It is said that any meal can be special if it is presented beautifully. Dinnerware does not always receive the attention it deserves, yet it plays an important role in making food look both appetizing and elegant. The upcoming Porcelain Sale III offered by Stair draws attention to some of the finest specimens in this oft-overlooked art.
From full dinner services to single wares, this auction covers a broad range of ceramics and porcelain. Regal designs depicting fruit, birds, and golden flowers cover the leading pieces from Herend, the brand that generations of royals chose for their dinner tables. A ‘Coronation’ patterned dinner set allowing service for twelve is a particular highlight of this sale. Not every dish is decorated with traditional forms, however: several are covered in swirling colors, wild in their chaos but delightful in their art. These works from Pascale Mestre, a prominent French ceramicist, are sure to catch the eye at any meal.
Some lots are filled with whimsy and color, while others are more studious and deliberate. A lush group of Wedgwood majolica dishes represents several leaves and vines in every shade of green. Another set features printed pictograms, intricate symbols and words telling a full story right below lunch. To view these lots, explore the catalog, and register for online bidding, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (66), Fine China and Tableware (62), Vases & Vessels (16), Furniture (1)
# of Lots:66
Price Range:$100 to $3,000
Interesting lots include:
|Herend Porcelain Part Dinner Service, in the Coronation Pattern
|Set of Ten Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Flora Danica Plates
|Extensive Pascale Mestre Black and White Aptware Dinner Service
|Three Gorka Livia Pottery Vases
|Assembled Set of Five Transfer Printed Creil Pictogram Plates
|Group of Wedgwood and Other Majolica Wares