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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Fine Hanbury Armorial Plate #4954

A very finely preserved Chinese export porcelain plate made for the English market, bearing the Arms of Hanbury in pretence with Comyn. John Hanbury, a Quaker, was known in London as the “Virginia Merchant” as he held vast tracts of lands in Maryland and Virginia, unfortunately, he also held the slaves that maintained these lands and sustained his fortune, earning him the animosity of his fellow Quakers. A very rich and impressive service for a “plain” Quaker, the large and dramatic arms centered on a plate edged with a finely detailed gilded grapevine border. Illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, page 235 . Excellent condition, measuring 9″ in diameter. Circa 1735.

Iconic Kangxi ‘Riot of Rotterdam’ Plate #7043

One of the best examples of this classic Kangxi piece we’ve ever handled, this Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plate is decorated in underglaze blue with the rare image of the ‘Riot of Rotterdam’, the first European subject image on Chinese porcelain depicting a current event. Simply told, a local magistrate declared a rather severe verdict against some local miscreants, and the harshness of the penalty resulted in riots in Rotterdam where the populace razed the magistrate’s house (pictured here). This act of not-so-civil disobedience was so well-known that a medallion was struck commemorating the occurrence which was used as the basis for the design on the plate. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1690.

RARE Japanese Arita VOC Charger #7042 SOLD

A superb example, in wonderful condition, of a 17th century Japanese Arita blue and white charger decorated with a design of phoenixes amongst branches of peaches and peony, centered with a roundel displaying the VOC emblem of the Dutch East India Company, the rim with alternating panels of stylized peony, prunus and bamboo in the kraakware style. It is hard to underestimate the power, wealth and influence of this far-reaching corporation that propelled the Netherlands into being a world financial superpower in the 17th century. Chargers such as these were most likely ordered for use by VOC officials while administering their empire in the Far East. This 12″ example in excellent condition. Late 17th century. SOLD

 

Brilliant Set of Five Mandarin Soup Plates #7209c Sold

A vibrantly enameled set of five Chinese export porcelain 9 3/4″ soup plates decorated in famille rose enamels, each centered with richly detailed Mandarin scene of courtly and leisurely pursuits, all within an elaborate border of elaborate lattice work alternating with vignettes of baskets of flowers and antique and precious objects. Great detail and enamels, one with a rim chip filled, otherwise all in very good condition. Circa 1825-1830.

Generously Sized Mandarin Breakfast Cups #7212c

A very well-decorated pair of Chinese export porcelain breakfast cups, each animated with a band of finely detailed characters holding a flower blossom and standing in a lush garden of flowering plants and rock work,  all beneath a raspberry-colored diapered border. The generously sized handled cup after English forms of the period. Each measuring 2 7/8″high  x 5 3/*” across. 1 w/ small rim restoration  Circa 1820.     $375. pr.

Kangxi Pair of Lotus Form Dishes #6035A

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period lotus form dishes, decorated in underglaze blue and centered with a profusion of flowering peony and chrysanthemums, crickets and butterflies amongst rockwork, the flora and fauna motif continues on the paneled border, each lotus petal painted with a vibrant natural vignette, the rim edged with a cafe-au-lait glaze, popular with the Dutch market. Fine quality and in excellent condition. Measuring 9″ across and dating to circa 1690.  $1,450.00 each.

 

Ten Broeck Basket and Undertray #4233

Ten Broeck and Stuyvesant Basket and Undertray – A very fine charming chinese export reticulated basket and undertray for the american market decorated in famille rose enamels with central sheild and floral surrounding the gilt Dirck Ten Broeck and his wife Cornilia Stuyvesant. Circa 1785, tray 8 inches, basket 7-1/2 inches wide. New York and the China Trade pg 77.

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Rare PAIR of American Eagle Teapots Sold

An extraordinary pair of of Chinese export porcelain teapots, made for the American market, decorated with a central spread eagle under a halo of gilded stars, surmounted by the monogram JMC. Made for John and Margaret Christian of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The couple was married in 1808. The form of the teapot is after English silver and porcelain types of the period, and, the finely rendered grapevine border is most likely after English porcelain decoration of the time.  Very good condition. Circa 1810-1815.