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Pronk Doctors Visit Chocolate Pot #4036

Pronk Chocolate Pot

An extremely rare and very desirable form decorated with a scene of “The Doctors Visit” by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk in delicate famille rose enamels and highlighted by finely chased silver mounts. Pronk’s designs are so highly sought after because they represent a rare instance in the history of the China Trade where we have a known Western Design source for Export porcelain; his designs having been specifically commissioned by the Dutch East India Company.


Ruby Ground Cup And Saucer #4108 SOLD

Ruby Ground Teabowl & Saucer

An extremely fine Yongzheng period ruby ground tea bowl and saucer decorated with an unfurled scroll depicting a landscape and flowering prunus branches all against the much sought after ruby ground. Circa 1735. Excellent condition.


Chestnut Basket #4082

Superb Chestnut Basket

A finely reticulated covered Chinese Export porcelain chestnut basket on a raised pedestal foot and with double strap handles. Decorated with a rare use of overglaze blue and gilding. Exceptional condition, circa 1800, approx. 8-1/2 inches tall. Illustrated in Choice of the Private Trader page 139.


Pair of Chinese Imari Teapots #4185 SOLD

A rare pair of Chinese Imari octagonal form teapots, most likely after an early 18th century silver form.  Measuring 5″ tall and 6″ handle to spout.  In very good condition, always great to have a matched pair, dating to circa 1720.

Maitland Dinner Service #4208 SOLD

Maitland Dinner Service

A fine Chinese Export porcelain armorial dinner service made for the English market.  Bearing the Arms of Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839), a noted statesman and politician and very controversial social and political critic of his time.  He criticized the clergy, condemned slavery and was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution.  Motto translates to “Wisdom and Courage”.

Each piece of this service is decorated with the Maitland coat of arms with an underglaze blue and gilded Nanking-style spear head border.  Circa 1790.  See Howards Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol II p.563.

Service Comprises:

  • One 12″ covered strap handled soup tureen and undertrays
  • Pair of 7 -1/2″ covered strap-handled sauce tureens and understrays
  • Pair of 16″ octagonal rectangular platters
  • Pair of 10-1/2″ shaped covered serving dishes with ring handled covers
  • Pair of 7-1/2″ scalloped edge sauce boats with leaf-shaped undertrays
  • Pair of Trencher salts
  • One 17″ octagonal rectangular platter (restored)
  • Four 6″ octagonal berry dishes
  • Twelve 9-1/2″ octagonal dinner plates
  • Ten 9-1/2″ octagonal soup plates

Note: not all plates and soups pictured.