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Pair of Early Famille Rose Plates #6007

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain barbed edge plates, elaborately decorated in famille rose enamels with a central shaped medallion of peony and prunus against a swirling foliate blue ground, the cavetto with a ring of lotus, and the shaped rim repeating  the peony and lotus motif again against a blue ground. All richly enameled, “proud” of the surface. Illustrated in Williamson’s book on superlative examples of early famille rose.Very good condition, measuring 9″ in diameter, and dating to circa 1735-1745.

Pair of Crane Figures #6020

A very decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain figures of cranes perched against rockwork, measuring about 16″ tall, nicely modeled and elegant of form. Good condition. Late 19th/early 20th century.

 

American Market Carrington Plates #s 6012, 6013

Two very fine examples of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market with a direct association to one of the most prominent early New England China Traders. These plates are from a service made for Edward Carrington of Providence, Rhode Island (1775-1843). He was a hugely successful China Trade merchant, shipping magnate, and one time Consul to Canton from 1802-1810. His luxurious home still stands in Providence today, a testament to his status and wealth. Each plate measures 7 1/2″ in diameter and is centered with a patriotic American eagle with a halo of stars, the border elaborately decorated in a sepia and raspberry grapevine pattern. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 128. One plate with very minor rim flakes and a small line to the reverse rim sealed, otherwise fine condition. Circa 1805.  Priced individually.

Yongzheng Dutch Armorial Plate #6017

An exquisite example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Dutch market, this very fine armorial plate is from a service created for a marriage between the  De Neufville and De Wolff families. It is centered with an elaborately painted double arms within a jewel-like diapered cavetto, the outer rim decorated with various Chinese ‘precious objects’ and floral motifs and centered at the top with a family crest. The two families were very wealthy Mennonite silk merchants.  Measuring 9″ in diameter, and with two very minor flakes and and a glaze line to the reverse, otherwise in very fine condition. Illustrated and discussed in Kroes’ Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, page 126. Circa 1725-1730.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Teapot #6016

A charming Chinese export porcelain famille rose teapot, the lower half formed with a two registers of molded lotus petals below an encircling ring of applied gilded grapevines with  scampering squirrels, the cover of the pot as well lotus-molded, with applied grapevines and a squirrel finial. Typical of the whimsical designs that were so enormously popular in the 1740s and 1750s that fed the European “china-mania”. Measuring 6 1/2″ across and 4 1/2″ high and with three body lines and a rim chip; the lines appear to go under the applied decoration which appears to be in rare, complete condition, and so, no restoration was attempted. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1740.

Yongzheng Tea Bowl & Saucer #6019 Sold

A fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng tea bowl and saucer, decorated with famille rose enameled floral decoration against a ribbed ground rendered en grisialle, most likely intended to imply a lotus blossom. Very finely potted as is typical of this period. The saucer measuring 4 1/4″ and with a very small rim chip restored, otherwise both pieces in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Yongzheng Blue & White Plate #6018

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period blue and white plate, decorated with a bird perched upon rockwork amongst flowering branches within a very meticulously rendered diapered cavetto, the outer rim with four groups of flowering branches. The quality of the glaze, the intensity of the the cobalt blue, and the sophistication of the painting are superlative.  Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter, in very good condition, dating to circa 1730.

Pair of Stag Hunting Plates #6006

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain plates of shaped form, decorated in famille rose enamels, and centered with a rare image of a stag being pursued through a landscape by two hunting dogs, the cavetto with a finely rendered scaled pattern contained by a gilded rococo border. The lightness and elegance of the rococo continues around a rim of  floral sprig reserves, alternating with polychrome and bianco-sopra-bianco renderings, all against a grisaille cellwork border.Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter, one plate with a Y-shaped line to the bottom, the other with a 1 1/2″ line to the rim, both with glaze fritting around the edges, otherwise good condition, the imagery and design quite lovely. Circa 1750-1760.

 

 

American Market Decatur Plate #6011

A Chinese export porcelain plate, made for the American market, from a service purportedly ordered for Stephen Decatur, naval hero of the War of 1812. Decorated in sepia and gilt and centered with the image of a ship under sail, the rim elegantly painted with a shell and seaweed border, most likely after English porcelain designs of the period. Measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter and other than a small rim chip restored, in very good condition. Circa 1815-1820.

Eggshell Tea bowl & Saucer #5090 Sold

An especially fine Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated in famille rose enamels with a butterfly amongst blossoming peonies, (an emblem of nobility and wealth, the “Queen of the Flowers”), all within a minutely rendered gilded foliate border encircled by pink diapering. The saucer measuring 4 5/8″ in diameter, a minute rim flake to the cup restored, otherwise superb quality and condition. Circa 1730.