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.
A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain famille verte plates, each richly decorated with a scene with two courtly ladies upon a flowered terrace outside of a walled garden with a moon window, willow and prunus spilling over the wall, and a view within the window of a potted plant upon a stand, all within a peony and diapered border with reserves of butterflies and grasshoppers. Measuring 91/2″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of slight enamel wear commensurate with age. Late Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710. ONE SOLD.