Another fine example from our collection of Chinese export porcelain in the Rockefeller pattern, this charming oval reticulated stand is centered with a finely rendered Mandarin scene, as well as detailed diapering, landscape and bird vignettes, hand-cut reticulation and the well-known gilded border of foliate scrollwork. A little work of art in itself, measuring 9″ across and in very good condition. Circa 1795.
What a tour-de-force of the potter’s art, all within the scope of these 3 1/2″ diameter bowls! Each Ling-Long, or aptly named “Devil’s Work” bowl has meticulously hand-cut panels of reticulation alternating with roundels decorated with individual scenes in underglaze blue. These treasures are made even more fascinating by the fact that they are part of the famous Hatcher Cargo which was excavated from the ocean floor where they had rested for over four centuries, part of a ship’s cargo that went down in 1640. Amazingly good condition. Chinese export porcelain, Transitional period, circa 1640.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated stand in the Rockefeller pattern, centered with a finely detailed Mandarin scene of a lady of quality seated upon a galleried terrace with her attendants and children, a rivers view beyond in the background. Other finely wrought attributes of this pattern evident in the meticulous landscape reserves and gilded scroll work border. In very good condition and measuring 10 1/4″ across by 9 1/4″. Circa 1795.
A wonderfully decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with barbed rims, richly enameled in famille rose, centered with a scene of two cockerels and a frog beneath a flowering branch with a huge peony blossom, the cavetto continuing the peony motif against a stippled light blue ground, all within a lusciously enameled border of prunus against a a pink “fish-eye” ground. The enamels all bright and proud of the surface. Both plates in very good condition with only very minor glaze fritting to the edges. Measuring 11″ in diameter. Circa 1745.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and stand in the famous Rockefeller pattern, the oval tray centered with a charming Mandarin scene unfolding on a garden terrace, with similar images in reserve against the hand-cut reticulated walls of the basket, and both pieces detailed with fine diapering, sepia landscape cartouches and gilded scrolling foliate borders. Of a generous size and presence, measuring 10 1/2″ across, and in very good condition. Some of the finest pieces of the China Trade from this period were created in this lavish pattern. Circa 1795.
The quality for which the Rockefeller pattern is so well known is clearly evident in this lovely Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and stand, finely decorated with Mandarin scenes and detailed sepia landscape cartouches within an edge bordered with meticulous gilded foliate scroll work. Of an impressive size, measuring 10 1/2″ across from gilded handle to handle. Very good condition. Circa 1795.
Of especially nice form, this pair of Chinese export octagonally-shaped teapots is decorated with panels of landscape views alternating with flowering peony branches beneath a lotus petal form collar, the paneled decoration continuing to the faceted domed cover. The pots’ diminutive 5″ size reflects the staggering cost of tea in this period and what a status symbol it was to serve it. The form almost certainly after silver shapes of the time. Both pieces in great condition, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.
An unusual form for this early a period, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain chocolate pot, with its spout and handle at right angles is whimsically decorated in bright famille verte enamels with sea creatures amongst roiling waves. Measuring 7 1/4″ tall, and in very good condition, with only a firing line to the cover, and dating to the Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.
An exceptionally well-painted Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in a rich dark sepia in the Fitzhugh pattern. From a special order service, superbly monogrammed within the central roundel, the original owner’s initials,as yet, to be identified. With two very minor rim chips, and two very short lines to the reverse restored, otherwise in good condition. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter. Circa 1810.
Two very lovely Chinese export porcelain plates in the Rockefeller pattern from our superlative collection now in stock featuring the fascinatingly detailed scenes of everyday life within the rich and elaborately gilded borders for which these tablewares are so well known. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter ($2,700.00) and 7 3/4″ ($2,400.00) and in very good condition. Circa 1795.