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Eagle Decorated Platter-Philadelphia Market #7016

A very handsome Chinese export porcelain 13″ oval platter made for American market as it was part of an extensive service made for prominent Philadelphia merchant John Jacob Ridgway (1768-1843) who was American Consul to Antwerp in the early 19th century. Centered with an early version of the American eagle taken from the Great Seal of the United States, the platter has three lines and two chips restored, otherwise in good condition and displaying beautifully. Early 19th century.

 

RARE Adams of Braintree Teapot #7020

A fine Chinese export porcelain drum-shaped teapot with strap handles centered with a rare double heart motif and the gilded initials MA. From a service made for Mehitabel Adams (1760-1824), a member of the distinguished Adams family of Braintree, Massachusetts that provided our nation with some of its early patriots and presidents. To our knowledge, this charming double-heart motif is unique to this service of American market export. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall x 8″ wide. Illustrated and discussed in Elinor Gordon’s Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain, page 143. Circa 1800.

 

 

Rhode Island HOPE Cup and Saucer #7017

A charming and rare Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer made for the American market, decorated with Rhode Island’s symbol of Hope leaning upon her anchor within an ermine mantled shield-the epitome of  classical Federal period taste. The saucer measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 2 5/8″ tall. Both in very good condition and dating to circa 1795-1800. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection.

 

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.

Extremely fine Yongzheng Famille Rose Plate #7033

An especially finely decorated Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period plate, hand-painted in famille rose enamels with an extraordinary amount of skill and attention to detail, centered with a beautiful scene of an elegant lady seated upon a garden seat playing the guzheng, an ancient stringed instrument dating back to the Han Dynasty, behind her a cabinet filled with books and scholarly objects. This sense of refinement continues throughout the rest of the piece with beautifully detailed flowering branches of peony, reserves of koi and cockerels and a lavishly designed cavetto with grisaille diapering overlaid with an iron red and gilded scrolling vine. No effort was spared in creating this lovely object. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Great Form Rockefeller Lozenge-Shaped Dish #357

A great example of the iconic Rockefeller pattern within a wonderful form, this Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped dish is richly decorated with all the fine scenes and detailing for which this desirable pattern is so well known. Measuring 7″ x 10″ and in very good condition. Circa 1795.

18th Century Mandarin Punch Bowl #7011c

A lovely Chinese export porcelain 10″ punch bowl hand-painted with beautifully detailed Mandarin scenes within scrolled gilded rococo-style borders, all against a finely rendered diapered ground. The diapering continues around the interior rim with a spearhead border, the bottom centered with fruits and flowers. In very good condition, dating to circa 1760-1770.

Kangxi Famille Verte Saucer Dish #6072

A very refined Kangxi period famille verte saucer dish decorated in the Chinese taste with flowering branches and butterflies, calligraphy and a seal mark. Nicely potted, measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter and in good condition with only a 1/4″ rim line and very minute frits. Circa 1700.

American Market Eagle Tea Bowl #7030

A wonderfully rendered American eagle modeled from the Great Seal of the United States centers this charming Chinese export porcelain tea bowl made for the American market of the Federal period. The reverse side of the bowl is decorated with a blue and gold roundel  inscribed with the gilded monogram TAB-undoubtedly the patriotic first owner of this teaset who ordered it-as yest unidentified. There is a line sealed, but otherwise this nice piece of early Americana is in good condition. 3 1/2 in diameter.  Circa 1795-1800.

 

Charming Child’s Tea Bowl & Saucer #6083

A charming Chinese export porcelain diminutive tea bowl and saucer from a child’s tea set of the period, the central scene depicting two small children going off to school as their mother watches from the doorway. The scene taken from a print of the period. The saucer measuring 3 3/4″ in diameter, the tea bowl 1 1/2″ in diameter. The tea bowl cup with three lines restored, the saucer in good condition. Winterthur possesses a complete set in this pattern. Circa 1785.