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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.
Pair English Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1810$340.00
This pair of charming, simple, and colorful porcelain saucers are decorated with pretty roses. The pair was made in England circa 1810. The saucers are a lovely pop of color. Their symbolic meaning is quite remarkable. Traditionally the deep pink roses convey appreciation, gratitude, and recognition. While the purple roses represent enchantment, splendor, and mystery. The color combination is especially inspiring.
Dimensions: 4.75″ diameter x 1.25″ height
Two Chinese Imari Porcelain Chargers Hand-Painted Qianlong Era, Circa 1760$6,140.00
These two beautiful Chinese Imari chargers were hand-painted in the Qianlong era in the mid-18th century. Both chargers show floral designs painted in cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold. The charger showing the basket of flowers in the center is also colored with peach enamels. Each charger is a work of art.
#1 (the charger higher up in the first image):
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: Very good with a single small edge chip invisibly restored to the highest standard.
#2 (the charger lower down in the first image):
This large Chinese porcelain charger is hand-painted in the Imari style. It dates to the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, circa 1760. The charger has a vivid palette of iron-red, peach, underglaze cobalt blue, and gold. In the center, we see a basket overflowing with flowers: chrysanthemums, peonies, and plum tree flowers, all in full bloom. The decoration is beautifully gilded, which gives the design a luxurious touch. The broad rim of the dish is adorned with scrolling vines, flowers, and far-away waterside views. In Chinese tradition, peonies symbolize royalty, wealth, and honor, plum tree flowers symbolize endurance, and chrysanthemums symbolize abundance and long life. Typical of the Chinese Imari ware at that time, the back of the charger bears a sketch of two branches of plum blossoms. At the center, the reverse shows the lingzhi mark in underglaze blue inside a double blue circle.
Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height.
Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the gilt
The price for the pair of chargers is $6,140.
Pair of Blue and White Delft Shallow Bowls Netherlands circa 1770$830.00
This charming pair of hand-painted blue and white Dutch Delft bowls is decorated in two tones of cobalt blue. The decoration is delicate, simple, and informal. At the center, we see a bird atop flowers, some in full bloom, others budding or partially open. The border is decorated with additional flowers, buds, and an all-around vine. The edge of the bowl is painted with a traditional Delft ochre-colored slip.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1.75″ deep
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 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
Pair Antique Armorial Porcelain Dishes with Armorial of Inglis Made circa 1830$700.00
We are pleased to offer The arms of Inglis on a pair of lovely antique armorial porcelain dishes. These stylized square antique dishes feature the crest of the Inglis family of Scotland. While the armorial is the main feature of the plate, it is further decorated with a double chain along the border, giving greater focus to the armorial and the beautiful bouquet in the center.
The motto, “Recte faciendo securus,” translates to “[there is] safety in acting justly!
Pair Antique Spode Oval Shaped Dishes Decorated with Waterlilies England C-1825$740.00
The most exceptional aspect of this pair of dishes is the fabulous gilding lavished over the cobalt borders. As a less prominent feature, the gilding carries throughout the decoration. The bright gold combined with the unexpected use of purple with turquoise and green makes this a stunning pair of dishes. The gilt and exquisite colors jump from the clean white ground of the pearled creamware.
Dimensions: 11″ long x 7.75″ wide x 2.25″ deep
Pair Antique Dishes Elephants Image Shows One of Two$530.00
We are pleased to offer this pair of antique English dishes showing an elephant in an Asian setting (see image # 3 to see both dishes in the pair side by side). Made circa 1800, these octagonal pearl glazed creamware dishes feature a lively scene with two figures riding an Indian elephant through an exotic landscape. The combination of several “Asian” style motifs was a common theme in 19th century England. Along a winding road, we see large fruit trees and fenced gardens. The road leads into the distance, where we see a tall pagoda temple.
The pattern is printed in brown with overglaze enameling in orange, yellow, green, and blue.
The dishes are unmarked but are similar to the later Wedgwood & Co. “Processional Elephant and Howdah” pattern made in the mid-19th century. Minnie Holdaway suggests that these dishes were the inspiration for the later Wedgwood & Co. pattern since they date to the early 19th century.
Dimensions: 9 inches diameter x 1 inch height
Condition: Excellent Price: $530 for the pair of dishes
References: Holdaway, Minnie. The Wares of Ralph Wedgwood. English Ceramic Circle Transactions Vol. 12 Part 3. London: The Lincoln’s Inn Press Ltd, 1986.
Pair Square Drabware Dishes Made England, Circa 1830$480.00
This pair of drabware dishes has a rich earth tone color. The John Ridgway factory made these dishes in England circa 1830. Pressed out in a mold, these eye-catching drabware dishes have raised neoclassical decoration around a central roundel. Drabware is unlike other pottery. The rich color of all drabware stems from the fact that each piece is created using dark clay rather than white clay. Transparent glaze over the dark clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.
Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ height
Pair of Staffordshire Ironstone Dishes Made in England, Circa 1825$530.00
Made circa 1825, this pair of eye-catching dishes features a lovely orange lotus blossom at the center and six pink and orange lotus blossoms decorating the border. Each blossom sits above cobalt blue leaves, lined with gilt. Small green leaves add a pop of color to the white ground. The central flower is separated from the border by two decorative bands of color: one orange and the other cobalt blue. A gentle lobed and gadrooned edge completes the decoration.
Dimensions: 10.25″ in diameter x 1.75″ tall
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.
Pair of Chamberlains Worcester English Porcelain Armorial Dishes$1,400.00
A pair of English porcelain soup dishes made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1825.
Made circa 1825, this pair of porcelain soup dishes is an excellent example of the stunning quality and artistry for which Chamberlains Worcester is known. Gorgeous, hand-painted flowers appear against a baby blue ground, with spectacular ornamental gilding throughout. The plates’ central crest and monogram indicate that they were made for John Paine Tudway, Member of Parliament for Wells, Somerset, providing us with a rare opportunity of original provenance.
Dimensions: 9 1/2 in. Dm x 2 in. H (24 cm Dm x 4.8 cm H)
Condition: Excellent. Very minor wear to gilding. Some areas of light stacking wear in the bowls.
Provenance: John Paine Tudway, The Cedars, Wells, Somerset
References: Fairbairn, James. Book of Crests of the Great Families of Great Britain and Ireland. 4th ed., rev. and enl. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1905.
Pair of Worcester Porcelain Square Dishes Flight Barr & Barr England, circa 1820$920.00
This pair of beautiful George IV porcelain squares was made in the Flight Barr and Barr Worcester factory circa 1820. The flowers are hand-painted. The colors are exquisite. In the center is a beautiful bouquet with two flowers; one a lovely shade of orange, the other a stunning pink. The fabulous gold gilding on the gadrooned edge is unparalleled. It is the best! The crisp white porcelain and the cobalt blue of the leaves in the decoration allow the orange and pink flowers to show beautifully.
Pair Worcester Porcelain Pink and Gold Dinner Plates England circa 1820$520.00
The sweetness of the beautiful pink band is tempered by the brown leaves and berries and the gilded vines surrounding it. The bright white porcelain allows the pink enamels and the gilding to stand out. Flight Barr Barr Worcester made these fine quality dinner dishes in the Regency style circa 1820. The gilded edge line and gadrooned edge add excitement to this Regency period design.
Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter 1″ height
Each dish is marked on the underside with FBB under an impressed crown showing that Flight Barr Barr were suppliers to their Majesties the King and Queen of Great Britain.
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.”
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.
Pair of Imari Saucers in the “King’s” Pattern Made in England, Circa 1820$480.00
Derby made this pair of “King’s” pattern imari saucers circa 1820. They are hand-painted in the Imari colors of cobalt blue, iron-red, and gold overlay with green, light blue, and true red accents on a white porcelain ground. The border shows a series of panels with geometric designs alternating with flowers on a cobalt blue ground.
Dimensions: 5.75″ diameter
Pair Hand-Painted Blue & Gold Antique Porcelain Dishes, Late 18th Century c-1790$420.00
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
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
Pair of Antique English Porcelain Dishes Decorated with Flowers England c-1830$420.00
A pair of Antique English porcelain dishes hand-painted with beautiful pink peonies and other flowers was made in England circa 1830. Placed by the front door this pair of dishes would give you and anyone walking into your home a cheerful greeting every time. If not at the front door these lively dishes would brighten any room in the house.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.5″
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
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.
Dimensions: 8″ diameter x 1.5″ height
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.”
Pair of Large Wedgwood Bowls Made in England, circa 1820$360.00
A pair of large Wedgwood bowls their borders painted with a lovely, delicate vine with lavender and lavender-pink flowers and green leaves. They are simple, understated, and beautiful. The underside of each bowl is marked with an impressed “WEDGWOOD” and “DD” and “No 1106″ written in underglaze blue (1106 is the Wedgwood pattern #).
Dimensions: The bowls measure 10.25″ diameter x 2” deep.
Condition: Excellent with very slight crazing from the initial firing.
Pair of Spode Ironstone Plates Lavender & Pink Borders Made England, circa 1820$350.00
A pair of Spode plates, 9.5″ diameter, made in England, circa 1820. The centers are decorated with flowers and rockwork in a chinoiserie design. The exquisite border is decorated with a patterned lavender and iron-red design and further decorated with blue and green branch-like decorations around cartouches filled with pink roses.
Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter
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 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…”
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
Pair of Delft Blue and White Chargers in the Theeboom Pattern Made circa 1770$1,680.00
Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers “The Axe”$2,200.00
Pair of Antique Blue and White Delft Plates$1,400.00
Pair of Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes$900.00
Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose Dessert Plates$1,000.00
Pair of Worcester Marbled Plates with Flowers$1,800.00
Pair of Blue and White Delft Plates with Dragons$880.00
Blue and White Delft Chargers Theeboom Pattern Netherlands Circa 1770$3,100.00
Pair of Blue and White Delft Dishes$850.00
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.
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