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Fine Yongzheng Tea Bowl and Saucer #7056 SOLD

A wonderfully painted Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period tea bowl and saucer, masterfully decorated in famille rose enamels with an exuberant mass of flowers issuing from a European style urn-shaped vase. Possibly taken from a European image of a still life? Either way, a superb job of decorating. The saucer approximately measuring 3 1/2″ in diameter . Very minor fritting on saucer.  Circa 1730.

Yongzheng ‘Yang Family Warriors’ Plate #6067 SOLD

A fine Chinese export porcelain plate, decorated in the famille rose palette, and in the Chinese taste, featuring a scene from the legend of the Yang Family Warriors-“The General’s Visit”. The story basically tells of a great warrior clan whose men were all killed in battle, and, in a great show of duty and patriotism, the women of the clan took the places of their fallen kin-here illustrated, the women mounted on their horses riding out as a visiting general waves his fan in recognition of their great sense of duty and honor. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1730. SOLD

Fine PAIR of 6 1/2″ Tobacco Leaf Plates #7006 SOLD

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge plates richly decorated in famille rose enamels in the famous Tobacco Leaf pattern, noted for it’s exuberant and colorful foliate decoration. Measuring 6 1/2″ in diameter, with a star crack to the reverse of one plate sealed and slight stacking wear to both, but otherwise in good condition. Circa 1760-1780. SOLD

 

Spoon Trays # 5098;#5099 Sold

Two especially fine Chinese export porcelain lozenge-shaped spoon trays, both decorated in famille rose enamels and exemplifying the exquisite quality and attention to detail typical of the Yongzheng period. #5098 is decorated with a cockerel, hen and their chicks amongst flowering peony and foliage within a simple gilded stripe border. # 5099 is finely painted with two pheasants amongst flowering branches within a gilded grapevine border. Both measuring 5″ x 3″ and in very good condition. Circa 1730. Priced individually.


 

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.

Extremely Rare Late Ming/Transitional Period ‘Eight Immortals’ Covered Bowl #7068

An especially rare and very fine Chinese porcelain covered bowl, decorated in underglaze blue with landscape scenes, and most unusually, with biscuit figures in pairs around the exterior of the vessel, each grouping representing two of the eight Daoist Immortals with their attributes, the cover painted with peasants in a landscape, surmounted by a foo lion finial. This is really a remarkable tour-de-force of the potter’s art and a rare survivor-a similar example in the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Measuring 7″across x 7″ high, the piece is in rather good condition given its age and fragility; restoration to the biscuit figures as would be expected, and the foo lion finial a masterfully sculpted replacement of the original, the bowl and cover themselves in very good order. Circa 1625-1640.

 

 

 

Pair of Fine Yongzheng Period French Armorial Plates #5085

A very elegant pair of Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain 9″ plates, decorated in famille rose enamels, each centered with a noble arms surmounted by a coronet crest, the rims with beautifully shaded branches of flowering peony. Bearing the arms of Bouczo de Rongouet and identified in Lebel’s Armoires Francaises et Suisses sur la Porcelaine de Chine au XVIIIe Siecle, page 204. In good condition with only a slight re-touch to the gilding, and one with a very faint hairline to the reverse rim of one. Circa 1730.

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.

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

Rare 14″ Armorial Punch Bowl #6045 sold

 

We are delighted to offer this rather rare, recently discovered Chinese export porcelain armorial punch bowl. The exterior a finely painted with Mandarin scenes, while the bottom of the interior is centered with a large and lavish armorial for the arms of Home quartering Pepdie with Landell in pretence beneath an earl’s coronet and with the lion supporters of the Earl of Home. Most likely made for William, the 8th Earl of Home who died in 1761.

This armorial is related to a grisaille service illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 350, but to our knowledge there are no known examples of this full scale arms with the coronet and lions on the market. We are very grateful to Angela Howard of Heirloom and Howard who helped us identify this armorial and bring it to light.

The condition is good, with only three rim lines consolidated, some wear to the interior spearhead border, and the enamels slightly refreshed on the fantastic coat-of-arms. Beautiful large-scale Mandarin scenes with landscapes surrounding the exterior in vibrant famille rose enamels. 14″ in diameter. Circa 1750-1760.