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Impressive Pair of Rockefeller Pattern Serving Dishes #341, 341.

A spectacular pair of Chinese export porcelain covered serving dishes, with their original liners, brilliantly decorated in the famous Rockefeller pattern, with fine famille rose Mandarin scenes, along with sepia landscape vignettes, all against a rich, meticulously rendered gilded foliate ground. In very good condition, and of impressive size and presence, measuring 6 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 10″.  Circa 1795.

 

Classic Hunt Bowl #6027 Sold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain 12″ punch bowl decorated in famille rose enamels with various views of a fox hunt running through a landscape. The interior is centered with an image of a hunter pounding across the turf. The images almost certainly taken from sporting prints of the period.  Bowls of this type were imported into England, as well as the American mid-Atlantic states where an English aristocratic lifestyle and its pursuits were emulated. Measuring 12″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of a 3 1/4″ line sealed. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Fine Mark & Period Kangxi Bowl #6003 Sold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period flared rim bowl, thinly potted and beautifully decorated in underglaze blue with vignettes of  courtly scenes, the rim with latticed decoration, and the interior with a charming scene of boys playing ball. The reverse with a six character mark within a double ring. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1690.

   

Yongzheng Famille Rose Chargers #6025 Sold

A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period famille rose chargers decorated with a figure of Lan Tsai Ho, “the mountebank of the Eight Chinese Immortals”. She comes in many guises, often posing as a wandering minstrel, denouncing this fleeting life and its delusive pleasures. The basket of flowers she carries is full of plants associated with longevity. Here she floats on a leaf, centering two fine 14″ diameter chargers, the cavettos bordered with pink and green diapered panels, the outer rims with branches of flowering peony. One with a line sealed and enamels freshened, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1735.

      

Rare “Sample” Cup & Saucer #6010 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain coffee can and saucer, variously decorated with different types of border designs, obviously intended as a “sample” to demonstrate to customers in the West the capabilities of , and styles available from, the Chinese decorators in Canton. Interesting to note that the patterns being offered are mostly European in style. The saucer measuring 5 1/4″ in diameter and with two small rim pieces out re-stuck along with three small rim chips, all restored, otherwise, both pieces in good condition. Similar example at Historic Deerfield. Circa 1800-1820.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Teapot #6016 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain famille rose teapot, the lower half formed with a two registers of molded lotus petals below an encircling ring of applied gilded grapevines with  scampering squirrels, the cover of the pot as well lotus-molded, with applied grapevines and a squirrel finial. Typical of the whimsical designs that were so enormously popular in the 1740s and 1750s that fed the European “china-mania”. Measuring 6 1/2″ across and 4 1/2″ high and with three body lines and a rim chip; the lines appear to go under the applied decoration which appears to be in rare, complete condition, and so, no restoration was attempted. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1740.

Yongzheng Tea Bowl & Saucer #6019 Sold

A fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng tea bowl and saucer, decorated with famille rose enameled floral decoration against a ribbed ground rendered en grisialle, most likely intended to imply a lotus blossom. Very finely potted as is typical of this period. The saucer measuring 4 1/4″ and with a very small rim chip restored, otherwise both pieces in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Famille Rose Octagonal Tea Bowl and Saucer #5091 SOLD

A delightful Chinese export porcelain octagonal form tea bowl and saucer decorated in famille rose enamels with white and yellow blossoms amongst peonies. A colorful and animated presence despite its small size, the saucer measuring 3 3/4″ across and in very good condition. Circa 1740-1750.

Very Fine Yongzheng Tea Pot #5089 Sold

A wonderful little Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot, decorated in famille rose enamels with an especially delicate rendering of a pheasant perched upon a rock amongst blousy blossoms of peonies, set upon a wonderful base of applied decoration in the form of a leafing vine with buds, the whole topped off with a scalloped, peony-strewn cover. A true confection, typical of the whimsical pieces that enthralled the buying public in Europe with their endless demand for all things exotic. Measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide. One minute flake to the cover’s scalloping, and a very small tip off one of the leaves, otherwise, very good condition with very good decoration. Circa 1730-1735.

Eggshell Tea bowl & Saucer #5090 Sold

An especially fine Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer, decorated in famille rose enamels with a butterfly amongst blossoming peonies, (an emblem of nobility and wealth, the “Queen of the Flowers”), all within a minutely rendered gilded foliate border encircled by pink diapering. The saucer measuring 4 5/8″ in diameter, a minute rim flake to the cup restored, otherwise superb quality and condition. Circa 1730.