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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautifully carved Carved Screens #7003 Sold

A very finely carved pair of diminutive Chinese export table screens, each elaborately carved stand supporting an equally well-made frame inset with a thin stone panel or ‘dreamstone’. Traditionally used in scholars’ studios, the stone panels especially chosen to resemble landscapes for contemplation and inspiration. Measuring 10″ x 6″, both with minor restorations to the woodwork, one with a very small line to the corner of one stone, otherwise good condition and ready to inspire. Late 19th century.

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.

Goldsborough of Maryland #6086 Sold

One of the most elegant Chinese export porcelain armorial services made for the American market, this pair of fluted rim plates is centered at the top of each rim with the Arms of Goldsborough, a great Maryland family whose prominent members included a lawyer and member of the Continental Congress, a Federalist governor of Maryland and a naval officer. The service is beautifully painted in famille rose enamels with central scenes of courtly Mandarin ladies taking their leisure on garden terraces, the elaborate borders with raspberry diapering, gilded reserves and exotic birds amongst branches and bamboo. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1800-1815.

Fine Pair of Armorial Crested Plates #6038 SOLD

A very handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal form dinner plates, hand-painted in a brilliant undeglaze blue with a classic Chinese landscape within a diapered cavetto with floral reserves, the rim with exquisitely rendered flowering sprigs and branches, the top centered with a family’s armorial crest of a seated hound. This pair obviously once part of a noble’s extensive dinner service, most likely the Arms of Proctor, the quality of the potting, the glaze and the meticulous painting suggest a date earlier rather than later in the 18th century. Measuring 8 3/4″ across, and in excellent condition. Illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 128. Circa 1740.

Very fine Kangxi Silver-Mounted Jar #6089 SOLD

A lovely Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period jar, decorated in underglaze blue with ‘Long Elizas’, three courtly ladies taking their leisure, strolling and drinking tea in a garden, surmounted with a richly wrought silver mount collar and cover with foliate and scroll decoration, most likely of 19th century Dutch origin. Measuring 6 1/4″ tall and in very good condition. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection. Circa 1690.

 

Rare Pair of Orange Fitzhugh Eagle-Decorated Plates #6084 SOLD

A classic example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this striking pair of hand-painted Orange Fitzhugh-patterned plates are centered with a finely rendered example of the American eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States. Each eagle supporting an inscribed shield bearing the monogram of the patriotic original owner of this service, now, unfortunately, unknown. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with only two minute rim frits to one plate. Circa 1820.

 

 

Very Fine Pair of Daoguang Period Bowls # #6094

A truly special pair of Chinese export porcelain mark and period bowls from the Daoguang period (1821-1850). Each 6 5/8″ diameter bowl with a scalloped rim and beautiful turquoise interior, the exteriors each with finely painted Mandarin scenes within roundels against rich ground of flowers, fruits and butterflies in jewe-like enamels with a striking apple green ground. Just superb quality and in very good condition.