A truly beautiful Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot decorated with famille rose enamels with the level of mastery and sophistication that exemplifies this period. Deftly painted with a bird upon a branch pondering a butterfly (almost as large as he is) amongst a profusion of flowers and foliage. This charming vignette is repeated on both sides of the vessel with the leaf-shaped reserves separated by finely detailed scrolling foliate decoration and the cover with floating branches of peony and chrysanthemum. Measuring 4″ x 6 3/4″ and in good condition with the exception of a minor rim frit and small chip to the reverse side of the cover. Circa 1730.
A very beautiful Chinese export porcelain 15″ charger decorated in famille rose enamels with a flowering peony and prunus within a complex, richly enameled rim border of peonies in reserve against a ground of sepia spirals and pink cellwork. Note how the prunus branch goes off the edge and re-enters the space, a lovely elegant design. Very good condition, 15″ in diameter, circa 1745.
A fine and rare couple of Chinese export porcelain figural candleholders fashioned in the form or court ladies each holding a lotus blossom, richly decorated in vibrant famille rose enamels, their lavish flowing robes designed with auspicious bats amongst clouds and peony blossoms against a prunus and cracked ice ground, both ladies with capes of exotic peacock feathers. Figures such as these fed the European mania for all things Chinese and exotic and would have been part of any rich and fashionable interior of the time. Measuring 12″ tall and with restoration to the hands and lotus blossoms of both, as well as some minor re-touch to the edges of one lady’s robes, otherwise in good condition. Mid-18th century.
Another fine example from our collection of Chinese export porcelain in the Rockefeller pattern, this charming oval reticulated stand is centered with a finely rendered Mandarin scene, as well as detailed diapering, landscape and bird vignettes, hand-cut reticulation and the well-known gilded border of foliate scrollwork. A little work of art in itself, measuring 9″ across and in very good condition. Circa 1795.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated stand in the Rockefeller pattern, centered with a finely detailed Mandarin scene of a lady of quality seated upon a galleried terrace with her attendants and children, a rivers view beyond in the background. Other finely wrought attributes of this pattern evident in the meticulous landscape reserves and gilded scroll work border. In very good condition and measuring 10 1/4″ across by 9 1/4″. Circa 1795.
An outstanding example of the fine Yongzheng wares being produced and catering to the demands of the Western market, this handsome armorial charger is from a special order service made for a one time Lord Mayor of London. Bearing the elaborately detailed central arms of MERTINS impaling PECK, it is illustrated and discussed in the venerable tome by David Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, Page 213. In very good condition, 12 1/4″ in diameter and dating to circa 1725.
Two very lovely Chinese export porcelain plates in the Rockefeller pattern from our superlative collection now in stock featuring the fascinatingly detailed scenes of everyday life within the rich and elaborately gilded borders for which these tablewares are so well known. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter ($2,700.00) and 7 3/4″ ($2,400.00) and in very good condition. Circa 1795.
From our wonderful collection of Rockefeller patterned Chinese export porcelain currently in stock, these two plates exemplify the level of quality and attention to detail that went into making these fine bespoke tablewares. In very good condition, measuring 9 3/4″ and 7 3/4″ and priced at $2,700.00 and $2,300.00 respectively. Circa 1795.
From our outstanding collection of Chinese export porcelain in the Rockefeller pattern, these 9 3/4″ and 7 3/4″ plates are in very good condition and date to 1795. The large plate priced at $2,700.00, the smaller one $2,300.00. Note the attention to detail and the wonderful scenes from everyday life.