Covered pots in porcelain from Meissen. Various intended uses. All very pretty and perfect for your next party.

Covered pot with a strawberry shaped grip and polychrome decoration of fruits and flowers. Louis XV (reigned from 1715 to 1774). Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Porcelain with gilt bronze mounts. Meissen. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/lexigence-dun-collectionneur-sa-vision-du-xviiieme-siecle/a-louis-xv-gilt-bronze-mounted-meissen-porcelain
Cream pot and cover. The pot with three paw feet picked out in puce, the sides reserved with three quatrelobe panels painted in Kakiemon style with indianische Blumen. Scroll handle with further flowers with a gilt-line rim. Cover painted with birds and flowering branches within a brown-edged rim. ca. 1730. Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Blue ground with a overrare Meissen underglaze. Maker’s mark: crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/pottery/18th-century-rare-meissen-underglaze-blue-ground-cream-pot-cover/id-f_12624572/
Purple “Indian” round tureen with a figure holding a cornucopia with fruit on the cover. 1880s-1890s. Made in Dresden, Saxony (Germany). Maker’s mark: crossed swords. mark for Meissen in blue on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/platters-serveware/late-19th-century-meissen-purple-indian-round-tureen-figure-cornacopia/id-f_20064492/?gclid=CjwKCAjw0On8BRAgEiwAincsHNuU7vYZ1Gobu0OuDZvcd-0EZnJ4eIkDZr8rO45DTH4fPo69pCDxZRoCQyEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Brooches for when Halley’s Comet comes back to visit. Some of them are paste, others are silver and gold set with precious and semi precious stones. All are terrific. 1830s or later as it came by in 1835. 19th century.

Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622
Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622


Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622
Brooch. 19th c. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/finch-cos-cabinet-curiosities/seventeen-gem-set-halleys-comet-brooches-19th-century-65/102622

Coconuts mounted in silver to drink from that will add a bit of panache to your next dinner party. From that point in time when coconuts were new and exotic. Not thinking anyone would pair them with sterling silver nowadays.

Silver mounted coconut cup with a circular base resting on four turtles, with dolphins and shells. Stem shaped as a siren on a dolphin holding shells and the coconut shell body shaped as a fish. Spout cast as a monkey’s head and a finial shaped like Neptune. 1607. Dutch, made in Amsterdam. Silver and coconut shell. Frederiks Andries, silversmith. Maker’s marks: Maker’s mark of Frederiks Andries. Image © Koopman Rare Art, London. Fair use license. via https://www.koopman.art/objdetail/834021/0/an-exceptional-dutch-silver-mounted
Silver mounted coconut cup and cover. Oval shaped coconut bowl with strap mounts engraved with foliage and geometric motifs, the coconut carved with four portraits depicting Emperor Peter I, Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna and Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick. The cover being similarly decorated and surmounted by a pine cone finial. Domed spreading circular foot engraved in Russian with the inscription “Wine gladdens man’s heart“. Gilt interior. 1799. Made in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Silver, coconut and gilding. Maker’s marks: marked on the foot. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020, Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-silver-mounted-coconut-cup-and-cover-st-5953017-details.aspx

Plain coconut bowl with three silver straps supporting the rim with a band of engraved foliage. Plain domed foot with a baluster stem. Engraved with the initial “H” over “GM.” Probably 17th c. Not marked. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-silver-mounted-coconut-cup-apparently-unmarked-probably-17th-5520652-details.aspx

Pages from AU2: The Kensington Studio Volume, part of the archives of Minton Pottery which are held in Stoke-on-Trent, England. These being images scanned by the archive.

Sketches for vases or jars. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Fish design. Figures 016. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Designs with flowers and birds. Figures 019-021. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Stylized floral motif. Figures S56-S63. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Figures S1312-S1324. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/

Russian silver. More selections from old auction catalogs from Paris auction house Coutau-Bégarie.

Two teaspoons in vermeil decorated with an open pique motif with partially twisted handles decorated with a polychrome cloisonné enamel tip. Before 1899. Made in Moscow, Russia. Maker’s marks: illegible goldsmith’s mark. Title hallmark: 84, Moscow, before 1899. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/11443/2121150?

Vermeil spoon, decorated with an entirely open plique motif. Before 1899. Russian. Maker’s marks: Goldsmith hallmark not legible. Title hallmark: 84, Moscow, before 1899. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie. Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/11443/2121152?

Antique sauce tureens. Small cousins of soup tureens but just as decorated up. Mostly made in England with one having been made in China for the American market.

Covered sauce tureen. 1786. Porcelain. Made in China for the American market. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/2546
Pair of George III silver sauce tureens and covers. Oval form tureens with gadrooned rims, raised on stepped oval bases and with reeded upswung loop handles. Domed covers with bud finials. Engraved with crest on one side of the bodies and covers. 1779. Made in London, England. Maker’s mark: Mark of Henry Greenway, London, 1779. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-george-iii-silver-sauce-6198541-details.aspx
Pair of Hicks & Meigh “Stone China” sauce tureens Pattern #53, decorated in the Imari style. ca. 1818. British. Hicks & Meigh, maker. Maker’s marks: printed regency coat of arms mark with pattern Number 53. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/1330799-B681b/Pair-Hicks-Meigh-x27Stone-Chinax27-Sauce
Pair of yellow ground porcelain sauce tureens with bands of painted flowers. ca. 1820. British. Coalport, maker. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/antique-pair-of-coalport-porcelain-sauce-tureens/id-f_742387/

Centerpieces with inserts made from colorful opaline glass. Mostly French and created between 1830 and 1850. Very popular when Louis-Philippe of Orleans ruled France (1830-1848).

Silver plated centerpiece with a triangular base with four “puttini” , castings, placed in a sitting position with the stem, also castings, richly decorated with leaf motifs. Opaline glass bowl with wavy edges in shades of green. 1830-1850. French. Louis-Philippe of Orleans in style. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.co.uk/furniture/dining-entertaining/sheffield-silverplate/louis-philippe-french-silver-plated-opaline-glass-bowl-centerpiece/id-f_14817642/
Centerpiece with a peach colored opaline glass bowl with an undulating rim, the body enameled with flowers. Mounted with gilded bronze Dore mounts. Probably mid 19th c. French. Maker not known. Image © 1998-2020 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/513876-1785/Antique-French-Peach-Opaline-Glass-Centrepiece
Green opaline glass with silver plated mounts in the form of two rampant lions holding balls on a triangular base. Antique. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Prime Auction Gallery Inc, Pasadena. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/86383267_green-opaline-glass-and-silverplated-centerpiece

Have the songs of the sea on your table even when you aren’t using the beach house. Sea life porcelain trompe l’oeil from ceramicist Jacob Petit of France. ca. 1840 or so.

Pair of shell-form vases and covers, naturalistically modeled as upright conch shells applied with frogs and lizards and resting on coral. mid 19th c. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: One with a blue “J.P.” mark, the other with a spurious blue crossed swords mark for Jacob Petit. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/two-jacob-petit-porcelain-shell-form-vases-covers-242/100424
Lot 241 | TWO JACOB PETIT PORCELAIN VASES
Pair of vases applied all over with crayfish, lizards, fruit, nuts and shells. One gilt with vine and the other with scrollwork. 19th c. French. Maker’s marks: Blue marks for Jacob Petit. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-online-english-european-18th-19th-century-furniture-ceramics/two-jacob-petit-porcelain-vases-241/100422

Painted canvas panels of French ports done in the 18th century. Ten in all, with some stamped “Jansen Paris 1928 Boudoir 28136” to the reverse. Jansen having been a very fashionable antique dealer in 1928 Paris. They sold items to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, amongst others. All of these being property from a Robert Metzger-designed interior in the state of Maryland

Panel. 18th c. Painted canvas. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90381349_ten-french-painted-canvas-panels-of-various-ports-of
Panel. 18th c. Painted canvas. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90381349_ten-french-painted-canvas-panels-of-various-ports-of


Panel. 18th c. Painted canvas. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90381349_ten-french-painted-canvas-panels-of-various-ports-of
Panel. 18th c. Painted canvas. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90381349_ten-french-painted-canvas-panels-of-various-ports-of

Decorative gilt-bronze panels. Some made to go over doors and some that was part of the paneling for a room. French.

Overdoor panel. 19th c. French. Gilt bronze. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90381819_a-french-gilt-bronze-overdoor-panel
Cream painted and parcel-gilt panel made to be used in a paneled room and intended to go over a door. Foliate decoration with putti. One of 16 panels. ca. 1730. Louis XV. French. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xv-parcel-gilt-and-cream-painted-panelled-5597251-de
Cream painted and parcel-gilt panel made to be used in a paneled room. Foliate decoration with birds. One of 16 panels. ca. 1730. Louis XV. French. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xv-parcel-gilt-and-cream-painted-panelled-5597251-details.aspx