Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 119g-h)
A special treat for you high-end porcelain collectors.
You probably think that I, a ‘metals’ guy, would not even look at porcelain bells.
In general, you are correct, and these come to us courtesy of Sergey in Russia. =================================================================================================
119g – A Meissen table-bell, Circa 1730
Of hemispherical form, with double-knopped handle, the exterior with three quatrefoil cartouches of merchants at discussion with a church, buildings and boats in the distance, within Böttger-lustre panelled gilt scroll and flowerhead cartouches joined by iron-red and puce Laub-und Bandelwerk and maskheads, the handle with small gilt cartouches of purpurmalerei figures in landscapes above a Böttger-lustre anulated knop, between gilt bands, the interior with a pendant purpurmalerei and iron-red baluster clapper, the rim with a Gitterwerk band (some very minor wear to top of handle and to edge of underside of bell, the gilt loop suspension for the clapper restuck)
4. 3/4 in. (12 cm.) high
A ‘bargain’ perhaps, as it sold at the low end of the estimated range.
119h – A RARE BLUE AND WHITE BELL
QIANLONG UNDERGLAZE BLUE FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK BENEATH THE HANDLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The bell is decorated with delicately painted bands of leafy lotus scrolls, which are interspersed with bands of lanca characters and a band of emblems. It is further decorated with a narrow band of cranes in flight amidst clouds to the rim and applied to the top with a small handle formed by two mythical beasts.
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high
First, think of the cost to purchase all of the bells in the preceding 118 parts.
Second, throw in the 119g Meissen above for your granddaughter to play with.
And now, a drumroll if you please, . . . . . . . . . .