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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fine example of the very well-known armorial Kerr-Martin service, this Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate bears the central design of an image of Hope with her anchor leaning against a large oval shield bearing the families’ arms, while reserves around the reticulated border contain images representing the Four Continents.
A very elegant pair of Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain 9″ plates, decorated in famille rose enamels, each centered with a noble arms surmounted by a coronet crest, the rims with beautifully shaded branches of flowering peony. Bearing the arms of Bouczo de Rongouet and identified in Lebel’s Armoires Francaises et Suisses sur la Porcelaine de Chine au XVIIIe Siecle, page 204. In good condition with only a slight re-touch to the gilding, and one with a very faint hairline to the reverse rim of one. Circa 1730.
A great rare form with a wonderful provenance, this superb Chinese export porcelain Transitional period blue and white barrel form wine pot is decorated with birds amongst flowering branches issuing from rockwork, the neck with a band of floral scrollwork, the cover decorated the same with lotus, the handle and spout with stylized clouds. The reverse marked with an underglaze blue fu mark, and bearing the sale label from Christie’s Amsterdam famous sale of “The Property of Captain M. Hatcher” from June, 1984. Measuring 7″ high and in very good condition considering it having survived a ship wreck. Mid-17th century.