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Fine Pronk “The Doctor’s Visit” Plate #7363

An wonderful example of Chinese export porcelain made after designs by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk, this one rendered in rich Famille Rose enamels with a scene entitled The Doctor’s Visit within a border of fish vignettes and images of waterfowl. One of a small group of designs commissioned by the Dutch East India Company from Pronk – why they thought it was necessary to have Chinese designs drawn by a Dutch artist to be made by Chinese potters and then returned to the Netherlands is still a matter of speculation.  Either way, this is a fine example, the quality exemplified by carrying the enameled lattice pattern over to the reverse side of the plate – a understated extra detail that would have added to the cost of the piece.  A couple of minor chips to the footrim, otherwise very good condition. 10″  Illustrated and discussed in Howard and Ayers’ The Choice of the Private Trader, page 74. Circa 1740.  $4,200.00

 

18th Century Mandarin Tea Pot and Creamer #7823

A very richly decorated Chinese export porcelain tea pot and covered creamer, each painstakingly decorated with Mandarin scenes and landscape cartouches against tightly rendered grounds of gilded scrolling vines. The teapot with a scene of  everyday life with a detailed interior view opening out onto a garden terrace where the family’s boys are rough-housing on the lawn. the creamer with a larger view of courtly people taking their leisure on a terrace overlooking a water view with a town on a distant shore. The teapot measuring 5 1/4″ x 7″ and with a faint star-crack to the interior of the cover and some loss the gilding on the handle and spout as can be expected, otherwise in good condition, exhibiting some fine painting. The creamer, also in good condition, measuring 5 1/4″ tall.      $1475.00

 

 

 

Qianlong Canton Enamel Tea Pot

Absolutely remarkable in its detail, this exquisite quatrefoil form Chinese export Canton enamel teapot is delicately hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels, every surface finely rendered with complex scrolling floral designs incorporating the much-revered peony, panels of this pattern are framed on each lobe of the body with further gilded foliate scrollwork; the cover, neck, shoulder and spout also with swirling patterns in pinks and soft blues, the handle rendered in a ‘cracked ice’ design. One’s eye gets lost in the intricacies of the craftsmanship. Measuring 7″ tall by 5″ wide and with restoration to the base and arch of the handle, otherwise very good condition for a piece of this age and delicacy.  Qianlong period, mid-late 18th century.  $1,450.00

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Covered Jug #7792

A fine Chinese export porcelain covered jug hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with lotus petal-shaped panels around the lower body with contrasting pastel shades of cellwork below a richly decorated and detailed collar of scrolling peonies, the same motifs repeated on the cover.  The Famille Rose palette was a relatively new creation at this time and we can see here how quickly and expertly the Yongzheng painters mastered these new rich colors.  Measuring 4 1/4″ tall with restoration to the cover and small areas of re-touch to the cellwork panels, otherwise, a jewel of a piece. Circa 1735.  $1,050.00

 

 

 

Yongzheng Period Koi Decorated Plate #7459

A fine Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in Famille Rose enamels with images of koi  swimming about the center within a cavetto with a very elaborate gilded scrolling border, the outer rim with riverscape vignettes alternating with with gilded branches of peony-all exquisitely rendered as one expects to find during this period of superb porcelain production. The koi is a symbol of abundance, luck, wealth, and power, and also conjugal harmony and happiness as they are believed to mate for life. Measuring 9″ in diameter with a line to the rim into the cavetto, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1730-1735.  $1150.00

 

‘Vase of Flowers’ Yongzheng Tea Bowl & Saucer

A brilliantly enameled Chinese export eggshell porcelain Famille Rose tea bowl and saucer hand-painted with an exuberant bouquet of flowers overwhelming a small blue footed vase, edged with a pink diapered border with small floral reserves, the vase centering the tea bowl as well, flanked by the large blooms spilling out and around the bowl.  The design most likely taken from the profuse Dutch still lifes of the late 17th century. The saucer measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowl 3″ in diameter, very minute rim frits filled, otherwise both in very good condition. Yongzheng period, circa 1730.  $2800.

 

Yongzheng Swedish Armorial Plate #7756c

A fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Swedish market, this pleasingly enameled and gilded plate is centered with a large coat of arms with coronet crest encircled by a light green prunus cavetto, the border with large branches of gilded peony. The arms are those of Baron Daniel Niklas Von Hopken (1699-1741) a Swedish Secretary of State and investor in the Swedish East India Company (which explains his ability to access such luxurious porcelain). This is a beautifully colorful plate with a pleasing balance of white space to set off the enamels and gilding – all of which are in remarkably intact condition. Measuring just shy of 10″ in diameter, with a rim restoration, otherwise a beautiful example. Circa 1730-1735.  Ex-Nelson Kline Collection. $2000.

 

Large Qianlong Period Barber’s Bowl #7770

A large Chinese export porcelain Qianlong period barber’s bowl hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a classic image of flowering peony (the symbol of wealth and nobility) amongst fence and rockwork, the floral theme continued around the rim. The foot rim pierced for hanging on the wall when these pieces weren’t in use.  Measuring 11 1/2″ x 14″ with only two small chips to the rim, otherwise good condition. Mid-18th century.  $1,200.00.

 

River Boating Scene Mug: ‘The Haves and the Have-Nots’ #7774c

An impressively sized Chinese export porcelain mug hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a large finely detailed  central vignette with an expansive boating scene depicting two very distinct versions of life along the river – to the left is a lavish nobleman’s or high official’s boat bedecked with lanterns and flags, so large with it’s rich pavilion that only half the vessel is fit into the scene, and on the opposite shore, one gets a glimpse of a more humble vessel with its occupants doing their wash on the riverbank and hanging their laundry to dry on bamboo poles.  On the reverse side is another cartouche with a sepia riverscape scene, both cartouches in reserve against a splendid scrolling gilded ground with smaller floral panels.  A great glimpse of the Chinese lives of the ‘haves and the have-nots’ two and a half centuries ago – how much has changed, and how much has remained the same.  Measuring 5 1/2″ tall x 4 7/8″ in diameter with only restoration to the handle, otherwise good condition with fine painting.  Circa 1770s.

 

“Flower Gods’ Plates #7780 (4 of 8 SOLD)

A charming pair of Chinese export porcelain 8″ plates vibrantly rendered in Famille Rose enamels with images of the Twelve Flower Gods each posed in a garden landscape of rockwork with blossoming trees and each holding their attributes of individual blossoms, the plates centered with a floral roundel and detailed with gilded edges. Also represented is a figure of Zhong Kui the ‘Vanquisher of Ghosts and Evil Beings’. The Twelve Flower Gods are male and female gods and goddesses  each representing a different month of the year and its corresponding flowers. These plates must have always been treasured for their charming decoration as their is very little, if any evidence of wear to the enamels.  Measuring 8″ in diameter and dating to circa 1820.  $900.00 the pair.

 

Unusually Large 18th Century Mandarin Tea Canister #7773c

An impressively sized and richly decorated Chinese export porcelain covered tea canister, or jar, of unusual diamond-shaped form, hand-painted with four panels of Mandarin figural scenes of families at leisurely pursuits in their gardens, the concaved neck with vignettes of birds amongst branches in reserve against a finely detailed iron red diapered ground, the motif continued on to the cover, all surmounted by a foo lion finial.  Measuring an impressive 16 1/2″ tall x 9″ wide and of an unusual diamond-shaped form which gives the piece a substantial presence and allows for two scenes to be viewed at once.  With some minor restoration along the edge of the corner of the cover and the corner of the mouth of the vase and a faint interior line, otherwise very good condition. Qianlong period, circa 1770-1780. A rare form.   $4,500.00

 

 

Beautiful Large 16″ Rockefeller Platter #7746

A wonderful large Chinese export porcelain ‘Rockefeller Pattern’ oval platter displaying all the richness and attention to detail for which these wares are known, featuring a very finely hand-painted scene – as good a quality as any screen, or scroll painting – featuring a family boating party having pulled their craft ashore and enjoying a picnic beneath a tree. A wonderful view of family life two centuries ago, all set within a puce diapered border with with bird and iron red landscape vignettes and the rim border with further landscapes in reserve against a rich and elaborately scrolling gilded border. The attention to detail and the many specialized skills it took to create this variety of decoration was why this was one of the most expensive special order services available at the time. Evidence of some restoration to the upper left rim on the reverse, other than that good condition.  Measuring 16″ x 13 1/2″ and dating to circa 1795.  $8,500.00

 

Elegant Trio of Famille Rose Garniture Vases #7742

A charming set of three Chinese export porcelain 7 1/2″ tall garniture vases hand-painted in underglaze blue and overglaze Famille Rose enamels with baskets of flowers within floral bordered medallions. Reflecting the refinement of the 18th century, dating to circa 1770-1780 and in good condition, other than possible frits filled along the mouth of each vase. Bright, cheerful enamels.  $350.00 each.

 

 

Pair of Tobacco Leaf Plates #7737

A great pair of Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge plates hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels in the classic Tobacco Leaf pattern, each with a lavish profusion of flowers and foliage and gilded highlights.  Measuring 9″ in diameter both with some slight stacking wear; one with a faint glaze line to the rim on the reverse, the one with two short faint hairlines to the rim on the reverse, otherwise good condition. Circa 1760-1770.

 

Set of Fine Famille Rose Plates #7267

A truly elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain plates with botanical decoration, hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a central rose design, the rims with charming rococo style decoration.  The well=detailed roses most likely after European botanical engravings of the period. Interesting and beautiful examples of European taste rendered on Chinese porcelain for the western market. Measuring 9″ in diameter and with only very minor rim frits and enamel fading, otherwise very fine condition. Qianlong period, circa 1760.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Tea Bowls and Saucers #7712

A very fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng tea bowls and saucers, richly hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels, sitting ‘proud’ on the surface of these thinly potted pieces, each with a central peony roundel (symbol of  wealth and nobility) against a pink cellwork ground accented by a yellow and green border.  Painstaking work and talent were needed to pot, paint and fire these small jewels.  The saucers measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowls 2 1/2″, their size indicative of the extravagant cost of tea at the time. In remarkably good condition with only the smallest of rim nibbles to edges and foot. Circa 1725-1735. Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.

 

Yongzheng Dutch Armorial Plate #7672c

A truly elegant Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period plate made for the Dutch market, richly hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels, centered with a large central gilded shield bearing a fleur-de-lys and surmounted by knight’s helmet crest within flamboyant foliate surround, the cavetto diapered in pink with reserves of flowering branches, the floral motif continued around the rim with rich peony decoration and centered at the top with a crown and stag’s horn crest.  Bearing the Arms of Swellengrebel, almost certainly from a service made for Sergius Swellengrebel  (1694-1760) a Governor for the Dutch East India Company in the Cape Colony of South Africa. The history of the governing of the Dutch VOC colonies and outposts is discussed in detail in Kroes’ Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, and this service in particular is illustrated and described on page 178 where the author points out design influences from similar English bespoke services of the period. Measuring 9″ in diameter with only a very small rim chip of two pieces out and restored, otherwise a beautiful plate in good condition.  Circa 1730-1735.

 

Pair of Pronk Dame Au Parasol Plates #7668

A lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in the well-known Dame au Parasol pattern, one of several designs for export wares commissioned by the Dutch East India Company by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk.  This specific pattern depicting a lady with her attendant bearing a parasol out for a walk along the water’s edge coming upon a group of waterfowl, all within a rich cellwork border with figural and waterfowl vignettes detailed with gilding.  Pronk’s designs are one of the earliest examples of a known European artist’s work being a source for export porcelain.  Measuring approximately 9″ across and in good condition, dating to circa 1745.  Priced individually.

 

 

Early Qianlong Armorial Tea Caddy #7669c $1275.

A fine little Chinese export porcelain tea caddy of shaped form, decorated in Famille Rose enamels and gilding, from a bespoke service made for the English market and bearing the Arms of Amyatt, a family living near Southhampton.  Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol I, page 556. Measuring 5″ tall and in good condition with only minor restoration around the shoulder and neck of the piece. Circa 1750. A great form.

Pronk’s ‘Doctor’s Visit’ Plate #7683

An especially nice example of Chinese export porcelain made after designs by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk, this one rendered in rich Famille Rose enamels with a scene entitled The Doctor’s Visit within a border of fish vignettes and images of waterfowl. One of a small group of designs commissioned by the Dutch East India Company from Pronk – why they thought it was necessary to have Chinese designs drawn by a Dutch artist to be made by Chinese potters and then returned to the Netherlands is still a matter of speculation.  Either way, this is a fine example, the quality exemplified by carrying the enameled lattice pattern over to the reverse side of the plate – a understated extra detail that would have added to the cost of the piece.  A couple of minor chips to the footrim, otherwise very good condition.  Illustrated and discussed in Howard and Ayers’ The Choice of the Private Trader, page 74. Circa 1740.

 

European Subject Baptism of Christ Plate #7682

A great example of Chinese export made for the European market, this 8 1/2″ plate is hand-painted in iron red with gilded detail with a central scene of the Baptism of Christ within a abundant fruit border meant to signify plenty interspersed with some rather Chinese-looking cherubs, two bearing a banner inscribed Mat 3:16 referring to the Biblical verse being illustrated.  Most likely taken from an engraving of the period, in very good condition and dating to circa 1725. Illustrated and discussed in Howard and Ayers’ China for the West, page 316 where they speculate that these wares were possibly made for for use in China and Japan as a starting point for conversion and incidentally exported to Europe as either a curiosity or an example of the missionary work being done there.

 

Pair of Qianlong Spaniels #7673

An especially happy pair of Chinese export porcelain figures of Spaniels, rather well modeled and finely painted in a seated position. Measuring 6 1/2″ tall and in good condition with only one tail restored.  Later 18th century. Two charming personalities to have in your collection.  $4800

Pair of Famille Rose Wall Figures #7654

A very charming pair of Chinese export porcelain figures of a man and a woman reclining with their heads resting in their hands, designed to be hung on a wall, their forms complimenting each other perfectly.  We have not seen this form before, perhaps a gift to a couple, a symbol of connubial harmony? Approximately 8″ long, dating to the 19th century?

Qianlong Lotus Pad Water Dish #7620

Of unusual form, this finely modeled Chinese porcelain water dish/dropper is made in the form of a lotus pad and whimsically includes within its curled leaves a small duck and lotus blossom, the lotus pad itself brilliantly enameled and detailed – especially the modeling of the reverse side.  Part of the writing accoutrements that made up part of a scholar’s studio,  the water holder or dropper was essential to the making of ink and was sometimes made in whimsical or thought-provoking forms such as these. In this instance a duck combined with the lotus denotes a wish for happiness – perhaps the dish was a gift to a scholar upon his graduation from his exams?  Measuring 2″ x 6 1/4″ and in good condition with the exception of a small retouch to the head and beak of the duck.  Late Qianlong period, last quarter of the 18th century.

 

Qianlong Landscape Plate #7614

A very finely hand-painted Chinese export porcelain 9″ dinner plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels in the Chinese taste with a central richly detailed landscape within a foliate gilded cavetto and an elegant scrollwork rim border.  Good condition with only slight wear to the gilded border and faint hairline to the rim. Qianlong period, mid-18th century.

 

Fine Pair of Mandarin Hot Water Dishes #7488

A wonderful pair of Chinese export porcelain hot water dishes decorated in Famille Rose enamels with Mandarin decoration, each centered with a detailed scene of courtly Mandarin life within a fantastical rim bordered with swirling dragons chasing the flaming pearl, the top of the plates with a reserve inscribed with the gilded initials of the original owner of the service. In an era that produced some really brilliant designs, this is one of the best examples of the Mandarin services that we’ve had.  Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter; one with a chip to the reverse, and both with very minor wear commensurate with age.  Circa 1800.  $2,800.00 the pair.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Teapot #7567 Sold

A charming Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period lotus petal-molded teapot decorated with Famille Rose enamels, meticulous gilded diapering and grisaille floral decoration. Very good condition, measuring 4 1/2″ x 6″ and dating to circa 1730-1735. $2,500.00.

12 1/2″ Early Qianlong Famille Rose Charger #7511

A really fine Chinese export porcelain 12 1/2″ charger, decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a beautifully rendered scene from the Chinese epic story The Romance of the Western Chamber. This image is one of the better known scenes where the hero is scaling a garden wall to join his faithful lady whose love he has been denied by a disapproving father. The condition of this piece is superb, the vibrant enamels sitting proud of the surface, and even the gilded detail is still intact.  Note the detail of the wonderful tree root writing table next to the patient lady.  Circa 1740. $2,500.00 net price.

Elegant Famille Rose Botanical Plate #7512

A very beautiful Chinese export porcelain 9″ plate decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a finely painted branch of roses in full bloom within a gilded spearhead cavetto and rim with a light rococo-style puce border. The porcelain may be Chinese export, but the decoration here is clearly inspired by European designs, all combining to create a truly refined object which embodies 18th century elegance.  Tiny flake to the reverse, other excellent condition. Circa 1750. $750.00 net price.

Great Form Qianlong Cockerel Wine Pot #4982

What a wonderful form! This Chinese export porcelain wine pot is modeled in the form of a standing cockerel with a chick upon its back which doubles as the knop for the cover; one of the bird’s tail feathers making up the loop of the handle. All decorated in brilliant famille rose enamels and the sort of the whimsy that fired the imagination of European collectors of Chinese porcelain in the 18th century-as it still does today! Measuring 6 1/2″ tall x 7 1/2″ wide. Restoration to the feet and cover, otherwise good condition. Qianlong period, mid-18th century.

 

Qianlong Period European Subject Plate

A great example of special order China Trade porcelain being made with specific European subjects as decoration. Here we have a scene, most likely taken from a European print, rendered in Famille Rose enamels, of a young gallant courting a lovely lady reclining on a garden terrace, all the while the scene being observed by the lady’s attendant from an upper window, the outer rim decorated with a gilded scrolling floral and foliate rococo border.  It is interesting that the motif of the voyeuristic servant observing all appears in both European and Chinese art of the period. Very good condition, measuring 9″ in diameter, and dating to circa circa 1750. The reverse offering a small collection of prominent dealer’s stickers.

Beautiful Pair of Famille Rose Sauce Boats and Undertrays #5077

A truly lovely pair of Chinese export porcelain sauce boats and undertrays, richly decorated in famille rose enamels hand-painted with floral decoration and edged with elaborate butterfly and diapered borders, the forms as exuberant as the decoration with the molded sauceboats with their double strap handles, and the scalloped-edge undertrays terminating an elegantly scrolled handle. These forms typify the exuberant rococo period, both in color and form and were most likely modeled after European silver forms of the period. Very good condition, the tray measuring 8 1/2″ long, the sauceboat 8 3/4″ x 6″. Qianlong period, circa 1760-1770.

Unusual Form Pair of Qianlong Period Famille Rose Plates #7261

A rather unusual form, this square pair of Chinese export porcelain notched-corner plates are brilliantly painted with Famille Rose enamels with a vibrant central scene of a pair of cockerels amongst rockwork and peonies all within a scrolling floral border of chrysanthemums, peony and lotus. Measuring 8 1/2″ square and in in very fine condition with only slight stacking wear. Mid-18th century.

Elegant Pair of 11 1/2″ Famille Rose Saucer Dishes #7260

A very refined pair of Chinese export porcelain 11 1/2″ saucer dishes decorated in Famille Rose enamels centered with a branch of flowering peony which is beautifully set off by the surrounding white space of the porcelain, the rim border a soft green diapering with reserves of grisaille landscapes. Both pieces displaying a perfect balance of decorative elements, color and white space. Both dishes in good condition with only rim frits filled. Ex-Matthew and Elisabeth Sharp Collection. Circa 1750-1760.

 

Stunning ‘Cornucopia’ Plates #7340

A very beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain  plates , most likely after a western print source, exquisitely hand-painted in famille rose enamels with large central images of cornucopia, full of vibrant flowers and foliage all within a richly gilded and detailed floral border. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Mid-18th century.  Ex:  David and Peggy Rockefeller

$10,500.

 

Large Hunting Mug #7290c

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.

Rare Form, Large 6″ Famille Rose Beaker #7292

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.

Superb Tobacco Leaf Tankard #7288

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.

Exquisite Pair of Famille Rose Botanical Plates #7267

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.

Rare Form Openwork Famille Rose Plate #7235

A very rare form, this Chinese export porcelain plate has a wonderful border of openwork interlocking rings, decorated with a mottled effect most likely intended to resemble tortoiseshell. This fine piece is then centered with a beautifully enameled famille rose image of lush flowering peonies and chrysanthemums with a very exotic butterfly. Measuring 8 3/8″ in diameter and in very good condition. An example of similar form in the collections of the Rijksmuseum in the Imari palette which they attribute to the first quarter of the 18th century, this famille rose example circa 1740-1745.

Best Quality Yongzheng PAIR of Famille Rose Cockerel Plates #7071

A truly fine pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in outstanding famille rose enamels with the classic image of cockerels amongst rockwork and flowering branches of peony, all within meticulously hand-painted diapered borders, the rim with reserves of peony, prunus and fruits. All the jewel-like enamels sit proud of the surface-Yongzheng painting at its best. Each plate measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, both with faint star lines to glaze of each sealed and not going through to the front of the plate  , otherwise, very good condition with fantastic decoration. Ex- Chait collections. Circa 1730.

 

Extremely fine Yongzheng Famille Rose Plate #7033

An especially finely decorated Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period plate, hand-painted in famille rose enamels with an extraordinary amount of skill and attention to detail, centered with a beautiful scene of an elegant lady seated upon a garden seat playing the guzheng, an ancient stringed instrument dating back to the Han Dynasty, behind her a cabinet filled with books and scholarly objects. This sense of refinement continues throughout the rest of the piece with beautifully detailed flowering branches of peony, reserves of koi and cockerels and a lavishly designed cavetto with grisaille diapering overlaid with an iron red and gilded scrolling vine. No effort was spared in creating this lovely object. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1730.

Very Fine Yongzheng Teapot & Creamer #6051 Sold

Typifying the refinement of the Yongzheng period, this lovely Chinese export porcelain teapot and covered creamer are beautifully painted with elegant scenes of a man and a lady conversing in a landscape along with an attendant, delicate foliate gilded borders and flowering branches on the covers completing the design. The teapot measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6 1/4″ wide, the creamer 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Both in very good condition with the exception of some minor glaze loss on the creamer handle. Priced individually. Circa 1730.

 

Fine Pair of CHAPMAN Armorials #4923 One Sold; One Available

A fantastic example of Chinese export special order armorial porcelain made for the English market, these fine plates are from a service bearing the Arms of Chapman quarterly impaling Wood quarterly with Edmundson in pretence. These elaborate and flamboyantly rendered arms with their Latin motto fill the well of the plate within a gilded spearhead cavetto border, the rim decorated with an understated rendering of elegant flowering peony branches in bianco-sopra-bianco. Services such as these were de rigueur status symbols for the English nobility of the 18th century, advertising their wealth and connections. Discussed and illustrated in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, vol. I, page 411. Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Circa 1740.  $1,500.00 each.

Rare Yongzheng Ruby Ground Plates ONE SOLD#5029

A very fine pair of Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain ruby ground plates, each centered with a leaf-shaped reserve decorated with a cockerel standing on a rock amongst flowering branches, the rims with smaller leaf reserves with flowering branch and bird and butterfly vignettes, all against a rich ruby enameled ground, a technically very difficult effect to achieve in a kiln firing. One in good condition,  1 with rim line consolidated, both presenting beautifully and measuring 9 7/8″ in diameter. Circa 1735-1740.

 

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Tea Bowl & Saucer#4959B

Beautifully rendered in famille rose enamels, this lovely Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer is elegantly decorated with a scrolling foliate band of lotus blossoms, the bowl and saucer each edged with a “sampler” of borders of various soft colors and patterns with just the right amount of white space to balance and set off the design. The saucer measuring 4″in diameter. All in good condition. Circa 1730. $1,900.00.

 

 

Pair of European Scene Plates #4974 One SOLD

A beautiful pair of Qianlong period Chinese export porcelain plates decorated in famille rose enamels with a charming scene of a young gallant bowing to a lady reclining within a garden terrace, her bemused servant watching all from a window above, a European town lying in the distance. The rim decorated with a gilded, scrolling, rococo foliate border. One of the rarer and more desirable European scenes we have had judging from the collection of eminent dealer stickers on the reverse. 9″ in diameter. Very minor foot rim chip restored to the reverse of one, otherwise, excellent condition. Circa 1745-1750.

Yongzheng Cockerel Tea Bowls and Saucers #4838 Only One Left Available

The fine quality one expects from the Yongzheng period with its thin potting and lovely famille rose enamels is exemplified here in these charming tea bowls and saucers, each centered with a strutting cockerel and surrounded by three open fans painted with peony blossoms which divide the space into a very graphic pattern. A pair with pink reserve fans, and a single with gilded reserve fans. Very good condition, the saucer measuring 4 1/4″ diameter, and illustrated in Howard’s Choice of the Private Trader. Circa 1735.  $1100. ea