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Extremely fine Yongzheng Famille Rose Plate #7033

An especially finely decorated Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period plate, hand-painted in famille rose enamels with an extraordinary amount of skill and attention to detail, centered with a beautiful scene of an elegant lady seated upon a garden seat playing the guzheng, an ancient stringed instrument dating back to the Han Dynasty, behind her a cabinet filled with books and scholarly objects. This sense of refinement continues throughout the rest of the piece with beautifully detailed flowering branches of peony, reserves of koi and cockerels and a lavishly designed cavetto with grisaille diapering overlaid with an iron red and gilded scrolling vine. No effort was spared in creating this lovely object. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Great Form Rockefeller Lozenge-Shaped Dish #357

A great example of the iconic Rockefeller pattern within a wonderful form, this Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped dish is richly decorated with all the fine scenes and detailing for which this desirable pattern is so well known. Measuring 7″ x 10″ and in very good condition. Circa 1795.

18th Century Mandarin Punch Bowl #7011c

A lovely Chinese export porcelain 10″ punch bowl hand-painted with beautifully detailed Mandarin scenes within scrolled gilded rococo-style borders, all against a finely rendered diapered ground. The diapering continues around the interior rim with a spearhead border, the bottom centered with fruits and flowers. In very good condition, dating to circa 1760-1770.

Charming Child’s Tea Bowl & Saucer #6083

A charming Chinese export porcelain diminutive tea bowl and saucer from a child’s tea set of the period, the central scene depicting two small children going off to school as their mother watches from the doorway. The scene taken from a print of the period. The saucer measuring 3 3/4″ in diameter, the tea bowl 1 1/2″ in diameter. The tea bowl cup with three lines restored, the saucer in good condition. Winterthur possesses a complete set in this pattern. Circa 1785.

 

Brilliant Group of Six Rockefeller Pattern Plates

A very impressive group of 9 1/2″ Chinese export porcelain dinner plates in the famous Rockefeller pattern, each finely decorated with a central Mandarin scene within hand-painted diapered cavettos and richly gilded borders, all with reserves of  highly detailed miniature scenes of landscapes and birds of amongst flowering branches. This was some of the best bespoke Chinese export porcelain available at the time and two centuries has hardly diminished its desirability as a service in this pattern recently fetched a million dollars at Christies New York. These plates are all in good condition and date to circa 1795.  Priced individually.

Fine Rockefeller Pattern Reticulated Tray #404

A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated undertray or stand, finely hand-painted in the well-known Rockefeller pattern, centered with a charming scene of a Mandarin lady seated on her very elegant and well-appointed terrace with her children and attendants. The attention to detail is always amazing when one thinks that these lavish dinner services were quite extensive and no two scenes are ever alike. Measuring 9″ x 10″ and in very good condition. Circa 1795.     $2600.

Fine Yongzheng Famille Rose Pair of Plates #6077

A wonderful pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period plates, decorated in the Chinese taste in the famille rose palette, with a scene of an official fording a river on a horse with his attendant, carrying another older man on his back, wades through the water, as a bemused fisherman watches the pair, a pavilion on the opposite bank. It is noted in The Choice of the Private Trader, that these “borderless” scenes where the illustration covers the entire surface of the plate, along with this combination of colors, are relatively rare and must represent limited commissions for this style of decoration. Measuring 9″ in diameter, one with a short line sealed, otherwise both in good condition. Circa 1735.

 

 

 

 

 

Rare and Fine Yongzheng Cockerel Plate #6069

A very good and very interesting example of Yongzheng period famille rose decoration, this octagonal 8 1/4″ plate features the very popular theme of cockerels in a landscape with the two yellow birds in this particular piece virtually one over the other in a very fore-shortened space bordered to one side by the strong vertical of a leafing tree trunk and a swaying over-sized peony all within a shaped outer border of flowering prunus and peony branches against cell-work diapered ground. All in rich, thick enamels, proud of the surface. Very good condition, a great, fun, vibrant design. Circa 1730-1735.

 

Yongzheng ‘Yang Family Warriors’ Plate #6067

A fine Chinese export porcelain plate, decorated in the famille rose palette, and in the Chinese taste, featuring a scene from the legend of the Yang Family Warriors-“The General’s Visit”. The story basically tells of a great warrior clan whose men were all killed in battle, and, in a great show of duty and patriotism, the women of the clan took the places of their fallen kin-here illustrated, the women mounted on their horses riding out as a visiting general waves his fan in recognition of their great sense of duty and honor. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1730.

Yongzheng ‘Kitten’ Teapot #6044

A charming Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot and cream jug, lavishly decorated in famille rose enamels, with roundels depicting a garden stool and table with a a profusion of peony blossoms, beneath which reclines a white kitten, all against a densely worked ground with a variety of meticulously rendered diapering and scrolling foliate decoration, the cover as richly enameled and surmounted by a gilded foo lion. A very small area on the teapot possibly re-painted with line sealed beneath, otherwise very good condition and superb decoration. The teapot 5″ tall x 6 1/2″, the cream jug 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. Priced as a set. Circa 1735.  $4900.