Very large piece of Ludwigsburg, complete with cabbage, c.1765

Very large piece of Ludwigsburg, complete with cabbage, c.1765

This is a very large & interesting piece of Ludwigsburg porcelain, dating to around 1765. The cover is adorned with everything you’d need for a good soup- including a cabbage, turnip, parsnip, onion, and a pea pod.       The body is painted with scattered flowers, and moulded with basketweave rims and elaborate rococo scroll handles and stands on four scroll feet. It bears the ‘CC’ beneath crown mark, and dates to circa 1765.   This piece is a part of our 2014 Exhibition , Stock#1016832  30cm...
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...