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Fine PAIR of Kangxi Imari Teapots #5050

Of especially nice form, this pair of Chinese export octagonally-shaped teapots is decorated with panels of landscape views alternating with flowering peony branches beneath a lotus petal form collar, the paneled decoration continuing to the faceted domed cover. The pots’ diminutive 5″ size reflects the staggering cost of tea in this period and what a status symbol it was to serve it. The form almost certainly after silver shapes of the time. Both pieces in great condition, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.

 

Beautiful Pair of Pronk Plates #4928

A striking pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze iron red and gilding in the “Dame au Parasol” Pattern. Depicting a lady with her servant attending with a parasol, walking along the water’s edge and coming upon ducks amongst the rushes. The courtly lady and duck motif continued in reserves around the rim, while underglaze blue insects animate the border on the reverse. From a small group of designs commissioned for the Dutch East Company by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk to be painted upon Chinese porcelain, this is a rare instance where we know of an actual European design source for export wares. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of very minor rim fritting now restored. Circa 1740-1750.

 

PAIR of Chinese Imari Platters #4527 SOLD

A wonderful pair of Chinese export porcelain Imari octagonal platters with a molded edge surrounding a rim border of meandering vines and flowers, the large central decoration of blossoming lotus, all rendered in underglaze blue, iron red and gilding. A line to the front of one, presently being restored, and some slight gilding wear, otherwise both in fine condition; of great size and richly decorative. Measuring ¬†15″ x 11″. and dating to circa 1720-40.

 

KangXi Rouge de Fer Chargers #4457

A very sophisticated pair of late KangXi period rouge de fer chargers beautifully decorated with an exotic bird perched upon a peony branch within a fenced garden all surrounded by an especially fine incised border featuring flowing phoenixes flying amongst peony blossoms; this understated motif achieved by incising the piece when the clay is leather hard before glazing and firing. The chargers thinly potted and the elegant design set off by the use of the white porcelain ground. Measuring 11 1/2″ in diameter, excellent condition, with only a minor flake to the underside of one rim and minute chip to cafe-au-lait rim of the other.another. ¬†Circa 1720.

 

Pair of Verte Imari Plates #4294

A brilliantly enameled pair of 9″ Chinese export porcelain soup plates painted with a central lotus decoration in the Verte Imari palette of iron red, underglaze blue and gilding with the addition green and overglaze blue; in virtually pristine condition. Circa 1720-1740.