A very rare example of Chinese export for the American Southern market, this beautifully rendered Sepia Fitzhugh pot de creme bears the arms of Gabriel Henry Manigault of Charleston, South Carolina, ordered by his brother, Charles Izard Manigault, while he was in the Far East 1817-1823. See Schiffer, China for America, page 56.
An especially fine Chinese export porcelain molded saucer dish with barbed edge,beautifully potted and glazed, decorated in underglaze blue and centered with a classic Chinese landscape deftly rendered with a lone figure pondering nature’s beauty, in the “Master of the Rocks” style. The fluid brushstrokes of the scene contrast with the controlled penciled decoration of the border; a finely entwined rim of lotus blossoms. The lotus theme continues on the reverse painted around the molded panels, encircling a central six-figure mark. Measuring 8″ in diameter.A few rim frits filled, two leading with lines into the well of the dish sealed, otherwise, good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1690.
Of rare and beautiful form, these Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period famille verte covered ewers are each centered with a teardrop medallion against a stippled green ground with scattered prunus blossoms, the flat covers each with a single blossom of peony. Most likely made for the Persian market, and if not, then almost certainly after a Persian metal form. Each approximately 6 1/2″ tall; one with re-spray at the base of the handle, the other with re-spray to the base of the spout, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1700.
A striking pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze iron red and gilding in the “Dame au Parasol” Pattern. Depicting a lady with her servant attending with a parasol, walking along the water’s edge and coming upon ducks amongst the rushes. The courtly lady and duck motif continued in reserves around the rim, while underglaze blue insects animate the border on the reverse. From a small group of designs commissioned for the Dutch East Company by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk to be painted upon Chinese porcelain, this is a rare instance where we know of an actual European design source for export wares. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of very minor rim fritting now restored. Circa 1740-1750.
An especially fine Chinese porcelain bowl, beautifully potted, glazed in ‘Imperial Yellow’ and incised with dragons amongst swirling crowds to the exterior, a band of waves encircling the foot. With a Daoguang mark in underglaze blue to the reverse (1821-1850). Measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition.
A very beautiful and quite impressive Chinese export porcelain rimmed serving platter and matching mazzarene from a service made for Thomas ap Catesby-Jones (1790-1858). He trained with Isaac Hull and Stephen Decatur at Norfolk, VA before embarking on an active career in the U.S. Navy-suppressing slave traders, piracy and smuggling, and commanding the Pacific Squadron in 1825,1842 and 1844. The elegant central cartouche is surmounted by an eagle’s head crest and bears the initials of Thomas and his wife Mary and all is edged by a rich grapevine border. Measuring 17″ x 14 1/2″ and in very good condition. Circa 1825.
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A beautiful Chinese export porcelain 8 1/2″ plate painted in the famille verte palette with a central scene of kingfishers amongst flowering branches of peony, the outer border with further flowering branches against a stippled ground with reserves of insects amongst plants and grasses. Very good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.