An especially fine pair of Chinese export porcelain soup plates exquisitely hand-painted in the famille rose palette and epitomizing the refinement for which this period is so well known. Each centered with an image of a pair of pheasants perched upon rockwork amongst a profusion of flowering peony, the cavetto with an abundant, gilded grapevine border, and the rim with minutely rendered puce landscapes in reserve alternating with further flowering branches, a gilded scrolling foliate border edging the plate. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1735.
An especially beautiful Chinese export porcelain plate beautifully painted with two pheasants perched on rockwork amongst flowering branches of peony and prunus, the outer border positively dripping with heavy-laden vines and branches of multi-colored grapes with jewel-like enamels sitting proud of the surface. Traditionally the golden pheasant is symbolic in Chinese culture of beauty , good fortune and refinement and is often used on rank badges to signify nobility. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. (some stacking wear retouched) Yongzheng period, circa 1730-1735.
A very fine Yongzheng, Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in famille rose enamels with a classic design from this period depicting a cockerel perched upon rockwork amongst flowering peonies. The fine potting, rich glaze, and vibrant enamels which sit proud of the surface are typical of the quality of porcelain produced during this period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in excellent condition. Circa 1735.
A really refined pair of Chinese export porcelain reticulated covered chestnut baskets, decorated in famille rose enamels with gilded highlights with elegant floral bouquets and borders. The form and decoration almost certainly after European designs of the period, and the reticulation, painstakingly hand cut from the leather hard clay before firing. It is amazing that these fine pieces survived intact with their original undertrays. Excellent condition, measuring 6 1/2″ tall, the undertrays 9 1/2″ across. Circa 1780-1790.
An exceptional example of a Chinese export porcelain plate in the famous Le Pecheur pattern, meticulously rendered en grisaille with a western of a scene of a fisherman on a river bank, taken from a European engraving of the period-note the attention to detail with the Chinese painter capturing virtually every line of the print! This decoration is then complimented with some superb gilding. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1740-1745.
A really stunning Yonzgheng period Chinese export porcelain 9″ plate made for the Dutch Market, of the best quality porcelain and decoration, centered with the Arms of Jan Albert Sichterman which features a large squirrel in profile grasping a nut against a patterned gilded within a rather regal armorial cartouche. Fully illustrated and discussed in Kroe’s book on Chinese armorial porcelain for the Dutch market, page 130. Very good condition, and with an intriguingly old collection sticker on the reverse. Circa 1730.
Another fine piece from our collection made for the Indian market, this beautifully rendered famille rose plate is centered with an image of a Mahout astride his elephant, encircled within a rim border of very well-rendered bianco-sopra-bianco scrolling foliate decoration resembling lace. Measuring 9 1/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with the exception of a small line to the reverse sealed, and two very minor glaze frits to the edge. Mid-18th century. (See Item #7221 for a charger in this same design).
A great example of Chinese export porcelain decorated en grisaille, this very well-rendered 9″ plate is from a small group depicting various scenes from the life of Christ, this one picturing a central scene of the Nativity, undoubtedly taken from prints of the period, all within an elaborate European rococo style border with gilt highlights. Very good condition, other than a small rim chip to reverse. Ex-collection of M. Bascourt, Antiquarian, Antwerp. Circa 1745.
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.
A very fine and impressively sized Chinese export porcelain mazzarene, very well painted in famille rose enamels with a central courtly scene of figures on a terrace, the orange, sepia and gilt borders rendered with the same exacting detail and attention. Measuring 13″ x 16″ and in excellent condition. Jiaqing period, circa 1795.