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Famille Verte Jue Form Wine Vessel #7009 Sold

A fine example of a Chinese Archaic bronze jue form wine vessel re- interpreted during the Kangxi reign in famille verte decorated biscuit porcelain, this charming diminutive piece is in remarkably good condition, fancifully decorated with mythical beasts, and supported upon three tusk-like feet issuing from open-mouthed figures! Measuring 3″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide with only a minute firing line to the interior. Circa 1700.

Charming Pair of Famille Verte Figures #6097 Sold

A very charming and whimsical pair of Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain figures decorated in famille verte enamels, their colorful robes with peony blossom and swirling cloud designs are as engaging as their rather impish expressions. Both raised upon a porcelain ‘stonework’ base and conforming custom made wooden stands. Measuring 10 1/2″ tall with the stand and with restoration to the heads and hands of each, as can be expected with such figures of this age, otherwise in good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.








Goldsborough of Maryland #6086 Sold

One of the most elegant Chinese export porcelain armorial services made for the American market, this pair of fluted rim plates is centered at the top of each rim with the Arms of Goldsborough, a great Maryland family whose prominent members included a lawyer and member of the Continental Congress, a Federalist governor of Maryland and a naval officer. The service is beautifully painted in famille rose enamels with central scenes of courtly Mandarin ladies taking their leisure on garden terraces, the elaborate borders with raspberry diapering, gilded reserves and exotic birds amongst branches and bamboo. Measuring 7 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1800-1815.

Fine Pair of Armorial Crested Plates #6038 SOLD

A very handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal form dinner plates, hand-painted in a brilliant undeglaze blue with a classic Chinese landscape within a diapered cavetto with floral reserves, the rim with exquisitely rendered flowering sprigs and branches, the top centered with a family’s armorial crest of a seated hound. This pair obviously once part of a noble’s extensive dinner service, most likely the Arms of Proctor, the quality of the potting, the glaze and the meticulous painting suggest a date earlier rather than later in the 18th century. Measuring 8 3/4″ across, and in excellent condition. Illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 128. Circa 1740.

Very fine Kangxi Silver-Mounted Jar #6089 SOLD

A lovely Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period jar, decorated in underglaze blue with ‘Long Elizas’, three courtly ladies taking their leisure, strolling and drinking tea in a garden, surmounted with a richly wrought silver mount collar and cover with foliate and scroll decoration, most likely of 19th century Dutch origin. Measuring 6 1/4″ tall and in very good condition. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection. Circa 1690.

 

Rare Pair of Orange Fitzhugh Eagle-Decorated Plates #6084 SOLD

A classic example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this striking pair of hand-painted Orange Fitzhugh-patterned plates are centered with a finely rendered example of the American eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States. Each eagle supporting an inscribed shield bearing the monogram of the patriotic original owner of this service, now, unfortunately, unknown. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with only two minute rim frits to one plate. Circa 1820.

 

 

Chinese Imari Teapot #6095

A charming Chinese export porcelain footed teapot decorated in the Imari palette with flowering branches of peony, and crabstock handle and spout. Measuring 5 1/4″ tall and 7″ wide. Small glaze line to top of the handle, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1730. $600.00

 

 

 

Fine Kangxi Famille Verte Plate #6073 SOLD

A beautiful Chinese export porcelain 8 1/2″ plate painted in the famille verte palette with a central scene of kingfishers amongst flowering branches of peony, the outer border with  further flowering branches against a stippled ground with reserves of insects amongst plants and grasses. Very good condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.

RARE Hatcher Cargo Wine Pot #6078 Sold

A great rare form with a wonderful provenance, this superb Chinese export porcelain Transitional period blue and white barrel form wine pot is decorated with birds amongst flowering branches issuing from rockwork, the neck with a band of floral scrollwork, the cover decorated the same with lotus, the handle and spout with stylized clouds. The reverse marked with an underglaze blue fu mark, and bearing the sale label from Christie’s Amsterdam famous sale of “The Property of Captain M. Hatcher” from June, 1984.  Measuring 7″ high and in very good condition considering it having survived a ship wreck. Mid-17th century.

Sepia Fitzhugh American Market Cider Jug #6074 SOLD

A great desirable form made for the American market, this especially attractive strap-handled cider jug is meticulously hand-rendered in the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern, bearing an inscribed roundel under the spout bearing the initial “H”for HONE. From a service  made for John Hone II on the occasion of his marriage to Marie Antoinette Kane in 1818. The family’s history is fully discussed in New York and the China Trade, page 116. Restoration to a chip to the rim of the cover, otherwise, very good condition with a foo lion finial with great detail and personality-a piece of sculpture in miniature. 10 1/2″ tall. Circa 1820.