Letter from the Editor:
“Egyptian Chick Magazine” has been on “hiatus” for over a year now. We will be back soon with more exciting content. For now we are sharing some exciting news about an auction in New York this weekend of 2 “Orientalist” vases that were featured in our June 2016 Issue. Please enjoy reading about these vases (which seem to feature ladies of Old Damascus, one is even playing a tambourine!) and the artist below. Online bidding has begun and the auction is Sunday. It will be exciting to know if anyone from the world of belly dance will acquire these. (I included some info on past auctions). Love, Aziza
V. Peccatte: French “Orientalist” Porcelain Master Works at Auction Again
On Sunday, June 30th, Clarke Auction Gallery in Westchester, NY will once again auction off two vases (Lot 0122) by 19th century French artist V. Peccatte. Online bidding has already begun at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/144132_fine-art-jewelry-midcentury-antique-and-asian/?page=6 Starting bid $400 Estimate $800-$1000. Not much is known about this artist but he seems to have been active in the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century. His work appears to mostly be in “porcelain” with “Orientalist” art after some of the masters of that genre. Most of his work that survives today seems to be but a handful of vases.
From Auction at Christies London September 24, 2009 “A LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH ENAMELLED FAIENCE GOLD AND PLATINUM GROUND VASES
LATE 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED V. PECCATTE AFTER F. E. BERT(IER)
Each of baluster form, finely painted, printed, applied with foil and enamelled with a three-quarter length portrait of an exotic beauty holding either a tambourine or a fan, in a gilt scrollwork surround, the reverse with a monochromatic landscape, the sides with gilt paste panels of fruiting grapevine 35 in. (88.9 cm.) high (2) “
Estimate was 30,000-50,000 GBP Price Realized was: 37,250 GBP (In today’s conversion rate $47, 295.58 U.S. Dollars)
On June 9, 2014 “A LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH FAIENCE YELLOW AND PLATINUM-GROUND VASES signed V. Peccatte” were auctioned off at Christies in New York at an event they dubbed “An Opulent Eye.” The estimate was $15,000 to $20,000 U.S. Dollars and the price realized was $30,000. They were from “a florida estate.”
From a December 5th 2014 at Weschler’s in Washington DC “French porcelain plaque of a Turkish lady. (Estimate & Price Realized not available publicly).
“On Sunday, May 15th (2016) at Clarke Auction. A pair of exceptional ground and coralline decorated vases from the late 19th century have garnered the most pre-sale interest for a variety of reasons. Each urn paint is decorated on both sides and artist signed Peccatte, after Bertier, and the other also signed Pecatte, and after Dubfe. The artistic quality, the unusual coralline decoration and the good condition of each have added to the buzz. The pair will be presented on May 15th with high expectations surrounding an $8,000 to $12,000 estimate.” (“ArtfixDaily”)
The price “realized” at this auction was $42,000
To bid on the 2 small vases (Lot 0122) shown at top online here is the link (starting bid $400): https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/144132_fine-art-jewelry-midcentury-antique-and-asian/?page=6