An especially fine and important pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period armorial chargers, made for the Swedish market, decorated in famille rose enamels, and bearing the arms of HOPKEN, for Daniel Hopken, one of the founders of the Swedish East India Company. Measuring 13 1/2″ across and in excellent condition. Circa 1730.
A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period famille rose chargers decorated with a figure of Lan Tsai Ho, “the mountebank of the Eight Chinese Immortals”. She comes in many guises, often posing as a wandering minstrel, denouncing this fleeting life and its delusive pleasures. The basket of flowers she carries is full of plants associated with longevity. Here she floats on a leaf, centering two fine 14″ diameter chargers, the cavettos bordered with pink and green diapered panels, the outer rims with branches of flowering peony. One with a line sealed and enamels freshened, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1735.
A very fine example of a Chinese export teapot decorated in famille rose enamels in the exuberant,colorful, and much sought-after traditional Tobacco Leaf pattern. Measuring 6 1/4″ tall x 8″ across.. There are no repairs, chips, or restorations – but with slight loss of enamel to rim of the cover and firing faults in the base, original to the piece. (all visible in the photos) Circa 1760. $7,200.
A truly special pair of Chinese export porcelain mark and period bowls from the Daoguang period (1821-1850). Each 6 5/8″ diameter bowl with a scalloped rim and beautiful turquoise interior, the exteriors each with finely painted Mandarin scenes within roundels against rich ground of flowers, fruits and butterflies in jewel-like enamels with a striking apple green ground. Just superb quality and in very good condition. SOLD
A wonderful pair of finely potted Yongzheng period porcelain dishes, decorated in famille rose enamels in the Chinese taste with a scene from the legend of the “Yang Family Warriors”. Great detail; note the grimacing faces on the warriors’ pink shields! The beautiful white porcelain strikes a perfect balance with this colorfully, detailed scene. Measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter, one with a 2″ piece out of the rim and restored, the other with rim line, otherwise fine condition. Circa 1730.
An especially fine Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated in famille rose enamels with a butterfly amongst blossoming peonies, (an emblem of nobility and wealth, the “Queen of the Flowers”), all within a minutely rendered gilded foliate border encircled by pink diapering. The saucer measuring 4 5/8″ in diameter, a minute rim flake to the cup restored, otherwise superb quality and condition. Circa 1730.
A wonderfully painted Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period tea bowl and saucer, masterfully decorated in famille rose enamels with an exuberant mass of flowers issuing from a European style urn-shaped vase. Possibly taken from a European image of a still life? Either way, a superb job of decorating. The saucer approximately measuring 3 1/2″ in diameter . Very minor fritting on saucer. Circa 1730.
A fine Chinese export porcelain plate, decorated in the famille rose palette, and in the Chinese taste, featuring a scene from the legend of the Yang Family Warriors-“The General’s Visit”. The story basically tells of a great warrior clan whose men were all killed in battle, and, in a great show of duty and patriotism, the women of the clan took the places of their fallen kin-here illustrated, the women mounted on their horses riding out as a visiting general waves his fan in recognition of their great sense of duty and honor. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1730. SOLD
A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge plates richly decorated in famille rose enamels in the famous Tobacco Leaf pattern, noted for it’s exuberant and colorful foliate decoration. Measuring 6 1/2″ in diameter, with a star crack to the reverse of one plate sealed and slight stacking wear to both, but otherwise in good condition. Circa 1760-1780. SOLD