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Best Quality Yongzheng PAIR of Famille Rose Cockerel Plates #7071

A truly fine pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in outstanding famille rose enamels with the classic image of cockerels amongst rockwork and flowering branches of peony, all within meticulously hand-painted diapered borders, the rim with reserves of peony, prunus and fruits. All the jewel-like enamels sit proud of the surface-Yongzheng painting at its best. Each plate measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, both with faint star lines to glaze of each sealed and not going through to the front of the plate  , otherwise, very good condition with fantastic decoration. Ex- Chait collections. Circa 1730.

 

Rare SIGNED Pair of Libation Cups #7074

A handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain blanc-de-chine libation cups molded with such classic motifs as the deer, lion, and prunus and modeled after the the ones made of rhinoceros horn, with the added rare feature of one of them being incised with a small signature. Measuring about 4″ across x 2″ high, both in good condition.  17th century.  $950.

 

Mark and Period Daoguang Period Dragon Bowl #7053 Sold

An especially fine Chinese porcelain bowl, beautifully potted, glazed in ‘Imperial Yellow’ and incised with dragons amongst swirling crowds to the exterior, a band of waves encircling the foot. With a Daoguang mark in underglaze blue to the reverse (1821-1850). Measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition.

 

 

Charming Squirrel Form Water Dropper #7054 sold

An especially charming conceit for the scholar’s studio-this engaging squirrel-form water dropper carrying its baby upon its back which forms the cover to the piece, each with a nut in its mouth. Measuring about 8″ long x 3 1/4″ tall. Very good condition.

Brilliant Chinese Export Silver Covered Box #7052

A  striking, heavy  Chinese export silver circular covered box with an interior fitted tray, most likely a lady’s sewing box, the exterior sides and lid covered with a dazzling array of highly detailed repousse flora and fauna including dragons, phoenix, cranes, lotus, bamboo and peony, the lid centered with a small roundel of a scholar seated beneath a pine tree, an auspicious bat flying above. The profusion of imagery continues on the interior with a compartmentalized tray with further flowering exotic plants as well as two figural panels-one with a military procession of horseback, the other with scholars in a garden at their leisure being serenaded by musicians, all with details picked out in gold. A small planet of detail all finely worked upon a 7 1/8″ diameter box, in very good condition with only minor loss to the background of one of the interior floral panels. Somewhat illegibly marked on the reverse. 19th century.

 

 

 

 

Rare and Unusual Kangxi Blanc-de-Chine 6 1/4″ Bowl #7056

A rather rare Chinese Blanc-de-Chine porcelain bowl molded with a band of figures of birds amongst grapevines above a lower register of swirled gardooning. Measuring 6 1/4″ in diameter and in very good condition. Bearing a Franzero Collection sticker as well as an old Chait Galleries sticker from New York. Kangxi period, 1662-1722.

 

Mark and Period PAIR of Daoguang Saucer Dishes #7037

A very refined pair of Chinese export mark and period Daoguang saucer dishes, decorated in underglaze blue with central designs of stylized lotus amongst swirling foliate vines. Superb potting and glaze and in very good condition with the exception of one very small rim chip restored to one. 7 3/4″ in diameter. Circa 1821-1850.

 

Charming Frog Form Water Dropper #7038 SOLd

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)

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.