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Octagonal ‘Hermit Crab’ Plate #5092 HOLD

A rather unusual design we have not seen on Chinese export porcelain, this lovely octagonal form 8″ plate is decorated in famille rose enamels and centered with the image of a hermit crab peering out of his adopted home in a conch shell! The border and cavetto painted with another crab, a carp, and some elegantly rendered, feathery seaweed and blossoms. A wonderful composition, almost hinting at a Japanese aesthetic. Beautifully made and decorated. Very good condition. Circa 1740-50.

 

 

 

Fine Pair of Yongzheng Dishes #4883

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.

Eggshell Tea bowl & Saucer #5090 Sold

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.

 

Fine Yongzheng Tea Bowl and Saucer #7056 SOLD

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.

Yongzheng ‘Yang Family Warriors’ Plate #6067 SOLD

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

Mandarin Punch Bowl Qianlong

Brilliant, jewel-like enamels depict Mandarin scenes in reserve against a meticulously rendered diaperwork ground. Note the beautifully decorated interior.  Circa 1760-1770.  Diameter 11″.  Two hairlines and piece in the rim are invisibly restored.

Fine PAIR of 6 1/2″ Tobacco Leaf Plates #7006 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

 

Spoon Trays # 5098;#5099 Sold

Two especially fine Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped spoon trays, both decorated in famille rose enamels and exemplifying the exquisite quality and attention to detail typical of the Yongzheng period. #5098 is decorated with a cockerel, hen and their chicks amongst flowering peony and foliage within a simple gilded stripe border. # 5099 is finely painted with two pheasants amongst flowering branches within a gilded grapevine border. Both measuring 5″ x 3″ and in very good condition. Circa 1730. Priced individually.


 

Yongzheng Tea Bowl & Saucer #6019 Sold

A fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng tea bowl and saucer, decorated with famille rose enameled floral decoration against a ribbed ground rendered en grisialle, most likely intended to imply a lotus blossom. Very finely potted as is typical of this period. The saucer measuring 4 1/4″ and with a very small rim chip restored, otherwise both pieces in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Pair of Stag Hunting Plates #6006

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain plates of shaped form, decorated in famille rose enamels, and centered with a rare image of a stag being pursued through a landscape by two hunting dogs, the cavetto with a finely rendered scaled pattern contained by a gilded rococo border. The lightness and elegance of the rococo continues around a rim of  floral sprig reserves, alternating with polychrome and bianco-sopra-bianco renderings, all against a grisaille cellwork border.Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter, one plate with a Y-shaped line to the bottom, the other with a 1 1/2″ line to the rim, both with glaze fritting around the edges, otherwise good condition, the imagery and design quite lovely. Circa 1750-1760.