New York, NY, January 22, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The items being offered from the Gardiner Museum include a diverse body of material, donated by the estate of Helen E. Gardiner to be sold for the benefit of the Gardiner Museum. Included in this auction are European Ceramics from a variety of factories and Chinese Export Porcelain. Highlights from this group include a 16th Century Faenza Maiolica Jug and other European porcelain.
The top lot in the Gardiner Museum Auction is a Pair of Ormolu-Mounted Meissen Vases and Guinea Fowl, Circa 1745. These vases are modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler. There are crowned C marks on the bases. The vases were from the Estate of Helen E. Gardiner. She purchased them from Sotheby’s New York, on October 10th, 1985.
Other items from the Gardiner Museum Collection are a Pair of Chinese Export Famille Rose Eggshell Dishes with Still-lifes from the Yongzheng period, circa 1730-35, a Miniature French Metal-Mounted Bottle Cooler, St. Cloud, which is circa 1725-30, and a German Harlequin Figure from 20th Century Berlin.
A small group of works that are part of this auction and not from the Gardiner Museum are included in this sale. An example of some of the Asian objects are a 17th Century Chinese Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Boy, and a Chinese Bronze Tripod Vessel with a Cover, Ding, from the 18th / 19th Century.
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