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Extremely RARE PRONK Vase

Once part of an even more dramatic five piece garniture set, this magnificent Chinese export porcelain Pronk  baluster form vase is decorated with botanical images of juicy currants against a striking black ground. Not only is the vase European-inspired in form, but the images are taken from prints  after watercolors by Dutch artist Sybille Merian and even the acanthus-bordered foot is after Western designs. Measuring an impressive 11 1/2″ tall and in good condition with the exception of retouch to enamel loss, especially on the black background. Circa 1745.

 

Dramatic 14″ Famille Rose Coffee Pot #7050

A very large and dramatic 14″ Chinese export porcelain lighthouse form coffee pot, decorated in famille rose enamels with flowering branches of peony and other exotic flowers and birds, the spout fashioned as a dragon’s head, the entire piece a conceit of color and whimsy that would have been appealing to the European market during the rococo period. Measuring 14″ x 11″ and in good condition with the exception of a short line to the rim restored and restoration to the spout. Circa 1750.

 

 

 

Large Pair of Qianlong Period Lotus Saucer Dishes #7039

A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain saucer dishes decorated in famille rose enamels, each centered with a flowering tree of peonies (The Queen of the Flowers, symbol of wealth and nobility) within a beautifully painted border of lotus petals  (the symbol of purity). Some minor re-touch to the enamels, otherwise very good condition and measuring approximately 11 in diameter. Circa 1745.

Rare Scene Qianlong Period 16″ Punch Bowl #7044

A fine Chinese export porcelain punch bowl of impressive 16″ size and decorated in famille rose enamels with a rather unusual scene depicting a person of high rank, perhaps the Emperor, seated beneath a canopy, in a boat-shaped wagon with a dragon’s head prow, being drawn by attendants and accompanied by a mounted guard, all within a picturesque landscape-perhaps a great celebration such a Chinese New Year? An iron red enameled landscape centering the interior bottom of the piece. Three rim lines sealed, otherwise good condition. Circa 1750.

 

 

Fine PAIR of 6 1/2″ Tobacco Leaf Plates #7006

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge plates richly decorated in famille rose enamels in the famous Tobacco Leaf pattern, noted for it’s exuberant and colorful foliate decoration. Measuring 6 1/2″ in diameter, with a star crack to the reverse of one plate sealed and slight stacking wear to both, but otherwise in good condition. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Very Fine Mahout Plate #7057c

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain ‘Mahout’ plate made for the Indian Market. The well-potted shaped plate is decorated in famille rose enamels and centered with a lobed and barbed roundel with an image of a Mahout on his elephant  in reserve against  a densely painted floral ground rendered in bianco-sopra-bianco enamels with polychrome highlights. The white-white effect very well painted and in excellent condition virtually resembling lace upon the surface of the plate. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition. Late 18th century.

 

Fine Mandarin Plate Sold

A lovely Chinese export porcelain plate lavishly decorated with famille rose enamels with a central scene of a high-ranking Mandarin at his desk with attendants upon a covered terrace, a mounted messenger having just arrived, all within an exuberant and lushly detailed floral and butterfly border. Measuring 10″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1810-1820.

Fine Yongzheng Tea Bowl and Saucer #7056

A wonderfully painted Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period tea bowl and saucer, masterfully decorated in famille rose enamels with an exuberant mass of flowers issuing from a European style urn-shaped vase. Possibly taken from a European image of a still life? Either way, a superb job of decorating. The saucer approximately measuring 3 1/2″ in diameter . Very minor fritting on saucer.  Circa 1730.

Pair of Fine Yongzheng Period French Armorial Plates #5085

A very elegant pair of Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain 9″ plates, decorated in famille rose enamels, each centered with a noble arms surmounted by a coronet crest, the rims with beautifully shaded branches of flowering peony. Bearing the arms of Bouczo de Rongouet and identified in Lebel’s Armoires Francaises et Suisses sur la Porcelaine de Chine au XVIIIe Siecle, page 204. In good condition with only a slight re-touch to the gilding, and one with a very faint hairline to the reverse rim of one. Circa 1730.

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.