An especially fine Chinese export porcelain teabowl and saucer of rare octagonal form, very finely painted in famille rose enamels with courtly Mandarin scenes and with a very richly detailed floral border against a gilded ground. Very good condition, great form and decoration. Circa 1820.
A generously-sized Chinese export porcelain mug decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a hand-painted hunting scene undoubtedly taken from English sporting prints of the period, rendered around the exterior with mounted hunters with hounds galloping through a landscape in pursuit of a fox. Measuring 5 1/2″ tall with only a small rim chip to the interior rim, otherwise good condition. Circa 1770.
A rather rare form, in a rather generous large size, this 6″ tall Chinese export porcelain beaker is finely decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a beautiful flowering branch of peony motif and with a diapered border and flower sprigs on the interior. Lines sealed, but otherwise good condition and a great unusual form for a very thirsty collector! Circa 1745.
A fine example of a Chinese export porcelain wash basin and guglet, decorated with Mandarin scenes in overglaze Famille Rose enamels, along with landscape vignettes and ‘bird-on branch’ motifs all within various underglaze blue foliate borders and with gilded highlights…a rather luxurious item indeed, with which to wash and shave! Some very slight enamel wear, otherwise excellent condition. The guglet 9 1/2″ tall, the bowl 10″ in diameter. Circa 1770-1780.
A very impressive and very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain square-shaped jardinieres, decorated in Famille Rose enamels, each side hand-painted with a very refined scene of courtly figures-most likely images from a famous legend or opera-and each vignette within a reserve, one shaped like a peach, one a pomegranate, the other two within roundels. The rest of the jardinieres, and their matching footed undertrays, lightly decorated with floating blossoms and flowering sprigs. Each measuring 10″ square including the undertray, and in very good condition with only a short line to the rim of one of the undertrays sealed, otherwise two very useful and very beautiful jardinieres with their original stands. Late 19th century.
An exquisite example of Yongzheng period porcelain, this fine Chinese export soup plate is decorated in famille rose enamels with an elegant scene of courtly ladies on a garden terrace within a richly gilded scrolling foliate border, the outer rim edged with a soft turquoise diapered border with small reserves containing further foliate decoration which is both gilded and silvered. The balanced composition and the soft pastel palette typify the refinement achieved during this period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and dating to circa 1730. Outstanding quality and condition.
A really fine Chinese export porcelain tankard, decorated in Famille Rose enamels in the classic and ever-popular Tobacco Leaf pattern with its exuberant blossoms and abundant foliage. Heavily potted, with a scalloped rim, and crabstock handle, the tankard measures 5 1/2″ tall and is in very good condition with only a rim chip restored. Circa 1760-1770.
A charming and finely made Chinese export Yongzheng tea bowl and saucer, decorated with two horses trotting through a landscape with mountains in the distance and the much revered peony blossoming in the foreground. Thinly potted and vibrantly enameled with the personality of each horse just beaming. The tea bowl 2 1/2″ in diameter, the saucer 4″, both in fine condition. Circa 1735.
A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain famille rose plates, each decorated with finely rendered branches of roses in full bloom encircled within fanciful rococo rim borders and cavettos edged with a gilded spearhead design.The central design almost certainly taken from European botanical engravings of the period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in good condition with only one chip to the reverse of each. Early Qianlong period, circa 1750-1760.
A charmingly whimsical Chinese export porcelain famille rose teapot modeled with two exuberant Foo Lions-one forming the spout, the other the handle-resting upon a brilliantly enameled body with reticulated bosses resembling lotus blossoms and the whole topped by a matching cover upon which perches a crowing cockerel, the entire surface is covered with color and pattern. Objects such as these fired the craze for all things exotic in mid-18th century Europe and this would have been the height of fashion gracing some lady’s tea table, besides it simply being an amazing example of the Chinese potters’ abilities. Measuring 6 1/2″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide, with minor restoration to the cover, and the foo lion’s tail; otherwise in good condition. Circa 1740-1750.