Porcelaines

BERLIN

A porcelain figure of "perdrix" bird .

Spectrum mark on the reverse.

GERMANY, Berlin, circa 1766/1767,

18th century.

Heigh: 16,3 cm.

CHINA
A pair of plates in porcelain  with decoration in the center of the weapons of " of Knyff " *.
CHINA, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1740. 18th century. Diameter: 24 cm.

*The first purchaser was probably Jacques-Gérard Knyff, born in Antwerp on March 31, 1681, burgomaster of this city in 1711 and 1712 then from 1722 to 1724. He was done knight of the Holy Empire and was authorized to precede his name with the particle "de" by letters patent of the emperor Charles VI, on September 1, 1719. After the death of his wife Maria-Agnès Verbiest, whom he married on March 23, 1703 and who died on May 23, 1724, he entered the orders and was graduated canon of the cathedral of Antwerp. He died on July 1, 1756.

Cf. H. Maertens de Noordhout, Porcelaines chinoises décorées d'armoiries belges, Bruxelles 1997, pp. 100 et 101.

CHINA

Porcelain plate with gray and gold decoration representing a scene of "Geese brother Philip" (La Fontaine tale inspired by a story by Boccaccio): a monk and a young man with two beautiful young women, one holding a parasol. On the edge four cartouche decorated with landscapes and bird reserves.
CHINA. Qianlong Period (1736-1795) middle of 18th century. Diameter: 22.5 cm.
The scene is made from an engraving of Nicolas Larmessin II (1684-1755) after a painting by Nicolas Lancret.

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CHINA
Two porcelain plates with Imari decoration in the center of two women with parasol and on the wing of reserves standing out on a background of scales, after Cornelus Pronk.
Early Qianlong period (1736-1795) between 1736 and 1738. Diameter : 23,8 cm.
See Louis Mezin, Cargaisons de Chine, Porcelaines de la Compagnie des Indes du Musée de Lorient (2002) N°104, p.128.

CHINA

A Chinese porcelain fountain with Green

Family decoration.
CHINA, Kangxi Period (1662-1722).
18th century
Height: 41 cm.

CHINA

Rectangular dish in porcelain polychrome decoration with the center of the coat of arms of the Carr Franke family.

CHINA, Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa1770. 18th century.

Length: 33 cm.

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CHINA

Chinese porcelain plate, decorated with enamels of the Rose family of a lake and mountainous landscape with a fortified village near the bank animated by many characters in the center in a large leaf-shaped cartouche, the wing decorated with a monogram.
Qianlong period (1736-1795), 18th century. CHINA.
Diameter: 22.7 cm.
The scene would represent the "courage" river in Canton, where the boats of the various Western companies could dock, the flags symbolizing the concessions along the river.

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CHINA.

A Chinese Green Family porcelain terrine or vegetable dish of round shape with polychrome and gold decoration of flowering branches, birds and leaves.
CHINA, Kangxi period 1(662-1722). 18th century.
Diameter : 24 cm ; Height : 19,5 cm.

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CHINA.

Group of laughing children also called "HoHo Erxian*" in green, yellow and manganese enamelled Chinese porcelain cookie.
CHINA, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Second half of the 17th century. Height: 15 cm.
* The HoHo twins are heralds of good fortune and also protectors of marriage, they represent harmony and union.

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CHINA

Soup plate with contoured edge in porcelain of China with polychrome and gold decoration of coats of arms joined in the center and of a garland of flowers on the wing, nets on the edge. 

Qianlong period (1736-1795). 18th century.

D. 23,5 cm. 

Dutch wedding coat of arms: family from Friesland (Netherlands) Hector Livius van Altena and Albertina Johannes Pierson, married on May 23, 1768 in Tietjerk.

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CHINA

Three bowls or large sorbets and three hollow saucers in Chinese porcelain with polychrome decoration known as "tobacco leaf".

 

Qianlong period (1736-1795), circa 1770-1775.

Height bowls : 5,6 cm ; diameter bowls : 11,2 cm ; diameter saucers : 16,4 cm

 

Cracks and pieces stuck near the top edge for two bowls.

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CHINA

Round ecuelle and its circular display dish in porcelain of China with polychrome decoration "pompadour" in enamels of the pink family of flowers and branches blooming of pomegranates and peonies framing escutcheons with eagle and fish attributed to Madame de Pompadour. 

Small recovery of the brown fillet on the edge of the display stand.

 

Circa 1750, Qianlong period (1736-1795). 18th century.

 

Width of the bowl : 24 cm ; Diameter of the display stand : 25 cm.

 

Cf. a copy of this decoration reproduced in "Cargaison de Chine ; porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes du musée de Lorient" page 65.

 

Since the 19th century, art historians have attributed the commission of this service to the famous mistress of King Louis XV, the Marquise de Pompadour. Indeed, the eagles and fish in the cartouches would symbolize respectively King Louis XV, and the Marquise de Pompadour whose surname was Poisson. This attractive hypothesis has been questioned by Michel Beurdeley who argues that the Marquise de Pompadour could not have tolerated a service whose decorative elements recall her plebeian origins. The richness of the decoration, the colorful palette particularly appreciated in France at that time and especially the elegant, refined and sought-after forms of the service's pieces make it in any case the object of a commission from an important and wealthy member of Louis XV's court.

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CHINA

A pair of Famille Verte octagonal jar in China porcelain with a polychrome decoration, each facet with flowers, birds, animals, and furniture, Buddhist and precious emblems.

CHINA Kangxi period (1662-1722).

18th century.

Height: 42.5 cm; Diameter: 26 cm.

Cf. Similar form in R.L. Hobson, Catalogue of Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain, 1931, n°145 plate XXX.

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MEISSEN

Meissen porcelain group representing Venus and Love with polychrome decoration. 

Trace of mark under the base. Model of Kandler around 1745-50. 18th century. 

Height : 18,5 cm. 

A few chips in the foliage and a wing of Love restored, Venus' left hand glued back.

MEISSEN

Porcelain bowl with a polychrome design of village scenes in multiple foil, brown lined cartouches, standing-out on a purple background with flowered branches.
Gold line on the border, decorated inside with a lakeside scene in a medallion formed inside a double red filet.
Marked with blue swords
GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony, circa 1745.
Diameter : 15 cm

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MEISSEN
Set of six porcelain birds with polychrome decoration naturally representing Swallow, Wagtail, Wagtail, Tit, Goldfinch and Robin.
GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony,
circa 1745-1750. 18th century.
Heights from 9 to 14 cm.

MEISSEN

A porcelain chardonneret bird .
Model by J.J Kandler,

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony, circa1748,

18th century.
Heigh: 13 cm.

MEISSEN

Porcelain group representing a hunting scene ; three dogs surrounded by a wild bull.
Model of Johan Joachim Kaendler, blue marked two crossed swords.
GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony. Circa 1745.
Length: 16 cm.

MEISSEN

A porcelain group of boy with leopard. Crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Model by J.F. Eberlein,

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony. Circa 1750.
Height: 9 cm.

MEISSEN

A pair porcelain figurines representing a man with a dog and a woman with a sheep.

Model of J.J Kaendler,

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony, circa 1755.

Height: 24,8 and 24,3 cm.

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MEISSEN

Two Figures of Young Ladies Playing Instruments, Circa 1755-60. They are seated with their instruments, zithare and bagpipe, wearing dresses with flowers. The base applied with leaves, flowers and rocailles. Faint traces of crossed swords mark in blue. Modelled by J.J. Kaendler after drawing of Boucher.  GERMANY, Meissen,Saxony. Circa 1755-60. 18th century. Height : 11 and 11.5 cm.

These figures come from a group, a band.

Other examples kept at the Cognacq-Jay Museum, Paris.

Cf. Andraina d’Agliano, European Porcelain from the Zerilli-Morimo Collection. Milan 2014.

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MEISSEN
Model by P.Reinicke,

Two Meissen Blackamoor Figures representing a man and a woman, wearing Turkish clothes, the bases applied with leaves and flowers. Crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to the rear of the base to him, faint traces of crossed swords mark in blue to her.

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony. Circa1748, 18th century.

Height : 13 and 14 cm ; Diameter : 4 and 5 cm.

Cf. Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures, Schiffer publishing Ltd 2001, page 196 n° 522.

MEISSEN
Porcelain figure of Harlequin playing bagpipes.

Blue crossed swords mark at the reverse, the model by J. J. Kändler.

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony. Circa 1740,

18th century.
Height: 14 cm.

MEISSEN
Porcelain figure of Pantalone from the Duke of Weissenfels series.

Blue crossed swords mark at back, the model by J.J. Kändler and P. Reinicke.

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony. Circa 1743

18th century.
Height. 13,3 cm

MEISSEN

Meissen porcelain figure of The Squire of Alsatia, Street traders of London. Model by J.J. Kaendler and P. Reinicke circa 1754. Sword-mark in blue on the plinth, scratch-mark “9” under the plinth.

GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony. 18th century.

Height: 14,4 cm or 5,6 po ; Diameter: 8,3 cm or 3,2 po

Based on engravings by Pierce Tempest after Marcellus Laroon the Elder (London 1711).

The Squire of Alsatia : Overlord or Godfather of a thieves and miscreants area of London, named after Alsace which had been a troublesome area of Europe. Alsatia was in the Whitefriars district of London, near Fleet Street, and had retained privileges derived from being a converted sanctuary until 1697. It was the haunt of debtors and lawbreakers.

Comment: Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures 1730-1775 The Kaendler Years, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, USA 2001, page 44.

MEISSEN

Meissen porcelain jug with polychrome landscapes.
GERMANY, Meissen, Saxony.

18th century, around 1740/45.
Height: 21,5 cm.

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MEISSEN

Meissen porcelain bowl with polychrome and gold decoration of animated landscapes in reserves surrounded by garlands of gold scrolls on a brown background known as "Böttger's lustre" and scrolls, alternated with flowering branches known as flowers of India. Wide band and gold garland on the edge.
Mark with crossed swords in blue.
GERMANY, Saxony, Meissen. 

Circa 1750. 18th century. Diameter: 15,1 cm.

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MEISSEN

Pair of statuettes of pugs in Meissen porcelain with polychrome and gold decoration. The dogs, male and female with a puppy, wear a collar decorated with bells and a bow, they rest on an oval terrace decorated with flowers and leaves in relief.

Model by Kandler and Reinicke, circa 1745. Marked with crossed swords in blue.

GERMANY, Saxony, Meissen,18th century. H. 14 and 14,5 cm.

The two tails of the dogs are glued back together, the blue bow is missing, and the flowers and leaves on the terrace have been restored. These dogs are very popular in the 18th century, especially since it has a particular symbolism in the Germanic world. Indeed, pug is translated by "moops" in German, a term that also refers to the mixed lodge of Mopses, created in 1738, in imitation of the Freemason lodges whose practices it imitated.

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MEISSEN

Meissen porcelain group representing the Chinese family after François Boucher's "Délices de l'enfance". A seated Chinese woman with a green cloak, holds a child on her left knee, the other child stands beside her. Model P. Reinicke, circa 1750, 18th century.

GERMANY, Saxony, Meissen. Diameter: 8,5 cm ; Height : 14,5 cm. A restored hand of the child with the grey coat, the mother's head glued back, some chips taken back.
See similar models, Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures 1730-1755 The Kaendler Period, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2001, p.176 n°475 and 476.

MENNECY

Two pots covered with polychrome decoration in porcelain (soft past) large bouquets of flowers.
Mark D.V. for Duc de Villeroy.
FRANCE, Mennecy. 18th century.
Heigth : 16 cm

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MEISSEN

Statuette in Meissen porcelain representing the cook in front of his stove* from the series of "Cries de Paris" with polychrome and gold decoration. 

Model by Peter Reinicke, circa 1753-1754. 

Mark in blue of crossed swords on the back of the terrace, illegible mark in hollow under the base.

Around 1765, second part of the 18th century.

Height: 14 cm.

*From the drawings of Christophe Huet of 1753.

Cf. Martin Eberle "Cris de Paris" Meissen Porcelain Figurines of the 18th century, n°29 p. 86 and 87, Messedruck Leipzig GmbH 2001.

Y.Adams "Meissen Figures 1730-1775 The Kandler Period" Schiffer publishing Ltd 2001, n°40 p. 25.

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SAINT-CLOUD

Small seal to refresh in Saint-Cloud porcelain with relief decoration of "pierced rock" and chrysanthemum flowers, taken in the shape of mascarons, gadroons at the base and on the edge. Despite its irregular shape, the object has not been scrapped and passed through the centuries.
Marked T / SC / T. Circa1730, 18th century.
FRANCE, Saint-Cloud. H. 13 cm; Diam. 13 cm.
Cf. Identical piece at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris.

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SÉVRES

Covered ordinary water pot and its oval basin in soft porcelain of Sevres with polychrome decoration of animated landscapes in reserves on yellow bottom Taillandier, gold net on the edges. Mounting of the lid in gilded metal.

The basin marked with two intertwined L's, without letter-date.

Around 1770-1780. 18th century.

 

Height : 19,5 cm ; Width : 27,5 cm. A tiny chip restored on the edge of the lid.

 

Provenance : most probably from the collection of John Manners, third Duke of Rutland, member of the Order of the Garter in 1722.

Provenance label in the lid of the pot with the motto of the Order of the Garter under a ducal crown and the n°245.

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SEVRES
Covered round bouillon bowl and its oval display in soft porcelain with a celestial blue background decorated with landscapes of animated architecture of characters treated in polychrome in reserves enhanced with gilding.  Branch-shaped sockets and double twisted handle.
Mark with two intertwined L's without a date letter, mark of painter Jean Bonchet active from 1757 to 1793, gilder Vandé Père 1753-79.
FRANCE, Sèvres. 18th century, circa 1760/1765.
Display Length : 18,3 cm; Width : 14,2 cm; Height : 10 cm.

Diameter : 9,4 cm.
Provenance: Maison Nicolier, 7 quai Voltaire Paris, Collection Janine Saladin.

SEVRES

Figure of an "La mangeuse de Bouillie" modelled in bicuit in soft past by Suzanne after model of Boucher.

"LR16" For Le Riche under the base.

FRANCE, Sèvres. Circa 1780 / 1785. 18th century.

Height: 19 cm.

SEVRES

Figure of an "Trempeur de mouillettes" modelled in bicuit in soft past by Suzanne after model of Boucher.

"LR16" For Le Riche under the base.

FRANCE, Sèvres. Circa 1780 / 1785.

18th century. Height: 20 ,5 cm.

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SEVRES
Round ecuelle and its circular tray in soft porcelain of Sevres with polychrome decoration of garlands of flowers and blue and gold braid.

Marked: letter date DD for 1781, mark of painter J.J. Sioux and gilder Chauvaux.  Length: 21 cm.

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SEVRES

Square tray (first size) in soft porcelain of Sevres, with polychrome and gold decoration in the center of a crown of flowers, blue net crossed out in gold, the edge openwork in the shape of waves and flowers underlined by blue monochrome, gold net on the edge.
Mark in blue with two interlaced L, letter date G for 1760, mark of painter for Thévenet father. FRANCE, Sèvres. Dim. 15,5 x 15,5 cm.
An element of the openworked edge stuck back, tiny chip in a corner taken again.

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SEVRES

Statuette in soft porcelain of Sevres representing the pig merchant of the series of the New Boucher children under the direction of Falconet about 1760-1768.
18th century. FRANCE, Sèvres. H. 22 cm.
Cf. T. Préaud and G. Scherf, La manufacture des lumières, la sculpture à Sèvres de Louis XV à la révolution, p.303, fragment of the terracotta model, ed. Faton, Dijon 2015.

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VINCENNES
Porcelain biscuit group representing "Grape eaters" after François Boucher.
FRANCE, Vincennes, circa 1752-55.
18th century.
Height : 23,5 cm; Length : 24,5 cm.

For a similar model see by Emile Bourgeois, "Les Biscuits de Sèvres" pl.1 n°313. By Adrian Sassoon, "Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain, Catalogue of the collections (J.Paul Getty Museum), Malibu, 1991, p.29-35. And for illustrations of the terra cotta model and one in cookie, see Tamara Préaud and Guilhem Scherf, "La Manufacture des Lumières, la sculpture à Sèvres de Louis XV à la Révolution, Dijon, 2015, pp.50, 196,198 and 298.