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Stunning Pair Mandarin Bough Pots #5058

A wonderful form, these Chinese export porcelain bough pots with their original covers  are meticulously decorated with Mandarin scenes and landscape vignettes in reserve against a light peach ground overlaid with a gilded latticework with white enameled flower heads, gilded handles with palmette drops complete the design. Originally used to force bulbs and flowering branches, these lovely objects still make a dramatic statement on any chimney piece today. One corner to one base in need of some professional restoration and a chip to one handle, otherwise in good condition. Measuring 8 1/2″ tall x 6 1/2″ square and dating to circa 1790-1810.

 

 

Very Fine Rockefeller Lozenge-Shaped Dish #379

Another beautiful example from our stellar collection of Rockefeller patterned Chinese export porcelain, this brilliantly decorated shaped lozenge form serving dish is decorated with a very detailed Mandarin scene in famille rose enamels, with a border of sepia landscape vignettes in reserve against the famous scrolling gilded ground. Lovely quality and very good condition, measuring 9 1/2″ across and dating to circa 1795.

Superlative Pair of Kangxi Covered Jars #5045

A fantastic pair of Chinese export porcelain covered jars or potiches, decorated in a brilliant cobalt blue with alternating panels of baskets of flowers, antique objects, and scrolling lotus design on a beautiful white porcelain and glaze, all exemplifying the quality for which this dynasty is so well known. Measuring 6 1/2″ tall and  in very fine condition with only very minor frits and nibbles restored-no cracks, breaks or losses. Kangxi period, circa 1690.

Charming Kangxi Famille Verte Teapot #5048

A beautiful Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period teapot decorated in the famille verte palette with a imagery of the “Three Friends of Winter”, namely the prunus, bamboo and pine, along with a finely rendered phoenix, and kylin on the opposite side. Finely glazed, which is typical of the period, and with only a faint line to the base of the handle sealed, otherwise, in fine condition, and measuring approximately 4 1/2″ tall. Circa 1700.

 

 

Very Fine Kangxi Famille Jaune Ginger Jars #5043

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period Famille Jaune ginger jars, meticulously decorated with an overall scrolling foliate design on a soft yellow ground, each with a finely carved hardwood cover. The skill of the painting enhanced only by the ground color as yellow was a difficult color to fire in a kiln. Measuring 10″ tall and dating to circa 1700. Previously lamped, but now professionally restored, the bodies of the jars without any chips, breaks or lines and presenting beautifully. Formerly in the collections of Bernard Barouk and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Brilliant 18th Century Famille Rose Trios #5046

Absolutely lovely! This pair of Chinese export porcelain ‘trios’ are exquisitely decorated in famille rose enamels with elegant floral sprigs and edged with an entwined vine border, all finished with brilliant gilding. Typical of the spare and sophisticated decoration in vogue during the late 18th century. Composed of  5 1/2″ diameter saucer, a 3 1/2″ diameter tea bowl and a 2 1/2″ tall handled cup, all in amazingly good condition with virtually no wear. Circa 1785.   $375.00 ea

 

Charming Famille Verte Figure of a Macaw #5042

A wonderful Chinese export porcelain figure of a macaw perched on rockwork and meticulously detailed in famille verte enamels. Measuring 8″ tall and with minor restoration to his tail, otherwise very good condition. Great modeling and personality. Late 19th/early 20th century.

 

Rare Yongzheng Ruby Ground Plates ONE SOLD#5029

A very fine pair of Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain ruby ground plates, each centered with a leaf-shaped reserve decorated with a cockerel standing on a rock amongst flowering branches, the rims with smaller leaf reserves with flowering branch and bird and butterfly vignettes, all against a rich ruby enameled ground, a technically very difficult effect to achieve in a kiln firing. One in good condition,  1 with rim line consolidated, both presenting beautifully and measuring 9 7/8″ in diameter. Circa 1735-1740.

 

 

Impressive Qianlong Period Tureen #5038

A fine Chinese export porcelain covered tureen of rare and impressive size with a molded and shaped bombe form and robustly scrolling handles, decorated in underglaze blue with classic Chinese landscape scenes, the conforming cover with vignettes of flowering branches, all surmounted by a flower bouquet formed knop. Measuring 10″ x 19″ x 11″. A small curved line to the bottom interior edge, and some very minor glaze fritting along the edge of the cover, otherwise a beautiful and impressive centerpiece for any table or sideboard. Circa 1770-1780.

Fine Kangxi “Friends of Winter” Plates #5035

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain 9″ plates decorated in famille verte enamels and painted with a central image of the “Three Friends of Winter” featuring bamboo, pine and prunus, along with two other auspicious creatures; the crane and the deer. This design, very much in the Chinese taste, is then encircled by a lavish foliate and gilt detailed border. A line to each professionally sealed, and some glaze craquelure, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1700-1720. $3,200.00 the pair.