The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, August 2, 2014


200 years of history of the teapot to be auctioned at Sotheby's London
a Royal Worcester ‘Aesthetic’ teapot, 1882. Photo: Sotheby's.
LONDON.- On 15 May 2014, Sotheby’s London will present the Hanley Collection of Teapots in its Arts of Europe sale. Assembled by British collector Colin E. Hanley over 25 years, this ensemble of 105 pieces estimated in excess of £293,000 spans 200 years of history of the teapot, from the early 18th century to 20th century. The collection is distinguished by very rare examples of teapots produced by some of the world’s greatest porcelain and ceramic manufactures. Many of the lots on offer have illustrious provenance, having belonged to the collections of Shand-Kydd, Dr. Bernard Watney, Billie Pain and Dr. Paul Riley.

Leading the sale is an important Chelsea scolopendrium-moulded teapot, circa 1750-52. Highly regarded as the only surviving example known in this pattern, this teapot copies a French model of the 1740s. It has already been sold five times at Sotheby’s, having first appeared at auction in 1941 (lot 141, est. £30,000-50,000.

One of the earliest teapots in the sale is to be found in a very rare Limehouse blue and white teapot, circa 1746-48, which is perhaps one of the earliest teapots produced in British porcelain. Of the Limehouse teapots that are known, this example in perfect condition is one of the smallest (lot 123, £20,000-30,000).

The sale also includes an extremely rare and important Bow teapot and cover, circa 1758. The only other known example of a Bow teapot by James Welsh, which is also of this form and painted with an almost identical formation of flowers and insects, is in the collection of the Gardiner Museum, Toronto (lot 161, est. £20,000- 30,000).

Highlights also include two rare Royal Worcester jewelled ‘Countess of Dudley’ service teapots, dated 1867. This form comes from a Déjeuner presented in 1865-66 on behalf of the city of Worcester to the Earl and Countess of Dudley upon their marriage. In 1867 the original Déjeuner was borrowed by the factory to make duplicates and was exhibited at the Paris exhibition (lot 214, and 215, est. £4,000-6,000 and £3,000-5,000).

They are also many whimsical and fun things, such as a Royal Worcester ‘Aesthetic’ teapot, dated 1882 which mocks the excessive taste of the Aesthetic movement at the end of the 19th century. The design of the present piece refers to W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan’s operetta Patience, first performed at the Opera Comique, London in April 1881 (lot 217, est. £1,500-2,500).



Today's News

May 2, 2014

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries explores US artist Whistler's London years

London's National Portrait Gallery and Art Fund 'Save Van Dyck' appeal successful

Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone manuscript to lead Sotheby's Rock History Sale

Mel Bochner's first major solo museum exhibition in New York City opens at The Jewish Museum

HMS Beagle marine chronometer that accompanied Charles Darwin is discovered at Bonhams

First ever exhibition to examine the similarities between Schiele, Twombly, and Basquiat opens in New York

Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection on view at me Collectors Room Berlin

Bruce Nauman awarded the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts

Connaught Brown explores the artistic relationship between Herbert Beck and his mentor Emil Nolde

Master, Mentor, Master: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Christie's Travel announces new art journeys offering insider access to top artists

Buchmann Galerie offers the public a rare opportunity to view a Wax Room by Wolfgang Laib

Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs Anita Ellis announces retirement from Cincinnati Art Museum

Centenary tribute brings together self-taught artist's most significant works

Exhibition of new ink on mylar drawings by Katina Huston opens at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Heritage Central States Numismatic Auction total: $53.6 million

The first printed atlas: An unusual perspective on Britain at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Kewenig's first solo exhibition with Bertrand Lavier opens in Berlin

Arts Council collection 2013-2014 acquisitions announced

The collection of the legendary musician Gustav Leonhard surpasses estimate and achieves £ 1.9 million

Night of Museums in Dusseldorf: May 3, 2014

200 years of history of the teapot to be auctioned at Sotheby's London

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site