A charming Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer, finely painted in the well-known Rockefeller pattern with Mandarin scenes against a scrolling, foliate, gilded ground, even the secondary bits of decoration-small landscape reserves and vignettes of birds amongst branches-are rendered with the same attention to detail. The central scene on the saucer is especially engaging with the gamboling attendant with a basket of food! The saucer 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 2 3/4″ tall. Three short rim lines sealed to the reverse of the saucer; the cup with re-touch to the gilding, otherwise good condition. Circa 179
Another interesting example from our collection of Chinese export porcelain in the much sought-after Rockefeller pattern. Known for its amazing quality of well-painted unique scenes and highly detailed borders and fine gilding, this piece was part of a special ordered service and a roundel was centered at the top of the reticulated border just in case a nobleman wanted his coats-of-arms painted included. Measuring 7 5/8″ in diameter, and in very good condition with the hand-cut reticulation all in good order. Circa 1795.
A very lovely Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate in the well-known Rockefeller pattern with the usual high quality decoration that one expects from these special order pieces. Each scene is always unique and highly detailed (note the cat playing with a butterfly), and with elaborate borders and gilding. Measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of a small rim chip restored, the hand-cut reticulation, amazingly, all still intact. Circa 1795..
A very impressive Chinese export porcelain wine cooler, decorated in famille rose enamels with elegant flowering branches, the bulbous form raised upon a flared base and surmounted by a flared monteith style rim, the rim decorated as well on the interior. Heavily potted to support ice and wine for a lavish entertainment, this magnificent piece, modeled after European silver forms, would have been a status symbol in its day, gracing a nobleman’s sideboard, a sign of his gracious and liberal entertaining. Measuring 13″ x 19″ x 16″. With a crack sealed and a chip to one of the monteith lappets restored, otherwise, very good condition. Third quarter of the 18th century.
Another fine Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer in the well-known Rockefeller pattern (see also Item #0265), meticulously decorated with finely detailed Mandarin scenes and rich, gilded decoration. These two fine pieces with shaped, barbed rims exhibit only minor wear to the gilding, commensurate with age, otherwise they are in very good condition. The saucer measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 3 1/2″. Circa 1795.
A fine Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer with barbed edge, decorated in the lavish Rockefeller pattern, known for its high quality painting with detailed Mandarin scenes and elaborate scrolling gilded border. Some very minor rub to the gilding, the saucer with a line to the reverse and small chip to the edge, the cup with a small chip restored, otherwise a lovely example of a much sought-after pattern. The saucer measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 3 1/2″. Circa 1795.
A fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate, decorated in the Rockefeller Pattern with a central Mandarin scene depicting a boy with a broom within the courtyard of a Chinese house, set within a purple diapered cavetto, the border well-reticulated and edged with a narrow band of scrolling gilded decoration with minute landscape reserves. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with only the slightest stacking wear. Circa 1795. $2,200.00
A beautiful Chinese export porcelain 9 3/4″ dinner plate in the Rockefeller Pattern featuring the classic hand-painted gilded border centered with a fascinatingly detailed scene of a learned lady in a rather lavishly decorated study, reclining on a classic Chinese bed, with a landscape screen behind her, and a fine book cabinet beside her, being presented a vase by her attendant, a view of a terrace beyond through a ‘moon’ window. An amazing snapshot of Chinese leisured life two centuries ago . Circa 1795. Very good condition. $3000.
A very handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped serving dishes decorated in the Rockefeller Pattern with its rich, hand-painted gilded border with fine landscape reserves, and centered with meticulously rendered Mandarin scenes. One with a mother watching her boy in a lovely garden landscape from her window, the other a woman and a boy greeting another woman and child as they float by on a boat beneath their window. Charming decoration combined with a rare pattern and a great form! Measuring 7 ” x 9 1/2″. Very minor stacking wear, otherwise, very good condition. Circa 1795, $4,000.00 each.