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Animalia Life-Size Model of a Rabbit Hand-Painted Made of Terracotta$4,700.00
This is a lovely life-size hand-painted rabbit expertly modeled in terracotta. Combining a high-quality model and terrific painting with great attention to detail created this realistic sculpture that is so life-like. She has personality: sitting contentedly, looking at the viewer. Possibly she’s waiting for a handful of lettuce. Made in Austria in the late 19th century, our rabbit measures 12″ long x 10.75″ x 6″ across. Since we found her in England, most likely, she was made for the English market. In Victorian England, animal figures of lions, cows, dogs, and other animals were quite popular. But, a figure of a rabbit is an unusual find.
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.
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.
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.”
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 Delft Blue and White Chargers in the Theeboom Pattern Made circa 1770$1,680.00
Antique Naval German Porcelain Tea Cup$300.00
Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose Dessert Plates$1,000.00
Two Pairs of Antique Le Nove Porcelain Statues$5,200.00
Pair of Neoclassical Portrait Vases$8,600.00
A pair of early 19th century French porcelain vases with exquisite execution of classical portraits. Each vase features an outstanding portrait of a single figure on the front and back. The artist has represented something of each person’s character. The figures are painted in grisaille framed in gold.
The portraits are set against a beautiful blue ground with delicate purple neoclassical designs. Decorated with acanthus leaves and stylized Greek keys, the gilding on the vases is outstanding. It is the combination of these elements which make the vases so exceptional.
Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in.
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