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Fine Mark & Period Kangxi Bowl #6003 Hold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period flared rim bowl, thinly potted and beautifully decorated in underglaze blue with vignettes of  courtly scenes, the rim with latticed decoration, and the interior with a charming scene of boys playing ball. The reverse with a six character mark within a double ring. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1690.

   

Rare Large Transitional Vase #6021

A fine Chinese export porcelain Transitional period garlic necked vase of unusually large size, decorated in underglaze blue with scenes of scholars and their attendants within a landscape. Measuring an impressive 16 1/2″ tall, and in remarkably good condition. Circa 1640.

Yongzheng Blue & White Plate #6018

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period blue and white plate, decorated with a bird perched upon rockwork amongst flowering branches within a very meticulously rendered diapered cavetto, the outer rim with four groups of flowering branches. The quality of the glaze, the intensity of the the cobalt blue, and the sophistication of the painting are superlative.  Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter, in very good condition, dating to circa 1730.

PAIR of Pomegranate Form Sauce Tureens #5094

A striking pair of beautifully modeled Chinese export porcelain covered sauce tureens in the form of pomegranates, each decorated in brilliant underglaze blue with riverscapes and floral designs, the star-shaped crown of each fruit forming the piece’s handle, and the covers of each with a applied gilded vine going into three embossed pomegranates bursting with seeds. Each approximately 6″ x 6″. Minor restoration to a small piece of each crown, otherwise very good condition, beautiful deep blue color and gilding. Charming fruit and vegetable form tablewares were a novel trend in the mid-late 18th century and similar concepts were executed by many of the European porcelain factories of the time.  Circa 1760.

13″ Kangxi Covered Vases #5061

A very impressive pair of 13″ Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period vases of ribbed form resting upon slightly flared bases, each decorated in underglaze blue with shaped reserves against a lattice ground, and each reserve featuring a flower representing one of the four seasons; lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus. The floral motif continues with peony and molded lotus petal bands around the neck, cover and base. Minor restoration to covers and necks of both vases, and the corner of one base, and some very minor glaze fritting as can be expected,  otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1690.

 

 

 

Superlative Pair of Kangxi Covered Jars #5045

A fantastic pair of Chinese export porcelain covered jars or potiches, decorated in a brilliant cobalt blue with alternating panels of baskets of flowers, antique objects, and scrolling lotus design on a beautiful white porcelain and glaze, all exemplifying the quality for which this dynasty is so well known. Measuring 6 1/2″ tall and  in very fine condition with only very minor frits and nibbles restored-no cracks, breaks or losses. Kangxi period, circa 1690.

Impressive Qianlong Period Tureen #5038

A fine Chinese export porcelain covered tureen of rare and impressive size with a molded and shaped bombe form and robustly scrolling handles, decorated in underglaze blue with classic Chinese landscape scenes, the conforming cover with vignettes of flowering branches, all surmounted by a flower bouquet formed knop. Measuring 10″ x 19″ x 11″. A small curved line to the bottom interior edge, and some very minor glaze fritting along the edge of the cover, otherwise a beautiful and impressive centerpiece for any table or sideboard. Circa 1770-1780.

Wonderful Silver-Mount Kangxi Spirits Barrel #5014

A beautiful piece of Chinese export Kangxi period porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue with scrolling foliate designs, and molded in the form of a barrel. Used for dispensing wine or spirits, the conceit was carried further with later silver mounts in the form of reeded ends for the barrel, a spigot with a finely detailed tippler astride a barrel for a handle, and a meandering grape vine that supports the whole as a four-legged stand terminating in bun feet! Note the detail of the tiny tub suspended beneath the spigot to catch any drips! There is also a grape and leaf removal stopper on the top. If this piece doesn’t want to make you have a drink, it at least makes you smile. The porcelain from the fine Kangxi period, circa 1690, the silver most likely 19th century Dutch (no apparent marks) and the whole in very good condition. Measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6 1/4″ in length. $4,800.00

Fine Miniature Kangxi Tea Bowl and Saucer #4994

A charming Chinese export Kangxi tea bowl and saucer, decorated in a bright underglaze blue, the tea bowl with ‘Long Elizas’ and peonies, the saucer with three scholars and an attendant. Thinly potted and beautifully glazed. The saucer measuring 4″ in diameter. A very small rim frit and associated line sealed to each piece, otherwise good condition. Circa 1690. $925.00