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American Market Ship Tankard #7014 Sold

A rare decoration and a desirable size and form, this Chinese export porcelain strap handled tankard, made for the American market. It is very well painted with an image of a ship under full sail, proudly flying the colors of our new Republic. Measuring 5 1/4″ x 6″ and in very good condition.

American Market Ship-Decorated Cup #7027 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain handled cup, made for the American market, decorated with a ship flying two American flags. Undoubtedly part of a tea and coffee service ordered by a proud ship’s captain or supercargo involved in the early China Trade. Good condition, measuring 2 1/2″ tall, and dating to circa 1800.

 

 

American Market Ship-Decorated Covered Creamer #7023 Sold

Another fine piece of American market Chinese export porcelain recently acquired from a private collection, this elegant covered cream jug is well-decorated with a ship with its sailed furled proudly flying two American flags of the young Republic. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall and in very good condition with only minor re-touch to some glaze fritting on the cover. A fine example and elegant form. Circa 1800.

Eagle Decorated JOHN CALHOUN Plate #7023 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain plate made for the American market, decorated with a central motif of an American eagle, supporting  a striped shield and bearing the laurel branch of peace and the arrows of war, a banner in his beak inscribed E Pluribus Unum, under fifteen stars within a cloud border, all encircled within a finely rendered sepia vine border on a peach-colored ground. As well as being a very handsome piece of  its own, this generously sized dinner plate of 10″ is from a service made for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) a statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, and the seventh Vice-President of the United States from 1825-1832-from which period this piece most likely dates. One chip and three small lines restored, otherwise good condition, and a great version of an American eagle.

 

RARE Tea Caddy with Chinese Scenes #7034 Sold

A very rare instance of a 19th century Chinese export gilded and lacquered tea caddy with hand painted Chinese scenes-one view centered with a depiction of the famous Folly Fort on the Pearl River. Besides having these really charming Chinese views on all sides of the tea caddy, it is also just remarkable in that it is in such pristine condition; no major wear or lifting or splitting of the lacquer, the interior with its original pair of ornately decorated pewter canisters; and the interior lid centered with the original owner’s initials, the lock with its original key. Measuring 6″ x 11″ x 8″. Mid-19th century.

Fine Nanking Cut-Corner Bowl #7012c Sold

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain cut-corner bowl decorated in the Nanking pattern with charming Chinese riverscapes with pavilions and willows along the riverbanks in brilliant underglaze blue. Very good condition, 9 1/2″ square, circa 1800-1820.    $975.00

Fine Chinese Export Gilt Silver Tea Caddy #7001

Another elaborate and finely made Chinese export gilded silver mesh tea caddy (see our other Item #7000) with beautifully enameled flowering branches of prunus and song birds within shaped reserves alternating with prunus blossoms and inset hardstones. Note the detail of the filigreed wire around the cover and base. Measuring 6″ x 6″ and in good condition. Late 19th/early 20th century.   $1750.

 

 

 

 

 

Famille Verte Jue Form Wine Vessel #7009 Sold

A fine example of a Chinese Archaic bronze jue form wine vessel re- interpreted during the Kangxi reign in famille verte decorated biscuit porcelain, this charming diminutive piece is in remarkably good condition, fancifully decorated with mythical beasts, and supported upon three tusk-like feet issuing from open-mouthed figures! Measuring 3″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide with only a minute firing line to the interior. Circa 1700.

Charming Pair of Famille Verte Figures #6097 Sold

A very charming and whimsical pair of Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain figures decorated in famille verte enamels, their colorful robes with peony blossom and swirling cloud designs are as engaging as their rather impish expressions. Both raised upon a porcelain ‘stonework’ base and conforming custom made wooden stands. Measuring 10 1/2″ tall with the stand and with restoration to the heads and hands of each, as can be expected with such figures of this age, otherwise in good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.