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Rare “Sample” Cup & Saucer #6010 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain coffee can and saucer, variously decorated with different types of border designs, obviously intended as a “sample” to demonstrate to customers in the West the capabilities of , and styles available from, the Chinese decorators in Canton. Interesting to note that the patterns being offered are mostly European in style. The saucer measuring 5 1/4″ in diameter and with two small rim pieces out re-stuck along with three small rim chips, all restored, otherwise, both pieces in good condition. Similar example at Historic Deerfield. Circa 1800-1820.


Pair of Crane Figures #6020

A very decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain figures of cranes perched against rockwork, measuring about 16″ tall, nicely modeled and elegant of form. Good condition. Late 19th/early 20th century.


Stunning Pair Mandarin Bough Pots #5058

A wonderful form, these Chinese export porcelain bough pots with their original covers  are meticulously decorated with Mandarin scenes and landscape vignettes in reserve against a light peach ground overlaid with a gilded latticework with white enameled flower heads, gilded handles with palmette drops complete the design. Originally used to force bulbs and flowering branches, these lovely objects still make a dramatic statement on any chimney piece today. One corner to one base in need of some professional restoration and a chip to one handle, otherwise in good condition. Measuring 8 1/2″ tall x 6 1/2″ square and dating to circa 1790-1810.



Rare PAIR of 9″ tall Mandarin Jardinieres #4995

A fantastic pair of Chinese export porcelain Mandarin jardinieres of impressive size and presence, measuring 9″ tall and 11″ in diameter, and decorated in a rich famille rose palette with a vibrant and highly detailed continuous courtly scene running around the body of each piece. Featuring court officials and noble ladies and gentlemen on garden terraces and before pavilions in a lush landscape, both jardinieres so skillfully painted that they are a perfectly matched pair. A traditional and colorful dragon border adorns the lip of the flared rim. In remarkably fine condition considering their utilitarian purpose with no discernible chips, breaks or restorations. Circa 1825.  $10,500.00.

Fine Mandarin Oval Platter #4767

A lovely Chinese export porcelain Mandarin platter painted in famille rose enamels with a lady and her attendants upon a garden terrace (note her tree-root chair!), set within a border of lush flowers and butterflies against a gilded ground. Very good condition. 12″ x 9″. Circa 1820.      $950.

Great PAIR of Mandarin Sauce Boats #4773

A really fine pair of Chinese export porcelain strap-handled sauce boats, decorated in famille rose enamels and rendered with Mandarin scenes beneath a border of birds and flowers and auspicious blue bats, the interior edged with peony, bamboo and peaches, the handles and borders with gilded details. Very good quality and very good condition. 7 1/4″ long. Circa 1810-1820.

Great Form Mandarin Square Dish #4772

A wonderful Chinese export porcelain square-form serving dish with shaped, rounded corners decorated in famille rose enamels with a large central image of a Mandarin couple taking a meal on their terrace by candlelight with two servants in attendance. This glimpse into the past is set within a border of finely detailed dragons amongst clouds pursuing the flaming pearl of wisdom. Measuring 9 1/2 ” square, and in very good condition. Circa 1820.


Impressive Mandarin Covered Serving Dish #4672

A finely decorated Chinese export porcelain Mandarin covered serving dish of shaped form, painted with courtly scenes of Mandarins at their leisure, all in vibrant enamels with richly gilded handles and knop. Measuring 6 1/4″ tall x 12″ x 9″, and in very good condition; a great example of this period, circa 1820.

Very Fine Mandarin Plates #4626

A pattern we always seek out is this beautiful service that always has wonderful Mandarin scenes well rendered in famille rose enamels within a very rich border of flowers and butterflies against a rich, gilded ground. This must have been a one-off special order service in its day and is an excellent example of the luxury of the private trade in the early years of the 19th century. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter, slight stacking wear to one, otherwise in very fine condition; circa 1810.





Mandarin Cider Jug #4458

A very well-decorated Chinese export porcelain cider jug of robust size and proportions, finely painted with brilliant enamels with courtly Mandarins at their leisure and pleasures. Some of the best decoration, in the best condition we’ve seen on a cider jug. Measuring 10 1/4″ tall, and dating to circa 1820. Restoration to end of spout, and handles, Foo dog missing his tail.

Available after April 25th.