Midcentury ceramic ashtray from the Bird Isle collection
of Marc Bellaire. Bellaire apprenticed under Sascha Brastoff in the late 1940s and early 1950s, then operated his namesake pottery in Culver City, California from 1953 through the early 1960s.
Wilhelm Kage's Argenta bowl manufactured by Gustavsberg. "Argenta"
was Wilhelm Kage's series of luxurious, emerald-green glazed ceramics, often with neoclassical decoration applied in sterling silver. Mythological themes and imagery relating to the sea predominated, with highly detailed flowers and faces. ...
Pair of Chinese famille rose eggshell porcelain cabinet
plates, circa 1730. Hand-painted with butterflies, lotus flowers, peonies, and auspicious symbols. 22K gold rim. Signed on undersides.