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Yongzheng Famille Rose Chargers #6025

A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period famille rose chargers decorated with a figure of Lan Tsai Ho, “the mountebank of the Eight Chinese Immortals”. She comes in many guises, often posing as a wandering minstrel, denouncing this fleeting life and its delusive pleasures. The basket of flowers she carries is full of plants associated with longevity. Here she floats on a leaf, centering two fine 14″ diameter chargers, the cavettos bordered with pink and green diapered panels, the outer rims with branches of flowering peony. One with a line sealed and enamels freshened, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1735.

      

Very rare Hanging Baskets #6022

A pair of extremely rare survivors, this pair of beautifully reticulated Chinese export hanging baskets are decorated in soft famille rose enamels and gilding and still have their original reticulated porcelain hanging chains and yokes! A true tour-de-force of the potter’s craft, these Qianlong period baskets remain in remarkably good condition with only one of the gilded hooks restored and one of the chain links made-up, otherwise all in good order, and with their own custom display stands. Measuring 11 1/4″ without the stand and approximately 4 1/8″ in diameter.  18th century.

 

Cockerel Wine Pot #4982

An especially charming and whimsical Chinese export porcelain wine pot in the form of a cockerel, brilliantly enameled, with his striped tail feathers forming the handle. Measuring 6 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ and with restoration to the feet, beak and nozzle, otherwise good condition and a rare form. First half of the 18th century.

 

 

Pair of Early Famille Rose Plates #6007

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain barbed edge plates, elaborately decorated in famille rose enamels with a central shaped medallion of peony and prunus against a swirling foliate blue ground, the cavetto with a ring of lotus, and the shaped rim repeating  the peony and lotus motif again against a blue ground. All richly enameled, “proud” of the surface. Illustrated in Williamson’s book on superlative examples of early famille rose.Very good condition, measuring 9″ in diameter, and dating to circa 1735-1745.

Yongzheng Famille Rose Teapot #6016

A charming Chinese export porcelain famille rose teapot, the lower half formed with a two registers of molded lotus petals below an encircling ring of applied gilded grapevines with  scampering squirrels, the cover of the pot as well lotus-molded, with applied grapevines and a squirrel finial. Typical of the whimsical designs that were so enormously popular in the 1740s and 1750s that fed the European “china-mania”. Measuring 6 1/2″ across and 4 1/2″ high and with three body lines and a rim chip; the lines appear to go under the applied decoration which appears to be in rare, complete condition, and so, no restoration was attempted. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1740.

Yongzheng Tea Bowl & Saucer #6019

A fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng tea bowl and saucer, decorated with famille rose enameled floral decoration against a ribbed ground rendered en grisialle, most likely intended to imply a lotus blossom. Very finely potted as is typical of this period. The saucer measuring 4 1/4″ and with a very small rim chip restored, otherwise both pieces in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Pair of Stag Hunting Plates #6006

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain plates of shaped form, decorated in famille rose enamels, and centered with a rare image of a stag being pursued through a landscape by two hunting dogs, the cavetto with a finely rendered scaled pattern contained by a gilded rococo border. The lightness and elegance of the rococo continues around a rim of  floral sprig reserves, alternating with polychrome and bianco-sopra-bianco renderings, all against a grisaille cellwork border.Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter, one plate with a Y-shaped line to the bottom, the other with a 1 1/2″ line to the rim, both with glaze fritting around the edges, otherwise good condition, the imagery and design quite lovely. Circa 1750-1760.

 

 

Very Fine Yongzheng Tea Pot #5089 Sold

A wonderful little Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot, decorated in famille rose enamels with an especially delicate rendering of a pheasant perched upon a rock amongst blousy blossoms of peonies, set upon a wonderful base of applied decoration in the form of a leafing vine with buds, the whole topped off with a scalloped, peony-strewn cover. A true confection, typical of the whimsical pieces that enthralled the buying public in Europe with their endless demand for all things exotic. Measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide. One minute flake to the cover’s scalloping, and a very small tip off one of the leaves, otherwise, very good condition with very good decoration. Circa 1730-1735.

Eggshell Tea bowl & Saucer #5090

An especially fine Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated in famille rose enamels with a butterfly amongst blossoming peonies, (an emblem of nobility and wealth, the “Queen of the Flowers”), all within a minutely rendered gilded foliate border encircled by pink diapering. The saucer measuring 4 5/8″ in diameter, a minute rim flake to the cup restored, otherwise superb quality and condition. Circa 1730.

 

Spoon Trays # 5098;#5099 Sold

Two especially fine Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped spoon trays, both decorated in famille rose enamels and exemplifying the exquisite quality and attention to detail typical of the Yongzheng period. #5098 is decorated with a cockerel, hen and their chicks amongst flowering peony and foliage within a simple gilded stripe border. # 5099 is finely painted with two pheasants amongst flowering branches within a gilded grapevine border. Both measuring 5″ x 3″ and in very good condition. Circa 1730. Priced individually.