Baraset House Fine Art Gallery is a 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:
Robert Harris, PRCA
Elizabeth McGillivray Knowles
Edith Agnes Smith
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.
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.