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Best Quality Yongzheng Eggshell Tea Bowl and Saucer #6048 SOLD

A truly superb piece of Chinese export eggshell porcelain from one of the finest periods of production, this jewel-like tea bowl and saucer are masterfully potted and painted, decorated in famille rose enamels with a pheasant amongst flowering peony within a leaf-shaped reserve against a grisaille cellwork ground with finely rendered foliate details and border. The saucer 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowl 2 7/8″. Very, very faint lines to the bottom of the saucer, otherwise fantastic quality. Yongzheng period, circa 1730.  $3600.

Rare European Subject ‘Elements’ Plate SOLD

A fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Western market with a decidedly European subject matter, here rendered in famille rose enamels, is one of a set of four ‘Elements’ plates, this one representing Earth, and depicting Cybele accompanying three of the Four Seasons; Flora, Ceres and Bacchus, all in a chariot pulled by lions (which more resemble cartoon characters!), while cherubs frolic amongst nature’s bounty in a bucolic landscape. Measuring 9″in diameter. Circa 1740.   1 L shaped line  restored at the top rim of plate.   $3800

American Market Thomson Tureen and Stand #6053 Sold

An impressive and handsome Chinese export porcelain covered tureen and stand, made for the American market, with a Philadelphia connection; from a service having been ordered for Richard Renshaw Thomson, son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, and himself a one time American consul to Canton. Very finely hand-rendered sepia Fitzhugh with gilded handles and finial, and bearing Thomson’s monogram. Measuring 11″ tall x 14″ across, and in very good condition. Truly a centerpiece for any American market collection or table. Circa 1820.

American Market Thomson Sauce Tureen #6054 SOLD

A beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this piece, along with several others in our current collection, from a service of sepia Fitzhugh made for Richard Renshaw Thomson, son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, and one time American consul to Canton. With finely hand-rendered Fitzhugh pattern, bearing Thomson’s monogram, and with gilded handles and finial. Measuring 6″ tall x 7 1/4″ wide. Circa 1820.

Classic Orange Fitzhugh American Eagle Plate #6060 SOLD

A great example of Chinese export eagle decorated ware for the American market, this vibrant Orange Fitzhugh-patterned  7 3/4″ plate is centered with a fine rendition of the American eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States, supporting a striped shield, clutching the olive branch of peace and the arrows of war, the “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in his beak. Very good condition. Circa 1800-1810.

 

Very Fine Tobacco Leaf Teapot #6047 Sold

A great form in a very desirable pattern, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain teapot is decorated in famille rose enamels in the vibrant ‘Tobacco Leaf’ pattern. With only two chips to the underside of the cover, otherwise in great condition, this beautiful piece measures 6 1/4″ tall x 7 1/2″ across, and dates to circa 1760-1780.

Rare Green Fitzhugh Eagle Plate #6039

A rare and beautiful Chinese export porcelain plate made for the American market, centrally decorated with a nicely detailed sepia eagle, taken from the Great Seal of the United States, supporting a shield with the gilded initials AF, within a vibrant green Fitzhugh border.

Exquisite Transitional Period Ling Long Bowl #6036 SOLD

A mind-boggling tour-de-force of the potter’s art, this octagonal form Ling-Long or “Devil’s Work” bowl is fantastically decorated in underglaze blue with landscape roundels, alternating with roundels of precisely hand-cut latticework. In amazingly fine condition considering its age and delicacy, made in the Transitional period, circa 1740. A masterpiece to hold in one’s hand at 3 1/4″ across. Ex-Chait Collection.