A COLLECTORS' PARADISE COMING TO THE HAUGHTON GALLERY, ST JAMES'
Following last year’s highly successful inaugural exhibition, the trio of exhibitors are returning to stage A Collectors’ Paradise once again at 15 Duke Street St James’s from 30th June until 7th July running concurrently with London Art Week. Arts and antiques fanatics - save the date!
Exhibiting will be the Brian Haughton Gallery of St James’s, Christophe Perlès of Paris and Robyn Robb of Chelsea, all distinguished dealers in the porcelain and pottery world. Visitors passionate about the arts and antiques world flock from all parts of the globe to London in June and this exhibition offers the chance to see and buy rare and exciting works from the world of porcelain in the intimate surroundings of the gallery located in the heart of London’s art world.
The Brian Haughton Gallery is showing an extremely rare Meissen Danish pug dog with her two puppies, the mother charmingly licking one pup’s face, the other pup lying between her legs. The group is naturalistically modelled by J.J. Kaendler, painted in black, brown and white, c 1745. Also on show is a fine pair of Meissen canaries modelled by J.J. Kaendler, each perched on a low tree stump, c 1745.
Other outstanding pieces include two rare and fine Staffordshire pieces, a salt glazed coffee pot and cover and a teapot and cover, both beautifully painted with sprays of roses. Among the range of continental ceramics brought by Christophe Perlès is a spice box figure from the ceramic manufactory founded by Dutchman Claudius Innocentius du Paquier in Vienna in 1718. An almost identical piece can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Other highlights include a yellow-ground pot-pourri from St Cloud, which was one of the earliest porcelain factories in Europe producing a type of soft-paste porcelain in the French town of St-Cloud from the late 17th to mid 18th century; a Sèvres pink ground sugar box from 1760 and a Pont-aux-Choux creamware candlestick from the 1750s.
Robyn Robb specializes in the earliest English porcelain made in the 18 th century and highlights include an extremely rare Chelsea plate finely painted with a vignette of a bird, possibly a redpoll, perched on a branch. Also of interest is a rare early Worcester hexagonal creamboat, c1753-54, decorated with a Chinese landscape and a Worcester wine taster in the shape of half a peach. Worcester wine tasters from the mid 18th century were copied directly from a Chinese form that originated in the Ming Dynasty and were used as wine cups.
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