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Kangxi Pair of Lotus Form Dishes #6035A

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period lotus form dishes, decorated in underglaze blue and centered with a profusion of flowering peony and chrysanthemums, crickets and butterflies amongst rockwork, the flora and fauna motif continues on the paneled border, each lotus petal painted with a vibrant natural vignette, the rim edged with a cafe-au-lait glaze, popular with the Dutch market. Fine quality and in excellent condition. Measuring 9″ across and dating to circa 1690.  $1,450.00 each.


Ten Broeck Basket and Undertray #4233

Ten Broeck and Stuyvesant Basket and Undertray – A very fine charming chinese export reticulated basket and undertray for the american market decorated in famille rose enamels with central sheild and floral surrounding the gilt Dirck Ten Broeck and his wife Cornilia Stuyvesant. Circa 1785, tray 8 inches, basket 7-1/2 inches wide. New York and the China Trade pg 77.




Rare PAIR of American Eagle Teapots Sold

An extraordinary pair of of Chinese export porcelain teapots, made for the American market, decorated with a central spread eagle under a halo of gilded stars, surmounted by the monogram JMC. Made for John and Margaret Christian of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The couple was married in 1808. The form of the teapot is after English silver and porcelain types of the period, and, the finely rendered grapevine border is most likely after English porcelain decoration of the time.  Very good condition. Circa 1810-1815.

Rare “Sample” Cup & Saucer #6010 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain coffee can and saucer, variously decorated with different types of border designs, obviously intended as a “sample” to demonstrate to customers in the West the capabilities of , and styles available from, the Chinese decorators in Canton. Interesting to note that the patterns being offered are mostly European in style. The saucer measuring 5 1/4″ in diameter and with two small rim pieces out re-stuck along with three small rim chips, all restored, otherwise, both pieces in good condition. Similar example at Historic Deerfield. Circa 1800-1820.


Carrington Family Service #3936

American Market Plate

A very rare American Eagle – decorated 8″ plate from the Carrington service, in fine condition and beautifully painted with a grape vane border. From a tea and coffee service made for Edward Carrington of Providence, R.I., and extremely successful China Trade merchant and American Consul to Canton from 1802 to 1810. His house still stands in Providence.


American Market Decatur Plate #6011 Sold

A Chinese export porcelain plate, made for the American market, from a service purportedly ordered for Stephen Decatur, naval hero of the War of 1812. Decorated in sepia and gilt and centered with the image of a ship under sail, the rim elegantly painted with a shell and seaweed border, most likely after English porcelain designs of the period. Measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter and other than a small rim chip restored, in very good condition. Circa 1815-1820.

Extremely Rare Chew Family of Philadelphia Tea Bowl & Saucer #5010

A very rare example of Chinese export porcelain in the Neo-classical taste made for a prominent American family, the Chew family of Philadelphia. A tea and coffee service in this pattern was most likely ordered by Benjamin Chew, Jr., from his nephew Benjamin Chew Wilcocks in China, and is truly a one-off, ordered in the latest, most fashionable neo-classical taste. It features classical sepia figures and objects against a brilliant yellow ground with gilt highlights (yellow being a difficult color to fire). Slight re-touch to the enamels, but otherwise very good condition. Illustrated and discussed in Philadelphians and the China Trade, page 48.


American Market “Colby” Dish # 4365c

A great Chinese export porcelain saucer dish made for the American Market with New Hampshire connections.  From a service made for John A. Colby of Concord, New Hampshire, and bearing his initials, the central oval depicts the emblem of New Hampshire as adopted by the State Legislature in 1785; it depicts an unmasted ship upon its stocks in a shipyard, a rising sun on the horizon-all alluding to the growing prosperity and bright future of the Granite State in the new nation. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and although in restored condition, it would nevertheless be a rare and welcome addition to any American Market collection as only 53 pieces were made and examples are in the Winterthur Collection. See Schiffer, China for America, p 43. Circa 1790.

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.



American Market Sauceboat & Stand #5096 Sold

A very attractive form, this Chinese export porcelain stap-handled sauceboat with its original lozenge-shaped stand is handpainted in the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern and bearing the initial H. Made for the American market, with the possibility of being ordered for one of two services: either for John Hone (1764-1832) of New York, or John Dandridge Henley (1781-1835) of Virginia. Other than some wear to the enamels on the stand, the pieces are in very good condition, measuring 7″ across. Circa 1820.