A truly beautiful Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot decorated with famille rose enamels with the level of mastery and sophistication that exemplifies this period. Deftly painted with a bird upon a branch pondering a butterfly (almost as large as he is) amongst a profusion of flowers and foliage. This charming vignette is repeated on both sides of the vessel with the leaf-shaped reserves separated by finely detailed scrolling foliate decoration and the cover with floating branches of peony and chrysanthemum. Measuring 4″ x 6 3/4″ and in good condition with the exception of a minor rim frit and small chip to the reverse side of the cover. Circa 1730.
A very beautiful Chinese export porcelain 15″ charger decorated in famille rose enamels with a flowering peony and prunus within a complex, richly enameled rim border of peonies in reserve against a ground of sepia spirals and pink cellwork. Note how the prunus branch goes off the edge and re-enters the space, a lovely elegant design. Very good condition, 15″ in diameter, circa 1745.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain gu-form vase of hexagonal, molded shape with a shaped flaring rim, decorated in underglaze blue, the neck with four panels of flowers representing the four seasons; peony, chrysanthemum, lotus and prunus. The bulbous mid-section with reserves of peony against a latticework ground and the flaring base, also with peonies, rising from a band of lotus petals. A great form and a great presence at 12″ tall, with the usual restorations to one corner of the base and along the shaped rim, otherwise in good condition for a piece of such age. Kangxi period, circa 1690.
A very elegant Chinese export porcelain saucer dish made for the market bearing the conjoined arms of Jean-Charles de La Bistrate and his bride Anne -Marie Proli. Her father was a director of the Compagnie d’Ostende and after his death in 1733, his son continued many of his business affairs; it is most likely Ann-Marie’s brother who ordered the service as a wedding gift for his sister. Richly decorated and gilded with a central armorial within a jewel-like enameled diapered cavetto and an elaborate border around the rim of strapwork, foliate scrolls, shells and swags. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, and in good condition with only one small, faint rim line sealed. Circa 1735.
A rare and unusual form for this period, this fine pair of Chinese export porcelain tea bowls and saucers are thinly potted and very well-painted in famille rose enamels with Mandarin scenes all within very lush butterfly and floral borders accentuated by a rich gilded ground, the tea bowl interiors also decorated with floral sprigs and butterflies. Beautiful quality and condition, with the saucers measuring 5 3/4″ across. Circa 1810. $850. ea
A very lovely and very usable Chinese export porcelain cachepot and stand decorated in famille rose enamels with colorful Mandarin scenes, the rims with small blossoms and foliage. In very good condition and rare to have one with it’s stand. The cachepot measuring 5 1/8″ in diameter, and 4 1/4″ tall with its stand. Displays an orchid beautifully. Circa 1820.
Another fine example from our collection of Chinese export porcelain in the Rockefeller pattern, this charming oval reticulated stand is centered with a finely rendered Mandarin scene, as well as detailed diapering, landscape and bird vignettes, hand-cut reticulation and the well-known gilded border of foliate scrollwork. A little work of art in itself, measuring 9″ across and in very good condition. Circa 1795.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain oval reticulated stand in the Rockefeller pattern, centered with a finely detailed Mandarin scene of a lady of quality seated upon a galleried terrace with her attendants and children, a rivers view beyond in the background. Other finely wrought attributes of this pattern evident in the meticulous landscape reserves and gilded scroll work border. In very good condition and measuring 10 1/4″ across by 9 1/4″. Circa 1795.
A wonderfully decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with barbed rims, richly enameled in famille rose, centered with a scene of two cockerels and a frog beneath a flowering branch with a huge peony blossom, the cavetto continuing the peony motif against a stippled light blue ground, all within a lusciously enameled border of prunus against a a pink “fish-eye” ground. The enamels all bright and proud of the surface. Both plates in very good condition with only very minor glaze fritting to the edges. Measuring 11″ in diameter. Circa 1745.
A very fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and stand in the famous Rockefeller pattern, the oval tray centered with a charming Mandarin scene unfolding on a garden terrace, with similar images in reserve against the hand-cut reticulated walls of the basket, and both pieces detailed with fine diapering, sepia landscape cartouches and gilded scrolling foliate borders. Of a generous size and presence, measuring 10 1/2″ across, and in very good condition. Some of the finest pieces of the China Trade from this period were created in this lavish pattern. Circa 1795.