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Very Fine Arms of New York 7 1/2″ Plate

A very fine example of the one of the several variations of this pattern, this fine Chinese export porcelain plate was part of a service made for the American market, patriotically bearing the Arms of the State of New York, all within an overglaze blue and gilt grapevine border. Tiny rim chip and associated line restored, otherwise very good condition. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1800-1810.

 

Rare and Unusual Kangxi Blanc-de-Chine 6 1/4″ Bowl #7056

A rather rare Chinese Blanc-de-Chine porcelain bowl molded with a band of figures of birds amongst grapevines above a lower register of swirled gardooning. Measuring 6 1/4″ in diameter and in very good condition. Bearing a Franzero Collection sticker as well as an old Chait Galleries sticker from New York. Kangxi period, 1662-1722.

 

Very Fine Mandarin Oval Platter

A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval platter decorated in famille rose enamels with a highly detailed scene of what appears to be a Mandarin warrior being dressed in his armor by an elegant lady, who is also in armor, while their attendants and standard bearers  await with their horses. The surrounding border is equally colorful and animated with butterflies amongst gourds and melons and scrolling gilded vines. Measuring 8 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ and in very good condition. Circa 1810-1820.

Fine Yongzheng Tea Bowl and Saucer #7056

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.

Exquisite Diminutve Scholar’s Screens

A fine pair of Chinese hardwood scholar’s screens of diminutive size, each with an elaborately carved stand fitted with a slide out panel with a ‘Dream Stone’. These thin slices of polished stone were meant to be a source of inspiration and contemplation as their natural colorings and striations were meant to resemble landscapes. Each measuring approximately 10″ x 6″ x 4″. One corner of one stone with a line, one small burled panel cracked, and several joints of the stands re-glued, otherwise good condition and a unusual diminutive size, perfect for your tabletop contemplations. Early 20th century.

 

 

Rare 9 3/4″ Raspberry Fitzhugh Plate #6093

A very fine example of Chinese export porcelain in the rare Raspberry Fitzhugh pattern. Very well hand-painted and centered with a gilded roundel depicting a scene of a horse and cart in a country landscape along with an elegant scrolling gilded vine motif encircling the cavetto. Very good condition. Circa 1800-1820.

 

Mark and Period PAIR of Daoguang Saucer Dishes #7037

A very refined pair of Chinese export mark and period Daoguang saucer dishes, decorated in underglaze blue with central designs of stylized lotus amongst swirling foliate vines. Superb potting and glaze and in very good condition with the exception of one very small rim chip restored to one. 7 3/4″ in diameter. Circa 1821-1850.

Pair of Fine Yongzheng Period French Armorial Plates #5085

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.

Four Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Plates #7040

A great set of four Chines export porcelain 9″ dinner plates, decorated in a riot of color in the Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf pattern. This exuberant pattern is very finely enameled and detailed with highlights of gilding. Minor frits and chips to the reverse , otherwise very good condition and a rich, visual delight! Circa 1800. $875. each

 

 

Charming Kangxi Frog Form Water Dropper #7038

Decorated in a rich green glaze, this Kangxi period frog water dropper would have adorned a scholar’s desk. As he used the water to mix the ink for his calligraphy a scholar would certainly have been as amused by the personality of this little amphibian as we are today. The frog was a symbol of good luck, and as he lives in the water he would certainly be an appropriate figure to dispense water-which he cleverly does from the hollow stem of the lotus on his back. Measuring 5″ across and in good condition. Circa 1700. (possibily later)