Our 2014 Catalogue is ready.
It’s a 62-page ‘book’, of a larger format than ever before, full of temptations…..
The vast majority of the 500+ items contained inside are fresh to the market, sourced from all around the world.
It’s the largest & most interesting catalogue we have ever produced: 62 pages with over 500 items, most fresh to the market…..
*Early Meissen *Other Continental porcelains *Objets de Vertu *English enamels *English porcelains *Chelsea ‘Dudley’ Vase *A Swansea garniture *English pottery *Continental pottery *Chinoiserie *Asian arts *Pharmaceuticals *Tiles *Antiquity & Pre-Columbian *Animals *Australiana *Lithophanes *lots more!
Rather than just a catalogue of items for sale, it is basically a book – where you can buy the items illustrated. We have several ‘discoveries’, research or ideas published for the first time. These include the long-lost major component of an important Meissen service, the plat de ménage from the Münchhausen service, circa 1745. This is the most important piece of porcelain to have ever passed through our hands.
This Meissen sauceboat is one of the most charismatic pieces, and is also a ‘discovery’ as it is apparently previously unrecorded, and not represented in any of the major collections around the globe. Notice the dragon handles, surely the work of J.J.Kandler. What makes this particularly fascinating is the connection with English silver sauceboats of the same period, by a C.F.Kandler; speculation is that this is in fact a brother of J.J. who moved to London and became a silversmith! We were very fortunate in being able to trace the origin of the Meissen design to a 1745 engraving by Alexis Peyrotte, the French master of Rococo.
An Aristocratic Snuffbox
Some fascinating connections were made in the French pages, with a stunning small gold box c. 1780 bearing a profile portrait of Le Comte de Provence – the future Louis XVIII. Alongside him is a Potter of Paris coffee can with a profile portrait of a gent identified as no less that Louis XVI’s Valet – who later became the valet for Louis XVIII also! An amazing and interesting coincidence.
A Supreme solitaire.....
One of the finest pieces is a Paris porcelain solitaire set (‘tea for one’) by Dagoty & Honré, dating to 1816-20. Painted with panels of cupid being tormented, it has an apple-green ground with Egyptian papyrus patterns in gold… a truly stunning set.
A Fresh Swansea shape
This garniture of Swansea urns on pedestal plinths, painted with garden scenes by William Pollard, c.1820, is a very rare form – so rare it doesn’t appear in any literature.
Many English, German & French enamels dating to the 18th century.
Some interesting Oriental items.
Plenty to see!
Plus many, many more pages full of fascinating items and their stories…….
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Also available when you visit the exhibition.
Remember, everything begins to sell from 11am on Saturday April 12th….