Creating a home that looks richly collected rather than “designed” is one of Michael S Smith’s hallmarks. The acclaimed designer travels the world for inspiration. A scholar of all things decorative, he seamlessly incorporates tribal textiles and antique tapestries with vintage sterling tea sets and Blue Willow china in his stunning spaces.
Late-19th-century tapering square hand-painted chinoiserie vase with vibrant
flowering branches in yellow, red, blue, green and gold gilt accents. Marked "Hand Painted, Nippon" with the Morimura Brothers, Japan hallmark. Light wear, loss of gold.
Slip-glazed terracotta handled confit pot from Provence, France.
The lower half of the exterior was left unglazed and porous to allow a natural cooling effect for preserving. Small chips and surface wear.
Large midcentury hand-painted vase depicting highly-detailed colorful riders,
horses and soldiers engaged in battle across an imperial yellow ground. Marked on the underside. Light wear with crazing and discoloration under the rim.