Live Auction

The Porcelain Sale II

Fri, Apr 5, 2019 11:00AM EDT
Lot 110

Paris Darte Frères Ornithological Part Dessert Service

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Iron red printed mark.


Ten plates

An oval dish

Together with Paris part service:

Twelve plates with black printed mark 'G. Richard & C Milano'

A pair of square dishes, unmarked

An oval dish, unmarked

The Darte Frères plates 9 in. diam., (26 pcs). 

Part, Parke-Bernet Galleries, NY, 1957.

Property from the Estate of William Kelly Simpson


The service designs are complimentary and work well together.  The Darte Frères with wear to the decoration and rubbing to the gilding. Some more extensive. One pleate with a hairline crack at rim. Another plate with a hairline crack at rim and another unobtrusive star shaped crack to the glaze on the base. The G. Richard & C Milano marked plates have overall wear and some rubbing to the gilding. Each with an area at the rim where a design has been removed. Possibly a crest. A few plates with minor rim nicks. Another plate with chip to the rim. Another plate with a chip to the rim and a related hairline crack. The unmarked serving pieces with wear and rubbing to the gilding. One of the square dishes with a hairline crack at a corner.