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Qianlong Famille Rose “Ho-Ho” Boys Plate SOLD

A charming Chinese export porcelain Qianlong period plate, richly decorated with famille rose enamels, centered with a lobed medallion with two ‘Ho-Ho” boys clinging to scrolling vines that make their way out to fill the border with vibrant pink and red peony blossoms. Measuring 8 3/4″ and in very good condition. Circa 1745. $1,380.00

Rare Guangxu Mark & Period Dragon Dishes #6023Sold

A brilliant pair of Chinese porcelain saucer dishes with Guangxu marks and of the period, very finely crafted, the body thinly potted and subtly incised to the exterior with a wave pattern, decorated in a vibrant green enamel with dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl.  From the collection of  Baroness Giovanella Caetani who acquired the pieces during an ambassadorial visit to the Guangxu court, accompanying her husband the Belgian ambassador, where she was presented to the Dowager Empress Cixi, the Emperor Guangxu in attendance. Measuring 7 1/4″ in diameter. Rim line to one sealed, otherwise excellent condition. 1907-1908.

 

 

 

Kangxi Famille Verte Teabowls & Saucers #6026 Sold

A wonderful pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period famille verte scalloped rim teabowls and saucers, decorated with images of a vase with flowering branches within a fan-shaped reserve against a ground with antique and precious objects, the reverse with floral sprigs, and centered with a small rabbit within double rings. Add to that a rather fine noble provenance as one of the teabowls bears the auction sticker of a sale at Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough. That stately pile with its amazing architecture has hosted only one sale in its 300 year history of pieces from their extensive collections, and it appears these two fine teabowls were part of that sale.  The saucer measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the teabowl 1 1/2″ tall. In very good condition. Ex- Chait Collections. Circa 1700-1710.

 

 

Classic Hunt Bowl #6027 Sold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain 12″ punch bowl decorated in famille rose enamels with various views of a fox hunt running through a landscape. The interior is centered with an image of a hunter pounding across the turf. The images almost certainly taken from sporting prints of the period.  Bowls of this type were imported into England, as well as the American mid-Atlantic states where an English aristocratic lifestyle and its pursuits were emulated. Measuring 12″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of a 3 1/4″ line sealed. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Fine Mark & Period Kangxi Bowl #6003 Sold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period flared rim bowl, thinly potted and beautifully decorated in underglaze blue with vignettes of  courtly scenes, the rim with latticed decoration, and the interior with a charming scene of boys playing ball. The reverse with a six character mark within a double ring. Measuring 8″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1690.

   

Yongzheng Famille Rose Chargers #6025 Sold

A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period famille rose chargers decorated with a figure of Lan Tsai Ho, “the mountebank of the Eight Chinese Immortals”. She comes in many guises, often posing as a wandering minstrel, denouncing this fleeting life and its delusive pleasures. The basket of flowers she carries is full of plants associated with longevity. Here she floats on a leaf, centering two fine 14″ diameter chargers, the cavettos bordered with pink and green diapered panels, the outer rims with branches of flowering peony. One with a line sealed and enamels freshened, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1735.

      

Rare “Sample” Cup & Saucer #6010 Sold

A rather rare Chinese export porcelain coffee can and saucer, variously decorated with different types of border designs, obviously intended as a “sample” to demonstrate to customers in the West the capabilities of , and styles available from, the Chinese decorators in Canton. Interesting to note that the patterns being offered are mostly European in style. The saucer measuring 5 1/4″ in diameter and with two small rim pieces out re-stuck along with three small rim chips, all restored, otherwise, both pieces in good condition. Similar example at Historic Deerfield. Circa 1800-1820.

 

American Market Carrington Plates #s 6012, 6013 SOLD

Two very fine examples of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market with a direct association to one of the most prominent early New England China Traders. These plates are from a service made for Edward Carrington of Providence, Rhode Island (1775-1843). He was a hugely successful China Trade merchant, shipping magnate, and one time Consul to Canton from 1802-1810. His luxurious home still stands in Providence today, a testament to his status and wealth. Each plate measures 7 1/2″ in diameter and is centered with a patriotic American eagle with a halo of stars, the border elaborately decorated in a sepia and raspberry grapevine pattern. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 128. One plate with very minor rim flakes and a small line to the reverse rim sealed, otherwise fine condition. Circa 1805.  Priced individually.

Yongzheng Famille Rose Teapot #6016 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain famille rose teapot, the lower half formed with a two registers of molded lotus petals below an encircling ring of applied gilded grapevines with  scampering squirrels, the cover of the pot as well lotus-molded, with applied grapevines and a squirrel finial. Typical of the whimsical designs that were so enormously popular in the 1740s and 1750s that fed the European “china-mania”. Measuring 6 1/2″ across and 4 1/2″ high and with three body lines and a rim chip; the lines appear to go under the applied decoration which appears to be in rare, complete condition, and so, no restoration was attempted. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1740.

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.