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Thomson American Market Sepia Fitzhugh #6056

A large and impressive Chinese export porcelain oval warming dish, finely hand-painted in the sepia Fitzhugh pattern and bearing a central roundel with the initials RRT for Richard Renshaw Thomson (1799-1824). Thomson was the son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, Edward Thomson, serving as an agent on his father’s behalf, as well as American consul in Canton. Several services for this family exist and they are discussed in Philadelphia and the China Trade, pages 152-153. This large warming dish is in very good condition with only slight wear to the outer border. Measuring 11 1/4″ x 16″. Also available to the buyer if they want it, as a bonus,  is an appropriate cover for this piece, in sepia Fitzhugh, but bearing the monogram from one of the other Thomson services. Circa 1820.

Very Fine Tobacco Leaf Teapot #6047

A great form in a very desirable pattern, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain teapot is decorated in famille rose enamels in the vibrant ‘Tobacco Leaf’ pattern. With only two chips to the underside of the cover, otherwise in great condition, this beautiful piece measures 6 1/4″ tall x 7 1/2″ across, and dates to circa 1760-1780.

Elegant Pair of Yongzheng ‘Quail’ Soup Plates #6050

A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates decorated in famille rose enamels, centered with a scene of a pair of quail beneath branches of flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, the rim painted with further flowering branches and bamboo in biano sopra bianco. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of two chips to the reverse of one plate which does not detract from its presentation. Circa 1735.

Pair of Mandarin Plates #6065

A very attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain plates each decorated with finely detailed Mandarin scenes of figures in landscapes, all within colorfully enameled double borders of flowers, butterflies and lotus. Each measuring 8″ in diameter; one with a glaze line to the reverse which does not show through to the front, otherwise both in fine condition. Circa 1820.

 

Large Qianlong Famille Rose Teapot #6042

A very large and rare Chinese export porcelain teapot in the form of a classic wine pot with a molded and ribbed octagonal form body and conforming cover, decorated in famille rose enamels with a flowering branch on each panel of the pot’s body, a rare design we have not seen before, and with a wonderfully detailed dragon’s head spout and foo lion finial. The dramatic size almost suggests a punch pot. In very good condition with only the end of the lion’s tail missing, otherwise, a great form and bearing an old Elinor Gordon collection sticker, as well as her price tag of $5,950.00.  8 1/2″ tall x 9 1/4″ wide. Circa 1750.  $2200.

Pair of Rockefeller Dinner Plates # 106, 78

A very attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain 9 3/4″ dinner plates finely decorated in the Rockefeller pattern with hand-rendered scenes of Mandarin life; one a detailed image of a lady and attendant in a rather rich interior, the other, of a scholar peering from his window at a fisherman and wood-gatherers, all within rich gilded borders. Very good condition. Circa 1795.

Rare 14″ Armorial Punch Bowl #6045

 

We are delighted to offer this rather rare, recently discovered Chinese export porcelain armorial punch bowl. The exterior a finely painted with Mandarin scenes, while the bottom of the interior is centered with a large and lavish armorial for the arms of Home quartering Pepdie with Landell in pretence beneath an earl’s coronet and with the lion supporters of the Earl of Home. Most likely made for William, the 8th Earl of Home who died in 1761.

This armorial is related to a grisaille service illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 350, but to our knowledge there are no known examples of this full scale arms with the coronet and lions on the market. We are very grateful to Angela Howard of Heirloom and Howard who helped us identify this armorial and bring it to light.

The condition is good, with only three rim lines consolidated, some wear to the interior spearhead border, and the enamels slightly refreshed on the fantastic coat-of-arms. Beautiful large-scale Mandarin scenes with landscapes surrounding the exterior in vibrant famille rose enamels. 14″ in diameter. Circa 1750-1760.

 

 

Pair of Rockefeller Cups and Saucers #240, 243, 219, 228

A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain handled cups and saucers, decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern with detailed vignettes of Mandarin life against an elaborate gilded ground-as much attention was lavished on the smaller pieces of this service as was on the grandest serving pieces. One saucer with a line, otherwise, good condition. Saucers measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cups 2 1/2″ tall. Circa 1795.

Rockefeller Pattern Oval Reticulated Tray #338

A fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated tray decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern with a very finely rendered central scene of a scholar and his attendants alongside a waterfall, with some quite fantastical rockwork. Measuring 8″ x 10″,  in very good condition, and dating to circa 1795.