21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,500
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500
A "VALENTINE'S PATTERN" BOWL
On each side a large panel with a pair of doves billing atop Cupid's quiver beside the Altar of Love, the faithful hounds nearby, in between are small Western riverbank scenes
11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) diameter
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The pattern probably designed by Piercy Brett, an artist taken on Lord Anson's voyages, to allude to the absent loves of the travelers. See D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, op. cit., pp. 89-91.
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 ..