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Yongzheng Dutch Armorial Plate #6017

An exquisite example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Dutch market, this very fine armorial plate is from a service created for a marriage between the  De Neufville and De Wolff families. It is centered with an elaborately painted double arms within a jewel-like diapered cavetto, the outer rim decorated with various Chinese ‘precious objects’ and floral motifs and centered at the top with a family crest. The two families were very wealthy Mennonite silk merchants.  Measuring 9″ in diameter, and with two very minor flakes and and a glaze line to the reverse, otherwise in very fine condition. Illustrated and discussed in Kroes’ Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, page 126. Circa 1725-1730.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4407 Pair European Market Teabowls and Saucers

A very fine Chinese export porcelain teabowl and saucer decorated for the European market in famille rose enamels with flowers known and grown in the West; sprays of parrot tulip, dianthus and roses float upon a background of thinly potted, beautiful, white porcelain. In excellent condition, the saucer measuring 4 3/4 ” in diameter. Circa 1760. One of a pair available.

 

 

 

Green Fitzhugh 6 3/8″ American Eagle Plate #6039 SOLD

A very finely painted Chinese export porcelain 6 3/8″ plate made for the American market, vibrantly decorated in the Green Fitzhugh pattern and centered with an image of a spread eagle, based upon an early image of the Great Seal of the United States. The symbolic bird bears the E Pluribus Unum scroll in its beak, as well as supporting a shield inscribed with the gilded initials of the plate’s first owner, as yet unidentified. With a line to the reverse rim and some rim roughness restored, otherwise good condition with no restoration to the image of the eagle. Circa 1820.

 

 

 

 

Group of Tower Armorials #3902 1 remaining

Tower Armorials

Most likely made for Thomas, of Weald Hall, Essex Trustee for the Colony of Georgia. One of three services made for this family. Yongzheng, Circa 1730. See CAP vol. I – pg. 170 – 8-7/8 inches in diameter. Cup and saucer sold.

 

Charming Famille Verte Figure of a Macaw #5042

A wonderful Chinese export porcelain figure of a macaw perched on rockwork and meticulously detailed in famille verte enamels. Measuring 8″ tall and with minor restoration to his tail, otherwise very good condition. Great modeling and personality. Late 19th/early 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Kangxi Bowl with Presidential Provenance #7228 sold

A strikingly fine Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain blue and white molded bowl with a barbed edge, with a luminous glaze over the intensely cobalt blue decoration depicting a dragon chasing the flaming pearl above a lower register of lotus petal panels each individually painted with waves and foliate decoration, The interior just as interesting with a carp rising from the waves a cloud emanating from his mouth containing another dragon image, the rim border continuing the wave and floral motif of the exterior panels. Measuring 8″ in diameter and in good condition with a professional restoration to a U-shaped piece out of the rim with a short associated line. Circa 1690 and with a history of ownership by President Herbert Hoover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charming Mandarin Covered Baluster Vases #7210c

A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain garniture vases of baluster form with foo-lion covers, decorated with famille rose enamels depicting panels of Mandarin scenes against a ground of flowers, fruits and butterflies within floral gilded ground borders. Measuring 7 3/4″ tall, and with one cover restored, otherwise, very good condition. Circa 1820.

 

 

Fine 15″ Yongzheng Dutch Armorial #4492

Of impressive size and fine decoration, this Yongzheng armorial charger is painted in the famille rose palette that was just being developed about the time this service was ordered by Daniel Tuineman the Younger on a trip to China in 1732-33. The elaborate central armorial quite possibly includes a play on words as the Dutch word for “fence” sounds similar to the surname of this family; hence the gladiator figure standing in a fenced arena. The diapering in the cavetto, and the grisaille and gilded flowering branches, in reserve against the grisaille cellwork border, all display the quality so typical of the Yongzheng period. 15 1/4″ in diameter. Some minor surface abrasion and very small lines sealed in the rim, otherwise great condition. Circa 1732-33. Discussed in Kroes’ Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, page 151.

 

 

 

Large Qianlong Famille Rose Teapot #6042

A very large and rare Chinese export porcelain teapot in the form of a classic wine pot with a molded and ribbed octagonal form body and conforming cover, decorated in famille rose enamels with a flowering branch on each panel of the pot’s body, a rare design we have not seen before, and with a wonderfully detailed dragon’s head spout and foo lion finial. The dramatic size almost suggests a punch pot. In very good condition with only the end of the lion’s tail missing, otherwise, a great form and bearing an old Elinor Gordon collection sticker, as well as her price tag of $5,950.00.  8 1/2″ tall x 9 1/4″ wide. Circa 1750.  $2200.