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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.

Group of Japanese Hirado Water Droppers #4459

A completely charming porcelain menagerie of Japanese Hirado water dropper animal figures, very well-sculpted and detailed, most likely representing animals of the Zodiac. This collection comprising a boar, a snake, a horse, an ox, a rabbit, a tiger, a dog, and a dragon. Very minute frits to a couple of the creatures, otherwise all in great condition. Meiji period, late 19th century.

#4416 Rose Mandarin Pitcher

A wonderful octagonal form pitcher decorated with panels of Mandarin scenes under a gilded ground band of flowers and butterflies overlapped with a molded spearhead border.  A gilded scalloped edge tops this interesting piece which blends Chinese decoration and European form.  Good condition. Nice size: 5″ tall. Circa 1835.

Garden Seat #4331

A nice Chinese export blue and white porcelain garden seat, decorated with a central band of cranes flying and nesting amongst pines bordered by precious objects on top and bamboo on the bottom.  Measuring 18″ height and approx. 13″ in diameter. Very good condition outside of a couple very small firing imperfections. Late 19th century.

 

 

Mandarin Serving Dish #4263c

A brightly enameled Chinese export porcelain shaped serving dish with its original liner and  with gilded strap handles, edged with dense, richly painted borders of fruit, flowers and butterflies. Both pieces decorated with courtly Mandarin scenes.  Measuring 11 1/2″ x 9″ x 3 1/2″ and dating to circa 1820.  Very good condition.