A Swansea Garden garniture of urns by Pollard, c.1820

A Swansea Garden garniture of urns by Pollard, c.1820

These stunning shapes are apparently unrecorded…. Magnificent garniture of three urns on pedestals, apparently of unrecorded form, well painted by William Pollard to the pedestals with continuous garden scenes, a frieze of roses to the urns beneath rich gilding. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The shape doesn’t appear in any of the Swansea literature……… making this a fresh discovery. Circa 1820. This garniture will be released for sale as part of our 2014 ‘Recent Exhibition’ , opening April 12th. Stock no.#1017172  central urn 19cm high    ...
Rare large English enamel writing casket, c.1765

Rare large English enamel writing casket, c.1765

This powerful piece of Rococo style is the front cover image of our 2014 Catalogue- it’s that good. While it looks like porcelain, it is English enamel. It’s a writing casket as the interior has gilt copper divisions for inkwells etc. The outside has a white-on-white raised diaper pattern and rococo framed panels brightly painted with classical landscapes including figures and ruins – subjects as follows: Right side – cherub carving a bust   Left side – cherub playing a flute   Back – Apollo playing his lyre, as Pegasus flies by to the right.     Lid – a classical lady being crowned by a man in armour; he is Mars, and the cherubs to the right hold his attribute, the sword. The other cherub holds a flaming torch, suggesting the goddess is Venus – the scene therefore being War crowning Love. Front – Urania, the muse of astronomy, peers though a telescope while leaning on a table globe. This amazing piece is a part of our 2014 Exhibition, and will be released for sale on April...