18th century Meissen porcelain to star at Bonhams

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 13:09:20

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18th century Meissen porcelain to star at Bonhams

A remarkable collection of 18th century Meissen porcelain is to auction in London on March 20

The Delphinium Collection, a dazzling array of18th century Meissen porcelain is to auction at Bonhams London on March 20. The collection includes a number of dramatically rare pieces that are sure to tantalise collectors internationally.

18th century Meissen porcelain to star at BonhamsA very rare yellow-ground Augustus Rex vase, circa 1730-1735

Although estimates are yet to be released, predicted highlights include a yellow-ground Augustus Rex vase, circa 1730-1735, a two handled jar complete with its original cover that dates from the late 1720s, and an octagonal teabowl and saucer, circa 1730.

Meissen dominated European porcelain manufacture well into the 18th century. Its trademark stamp, a pair of crossed swords that was introduced in 1730, is thought to be one of the oldest trademarks in existence.

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