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Yongzheng Pomegranate Plates #5025 SOLD

A very striking and unusual pattern, these Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period plates are centered with a colorful yellow pomegranate and branches of peony in famille rose enamels, within a cross-shaped reserve formed of pomegranate silhouettes, the border in underglaze blue with flowering vines. Measuring 8 1/4″ in diameter. One plate with two minor rim chips, the other with an even more inconsequential frit  and a small flake to the reverse, otherwise very good condition.  Circa 1725-1735.

$1800.

 

Rockefeller Covered Dishes #321,#322 Sold

A truly dazzling pair of Chinese export porcelain covered dishes in the luxurious Rockefeller pattern with finely detailed Mandarin scenes in famille rose enamels against a rich ground of gilded foliate scrollwork, the knop of each cover modeled as a basket of flowers and fruit resting upon a molded leaf. No expense was spared in the creation of this special-order dinner service from the end of the 18th century. Measuring 11″ x 9″ x 5 1/4″ and in every good condition with the exception of minor re-touch to the gilding. Ex-Rochelle Thomas Collections.  Circa 1795.

7 5/8″Rockefeller Pattern Plate #293 SOLD

A  wonderful Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate in the iconic Rockefeller pattern, known for its highly detailed workmanship,superb gilding and imaginative Mandarin scenes-snapshots of Chinese life in the late 18th century. Here, a mother and child with their attendant are entertained by a street entertainer with a fantastical model of a Chinese dragon ship on a staff, note the busker’s drum about his neck. In very good condition, the hand-cut reticulation still, amazingly, intact. 7 5/8″ in diameter. Circa 1795.

 

Rockefeller Pattern Plate #291 SOLD

A very fine Chinese export porcelain reticulated plate in the famous Rockefeller pattern, decorated with the highly detailed Mandarin scene and finely rendered borders, reserves and gilding for which this pattern is so well known. A great terrace scene with a lady seated in a fantastical ‘rustic’ chair, with her attendants, one presenting a vase of flowers, the other watching over her children as they feed a pair of Mandarin ducks. Lovely quality and amazingly fine condition, measuring 7 1/2″ in diameter. Circa 1795.

 

14 1/2″Punch Bowl #5021 SOLD

A very handsome Chinese export porcelain punch bowl of impressive size made for the American market, decorated in sepia with the eagle from the Great Seal of the United States, with a radiant, star-studded halo behind him, and a monogrammed shield in front, bearing the initials “JHT” (at this point unidentified). The eagle appears on the front and the back, alternating with sepia landscape roundels encircled by gilded grapevine borders, another landscape centers the interior bottom of the bowl.  A great presence in this rare 14 1/2″ size, and in good condition with only a 3″ line professionally restored and re-touch to some of the gilding. Circa 1800.

Stunning Rockefeller Pattern Plate #0139 Sold

A truly striking example of a Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in the rare and much sought-after Rockefeller pattern. Noted for its meticulous painting-each piece has its own unique scene-and its elaborate gilded scrolling borders, these wares were from special order services and represent the best quality of the China Trade of the period. Measuring 9 7/8″in diameter and in very good condition,with slight re-touch to the gilding and a minute 1/8″ line to the reverse sealed. Circa 1795. $2,800.00

 

Rockefeller Basket & Undertray #403 sold

What a great form, combined with one of the most sought-after patterns of the China Trade! This charming reticulated basket and undertray is beautifully decorated in the Rockefeller Pattern with its finely wrought gilded border with landscape reserves, and detailed Mandarin scenes-each one always unique- the tray with an especially charming scene with a monkey, and one of the basket roundels features people gathered on a terrace around a large porcelain goldfish bowl. Amazingly good condition with no apparent restorations to either the reticulation or handles. The basket measuring 7″ across, the undertray 8 1/8″. $5,000.00

 

Fine Rockefeller Pattern Basket and Undertray #289

A charming Chinese export porcelain reticulated basket and undertray decorated in the Rockefeller Pattern, each centered with a Mandarin scene within a purple diapered border, and each pieced edged with a band of finely detailed gilded scrollwork with landscape reserves, a hallmark of this well-known and desirable pattern. The basket with restoration to one handle, and the tray with some slight stacking wear, otherwise, in very good condition; the hand-cut reticulation still all intact! The undertray measuring 9 1/4″ x 8 1/4″, the basket 7 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.  Circa 1795.

Rare Miniature Noire Teapot #4956 SOLD

A very charming and rather unusual Chinese export porcelain miniature teapot decorated with famille rose flowers, butterflies and peaches against a glassy famille noire enameled ground. Measuring 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and in very good condition with only some very minute roughness to the end of the spout. A rare form and rare survivor. Circa 1725-1735.

 

Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte 14″ Chargers SOLD

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period chargers, decorated in famille verte enamels, the molded form creating a lotus petal-paneled border, each panel filled with an exuberant blossoming branch or plant amongst rockwork, the center with an elaborate basket of flowers symbolizing abundance. Each with minor rim fritting. Measuring 14″ in diameter, and dating to circa 1700-1710.