A very unusual form, this Chinese export porcelain covered dish, or ecuelle, was almost certainly modeled after a European silver form of the period, especially with its shaped handles resembling a porringer, but is decorated with thoroughly Chinese motifs of flowering peony and prunus, in lush famille verte enamels. Condition: a 4″ line to the base sealed and a small chip to the knop color filled, remarkably, the handles intact. 9 3/4″ across. Circa 1700-1710. $3800.
A charming Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer, finely painted in the well-known Rockefeller pattern with Mandarin scenes against a scrolling, foliate, gilded ground, even the secondary bits of decoration-small landscape reserves and vignettes of birds amongst branches-are rendered with the same attention to detail. The central scene on the saucer is especially engaging with the gamboling attendant with a basket of food! The saucer 5 1/2″ in diameter, the cup 2 3/4″ tall. Three short rim lines sealed to the reverse of the saucer; the cup with re-touch to the gilding, otherwise good condition. Circa 179
Another interesting example from our collection of Chinese export porcelain in the much sought-after Rockefeller pattern. Known for its amazing quality of well-painted unique scenes and highly detailed borders and fine gilding, this piece was part of a special ordered service and a roundel was centered at the top of the reticulated border just in case a nobleman wanted his coats-of-arms painted included. Measuring 7 5/8″ in diameter, and in very good condition with the hand-cut reticulation all in good order. Circa 1795.
A very lovely Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate in the well-known Rockefeller pattern with the usual high quality decoration that one expects from these special order pieces. Each scene is always unique and highly detailed (note the cat playing with a butterfly), and with elaborate borders and gilding. Measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of a small rim chip restored, the hand-cut reticulation, amazingly, all still intact. Circa 1795..
An especially lovely Japanese porcelain tea pot, the melon-form body with segmented panels decorated in the Kakiemon style with a flowering prunus stretching across one side and flowers issuing from rockwork on the other, the prunus motif continuing on the cover. Measuring 6″ x 4″. Very good condition. The cover with some slight crazing and a perfect fit. Late 17th/early 18th century.
A fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate, decorated in the Rockefeller Pattern with a central Mandarin scene depicting a boy with a broom within the courtyard of a Chinese house, set within a purple diapered cavetto, the border well-reticulated and edged with a narrow band of scrolling gilded decoration with minute landscape reserves. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with only the slightest stacking wear. Circa 1795. $2,200.00