Baraset House Fine Art Gallery is a specialist dealer in Historical Paintings from the 16th to 20th century, with a focus on Female Artists, Important Historical Portraiture, Provenance & the History of our Sitters.
We offer a finely curated selection of Old Masters,
19th century works of art, Early Scottish Impressionists,
Female Masterworks, Canadian Impressionists
& Modern British Masters, focusing on works with outstanding Exhibition History and Provenance, including Works of Art formerly in Royal & Nobel Collections.
Our current stock includes such celebrated artists as:
A Fragile Legacy:
Baraset House offers an outstanding collection of 17th century Japanese Arita porcelain
Baraset House offers a superb collection of Japanese porcelain produced in Arita during the Golden Age of early enameled porcelain. The brilliant milky-white porcelain produced on Kyushu Island became known as 'White Gold' to European nobility and aristocrats - after the closure of the majority of kilns at Jingdezhen due to the dynasty change from Ming to Qing in the mid-17th century, the Dutch East India Company turned to Japan to fill its large orders of porcelain being shipped to the ruling houses of Europe.
The European obsession with Chinese & Japanese porcelain during the 17th and 18th centuries cannot be overstated - countless royals and nobles of Western Europe suffered a maladie de porcelaine; the most fanatical being King Augustus The Strong of Saxony who was famously known for trading an entire regiment of his Saxon Dragoon Guards for a group of the coveted porcelain pieces. By the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644, a system of stylized overglaze enamelling on milk-white porcelain began developing in Arita which has been credited to the Kakiemon family - these pieces created a sensation when they began to appear in Europe in the mid to late seventeenth century.
Baraset House is proud to offer a collection of important early Japanese porcelain from the 17th century kilns of Arita, including an outstanding example from Augustus The Strong's original collection and numerous exceptionally rare, unrecorded and striking early examples of Ko-Kutani, Ai-Kutani, Kakiemon & Ai-Kakiemon.
Discover the illuminating art of The Canadian Impressionist school and the early avante-garde artists of Canada,
with a focus on female Canadian painters and pioneering artists
who lit up the Canadian art scene in the first half of the twentieth century.
A splendid 17th C Japanese Ai-Kutani moulded dish, Chokichidani kiln, early Edo Period, Arita c1655
Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann 'The Stocking Mender' 1868, from the Collection of Queen Victoria
An very fine 18th C rosewood reading and writing table, designed by Thomas Sheraton circa 1793
An Important Ko-Kutani enamelled dish, Wild Geese & Reed, Arita kilns, early Edo period, Joo Era circa 1650-55
Sir Gerald Festus Kelly PRA 'Portrait of Lady Evelyn Farquhar', exhibited at The Royal Academy 1916
A superb 17th century Japanese Ai-Kakiemon cranes dish, Nangawara kiln, Arita, early Edo period circa 1660-1670
John Da Costa (British, 1867-1931) 'Portrait of Emilia Francis Strong, Lady Dilke', dated 1895
A rare 17th century Charles I brass & iron warming pan from 'The Diers Arms' pub, circa 1630
A superb Scottish William IV mahogany chest of drawers, attributed to William Trotter of Edinburgh, circa 1830
Mary Alberta Cleland (Canadian, 1876-1960) 'Construction of the McGill Roddick Gates, Montreal 1925'
James Inskipp (British, 1790-1868) 'Portrait of a Maja in a mantilla with scarlet fringe', circa 1833
A very rare 17th century Japanese Arita export 'ecuelle' (broth bowl & cover), early Edo period, circa 1680
Alice Des Clayes ARCA (Canadian, 1890-1968) 'Bringing in the seaweed from the surf, St Malo' c1925
An 18th century French terracotta portrait relief of Louis XV, by Jean-Baptiste Nini, 1770
GILBERT STUART NEWTON, RA (1794-1835) Portrait of Catarina Schindlerin (fl.1774-1776), a German opera singer
James Eckford Lauder RSA (Scottish, 1811-1869) 'The Jewel-Casket', scene from 'La Duenna', circa 1850
A large & striking 17th century Japanese export jug, of German stoneware form, 'Scholars in the Wilderness', Arita kilns, early Edo period circa 1665
An exceptionally rare Early Enamelled Kakiemon shell dish with blue poppy, Arita kilns, early Edo period circa 1660
A 17th century Japanese Ko-Imari dish, finely enamelled & gilded in the Kraak-style, Arita kilns, early Edo period circa 1690-1700
A rare set of 18th century Chinese Export rouge de fer porcelain-handled dinner knives
Japanese 17th century Ko-Imari lobed dish with pair of Sweetfish, Arita kilns, early Edo period, circa 1690
A 17th century Japanese Export wine ewer Chokichidani kiln, Arita, early Edo period, circa 1665
A delightful Georgian tea caddy with inlaid boxwood silhouettes of 'The Tea Service' circa 1790