The European Chinoisery Ceramic Collections Exhibition

MUSEUM DUNIA MAYA DR IWAN

Dr IWAN ‘S CYBERMUSEUM

 THE FIRST INDONESIAN CYBERMUSEUM

  MUSEUM DUNIA MAYA PERTAMA DI INDONESIA

   DALAM PROSES UNTUK MENDAPATKAN SERTIFIKAT MURI

     PENDIRI DAN PENEMU IDE

      THE FOUNDER

    Dr IWAN SUWANDY, MHA

                     

The Driwan’s  Cybermuseum

A.THE MEISSEN CERAMIC EXHIBITION

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A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted underglaze-blue-ground snuff box, circa 1740. Photo Bonhams

Cartouche-shaped, the sides reserved with four oval panels painted with chinoiserie scenes within gilt scrollwork borders, the corners with, at the front, gilt foliage, and scrollwork at the rear, the cover similarly decorated, reserved with a band of indianische Blumen, the base painted with a chinoiserie scene, the inside cover painted with a bust of a bearded man wearing a turban and scattered insects, within a brown-edged quatrelobe reserve against a burnished gilt ground, the box interior with a burnished gilt ground, 7.6cm across; 3.9cm high (minor wear). Estimate: £20,000 – 30,000, € 23,000 – 34,000, US$ 33,000 – 49,000
 
Literature: Joseph 1977, ill. 4;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 26;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 7Exhibited: London, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Antiques Dealers’ Association, Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, 29 April-12 May 1968;
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
 
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An extremely rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted red-ground circular snuff box, circa 1735-40. Photo Bonhams
Painted on each side, the base and cover with a ‘contour’ chinoiserie scene depicting figures engaged in various amusing pursuits, within a shaped, gilt-edged quatrelobe reserve, the inside cover with a similar scene, the interior gilt, the mount applied with a scroll thumbpiece, 6cm diam.; 4cm high (wear to edge of base). Estimate: £20,000 – 30,000, € 23,000 – 34,000, US$ 33,000 – 49,000
 
Provenance: Anon. sale, Christie’s Geneva, 12 November 1976, lot 161;
Anon. sale, Christie’s Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 69Literatue: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 9

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1987-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

 
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A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted sea-green-ground oval snuff box, circa 1730. Photo Bonhams

The front, back and cover with a chinoiserie scene depicting figures by an estuary or harbour, within a gilt-edged quatrelobe reserve, the base with chrysantheums against a ground of iron-red leaves, the burnished gilt interior with a quatrelobe chinoiserie scene reserved inside the cover, 7.5cm wide, (minor losses). Estimate: £15,000 – 20,000, € 17,000 – 23,000, US$ 25,000 – 33,000
 
Provenance:: Anon. sale, Sotheby’s London, 27 June 1961, lot ??;
Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1268Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 24;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 6

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

A similar Meissen snuff-box is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Inv. no. 2333-1855).

 
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A Meissen gold-mounted snuff box, circa 1735-40. Photo Bonhams
 
Decorated with three miniature chinoiserie scenes at the front, each within a gilt scrollwork and Böttger lustre cartouche, the sides and back with similar, wider cartouches, the cover with chinoiserie figures and flowering branches on a gilt scrollwork pedestal enclosing Böttger lustre, trellis panels and an oval purple monochrome landscape vignette, the base with a large chinoiserie vignette within a moulded border with a gilt line inside and a gilt border outside, the inside cover with a scene of a man embracing a lady seated at a dressing table within a gilt frame, the box interior gilt, 7.5cm wide, (small restored chip to rear left corner of outside of cover). Estimate: £15,000 – 20,000, € 17,000 – 23,000, US$ 25,000 – 33,000
 
Literature: Joseph 1977, ills. 6-8;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 8Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, c. 1977-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010
 

Three 19th century Chinoiserie snuff boxes in Meissen style

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A gilt-metal-mounted oval snuff box, 19th century. Photo Bonhams

In Meissen style, painted on each side with a chinoiserie scene within a shaped gilt scrollwork cartouche enclosing lustre and embellished with iron-red scrollwork, the cover similarly decorated, the base with a chinoiserie vignette, the inside cover with an elaborate chinoiserie scene, the mounts moulded with floral scrollwork, 7.4cm across, K.P.M. and crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to base of box interior. Estimate: £1,000 – 2,000, € 1,100 – 2,300, US$ 1,700 – 3,300

Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1312

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 9;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 3

Exhibited:  Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

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A silver-gilt-mounted oval snuff box, 19th century. Photo Bonhams

Of bombé shape, decorated with cartouches of Böttger lustre surrounded by puce camaieu and iron-red scrollwork enclosing chinoiserie scenes after the Schulz-codex, the base with a large Kakiemon flower spray, 5.4cm wide, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to inside base. Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500, € 1,100 – 1,700, US$ 1,700 – 2,500

Provenance:  Alfred Joseph Collection

Literature:  Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 11;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 4

Exhibited:  Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

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A gold-mounted triangular snuff box, 19th century. Photo Bonhams

In Meissen style, painted with a continuous chinoiserie scene around the sides depicting Orientals engaged in various amusing pursuits, above an iron-red double-line and a gilt border, the cover and inside cover with similar scenes, the base with a spray of indianische Blumen, the interior gilt, the mount twice struck with ‘owl’ mark, import mark for gold ware, France, after 1893, 8.9cm across (some wear to interior gilding).. Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500, € 1,100 – 1,700, US$ 1,700 – 2,500

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 10

Exhibited:  Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, ca. 1988-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

B.ST.CLOUD CERAMIC

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A Saint Cloud gilt-metal-mounted snuff box, circa 1740. Photo Bonhams

The cover and base moulded in high-relief with a shell heightened in coloured enamels in a Kakiemon palette, the sides painted with Oriental flower sprigs, the inside cover painted with a chinoiserie scene depicting a figure standing by a fence, flanked by flowering bushes, the inside with a single flower sprig, 8cm across (slight rubbing to enamels on base). Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000, € 3,400 – 5,700, US$ 4,900 – 8,200

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 384;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 82;

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

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A Saint Cloud silver-mounted snuff box, circa 1745. Photo Bonhams

Painted with landscape vignettes with chinoiserie figures and flowering plants and insects, the inside similarly decorated, the silver mounts with the discharge marks for Antoine Leschaudel, Paris, 1744-50 and Paris year initial ‘H; for 1748-49, 7cm wide (one corner of cover restored). Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000, € 2,300 – 3,400, US$ 3,300 – 4,900

Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1310

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 394;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 84;

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

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A Saint Cloud silver-mounted snuff box, circa 1730. Photo Bonhams

Painted with landscape vignettes with chinoiserie figures and pagodas among extensive flowering plants, the inside of the cover with similar scenes, the base with an iron-red vignette of plants issuing from rockwork, the silver mounts with wavy thumbpiece and clasp, discharge mark of Jacques Cottin, Paris, 1727-32, 5.1cm wide, (some wear to base). Estimate: £800 – 1,200, € 920 – 1,400, US$ 1,300 – 2,000

Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1609

Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 369;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 79;

Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

 

Les Islettes, trois assiettes à bordure contournée, décor au chinois. Fin XVIIIème siècle

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 Les Islettes, assiette à bordure contournée, décor au chinois fumant la pipe. Fin XVIIIème siècle. Photo POUSSE-CORNET – VALOIR

Diam. : 24,5 cm Usures

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 Les Islettes, assiette à bordure contournée, décor au chinois péchant.  Fin XVIIIème siècle. Photo POUSSE-CORNET – VALOIR

Diam. : 24 cm Usures et fêle

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Les Islettes  Assiette à bordure contournée, décor au chinois fumant la pipe. Fin XVIIIème siècle. Photo POUSSE-CORNET – VALOIR

Diam. : 24,5 cm. Restaurée

C.fRENCH CHINOISERY CERAMIC

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A Frankenthal gilt-metal-mounted rectangular snuff box, circa 1770. Photo Bonhams

Of slightly waisted form with a domed cover and the exterior moulded with a basketwork pattern, the base and cover painted with chinoiserie scenes after Jean Pillement, the sides with landscape scenes depicting ruins, castles and bridges over rivers, the inside cover with a scene of peasants smoking and drinking, the mounts with wavy borders, 8cm wide. Estimate: £3,000 – 4,000, € 3,400 – 4,600, US$ 4,900 – 6,600
 
Provenance: Alfred Joseph Collection, no. 1630Literature: Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985, no. 294;
Beaucamp-Markowsky 1988, no. 67Exhibited: Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1972-2003;
London, Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, 2003-2008;
Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, The Bowes Museum, 2008-2010

The chinoiserie scenes on the cover and base are based on two prints by Jean Pillement from a series, ‘Livre de Chinois‘, published in London in 1758 and engraved by P.C. Canot.

 
THE END @COPYRIGHT DR IWAN SUWANDY 2011

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