2003 Christie's Captains and Kilns: British Ceramics, Chinese Export and Maritime Art 1/21/03

$125.00

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2003 Christie's Captains and Kilns: British Ceramics, Chinese Export and Maritime Art 1/21/03 Christie's is proud to present a new sale format that combines the art of the British potter with Marine paintings, ship models, Chinese export porcelain and China trade pictures. Scheduled to take place during New York's Winter Antiques Show, this sale provides a snapshot of the 18th and 19th century tastes for the life of adventure and for the luxuries of home. Ship paintings by such artists as Robert Salmon, John Scott, William Howard Yorke, Antonio Jacobsen and Montague Dawson are offered alongside Chinese School views of ships, ports and China traders, and outstanding models of clippers, schooners, whale ships, cutters, gun sloops and others. Other maritime art includes pocket, clock and Mercator globes and armillary spheres. The Hope McCormick Collection of Staffordshire Pottery comprises a veritable zoo of animals and a host of saints and mythological figures, as well as depictions of the foibles of 18th and 19th century life. From the China Trade comes a good group of European subject wares including three rare "Bonnart" pieces, a rare blue and white birdcage, and a good boar's head tureen and cover. Among further offerings are an outstanding armorial made for Frederick the Great, for the Augustinian Order in Macao or Mexico, and for the van Reverhorst family, as well as tobacco leaf, `Mandarin palette' and 'Palaceware' pieces. This post auction catalog consists of 145 lots all illustrated in color and all described in detail. Catalog is in fine condition.