Bonhams Fine European Ceramics and Glass sale, scheduled for 26th of November will offer a fascinating selection of delicate porcelain and glass treasure. The highlight of the sale is an extremely rare Du Paquier tankard and cover, circa 1725-30. Estimated at £40,000-60,000 ($62,650-94,000), the only other recorded example of this rare shape is in a private collection. The flared body of the tankard is mounted with a handle in the form of a fabulously colored lizard, holding a branch with fruit in its mouth. The piece is decorated with a purple monochrome panel depicting a Chinoiserie scene, and the cover is topped with a recumbent lion finial.
Other highlights are pieces from the Meissen factory’s famed Swan Service- a large oval tray circa 1742, estimated at £30,000-50,000 ($47,000-78,300); a circular dish circa 1738-40, £15,000-25,000 ($23,500-39,200); and a dinner plate, £7,000-9,000 ($11,000-14,000).
Also on offer is a large and rare Dutch Delft garden urn made for King William III at the end of the 17th century is set to achieve £6,000-8,000 ($9,400-12,500), as well as a Vincennes green-ground ewer and basin, circa 1757, is estimated at £20,000-30,000 ($31,300-47,000).