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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
Pair Blue and White Delft Jars Hand-Painted 18th Century Netherlands circa 1780$2,860.00
This pair of 18th-century Delft jars has a lovely distinctive style, taken from nature. The rich cobalt blue designs are hand-painted. We see curving and scrolling floral patterns. The lobed shape of the jars adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surface. The tops have flower form skirts (see image #5). The combination is beautiful.
Dimensions: 14.75″ tall x 7.75″ diameter at widest point x 4.5″ diameter at base
Condition: Good with some excellent invisible restoration.
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$3,880.00
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.
$3,880 for the set of three dishes.
$2,600 for the pair of round dishes.
$1,280 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$2,100.00
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.
Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Platter Hand-Painted, 18th Century, Circa 1770$1,600.00
This exquisite Chinese blue and white porcelain platter was hand-painted in the Qianlong dynasty in the 18th century. It has the timeless appeal of beautiful flowers blooming in a garden. We see a fence, willow tree, rockwork, and large peonies, which seem to float above the garden, all painted in deep cobalt blue. The border decoration has intricate patterning with wave and diamond pattern designs. The shape of the platter is a traditional Chinese export cut-cornered rectangle.
Dimensions: 14″ x 10.5″ x 1″height
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).
Delft Blue and White Charger Handpainted 18th Century circa 1780 by “The Axe”$1,400.00
This lovely 18th century Dutch Delft charger was made at “The Axe” factory. The center shows a vibrant garden scene hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. The decoration is crisp. Much of it was painted in medium blue and then outlined in deeper blue. Flower buds and flowerheads fill the central space. On the border are ten panels, each with a single flower. The underside shows the mark of “The Axe” (De Porceleyne Bijl).
Dimensions: 14″ in diameter
Condition: Excellent: the blue on the edge touched in to invisibly restore small edge frits.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.”
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
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$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″
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…”
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
Antique Blue and White Delft Charger$1,200.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers “The Axe”$2,200.00
Pair of 18th Century Creamware Lions$4,600.00
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$1,400.00
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$1,150.00
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$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$1,600.00
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
Small 18th Century Dutch Delft Blue and White Dish$430.00
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$1,900.00
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 Mid-18th Century Porcelain Bowls$3,100.00
This is early English Porcelain. Made just 10 years after the beginning of the Derby factory. This rare and exquisite pair of Derby porcelain bowls is beautifully painted in a chinoiserie style. The overall decoration and 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 mid-18th century were created at the Derby factory.
Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in. Condition: Excellent. Price: $3,100
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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