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Fine Pair of Large 11″ Kangxi Hunting Scenes Plates #7083, 7084

A classic example of  Kangxi period export porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue with a central scene of two mounted hunters pursuing game with bows and arrows, all within an elaborately drawn lotus border. This story must have been a popular one with the Chinese as we have seen examples of this before, seldom as well done, or in this generous a size and  with a shaped border. Minor fritting and roughness to the edge, otherwise great examples in very good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1690.     $1475.   each

 

 

 

 

Very Fine Mahout Plate #7057c sold

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain ‘Mahout’ plate made for the Indian Market. The well-potted shaped plate is decorated in famille rose enamels and centered with a lobed and barbed roundel with an image of a Mahout on his elephant  in reserve against  a densely painted floral ground rendered in bianco-sopra-bianco enamels with polychrome highlights. The white-white effect very well painted and in excellent condition virtually resembling lace upon the surface of the plate. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition. Late 18th century.

 

 

 

Fine Mandarin Plate Sold

A lovely Chinese export porcelain plate lavishly decorated with famille rose enamels with a central scene of a high-ranking Mandarin at his desk with attendants upon a covered terrace, a mounted messenger having just arrived, all within an exuberant and lushly detailed floral and butterfly border. Measuring 10″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1810-1820.

 

 

 

Very Fine Arms of New York 7 1/2″ Plate Sold

A very fine example of the one of the several variations of this pattern, this fine Chinese export porcelain plate was part of a service made for the American market, patriotically bearing the Arms of the State of New York, all within an overglaze blue and gilt grapevine border. Tiny rim chip and associated line restored, otherwise very good condition. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1800-1810.

Very Fine Mandarin Oval Platter Sold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval platter decorated in famille rose enamels with a highly detailed scene of what appears to be a Mandarin warrior being dressed in his armor by an elegant lady, who is also in armor, while their attendants and standard bearers  await with their horses. The surrounding border is equally colorful and animated with butterflies amongst gourds and melons and scrolling gilded vines. Measuring 8 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ and in very good condition. Circa 1810-1820.

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Exquisite Diminutve Scholar’s Screens Sold

A fine pair of Chinese hardwood scholar’s screens of diminutive size, each with an elaborately carved stand fitted with a slide out panel with a ‘Dream Stone’. These thin slices of polished stone were meant to be a source of inspiration and contemplation as their natural colorings and striations were meant to resemble landscapes. Each measuring approximately 10″ x 6″ x 4″. One corner of one stone with a line, one small burled panel cracked, and several joints of the stands re-glued, otherwise good condition and a unusual diminutive size, perfect for your tabletop contemplations. Early 20th century.

 

 

Four Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Plates #7040 Sold

A great set of four Chines export porcelain 9″ dinner plates, decorated in a riot of color in the Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf pattern. This exuberant pattern is very finely enameled and detailed with highlights of gilding. Minor frits and chips to the reverse , otherwise very good condition and a rich, visual delight! Circa 1800. $875. each

 

 

RARE European Subject/Chinese Interior Plate #7047 Sold

A beautifully decorated Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in famille rose enamels with a rather rare scene of a European family within a Chinese interior. It must be cocktail hour as a gentleman offers his wife a drink while their child clutches at his mother’s skirts frightened by a small lap dog coming into the room, a room with Chinese architectural features and furnishings. The charming domestic scene within a  quatrefoil cartouche surrounded by a scrolling border in the Meissen style. It even comes with a ‘granny note’ attached to the reverse-with a history of descent in the Cushing family of Newburyport, MA, and retailed through Shreve Crump & Low at some point in its history.  Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Illustrated in Hervouet’s La Porcelaine Des Compagnies Des Indes A Decors Occidental. Circa 1755.

Rockefeller Lozenge-Shaped Dish #357 SOLD

A great example of the iconic Rockefeller pattern within a wonderful form, this Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped dish is richly decorated with all the fine scenes and detailing for which this desirable pattern is so well known. Measuring 7″ x 10″ and in very good condition. Circa 1795.

Charming Child’s Tea Bowl & Saucer #6083 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain diminutive tea bowl and saucer from a child’s tea set of the period, the central scene depicting two small children going off to school as their mother watches from the doorway. The scene taken from a print of the period. The saucer measuring 3 3/4″ in diameter, the tea bowl 1 1/2″ in diameter. The tea bowl cup with three lines restored, the saucer in good condition. Winterthur possesses a complete set in this pattern. Circa 1785.