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Brilliant Chinese Export Silver Covered Box 49 toz. #7052

A  striking, heavy  Chinese export silver circular covered box with an interior fitted tray, most likely a lady’s sewing box, the exterior sides and lid covered with a dazzling array of highly detailed repousse flora and fauna including dragons, phoenix, cranes, lotus, bamboo and peony, the lid centered with a small roundel of a scholar seated beneath a pine tree, an auspicious bat flying above. The profusion of imagery continues on the interior with a compartmentalized tray with further flowering exotic plants as well as two figural panels-one with a military procession of horseback, the other with scholars in a garden at their leisure being serenaded by musicians, all with details picked out in gold. A small planet of detail all finely worked upon a 7 1/8″ diameter box, in very good condition with only minor loss to the background of one of the interior floral panels. Somewhat illegibly marked on the reverse. Approximate silver weight: 49toz. 19th century.  sold

 

 

 

 

Rare Manigault Pot de Creme SOLD

A very rare example of Chinese export for the American Southern market, this beautifully rendered Sepia Fitzhugh pot de creme bears the arms of Gabriel Henry Manigault of Charleston, South Carolina, ordered by his brother, Charles Izard Manigault, while he was in the Far East 1817-1823. See Schiffer, China for America, page 56.

 

 

 

Very Fine Kangxi Saucer Dish #4985B

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain molded saucer dish with barbed edge,beautifully potted and glazed, decorated in underglaze blue and centered with a classic Chinese landscape deftly rendered with a lone figure pondering nature’s beauty, in the “Master of the Rocks” style. The fluid brushstrokes of the scene contrast with the controlled penciled decoration of the border; a finely entwined rim of lotus blossoms. The lotus theme continues on the reverse painted around the molded panels, encircling a central six-figure mark. Measuring 8″ in diameter.A few  rim frits  filled, two leading with lines into the well of the dish sealed, otherwise, good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1690.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte Covered Ewers #6096

Of rare and beautiful form, these Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period famille verte covered ewers are each centered with a teardrop medallion against a stippled green ground with scattered prunus blossoms, the flat covers each with a single blossom of peony. Most likely made for the Persian market, and if not, then almost certainly after a Persian metal form. Each approximately 6 1/2″ tall; one with re-spray at the base of the handle, the other with re-spray to the base of the spout, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1700.

 

 

 

Pair of Verte Imari Plates #4294

A brilliantly enameled pair of 9″ Chinese export porcelain soup plates painted with a central lotus decoration in the Verte Imari palette of iron red, underglaze blue and gilding with the addition green and overglaze blue; in virtually pristine condition. Circa 1720-1740.

 

 

 

Beautiful Pair of Pronk Plates #4928

A striking pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze iron red and gilding in the “Dame au Parasol” Pattern. Depicting a lady with her servant attending with a parasol, walking along the water’s edge and coming upon ducks amongst the rushes. The courtly lady and duck motif continued in reserves around the rim, while underglaze blue insects animate the border on the reverse. From a small group of designs commissioned for the Dutch East Company by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk to be painted upon Chinese porcelain, this is a rare instance where we know of an actual European design source for export wares. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of very minor rim fritting now restored. Circa 1740-1750.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark and Period Daoguang Period Dragon Bowl #7053 Sold

An especially fine Chinese porcelain bowl, beautifully potted, glazed in ‘Imperial Yellow’ and incised with dragons amongst swirling crowds to the exterior, a band of waves encircling the foot. With a Daoguang mark in underglaze blue to the reverse (1821-1850). Measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

CATESBY-JONES Platter & Mazzarene #7049 SOLD

A very beautiful and quite impressive Chinese export porcelain rimmed serving platter and matching mazzarene from a service made for Thomas ap Catesby-Jones (1790-1858). He trained with Isaac Hull and Stephen Decatur at Norfolk, VA before embarking on an active career in the U.S. Navy-suppressing slave traders, piracy and smuggling, and commanding the Pacific Squadron in 1825,1842 and 1844. The elegant central cartouche is surmounted by an eagle’s head crest and bears the initials of Thomas and his wife Mary and all is edged by a rich grapevine border. Measuring 17″ x 14 1/2″ and in very good condition. Circa 1825.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charming Squirrel Form Water Dropper #7054 sold

An especially charming conceit for the scholar’s studio-this engaging squirrel-form water dropper carrying its baby upon its back which forms the cover to the piece, each with a nut in its mouth. Measuring about 8″ long x 3 1/4″ tall. Very good condition.