A wonderful little Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot, decorated in famille rose enamels with an especially delicate rendering of a pheasant perched upon a rock amongst blousy blossoms of peonies, set upon a wonderful base of applied decoration in the form of a leafing vine with buds, the whole topped off with a scalloped, peony-strewn cover. A true confection, typical of the whimsical pieces that enthralled the buying public in Europe with their endless demand for all things exotic. Measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide. One minute flake to the cover’s scalloping, and a very small tip off one of the leaves, otherwise, very good condition with very good decoration. Circa 1730-1735.
Two especially fine Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped spoon trays, both decorated in famille rose enamels and exemplifying the exquisite quality and attention to detail typical of the Yongzheng period. #5098 is decorated with a cockerel, hen and their chicks amongst flowering peony and foliage within a simple gilded stripe border. # 5099 is finely painted with two pheasants amongst flowering branches within a gilded grapevine border. Both measuring 5″ x 3″ and in very good condition. Circa 1730. Priced individually.
A beautiful example of the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern, this fine reticulated basket and stand were made for the American market, centered with the monogram RF from a service made for Rodney Fisher of Philadelphia (1798-1863). Fisher served as unofficial United States consul in Canton from 1825-1827, returned home, and later made a second trip to China living in the hongs of Canton. The basket measuring 10 1/2″ long x 9″ wide. The basket with one handle restored, otherwise basket and stand are in very good condition. Fisher is discussed on page 185 of Philadelphia and the China Trade. Circa 1820-25.
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 very elegant Chinese export porcelain saucer dish made for the market bearing the conjoined arms of Jean-Charles de La Bistrate and his bride Anne -Marie Proli. Her father was a director of the Compagnie d’Ostende and after his death in 1733, his son continued many of his business affairs; it is most likely Ann-Marie’s brother who ordered the service as a wedding gift for his sister. Richly decorated and gilded with a central armorial within a jewel-like enameled diapered cavetto and an elaborate border around the rim of strapwork, foliate scrolls, shells and swags. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, and in good condition with only one small, faint rim line sealed. Circa 1735.
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