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Qianlong Figural Candleholders #5058

A fine and rare couple of Chinese export porcelain figural candleholders fashioned in the form or court ladies each holding a lotus blossom, richly decorated in vibrant famille rose enamels, their lavish flowing robes designed with auspicious bats amongst clouds and peony blossoms  against a prunus and cracked ice ground, both ladies with capes of exotic peacock feathers. Figures such as these fed the European mania for all things Chinese and exotic and would have been part of any rich and fashionable interior of the time. Measuring 12″ tall and with restoration to the hands and lotus blossoms of both, as well as some minor re-touch to the edges of one lady’s robes, otherwise in good condition. Mid-18th century.

 

13″ Kangxi Covered Vases #5061

A very impressive pair of 13″ Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period vases of ribbed form resting upon slightly flared bases, each decorated in underglaze blue with shaped reserves against a lattice ground, and each reserve featuring a flower representing one of the four seasons; lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus. The floral motif continues with peony and molded lotus petal bands around the neck, cover and base. Minor restoration to covers and necks of both vases, and the corner of one base, and some very minor glaze fritting as can be expected,  otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1690.

 

 

 

Very Fine Rockefeller Reticulated Stand #400

Another fine example from our collection of Chinese export porcelain in the Rockefeller pattern, this charming oval reticulated stand is centered with a finely rendered Mandarin scene, as well as detailed diapering, landscape and bird vignettes, hand-cut reticulation and the well-known gilded border of foliate scrollwork. A little work of art in itself, measuring 9″ across and in very good condition. Circa 1795.

Beautiful 10 1/4″ Rockefeller Reticulated Stand # 404

A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated stand in the Rockefeller pattern, centered with a finely detailed Mandarin scene of a lady of quality seated upon a galleried terrace with her attendants and children, a rivers view beyond in the background. Other finely wrought attributes of this pattern evident in the meticulous landscape reserves and gilded scroll work border. In very good condition and measuring 10 1/4″ across by 9 1/4″. Circa 1795.

Fine PAIR of Kangxi Imari Teapots #5050

Of especially nice form, this pair of Chinese export octagonally-shaped teapots is decorated with panels of landscape views alternating with flowering peony branches beneath a lotus petal form collar, the paneled decoration continuing to the faceted domed cover. The pots’ diminutive 5″ size reflects the staggering cost of tea in this period and what a status symbol it was to serve it. The form almost certainly after silver shapes of the time. Both pieces in great condition, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.

 

Fine Yongzheng Armorial 12 1/4″ Charger #5052

An outstanding example of the fine Yongzheng wares being produced and catering to the demands of the Western market, this handsome armorial charger is from a special order service made for a one time Lord Mayor of London. Bearing the elaborately detailed central arms of MERTINS impaling PECK, it is illustrated and discussed in the venerable tome by David Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, Page 213. In very good condition, 12 1/4″ in diameter and dating to circa 1725.

China Trade Floral Pith Painting #5053

Two very attractive Chinese export floral paintings on pith paper, custom mounted in a single frame with raw silk matting. All manner of flowers, remarkably rendered, in brilliant gouache in great detail. The pith paper, though fragile, was purposely used as it held the paint so beautifully as evidenced with these examples. Measuring 13″ x 8″ (images) and 37 1/2″ x 16″ overall. Some cracking to paper, otherwise beautiful colors and imagery. Circa 1840.

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 Plates #106 & #363

Two very lovely Chinese export porcelain plates in the Rockefeller pattern from our superlative collection now in stock featuring the fascinatingly detailed scenes of everyday life within the rich and elaborately gilded borders for which these tablewares are so well known. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter ($2,700.00) and 7 3/4″ ($2,400.00) and in very good condition. Circa 1795.

Very Fine Rockefeller Plates #132 & #390

Two outstanding Chinese export porcelain plates in the famous Rockefeller pattern with their superlatively detailed scenes and richly gilded borders. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter ($2,700.00) and 7 3/4″ ($2,400.00). In very good condition and dating to circa 1795.