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.
An exquisite example of Yongzheng period porcelain, this fine Chinese export soup plate is decorated in famille rose enamels with an elegant scene of courtly ladies on a garden terrace within a richly gilded scrolling foliate border, the outer rim edged with a soft turquoise diapered border with small reserves containing further foliate decoration which is both gilded and silvered. The balanced composition and the soft pastel palette typify the refinement achieved during this period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and dating to circa 1730. Outstanding quality and condition.
A really fine Chinese export porcelain tankard, decorated in Famille Rose enamels in the classic and ever-popular Tobacco Leaf pattern with its exuberant blossoms and abundant foliage. Heavily potted, with a scalloped rim, and crabstock handle, the tankard measures 5 1/2″ tall and is in very good condition with only a rim chip restored. Circa 1760-1770.
A charming and finely made Chinese export Yongzheng tea bowl and saucer, decorated with two horses trotting through a landscape with mountains in the distance and the much revered peony blossoming in the foreground. Thinly potted and vibrantly enameled with the personality of each horse just beaming. The tea bowl 2 1/2″ in diameter, the saucer 4″, both in fine condition. Circa 1735.
A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain famille rose plates, each decorated with finely rendered branches of roses in full bloom encircled within fanciful rococo rim borders and cavettos edged with a gilded spearhead design.The central design almost certainly taken from European botanical engravings of the period. Measuring 9″ in diameter and in good condition with only one chip to the reverse of each. Early Qianlong period, circa 1750-1760.
A charmingly whimsical Chinese export porcelain famille rose teapot modeled with two exuberant Foo Lions-one forming the spout, the other the handle-resting upon a brilliantly enameled body with reticulated bosses resembling lotus blossoms and the whole topped by a matching cover upon which perches a crowing cockerel, the entire surface is covered with color and pattern. Objects such as these fired the craze for all things exotic in mid-18th century Europe and this would have been the height of fashion gracing some lady’s tea table, besides it simply being an amazing example of the Chinese potters’ abilities. Measuring 6 1/2″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide, with minor restoration to the cover, and the foo lion’s tail; otherwise in good condition. Circa 1740-1750.
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 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.