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Spanish Colonial Armorial #7026 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export armorial made for the Spanish Colonial market and of highly unusual form, this trefoil form serving dish is centered with the Arms of Domingo Ignacio de Lardizabal y Arza (1731-1812). He resided in Cadiz, Spain where is was registered as a merchant. He then emigrated to New Spain where he served as Captain of the Militias in Mexico City and was made Knight of the Order of Santiago in 1766. This service most likely made after that date as it incorporates the cross of the Order behind the armorial. Measuring 10″ x 12″, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1785. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection.

American Market Ship-Decorated Cup #7027 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain handled cup, made for the American market, decorated with a ship flying two American flags. Undoubtedly part of a tea and coffee service ordered by a proud ship’s captain or supercargo involved in the early China Trade. Good condition, measuring 2 1/2″ tall, and dating to circa 1800.

 

 

American Market Ship-Decorated Covered Creamer #7023 Sold

Another fine piece of American market Chinese export porcelain recently acquired from a private collection, this elegant covered cream jug is well-decorated with a ship with its sailed furled proudly flying two American flags of the young Republic. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall and in very good condition with only minor re-touch to some glaze fritting on the cover. A fine example and elegant form. Circa 1800.

Eagle Decorated JOHN CALHOUN Plate #7023 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain plate made for the American market, decorated with a central motif of an American eagle, supporting  a striped shield and bearing the laurel branch of peace and the arrows of war, a banner in his beak inscribed E Pluribus Unum, under fifteen stars within a cloud border, all encircled within a finely rendered sepia vine border on a peach-colored ground. As well as being a very handsome piece of  its own, this generously sized dinner plate of 10″ is from a service made for John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) a statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, and the seventh Vice-President of the United States from 1825-1832-from which period this piece most likely dates. One chip and three small lines restored, otherwise good condition, and a great version of an American eagle.

 

Group of Six Rockefeller Pattern Plates-SOLD

A very impressive group of 9 1/2″ Chinese export porcelain dinner plates in the famous Rockefeller pattern, each finely decorated with a central Mandarin scene within hand-painted diapered cavettos and richly gilded borders, all with reserves of  highly detailed miniature scenes of landscapes and birds of amongst flowering branches. This was some of the best bespoke Chinese export porcelain available at the time and two centuries has hardly diminished its desirability as a service in this pattern recently fetched a million dollars at Christies New York. These plates are all in good condition and date to circa 1795.  Priced individually.

RARE Tea Caddy with Chinese Scenes #7034 Sold

A very rare instance of a 19th century Chinese export gilded and lacquered tea caddy with hand painted Chinese scenes-one view centered with a depiction of the famous Folly Fort on the Pearl River. Besides having these really charming Chinese views on all sides of the tea caddy, it is also just remarkable in that it is in such pristine condition; no major wear or lifting or splitting of the lacquer, the interior with its original pair of ornately decorated pewter canisters; and the interior lid centered with the original owner’s initials, the lock with its original key. Measuring 6″ x 11″ x 8″. Mid-19th century.

Fine Nanking Cut-Corner Bowl #7012c Sold

A very attractive Chinese export porcelain cut-corner bowl decorated in the Nanking pattern with charming Chinese riverscapes with pavilions and willows along the riverbanks in brilliant underglaze blue. Very good condition, 9 1/2″ square, circa 1800-1820.    $975.00

Fine Rockefeller Pattern Reticulated Tray #404 SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated undertray or stand, finely hand-painted in the well-known Rockefeller pattern, centered with a charming scene of a Mandarin lady seated on her very elegant and well-appointed terrace with her children and attendants. The attention to detail is always amazing when one thinks that these lavish dinner services were quite extensive and no two scenes are ever alike. Measuring 9″ x 10″ and in very good condition. Circa 1795.     $2600.

Beautifully carved Carved Screens #7003 Sold

A very finely carved pair of diminutive Chinese export table screens, each elaborately carved stand supporting an equally well-made frame inset with a thin stone panel or ‘dreamstone’. Traditionally used in scholars’ studios, the stone panels especially chosen to resemble landscapes for contemplation and inspiration. Measuring 10″ x 6″, both with minor restorations to the woodwork, one with a very small line to the corner of one stone, otherwise good condition and ready to inspire. Late 19th century.