From our European Porcelain Collection, a lovely three-piece Dresden ensemble, 19th century, very finely painted in the Baroque style with a central scene of figures involved in musical pursuits, all executed in polychrome enamels against a deep cobalt blue ground surrounded by lavish gilding.
Size and Condition: The main tray is 12 3/8 inches wide, 9 5/8 inches deep. The cosmetics box and ring stand are each appro ...click for details
From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, an elegant Haviland porcelain soup tureen, late 19th century circa 1888-1896, decorated with floating flowers in “Indian purple,” with molded floral applique and a generous use of gilding.
The history of Haviland porcelain is a very interesting story of American entrepreneurship, sibling rivalry, and French protest....We encourage our clientele to read about this fascin ...click for details
From our European Porcelain Collection, a truly magnificent Vienna-style, iridescent-green ground, two-handled amphora-shaped vase, late 19th or possibly very early 20th century circa 1910, titled "Marguerite," depicting a very well-painted portrait of a beautiful woman holding a spray of marguerite daisies, the sides and reverse lavishly decorated in a brocade of gilt and adorned with enamel cabachons representing jewels. This superb piece is signed "Wagner" on the front, co ...click for details
From our European Porcelain Collection, an important and historically significant Meissen armorial plate, ex-Sotheby's, from the Munchhaussen family dinner service gifted by Augustus III to Gerlach Adolf von Munchhaussen in 1745. The decoration is executed in puce with gilt highlights, painted in the "fabletier" style of mythical beasts set against a landscape of birds and insects, all set beneath the Munchhaussen family coat of arms with a foliate scroll border on the rim. Meissen ...click for details
From our European Porcelain Collection, an exceptionally well-painted 18th century Meissen coffee pot from the so-called "Dot Period" (1732-1773), probably 1740-1760, depicting a serenade or courtship scene with what is either two musicians or perhaps two suitors, attempting to curry the favor of a Lady, all executed in puce with gilt highlights upon a very white, hard paste porcelain body. Meissen crossed swords with dot in blue on the base.
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From our European Porcelain Collection, a fine Meissen globular vessel with underplate and lid, late 19th century or possibly turn of the century circa 1910, well-painted in puce with gilt highlights. The large central rose depicted in the first image is so life-like and realistic that it is almost three dimensional: we hope our photos have done this justice. Adding to the marvelous charm of this piece are the dragonflies and other insects, all very well-rendered in gilt. Blue crossed swords to ...click for details
From our European Porcelain Collection, a very fine Doccia (Italian) tin-glazed, hard paste porcelain teacup and saucer, late 18th century circa 1780-1790, probably Ginori factory, very well-painted with a bucolic landscape of what looks like a country estate executed in puce, with a rich baroque border of gilding against a dark cobalt blue ground. This is a truly splendid high quality set.
From our European Porcelain Collection, a fine French Niderviller neoclassical-style porcelain saucer, heavily potted, late 18th century circa 1774-1784. This saucer is executed en grisaille in very fine detail of a sleeping cupid, rendered against a very dark cobalt blue ground that almost appears black. The border is richly gilded, and the reverse contains markings that stand for Count Philibert de Custine, who owned the Niderviller factory during this time period.
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From our European Porcelain Collection, a fine German Volkstedt neoclassical-style milk jug, late 18th century circa 1780-1790, depicting two reserves of young boys engaged in intellectual and artistic pursuits, all very well-executed in polychrome enamels with generous use of gilding.
Size and condition: 3 3/4 inches tall, 4 inches across spout to handle. Enamel and gilding are essentially 99% intact. There is one ...click for details