25 October 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A MEISSEN FIGURAL RETICULATED COMPOTE
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED 2728, IMPRESSED 111, PAINTED 59.
The pierced bowl painted with a loose bouquet and supported by a tree, four children dancing about its trunk, one with a hurdy-gurdy on his back, on a circular gilt-enriched base moulded with flower-forms
13 in. (33 cm.) high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Cf. 1910 Meissen Catalogue, op. cit., pl. 31.
This lot is offered without reserve.No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
Come with us to to Copenhagen to learn more about the contemplative scenes painted in muted tones by this Danish artist, whose works rarely come to market
Highlights from a New York auction of exceptional pieces by the top Parisian ateliers of the 19th century
Specialist Sarah Reynolds on the women whose work made waves in Victorian Britain, from Emma Sandys to Laura, Lady Alma-Tadema
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Masterpieces owned by the couple — including works by Picasso, Monet and Matisse — come to Christie’s in New York this November
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how the British Museum’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery — opening 18 October — will offer a fresh perspective on its Islamic art