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Rare Monogrammed Mandarin Plate #6008

A fine Chinese export porcelain plate decorated with a central Mandarin scene of figures on a terrace within an unusual border of small white blossoms against deep overglaze blue ground, the reverse with a rare gilded monogram of the original owner. Seldom were the services inscribed on the reverse as this example was. Measuring 8″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1820.  $575.

 

Yongzheng ‘Kitten’ Teapot #6044

A charming Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot and cream jug, lavishly decorated in famille rose enamels, with roundels depicting a garden stool and table with a a profusion of peony blossoms, beneath which reclines a white kitten, all against a densely worked ground with a variety of meticulously rendered diapering and scrolling foliate decoration, the cover as richly enameled and surmounted by a gilded foo lion. A very small area on the teapot possibly re-painted with line sealed beneath, otherwise very good condition and superb decoration. The teapot 5″ tall x 6 1/2″, the cream jug 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. Priced as a set. Circa 1735.  $4900.

 

 

 

Very Fine Yongzheng Teapot & Creamer #6051

Typifying the refinement of the Yongzheng period, this lovely Chinese export porcelain teapot and covered creamer are beautifully painted with elegant scenes of a man and a lady conversing in a landscape along with an attendant, delicate foliate gilded borders and flowering branches on the covers completing the design. The teapot measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6 1/4″ wide, the creamer 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Both in very good condition with the exception of some minor glaze loss on the creamer handle. Priced individually. Circa 1730.

 

Thomson American Market Sepia Fitzhugh #6056

large and impressive Chinese export porcelain oval warming dish, finely hand-painted in the sepia Fitzhugh pattern and bearing a central roundel with the initials RRT for Richard Renshaw Thomson (1799-1824). Thomson was the son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, Edward Thomson, serving as an agent on his father’s behalf, as well as American consul in Canton. Several services for this family exist and they are discussed in Philadelphia and the China Trade, pages 152-153. Accompanying this fine dish is a cover from one of those other services bearing the initials of a Richard’s brother, John Renshaw Thomson, who also served in Canton as consul, appointed by President Monroe. Both pieces are  in very good condition with only slight wear. Measuring 11 1/4″ x 16″.

 

 

 

 

 

Elegant Pair of Yongzheng ‘Quail’ Soup Plates #6050

A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates decorated in famille rose enamels, centered with a scene of a pair of quail beneath branches of flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum, the rim painted with further flowering branches and bamboo in biano sopra bianco. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of two chips to the reverse of one plate which does not detract from its presentation. Circa 1735.

Pair of Mandarin Plates #6065

A very attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain plates each decorated with finely detailed Mandarin scenes of figures in landscapes, all within colorfully enameled double borders of flowers, butterflies and lotus. Each measuring 8″ in diameter; one with a glaze line to the reverse which does not show through to the front, otherwise both in fine condition. Circa 1820.

 

Large Qianlong Famille Rose Teapot #6042

A very large and rare Chinese export porcelain teapot in the form of a classic wine pot with a molded and ribbed octagonal form body and conforming cover, decorated in famille rose enamels with a flowering branch on each panel of the pot’s body, a rare design we have not seen before, and with a wonderfully detailed dragon’s head spout and foo lion finial. The dramatic size almost suggests a punch pot. In very good condition with only the end of the lion’s tail missing, otherwise, a great form and bearing an old Elinor Gordon collection sticker, as well as her price tag of $5,950.00.  8 1/2″ tall x 9 1/4″ wide. Circa 1750.  $2200.

Pair of Rockefeller Dinner Plates # 106, 78 SOLD

A very attractive pair of Chinese export porcelain 9 3/4″ dinner plates finely decorated in the Rockefeller pattern with hand-rendered scenes of Mandarin life; one a detailed image of a lady and attendant in a rather rich interior, the other, of a scholar peering from his window at a fisherman and wood-gatherers, all within rich gilded borders. Very good condition. Circa 1795.

Rare 14″ Armorial Punch Bowl #6045

 

We are delighted to offer this rather rare, recently discovered Chinese export porcelain armorial punch bowl. The exterior a finely painted with Mandarin scenes, while the bottom of the interior is centered with a large and lavish armorial for the arms of Home quartering Pepdie with Landell in pretence beneath an earl’s coronet and with the lion supporters of the Earl of Home. Most likely made for William, the 8th Earl of Home who died in 1761.

This armorial is related to a grisaille service illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 350, but to our knowledge there are no known examples of this full scale arms with the coronet and lions on the market. We are very grateful to Angela Howard of Heirloom and Howard who helped us identify this armorial and bring it to light.

The condition is good, with only three rim lines consolidated, some wear to the interior spearhead border, and the enamels slightly refreshed on the fantastic coat-of-arms. Beautiful large-scale Mandarin scenes with landscapes surrounding the exterior in vibrant famille rose enamels. 14″ in diameter. Circa 1750-1760.

 

 

Pair of Rockefeller Cups and Saucers #240, 243, 219, 228

A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain handled cups and saucers, decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern with detailed vignettes of Mandarin life against an elaborate gilded ground-as much attention was lavished on the smaller pieces of this service as was on the grandest serving pieces. One saucer with a line, otherwise, good condition. Saucers measuring 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cups 2 1/2″ tall. Circa 1795.