4 Chinese Export Monogramed Bowls (1 Broken) (early 19th Century, 1800-1820)
diameter (largest): 8 inches
four matching famille rose porcelain bowls, one larger than the other two, each with intertwined gilt initials 'RJ' in the center, framed by gilt and green ribbons and surrounded by three borders, a rope motif, flower garlands and a gilt and green rim
from The Collection of Seymour Stein
each have repaired breaks or cracks, and small nicks on the rim, one bowl has two full breaks to its body
Legendary Sire Records co-founder, Seymour Stein, kick-started the era of punk and new wave music in the 1970s and ‘80s, by signing to the label such iconic artists as the Ramones, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Ice-T, and famously, in 1982, Madonna. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
Beginning in the early 1970s, while traveling as a young businessman throughout Europe, Stein developed an enthusiasm for early 20th-century art. Wherever he went, he sought out antique stores, art fairs, and major auction houses — ultimately forging a vast collection.
The Collecting Eye of Seymour Stein, Sotheby’s 2003 auction showcased Stein’s interest in Art Deco furniture and porcelain, metalwork and glassware, European Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Works from the distinguished collection were also included in Sotheby’s 2018, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, auction.
Ceramics from Stein’s Asian art collection were the highlights of Capsule’s 2021, Asian Art, auction and upcoming sales will feature additional fine art, furniture, ceramics, and many more from his extensive holdings.