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Large Hunting Scene Tankard #4461

A Chinese export porcelain tankard of robust and impressive size, decorated with a very colorful and animated European hunting scene with mounted riders, one with his hunting horn, coursing through a Western-style landscape with their pack of hounds, the leaders of which have already treed a rather bewildered looking fox. The scene, most likely taken from engravings of the period, rimmed with an underglaze blue Fitzhugh-style border. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall x 4 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition and with a small line at the base of the handle with a great old staple repair, best left alone; a testament to the value placed upon these items at the time. Circa 1770.



#4398 Rare European Subject: “The Drinker”

A wonderfully rendered interior scene on Chinese export porcelain for the European market, this 9″ plate depicts a gentleman at a table displaying an empty purse, the apparent results of his over indulgence in the contents of the wine barrel across from him. A great moral tale most likely taken from an engraving of the period. This beautiful example is in excellent condition, the enamels virtually untouched.  Please note, too, the rather cryptic gilded monogram centered above and below the image.Circa 1740. A similar image illustrated in Hervouet’s La Pocelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decor Occidentale. page 354.


#4407 Pair European Market Teabowls and Saucers

A very fine Chinese export porcelain teabowl and saucer decorated for the European market in famille rose enamels with flowers known and grown in the West; sprays of parrot tulip, dianthus and roses float upon a background of thinly potted, beautiful, white porcelain. In excellent condition, the saucer measuring 4 3/4 ” in diameter. Circa 1760. One of a pair available.

European Subject Teabowl and Saucer #4359

Another fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Western market with specific European decoration, this charming teabowl and saucer is finely rendered with scenes of “Romantic Conversation”, most likely from prints after the French artist Pater. Measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter (saucer) and 2 1/2″ diameter (teabowl) and dating to circa 1750, it is pictured in Hervouet, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decors Occidentale, page 170.

European Subject Teabowl and Saucer #4358

A rare Chinese export porcelain teabowl and saucer finely painted in famille rose enamels with the subject of “Spring”, perhaps from a tea set depicting the four seasons .Designs such as these were reproduced onto Chinese porcelain from prints and engravings of popular works by European artists that had been sent to China as special orders.This one is most likely after a painting by the French artist Lancret. Measuring 4 1/2 ” in diameter (saucer), and 2 1/2″ in diameter (teabowl) and dating to circa 1770. See Hervouet, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decor Occidentale, page 164.


Mandarin Punch Bowl Qianlong

Brilliant, jewel-like enamels depict Mandarin scenes in reserve against a meticulously rendered diaperwork ground. Note the beautifully decorated interior.  Circa 1760-1770.  Diameter 11″.  Two hairlines and piece in the rim are invisibly restored.

Extremely Rare Yongzheng Desk Set #4327

An extremely rare and very fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period desk set, exquisitely decorated with famille rose enamels depicting exotic birds amongst flowering branches and Mandarin scenes, as well as landscape vignettes in puce and en grisaille and borders of highly detailed gilded floral scrollwork. Comprising a covered pen box, pair of square inkwells and a candleholder.  Measuring approximately 8″ wide, 4″ deep and 3″ tall. Candleholder restored as well as the top of one inkwell, otherwise superb decoration and amazingly complete, a vestige of when letter writing was an art form.  Circa 1735.

European Subject Sugar Bowl #3829

European Subject Sugar Bowl

An elegantly painted Famille Rose open sugar bowl decorated after a 1708 painting by Picart with “Pilgrims to the Isle of Venus”. Minute rim chips restored, otherwise beautiful condition. Circa 1745. $1150.


European Subject Cup #4041

European Scene Cup

A wonderful Chinese Export handled cup decorated with a European subject; and hunter and his hounds at leisure with his lady resting in a landscape. 2-1/2″ tall. Very good condition. Circa 1760.