31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
FOUR VOLKSTEDT FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE SEASONS
Each wearing pale-puce clothing and holding their seasonal attributes, Spring as a man with a basket of flowers in a yellow waistcoat and red breeches, Summer as a lady in a green hat holding a sickle and with a sheaf of corn, Autumn as a man in a black tricorn hat with a bunch and basket of grapes and Winter as a lady in a black bonnet, her hands in an ermine muff, all standing on pale-green scroll-moulded bases (restorations to extremities)
The tallest (Autumn) 5 5/8 in. (13.5 cm.) high; the smallest (Winter) 5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) high (4)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
See Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), p. 63, cat. no. 32 for a figure of Winter from the series.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Specialist Joy McCall answers 7 key questions for prospective buyers of the legendary French glassmaker’s exquisite pieces
European Ceramics specialist Dominic Simpson on porcelain’s first appearance in Europe in the 18th century, which pieces ..