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Impressive Pair of Rockefeller Pattern Serving Dishes #341, 341.

A spectacular pair of Chinese export porcelain covered serving dishes, with their original liners, brilliantly decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern, with fine famille rose Mandarin scenes, along with sepia landscape vignettes, all against a rich, meticulously rendered gilded foliate ground. In very good condition, and of impressive size and presence, measuring 6 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 10″.  Circa 1795.

 

Yongzheng Teabowl & Saucer #6028 Sold

A very finely potted and decorated Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teabowl and saucer, of shaped form, painted in a delicate famille rose palette with images of boaters, fishermen, and water fowl, the water strewn with rose-colored petals. The saucer measuring 5 1/8″ in diameter, the teabowl 3 1/2″, and in very fine condition with an ex-Chait Collection provenance. Fantastic quality as can be expected from this period. Circa 1730.

Classic Hunt Bowl #6027

A very fine Chinese export porcelain 12″ punch bowl decorated in famille rose enamels with various views of a fox hunt running through a landscape. The interior is centered with an image of a hunter pounding across the turf. The images almost certainly taken from sporting prints of the period.  Bowls of this type were imported into England, as well as the American mid-Atlantic states where an English aristocratic lifestyle and its pursuits were emulated. Measuring 12″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of a 3 1/4″ line sealed. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Fine Mark & Period Kangxi Bowl #6003 Hold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period flared rim bowl, thinly potted and beautifully decorated in underglaze blue with vignettes of  courtly scenes, the rim with latticed decoration, and the interior with a charming scene of boys playing ball. The reverse with a six character mark within a double ring. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1690.

   

Yongzheng Famille Rose Chargers #6025 Sold

A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period famille rose chargers decorated with a figure of Lan Tsai Ho, “the mountebank of the Eight Chinese Immortals”. She comes in many guises, often posing as a wandering minstrel, denouncing this fleeting life and its delusive pleasures. The basket of flowers she carries is full of plants associated with longevity. Here she floats on a leaf, centering two fine 14″ diameter chargers, the cavettos bordered with pink and green diapered panels, the outer rims with branches of flowering peony. One with a line sealed and enamels freshened, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1735.

      

Very rare Hanging Baskets #6022 Hold

A pair of extremely rare survivors, this pair of beautifully reticulated Chinese export hanging baskets are decorated in soft famille rose enamels and gilding and still have their original reticulated porcelain hanging chains and yokes! A true tour-de-force of the potter’s craft, these Qianlong period baskets remain in remarkably good condition with only one of the gilded hooks restored and one of the chain links made-up, otherwise all in good order, and with their own custom display stands. Measuring 11 1/4″ without the stand and approximately 4 1/8″ in diameter.  18th century.

 

Rare Large Transitional Vase #6021

A fine Chinese export porcelain Transitional period garlic necked vase of unusually large size, decorated in underglaze blue with scenes of scholars and their attendants within a landscape. Measuring an impressive 16 1/2″ tall, and in remarkably good condition. Circa 1640.

Cockerel Wine Pot #4982

An especially charming and whimsical Chinese export porcelain wine pot in the form of a cockerel, brilliantly enameled, with his striped tail feathers forming the handle. Measuring 6 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ and with restoration to the feet, beak and nozzle, otherwise good condition and a rare form. First half of the 18th century.

 

 

Blanc de Chine Figure of Adam #6005

A very rare Chinese export porcelain Dehua blanc de chine figure of a standing male, variously called either a ‘slave’  or a ‘figure of  Adam’. There is also a female version described as ‘Eve’. Figures such as these were popular with Europeans who became interested in various cultures and their costumes (or lack thereof) as colonial expansion moved around the globe. A similar example is in the Peabody Essex Museum, and are mentioned in the 1721 inventory of  Augustus the Strong. Illustrated and discussed in Howard and Ayers’ China for the West, page 93.  Measuring 9″ tall, with very minor chips to the back of the base and a faint glaze line going down the middle of the back, otherwise very good condition. Kangxi, circa 1700-1720.

Rare “Sample” Cup & Saucer #6010 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain coffee can and saucer, variously decorated with different types of border designs, obviously intended as a “sample” to demonstrate to customers in the West the capabilities of , and styles available from, the Chinese decorators in Canton. Interesting to note that the patterns being offered are mostly European in style. The saucer measuring 5 1/4″ in diameter and with two small rim pieces out re-stuck along with three small rim chips, all restored, otherwise, both pieces in good condition. Similar example at Historic Deerfield. Circa 1800-1820.