Each centered with a scalloped roundel decorated with a strutting rooster, along with other floral-decorated roundels and butterflies, all within a pink cell work border, all in luscious famille rose enamels. Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in good condition with only possible retouch to some enamels, circa 1735. Only one shown.
One of the more unconventional designs for a Chinese export porcelain armorial service, this rare, early 14″ charger bears the Arms of Elwick of Middlesex centered within a very refined Chinese grisaille landscape within a cavetto of iron red and gilt cell diaper border reserved with blossoms and gilt pomegranates, the rim with a grisaille and gilt cell diaper ground with four gilt riverscape panels. This very finely produced service was made for John Elwick, who was a Director of the East India Company from 1713-1720. Measuring 14″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of three flakes to the reverse restored. Yongzheng period, circa 1730. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I. page 234.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain gu-form vase of hexagonal, molded shape with a shaped flaring rim, decorated in underglaze blue, the neck with four panels of flowers representing the four seasons; peony, chrysanthemum, lotus and prunus. The bulbous mid-section with reserves of peony against a latticework ground and the flaring base, also with peonies, rising from a band of lotus petals. A great form and a great presence at 12″ tall, with the usual restorations to one corner of the base and along the shaped rim, otherwise in good condition for a piece of such age. Kangxi period, circa 1690.
A rare and unusual form for this period, this fine pair of Chinese export porcelain tea bowls and saucers are thinly potted and very well-painted in famille rose enamels with Mandarin scenes all within very lush butterfly and floral borders accentuated by a rich gilded ground, the tea bowl interiors also decorated with floral sprigs and butterflies. Beautiful quality and condition, with the saucers measuring 5 3/4″ across. Circa 1810. $850. ea
A wonderfully decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with barbed rims, richly enameled in famille rose, centered with a scene of two cockerels and a frog beneath a flowering branch with a huge peony blossom, the cavetto continuing the peony motif against a stippled light blue ground, all within a lusciously enameled border of prunus against a a pink “fish-eye” ground. The enamels all bright and proud of the surface. Both plates in very good condition with only very minor glaze fritting to the edges. Measuring 11″ in diameter. Circa 1745.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and stand in the famous Rockefeller pattern, the oval tray centered with a charming Mandarin scene unfolding on a garden terrace, with similar images in reserve against the hand-cut reticulated walls of the basket, and both pieces detailed with fine diapering, sepia landscape cartouches and gilded scrolling foliate borders. Of a generous size and presence, measuring 10 1/2″ across, and in very good condition. Some of the finest pieces of the China Trade from this period were created in this lavish pattern. Circa 1795.
The quality for which the Rockefeller pattern is so well known is clearly evident in this lovely Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and stand, finely decorated with Mandarin scenes and detailed sepia landscape cartouches within an edge bordered with meticulous gilded foliate scroll work. Of an impressive size, measuring 10 1/2″ across from gilded handle to handle. Very good condition. Circa 1795.
An unusual form for this early a period, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain chocolate pot, with its spout and handle at right angles is whimsically decorated in bright famille verte enamels with sea creatures amongst roiling waves. Measuring 7 1/4″ tall, and in very good condition, with only a firing line to the cover, and dating to the Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.