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Fantastic Pair of Pronk Parrot Beaker Vases #7422

A lovely rare pair of Chinese export porcelain beaker or sleeve vases, decorated front and back in Famille Rose enamels with images of a parrot perched upon a rather elegant swing clutching a cherry sprig. The painting after designs by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk who was commissioned by the Dutch East India Company to create designs to be translated on to Chinese export porcelain; a rare instance where we actually know the artist of a design on export porcelain. Measuring 9 1/2″ tall and in very good condition with the exception of some slight discoloration to the porcelain ground, original to the firing of the pieces. One vase sprayed to the interior for aesthetic purposes and easily removable. Minor refresh to enamels of one parrot. Otherwise an elegant pair of Pronk vases. Circa 1750.  $4,800.00.

Rare Yongzheng/Qianlong Peony Plate #7429 SOLD

An especially fine Chinese export porcelain molded peony plate, decorated in beautifully nuanced Famille Rose enamels, the front covered with three lush peony blossoms, the reverse revealing the underneath of the blossoms with stems and leaves, all in molded relief. The peony is a revered flower in Chinese culture, a symbol of nobility, wealth and prosperity. Dating to the late Yongzheng/early Qianlong reigns, circa 1735-1750 and bearing an old dealer sticker from Matthew and Elizabeth Sharpe. In very good condition with only a small rim chip to the reverse, hardly noticeable and easily remedied. In our forty years of dealing, we have never seen one of these plates.

 

Dutch Market Grisaille Tea Bowl and Saucer #7504

A finely painted Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer decorated en grisaille, the saucer with a central image of the Reverend Petrus Boudaan of Amsterdam (1666-1734) along with his coat-of-arms all within a scrolling gilded border, the same motifs repeated around the tea bowl. The Reverend was a highly regarded preacher in Amsterdam, a member of the City Council and Director of the VOC Chamber. This tea bowl and saucer was part of a commemorative service ordered by the Reverend’s son after his death and copied from a period engraving of the preacher.  It is a remarkable tribute as well to the talented Chinese decorators who could so easily replicate an engraved image with a painter’s brush. Very thinly potted and in good condition with only slight stacking wear and wear to the gilding on the saucer. Similar examples in China for the West and the Mottahedeh Collection. Circa 1740-45. $2,600.00

 

Exquisite Faux Bois Bordered Famille Rose 12 1/2″ Charger

A really fine Chinese export porcelain 12 1/2″ charger, decorated with a central design of flowering peony branches – the symbol of wealth and nobility -rendered in Famille Rose enamels and gilding within a gilded spearhead border, the cavetto and rim wonderfully painted with a grained faux bois ground against further peony branches.  The faux bois conceit masterfully rendered and continued on the reverse; similar patterned designs can later be found on European porcelains. Very good condition, early Qianlong, circa 1745. The reverse exhibiting some fine old collection stickers.  $4,200.00

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.

Classic Pattern, Superb Condition Tobacco Leaf Plates #7506

A really fantastic pair of Chinese export porcelain plates in the classic, much-sought-after Tobacco Leaf pattern, brilliantly painted in this exuberantly floral and foliate pattern. With so much of the surface covered in overglaze enamels one usually expects all manner of wear, but these two 9″ dinner plates are the exception – they are in great condition, with only the most minimal of retouch to any previous stacking wear. Circa 1760-1780.

 

Superb Yongzheng Famille Rose Brush Pot #7489

A very fine Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain footed hexagonal form brush pot, decorated in the Chinese taste in Famille Rose enamels with each panel containing a different figural scene.  Measuring 5″ tall by 4″ wide, this desirable form suffers only from some glaze losses along the edges of the piece, otherwise it is in very good condition with each panel presenting a rich and colorful scene.  A cylindrical Famille Rose brush pot of the same period with figural decoration measuring 5 5/8″ tall sold at Sotheby’s New York in September 2019 for $16,250.00.                     Circa 1730-1735.

 

Magnificent Qianlong Period Famille Rose Floor Vase #7480c

A really fine Chinese export porcelain covered baluster floor vase with decoration as impressive as its size. Beautifully hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a pair of pheasants perched upon rockwork amongst a profusion of flowering peony branches, the shoulder with a richly diapered and ruyi collar border, the motif continued on the cover which is surmounted by an especially gleeful foo lion finial. Measuring 27″ tall x 14″ wide. In especially good condition, a truly lovely object. Qianlong period, 1736-1796.

 

 

Qianlong Period Rare Size Spaniel Figure #7479

A finely modeled Chinese export porcelain figure of a recumbent spaniel, of impressive size and charming presence (look at that face!) Beautifully hand-painted and measuring 7″ tall x 9 1/2″ long. Restored. Dating to the Qianlong period, 1736-1796.

 

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 landscape 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 conjugal harmony and happiness as they are believed to mate for life. Measuring 9″ in diameter with a line to the rim, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1730-1735.

Exquisite Pair of Yongzheng Tea Bowls and Saucers #7454

Yongzheng quality at its best-this thinly potted and meticulously hand-painted pair of Chinese export porcelain tea bowls and saucers are decorated in famille rose enamels with cartouches of peony blossoms against a gilded diapered ground. Very good condition, the saucers measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowls approximately 1 1/2″ tall-reflecting the pure luxury and rarity of tea in Europe at this time. Circa 1730.

 

Pair of Vaughan Hallowell Armorial Soup Plates #7441c One Available

A superb pair of Chinese export porcelain octagonal armorial soup plates of interest to both American and English market collectors as it is one of three services made for Samuel Vaughan, an English merchant and planter in Jamaica, who married Bostonian Sarah Hallowell in 1747.  They relocated to England, but a large portion of the service returned to America after the Revolution when part of the family moved to Hallowell, Maine where they played a prominent role in settling the area in the new republic.  Each piece centered with the arms of Vaughan impaling Hallowell, finely painted, the rims of the plates scattered with floral sprigs, illustrated and discussed on page 576 in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II. Each measuring 8 1/2″ across; one with two small rim chips on the reverse filled, the other with glaze lines on the reverse which do not show through, otherwise splendid enamels in good condition. Circa 1770.

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.

 

Impressive PAIR of Jardinieres and Stands #7291

A very fine, and very useful, pair of Chinese export porcelain jardinieres and stands of impressive size, decorated in Famille Rose enamels, each side hand-painted with a courtly Mandarin scene within quatrefoil, circular, peach, or pomegranate-shaped  roundels, floral sprigs and border, and each jardiniere resting within a footed tray with floral branch designs. The jardinieres measuring approximately 10″ high (with their stands) and 10″ square (the opening 8 1/2″ square. Very good condition and dating to the 19th century.

 

Tobacco Leaf Tea Caddy #7430

This Chinese export porcelain dome-shouldered covered tea caddy is a really great form in very the popular Tobacco Leaf pattern. Hand-painted in this vibrantly colored and exuberantly designed pattern, this piece measures 5 1/2″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide and, with the exception of some restoration to the finial, is in very good condition. Dating to circa 1760-1780.

Superb Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Platter #7390

From a choice selection we have at present, this very fine Chinese export porcelain oval platter of impressive size, measuring 15″ across, is hand-painted in the exuberant Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf  with floral and foliate designs in rich enamels with gilded highlights. In very good condition and dating to circa 1760-1780.

 

 

Pair of 6″ Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Plates #7391

From a group of Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf porcelain we now have in our collection, this fine pair of Chinese export porcelain hand-painted 6″ plates in the exuberant Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf pattern is brilliantly enameled  with foliate and floral designs. One of several versions of the famous Tobacco Leaf pattern, these charming plates are in very good condition and date to circa 1760-1780.

 

Fine Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Soup Plates #7389

 

From a collection we have at present, this very attractive group of four Chinese export porcelain soup plates finely hand-decorated in the exuberant Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf pattern with floral and foliate designs. Measuring 9″ in diameter, in very good condition measuring, and dating to circa 1760-1780.

 

 

 

Great Pair of Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Plates #7392

From a collection we have at present, this fine pair of Chinese export porcelain dinner plates are meticulously hand-painted in the exuberant Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf pattern with rich foliate and floral designs. Measuring 9″ in diameter, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1760-1780.

 

 

 

 

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.

Great Set of Chinese Immortals Figures #7375

A very fine set of Chinese export porcelain figures depicting “The Eight Immortals”, a legendary group from Chinese mythology, revered by Taoists and throughout Chinese culture. Each Immortal’s power can be transferred to a vessel that can bestow life or destroy evil. The group here is depicted with a ninth character, their leader, Shou Lao, and they are all well-modeled with individual personalities and well-detailed, each holding his attribute and standing on matching plinths, all decorated in exuberant famille rose enamels. Many times these sets are made up of assembled characters, but given the consistency of design, decoration and matching plinths, we believe this to be an original complete group. In very good condition, each Immortal measuring 9″ tall and waiting to bestow life and destroy evil in your home. Late 19th/early 20 century.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Very Fine Yongzheng Famille RoseTea Bowl and Saucer #7281

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.

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.

Rare European Figure Famille Rose Tea Bowls and Saucers #7069 ONE SOLD

An especially fine and charming pair of Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge and molded tea bowls and saucers, meticulously hand-painted in famille rose enamels, each saucer centered with a rather rare image of a lovely European lady with her hair down, sensuously lounging upon a Chinese bed in a somewhat louche and come-hither pose, her shoes casually tossed off beneath her. (Not a very flattering interpretation of European women!). The borders with alternating panels of peony and chrysanthemum blossoms against variously complex diapered grounds. Each saucer 4 1/4″ in diameter, amazing quality and in great condition, ex-collection of Marchant of London. Circa 1740-1745.   $1850.ea

 

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.

 

Rare Scene Qianlong Period 16″ Punch Bowl #7044

A fine Chinese export porcelain punch bowl of impressive 16″ size and decorated in famille rose enamels with a rather unusual scene depicting a person of high rank, perhaps the Emperor, seated beneath a canopy, in a boat-shaped wagon with a dragon’s head prow, being drawn by attendants and accompanied by a mounted guard, all within a picturesque landscape-perhaps a great celebration such a Chinese New Year? An iron red enameled landscape centering the interior bottom of the piece. Three rim lines sealed, otherwise good condition. Circa 1750.

 

 

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.

Yongzheng ‘Kitten’ Teapot #6044

A charming Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot and cream jug, lavishly decorated in famille rose enamels, with roundels depicting a garden stool and table with a a profusion of peony blossoms, beneath which reclines a white kitten, all against a densely worked ground with a variety of meticulously rendered diapering and scrolling foliate decoration, the cover as richly enameled and surmounted by a gilded foo lion. A very small area on the teapot possibly re-painted with line sealed beneath, otherwise very good condition and superb decoration. The teapot 5″ tall x 6 1/2″, the cream jug 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. Priced as a set. Circa 1735.  $4900.

 

 

 

Very Fine Yongzheng Teapot & Creamer #6051

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

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.

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

 

Famille Rose Bowl #4095

Fine Famille Rose Punch Bowl

A well decorated bowl with an elegant diapered border and basket of flowers. Some retouching to gilding. 11-1/4 inches in diameter.

#4095