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Charming Kangxi Frog Form Water Dropper #7038

Decorated in a rich green glaze, this Kangxi period frog water dropper would have adorned a scholar’s desk. As he used the water to mix the ink for his calligraphy a scholar would certainly have been as amused by the personality of this little amphibian as we are today. The frog was a symbol of good luck, and as he lives in the water he would certainly be an appropriate figure to dispense water-which he cleverly does from the hollow stem of the lotus on his back. Measuring 5″ across and in good condition. Circa 1700. (possibily later)

Kangxi Famille Verte Saucer Dish #6072

A very refined Kangxi period famille verte saucer dish decorated in the Chinese taste with flowering branches and butterflies, calligraphy and a seal mark. Nicely potted, measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter and in good condition with only a 1/4″ rim line and very minute frits. Circa 1700.

Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte Plates #7032

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plates, decorated in famille verte enamels with a central scene of a phoenix flying over  flowering branches of peony, encircled within a peony decorated cavetto and an outer diapered border with reserves of koi and crayfish. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and with only the slightest wear to the gilding of one peony blossom, otherwise very good condition with exuberant decoration. Circa 1700-1720.

$1250. each

 

 

Famille Verte Jue Form Wine Vessel #7009 Sold

A fine example of a Chinese Archaic bronze jue form wine vessel re- interpreted during the Kangxi reign in famille verte decorated biscuit porcelain, this charming diminutive piece is in remarkably good condition, fancifully decorated with mythical beasts, and supported upon three tusk-like feet issuing from open-mouthed figures! Measuring 3″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide with only a minute firing line to the interior. Circa 1700.

Charming Pair of Famille Verte Figures #6097 Sold

A very charming and whimsical pair of Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain figures decorated in famille verte enamels, their colorful robes with peony blossom and swirling cloud designs are as engaging as their rather impish expressions. Both raised upon a porcelain ‘stonework’ base and conforming custom made wooden stands. Measuring 10 1/2″ tall with the stand and with restoration to the heads and hands of each, as can be expected with such figures of this age, otherwise in good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.








Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte Covered Ewers #6096

Of rare and beautiful form, these Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period famille verte covered ewers are each centered with a teardrop medallion against a stippled green ground with scattered prunus blossoms, the flat covers each with a single blossom of peony. Most likely made for the Persian market, and if not, then almost certainly after a Persian metal form. Each approximately 6 1/2″ tall; one with re-spray at the base of the handle, the other with re-spray to the base of the spout, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1700.

Fine Kangxi Famille Verte Plate #6073 SOLD

A beautiful Chinese export porcelain 8 1/2″ plate painted in the famille verte palette with a central scene of kingfishers amongst flowering branches of peony, the outer border with  further flowering branches against a stippled ground with reserves of insects amongst plants and grasses. Very good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.

Impressive PAIR of Kangxi Famille Verte 17 1/2″ Vases #6052

A truly impressive pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi beaker vases, measuring 17 1/2″ tall and decorated in famille verte enamels with an elaborately scrolling lotus ground in iron red divided by bands dragons, one pursuing the flaming pearl of wisdom, another with dragons within quatrefoil reserves against a stippled green ground, both within ruyi-shaped lappet borders. In rather good condition for their age, one with a line across the base going a bit into the body, professionally sealed, but otherwise, no major damage or restorations. Circa 1700-1710.

 

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

Kangxi Famille Verte Teabowls & Saucers #6026 Sold

A wonderful pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period famille verte scalloped rim teabowls and saucers, decorated with images of a vase with flowering branches within a fan-shaped reserve against a ground with antique and precious objects, the reverse with floral sprigs, and centered with a small rabbit within double rings. Add to that a rather fine noble provenance as one of the teabowls bears the auction sticker of a sale at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough. That stately pile with its amazing architecture has hosted only one sale in its 300 year history of pieces from their extensive collections, and it appears these two fine teabowls were part of that sale.  The saucer measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the teabowl 1 1/2″ tall. In very good condition. Ex- Chait Collections. Circa 1700-1710.