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Pair of French Mid-19th Century Flower Decorated Creamware Dishes$470.00
This pair of French creamware dishes shows sprigs of beautiful flowers. The images are crisp. We see two shades of purple, green, and yellow. The color combination is perfect. Made by the Creil-Montereau factory in the mid-19th century, circa 1860, the pattern was inspired by the hand-painted flowers on 18th-century French and English porcelain. The dishes are made of pearled creamware, pottery perfected by an Englishman, Josiah Wedgwood, in the 1780s. Under the artistic and technical direction of native English potters, Creil-Montereau introduced France to transfer printing on creamware and raised it to a high state of perfection during its peak years in the 19th century. The pottery factory of Creil (Oise) was founded in 1797. In 1840 the Creil factory merged with the Montereau factory (Seine et Marne). The company became “Creil et Montereau Faïenceries” under the name Lebeuf, Milliet & Co. (LM & Co.), and continued until 1876.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1.5″ deep.
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest rubbing to the colors.
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
Pair Antique French Porcelain Baskets Made Circa 1840$4,250.00
A pair of French Paris Porcelain baskets decorated with brown grape leaves on a light caramel ground. The exquisite neoclassical grape leaf design gets its inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman decorations. The latticework of the baskets lends delicacy and light to the design. Baskets like these first became popular in France during the reign of King Louis Philippe from 1830-1848.
Dimensions: 9″ tall x 8.75″ across the top
Pair of Antique French Porcelain Baskets$4,250.00
Made in France circa 1870, this beautiful pair of Paris Porcelain baskets are classic French style.
They are elegant and formal with exquisite gilt on crisp white porcelain.
The one decorative touch is a lovely small band of chevrons around the middle of each basket (see image #3).
The latticework of the baskets enhances their delicacy and adds light to the design.
Baskets like these first became popular in France during the reign of King Louis Philippe from 1830-1848.
Dimensions: 8.5″ height x 8.75″ diameter across the top
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
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
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.
Early 19th Century Creil French Mochaware Coffee Pot$1,900.00
A Creil mochaware peach-colored coffee pot made circa 1810.
This elegant coffee pot features a dark brown mocha design on a light peach body. Mochaware was developed in Staffordshire in the late 18th century, but spread to continental Europe through the Middle-Eastern moss agate trade. Moss agate stones, which sport a similar tree-like design, were exported to the West through the port of al Makha, translated in English to “Mocha.” While moss agates were used as semiprecious stones in jewelry and objets de vertu for the upper classes, their dendrite design inspired potters such as Creil to create mochawares for more quotidian usage.
Dimensions: 10 in. H x 6 1/4 at widest point (25.4 cm H x 15.9 cm W)
Condition: Excellent visual condition, with invisible professional restoration to cover and spout. Some minor staining to clay body under the glaze on the foot.
Apt Mixed Earths Centerpiece Made in France Mid-19th Century circa 1840$3,600.00
Three Antique French White and Gold Swans$2,200.00
Pair of 18th Century Creamware Lions$4,600.00
Pair of Large Antique Luneville Lions, France c.1800$19,600.00
French Faience Dessert Dish with Peacock$475.00
Set of 14 Antique French Porcelain Dishes$2,300.00
Faience Bough Pot early 19th Century$3,200.00
Three Niderviller Antique Porcelain Open-Work Baskets$1,400.00
Antique French Porcelain Plate with Children Playing and a Cobalt Blue Border$675.00
Pair of Paris Porcelain Golden Mantle Vases in Empire Style Made Circa 1840$2,600.00
We are pleased to offer this pair of golden Paris Porcelain mantle vases made in the Empire style, circa 1840. The gilding on these vases is dazzling. The delicate band of flowers and the matte handles emphasize the mirror-like quality of the gold. Gilding used gold as pigment in paint: the artist ground the gold into a fine powder and mixed it with a binder. Then the gold was applied in the same way as paint. After gold-painting, the artist would heat the piece enough to melt the gold slightly, ensuring an even coat.
Dimensions: 12.25 inches tall x 6 inches across x 3.25 inches deep
Price: $2,600 Background of Paris Porcelain: Old Paris porcelain, or Vieux Paris, produced by numerous private factories clustered around the French capital, was known for gilded opulence. The time frame for the production of Paris Porcelain extends from the late 18th century up to the 1870s. Most pieces are not marked.
Pair of Opaline Vases with Colorful Flowers on a Sky Blue Ground$1,100.00
18th Century Clignancourt Porcelain Soup Tureen$4,300.00
Antique Set of Honore French Porcelain Plates$3,800.00
“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 Neoclassical Portrait Vases$4,600.00
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 makes the vases so exceptional.
Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in.
Pair of French Gilded Porcelain Baskets ‘Corbeilles’$2,300.00
Created in France in the mid-19th century the baskets are decorated with delicate flowers and lavish gilding. They stand on rectangular bases of clean white porcelain with gilded outlines. The lattice work of the baskets lends delicacy and light to the design.
Originally this pair of elegant oval-shaped antique French porcelain pierced baskets (corbeilles) would have been placed on a table to hold fruit. They would be lovely on any table or sideboard. Their timeless beauty will enhance any room.
Dimensions: 13.5 inches W x 9.5 inches H x 7.75 inches D
Provenance: The Collection of Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
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