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Chinese Imari Teapot #6095

A charming Chinese export porcelain footed teapot decorated in the Imari palette with flowering branches of peony, and crabstock handle and spout. Measuring 5 1/4″ tall and 7″ wide. Small glaze line to top of the handle, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1730. $600.00

 

 

 

Impressive Pair of 14″ Landscape Chargers #6071

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain 14″ chargers finely decorated with an expansive landscape with a figure in a pavilion overlooking a wide river with ships and a pagoda in the distance, while a traveler on horseback with his attendant move along a grassy path in the foreground, all within a very finely hand-painted outer border of bianco-sopra-bianco scrolling foliate decoration, the effect resembling fine lacework. One with a line in the center sealed, the other with a line on the rim sealed and rim frits filled, otherwise good condition. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection.  Circa 1740.

 

 

American Market Thomson 14 3/4″ Platter #6055 SOLD

Another piece we have at present from a fine sepia Fitzhugh service made for the American market with a Philadelphia connection,  centered with the monogram for Richard Renshaw Thomson of Philadelphia, son of a prominent China trader and a one time American consul to Canton, this 14 3/4″ platter is in good condition and dates to circa 1820.  $2000.

Impressive Tobacco Leaf Platter #6070 Sold

A brilliantly enameled Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge, oval platter in the classic Tobacco Leaf  pattern, decorated in the famille rose palette with an exuberant display of exotic flowers and foliage. A bold and impressive example of this much sought-after pattern. Measuring 12 1/2″ x 15″, in very good condition and dating to circa 1760-1770.

 

 

Fine Yongzheng Period Armorial Plate #6066 SOLD

An especially beautiful, early Yongzheng period armorial plate, made for the Anglo-Indian market as it bears the ARMS OF  STACKHOUSE, almost certainly made for John Stackhouse, Governor and President of Bengal (1732-1739) and who is buried in St. John’s Church, Calcutta.  The plate is centered with a flamboyant central arms rendered in the newly developed famille rose enamels, encircled within a lavishly detailed, gilded foliate cavetto border and with an outer rim of gilded peonies, all finished with a further gilded scrolling foliate edge. Outstanding painting and quality, in good condition with only small reverse chips filled and a short hairline consolidated. To make the piece even more interesting, it is said that the service was later used as payment of a gambling debt between the Prince Regent and the royal saddler David Pollock. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 223.

 

Rare Ladies’ Spittoon #6049 Sold

Seldom has a utilitarian object been so elegantly crafted! This fine Chinese export porcelain ladies’ spittoon is molded in an octagonal form and is beautifully decorated in famille rose enamels with flowering vines and stems around the mouth and body of the piece. Measuring 4 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ and in very good condition. Circa 1740.  $590.

Best Quality Yongzheng Eggshell Tea Bowl and Saucer #6048 SOLD

A truly superb piece of Chinese export eggshell porcelain from one of the finest periods of production, this jewel-like tea bowl and saucer are masterfully potted and painted, decorated in famille rose enamels with a pheasant amongst flowering peony within a leaf-shaped reserve against a grisaille cellwork ground with finely rendered foliate details and border. The saucer 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowl 2 7/8″. Very, very faint lines to the bottom of the saucer, otherwise fantastic quality. Yongzheng period, circa 1730.  $3600.

Rare European Subject ‘Elements’ Plate SOLD

A fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Western market with a decidedly European subject matter, here rendered in famille rose enamels, is one of a set of four ‘Elements’ plates, this one representing Earth, and depicting Cybele accompanying three of the Four Seasons; Flora, Ceres and Bacchus, all in a chariot pulled by lions (which more resemble cartoon characters!), while cherubs frolic amongst nature’s bounty in a bucolic landscape. Measuring 9″in diameter. Circa 1740.   1 L shaped line  restored at the top rim of plate.   $3800

American Market Thomson Sauce Tureen #6054 SOLD

A beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this piece, along with several others in our current collection, from a service of sepia Fitzhugh made for Richard Renshaw Thomson, son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, and one time American consul to Canton. With finely hand-rendered Fitzhugh pattern, bearing Thomson’s monogram, and with gilded handles and finial. Measuring 6″ tall x 7 1/4″ wide. Circa 1820.

Very Fine Tobacco Leaf Teapot #6047 Sold

A great form in a very desirable pattern, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain teapot is decorated in famille rose enamels in the vibrant ‘Tobacco Leaf’ pattern. With only two chips to the underside of the cover, otherwise in great condition, this beautiful piece measures 6 1/4″ tall x 7 1/2″ across, and dates to circa 1760-1780.