European Porcelain & Ceramics

Sabine Neumaier

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8031 Zurich
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Upcoming auctions

ibid126 - ibid Porcelain
05.04.2022
ibid129 - ibid Porcelain
27.09.2022

Past auctions

ibid122 - ibid Porcelain
05.10.2021
A198 - Furniture, Porcelain & Silver
30.09.2021
 
A196 - Furniture, Porcelain & Silver
25.03.2021
 
ibid114 - ibid Porcelain from the Estate of Rosmarie Schmidt-Ducret
30.09.2020

IMPORTANT, LARGE 'MAJOLICA' PORCELAIN 'ISTORIATO' ALBARELLO , 'A QUARTIERI', Faenza, ca. 1540-1550. Cylindrical, slightly conical vessel with circumferential profiled rings on the top and on the bottom. The front with a scene from the Stations of the Cross, depicting Christ on his way to Golgotha. at the moment he stumbles and Saint Veronica hands him the sudarium (sweat-cloth) which already shows the features of Christ. The scene takes place in a crowd of Roman soldiers, with an antique cityscape in the background. Framed by a green laurel wreath with yellow fruit, on a background of tendril borders with grotesque figures in blue, yellow and green in the 'Quartieri' style. The top of the scene is adorned by an inscription accentuated in blue: 'ZUCCARUM BUGULOSATUM'. Remains of old provenance labels 'Collection Scalea'. H 48.5 cm, D 32 cm. Small repairs and some chipping of the glaze. Provenance: - Collezione dei Principi Lanza di Scalea, Palermo. - Private collection, Rome. 'Zuccarum buglosatum' means 'candied ox tongue' (Rudolf E.A. Drey, Apothecary Jars, 1978, page 238). This scene goes back to a series of woodcuts with depictions of the 'Passion of Christ' by Girolamo de Grandi from 1538, a copy of which must have been available to the artist in the majolica workshop, such as the one from the British Museum (see image). (Our special thanks goes to Dr. Stefanie Meier-Kreiskott for pointing out this example to us.) Both of these Albarelli are exceptional pieces of art and are part of a group of important large Albarelli 'istoriati' in the Faenza 'a quartieri' style. This type of decoration is typical for the Faenza workshops, and can be substantiated by two apothecary jars in the Louvre in Paris, signed 'FATE IN FAENZA' . (C. Ravanelli Guidotti, Thesaurus di opere della tradizione di Faenza, Faenza 1998, page 391). A comparable Albarello from this series, from Faenza, by Baldassare Manara, with a depiction of the Holy Family, formerly from the collection of M.P. Botkin in Petrograd, is presently in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Inv.No. F 2133). (Ivanova E., Il secolo d'oro della maiolica. Ceramica italiana dei secoli XV-XVI dalla raccolta del Museo Statale dell' Ermitage, 2003, page 42 No.10). For further majolica porcelain attributed to Baldassare Manara, see Ravanelli Guidotti, Baldassare Manara faentino, pittore di maioliche nel Cinquecento, Ferrara, 1996, page 194. In 1999, Giuliana Gardelli attributed a group of majolica porcelain with a similar decoration to the workshops of Guido da Merlino and Guido Durantino from Urbino. (Italika, Maiolica Italiana del Rinascimento, 1999, pages 258-260, No. 111). CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 75 000.- / 100 000.-
CHF 75 000

IMPORTANT, LARGE 'MAJOLICA' PORCELAIN 'ISTORIATO' ALBARELLO , 'A QUARTIERI', Faenza, ca. 1540-1550. Cylindrical, slightly conical vessel with circumferential profiled rings on the top and on the bottom. The front with a scene from the Stations of the Cross, depicting Christ on his way to Golgotha. at the moment he stumbles and Saint Veronica hands him the sudarium (sweat-cloth) which already shows the features of Christ. The scene takes place in a crowd of Roman soldiers, with an antique cityscape in the background. Framed by a green laurel wreath with yellow fruit, on a background of tendril borders with grotesque figures in blue, yellow and green in the 'Quartieri' style. The top of the scene is adorned by an inscription accentuated in blue: 'ZUCCARUM BUGULOSATUM'. Remains of old provenance labels 'Collection Scalea'. H 48.5 cm, D 32 cm. Small repairs and some chipping of the glaze. Provenance: - Collezione dei Principi Lanza di Scalea, Palermo. - Private collection, Rome. 'Zuccarum buglosatum' means 'candied ox tongue' (Rudolf E.A. Drey, Apothecary Jars, 1978, page 238). This scene goes back to a series of woodcuts with depictions of the 'Passion of Christ' by Girolamo de Grandi from 1538, a copy of which must have been available to the artist in the majolica workshop, such as the one from the British Museum (see image). (Our special thanks goes to Dr. Stefanie Meier-Kreiskott for pointing out this example to us.) Both of these Albarelli are exceptional pieces of art and are part of a group of important large Albarelli 'istoriati' in the Faenza 'a quartieri' style. This type of decoration is typical for the Faenza workshops, and can be substantiated by two apothecary jars in the Louvre in Paris, signed 'FATE IN FAENZA' . (C. Ravanelli Guidotti, Thesaurus di opere della tradizione di Faenza, Faenza 1998, page 391). A comparable Albarello from this series, from Faenza, by Baldassare Manara, with a depiction of the Holy Family, formerly from the collection of M.P. Botkin in Petrograd, is presently in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Inv.No. F 2133). (Ivanova E., Il secolo d'oro della maiolica. Ceramica italiana dei secoli XV-XVI dalla raccolta del Museo Statale dell' Ermitage, 2003, page 42 No.10). For further majolica porcelain attributed to Baldassare Manara, see Ravanelli Guidotti, Baldassare Manara faentino, pittore di maioliche nel Cinquecento, Ferrara, 1996, page 194. In 1999, Giuliana Gardelli attributed a group of majolica porcelain with a similar decoration to the workshops of Guido da Merlino and Guido Durantino from Urbino. (Italika, Maiolica Italiana del Rinascimento, 1999, pages 258-260, No. 111). CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 75 000.- / 100 000.-

Faenza, um 1540-1550.
Zylindrische, leicht konische Form mit umlaufenden Profilringen am unteren und oberen Ende. Dargestellt eine Szene aus dem Kreuzweg Christi, auf seinem Weg nach Golgota, im Moment als er stürzt und ihm die Heilige Veronika das Schweisstuch reicht, das bereits die Geschichtszüge Christi zeigt. In einem Menschengetümmel von römischen Soldaten vor einem antiken Stadtprospekt. Umrahmt von einem grünen Lorbeerkranz, von gelben Früchten zusammengefasst und auf einem Hintergrund von lebhaften, horizontalen Blattrankenbordüren mit Grotesken in Blau, Gelb und Grün im 'Quartieri' Stil. Die Szene von einem weissen, blau gehöhten Schriftband bekrönt, betitelt 'ZUCCARUM BUGULOSATUM'. Reste von alten Provenienz-Etiketten 'Collection Scalea'. H 48,5 cm, D 32 cm. Kleine Reparaturen und Absplitterungen der Glasur.
IMPORTANT, LARGE 'MAJOLICA' PORCELAIN 'ISTORIATO' ALBARELLO ,  'A QUARTIERI', Faenza, ca. 1540-1550. Cylindrical, slightly conical vessel with circumferential profiled rings on the top and on the bottom. The front with a scene from the Stations of the Cross, depicting Christ on his way to Golgotha. at the moment he stumbles and Saint Veronica hands him the sudarium (sweat-cloth) which already shows the features of Christ. The scene takes place in a crowd of Roman soldiers, with an antique cityscape in the background. Framed by a green laurel wreath with yellow fruit, on a background of tendril borders with grotesque figures in blue, yellow and green in the 'Quartieri' style. The top of the scene is adorned by an inscription accentuated in blue: 'ZUCCARUM BUGULOSATUM'. Remains of old provenance labels 'Collection Scalea'. H 48.5 cm, D 32 cm. Small repairs and some chipping of the glaze. Provenance: - Collezione dei Principi Lanza di Scalea, Palermo. - Private collection, Rome. 'Zuccarum buglosatum' means 'candied ox tongue' (Rudolf E.A. Drey, Apothecary Jars, 1978, page 238). This scene goes back to a series of woodcuts with depictions of the 'Passion of Christ' by Girolamo de Grandi from 1538, a copy of which must have been available to the artist in the majolica workshop, such as the one from the British Museum (see image). (Our special thanks goes to Dr. Stefanie Meier-Kreiskott for pointing out this example to us.) Both of these Albarelli are exceptional pieces of art and are part of a group of important large Albarelli 'istoriati' in the Faenza  'a quartieri' style. This type of decoration is typical for the Faenza workshops, and can be substantiated by two apothecary jars in the Louvre in Paris, signed 'FATE IN FAENZA' . (C. Ravanelli Guidotti, Thesaurus di opere della tradizione di Faenza, Faenza 1998, page 391). A comparable Albarello from this series, from Faenza, by Baldassare Manara, with a depiction of the Holy Family, formerly from the collection of M.P. Botkin in Petrograd, is presently in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Inv.No. F 2133). (Ivanova E., Il secolo d'oro della maiolica. Ceramica italiana dei secoli XV-XVI dalla raccolta del Museo Statale dell' Ermitage, 2003, page 42 No.10). For further majolica porcelain attributed to Baldassare Manara, see Ravanelli Guidotti, Baldassare Manara faentino, pittore di maioliche nel Cinquecento, Ferrara, 1996, page 194. In 1999, Giuliana Gardelli attributed a group of majolica porcelain with a similar decoration to the workshops of Guido da Merlino and Guido Durantino from Urbino. (Italika, Maiolica Italiana del Rinascimento, 1999, pages 258-260, No. 111). CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 75 000.- / 100 000.-
IMPORTANT, LARGE 'MAJOLICA' PORCELAIN 'ISTORIATO' ALBARELLO 'A QUARTIERI', Faenza, ca. 1540-1550. Cylindrical, slightly conical vessel with circumferential profiled rings on the top and bottom. The front with a scene depicting the Biblical Deluge, framed by a green laurel wreath with yellow fruit, on a background of tendril borders with grotesque figures in blue, yellow and green in the 'Quartieri' style. The top of the scene is adorned by an inscription accentuated in white and blue: 'ZUCCARUM MOLATUM'. Remains of old provenance labels 'Collection Scalea'. H 49 cm, D 33 cm. Small repairs and some chipping of the glaze. Provenance: - Collezione dei Principi Lanza di Scalea, Palermo. - Private collection, Rome. This highly dramatic scene depicts the climax of the Biblical Deluge. The left of the foreground features Noah's Ark with some desperate rejected people attempting to scale the side of the boat in the heart of the flood swallowing those remaining. For this scene, the painter obviously used a copper engraving attributed to Francesco Rosselli (Florence, 1448 -1513) from ca. 1470/90, presently in the British Museum. The main motif of this scene, i.e. the male figure dressed in a loincloth and scaling the Ark is probably the King of the Giants, Org, who apparently saved himself in this manner and was provided with food for months by Noah who took pity on him. For the most part, the painter of the 'albarello' adhered to the details of the copper engraving, and transferred them to the 'albarello'. (Martin Schawe, Sündflut, in: Aviso, Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft und Kultur in Bayern, 4/2013, pages 12-19). CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 75 000.- / 100 000.-
CHF 75 000

IMPORTANT, LARGE 'MAJOLICA' PORCELAIN 'ISTORIATO' ALBARELLO 'A QUARTIERI', Faenza, ca. 1540-1550. Cylindrical, slightly conical vessel with circumferential profiled rings on the top and bottom. The front with a scene depicting the Biblical Deluge, framed by a green laurel wreath with yellow fruit, on a background of tendril borders with grotesque figures in blue, yellow and green in the 'Quartieri' style. The top of the scene is adorned by an inscription accentuated in white and blue: 'ZUCCARUM MOLATUM'. Remains of old provenance labels 'Collection Scalea'. H 49 cm, D 33 cm. Small repairs and some chipping of the glaze. Provenance: - Collezione dei Principi Lanza di Scalea, Palermo. - Private collection, Rome. This highly dramatic scene depicts the climax of the Biblical Deluge. The left of the foreground features Noah's Ark with some desperate rejected people attempting to scale the side of the boat in the heart of the flood swallowing those remaining. For this scene, the painter obviously used a copper engraving attributed to Francesco Rosselli (Florence, 1448 -1513) from ca. 1470/90, presently in the British Museum. The main motif of this scene, i.e. the male figure dressed in a loincloth and scaling the Ark is probably the King of the Giants, Org, who apparently saved himself in this manner and was provided with food for months by Noah who took pity on him. For the most part, the painter of the 'albarello' adhered to the details of the copper engraving, and transferred them to the 'albarello'. (Martin Schawe, Sündflut, in: Aviso, Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft und Kultur in Bayern, 4/2013, pages 12-19). CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 75 000.- / 100 000.-

Faenza, um 1540-1550.
Zylindrische, leicht konische Form mit umlaufenden Profilringen am unteren und oberen Rand. Darstellung der biblischen Sintflut, umrahmt von einem grünen Lorbeerkranz, von gelben Früchten zusammengefasst und auf einem Hintergrund von lebhaften, horizontalen Blattrankenbordüren mit Grotesken in Blau, Gelb und Grün im 'Quartieri' Stil. Die Szene bekrönt von einem weissen und blau gehöhten Schriftband 'ZUCCARUM MOLATUM'. Reste von alten Provenienz-Etiketten 'Collection Scalea'. H 49 cm, D 33 cm. Kleine Reparaturen und Absplitterungen der Glasur.
IMPORTANT, LARGE 'MAJOLICA' PORCELAIN 'ISTORIATO' ALBARELLO  'A QUARTIERI', Faenza, ca. 1540-1550. Cylindrical, slightly conical vessel with circumferential profiled rings on the top and bottom. The front with a scene depicting the Biblical Deluge, framed by a green laurel wreath with yellow fruit, on a background of tendril borders with grotesque figures in blue, yellow and green in the 'Quartieri' style. The top of the scene is adorned by an inscription accentuated in white and blue: 'ZUCCARUM MOLATUM'. Remains of old provenance labels 'Collection Scalea'. H 49 cm, D 33 cm. Small repairs and some chipping of the glaze. Provenance: - Collezione dei Principi Lanza di Scalea, Palermo. - Private collection, Rome. This highly dramatic scene depicts the climax of the Biblical Deluge. The left of the foreground features Noah's Ark with some desperate rejected people attempting to scale the side of the boat in the heart of the flood swallowing those remaining. For this scene, the painter obviously used a copper engraving attributed to Francesco Rosselli (Florence, 1448 -1513) from ca. 1470/90, presently in the British Museum. The main motif of this scene, i.e. the male figure dressed in a loincloth and scaling the Ark is probably the King of the Giants, Org, who apparently saved himself in this manner and was provided with food for months by Noah who took pity on him. For the most part, the painter of the 'albarello' adhered  to the details of the copper engraving, and transferred them to the 'albarello'. (Martin Schawe, Sündflut, in: Aviso, Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft und Kultur in Bayern, 4/2013, pages 12-19). CHF 90 000.- / 120 000.- € 75 000.- / 100 000.-
VERY RARE LIDDED POT WITH AUSGSBURG GOLD CHINESE FIGURES,Meissen, ca. 1720. Painted in the workshop of Bartholomäus Seuter. Round vessel with curved handle. Painted with gold Chinese figures and plants. The convex cover similarly painted and with a profiled finial. Remains of a lustre mark on the bottom of the pot. Minimal chipping on the bottom and on the cover. H 14.8 cm. (2) Provenance: - Probably from the collection of the Margravine Magdalene Wilhelmine von Baden-Durlach (1677-1742) - Inherited by the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden - Auction by the Margraves of Baden, Sotheby's, Baden-Baden, 5. 10 1995, Lot 1322. Acquired by a Swiss private collector in this auction.
CHF 18 000
VERY RARE LIDDED POT WITH AUSGSBURG GOLD CHINESE FIGURES,Meissen, ca. 1720. Painted in the workshop of Bartholomäus Seuter. Round vessel with curved handle. Painted with gold Chinese figures and plants. The convex cover similarly painted and with a profiled finial. Remains of a lustre mark on the bottom of the pot. Minimal chipping on the bottom and on the cover. H 14.8 cm. (2) Provenance: - Probably from the collection of the Margravine Magdalene Wilhelmine von Baden-Durlach (1677-1742) - Inherited by the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden - Auction by the Margraves of Baden, Sotheby's, Baden-Baden, 5. 10 1995, Lot 1322. Acquired by a Swiss private collector in this auction.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL SERVICE WITH THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE VENETIAN PATRICIANS OF THE CORRER FAMILY, Meissen, ca. 1740. In its original leather case. Each piece painted with the coat of arms of the Correr family from Venice. Comprising: one coffee pot with lid, a teapot with lid, a cream jug with lid, a bowl, a sugar bowl, a saucer, six coffee cups and saucers, six tea cups and saucers. Underglaze blue crossed-swords mark, press numbers, impressed potter's mark* on one tea cup. H coffee pot 22.5 cm. Small chip on the lid of the coffee pot, small, flat chips on the lid of the teapot, lid of the tea caddy repaired. The leather case lined with green silk. Key to the case missing (37). Provenance: German private collection.
CHF 114 000

IMPORTANT TRAVEL SERVICE WITH THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE VENETIAN PATRICIANS OF THE CORRER FAMILY, Meissen, ca. 1740. In its original leather case. Each piece painted with the coat of arms of the Correr family from Venice. Comprising: one coffee pot with lid, a teapot with lid, a cream jug with lid, a bowl, a sugar bowl, a saucer, six coffee cups and saucers, six tea cups and saucers. Underglaze blue crossed-swords mark, press numbers, impressed potter's mark* on one tea cup. H coffee pot 22.5 cm. Small chip on the lid of the coffee pot, small, flat chips on the lid of the teapot, lid of the tea caddy repaired. The leather case lined with green silk. Key to the case missing (37). Provenance: German private collection.

DER CORRER, Meissen, um 1740.
In seinem originalem Lederkoffer. Jedes Stück bemalt mit dem Wappen der Correr aus Venedig, und verstreuten indianischen Blumen, die Milchkanne mit einer bärtigen Maske, alle weiteren Ausgüsse und Henkel mit vergoldetem Rocaillenwerk. Bestehend aus: eine Kaffeekanne und Deckel, eine Teekanne und Deckel, eine Milchkanne und Deckel, eine Teedose und Deckel, eine Kumme, eine Zuckerdose, eine Soucoupe, sechs Kaffeetassen und Untertassen und sechs Teetassen und Untertassen. Unterglasurblaue Schwertermarken, Pressnummern, eingepresste Drehermarke * auf einer Teetasse. H Kaffeekanne 22,5 cm. Kleine Bestossung am Deckel der Kaffeekanne, kleine flache Bestossungen am Teekannen Deckel, Deckel der Teedose repariert. Der Lederkoffer, 'Futteral' mit grünem Seidenfutter. Schlüssel zum Koffer fehlt (37)
IMPORTANT TRAVEL SERVICE WITH THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE VENETIAN PATRICIANS OF THE CORRER FAMILY, Meissen, ca. 1740. In its original leather case. Each piece painted with the coat of arms of the Correr family from Venice. Comprising: one coffee pot with lid, a teapot with lid, a cream jug with lid, a bowl, a sugar bowl, a saucer, six coffee cups and saucers, six tea cups and saucers. Underglaze blue crossed-swords mark, press numbers, impressed potter's mark* on one tea cup. H coffee pot 22.5 cm. Small chip on the lid of the coffee pot, small, flat chips on the lid of the teapot, lid of the tea caddy repaired. The leather case lined with green silk. Key to the case missing (37). Provenance: German private collection.