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Ten Broeck Basket and Undertray #4233

Ten Broeck and Stuyvesant Basket and Undertray – A very fine charming chinese export reticulated basket and undertray for the american market decorated in famille rose enamels with central sheild and floral surrounding the gilt Dirck Ten Broeck and his wife Cornilia Stuyvesant. Circa 1785, tray 8 inches, basket 7-1/2 inches wide. New York and the China Trade pg 77.

#4233

 

Kangxi Charger #4161 SOLD

Kangxi Charger

A stunning 13-1/2″ Chinese Export charger painted with intense cobalt blues, so representative of the best quality Kangxi period porcelains. Decorated with a fascinating scene of a dancer performing for a royal or noble lady, accompanied by court musicians. Excellent condition and dating to circa 1690.

#4160

18th C. Mandarin Bowl #4164

Mandarin Punch Bowl

A particularly well painted 18th century Chinese Export bowl with rich color-saturated Mandarin scenes within gilded rococo cartouches against and iron red cell work ground. Note as well the interior with its exceptional decoration.

#4164

Maria Sibylla Merian Plate #4172

Maria Sibylla Botanical Plate

Depicting a moth, catapiller and favorite plants. Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. Her detailed observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly make her a significant, albeit not well known, contributor to entomology.

#4172

Famille Rose Tea Pot #4199 Sold

A very fine little Chinese Export Famille Rose molded teapot with peony decoration (the peony is revered by the Chinese as the “Queen of the Flowers”). Measuring 4 1/2″ tall and in very good condition, the enamels sitting proud of the surface, rich and bold, typical of the quality being produced at this time.  Late Yongzheng/early Qianlong, circa 1740.

#4199

Large Pair of Chinese Cockerels #4207 SOLD

A truly impressive pair of Chinese Export enameled porcelain cockerels each with iron red wattles and combs, their feathers depicted in brown, red, and blue, modeled atop black rockwork base, late 18th century. Great personality and a great size at 161/4 inches tall.

#4207

Yongzheng Tea Caddy #4220 SOLD

Yongzheng Tea Canister – A very charming baluster form Chinese Export famille rose covered tea canister with panels of flowering peonies against a ground of gilded diapering, all resting on a molded scrollwork base.  Measuring 5″ tall and in very good condition with the exception of one tiny piece of the scrolling base missing and a small glaze fill to finial.  Circa 1735.

Pair of Mandarin Soups #4113-2

Pair of Superb Mandarin Soup Plates – From a special order Chinese Export dinner service, these handsome soup plates are fascinating in their detail and color palette.  The central Mandarin scenes are all different, highly detailed, and rendered in sepia.  They reside within a complex border design of alternating panels depicting richly enameled dragons, Chinese peasants in a landscape, Mandarin ducks and sepia river views. Measuring 10″ in diameter, and in excellent condition, these fine pieces date to circa 1820.  Other examples of this extraordinary service are also available.

#4113

Yongzheng Plate #4230 SOLD

A truly lovely Chinese Export Yongzheng period plate decorated in a soft, sophisticated palette of early Famille Rose enamels; pinks, mint greens, and lavender, light blue and yellow help depict the central scene of a scholar riding upon a deer (the symbol of long life and wealth) with his attendant following with a pilgrim’s water gourd.  Measuring 9″ in diameter, very good condition with some re-touch to the diaper-work enamels.  Circa 1730.