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Iconic Kangxi ‘Riot of Rotterdam’ Plate #7043

One of the best examples of this classic Kangxi piece we’ve ever handled, this Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plate is decorated in underglaze blue with the rare image of the ‘Riot of Rotterdam’, the first European subject image on Chinese porcelain depicting a current event. Simply told, a local magistrate declared a rather severe verdict against some local miscreants, and the harshness of the penalty resulted in riots in Rotterdam where the populace razed the magistrate’s house (pictured here). This act of not-so-civil disobedience was so well-known that a medallion was struck commemorating the occurrence which was used as the basis for the design on the plate. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1690.

RARE Japanese Arita VOC Charger #7042

A superb example, in wonderful condition, of a 17th century Japanese Arita blue and white charger decorated with a design of phoenixes amongst branches of peaches and peony, centered with a roundel displaying the VOC emblem of the Dutch East India Company, the rim with alternating panels of stylized peony, prunus and bamboo in the kraakware style. It is hard to underestimate the power, wealth and influence of this far-reaching corporation that propelled the Netherlands into being a world financial superpower in the 17th century. Chargers such as these were most likely ordered for use by VOC officials while administering their empire in the Far East. This 12″ example in excellent condition. Late 17th century.

 

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.

Brilliant Blue and White Pair of Kangxi Vases #7036

A really handsome pair of ovoid form covered Kangxi period porcelain vases, decorated in a brilliant underglaze blue with lotus and peony designs within lappet borders at both the shoulder and foot of each vase. The condition is as fine as the quality of the decoration and glaze. Measuring 9″ tall and dating to circa 1690.

Fine Nanking Cut-Corner Bowl #7012c Sold

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain cut-corner bowl decorated in the Nanking pattern with charming Chinese riverscapes with pavilions and willows along the riverbanks in brilliant underglaze blue. Very good condition, 9 1/2″ square, circa 1800-1820.    $975.00

Fine Pair of Armorial Crested Plates #6038 SOLD

A very handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal form dinner plates, hand-painted in a brilliant undeglaze blue with a classic Chinese landscape within a diapered cavetto with floral reserves, the rim with exquisitely rendered flowering sprigs and branches, the top centered with a family’s armorial crest of a seated hound. This pair obviously once part of a noble’s extensive dinner service, most likely the Arms of Proctor, the quality of the potting, the glaze and the meticulous painting suggest a date earlier rather than later in the 18th century. Measuring 8 3/4″ across, and in excellent condition. Illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 128. Circa 1740.

Very fine Kangxi Silver-Mounted Jar #6089 SOLD

A lovely Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period jar, decorated in underglaze blue with ‘Long Elizas’, three courtly ladies taking their leisure, strolling and drinking tea in a garden, surmounted with a richly wrought silver mount collar and cover with foliate and scroll decoration, most likely of 19th century Dutch origin. Measuring 6 1/4″ tall and in very good condition. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection. Circa 1690.

 

RARE Hatcher Cargo Wine Pot #6078 Sold

A great rare form with a wonderful provenance, this superb Chinese export porcelain Transitional period blue and white barrel form wine pot is decorated with birds amongst flowering branches issuing from rockwork, the neck with a band of floral scrollwork, the cover decorated the same with lotus, the handle and spout with stylized clouds. The reverse marked with an underglaze blue fu mark, and bearing the sale label from Christie’s Amsterdam famous sale of “The Property of Captain M. Hatcher” from June, 1984.  Measuring 7″ high and in very good condition considering it having survived a ship wreck. Mid-17th century.

Exquisite Transitional Period Ling Long Bowl #6036 SOLD

A mind-boggling tour-de-force of the potter’s art, this octagonal form Ling-Long or “Devil’s Work” bowl is fantastically decorated in underglaze blue with landscape roundels, alternating with roundels of precisely hand-cut latticework. In amazingly fine condition considering its age and delicacy, made in the Transitional period, circa 1740. A masterpiece to hold in one’s hand at 3 1/4″ across. Ex-Chait Collection.

 

 

 

Kangxi Pair of Lotus Form Dishes #6035B

Along with Item #6035A, we offer here a second pair of fine Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain lotus form plates decorated in underglaze blue and centered with flowering peony, chrysanthemums, crickets and butterflies, the flora and fauna motif continuing on the border, each lotus petal a panel filled with a profusion of blossoms, birds, insects and Mandarin ducks, the rim edged with a cafe-au-lait glaze, popular with the Dutch market of the period. Very good condition, measuring 9″ across and dating to circa 1690.        $1,450.00 each.