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Yongzheng Armorial Teapot #7246

A very fine Chinese export porcelain famille rose armorial teapot made for the English market bearing the Arms of Perceval within a central roundel on one side and a lush peony blossom on the reverse, as well as some rather spectacularly hand-painted diapering. This teapot belong to one of seven services ordered by the Perceval family.  Sir John Perceval, 5th Baronet, MP for Cork and for Harwich was created an English peer as Viscount Perceval in 1723. In 1732 he was appointed the First President of the State of Georgia and in 1734 he was raised to the Earldom of Egmont. When he was raised to the earldom his eldest and only son, also John, took the courtesy title of viscount and it is most likely then that this tea service was ordered.  Measuring 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and in good condition with only some glaze loss to the handle. Circa 1734. Illustrated and fully discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 174.

 

Rare Form Kangxi Famille Verte Water Dropper #7223

A rare Kangxi period Chinese famille verte figural water dropper modeled in the form of Li Bai (701-762) a famous Tang Dynasty poet. Here he is shown in a bit of a drunken stupor lounging with a large wine pot. What a charming conceit for a scholar’s object! Please note his painstakingly painted and lavish garments featuring cranes, clouds, flower sprigs and the wine pot patterned with prunus blossoms against a ‘cracked ice’ ground. The rim of the wine pot is either a period piece of bronze work or a later, but still old, replacement. Either way, it is very finely cast and detailed. Measuring 8″ long and in very good condition. A similar example in the Jue Rui Tang Collection. Circa 1715.

 

 

 

 

Elegant Yongzheng Pheasant Plates #7206

More fine examples from the Yongzheng period, these two lovely Chinese export porcelain plates are each decorated with pheasants perched upon branches and rockwork amongst flowering prunus and peony, the floral motif continues around the outer border mingling with vines heavy with vibrantly enameled multi-colored grapes. Small flake to the reverse rim of one, otherwise very good condition. Measuring 9″ in diameter. Circa 1730. Sold individually $1,450.00 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic Mahout Charger #7221

A wonderful example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Indian market, this wonderful molded and shaped 12 1/2″ charger is decorated with a central image of an Indian mahout astride his elephant, encircled within a rim border of hand-painted bianco-sopra-bianco foliate decoration resembling lace. A beautiful example in beautiful condition, circa mid-18th century.

 

 

 

 

Rare Design American Market Eagle -Decorated Double-Handled Cup #7078

A rare and beautifully decorated double-handled chocolate cup made for the American market, painted with the most accurate version of the Great Seal of the United States on Chinese export porcelain. This service was ordered by Henry Smith (1766-1818) from Providence RI , who was super cargo on the ship George Washington in the mid-1790s. By 1799 Smith was a Providence merchant, and in 1805 he was the fifth governor of Rhode Island. As none of his children lived to majority, the service was disbursed amongst relatives and ended up with a dissent in many prominent Providence families such as the Williams, Allens, Slaters, Smiths and Browns. Examples of this service rarely appear on the market. In good condition with a central crack restored. Measuring 2 5/8″ x 5 3/4″.

 

 

 

Great Forms- Blue Fitzhugh Shell and Kidney-Form Dishes #7238c, 7240c

Two great forms in Chinese export porcelain, decorated in the classic Blue Fitzhugh pattern. One, a kidney-shaped serving dish measuring 8 1/4″ x 11″, the other a handsome shell-form dish, otherwise known as a shrimp dish, measuring 10″ x 9 1/2″. Both in very good condition and dating to circa 1800-1820. The kidney form dish priced at $750.00, the shrimp dish at $950.00.

 

 

 

Great American Market 6″ Eagle-Decorated Plate #7079

A beautiful little example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this finely decorated plate is centered with a sepia eagle taken from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States, bearing an E Pluribus Unum banner in its beak and supporting a shield with the original owner’s initial M, all within the vibrant enameling of the Green Fitzhugh decoration. Measuring 6″ in diameter and in good condition with only two very short lines to the reverse rim sealed and gilding re-touched.  Circa 1820.

13 1/2″ Yongzheng Armorial Chargers #6002 Sold

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.

Large Tobacco leaf Teapot #7042 SOLD

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.

 

 

Very Fine Pair of Daoguang Period Bowls # #6094 SOLD

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