The Claw” in the late 18th century, circa 1780. The decoration in the center shows a vase filled with sunflowers and ferns. The design is reminiscent of a peacock displaying its feathers. Since the 18th century, the pattern has been known as the “Peacock” pattern. The crisp yellow of the slip-painted rim brings out the color of the cobalt blue.
Dimensions: diameter 12.5 inches
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly refinished
Pair Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Jars Hand Painted Kangxi Era C-1700$17,800.00
This exceptionally fine pair of Chinese porcelain jars were made circa 1700 in the reign of Emperor Kangxi. They are hand-painted in exquisite cobalt blue. Leafy peony scrolls seem to float over the surface of the baluster-shaped jars. The covers are similarly decorated, have a flared rim, and are surmounted by a rounded finial. The neck of each jar is decorated with traditional plantain leaves. The jars are characteristic of the outstanding blue-and-white ceramics manufactured during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor.
According to Sir Harry Garner, author of Oriental Blue and White, “The Kangxi blue and white reached a technical excellence that has never been surpassed. The porcelain pure white and of fine texture is covered with a glaze of slightly blueish tint…”
The jars are magnificent on display. They catch your eye from across the room and won’t let go. The design continues an ancient Chinese tradition of decorating porcelain with peonies and scrolling leaves. Peonies symbolize female beauty, royalty, wealth, and honor in Chinese tradition and have long been adored for their bold size and beautiful colors.
Dimensions:15.5″ tall x 8.5″ at the widest point
Condition: Excellent, with small edge chips along the top of the collars invisibly restored.
Blue and White Delft Charger Made Netherlands Circa 1770$1,160.00
This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1770. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see two circles of tulip buds, leaves and scrolling vines. The vibrant cobalt blue decoration draws your eye from the center outward.
Dimensions: diameter 13.35″
Condition: Very Good (with small edge chips invisibly restored)
Large Blue and White Dutch Delft Mantle Jar Made at ‘T Fortuyn’ in 18th Century$2,830.00
This gorgeous blue and white Dutch Delft mantle jar was hand-painted at ‘T Fortuyn’ (The Fortune)* circa 1780. The front panel features a garden scene hand-painted in deep cobalt blue, showing rockwork, a willow tree, a single large and beautiful flower, and a flower-filled vase on the garden terrace. This lovely scene is framed by a raised deep blue border of scrolling vines. The jar has a traditional lion-dog finial. This lion-dog is exceptionally charming, with big eyes and what seems to be a smile. The jar was made to go on a mantle or bracket. So, while it is 16.5″ tall, it is only 6″ deep at the deepest point.
Dimensions: 16.5″ tall x 6″ deep at the deepest point x 7″ wide at the widest point and 5″ deep at the base
Condition Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
The jar is marked on the underside “PVB” for Pieter Van Den Briel at ‘T Fortuyn.
Chelsea Red Anchor Porcelain Dish Mid-18th Century England 1752-1756$1,140.00
The wares of the Chelsea red anchor period (1752-1758), when this dish was made, are generally thought to be the finest work produced by the factory.*
The charm of this Chelsea soft paste porcelain dish lies in the quality of the soft paste porcelain itself, the warm white glaze, and the soft colors of the fabulous hand-painted flowers and insects. The flowers and insects are painted in exquisite soft colors, which seem to sink into the soft paste porcelain.
The painting is at the highest level of artistry. In the center, we see a loose bouquet of scattered flower sprigs, the largest sprig with a gorgeous purple rose, and a hairy caterpillar nearby. The border has crisp flowerhead and lattice molding reserving eight small panels painted with beautiful flowers and insects, one showing a butterfly and one a butterfly next to a ladybug. Along the rim, the dish has a brown line traditional to Chelsea.
Begun in 1743, the Chelsea porcelain factory was England’s first important porcelain manufacturer. The factory made soft paste porcelain which is different than “true” hard paste porcelain and does not require the high firing temperatures or the unique mineral ingredients needed for “true” hard paste porcelain. Soft paste originated in the attempts by European potters to replicate hard paste Chinese porcelain.
A dish decorated similar to ours and marked with the Chelsea red anchor is in the British Museum, accession number 1940,1101.70.
Dimensions: 9.5″ wide (24cm)
Pair Delft Cows 18th Century Made De Porceleyne Lampetkan Netherlands Circa 1785$3,400.00
This beautiful pair of cows was made around 1785 in the city of Delft.
Since the late seventeenth century, Dutch Delft cows have adorned mantelpieces, furniture, and window sills. They were always produced in pairs, with their heads turned towards each other and their tongues lapping.
This pair of cows are hand-painted with lavish floral garlands draped around their necks and backs. The garlands are painted in polychrome colors: yellow, orange, blue, green, and purple. Their hooves are painted purple, their horns yellow. Their tails wrap around their bodies. They stand on rectangular “grassy” bases. Both cows are marked on the underside with LPK in underglaze iron-red.
Dimensions: 6.5″ long x 3″ wide x 6″ tall
Condition: Some excellent invisible restoration
Large Blue and White Porcelain Soup Tureen French 18th Century$3,400.00
Decorated with an elegant design of delicate blue cornflower sprigs, this soup tureen was made in Arras, France, in the late 18th century.
The cornflower sprigs, handles, and border edging are decorated with beautiful deep blue enamel.
The makers of Arras Porcelain specialized in porcelain painted in this entrancing twilight blue called “Bleu d’Arras.”
The color of the porcelain body is a warm creamy white.
The combination of the creamy white ground and the blue decoration is splendid.
Natural forms like the tree branch handle and the blue cornflower decorations were the height of French fashion in the last quarter of the 18th century.
Made at the Arras porcelain factory of the Delemers family circa 1780, both the tureen and its stand are marked in underglaze blue.
The underside of the tureen is marked with the letters “AR” for the Delemers family Arras factory.
The underside of the stand is marked “Dele AR” for the Delemers family Arras factory.
Dimensions: 16″ wide x 13″ deep x 9.5″ tall
Condition: Excellent, with some hard-to-see rubbing to the clear glaze on the stand
Pair Large Blue and White Delft Jars Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780$7,400.00
A pair of blue and white Dutch Delft covered vases octagonal and fluted with a deep cobalt blue all-over design of flowers and scrolling vines.
The shoulder and base are decorated with acanthus leaves.
Traditional lion finials top the covers.
Dimensions: 16.75″ tall x 8.5″ across the widest point x 5″ across the base.
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
Pair Chinese Saucers 18th Century Hand Painted Turquoise Pink Green Gold Brown$480.00
This pair of lovely hand-painted saucers were made in 18th-century China circa 1780. In the center of each saucer, we see flowers painted in gold and midnight brown. The fabulous Famille Rose colors of the border catch the eye. The combination of turquoise, pink, blue, and green in a design with both floral and geometric elements is perfect. The porcelain is so fine that we can see the decoration on the front of the saucers by looking through from the back (see image # 10).
Dimensions: 4.75″ diameter x .5″ deep
Group Blue and White Delft Chargers 18 Pieces Netherlands, Circa 1760-1780$29,340.00
This group of blue and white Delft chargers has beautiful deep cobalt blue coloring. The white tin glaze is relatively uniform in its color. The sizes, colors, and designs make a harmonious group. The chargers were hand-painted between 1760 to 1780 and have wide borders with decoration around a central panel.
They all measure between 13.25″ and 14″ in diameter.
Condition: All are in excellent condition, with minimal edge frits invisibly restored.
Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made 18th Century, Circa 1710$3,300.00
This pair of blue and white Delft chargers were made in the mid-18th century circa 1710. The chargers were hand-painted in a medium tone of cobalt blue. We see an eye-catching, symmetrical floral pattern with flowers, budding flowers, and scrolling vines around a central budding tulip.
Dimensions: 14″ in diameter x 1.75″ deep
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored
Pair Dutch Delft Dishes Hand Painted 18th Century Celebrating the Dutch Republic$840.00
This pair of Delft dishes was hand-painted in the Netherlands in the 18th century circa 1780. We see a lion and the motto Nu Rust ik Veilig, “Now I Rest Safe.” The lion has a happy, friendly face. He is a symbol of the Netherlands. The words above him refer to the formation of the Dutch Republic. The seven arrows held together in the lion’s paw symbolize cooperation between the seven provinces of the Netherlands. Individually, the provinces were vulnerable, but together in the Dutch Republic, they became strong. The dish is painted in the polychrome colors of 18th-century Delft. The lion is painted in manganese. He rests on a moss-green grassy ground. The border is decorated with apples painted yellow and iron-red.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″tall
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored
Pair French Faience Dishes Made circa 1780$700.00
We are pleased to offer these two 18th-century French faience light-hearted dishes painted with figures. The first plate, mustard yellow on a white ground, features an amusing stylized bird. The second plate light green on white ground shows the “Walking Man” a favorite theme of 18th-century European faience and Delft. Both plates have scalloped rims and similar floral motifs throughout. While not a true pair, the two dishes work well together as they are identical in size, the colors compliment each other and the style of painting is similar. They are an amusing and eye-catching pair. Our plates share many of the attributes of faience painted in Southwest France between 1730-1840: the natural scenes decorated in a chinoiserie style, the camaieu colors, and the flanking motifs around a central figure. Like our dishes, most of this type of faience was not signed, and the makers have remained anonymous. References: “French Faience” by Jeanne Giacomotti, page 178. Dimensions: diameter 9.75 inches Condition: Excellent. Price: $700 for the pair. Each plate can be purchased individually for $400 each.
Pair Blue and White Delft Plates 18th Century, Made circa 1750$1,060.00
Why we love it: On one of those crazy days looking at this brings serenity. A pair of antique blue and white delft plates painted in a medium cobalt blue. These English delftware dishes were made in the mid-18th century, most probably in Lambeth, London.
The dishes show a garden scene with a butterfly hovering over a large peony. The painting of the scene is exceptional. The artist has a lively style of painting with free brushwork. He achieved a beautiful effect by the use of hatching with short horizontal and vertical brushstrokes using straight lines to fill in the outlines of the scenery. One exceptional image is the tree on the left side of the plate. At the bottom of the dish, we see the gnarled branch of the lower part of the tree. The middle part of the tree disappears off the left side of the plate, only to return at the top of the dish with branches dramatically hanging over the scene.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.75″. Condition: Excellent Price: $1060 for the pair
The difficulty of accurate attribution in 18th-century English delft arises from several considerations: the use of only a few sources for clay, the very few pigments available for coloring the wares, and the movement of a relatively small group of workers between the various factories.
Two Chinese Imari Porcelain Chargers Hand-Painted Qianlong Era, Circa 1760$6,140.00
These two beautiful Chinese Imari chargers were hand-painted in the Qianlong era in the mid-18th century. Both chargers show floral designs painted in cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold. The charger showing the basket of flowers in the center is also colored with peach enamels. Each charger is a work of art.
#1 (the charger higher up in the first image):
This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.
Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height.
Condition: Very good with a single small edge chip invisibly restored to the highest standard.
#2 (the charger lower down in the first image):
This large Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center, the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.
Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height.
Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the gilt
The price for the pair of chargers is $6,140.
Pair Blue and White Delft Mantle Jars Hand Painted Netherlands, Circa 1770$3,200.00
This pair of Dutch Delft mantle jars shows a delightful rococo scene hand-painted on blue and white Delft. We see a pair of cows resting in a fenced area with a flock of birds in the sky and in the background fields and mountains. The finial on the cover is in the form of the traditional spotted lion.
Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 6.5″ diameter at the widest point x 4″ diameter at the base.
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
Antique Blue and White Delft Group Jars and Vases$11,600.00
The jars and vases in this group were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. All are in excellent or very good condition, with slight edge chips invisibly restored. They range in size from 10.5″ tall to 23.5″ tall. They are well matched for color, with the largest single jar made in the late 19th century showing a bit of the pink body under the glaze.
Condition: Very Good to Excellent
Price for the group: $11,600
Large Imari Chinese Porcelain Charger 18th Century circa 1760$3,200.00
Why we love it: Look at the image!
This beautiful Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.
Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height
Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the gilt
Blue and White Delft Mantle Jar Netherlands circa 1780$1,640.00
This charming blue and white Dutch Delft jar is decorated in shades of cobalt blue. Hand-painted in the late 18th century circa 1780, the jar mixes rococo and chinoiserie design elements. We see a modest house with blossoming fruit trees and pine trees. Beyond the house, we see water and a pagoda on the far shore. The cover is decorated with flowers. The finial on the cover has traditional blue stripes. On the reverse side of the jar is a single artemisia leaf, a Chinese symbol of wishes for good health. The shape of the jar is a traditional Dutch Delft round form rising from a round foot.
Dimensions: 11.5″ tall x 6″ diameter at the widest point x 3.5″ diameter at the base
Pair of Blue and White Delft Shallow Bowls Netherlands circa 1770$830.00
This charming pair of hand-painted blue and white Dutch Delft bowls is decorated in two tones of cobalt blue. The decoration is delicate, simple, and informal. At the center, we see a bird atop flowers, some in full bloom, others budding or partially open. The border is decorated with additional flowers, buds, and an all-around vine. The edge of the bowl is painted with a traditional Delft ochre-colored slip.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1.75″ deep
Extra Large Chinese Punch Bowl Hand Painted Qianlong Period circa 1760$9,700.00
An altogether fabulous bowl! The hand-painted Famille Rose decoration is exquisite and vibrant. We see lifelike carp beautifully painted in pink and orange swimming among stylized lotus inside the bowl. In Chinese tradition, fish swimming among lotus is a wish for continued success, and they inspire me. They are so well painted that we can almost feel them move around in the bowl. They look or swim upward, symbolizing the owner’s success in upward movement in society. Above the fish, the border on the rim shows clouds on turquoise ground and waterlilies with waves on iron-red ground. Painted on the outside of the bowl are superb pink and white peonies and beautiful clusters of plum tree flowers painted in cheerful pale yellow and pink. The colors are heightened by the green leaves that surround them. Truly magnificent.
Dimensions: 15.75″ diameter x 6.75″ tall
Condition: Current condition is excellent. Two 3″- 4″ hairlines were impeccably invisibly restored. The bottom of the well has original slight firing imperfections visible only if one enlarges image #3.
Blue and White Delft Dish Netherlands Circa 1800$430.00
At the center of this lovely hand-painted blue and white Delft dish is a traditional chinoiserie view of a garden. We see an oversized peony, a willow tree, and rockwork. The wide border shows water lilies and flower buds. The artist used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the design. The dish was made circa 1800.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″ height
Blue and White Delft Plate with Bird Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780$840.00
This Delft dish is hand-painted in fabulous, bright cobalt blue. Its center shows a lovely garden with a songbird among flowers in full bloom and a willow tree with its branches hanging over the garden. The border of the dish is filled with floral decoration and scrolling vines. The edge is painted with a traditional yellow slip.* This dish was made in the Netherlands in the last quarter of the 18th century, circa 1780.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height
*For an image of an 18th-century blue and white Delft dish with this yellow slip, see L-P van Geenen, Dutch Delftware, Marks and Factories page 237
Blue and White Delft Charger Made Netherlands circa 1770 Chinoiserie Decoration$960.00
This blue and white Dutch Delft charger shows a chinoiserie scene in a lovely naive style. The chinoiserie scene in the center of the charger includes three unique viewpoints. On one side, we see a flower and buds in a vase. On the other side, we see stacks of water with pagodas at the water’s edge. The third image is a pair of mountains sketched below the two scenes. Seeing the three viewpoints at the same time is exciting.
Dimensions: 13.5″ x 2.25″ height
Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored
Antique Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted in England circa 1765$1,200.00
This lovely Delft charger was hand-painted in England in the mid-18th century, circa 1765. The center shows a naïve garden scene with a willow tree, an oversized flower, and a large blue bud. The border decoration echoes the center scene. It is likely that a senior artist made the outlines and then handed the plate over to someone else to fill in the straight line decoration. Nevertheless, the result is beautiful.
Dimensions: 13″ in diameter x 2″ height
Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted Mid-18th Century, Circa 1765$1,480.00
This beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger shows a vibrant and detailed garden scene hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue. The decoration is crisp. The artist gave life to the well-painted scene by using a variety of shades of blue. Flowers spring from rockwork and fill the central space while a small butterfly hovers above. A butterfly with flowers is symbolic of love as butterflies love flowers. Along the border are five panels with simple floral decoration. The panels are separated by cross-hatching, known as “diamonds.”
Dimensions: 14″ in diameter x 1.5″ height
Condition: Excellent: with small edge frits invisibly restored
Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Charger Made Qianlong Era Circa 1760$2,860.00
This large Chinese Imari porcelain charger dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. Finely potted with a lovely rich, glassy, white glaze, the charger is hand-painted in a vivid Imari palette of orange-red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemums, lotus, and peony flowers in full bloom. The exquisite orange-red decoration is detailed and outlined in gold, which gives the design a luxurious look. On the underside, we see the artemisia leaf mark painted in underglaze blue within a traditional double ring. Typical of Chinese Imari ware in this period, the charger’s underside also bears a traditional sketch of two branches of plum blossoms.
Dimensions: 14.15″ in diameter x 1.75″ in height
Condition: a single edge chip invisibly restored
Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger 18th Century Made, Circa 1770$930.00
This hand-painted Dutch Delft charger features a delightful, topsy turvy chinoiserie scene with a fresh point of view. We see a wall of blue rockwork stretching to a blue sky. Around and seemingly hanging from the rockwork is a flower-filled vine. Below that is a pagoda, then water, and a diminutive pagoda. The wide border is decorated with lovely floral designs.
Condition: Excellent with small edge fits invisibly restored
Pair New Hall Porcelain Hand Painted Dishes Made England Circa 1800$640.00
This pair of New Hall Porcelain dishes features fabulous hand-painted flowers. The colors and the artistry are exquisite.
The beautiful flowers are encircled with a thin line of gilt. The borders are decorated with impressed fruits and flowers. On each dish, the edge is trimmed in a purple “ribbon” that ends in a “bow.” Overall they are beautiful and sweet.
Dimensions: 8.75″ long x 8″ wide.
Condition: Excellent with several firing spots from when the glaze was thin in the firing.
Pair Sèvres Porcelain Tureens with Feuille-de-Choux Pattern Borders 18th Century$4,600.00
Why We Love It!
The flowers are so beautiful! The bouquets of pink peonies and other flowers are fabulous.
Sèvres has been called the most important French porcelain manufacturer. We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite pair of Sèvres soft-paste porcelain tureens made 1773-1782. Decorated with delicate polychrome flowers, it is marked with the exclusive royal cipher in underglaze puce (a crowned interlaced ‘L’ mark), the painter’s mark for Michel-Louis Chauveaux (active 1773–82).
In 1751 Sèvres became the factory of the King of France, Louis XV.
The factory produced a lovely white soft-paste porcelain decorated with natural painted flowers in various colors. Porcelains decorated in this style were the most important part of the Sèvres production, especially during the early years. Fine quality and elegant design made these porcelains highly sought after and expensive. Combinations of flowers, including roses, daisies, orange blossoms, violets, hyacinths from Holland, daffodils from Constantinople, lily of the valley, were all used to decorate Sèvres porcelains.
The painting on our pair of small tureens is exceptional. Note how the polychrome colors of the flowers sink into the white, soft-paste porcelain (see image #2). If one compares the painting on these tureens to the painting on French hard-paste porcelains from later in the 18th-century, one sees that the colors on the hard-paste porcelains do not sink in but seem to rest on top of the porcelain.
Dimensions: 4 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ x 6″ tall
Condition: Excellent with some gilt expertly touched in on the unseen place at the top of each tureen where the cover sits (see image #7).
* See “les porcelainiers du XVIIIe siècle français” with a preface by Serge Gauthier
** See “French 18th-century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum”
by Linda Roth and Clare Le Corbeiller
Three First Period Worcester Brocade Pattern Dishes England circa 1775$3,480.00
Known as the “Brocade” pattern, the design on these exquisite eighteenth-century dishes is complicated yet delicate. The inspiration for this pattern comes from seventeenth-century Japanese patterns. We see dragons, flowering prunus, and bolts of fabric with mons. The center has a sizeable gilt chrysanthemum flower head, and the border has a golden rim line with a lobed edge.
Made by Worcester during the “First Period” when the factory was under the supervision of Dr. Wall circa 1770.
The reverse of each dish with the Worcester gold crescent mark.
Several years ago, we had in the shop a single dish in this model with the collection label for the Iman Smallwood Collection.
Also see: Simon Spero and John Sandon in Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection image #273 pg. 234 for an example of this pattern in a shell-shaped dish.
$3,480 for the set of three dishes.
$2,400 for the pair of round dishes.
$1,180 for the heart-shaped dish.
Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted Circa Circa 1780$1,730.00
This large blue and white Delft jar is hand-painted showing beautiful flower-filled baskets on white tin-glazed ground.
We see sunflowers and tulips overflowing baskets alongside floral decoration with scrolling vines.
The ribbed body sits on a traditional octagonal base. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curves.
Across the middle of the jar, we see a band of cobalt blue with panels of flowers.
The underside of the jar has a typical 18th-century mark “2” used in the factory to denote this particular size and shape jar.
Dimensions: 17″ tall x 8.5″ diameter x 5″ across base
Dutch Delft Garniture Five Pieces Polychrome Made Circa 1880$3,200.00
This charming Dutch Delft garniture comprises two beaker vases and three baluster-form jars with their covers.
It is in excellent condition.
We see a romantic countryside scene with a shepherdess and sheep. Sitting comfortably in the shade of a large tree, she holds her staff and looks out onto a spacious grassy meadow.
In the background, we see a castle turret to her left and a church and steeple on her right.
The scene evokes the romantic feeling of the 18th century.
To create the scene, the painter used soft earth tone colors: two shades of blue, green, iron-red, yellow, and manganese.
The scene is bordered with a molded bright yellow and manganese cartouche with manganese flowers at the head and base. The reverse side of each vase has green leafy branches and red flowers. Each cover is painted with a yellow flower and surmounted by a traditional lion finial.
Dimensions: The covered vases are 15″ tall x 7″ wide x 4.25″ deep at the base. The open vases are 10″ tall x 5.5″ wide x 3.75″ deep at the base.
Condition Excellent: small edge frits are invisibly restored
Set of Ten Baby Blue Plates Made by Ridgway in England Circa 1830$1,100.00
Ridgway made this set of ten lovely baby blue dessert plates in England circa 1830.
The plates are impeccably styled: the baby blue is paired with crisp white porcelain and golden trim.
The cool color palette of baby blue stands out on this elegant pattern.
The bone china porcelain is of fine quality.
The marks on the underside of the dishes show the distinctive Ridgway pattern number system using fractions painted in iron red.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x .75″ height
Condition: Each plate in the set is in excellent condition. Two plates have very slight rubbing to the gilded outer edge (see images).
Five Antique Chinese Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1770$1,220.00
This set of antique Chinese porcelain saucers features beautiful peonies hand-painted in monochrome purple.
Peonies symbolize prosperity, good luck, love, and honor in Chinese tradition. The color purple symbolizes love and spiritual awareness.
The saucers were made circa 1770, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.
Dimensions: 4.3″ in diameter x 1″ deep
18th Century French Soft Paste Porcelain Mennecy Blush Pot Hand-Painted$1,600.00
We are pleased to offer this beautiful Mennecy blush pot ‘Pot à Fard’ made circa 1750.
It is decorated with sprays of flowers, the finial shaped as a single purple rose with green leaves.
The flowers are hand-painted in rich enamel colors, among them the distinctive Mennecy purple-rose hue, shown in figure #1, especially on the rose form finial. Another color associated with Mennecy is the most beautiful green found on the raised leaves of the rose finial and on the leaves surrounding the flowers.
This pot is particularly appealing because the painting of the flowers is so robust. Envisioning it in a woman’s toilette seems the epitome of femininity and Romanticism. In the 18th century, it would have been found on the vanity of an aristocratic lady, where it was primarily used to hold creams and lotions for the face.
The Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory was one of the first French porcelain factories. From 1735 until 1773, the factory produced Fine quality soft-paste porcelain wares. French soft-paste porcelains date to the early attempts by European potters to replicate Chinese porcelain by using mixtures of clay and glass frit. Like our pot, the body of the early Mennecy soft-paste wares has a creamy tone.
There was no gilding at Mennecy. Instead, like our pot, the rims were painted in tones of pink and purple.
The Mennecy, factory under the protection of the Duc de Villeroy, marked many of its porcelains with an incised “DV” on the underside.
Our pot is marked with an incised “DV”; however, an image of the “DV” mark does not have enough resolution to post here.
Provenance: Estate of John F. Ball, Greenwich, CT.
Dimensions: 3.75″ tall x 3″ diameter
Chinese Blue and White Small Vase Made of Soft-Paste Porcelain$760.00
This delicate Chinese blue and white bud vase was made in the early18th century. Hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue, it shows peonies emanating from rockwork. The vase has an elegant, slender form that rises to a flared lotus form rim. It is supported on an oval-shaped foot. The body has a milky-white glaze, which crackled when fired (see image #s 2.5.6)
Dimensions: 5″ in height x 2.6″ across x .8″ deep
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest roughness on the upper edge.
Pair French 18th Century Soft-Paste Porcelain Pots Made by Mennecy$2,100.00
Provenance: A New England Estate
Hand-painted in the 18th century circa 1765 these beautiful Mennecy Porcelain soft-paste pomade pots are rare. Pots like this held rich creams and lotions for the face. They would have been placed on the vanity of an aristocratic lady. Both the body and the cover have lovely spiral fluting and are decorated with flowers painted in exquisite enamel colors, especially the distinctive purple-rose hue seen on the body and the cover. Each cover is topped with a fabulous strawberry finial. The underside of both pots is marked with an incised “DV.”
Dimensions. height 3.75 inches x diameter 2.35 inches
Blue and White Delft Charger 18th Century, Circa 1780$580.00
Made in the last quarter of the 18th century, this Dutch Delft charger is decorated with deep cobalt blue on white ground. It has a floral center that forms a five-pointed star. Around the center is an elaborate floral and foliate border. The eye-catching design radiates outward from the center to the two bands of floral decoration. On the reverse is a typical 18th century Delft blue factory mark showing the number “5”.
Dimensions: 13.5″ in diameter x 2″ height
Condition: Several very small glaze flakes restored to the rim; scattered age typical glaze lines and a glaze skip from the making (see image #5).
Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700$5,800.00
These six beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Hand-painted using both soft and dark cobalt blue, each dish is very slightly different from the others in the set. The decoration is exquisite. At the center of each dish, there are two flowering peonies emanating from rockwork. On the border surrounding the peonies are other flowers including chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms. These dishes have meaning in Chinese tradition. Peonies are much loved for their bold size and colors. They are known as the flower of “riches and honor.”* Chrysanthemums symbolize abundance, while plum blossoms symbolize endurance and hope*. The dishes are molded, and the border of each plate is fluted in a pattern similar to the petals on a flower. The total effect is delightful.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1” in height
Condition: Excellent with minor frits on the foot of each dish
*See “Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery” by P B Welch.
Pair Creamware Dishes 18th Century England Painted in Pink & Purple Made c-1770$720.00
We are pleased to offer this lovely pair of 18th century English creamware dishes made circa 1780. Decorated in enamels, both plates
feature a chinoiserie scene. In conversation, we see two fashionably dressed women, a small child holding a pinwheel as he looks up, pointing to a group of chimes, and an older boy standing nearby. And at the far right, we see another boy seated with a parrot on his arm.
Dimensions: 9.5 inches diameter
Price: $720 for the pair
History of creamware
Creamware was created in the 1760s by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the first of the English potters to produce a cream-colored earthenware with a light-colored body. Wedgwood marketed these wares as Queensware after Queen Charlotte gave Wedgwood the honor of ordering a set. As its popularity increased, many of the other English potters began to make creamware as well. It replaced saltglaze stoneware as the dinnerware of all but the high aristocracy, which most likely would have had a service of Chinese export porcelain dishes.
Large Salt Glazed Charger 18th Century Made in England circa 1765$860.00
Provenance: The Collection of Sir Samuel Hoare*
This large and exquisite salt-glazed charger was made in Staffordshire, England, in the 18th century circa 1765. The design is elegant and straightforward: the only decoration is the lobed and gadrooned edge. Press-molded, salt-glazed chargers, plates, dishes, and other service pieces filled the cupboards and dining rooms of middle and upper-class English and American homes from the mid-1740s until the end of the 18th century. The advent of this white stoneware dinnerware instigated a tabletop revolution.
*A paper label on the back of the charger (see image #6)
**J Skerry “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.”
***For an image of this type of charger recovered archaeologically at Colonial Williamsburg, see J Skerry “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America.” page 231.
Sevres Porcelain Bottle Cooler Hand-Painted 18th Century, Circa 1773-1782$3,860.00
Sèvres was the royal factory of Louis XV and Louis XVI, Kings of France from 1715-1793. The Sèvres factory was known to have the best painters and gilders in 18th century France. This stunning Sèvres 18th century double bottle cooler was hand-painted with exquisite sprigs of spring flowers (see images). The underside is marked in underglaze blue with the Sèvres intertwined “L” and the letter “L” for painter’s mark for Michel-Louis Chavereaux, who was active at Sèvres from 1773-1782. The decoration is delicate, and the modeling and gilding are exceptional.
The cooler measures 12.5″ (31.75 cm) across the handles x 5.75″ (14.6 cm) deep x 4.75″ (12 cm) in height.
Large Pierced Creamware Charger by Leeds Pottery 18th Century England c-1785$2,300.00
This magnificent creamware charger was made at the Leeds Pottery in Yorkshire, England, circa 1785.
Hand-pressed from a mold, it has exquisite piercings and a beaded edge.
Dimensions: 14.75″ in diameter
The underside is marked LEEDS POTTERY (impressed).
For an image of this pattern on a Leeds Pottery plate, see image 571 on pg 144 in Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House Leeds by Peter Walton, where he notes “Yorkshire 1780s-1790s” for this creamware design.
Please note that the last image in the series, which is hard to read, is the underside of the charger.
18th Century Italian Doccia Porcelain Dinner Service$4,000.00
A dinner service comprising six dinner dishes and six soup dishes made by the Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, circa 1750.
Italy was the site of Europe’s first porcelain production: in Florence between 1575 and 1587 under the patronage of Francesco I de’ Medici. The Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, founded nearly 200 years later, continued the tradition of Italian porcelain with a hard-paste body that was later glazed with a tin glaze. This dinner set is decorated with the al tulipano motif, a design that is one of the most prevalent in Doccia wares. The central flower is not a tulip but an interpretation of the peonies used in the Chinese Famille Rose porcelain.
– Soup dishes: 9 1/4 in. diameter x 1 1/2 in. height (23.1 cm diameter x 3.8 cm height)
– Dinner dishes: 9 1/4 in. diameter x 1 in. height (23.1 cm diameter x 2.4 cm height)
Condition: Excellent. Light wear to enamels throughout commensurate with age and use. Faint use marks visible on some dishes. One dinner plate with chip to underside of rim measuring 1 cm.
Note: 1 dinner dish and 2 soup dishes are not transparent, a characteristic of porcelain. These 3 dishes are porcelain with a tin glaze which makes them opaque and dates them to 1790-1800.
Early Derby Porcelain Coffee Can att. to George Robertson, circa 1795$3,200.00
A green-ground porcelain coffee can made by the Derby Porcelain Factory circa 1795. This green-ground coffee can is a fine example of early Derby porcelain. The shipwreck scene, titled on the bottom “A Shipwreck after a Storm” in hand-written script, is attributed to the painter George Robertson. The gilding, executed by Joseph Stables, remains in pristine condition.
Condition: Excellent. Small rim chip measuring 0.4 cm with associated in-painting of gilt.
Dimensions: 2 1/2 in. H x 2 7/8 in. Dm (6.4 cm H x 6.9 cm Dm)
Private English collection
Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham, 4/30/2009, lot 106
Thence by family descent
Set of Six Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand-Painted 18th-Century$8,400.00
This group makes a true blue statement. The deep cobalt blue is fabulous! This set of six Dutch Delft chargers are hand-painted in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. This is one of the most exquisite hand-painted designs made on Delft chargers in the 18th century, which explains why it was so popular. The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep blue decoration fills the charger. On the border are floral decorations and scroll designs. The white edges are delicately scalloped, adding another beautiful dimension to each charger. The chargers have the mark of De Klaauw “The Claw” for Delft made in the last quarter of the 18th century, or for LPK for De Porceleyne Lampetkan 1778-1811. For an image and discussion of a group of Delft chargers with this pattern, see E B Schapp, Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pages 74 and 75.
Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored Price: $8,400 for the group
Wedgwood Creamware Platter or Charger 18th Century Made in England Circa 1785$365.00
This Wedgwood creamware round platter or charger was made in 18th century England circa 1785. The border is decorated with a traditional neoclassical design of iron-red flower heads connected by midnight brown “diamonds”.
Blue and White Delft Mantle Jar Hand-Painted 18th Century Netherlands Circa 1780$1,220.00
A blue and white Dutch Delft mantle jar hand-painted in exquisite deep cobalt blue. We see a peacock in a garden filled with flowers and ferns. The cover is similarly decorated and topped with a traditional round knop covered in blue. Made in the Netherlands circa 1780, jars like this would have been placed on a mantle or a bracket.
Dimensions: Height 12.25″ x diameter at widest point 5.25″ x diameter at base 3.5″
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored. The underside is partially glazed, which was the tradition in many 18th century Delft factories.
Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted in Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780$1,100.00
This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1780. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see flowers that seem to follow one another around in a circle actively. The vibrant decoration draws your eye from the center outward.
Dimensions: diameter 13.75″
Condition: Very Good (with small edge chips invisibly restored)
18th Century Faience Puppy Made in Brussels circa 1760$3,200.00
WHY WE LOVE IT: His attitude!
We are pleased to offer this 18th century Brussels Faience figure of a puppy naturalistically modeled, painted with floppy ears, bulging eyes, and a topknot. He is seated on a green rectangular base. This charming puppy will make a wonderful addition to any dog lover’s home. Requiring little care except for an occasional dusting.
Pair Tortoiseshell Ware Called Whieldon Ware England Mid-18th Century Circa 1765$1,680.00
This pair of antique creamware dishes each have exquisite tortoiseshell decoration. Though these dishes were made in mid-18th century England, circa 1765, they look strikingly modern. The decoration was made on a buff or cream-colored plate by sponging or dusting dry, powdered, metallic oxides onto the plate after its initial firing. The seemingly contemporary, abstract look was created using colored oxide stains, which ran freely when heated in the kiln. As a result, each piece of tortoiseshell creamware is unique.
Creamware with this type of decoration is also known as Whieldon ware. It was developed by the English master potter Thomas Whieldon.
Dimensions: diameter 9.25″ and 9.5.”
Pair Blue and White Delft Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1780$865.00
A pair of blue and white Dutch Delft dishes hand-painted in the chinoiserie style. The center of each dish shows two flowering plants in full bloom. Look closely, and you will see that all the painting is done in lines as if by pen or pencil. This suggests that an experienced painter outlined the images, which an apprentice or less experienced painter then filled in. The delicate lobed edges are the final touch that makes these dishes especially wonderful.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored.
Chinese Porcelain Plate Hand-Painted with Mandarin Ducks, Circa 1860$1,230.00
This beautiful mid 19th-century Chinese plate was hand-painted in the Famille Rose style in the Qing dynasty, circa 1860. The plate depicts two Mandarin ducks swimming on a lotus pond. They look at each other and seem to smile. This is a happy plate with a symbolic message. Mandarin ducks are thought to mate for life. Therefore, in Chinese lore, they represent a happy marriage. In the Qianlong period, this would have been a perfect wedding gift! The plate is finely painted in exquisite polychrome enamels. We see pink shading into lavender pink and blue shading into light blue and turquoise. Highlights of grey, yellow, green, and light brown with gilt are framed by waveforms in bright white. On the border, we see the eight Chinese immortals, some riding wonderful mythical beasts. On the reverse of the plate are three traditional iron-red flower sprays.
Dimensions: diameter 8.75.”
Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Netherlands, 18th Century, Circa 1760$945.00
The entire surface of this beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger is covered in deep cobalt blue coloring. The center of the charger is filled with hand-painted peonies; while the wide border is painted with a net-like pattern of peonies, leaves, and scrolling vines. This charger was made in the Netherlands in the mid-18th century, circa 1760.
Dimensions: 12″ diameter
Antique Faience Cabbage Form Soup Tureen Hand-Painted in Brussels Circa 1765$18,700.00
This faience soup tureen was made in the Philippe Mombaers factory in Brussels circa 1765; the cabbage tureen, its cover, and stand are painted in green tones with yellow highlights. The color combination is exquisite. The tureen is a gem of naturalism. Beautifully molded, the cabbage sits on a stand formed by cabbage leaves. The finial is in the form of a snail. Practiced gardeners know that snails are often found in the cabbage patch late in the growing season. A snail munching on this faience cabbage would have delighted the dinner guests when the soup tureen was presented at the table. Tureens in vegetable and animal forms were the height of a fashionable table setting in the Louis XV period.
Dimensions: 14″ diameter of base x 9″ tall Condition: Very Good. The snail’s antennae are restored. There are some very tiny losses to the glaze. There is a very fine, thin, professionally sealed hairline on the edge of the cover (See image #7). It can only be seen from the inside.
Large Blue & White Delft Charger Hand-Painted w/ Cobalt Blue 18th Century c-1760$1,630.00
A huge blue and white Delft charger hand-painted in cobalt blue with peonies encircling a central flower.
Made in the Netherlands circa 1760, the charger is decorated all over with flowers arranged in a floral pattern (see image #2)
The reverse of the charger is decorated with nine panels in the style of early to mid 18th century Delft.
Dimensions: diameter 15.5″
Blue and White Dutch Delft Dish Made, Circa 1760$950.00
Why we love it: The cobalt blue is exquisite!
Provenance: An identical dish is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For an image of this identical plate and a discussion of its origins, see: E B Schaap “Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” pages 74 and 75.
We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft dish in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. It was quite popular in the mid-18th century. The decoration fills the well of the charger. On the border are medallions and floral designs. The edges are delicately scalloped, which adds another beautiful dimension to the dish.
Dimensions: 10 inches diameter
We also have a selection of 13″-14″ diameter chargers in this pattern in the shop.
Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Circa 1770$760.00
We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft blue and white charger showing a pair of songbirds and a vase overflowing with flowers. It is hand-painted in deep cobalt blue on a bright white ground. The charger was made in the last quarter of the 18th century circa 1770.
‘Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits along the outer edge invisibly restored.
Pair Hand-Painted Blue & Gold Antique Porcelain Dishes, Late 18th Century c-1790$420.00
An exquisite pair of gold on blue New Hall porcelain dishes made in England circa 1790. The gilding was done by hand. The design of these dishes features gold decoration of acorns and oak leaves on a deep cobalt blue ground (see images).
Dimensions: 8.15″ diameter
Antique Delft Dishes a Set of Five 18th Century with Purple/Manganese Coloring$1,100.00
A set of five antique Dutch Delft dishes beautifully painted with manganese-based purple. The dishes show a peony plant in full bloom. The maker was Hugo Brouwer. Brouwer created the design, and each dish would have been hand-painted in his factory, The Dreye Porceleyne Flesschen, using a stencil of his design. Each dish is signed with Brouwer’s H-B mark.
Dimensions: diameter 9″. Condition: Excellent
Pair of Small Blue and White Dutch Delft Vases Made, 18th Century circa 1760$4,300.00
This pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases was hand-painted in cobalt blue. The exquisite blue decoration features an all-around scene in the “Thousand Flowers” style of the 18th century, circa 1760. Each vase shows a songbird In the midst of flowers, leaves, and scrolling vines. The design is lively, and the painting is beautifully done. The quality of the glaze is exceptional. The softly rounded octagonal shape of the vases is traditional to Dutch Delft. This pair was made by and has the mark of “The Three Gilded Ashcans.” A similar pair can be found in the Philadelphia Museum collection in the Bradbury Bedell Memorial Collection 1921-3-159, 160. Place these vases in a room with other colors, and something magical happens; all the colors in the room come out more sharply.
Dimensions: 10.75 inches tall x 5 inches at the widest point
Condition: Good. Very small edge frits invisibly restored.
Pair of Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1770$980.00
This pair of antique blue and white Dutch Delft hand-painted dishes were made circa 1770. They feature a garden scene showing oversized flowers and a border with flowering vines and a crisscross design on a blue ground.
Dimensions: 8.65″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored
Antique Blue and Gold Pair of English Porcelain Dishes Regency Period, c-1790$680.00
This pair of English late 18th-century porcelain dishes is hand-painted in blue and gold with geometric and floral patterns on the border. The gold is the thing with this pair of dishes. It is fabulous! The gold-work jumps off the porcelain-especially the gold dots inside the blue enamel painting and the gilded vine curling around the blue line.
Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter
Hand-Painted Antique Blue & Gold English Porcelain Dish 18th Century c-1780$430.00
This exquisite late 18th-century dish features several elements that make it so full of life. First is the splendid hand-painted goldwork. This gilding enlivens the dish with its hand-painted golden vines, leaves, and edge. Additionally, the lovely fluting across the entire wide rim makes the design dance in the light. The delicate blue flowers coupled with the six blue lines add to the dishes’ beautiful sense of movement. The underside of the dish is marked with the Caughley “S” mark (For Salopian)
Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear to the gilt
Antique English Soft Paste Porcelain Liverpool Coffee Pot 18th Century$700.00
We are pleased to offer this rare Liverpool soft-paste porcelain coffee pot made in England in the late 18th century, circa 1785. The pot is painted with a lovely chinoiserie scene on both sides of the body. In the scene, a lady stands in front of a blossoming plum tree. She offers a basket of sweets to two boys. The artisan skillfully integrated chinoiserie figures into the design to add exotic appeal in an era when China was still a distant land of mystery.
Dimensions: 10.5″ tall x 8.5″ deep x 5″ wide
Condition: Very good with a single fine short hairline (see images).
Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made, circa 1780$3,400.00
We are pleased to offer this pair of large blue and white Delft chargers made by and with the mark of “The Claw” factory in the Netherlands, in the 18th century, circa 1780. The design is exuberant – as though the artist wanted to fill the entire space with delightful motifs. In the center is a vase overflowing with curving branches of leaves and flowers, but beyond this are much more stylized elements repeated around the entire dish. We see rows of fruits or berries, leaves, daisies, flowerpots holding roses, and large fanciful blossoms around the rim. Everything is connected with stripes, spirals, circles and scrolls to make a harmonious whole, a feast for the eyes.
These chargers will work well in a traditional or contemporary home.
This pair is part of our large collection of blue and white Dutch Delft, which can be viewed here.
Dimensions: 14 inches diameter
Pair of 18th Century Ludwigsburg Dishes$680.00
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved flowers and he loved well-painted flowers on porcelain.
This pair of Ludwigsburg dishes was made in Germany circa 1780. The outstanding quality of the hand-painted flowers is their exquisite liveliness. The flowers on the two plates are bursting with life! Hand-painted in monochrome purple each plate has a beautiful floral bouquet in the center and smaller sprigs of flowers decorating the plate as if they were strewn about.
The material is hard-paste porcelain.
Both dishes have the 18th-century factory mark of Ludwigsburg Porcelain which was two “C”s interlocked in blue, with one reversed, with a ducal coronet above as can be seen in images 7 and 8.
Dimensions: 9.25” diameter
Pair of 18th Century Swansea Creamware Botanical Dishes$1,500.00
From the Private Collection of Mario Buatta
This pair of 18th-century botanical dishes is part of the private collection of Mario Buatta. This is an especially lovely pair of dishes. Mario loved the beautiful flowers painted on English botanical dishes. He was our very best client for four decades. Just after the very successful Sotheby’s sale Bardith was privileged to purchase items from his estate.
This pair of 18th-century hand-painted creamware dishes was made by Swansea in Wales circa 1790. Dishes showing a single botanical flower were especially popular in late 18th century Great Britain as the scientific revolution began and British ships traveled the world often returning with new and unique specimens of flowers.
The Swansea factory in Wales provided some of the very finest botanicals painted on dishes.
The designs for these dishes were taken from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine begun in 1787.
On the back of the dish is the name of the flower inscribed in iron red.
Each dish is named on the back in underglaze red:
The pair of dishes measure 7.75″ diameter.
On the reverse, they are named: “Two Leave’d Lady’s Sliper” and “Virgin’s Bower”
For an image of similar Swansea Botanical dishes See: Jonathan Gray “The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London…”
Pair of Dutch Delft Cows Painted in Polychrome Petit Feu Colors Made circa 1760$2,700.00
Pair of Delft Blue and White Chargers in the Theeboom Pattern Made circa 1770$1,680.00
Pair Wedgwood Egyptian Revival Black Basalt Sphinxes Made 18th Century Circa 1785$8,600.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Charger$800.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers “The Axe”$2,200.00
Pair of 18th Century Creamware Lions$3,800.00
Pair of Large Antique Luneville Lions, France c.1800$14,600.00
Pair of Antique Blue and White Delft Plates$1,400.00
18th Century Pratt Pearlware Dish$250.00
Three Blue and White Delft Dishes with Yellow Slip Decorated Edge$1,400.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Six$3,450.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Eight$5,100.00
Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose Dessert Plates$1,000.00
Pair of Blue and White Delft Plates with Dragons$880.00
Blue and White Delft Chargers Theeboom Pattern Netherlands Circa 1770$3,100.00
Worcester Porcelain 18th Century Cups and Saucers in ‘Dalhousie’ Pattern$1,500.00
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet Group #3 Priced Individually$165.00
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet Group #2 Priced Individually$165.00
English Creamware 18th Century Sweetmeat Platt Menage$9,600.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Vases with Peacocks$6,200.00
Pair of Blue and White Delft Dishes$850.00
Judgment of Paris Chinese Export Plate$1,600.00
A rare Chinese export porcelain plate showing the Judgement of Paris. The delicately painted figures derive from a painting by Jean Paul Rubens. The scene shows Rubens’ version of idealized feminine beauty, with the goddesses Venus, Minerva, and Juno on one side and Paris on the other side. Charged by Jupiter to pick the most beautiful of the three, Paris selects Venus and awards her the golden apple. The plate was made during the Qianlong Reign, circa 1750.
Dimensions Diameter 9 in. x H 1 in. Condition Excellent. Very slight rubbing to the enamel. Price: $1,600
Two Pairs of Antique Le Nove Porcelain Statues$4,200.00
Set of Ten 18th C. Champagne Flutes$3,600.00
Cheers to welcoming friends!
This is a beautiful set of ten large (8.5inches tall) English mid-18th century clear champagne flutes. The funnel-shaped bowls are set upon a tubular stem rising from a circular foot. On the bottom of the foot is a pontil mark (see images). The mark is the scar where the pontil was broken from the hand-blown glass. This indicates that the glass was blown freehand as it was in the 18th century.
Dimensions: 8.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches diameter at base and top
Pair of Antique Creamware Wall Pockets$1,700.00
18th Century Clignancourt Porcelain Soup Tureen$1,900.00
Blue and White Delft Charger$750.00
Pair of 18th C. Creamware English Flower Holders$4,300.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers$3,400.00
A pair of blue and white delft chargers with a naive garden scene. The oversize flowers and the pierced scholar’s rock are presented to the viewer in a row lined up in front of the garden fence. The blue border is decorated with flower heads painted with flat brush strokes and simple lines. The outer edge is painted with a traditional yellow slip.
Dimensions: H 1.5 in. x Dm 13 in.
Condition: Excellent. Small edge frits invisibly restored.
“Boy” Blue and White Antique Bottle$1,200.00
An antique Dutch Delft bottle painted in underglaze blue with the word “Boy.”
For many years this type of bottle with the word “Boy” was thought to be English Delft. But recent research has determined that bottles of this kind are mid-18th century Dutch Delft. This fine example has two small loop handles on each side.
Dimensions: H 8 in. x Dm 5 in. Condition: Excellent. Small expected edge frits. Price: $1,200
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