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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 Sold

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.


Extremely Rare Spanish Colonial Armorial #7026

A rather rare Chinese export armorial made for the Spanish Colonial market and of highly unusual form, this trefoil form serving dish is centered with the Arms of Domingo Ignacio de Lardizabal y Arza (1731-1812). He resided in Cadiz, Spain where is was registered as a merchant. He then emigrated to New Spain where he served as Captain of the Militias in Mexico City and was made Knight of the Order of Santiago in 1766. This service most likely made after that date as it incorporates the cross of the Order behind the armorial. Measuring 10″ x 12″, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1785. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection.

Extremely Rare Canadian Armorial Plate #7025

A very rare Chinese export porcelain plate made for the Canadian market, centered with the arms of a Canadian trading company. The armorial design features a central shield with images of the four sources of wealth of the Canadian trade: whale, fish, beaver and mink, with human supporters in the form of Britannia  with a ship’s mast, a cornucopia at her feet, and the “noble savage” of the wilderness with his bow, arrows, beaver, and a black bear, the crest rendered as a globe surmounted by a trading ship. All within diapered and spearhead borders in underglaze blue. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition. Discussed and illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, Page 715. Circa 1795.


Group of Six Rockefeller Pattern Plates-SOLD

A very impressive group of 9 1/2″ Chinese export porcelain dinner plates in the famous Rockefeller pattern, each finely decorated with a central Mandarin scene within hand-painted diapered cavettos and richly gilded borders, all with reserves of  highly detailed miniature scenes of landscapes and birds of amongst flowering branches. This was some of the best bespoke Chinese export porcelain available at the time and two centuries has hardly diminished its desirability as a service in this pattern recently fetched a million dollars at Christies New York. These plates are all in good condition and date to circa 1795.  Priced individually.

Sauce Tureen with Boston/Fanueil Provenance #6085

A fine Chinese export porcelain covered sauce tureen and stand decorated in underglaze blue with a rather rare landscape view, and with each piece also bearing a small armorial crest of a lion rampant. The crest derives from an English family into which Mary Fanueil Bethunes married and the service descended in the Fanueil family. She was a descendant of the famous Fanueil family of Boston, prominent merchants of Huguenot descent and creators of the well-known Fanueil Hall which still stands as a centerpiece of Boston’s downtown. The unusual decoration is discussed in Ayers’ China for the West, Vol. II, page 546 where the rather singular rendering of the large thatched structure is conjectured to be an actual building taken from a drawing, perhaps someplace along the Pearl River in the environs of Canton. Measuring approximately 8″ long, the piece is in very good condition. It includes a second sauce tureen and stand, which is damaged, but presents well to form as pair. Circa 1790.   #3800.00

Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte Plates #7032

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plates, decorated in famille verte enamels with a central scene of a phoenix flying over  flowering branches of peony, encircled within a peony decorated cavetto and an outer diapered border with reserves of koi and crayfish. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and with only the slightest wear to the gilding of one peony blossom, otherwise very good condition with exuberant decoration. Circa 1700-1720.

$1250. each



Fine Rockefeller Pattern Reticulated Tray #404 SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated undertray or stand, finely hand-painted in the well-known Rockefeller pattern, centered with a charming scene of a Mandarin lady seated on her very elegant and well-appointed terrace with her children and attendants. The attention to detail is always amazing when one thinks that these lavish dinner services were quite extensive and no two scenes are ever alike. Measuring 9″ x 10″ and in very good condition. Circa 1795.     $2600.

Beautifully carved Carved Screens #7003 Sold

A very finely carved pair of diminutive Chinese export table screens, each elaborately carved stand supporting an equally well-made frame inset with a thin stone panel or ‘dreamstone’. Traditionally used in scholars’ studios, the stone panels especially chosen to resemble landscapes for contemplation and inspiration. Measuring 10″ x 6″, both with minor restorations to the woodwork, one with a very small line to the corner of one stone, otherwise good condition and ready to inspire. Late 19th century.

Very Fine Pair of Daoguang Period Bowls # #6094

A truly special pair of Chinese export porcelain mark and period bowls from the Daoguang period (1821-1850). Each 6 5/8″ diameter bowl with a scalloped rim and beautiful turquoise interior, the exteriors each with finely painted Mandarin scenes within roundels against rich ground of flowers, fruits and butterflies in jewe-like enamels with a striking apple green ground. Just superb quality and in very good condition.