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Fine Rockefeller Reticulated Oval Stand #0339 Sold

Another remarkably fine Chinese export piece from our collection of Rockefeller patterned porcelains, this lovely oval reticulated stand is meticulously painted with one of those wonderfully rich Mandarin scenes for which this service is so well known, this one featuring a scholar reclining upon his terrace with attendants. Very good condition. 11 1/4″ x 9″ . Circa 1795.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Famille Rose Octagonal Tea Bowl and Saucer #5091 SOLD

A delightful Chinese export porcelain octagonal form tea bowl and saucer decorated in famille rose enamels with white and yellow blossoms amongst peonies. A colorful and animated presence despite its small size, the saucer measuring 3 3/4″ across and in very good condition. Circa 1740-1750.

PAIR of Fine Famille Rose Cockerel Plates #5082

Each centered with a scalloped roundel decorated with a strutting rooster, along with other floral-decorated roundels and butterflies, all within a pink cell work border, all in luscious famille rose enamels. Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in good condition with only possible retouch to some enamels, circa 1735. Only one shown.

Plate #1

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Arms of Elwick 14″ Charger # Sold

One of the more unconventional designs for a Chinese export porcelain armorial service, this rare, early 14″ charger bears the Arms of Elwick of Middlesex centered within a very refined Chinese grisaille landscape within a cavetto of  iron red and gilt cell diaper border reserved with blossoms and gilt pomegranates, the rim with a grisaille and gilt cell diaper ground with four gilt riverscape panels. This very finely produced service was made for John Elwick, who was a Director of the East India Company from 1713-1720. Measuring 14″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of three flakes to the reverse restored. Yongzheng period, circa 1730. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I. page 234.

12″ Kangxi Gu Form Vase SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain gu-form vase of hexagonal, molded shape with a shaped flaring rim, decorated in underglaze blue, the neck with four panels of flowers representing the four seasons; peony, chrysanthemum, lotus and prunus. The bulbous mid-section with reserves of peony against a latticework ground and the flaring base, also with peonies, rising from a band of lotus petals. A great form and a great presence at 12″ tall, with the usual restorations to one corner of the base and along the shaped rim, otherwise in good condition for a piece of such age. Kangxi period, circa 1690.

HexagonalCups & Saucers #5066 SOLD

A rare and unusual form for this period, this fine pair of Chinese export porcelain tea bowls and saucers are thinly potted and very well-painted in famille rose enamels with Mandarin scenes all within very lush butterfly and floral borders accentuated by a rich gilded ground, the tea bowl interiors also decorated with floral sprigs and butterflies. Beautiful quality and condition, with the saucers measuring 5 3/4″ across. Circa 1810.    $850. ea

 

Hatcher CargoBowls #5064,5065 SOLD

What a tour-de-force of the potter’s art, all within the scope of these 3 1/2″ diameter bowls! Each Ling-Long, or aptly named “Devil’s Work” bowl has meticulously hand-cut panels of reticulation alternating with roundels decorated with individual scenes in underglaze blue. These treasures are made even  more fascinating by the fact that they are part of the famous Hatcher Cargo which was excavated from the ocean floor where they had rested for over four centuries, part of a ship’s cargo that went down in 1640. Amazingly good condition. Chinese export porcelain, Transitional period, circa 1640.

PAIR of Famille Rose 11″ Plates #5060 SOLD

A wonderfully decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with barbed rims, richly enameled in famille rose, centered with a scene of two cockerels and a frog beneath a flowering branch with a huge peony blossom, the cavetto continuing the peony motif against a stippled light blue ground, all within a lusciously enameled border of prunus against a a pink “fish-eye” ground. The enamels all bright and proud of the surface. Both plates in very good condition with only very minor glaze fritting to the edges. Measuring 11″ in diameter. Circa 1745.

10 1/2″ Rockefeller Basket & Stand #SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and stand in the famous Rockefeller pattern, the oval tray centered with a charming Mandarin scene unfolding on a garden terrace, with similar images in reserve against the hand-cut reticulated walls of the basket, and both pieces detailed with fine diapering, sepia landscape cartouches and gilded scrolling foliate borders. Of a generous size and presence, measuring 10 1/2″ across, and in very good condition. Some of the finest pieces of the China Trade from this period were created in this lavish pattern. Circa 1795.