Faience

Pair of French, Faience, covered jars (pilgrim flasks)
Item No. 1170
Pair of French, Faience, covered jars (pilgrim flasks)

Each one depicting cherubs blowing horns and riding fantastical beasts on a blue background. The sides flanked by rams head masks. Nevers, France. 19th century.

Signed: Antoine Montagnon

12¾" high
Large, Important, French cache pot
Item No. 1167
Large, Important, French cache pot

Manufactured by the royal porcelain maker, Sèvres, in painted and gilded porcelain with gilt bronze mounts for the last French King, Louis Phillippe (r. 1830-1848).

The interior bears two stamps, the first having the King's monogram (LP) and the date (1844), and the other bearing the mark for "Château des tuileries", the royal residence where the piece was to be displayed.

14" in diameter by 12" high
Gallo-Roman amphora
Item No. 1144
Gallo-Roman amphora

In terra cotta. Recovered from the floor of the Mediterranean Sea between 1960 and 1972.

50-200 AD.

24" high
Apulian, red-figured, terra cotta lekanis (two-handled, ancient Greek bowl)
Item No. 1143
Apulian, red-figured, terra cotta lekanis (two-handled, ancient Greek bowl)

The cover painted with a naked male figure sitting and holding a spear and a seated woman on opposite sides, the two separated by palmette friezes, the rim of the lid decorated with a repeating, wave pattern.

10½" wide by 6½" high
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)
Item No. 1113
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)

With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

320 BCE. Magna Graecia.

4" tall by 7" wide (at handles)
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension
Item No. 1106
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension

Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

21" high by 12" wide by 10" deep
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension
Item No. 1105
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension

With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

11" high by 16" wide (at handles)
Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate
Item No. 1104
Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate

Of unusually large size, tin-glazed and gadrooned with plant motifs. The center adorned with a bird in profile, the reverse decorated with concentric lines. From Spain, either Manises, Paterna or Triana. Circa 1550.

16½" diameter
Ancient Apulian Amphora
Item No. 1099
Ancient Apulian Amphora

With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

13" high by 10" wide by 8" deep
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Sicilian, Renaissance style, Faience apothecary jar
Item No. 1135
Sicilian, Renaissance style, Faience apothecary jar

Second half of the 18th century.
Pair of fine, Italian Maiolica Jars
Item No. 956
Pair of fine, Italian Maiolica Jars

Each of globular form, painted with flowers and foliage. 17th century.

14½" tall
Pair of large, Italian, Faience, chargers
Item No. 707
Pair of large, Italian, Faience, chargers

Each decorated with figural scenes after old master paintings. 19th century.

24½" diameter
Pair of fine, Italian Majolica, bottle-neck vases
Item No. 795
Pair of fine, Italian Majolica, bottle-neck vases

With satyr masks, each hand-painted with scenes of neoclassical figures. Mid-19th century.

14" high by 13" wide by 8" deep
Pair of Greco-Roman, porcelain urns
Item No. 316
Pair of Greco-Roman, porcelain urns

With hand-painted portraits over gold leaf medallions surrounded by scrolling acanthus leaves. 19th century.

13½" tall, 7½" diameter (widest point)
Italian Majolica charger of large dimensions
Item No. 721
Italian Majolica charger of large dimensions

Mid-18th century.

17½" diameter
Pair of French faience vases
Item No. 608
Pair of French faience vases

From Rouen, Normandy. 19th century.
Pair of French faience vases
Item No. 607
Pair of French faience vases

19th century.
French faience cache pots
Item No. 129
French faience cache pots

From Rouen, in excellent condition.
French Quimper urn converted to lamp
Item No. 102
French Quimper urn converted to lamp

Circa late 19th century.



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