Fine Art Emporium - Ship Portraits, Marine Art and Nautical Antiques
 
Private Collections of Ship Portraits and Maritime Antiques (click on photo to enter)
 


The Werder Collection has been formed by an enthusiastic and very active collector in Germany within the previous 30 years. It represents - more than other collections of this kind - the typical ship portraits which have been brought home by German Captains coming from the ports of the Nortern and Baltic Sea. The sail or steam vesseln shown on the paintings visited many harbors around the world and we find in this collection all kind of European, American and (mostly unknown) Chinese Artists from the 19th Century. Especially well represented are in this collection paintings by the older and younger Petersen (sometimes in co-operation with Holm) and works by John Henry Mohrmann, who often received commissions by German Captains. These ship portraits are only locally available for viewing to the public and this presentation is a good way to see images of all these paintings. Click on photo to enter.
Fedeler Ship Portrait



The Oporto Collection belongs to an ambitious collector in the old Harbour Town of Porto, Portugal. Being himself in leading position in the Portuguese and International Trade the owner likes especially paintings and half models of the old steamers which were used in the second half of the 19th Century and in the beginning of the 20th Century until the 1920s. It is also of meaning to the collector that the painter is not only locally known, but internationally recognized as a good ship portrait or marine artist. A recent addition to the collection was the magnificent painting of the "Peninsular" by the leading steam ship portraitist of the world - Antonio Jacobsen - see photo right and the description below. We will update this page with more additions in the future. These items are not available for viewing to the public and this presentation is the first and only way to see images of these paintings. Click on photo to enter.
Jacobsen Ship Portrait



The Baltic Sea Collection belongs to a passionate collector in the old Harbour Town of Lubecka , Germany. This town was once the head of the famous HANSE group of merchant towns. The concept of the collection is to hold at least one painting from the more important Ship Portrait Artists in the 19th Century around the world. Furthermore great attention is given to the history of the vessel and painting. Therefore a huge library of specialized literature about marine art & paintings, ship lists, ship building, maritime trade, the history of shipping companies and related matters has been build up. These are about 2000 books which are used to research the vessels shown on the paintings. From most of the painted ships the history has been researched in great detail, in some cases even several pages of text has been written. A recent addition to the collection was a magnificent portrait of a large Russian Sail-and-Steam ship painted by John Scott 1867 in Tynemouth. We will update this page with more additions in the future. These items are not available for viewing to the public and this presentation is the first and only way to see images of these paintings. Click on photo to enter.


Browse here a collection and gallery of Marine / Maritime & Nautical Antiques, held in Private Collections around the world. For example see right a Copeland Parian Porcelain Bust of Admiral Horatio Nelson, England ca. 1865 showing the British Sea Hero with the honor medal "Nile, 1. August 1798", made of parian porcelain (finely executed) on a wooden socket. It is 12 1/2 inch (32 cm) cm high and signed/impressed with the mark of Copeland on reverse - this item is displayed in a Maritime Museum Collection USA. The Maritime Museum in Greenwich has some of these busts in their collections as well. We will update this page with more additions in the future.

Most of these items are not available for viewing to the public and this presentation is the first and only way to see images of these paintings. Click on photo to enter.




Browse here a gallery of fine solid Silverware (Tableware & Flatware), held in Private Collections around the world, including old Sterling Silver. For example see right an antique Fiddle & Thread Flatware Set for six Persons, Switzerland around 1890. This Pattern came up in France during the 18th Century and in the 19th Century it became the most popular Flatware Design in the Old World. Today this Design represents the typical Classic and Elegant Flatware in Continental Europe. We will update this page with more additions in the future.

These items are not available for viewing to the public and this presentation is the first and only way to see images of these antiques. Click on photo to enter.