Description: ITALIAN GRAND TOUR MODEL RUINS, 19TH C., SET OF THREE PIECES, H 25":Giallo di Siena marble carved to represent the ruins of the Temple of the Heavenly Twins, Castor and Pollux, H.24 7/8" x 11 1/4" x 4 1/4" overall; the Column of Phocas, H.25 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" overall; and the Temple of Vespasian, inscribed "[R]estitver", H.24 7/8" x 7 3/4" x 7 7/8" overall. Each on a slate base.
Condition Report: As photographed from left to right, condition is as follows: first, one column missing two acanthus leaves, another column with chips around the base, minor nicks overall to the edges, some chipping to the black marble base, and the third column with at least three repairs; second, lacking figure at the top, small losses to the marble overall, a 3/4" repair to the rim of the column's base, the stepped base with two chipped corners, several small nicks and small chips to the black marble base; third, small nicks and chips overall, possible 1/4" repair to square plinth supporting the column, minor chips to the black marble base, and the frieze is missing the connecting corner to the column, approximate 1" x 2" piece. See additional photos. Chs/RSzView additional info and full condition report »
Description: CONTINENTAL CERAMIC PORTRAIT CHARGER, LATE 19TH C., DIA 22":Portrait profile of a young woman in Turkish embroidered costume; impressed numerals on the back "793" (see photo). Molded in low relief.
Condition Report: Minor crazing. Exquisitely painted profile, fur collar, fringed beaded headdress. Jw Please note; there is a thin 1 1/2" repair at the rim. The repair has gold painted over it and is not very noticeable. TW 1-31-13View additional info and full condition report »
Description: BARLUET & CIE., FRENCH CERAMIC PORTRAIT CHARGER, MONTEREAU, LATE 19TH C., DIA 19 1/2":Bust-length hand-painted portrait of a boy, gold ground and enameled border; stamped in green on the reverse with a compote enclosing "B & Cie Depose" (see photo).
Condition Report: On the reverse crazing overall and a fine 3" spider crack. The front shows light scratches and crazing to the boy's face. ChsView additional info and full condition report »
Description: P. J ULRICH, VIENNA PORCELAIN PORTRAIT CHARGER, C. 1900, DIA 13 1/2":Hand-painted at the well with a Neapolitan boy within a burgundy border decorated with gilt scrolling vine; impressed marking on the reverse (see photo).View additional info »
Description: KPM/BERLIN PORCELAIN PORTRAIT PLAQUE, C. 1900, 10 1/4" X 8 1/4":Hand-painted portrait of a young woman, impressed "KPM" and scepter mark, in a painted gold wood frame with aesthetic motifs.
Condition Report: As viewed under UV light in the unopened frame: Incised # '5' on verso; UV clean; noticeable scratches in her hair; slight patina wear to the period frame which is also slightly cracked. RfView additional info and full condition report »