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Large Blue and White Arras Porcelain Round Soup Tureen French 18th Century$2,200.00
This late 18th-century French soup tureen is decorated with an elegant design of delicate cornflower sprigs. The color of the porcelain body is a warm creamy white. The cornflower sprigs, handles, and border edging are decorated with beautiful deep blue enamel. The combination of the creamy white ground and the blue decoration is splendid. The makers of Arras porcelain specialized in porcelain painted in this entrancing twilight blue called “Bleu d’Arras.” Natural forms like the tree branch handle and the blue cornflower decorations were the height of French fashion in the last quarter of the 18th century. This tureen was made at the Arras porcelain factory circa 1780. The underside of the tureen is marked with the letters “AR” and the flying bird symbol of the Arras factory.
Dimensions:10.25″ diameter x 9″ height
Condition: Excellent, with some small original firing cracks along the outer edge of the cover (see image #3).
Large Blue and White Delft Vase$460.00
This large Delft vase is painted in tones of blue and white. We see four alternating panels. Two panels show a songbird in the garden of a flowering fruit tree. The other two panels show a man on a bridge calling up to his lover in the window of a pagoda. This vase would be perfect for flowers.
Dimensions: 13.75″ x 7.5″ across the top x 6″ across the base.
Large Blue and White Porcelain Soup Tureen French 18th Century$3,400.00
Decorated with an elegant design of delicate blue cornflower sprigs, this soup tureen was made in Arras, France, in the late 18th century.
The cornflower sprigs, handles, and border edging are decorated with beautiful deep blue enamel.
The makers of Arras Porcelain specialized in porcelain painted in this entrancing twilight blue called “Bleu d’Arras.”
The color of the porcelain body is a warm creamy white.
The combination of the creamy white ground and the blue decoration is splendid.
Natural forms like the tree branch handle and the blue cornflower decorations were the height of French fashion in the last quarter of the 18th century.
Made at the Arras porcelain factory of the Delemers family circa 1780, both the tureen and its stand are marked in underglaze blue.
The underside of the tureen is marked with the letters “AR” for the Delemers family Arras factory.
The underside of the stand is marked “Dele AR” for the Delemers family Arras factory.
Dimensions: 16″ wide x 13″ deep x 9.5″ tall
Condition: Excellent, with some hard-to-see rubbing to the clear glaze on the stand
Group Blue and White Delft Chargers 18 Pieces Netherlands, Circa 1760-1780$29,340.00
This group of blue and white Delft chargers has beautiful deep cobalt blue coloring. The white tin glaze is relatively uniform in its color. The sizes, colors, and designs make a harmonious group. The chargers were hand-painted between 1760 to 1780 and have wide borders with decoration around a central panel.
They all measure between 13.25″ and 14″ in diameter.
Condition: All are in excellent condition, with minimal edge frits invisibly restored.
Minton Platter England Mid-19th Century Decorated Roses Pansies Forget Me Not$560.00
This is the perfect serving platter for cool drinks in the garden on a summer’s day.
Made by Minton circa 1840, the platter shows delicate roses, forget me knot, and pansies scattered about. The roses are a lovely pink, the pansies the expected yellow and purple, and the forget me not blue with a touch of yellow at the center. The flowers are enhanced by the green leaves surrounding them and the beautiful gilded border filled with flowers and scrolling vines. On the reverse is Minton’s pattern number 9874, written in iron red (it is barely visible in image #10).
Dimensions: 15″ x 12″ x 1.5″ height
Blue and White Delft Dish Netherlands Circa 1800$430.00
At the center of this lovely hand-painted blue and white Delft dish is a traditional chinoiserie view of a garden. We see an oversized peony, a willow tree, and rockwork. The wide border shows water lilies and flower buds. The artist used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the design. The dish was made circa 1800.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″ height
Blue and White Delft Plate with Bird Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780$840.00
This Delft dish is hand-painted in fabulous, bright cobalt blue. Its center shows a lovely garden with a songbird among flowers in full bloom and a willow tree with its branches hanging over the garden. The border of the dish is filled with floral decoration and scrolling vines. The edge is painted with a traditional yellow slip.* This dish was made in the Netherlands in the last quarter of the 18th century, circa 1780.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height
*For an image of an 18th-century blue and white Delft dish with this yellow slip, see L-P van Geenen, Dutch Delftware, Marks and Factories page 237
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
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
German Faience Pierced Basket Made by Johann Jacob Kaiser Circa 1808$340.00
This attractive white faience basket has an oval pierced body around a solid bottom.
It is modeled on a wicker basket, a popular motif for late 18th and early 19th-century Continental ceramics.
Made to hold bread, this was a valuable item at the kitchen table in the morning.
The basket was manufactured circa 1808 at the Durlach factory in Germany. At that time, Durlach (Baden) was one of many German centers of faience production.
The Durlach factory was founded In 1723 by J H Wackenfeld. Until 1818 there was no factory mark, but artists signed their work; among the most prominent was Johann Jacob Kaiser (1773–1835), who signed his works with a black “K” (see Image #6).
After 1818 the factory’s earthenware was marked “Durlach.”*
Dimensions: 7.25 length x 5.2″ width x 2.5” height
Condition: Excellent with small original firing defects on the basket floor (see image #3).
The underside with paper label for the Sammlung Collection
* See: E. Petrasch: Durlacher Fayencen, 1723×847 (exh. cat., Karlsruhe, Bad. Landesmus., 1975) Durlacher Fayencen (exh. cat., Mannheim, Städt. Reiss-Mus., 1978) R. Simmermacher
18th Century French Soft Paste Porcelain Mennecy Blush Pot Hand-Painted$1,600.00
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
18th Century Faience Puppy Made in Brussels circa 1760$3,200.00
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.
Set of Five Antique Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, England, Circa 1830$1,200.00
This set of five Coalport Porcelain dinner dishes was made in England circa 1830. In the center of each one is a bouquet of exquisite hand-painted flowers. The close-up images show the exceptional flower painting. A wide green and white dotted border encircles the center. It has three glided panels, each with a single hand-painted flower.
Dimensions: 10″ diameter
Condition: One plate with fine knife marks to the enamels (see image #8) Price: $1200 for the set of five.
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).
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.
Dimensions: 8.5″ 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
3 French Porcelain Swan Shaped Gravy Boats White and Gold$1,200.00
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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