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Fine Mandarin Cachepot and Stand #5067 Sold

A very lovely and very usable Chinese export porcelain cachepot and stand decorated in famille rose enamels with colorful Mandarin scenes, the rims with small blossoms and foliage. In very good condition and rare to have one with it’s stand. The cachepot measuring 5 1/8″  in diameter, and 4 1/4″ tall with its stand. Displays an orchid beautifully. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

PAIR of Famille Rose 11″ Plates #5060 SOLD

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.

10 1/2″ Rockefeller Basket & Stand #SOLD

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.

 

10 1/2″ Rockefeller Basket & Stand #397SOLD

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.

Famille Verte Chocolate Pot #5051 SOLD

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.

Fine Sepia Fitzhugh 7 3/4″ Plate #5057 Sold

An exceptionally well-painted Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in a rich dark sepia in the Fitzhugh pattern. From a special order service, superbly monogrammed within the central roundel, the original owner’s initials,as yet, to be identified. With two very minor rim chips, and two very short lines to the reverse restored, otherwise in good condition. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter. Circa 1810.

Fantastic Kangxi Fish-Form Salt #5056Sold

A wonderful whimsy, this Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period salt is decorated in underglaze blue and modeled in the form of a fish raised upon a fluted pedestal base. The comparatively small well for the salt speaks to the expense and importance in the period of this today commonplace seasoning. Measuring 2 1/2″ tall x 3 1/2″ across. Star crack to the salt well sealed, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1690.

PhiladelphiA Market Handled Cup #5047 Sold

A very rare Chinese export porcelain small handled cup or ‘coffee can’ as they were referred to in the period, made for the American market, from a service ordered for Samuel Chew for his home at Cliveden outside of Philadelphia. Very unusual for Chinese export, the form and decoration in a Neo-Grecian style with a brilliant (and difficult to achieve) yellow ground showcasing classical figures rendered in sepia, the borders and handle highlighted with gilding. This would have been at the very forefront of fashion in 1805 and beautifully illustrates the wealth and style of Federal period Philadelphia. Measuring 2 3/4″ tall, with two early, ill-conceived, “restored” chips in-filled with solder, and a 2″ line to the glaze, all easily remedied. A fantastic piece for any American market collector!

 

Rockefeller Lozenge-Shaped Dishes Sold #376,377

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain shaped lozenge-form dishes in the famous Rockefeller pattern, finely decorated with Mandarin scenes, landscape vignettes and gilded scrolling foliate ground. Some of the finest quality special order export wares being made at the time. Measuring 10 1/2″ across and in excellent condition. Circa 1795.

 

 

Kangxi Famille Verte Saucer Dish SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain saucer dish decorated in the famille verte palette with an elegantly simple scene of a lady seated upon a terrace at her desk with an attendant and her two small children. Unlike much famille verte which tends to have rather rich and exuberant decoration, this simple scene is shown off to great effect by the white space of the lovely Kangxi porcelain, then all encircled with a verte border of flowering branches. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter with only a small line sealed, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1690.