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Fine Pair of CHAPMAN Armorials

A fantastic example of Chinese export special order armorial porcelain made for the English market, these fine plates are from a service bearing the Arms of Chapman quarterly impaling Wood quarterly with Edmundson in pretence. These elaborate and flamboyantly rendered arms with their Latin motto fill the well of the plate within a gilded spearhead cavetto border, the rim decorated with an understated rendering of elegant flowering peony branches in bianco-sopra-bianco. Services such as these were de rigueur status symbols for the English nobility of the 18th century, advertising their wealth and connections. Discussed and illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, page 411. Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1740.

 

Qianlong Famille Rose “Ho-Ho” Boys Plate

A charming Chinese export porcelain Qianlong period plate, richly decorated with famille rose enamels, centered with a lobed medallion with two ‘Ho-Ho” boys clinging to scrolling vines that make their way out to fill the border with vibrant pink and red peony blossoms. Measuring 8 3/4″ and in very good condition. Circa 1745. $1,380.00

Impressive Pair of Rockefeller Pattern Serving Dishes #341, 341.

A spectacular pair of Chinese export porcelain covered serving dishes, with their original liners, brilliantly decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern, with fine famille rose Mandarin scenes, along with sepia landscape vignettes, all against a rich, meticulously rendered gilded foliate ground. In very good condition, and of impressive size and presence, measuring 6 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 10″.  Circa 1795.

 

Yongzheng Teabowl & Saucer #6028 Sold

A very finely potted and decorated Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teabowl and saucer, of shaped form, painted in a delicate famille rose palette with images of boaters, fishermen, and water fowl, the water strewn with rose-colored petals. The saucer measuring 5 1/8″ in diameter, the teabowl 3 1/2″, and in very fine condition with an ex-Chait Collection provenance. Fantastic quality as can be expected from this period. Circa 1730.

Classic Hunt Bowl #6027

A very fine Chinese export porcelain 12″ punch bowl decorated in famille rose enamels with various views of a fox hunt running through a landscape. The interior is centered with an image of a hunter pounding across the turf. The images almost certainly taken from sporting prints of the period.  Bowls of this type were imported into England, as well as the American mid-Atlantic states where an English aristocratic lifestyle and its pursuits were emulated. Measuring 12″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of a 3 1/4″ line sealed. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Chargers #6025 Sold

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 Hold

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.