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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

 

Rare ‘Allegory of Spring’ Punch Pot

A rare size with a rare European decoration, fine Chinese export porcelain punch pot is decorated in Famille Rose enamels on both sides with a scene of European figures in a landscape gardening – with a lady watering flowers while a gentleman leaning on his shovel flirts with another young woman with a basket of blossoms. Entitled Le Printemps after a drawing by Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) and engraved by Nicolas De Laermessin III 1684-1755. Illustrated in Beurdeley’s Porcelain of the East India Company, page 55. Measuring 8″ x 9″ and with restoration to the spout and a line to the cover sealed, otherwise fine condition, a rare and charming scene. Ex- Suchow & Siegel Collection. Circa 1760.  $1250.

 

 

‘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.

 

Amazingly Detailed Yongzheng Covered Jug #7758c Sold

Truly representative of some of the best decoration from a period that excelled in quality, this Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period covered jug is hand-painted with elegant and intriguing images. There are two aspects of the design – one features a beautiful woman as seen through a draped moon window, seated at her writing table with a letter, outside the window is a profusion of extremely detailed palms, trees, and rockwork. The second image depicts an interior scene with a mother and her child standing in a furnished interior with lattice windows (note the tree leaves seen through the lattice) and two cranes, as an open doorway looks out onto a courtyard. What remains a mystery, is the presence of two cranes standing about inside the house, although the birds are venerated as the ‘Prince of all Feathered Creatures’ and symbols of longevity and peace. The meticulous detail is carried onto the cover with more trees and a Chinese roofline.  The jug measures 4 1/2″ x 4″. There is restoration to the cover and the knop is replaced and a small line sealed to the interior, but otherwise in good condition. Imagine what a spectacular tea set this was part of.  Circa 1730-1735. Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.

 

 

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.

 

Exquisite Yongzheng Soup Plate #7751c Sold

An especially elegant Chinese export Yongzheng period porcelain soup plate delicately hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a central image of a courtly lady bidding farewell to a gentleman on horseback who is accompanied by his attendant (perhaps a departing husband, or a scholar taking leave of his mother?) Either way, a beautiful snapshot of a scene from almost three centuries ago. The 9 1/2″ plate bordered with chrysanthemum demi-lunes against a diapered ground. The reverse bearing an old note identifying the piece from the Martin Hurst Collection, as well as a dealer sticker from Henry Moog, Atlanta. Rim line sealed, otherwise good condition with no wear to the ‘proud’ enamels. Yongzheng period, circa 1725-1730. $3,600.00

 

 

 

Yongzheng Tea Bowl & Saucer #7762c sold

A classic example of some of the masterful decoration so typical of the Yongzheng period, this very finely eggshell  tea bowl and saucer are painstakingly hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a highly elaborate design centered with a vase of peonies surrounded by a finely rendered diapered ground with reserves of stylized peony, the motifs continued around the borders, all with gilded highlights. A treasure that fits in the palm of your hand, the measuring  4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowl 2 3/4″. The saucer professionally restored, the tea bowl in fine condition. Circa 1730.  Ex-Nelson Kline collection.  $1,400.00

 

Swedish Armorial Yongzheng Soup Plate #7754c sold

A very fine Chinese export porcelain soup plate made for Swedish market, from a special-order service and bearing the Arms of Klinkostrom.  The central arms within a scrolling gilded cavetto border, the rim with beautiful arching branches of peony – a revered flower in China, this piece combining both European and Chinese design elements exemplifying the worldwide cultural connections of the China Trade, and the superb quality achieved during this period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1730.  Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.

 

Yongzheng Period Coffee Cup #7769 sold

As with a lot of fine Yongzheng pieces – there is a lot of detail masterfully painted in a very small space – here is no exception with this charming handled cup painted in Famille Rose enamels with an elegant lady with a fan seated a fine table with what appears to be an unfurled scroll that she has been contemplating, her attention diverted by what we assume to be her small son who is carrying a ruyi scepter, his presence dwarfed by being sandwiched between two large vases, all as a large cat looks bemusedly out at the viewer. What did the rest of the tea set look like one wonders? The cup   2 5/8″ tall and dating to circa 1730, in very good condition. Coming to the Nelson Kline Collection from Marchant of London.

 

Pair of Mandarin 9″ Vases #7778D sold

A very decorative pair of Chinese export porcelain square tapering vases hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with courtly Mandarin scenes with figures taking their leisure in a garden conversing, playing music, and doing calligraphy. Both with gilded foo lion handles and measuring 9″ tall with restoration to chips along the edges of the shoulders, otherwise good condition.  Circa 1820.

 

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.

 

Yongzheng ‘Courting Couple’ Tea Bowl & Saucer #7765 sold

A very elegant Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a charming central scene of a courting couple seated beneath a tree being spied upon by a young boy (which seems to be a popular motif in Chinese art) all within a scrolling gilded peony and grisaille diapered border – the same motif appearing on the delicate little tea bowl as well. Excellent quality and in very good condition. The saucer measuring  4 1/2″, the tea bowl 2 3/4″ in diameter. Circa 1730. $2400.

 

Grice Breakfast Tea Bowl & Saucer #7760c sold

A really lavishly painted Chinese export porcelain breakfast tea bowl and saucer, dating from the Yongzheng period and richly decorated and detailed in Famille Rose enamels from a special order service bearing The Arms of Grice. The saucer centered with the full armorial shield crest and flourishes including what appears to be black boars all against a very detailed pink diapered ground with additional reserves of peony, prunus, lotus and chrysanthemums denoting the Four Seasons and edged with an intricate gilded scrolling border. The oversized tea bowl continues the same motifs, but centers on the image of the boar crest without the arms. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 154. The saucer measuring 6 1/2″ in diameter and with a glaze line to the reverse on the rim.  The tea bowl is 4 3/8″ inches in diameter and with a piece out professionally restored. Remarkable quality decoration. Circa 1730.  Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.  $1,750.00

 

 

“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

 

 

RARE Form Mandarin Mustard Pots #7777c ONE SOLD

A very interesting and charmingly decorated pair of Chinese export porcelain covered mustard pots, each taking the form of pots-de-creme of the period with their gilded berry knops and double strap handles, but with each cover notched to accommodate a small mustard spoon.  The hand-painted Famille Rose enameled decoration with figural Mandarin scenes, the covers with elaborate borders of flowers, insects and exotic birds. Measuring 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, in great condition with gilded detail. A very rare form. Circa 1820.  Priced individually at $775.00 each.

Yongzheng Eggshell ‘Cockerel’ Tea Bowl & Saucer #7761c SOLD

A great example of this classic Yongzheng pattern, this Chinese export tea bowl and saucer in finely potted eggshell porcelain is very well painted in Famille Rose enamels with imagery of a cockerel on rockwork amongst flowering peony – the cockerel a symbol of strength and punctuality, the peony the symbol of wealth and nobility. In very good condition, the saucer 4 3/8″ in diameter, the tea bowl 2 1/2″ and with a good provenance from Santos of London and the the Nelson Kline Collection. Circa 1730.

 

Yongzheng English Market Armorial Plate #7752c SOLD

A beautiful and somewhat unusual Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain armorial plate, decorated in Famille Rose enamels made for the English market and bearing the Arms of Gresley quarterly with Bowyer in pretence.  Certainly typical of the Yongzheng period with this quality of porcelain and hand-painting, centered with a finely detailed armorial, the rim with delicately enameled branches of peony and butterflies.  What stands out is the Chinese crenellated wall along the bottom of the plate, its gate swung open and an exotic seven stage pagoda and Chinese roofed building seen beyond the wall. Illustrated and discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 330 where David Howard discusses the history of this early baronetcy and family, but no suggestion is made as to why this service was ordered with this particular unusual architectural design feature.  Measuring 9″ in diameter and other than a very minute enamel loss to the armorial, in very good condition. Circa 1735. Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.

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.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Saucer #7700c $650.

A beautiful, finely potted Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period saucer, decorated in Famille Rose enamels and gilding with two scrolling foliate borders surrounding a finely rendered image of a vase of flowers. Minor rim frits filled otherwise fine condition, a lovely elegant piece, measuring 4″ in diameter and dating to circa 1730-1735. Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.  $650.00

 

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.  $7,200.00.

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.

 

Yongzheng Famille Rose Teapot #7567

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.