J.M Béalu & Fils
The JM BÉALU & FILS gallery, founded half a century ago, is located on rue du Bac in Paris.
Christian Béalu, expert and member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, presents European and Asian ceramic collections from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, especially majolica and Meissen and Sevres porcelain.
At JM BÉALU & FILS gallery you can also find furniture and vintage artworks dating from the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.
Assisted by her daughter Julie, Christian Béalu is the main initiator of the circuit of Ceramics and Arts du Feu held every year in autumn. The next edition will take place from 6th to 14th September 2016 in Paris.
Objects "J.M Béalu & Fils"
FAENZA A majolica “a compendiario” large baluster vase decorated with Elie and Moïse in blue, yellow and ocher yellow. ITALY, Faenza. End of the 16th century or early 17th century. Height : 60 cm.Read more
URBINO Majolica tondino with "a istoriato" polychrome mythological scene representing Argus keeping transformed Io into a heifer *. Inscription on back "uropa" and "1545". Circle of Nicola da Urbino. ITALY, Urbino. First half of 16th century. Diam. 22.6 cm * Io was seduced by Zeus transformed into a heifer to deceive Juno, the jealous wife of Jupiter. Juno asks Argus (per 100 eyes) to ensure the calf.Read more
STRASBOUIRG Earthenware, polychrome decor fired in a slow oven. Paul Hannong period, FRANCE, Strasbourg. about 1750-1754. Model by J.W. Lanz. Height : 20 cm ; Width : 17.5 cm Statuette of a hunter standing leaning against a tree trunk on a rectangular base, one leg in front of him, the other behind him, reposing on the gun that he is just about to raise to his shoulder. Green base, untreated tree, character dressed in green jacket, crimson breeches, tall white gaiters, green cap. Shard scarcely visible, white glaze. Cf. Staatl. Museum, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Scholss Charlottenburg im Besitz einesgauz ähulichen. Stückes Reiss-Museum Mamheim, inv n° IIC 1363. Styles de france, objets et collections de 1610 à 1920. Paris p. 145. Dr Swoboda, cat. Reiss. Museum Mannheim 1966 n° 58, 59. Jean-Daniel Ludmann, exhibition catalogue Faïence de Strasbourg janv-mars 1975, n° 208 p. 120, Ed. Strasbourg 1975.Read more
FAENZA Maiolica "a quartieri" large Albarello with polychrome decoration with St. Apollonia and opposite mask, dolphins and foliages. Workshop Virgiliotto Calamelli, ITALY, Faenza. Circa 1550/1570. Height : 46 cm.Read more
NEVERS A plate in faience with polychrome decoration representing a fox behind a metal grating. It’s the vigilance and humility. Inscription : « Le plus fin se trompe ». FRANCE, Nevers. 18th century. Diam. 23,4 cm. Cf. Model similar to the Musée de la Céramique de Rouen, Inv. 2351 et J. Garnier et C. Vaudour, catalogue de l’exposition « Faïence Révolutionnaire » Rouen, musée de la Céramique, février-août 1989, fig. 393 p.75.Read more
MOUSTIERS A plaque faïence representing Saint Peter and Saint Jean curing a paralytic, according to Nicolas Poussin’spicture. Factory of Fouque and Pelloquin. FRANCE, Moustiers. 18th century. Dim. 42 x 51 cm. Model of similar plaque : collection Zafiropoulo, collection Arbaud and MariusBernard today to the museum of Marseille and two plaques in the Nevers museum.Read more
DERUTA Large majolica dish with polychrome decoration of a saint Jean-Baptiste in the center with background landscape. Registration "Jean Baptiste". ITALY, Deruta. 16th century. Diam. 42,5 cmRead more
SEVRES A porcelain Sugar pot with a decor of landscapes also on the lid. Flower of camomille for the finial. FRANCE, Sèvres. XVIII° siècle. Marked F for 1759, painter F-J Aloncle. Height: 7,5 cm.Read more
MEISSEN A porcelain figure of a fish seller, Crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Models of J.F. Eberlein, ALLEMAGNE, Meissen, Saxe. circa 1750. High : 19,4 cm Cf. Yvonne Adams, Meissen Figures 1730-1775 The Kaendler Years, Atglen, 2001, p. 158, No. 428 for another example.Read more
Roll top desk in speckled mahogany and veneer of mahogany, top of white marble. Three drawers and a cylinder opening on a tablet with four drawers and two lockers. Tapered and fluted legs. Stamped of Joseph Schmitz, master in 1761. Period of Louis XVI. Dimensions : High : 114 cm ; Height : 127 cm ; Depth : 62 cm.Read more
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