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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.
Caughley Blue and White Mask-Spout Pitcher Printed Flowers$700.00
Caughley made this blue and white pitcher in England, in the mid 18th century, circa 1765. Around the time that this pitcher was made English porcelain makers discovered the technique for printing on porcelain. Caughley made several exquisite blue and white porcelain pieces with flower prints that were clean and sharp. The pitcher is crisply molded with overlapping cabbage leaves. The spout is molded with the traditional mask face of a bearded man.
Dimensions: 7.75″ tall
Ref: Geoffrey Godden in his book on Caughley and Worcester porcelains calls this print a “rare design.”
Large Salt-Glaze Charger 18th Century England circa 1765$940.00
This salt-glazed stoneware charger is an exquisite piece of early Americana.* The floral design on the border is graceful and charming showing a variety of flowers on the vine. It was made in England. In the mid 18th century stoneware was a staple of trade between America and England. England sent America manufactured products, such as this salt-glazed charger, and in return purchased agricultural products from the American colonies.
*The pattern on this charger is a variation of pattern S6. CWF,1994-9 that was recovered archaeologically at Colonial Williamsburg. S6. CWF,1994-9 is cataloged by E Skerry in “Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America”. An image can be found on page 238.
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.
Bow Botanical Dish in the Hans Sloane Style England 18th Century Circa 1760$4,600.00
Why we love it: Look at the flower!
This rare Bow porcelain botanical plate was hand-painted in England circa 1760. The exuberant flower painting is still fresh and exciting today. The fully-painted center shows an exquisite flowering hibiscus. The image is vibrant; the three flower heads and the leaves extend beyond the center, curling up onto the border. Two colorful butterflies, a lavender-pink caterpillar, and other insects are painted along the border. They add beauty and movement to the image. The plate is altogether a delight. In the mid-18th century, when Bow painted this plate, the Chelsea porcelain factory was making the “Hans Sloane” botanicals. At Bow, the large bold botanical designs for flat pieces, like this dish, were often borrowed from Chelsea. We can find a similar flower in an album of 141 watercolors of plants made by Henry Fletcher, Catalogus Plantarum*. The hibiscus appears on plate 10. The owner of this album was Sir Hans Sloane, of the Chelsea Physic Garden, which the designers at Chelsea Porcelain were known to use as models for their “Hans Sloane” botanical plates. Like this plate, Bow porcelain of this early period generally has a warm, creamy body that is glassy, and the glaze tends towards an ivory color. The shape of the dish is octagonal with a traditional brown rim.
*Sir Hans Sloane bequeathed the album to the British Museum SL,5284.31.
Dimensions: 8″ wide and 8″ from top to bottom.
Condition: The current condition is excellent. Very small flakes near the corners have been invisibly restored, and some green on the leaves has been touched in.
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$9,600.00
Why We Love It: The deep cobalt blue is fabulous! This group makes a true blue statement.
We are pleased to offer this set of six Dutch Delft chargers 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 at the time. The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep blue decoration fills the charger. On the border are medallions and scroll designs. The white edges are delicately scalloped, which adds 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.
Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter
Condition: Excellent current condition (very small edge frits invisibly restored)
Price: $9,600 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.
Antique Delft Blue and White Charger Made, circa 1760$1,820.00
We are pleased to offer this exceptional 18th century Delft charger painted in a crisp, bold, geometric pattern. Made in England circa 1760, this energetic Blue and White design indicates that the charger was likely made in the Lambeth High Street factory in Vauxhall, London. For a similar example of a blue and white Delftware dish, see “London Delftware” by Frank Britton on page 69. With its marvelous bold geometry, this charger will work well in either a modern or traditional home.
Dimensions: 13 inches in diameter.
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
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)
Pair Small Blue and White Delft Vases Made Netherlands, Circa 1790$1,620.00
This pair of exquisite, blue and white Dutch Delft vases is painted in a deep shade of cobalt blue. They are 7″ tall, which is a rare small size for Delft vases. The decoration on the vases and the covers shows a wild profusion of flowers. Along the base, we see a simple design of scrolling vines. A traditional bird and ball finial tops the covers. The underside is marked VDuijn for Ysbrand van Duijn the owner of De Porceleyne Schotel from 1782-1800, at which time the factory is thought to have closed.
Dimensions: 7″ tall x 3.25″ wide x 2″ deep
Condition: Current condition is excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
18th Century Faience Puppy Made in Brussels circa 1760$4,400.00
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.”
Four Blue and White Delft Dishes Made, Circa 1820$1,870.00
A set of four antique blue and white Dutch Delft dishes showing flowers, a vase, and a pieced rock. The deep cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with four panels each with a floral design. Between the panels is a zig-zag design.
Dimensions: 9.35″ diameter
Condition: Very good. Tiny edge frits invisibly restored.
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 Qianlong, Circa 1770$1,480.00
This beautiful 18th-century Chinese plate was hand-painted in the Famille Rose style in the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1770. 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.”
First Period Worcester Dish 18th Century Showing Scholars in Ancient Ruins$480.00
Provenance: The Collection of Edith Wolf
Edith was the sole owner of Bardith Antiques in New York City for over forty years.
When she traveled, she would often purchase items for her private collection.
She loved 18th and early 19th-century porcelain and pottery and was particularly passionate about studying early English and French porcelain.
This plate was made in the Worcester factory in the Dr. Wall, First Period circa 1770. In late 18th century England, there was great interest in ancient Greece and Rome. The ancient ruins of Pompei and Herculaneum had been excavated in the mid 1700’s and this type of neoclassic design was quite popular.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter
The Collection of Mario Buatta “God Save the King” Chinese Export Porcelain Mug$1,460.00
Dutch Delft Hand-Painted Charger Painted Polychrome Colors 18th Century, c- 1760$1,220.00
A Dutch Delft charger hand-painted in colorful polychrome. Made in the mid 18th century, the charger shows a traditional Dutch Delft design of an overflowing flower basket in panels. The panels are separated by an exquisite medium blue decorated with scrolling vines. Soft green, manganese, orange, and iron red work together to create a beautiful design.
Dimensions: diameter 12″
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
Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Made, Circa 1780$1,200.00
Why we love it: The intense cobalt blue We are pleased to offer this sizeable Dutch Delft blue and white charger hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. This exquisite charger was made in the 18th century, circa 1780. It shows a vase filled with sunflowers and ferns. The design is reminiscent of a peacock displaying its feathers. That is why this pattern has been known since the 18th century as the “Peacock” pattern. The blue on the rim of the charger is painted in.
Dimensions: diameter 13.85 inches
Condition: Very good
Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand-Painted in the 18th Century$1,100.00
This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in cobalt blue. We see a peacock standing at the edge of a pond, and next to it is an oversized peony. But, it is the majestic bird that captures our eye.
Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter. Condition: Excellent. Price: $1,100
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.
Pair Large Chinese Imari Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1760$2,700.00
Why we love it: The colors! This pair of beautiful Chinese Imari porcelain dishes dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The dishes have a soft palette of red, cobalt blue, and gold. We see chrysanthemum and peony flowers in the central panel. The wide rim of the dish is adorned with additional flowers. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of flowers on the vine. Dimensions: diameter 10.75″ Condition: Excellent. Price: $2,700 Background of Chinese Imari porcelains: In the late 17th century, Japanese potters in Arita first made export porcelains with elaborate gilt designs to cater to European consumers. As the wares were shipped abroad from the port of Imari, this category of brilliantly enameled porcelain was conventionally known as “Imari ware.” From the early 18th century, Chinese artisans followed the Japanese example and manufactured similar Imari-style porcelain products identified by connoisseurs as “Chinese Imari ware.” Our refined charger is an excellent example of mature Chinese Imari Porcelain for the West
Pair Tea Bowls & Saucers Pearled Creamware Hand-Painted in Imari Colors 18th C$480.00
This is a lovely pair of hand-painted 18th century pearled creamware tea bowls and saucers. Made in England circa 1785, the cups and saucers are painted in a chinoiserie pattern with Imari colors. We see a garden with an oversized flower and two rocky outcroppings painted in cobalt blue and a garden fence painted in iron-red. The decoration on the tea bowls repeats the pattern on the saucers. Each piece is as light as a feather.
Dimensions: diameter of saucer 4.25″, diameter of tea bowl 2.5″, height of tea bowl 2″
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$730.00
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$2,300.00
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″
Set of Nine Blue and White Dishes Dutch Delft Hand-Painted 18th Century C-1770$5,800.00
This set of nine blue and white Dutch Delft dishes were made in the 18th century circa 1770. The hand-painted design features a tulip bulb in the center and tulips in a circle on the wide border. But, it is the exquisite deep cobalt blue and the beautiful pie crust border which make this set so appealing. The cobalt blue is the deepest I’ve ever seen on any piece of Delft. And the pie crust edge is a rare treat.
Dimensions: Diameter 6 smaller dishes measure 8.5″-9″ and the two larger 10″ and 10.5″
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored
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$900.00
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).
Strasbourg Faience Dish Made by Paul Hannong, circa 1755$730.00
This 18th century faience dish was hand painted in the factory of Paul Hannong in Strasbourg, France. The flowers are exquisite. I would almost call them delicious! Paul Hannong, and his brother Joseph, were known for the fabulous flower painting on their faience. French faience of this type was used at the court of Louis XIV as part of elaborate meals and displays. This finely painted plate was decorated with sprays of beautiful flowers in the mid-18th century circa 1755. The border of the dish is molded with six slightly lobed panels. The edge is painted dark brown. The dish’s underside is marked in underglaze blue with Paul Hannong’s “IH” cipher over “90” written in brown (see images). An oval dish decorated with very similar hand painted flowers can be found in Christie’s auction on May 29, 2001, Auction 2507 EUROPEAN CERAMICS, DUTCH DELFTWARE, AND GLASS Lot 165. It is attributed by Christie’s to Paul Hannon.
Dimensions: Diameter 9.5.”
The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of Chinese Porcelain Tobacco Leaf Dishes c-1770$1,530.00
Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
This pair of small Chinese export porcelain dishes is hand-painted in the Tobacco Leaf pattern.
The dishes are gorgeous! Mario loved porcelain with well-painted flowers and unexpected color combinations. These Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes have both. Made for export in the Qianlong Reign of the Qing Dynasty circa 1770, these dishes light up the room.
The decoration features lobed leaves and hibiscus flowers. It was inspired by the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant and by patterns used on Indian and Chinese textiles and from the 17th and 18th-century.
The Tobacco Leaf pattern was and still is one of the most sought after of porcelain patterns.
Dimensions: 7″ diameter
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest wear.
In the Tobacco Leaf pattern we also have a pair of Flight, Barr, Barr Worcester Tobacco Leaf dishes and a pair of Mason’s Ironstone Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes, all from The Private Collection of Mario Buatta.
From The Collection of Mario Buatta 4 Sprig Decorated 18th-Century Porcelain Saucers$800.00
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
These four elegant 18th-century saucers were made by “The Queen’s Factory”, the factory of Queen Marie Antoinette of France, circa 1785. Bands of sprig decoration, like the one seen here, were Marie Antoinette’s favorite porcelain patterns.
Mario was keenly aware of the historical importance of porcelains from The Queen’s Factory, and he valued elegance in his decorative style. These saucers are elegant, refined, and sophisticated.
Dimensions: 5″ diameter x 1.25″ height
Condition: slight rubbing to the gilded edge
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…”
Chinese Blue and White Small Platter, made circa 1770 during the Qianlong Period$630.00
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
Creamware Figure of a Young Man from the Collection of Colonial Williamsburg$700.00
English Salt Glazed Pottery Lion Mid-18th Century Made circa 1760$1,700.00
Pair of 18th Century French Porcelain Pots by Mennecy$2,200.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Charger$1,200.00
Eleven Blue and White Delft Dishes Hand Painted 18th Century Antique$5,600.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers “The Axe”$2,200.00
Pair of 18th Century Creamware Lions$5,600.00
Pair of Large Antique Luneville Lions, France c.1800$19,600.00
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$1,700.00
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$1,450.00
Blue and White Delft Chargers Theeboom Pattern Netherlands Circa 1770$3,300.00
Worcester Porcelain 18th Century Cups and Saucers in ‘Dalhousie’ Pattern$2,300.00
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$23,000.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Vases with Peacocks$6,200.00
Pair of Blue and White Delft Dishes$1,150.00
Judgment of Paris Chinese Export Plate$1,800.00
Two Pairs of Antique Le Nove Porcelain Statues$5,200.00
Small 18th Century Dutch Delft Blue and White Dish$650.00
Set of Ten 18th C. Champagne Flutes$3,600.00
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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$3,400.00
18th Century Clignancourt Porcelain Soup Tureen$4,300.00
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$1,700.00
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: $1,700
Pair of Derby 18th Century Porcelain Bowls$3,800.00
Rare pair of Derby porcelain bowls beautifully painted in a chinoiserie style. The overall decoration as well as the choice of colors create a harmonious design. The center shows a waterside scene with a sense of movement on the water. Surrounding the center are five large panels each showing a blue scholar’s rock and a flowering peony.
Made in England, circa 1765. Some of the finest porcelains of the 18th century were created at the Derby factory.
Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in.
Pair of Antique Delft Blue and White Vases$10,800.00
We found a great pair of large, early Dutch Delft vases from the beginning of the 18th century, made between 1700 and 1720. These outstanding vases are decorated with chinoiserie scenes of warriors and noblemen. The detail and quality of the painting is exceptional.
Looking at these vases the viewer is transported into the world portrayed on the vases. We see a warrior with bow and arrow on horseback, an armored horseman, and a nobleman with his retinue.
Dimensions: H 22 in. x 9.5 inches W across the widest point, 7.75 inches W at the base
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