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Moses Brown Helmet Creamer SOLD #4224

Moses Brown Helmet Creamer

An especially interesting example of Chinese Export porcelain for the American Market, this handsome helmet creamer bears an eagle decoration based upon the first official seal of the United States as adopted in 1782.  The eagle matches one on a punch bowl ordered by Henry Smith, a supercargo on the ship, George Washington, which sailed to Canton in 1794.  Presumably he ordered the tea set when he ordered the punch bowl.  See Schiffer, China for America, pages 111-112.  5″ tall.  Handle reattached, otherwise very good condition.

#4224

Catherine the Great Plate #4218 SOLD

Catherine the Great Plate

From a Chinese Export service ordered for Catherine the Great of Russia (ruled 1762-1796), this dinner plate displays the double eagle of the Russian Imperial arms with a shield depicting St. George and the Dragon.  The meandering ribbon and floral border resembles one on a Wedgwood service also owned by Catherine, suggesting that she probably ordered this one through the English East India Company.  See Howard and Ayers, China for the West, page 455.  Circa 1780-90.

#4218

Set of Shell-Shaped Dishes #4211

Set of Famille Rose Leaf-Shaped Dishes

A rare set of three graduated Chinese Export Famille Rose leaf-shapedserving dishes with floral decoration after European taste.  Measuring 12 1/2″, 10 1/2″ and 9″ across. Excellent condition, with the exception of very, very minor rubbing to the enamels.  Circa 1770-1780.

#4211

Pair of Bough Pots #4226 SOLD

Rose Mandarin Bough Pots

Always a handsome and desirable form in Chinese Export, these fine bough pots are made even more exceptional by their high quality decoration and gilding and their especially superb condition.  Measuring 9″ tall and approximately 7″ square, and still with their original covers, they are beautifully painted with courtly Mandarin scenes and lavishly detailed floral borders against a gilded ground and fine, molded and gilded handles. Circa 1820.

#4226

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