Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Obsession.

I just love this design! It's from the swedish factory of Marieberg and from the mid 1770s. I first saw one in the catalogue of an auction house, i use such catalogues for inspiration for objects to fill my drawn interiors with, that one missed it's top and had a little rabbit at the fot of the stairs that goes up the base of the vase, i just love the details - the little banister, the balustres, little knobs, the reeds and flowers, the decor in black and grey on white, with a little trophy-group with a bow, arrows and a quiver on the vase. Then i found another one, depicted below, just like it while browsing the photo library of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, that's in the collections of le Palais des beaux arts - Lille, that one had a polychrome decor, also with a rabbit and a basket and barrel on the vase, so delightful!Then a couple of weeks ago i passed by one of the finest antiques dealers in town and there it was! This one also in black on white but with a dog sitting at the bottom of the stairs and its top crowned by a blackberry. Oh how you must think me deranged! It's the kind of shop where you have to ring a bell before they let you in, so i didn't dare to, to get a closer look until today. It's price was about fourteenhundred dollars, so, sadly as i am penniless i won't be getting it, but they were kind enough to let me take some photos so that you too, if you share my insanity, can drool over it and dream of it standing on your mantlepiece, just like i do in my desperately obsessive mind...

5 comments:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

These are fabulous! I would love to own one - or two. I have never seen any thing like them. Wonderful!
Catherine

Paris Atelier said...

What a great find! Just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I may also become obsessed! :) LOVE IT!
xoxo
Judith~

Circe said...

Delish- more rare ceramics to drool over! Don't lose heart! The Minton jug I've pined for which sells for $3k, sold at auction in Great Britain for £88! Maybe you'll be lucky... Love your Place; will visit often. Circe

Tutta Rolf said...

Oh, isn't it just the most pleasing-to-the thing you've ever seen...and to imagine it's out there, and for sale and still unattainable, is just heartbreaking!

Circe- Pleased to meet you, thank you, you're always welcome!

Bisous, mes amies!

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