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Beautiful Pair of Kangxi 6 1/2″ Plates with Chengua Mark #7270 SOLD

A very finely rendered pair of Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain plates bearing a Chengua mark, decorated in underglaze blue with a central dragon motif within an outer wave border decorated with prunus blossoms, the reverse just as beautifully decorated with a scrolling stylized lotus border within a ‘penciled’ ruyi rim, the central mark within two circles.  Measuring 6 1/2″ in diameter, and in very good condition.




Elegant Yongzheng Pheasant Plate #7206

An especially beautiful Chinese export porcelain plate beautifully painted with two pheasants perched on rockwork amongst flowering branches of peony and prunus, the outer border positively dripping with heavy-laden vines and branches of multi-colored grapes with jewel-like enamels sitting proud of the surface.  Traditionally the golden pheasant is symbolic in Chinese culture of beauty , good fortune and refinement and is often used on rank badges to signify nobility.    Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. (some stacking wear retouched) Yongzheng period, circa 1730-1735.

Very Beautiful Yongzheng Period: the ‘Arms of Frederick’ Saucer Dishes #7263B (Sold singly)

An exemplary pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period saucer dishes from a bespoke armorial service made for the English market, bearing the Arms of the of Frederick, Baronets of Westminster. Measuring 8 3/4″ in diameter and in good condition with only an inch-long line to one dish from the rim, otherwise superlative decoration and great form from a much-sought-after period of porcelain production. Discussed and illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 202 and with a provenance going back to the beginning of the 20th century with the Century House in London, preeminent antiques dealers who catered to the leading collectors of the day. Circa 1724.

Great Pair of Yongzheng Period Armorial Soup Plates: The Arms of Savage #7262. (sold individually)

Another fine pair of Chinese export porcelain armorial pieces from our collection, here,a handsome pair of finely decorated 8 3/4″ soup plates made for the English market and bearing the Arms of Savage.  Technically, it is Savage impaling another family, but the second clan remain unidentified at this point. Regardless, the service demonstrates the rich detail and fine quality of the Yongzheng period. Very good condition. Discussed and illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 205. Circa 1724.

Great Yongzheng Period Cockerel Plate #7264

A very fine  Yongzheng, Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in famille rose enamels with a classic design from this period depicting a cockerel perched upon rockwork amongst flowering peonies. The fine potting, rich glaze, and vibrant enamels which sit proud of the surface are typical of the quality of porcelain produced during this period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in excellent condition. Circa 1735.

Fine Pair of Blanc-de-Chine Libation Cups #7075

A beautifully molded pair of Chinese export porcelain blanc-de-chine libation cups each simply modeled with a sprig of prunus in relief and raised upon a naturalistic tree root base. Very fine, buttery glaze, one minute rim frit to one, otherwise very good condition. Measuring 3″ wide x 2″ tall. 17th century.  pr. $750



Fine Kangxi Famille Verte Plate #7224 SOLD

A very lovely Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plate decorated in famille verte enamels with an elegantly balanced central design of lotus (the symbol of purity) issuing from the water, the rim with peonies and bamboo leaves on a stippled green ground alternating with floral sprig reserves. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.


Pair Palace Ware Plates #7251 Sold

A really brilliant pair of Chinese export porcelain plates in the ‘Palace Ware’ pattern, decorated in famille rose enamels with a central Mandarin scene depicting the famous scholar and calligrapher, Wang Xizhi at his desk on a garden terrace with an attendant and a visitor presenting a goose.  As the ancient story goes, the calligrapher thought the gestures and motions of a goose’s feet could give him endless inspiration to improve the ways of handling his writing brush. The supplicant offers the scholar the goose and asks in exchange a piece of Taoist calligraphy which he receives. The entire finely detailed scene is only equaled by the meticulously hand-rendered gilded diapered border with cloud reserves of sepia landscapes. This was some of the best quality export one could order at this period, circa 1795. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition.