Antique Porcelain Miniatures
Spode Porcelain Miniatures c.1820s Zorensky Collection
A Collection of Spode Porcelain Miniatures (18) c.1820s, painted in coloured enamels and gilt. Dimensions: saucers 6-7cm diam. cups 2.5-4.8cm high x 3.5cm diam. bowls 4.6-5.5 cm diam. Marks: Spode, painter's marks, patterns 131, 312, 2682, 3644, 3318, 3685, paper lables: "Zorensky Collection". Condition: two tiny stress lines, minor ware on the gilding.
Stock Number: PN1420
Four Meissen Porcelain Miniature Plaques c.1800-20
A set of four early 19th century Meissen Porcelain Miniature (Topographical) Plaques*, exquisitely painted with distant views of Dresden. Dimensions: each plaque measures 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm. Condition: one plaque with small chips. Painted crossed swords on the back c.1800-20.
* These small plaques perhaps intended to be set into metal mounts for a piece of small furniture, a box or some small decorative souvenir of the period.
Stock Number: PN1345
Two German Porcelain Miniature Plaques c.1820
Two German Porcelain Miniature Topographical Plaques c.1820, finely painted with town scenes. Dimensions: each plaque measure 6.6 cm x 5.5 cm. Fine condition. Unmarked.
Stock Number: PN1345b
A Continental Miniature Porcelain Broach c.1880
A fine Continental Miniature Porcelain Broach, exquisitely painted with a portrait of a young lady. Dimensions: 4 cm x 3 cm. Fine condition.
Stock Number: PN1401
19th Century Porcelain Miniature Gold Mounted Broach
A 19th Century Porcelain Miniature Broach, finely painted with a young girl, gold-mounted, marked "9 ct" on the back. Dimensions: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm (incl. the frame). Fine Condition.
Stock Number: PN1402
A 19th Century Continental Porcelain Miniature Plaque St. Cecilia (After Raphael)
A 19th Century Continental Porcelain Miniature Plaque of St. Cecilia (After Raphael), depicting the patron saint of musicians holding an organ. Dimensions: 8.8 cm x 7 cm. Fine Condition. Unmarked.
Stock Number: PN1333
A German KPM style Porcelain Miniature Plaque c.1880
A German KPM style Porcelain Miniature Plaque c.1880, depicting a young Neapolitan girl, wearing a pendant, unframed. Dimensions: 8.5cm x 7cm. Condition: a manufacturing fault on the rim (not a chip). Marks: "15 E" impressed.
Stock Number: PN10159
A Crown Staffordshire Miniature vase c.1910
A Crown Staffordshire Miniature vase c.1910, hand-decorated in an Imari style with coloured enamels and gilt on a cobalt blue ground. Dimensions: 6.5cm high. Printed Marks. Excellent condition.
Stock Number: PN10112
A Fukagawa Miniature Porcelain Cup c.1890-1900
A Japanese Fukagawa Miniature Porcelain Cup c.1890-1900, superbly painted with coloured enamels. Dimensions: 5.5cm diam x 3cm high. Marks: painted in under-glaze blue. Excellent condition.
A Vienna Miniature Cup and Saucer c.1900
A Vienna Miniature Porcelain Cup and Saucer c.1900, the cup gilded inside, decorated with a central cartouche with finely hand-painted rural scene on puce ground and gilt. Dimensions: cup 4.5cm diam x 2.5cm high, saucer 7cm diam. Marks:banded shield mark in underglaze blue. Excellent condition.
Stock Number: PN1096
A Meissen Miniature Porcelain Cup and Saucer
A Meissen Miniature Porcelain Cup and Saucer, decorated with hand-painted birds and insects in coloured enamels and gilt.
Dimensions: cup 4.5cm diam x 2.5cm high, saucer 6.5cm diam. Marks: crossed swards in under-glaze blue. Condition: minor ware on the gilding.
Stock Number: PN1097
A Dresden "Photographic" Portrait Miniature by Franz Till c.1880-1900
A Dresden porcelain plaque ("Photographic"* portrait miniature) of a gentleman by Franz Till, hand-painted, late 19th century, in its original frame, signed by the artist. Dimensions: 17cm x 13cm ( 23cm x 26.5 cm with the frame). Excellent condition.
*Such plaques were mostly made in 1880-1910, on special orders. While they are hand painted, they resemble photographs more than actual paintings, probably because they were mostly painted off a photograph rather than a live model. The people we see on such plaques today were the upper class in Europe and America from late 19th - early 20th century who could afford to order such art work for themselves.
Stock Number: PN1030