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Brilliant Blue and White Pair of Kangxi Vases #7036

A really handsome pair of ovoid form covered Kangxi period porcelain vases, decorated in a brilliant underglaze blue with lotus and peony designs within lappet borders at both the shoulder and foot of each vase. The condition is as fine as the quality of the decoration and glaze. Measuring 9″ tall and dating to circa 1690.

American Market Pair of MORGAN Plates #7055

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain 7 1/2″ plates made for the American Market and bears the Arms of Morgan, from a service made for John Morgan of Hartford, CT. Carried back on the ship the Empress of China upon which Morgan’s nephew was ship’s carpenter. Very good condition. Circa 1784. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 48.

RARE European Subject/Chinese Interior Plate #7047

A beautifully decorated Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in famille rose enamels with a rather rare scene of a European family within a Chinese interior. It must be cocktail hour as a gentleman offers  his wife a drink while their child clutches at his mother’s skirts frightened by a small lap dog coming into the room, a room with Chinese architectural features and furnishings. The charming domestic scene within a  quatrefoil cartouche surrounded by a scrolling border in the Meissen style. It even comes with a ‘granny note’ attached to the reverse-with a history of descent in the Cushing family of Newburyport, MA, and retailed through Shreve Crump & Low at some point in its history.  Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Illustrated in Hervouet’s La Porcelaine Des Compagnies Des Indes A Decors Occidental. Circa 1755.

 

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 Hold

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.

 

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.

Rockefeller Lozenge-Shaped Dish #357 SOLD

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.