Brian Haughton Gallery
The Brian Haughton Gallery is delighted to announce they will be selling the celebrated Tuke Collection of Important First Period Dr Wall Worcester. A W Tuke and Sir Anthony Tuke, father and son collectors, and both Chairmen of Barclays Bank, the former was a founding member of the English Porcelain Circle, which was to become the English Ceramic Circle. This is one of the last collections formed by a founding member to be dispersed. Included is an extremely important First Period Worcester dessert plate, of Grubbe type decorated in the London Atelier of James Giles in very rare green camaieu, c 1765. Other items exhibited for sale include a very rare Meissen teapot and cover in the form of a hen and chicks, modelled by J J Kaendler, c 1735 from the Baron von Born Collection and a fine Chelsea sunflower box, cover and stand, c 1755.
Christophe Perlés is bringing a large range of continental ceramics, early 16th century Italian majolica to the early 19th century Vienna porcelain, German porcelain, various Dutch and French faience and a selection of Kakiemon and Arita Japanese porcelain.
Robyn Robb specialises in the earliest English porcelain which was made in the 18th century and she has some of the finest and rarest pieces from that period with particular emphasis on two of the important factories of that date, Chelsea and Worcester. Highlights from Robyn Robb include a rare Chelsea 'Hans Sloane' botanical plate finely painted with a large spray of pink and white crinum: the painting of the crinum is based on an engraving by Georg Dionysius Ehret: and a fine 18th century Worcester cup exquisitely painted with a Chinese figure holding a parasol.