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Very Fine Tobacco Leaf Teapot #6047 Sold

A great form in a very desirable pattern, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain teapot is decorated in famille rose enamels in the vibrant ‘Tobacco Leaf’ pattern. With only two chips to the underside of the cover, otherwise in great condition, this beautiful piece measures 6 1/4″ tall x 7 1/2″ across, and dates to circa 1760-1780.

Elegant Pair of Yongzheng ‘Quail’ Soup Plates #6050

A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates decorated in famille rose enamels, centered with a scene of a pair of quail beneath branches of flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, the rim painted with further flowering branches and bamboo in biano sopra bianco. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of two chips to the reverse of one plate which does not detract from its presentation. Circa 1735.

Large Qianlong Famille Rose Teapot #6042

A very large and rare Chinese export porcelain teapot in the form of a classic wine pot with a molded and ribbed octagonal form body and conforming cover, decorated in famille rose enamels with a flowering branch on each panel of the pot’s body, a rare design we have not seen before, and with a wonderfully detailed dragon’s head spout and foo lion finial. The dramatic size almost suggests a punch pot. In very good condition with only the end of the lion’s tail missing, otherwise, a great form and bearing an old Elinor Gordon collection sticker, as well as her price tag of $5,950.00.  8 1/2″ tall x 9 1/4″ wide. Circa 1750.  $2200.

Pair of Rockefeller Dinner Plates # 106, 78 SOLD

A very attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain 9 3/4″ dinner plates finely decorated in the Rockefeller pattern with hand-rendered scenes of Mandarin life; one a detailed image of a lady and attendant in a rather rich interior, the other, of a scholar peering from his window at a fisherman and wood-gatherers, all within rich gilded borders. Very good condition. Circa 1795.

Pair of Rockefeller Cups and Saucers #240, 243, 219, 228

A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain handled cups and saucers, decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern with detailed vignettes of Mandarin life against an elaborate gilded ground-as much attention was lavished on the smaller pieces of this service as was on the grandest serving pieces. One saucer with a line, otherwise, good condition. Saucers measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cups 2 1/2″ tall. Circa 1795.

Rockefeller Pattern Oval Reticulated Tray #338 SOLD

A fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated tray decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern with a very finely rendered central scene of a scholar and his attendants alongside a waterfall, with some quite fantastical rockwork. Measuring 8″ x 10″,  in very good condition, and dating to circa 1795.

Great 15″ Yongzheng Famille Rose Charger #6045

A very fine Chinese export Yongzheng period porcelain charger of impressive size, measuring 15″ in diameter, and wonderfully decorated in famille rose enamels, centered with a pair of horses in a landscape beneath the feathery branches of a willow tree, the outer border with lavishly enameled flowering branches of peony and chrysanthemum. Beautiful enameling and quality typical of this Yongzheng period. Good condition with only a rim frit and associated line restored, and another very small rim chip filled. 15″ in diameter. Circa 1735.

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.