This wonderful Kangxi period Chinese export blue and white porcelain molded soup dish has an exuberant design centered with a phoenix amongst flowering peony branches encircled within a swirled lobed rim with alternating panels of further peony branches and a tree with a small monkey sitting in its branches. The finely painted peony motifs continue on a reverse with a small lotus blossom centers the bottom. Very well potted, with only a short rim line consolidated, otherwise very good condition. 8 1/2″ in diameter. Circa 1690.
A very beautiful and well-known early Chinese export porcelain armorial soup plate made for the English bearing the arms of GODFREY, decorated with a meticulous underglaze blue foliate border of peony, pine and prunus, centered at the top with a black-a-moor crest, the central design a famille rose armorial. Most likely ordered for the family by a cousin who was serving as a supercargo in Canton in 1728, making this an early example of the use of the newly developed famille rose palette. See Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 172. One of several export services ordered for the Godfrey family. Piece out of the rim and put back, some wear to enamels, otherwise good condition. 8 1/2″. Yongzheng period, circa 1728. $1050.00
An absolutely extraordinary pair of Chinese export porcelain blue and white ewers. The typically beautiful Kangxi decoration of scenes of ladies at leisure in a garden and antique and precious objects within lappet borders is applied to the highly sculptural form of a Portuguese ewer with its very dramatic highly looped handle, most likely after a late Renaissance or early Baroque silver shape. Approximately 8″ in height. Excellent condition, circa 1690-1700.
A nice Chinese export blue and white porcelain garden seat, decorated with a central band of cranes flying and nesting amongst pines bordered by precious objects on top and bamboo on the bottom. Measuring 18″ height and approx. 13″ in diameter. Very good condition outside of a couple very small firing imperfections. Late 19th century.