From the Collection of Mario Buatta

Mario Buatta was one of Bardith’s very best clients for four decades. Always looking for something special in each object, his taste was impeccable and resulted in a truly beautiful and important collection of ceramics. We are honored to present these offerings from his private estate.

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  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Miles Mason Porcelain Cup and Saucer

    $290.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful objects from the English Regency period. Miles Mason made this cup and saucer in England circa 1805. It is hand-painted with delicate and beautiful golden leaves and acorns. The combination of soft gilding and very fine thin red lines make the decoration of this cup and saucer unique. This was once part of a more extensive tea set. We don’t know if Mario purchased it as a single piece or as part of a set.

    Dimensions: 5.25″ diameter of the saucer x 2.75″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of French Neoclassical Dishes

    $420.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    This elegant pair of dishes have fluted borders with scalloped edges.
    Made in France circa 1820 the hand-painted borders are decorated with a neoclassical design showing cornucopia and flowering vines. But it is the colors, purple, green and blue together with lavish gilding which must have attracted Mario, and which make this pair so beautiful.
    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter x 1.5″ height
    Condition: some rubbing to the high points on the inner gold circle
    Price: $420 for the pair.

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta a Davenport Porcelain Dish England c-1820

    $250.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Spode White and Gilt Dish Made by Davenport Porcelain in England circa 1820.
    The crisp gilt, the surprising pink ribbon.
    Mario loved the unexpected. When we had a new shipment, he was always the first one through the door. And he always picked pieces that had something special. On this dish it is the pink “ribbon,” which adds a delicate and beautiful touch.
    The reverse has the Davenport anchor mark.

    Dimensions: 8.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with slight rubbing to the outer edge (see images).

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta A Pair of White & Gold Dishes England circa 1820

    $440.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Pair of White and Gold Dishes Made in England circa 1820.
    These beauties have a gilded edge with a dentil decoration, a border of “diamonds” and floral decoration.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 1.5″ height

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pink Lustre Porcelain Saucer Made England c- 1830

    $220.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Pink Lustre Porcelain Saucer Made in England circa 1830.
    This beautiful small gem shows grapes and grape leaves on a grapevine.
    Lustres have a thin reflective surface that creates a prism of color. Lusters give a wide variety of effects, and the final colors and tones are somewhat unpredictable, affected by the firing temperature, oxygen environment in the kiln.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 5.5″ diameter x 1″ height

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a New Hall Saucer Dish Made England c-1810

    $320.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Made by New Hall in England circa 1810, this is an exquisite dish with purple berries on a golden vine.
    The gilding is lavish, and the purple berries are small but beautiful.
    The underside is marked 349 in puce in the New Hall fashion.

    Condition: Excellent

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish w/ Gold & Cobalt Blue Border

    $360.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    An English dish with a cobalt blue and gold border, made circa 1810.
    Mario loved deep cobalt blue. On this dish, the depth of the cobalt blue is brought out by the exceptional gilding.

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish with Blue & Gold Decoration

    $380.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Coalport saucer dish with cobalt blue and gold decoration on a wide border. Made in England circa 1820, the dish is hand-painted and hand-gilded.
    The painter and gilder would have used a stencil so that the design could be repeated all around the border.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of Regency Period Dishes Cobalt Blue Borders

    $360.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of Regency Period dishes with cobalt blue borders decorated with beautiful gilding. Mario loved deep cobalt blue. The borders of this pair have the deepest blue decorated with a delicate gold floral design.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • Collection of Mario Buatta a Pair of Porcelain Cups Made in England circa 1825

    $280.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of porcelain teacups made in England circa 1825. This lovely pair of Staffordshire teacups is painted with a delicate floral design featuring lavender-pink buds, green leaves, and red vines with black berries, all on a bright white ground. This pair was most likely part of a large service that Mario purchased for a client.

    Dimensions; diameter of saucer 5.5″, diameter of cup 3.25″, height of cup 2″

    Condition: There is some slight toning on both the saucers and the teacups.

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a Neoclassical Saucer Dish England c-1810

    $360.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Made in England circa 1820, this elegant and beautiful saucer dish has fluting which seems to form ripples in the porcelain.
    It is decorated with a single gold flower in the center surrounded by red flowers with gold stems and leaves.
    The border has red feathers and gold links.
    As were most of Mario’s choices it is simply beautiful.

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Minton Chinoiserie Dish

    $520.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved finding unique pieces if they were also beautiful.
    This is a rare early Minton porcelain dish with a wonderful hand-painted Chinoiserie scene. Made in England circa 1810. The dish features a delightful chinoiserie scene of a Chinese boy playing in a field. The pieces in this charming pattern were not identical: each piece would have portrayed figures performing a different activity. This pattern’s variety can be seen in a cup and saucer in this pattern, which we also acquired from Mario’s estate.
    The reverse shows the Minton mark in underglaze blue with pattern number 539.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For more information on the Chinese Sports Series, see Loren Zeller’s article “Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s Recueil de Plusieurs Jeux d’Enfants Chinois: A Review of the Artist’s Work as Source for 18th and 19th Century Ceramic Designs” in the Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 32, June 2016.

    Dimensions: Diameter 8.25 in. x H 1.5 in.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Blue and White Staffordshire Saucer Showing Dogs

    $385.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved dogs! In many of the homes he decorated he hung paintings of hounds and spaniels throughout the rooms. Here we have a small but exquisite dish showing a pair of hounds at rest. The wide border is filled with flowers and leaves in a traditional Staffordshire style of the Regency period. The lively deep cobalt blue adds to the beauty of the dish.

    Made circa 1820 the dish is marked with the factory mark of Ralph and James Clews. The Clews factory was located in Stoke-on Trent in Staffordshire.

    Dimensions: Dm 6 in.

    Condition: Excellent.

  • 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

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of 12 Chinese “Laughing Boys” circa 1800

    $11,800.00

    From  the Collection of Mario Buatta
    A standout In Mario’s collection is this rare set of a dozen antique Chinese hand-painted “Laughing Boys”.

    One look and you see the individual personality of each boy. They are all happy and smiling, but each one has his own unique character.

    Made circa 1800 they wear clothing of that era. Their brightly colored jackets are exquisite and add to the joy they create.

    Dimensions: height ranging from 6″ to 7″ tall x 4″ across x 2.25″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes

    $1,060.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful color combinations on porcelains.
    Made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1810 these three Dejeuney pattern dishes have borders painted with a deep cobalt blue ground which is decorated with amazingly lavish gilding in foliate designs. Within the border are oval cartouches painted in the ”Rich Kakiemon” style with a pattern of trellised flowers painted in bold red, green, gold and royal blue.

    The pair of dishes measure 8.5″ diameter.        Both are marked Chamberlains Worcester on the reverse.

    The armorial saucer dish measures 7.75″ diameter x 1.75″ deep It has the Chamberlains Worcester pattern number 298 in purple written on the reverse.

    Condition: Excellent with one dish having fine, thin, half inch open flat line on the bottom which does not go through. See the last image.

  • 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”
    London…”

    Condition: Excellent

    For an image of similar Swansea Botanical dishes See: Jonathan Gray “The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London…”

  • Small Blue and White Tea Cup and Saucer

    $235.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    A blue and white English pottery teacup and saucer made in the Regency period circa 1825. We see a delicate overall printed pattern showing small trees. This cup was made for a tea purist. It is just large enough for a few sips of hot tea. If it were bigger, by the time one got to the last sips, the tea would have cooled a bit.

    Mario was our very best client for four decades. Blue and white was one of his passions. He loved intense blue.

    Dimensions: diameter of saucer 4.5″, diameter of cup 2.75″ x height 2.35″

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Pair of Imari Tobacco Leaf Saucers

    $520.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. This pair of English Tobacco Leaf pattern saucers have Imari colors which are exquisite. The saucers have a vivid palette of orange red, cobalt blue, and gold. The cobalt coloring is outlined in gold which gives the design a luxurious touch.

    Dimensions: 5.5 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent.

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