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Rare Ladies’ Spittoon #6049

Seldom has a utilitarian object been so elegantly crafted! This fine Chinese export porcelain ladies’ spittoon is molded in an octagonal form and is beautifully decorated in famille rose enamels with flowering vines and stems around the mouth and body of the piece. Measuring 4 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ and in very good condition. Circa 1740.  $590.

Kangxi Famille Verte Plate #6032

A beautiful Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plate, decorated with famille verte enamels with a central scene of a scholar in his studio pondering through his window a courtly lady walking below in a terraced garden. He is poised with pen and paper; perhaps her beauty is distracting his work, or, inspiring it? All within a vibrant foliate border. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1700-1720. $1,480.00

Rare SET of Eight Kangxi Famille Verte Plates #5069

Pictured here are five of a fine and rare set of eight Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period famille verte plates. Each is finely potted and decorated with a large flowering branch of the auspicious peony, the “Queen of the Flowers” and a symbol of nobility and wealth, then encircled within a outer cavetto ruyi border, and the rim edged with a foliate band with further peony blossoms. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter. One with a small spider crack and associated line, and one or two with very slight stacking wear, otherwise the group remains in very fine condition indeed considering their age; Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720. Makes for a very impressive and brilliant display!

Charming Kangxi Famille Verte Teapot #5048

A beautiful Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period teapot decorated in the famille verte palette with a imagery of the “Three Friends of Winter”, namely the prunus, bamboo and pine, along with a finely rendered phoenix, and kylin on the opposite side. Finely glazed, which is typical of the period, and with only a faint line to the base of the handle sealed, otherwise, in fine condition, and measuring approximately 4 1/2″ tall. Circa 1700.

 

 

Very Fine Kangxi Famille Jaune Ginger Jars #5043

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period Famille Jaune ginger jars, meticulously decorated with an overall scrolling foliate design on a soft yellow ground, each with a finely carved hardwood cover. The skill of the painting enhanced only by the ground color as yellow was a difficult color to fire in a kiln. Measuring 10″ tall and dating to circa 1700. Previously lamped, but now professionally restored, the bodies of the jars without any chips, breaks or lines and presenting beautifully. Formerly in the collections of Bernard Barouk and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Charming Famille Verte Figure of a Macaw #5042

A wonderful Chinese export porcelain figure of a macaw perched on rockwork and meticulously detailed in famille verte enamels. Measuring 8″ tall and with minor restoration to his tail, otherwise very good condition. Great modeling and personality. Late 19th/early 20th century.

 

Fine Kangxi “Friends of Winter” Plates #5035

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain 9″ plates decorated in famille verte enamels and painted with a central image of the “Three Friends of Winter” featuring bamboo, pine and prunus, along with two other auspicious creatures; the crane and the deer. This design, very much in the Chinese taste, is then encircled by a lavish foliate and gilt detailed border. A line to each professionally sealed, and some glaze craquelure, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1700-1720. $3,200.00 the pair.

Rare Form Kangxi Famille Verte Ecuelle #5022

A very unusual form, this Chinese export porcelain covered dish, or ecuelle, was almost certainly modeled after a European silver form of the period, especially with its shaped handles resembling a porringer, but is decorated with thoroughly Chinese motifs of flowering peony and prunus, in lush famille verte enamels.  Condition: a 4″ line  to the base sealed and a small chip to the knop color filled, remarkably, the handles intact. 9 3/4″ across. Circa 1700-1710.     $3800.

Kangxi Famille Verte Oval Dish #4922 SOLD

Just a spectacular piece, both in form and decoration, this Chinese export porcelain footed, handled, oval serving dish is covered in a profusion of flora and fauna, all rendered in the famille verte palette. Raised upon small shaped feet, the handled dish is centered at the bottom with an exuberant image of “The Three Friends of Winter”, pine, prunus, and bamboo, symbols of resilience and steadfastness as the pine remains “ever” green, the bamboo bends with the wind, and the prunus is one of the first plants to flower in the early Spring. The masterful decoration continues on the sides, both inside and out, with beautiful vignettes of exotic birds amongst flowering branches of peony, prunus and lotus, the interior rimmed with a border of further flowers against reserves of butterflies. Measuring 3 3/4″ tall 8″ wide x 13″ long. Some restoration to one handle, otherwise very good condition. Ex-Chait Collection. Citca 1700-1720.

 

 

 

Kangxi Famille Verte Plate #4913 Sold

A fine Chinese export porcelain famille verte plate from the Kangxi period vibrantly decorated with a central image of an exotic bird amongst chrysanthemums beneath a willow and prunus, all within an aquatically-themed border with reserves of fish and crayfish against a stippled ground painted with lotus. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter, and in very good condition with the exception of a small line to the rim. Late Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.  $1,550.00