Sèvres Ormolu Porcelain Urns and Dorothy Draper-Inspired Credenza Lead Showplace Antiques’ Upcoming SaleJul 09, 2023 12:00 EDT
The history of Sèvres porcelain dates back to 1738. This is when the Marquis Orry de Fulvy acquired the license to manufacture porcelain in the Saxon manner from the French King Louis XV. In those days, Sèvres porcelain objects were often combined with exquisite ormolu decorative mounting. Ormolu is a bronze gilding technique that involves application of a ground, high-karat gold-mercury blend to the surface. The upcoming sale from Showplace Antiques will feature a pair of Sèvres ormolu porcelain urns with gilt bronze mounted bases and handles. Each piece is adorned with hand-painted scenes of landscapes and courting lovers on a cobalt blue background. The covers are ornamented with pinecone form finials. Another highlight is a credenza inspired by Dorothy Draper. The rectangular-shaped black and white credenza has black lacquered corps accented by white lacquered paneling. It consists of three short drawers flanked by two cabinets.
An oil on canvas artwork depicting a classical scene of Artemis, goddess of the hunt, also leads the catalog. Most likely a French painting, it portrays three Amazon warriors holding bows and arrows. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, July 9 sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:307
Price Range:$100 - $1,500
Interesting lots include:
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|Sèvres Ormolu Mounted Cobalt Porcelain Urns, Pair|| Estimate: |
|European Classical Scene of Diana Oil on Canvas|| Estimate: |
|Draper Style Black & White Lacquer Credenza|| Estimate: |
|Judith Streeter Untitled Mixed Media on Panel|| Estimate: |
|William Keith Mountainous Landscape Oil on Canvas|| Estimate: |