Fine Furniture, Decorative Items and Effects
A Porcelain Figure Group: 'Silenus on Donkey', after an 18th Century Meissen Piece modelled by F.E. Meyer, depicting the nude lolling Silenus seated on a donkey's back draped with a floral cloth, flanked by a scantily clad young Bacchus holding a baton, and a recumbent bacchanalian putto. The oval base encrusted with vine and bunches of grapes, 8 ins (20 cms) high, 6½ ins (16.5 cms) wide.
Sold For: £380
A Samson Porcelain Figure Group; 'The Toilet of Venus' depicting Venus attended by three nymphs and two cherubs, seated on a rocky pedestal encrusted in garlands of flowers, 14 ins (36 cms) in height.
Sold For: £500
A Large Porcelain Figure Group 'Captivation of Cupid', after Juechtzer, with Meissen crossed swords mark in blue underglaze to the base and painter's number 49. The group depicting Venus tying Cupid's wings with a nymph sat beside her feeding two doves, on an oval base, 12½ ins (32 cms) high, 13½ ins x 10¼ ins (34 cms x 26 cms).
Sold For: £6100
A Meissen Porcelain Figure Group entitled the ''Capture of The Infant Triton'', depicting two nymphs and a cherub hauling in a net filled with fish and struggling baby Triton holding a horn, on a rockwork base. The base with underglaze blue crossed swords mark, impressed 110 and incised 'C35.'. Measuring 13 ins (33 cms) in height.
Sold For: £800
A Copeland Porcelain Centre Piece modelled as a boat-form bowl of turquoise glazed seaweed raised on a clump of coral between two white glazed nymphs with gilt-edged wreaths in their hair. The quatrefoil pedestal base moulded with four scallop shell dishes edged in gilding, 13 ins (33 cms) high, 17 ins (43 cms) wide.
Sold For: £120
A Pair of 19th Century Mintons Porcelain Tureens and a pair of conforming Comports. The small lidded tureens hand-painted with sprays of flowers framed in turquoise borders enriched with gilt outlines and raised on open scrolling triform pedestals with anthemion decoration and plinth bases, 8 ins (20 cms) in height. The comports painted with nasturtiums, roses and insects edged in turquoise beading, 7½ ins (19 cms) high, 9¾ ins (25 cms) in diameter.
Sold For: £540
A Pair of Fine Paris Porcelain Doves perched on round bases with gilt metal mounts and sprays of flowers, 10½ ins and 10 ins (27 cms x 25.5 cms) in height.
Sold For: £220
A Large Paris Porcelain Copy of a Meissen Jar & Cover encrusted with fleurettes and pom-poms of multiple blue-edged flowerheads with birds nestled amongst the scrolling stems and a parrot perched upon a sprig of mirabelles surmounting the lid, 19¾ ins (50 cms) in height.
Sold For: £750
A Large 20th Century Meissen Model of a Parrot with highly coloured plumage, perched on a tree stump with a sprig of cherries in its claw, 15¾ ins (40 cms) in height.
Sold For: £650
An Orientalist Jardiniere. The bucket form body decorated with colourful birds, moths and insects flitting amongst clumps of bamboo outlined in gilding on a eau-de-nil ground and having gilt salamander handles scrolling around each side, 7¼ ins (18.5 cms) in height, 8¼ ins (21 cms) in diameter.
Sold For: £240
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