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Magnificent Kangxi Famille Verte Ewer #7425

A very impressive Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain ewer decorated in Famille Verte enamels with a central design featuring a bird perched upon a flowering branch beneath the mask of a bearded man which looks down from under the ewer’s spout, the floral motif continues throughout the piece within decorative bands of lappet borders. This sort of form was taken directly from French silver forms of the period as many important silver objects were melted down to help pay for the ruinously expensive wars of Louis XIV. Fine imported Chinese porcelain was then ordered as replacements for the melted silver wares and became the new benchmark of luxury and status. This wonderful ewer was used for ablutions at the banquet or dressing table, or occasionally to pour wine and was made in two sizes, this one being the larger of the two. Measuring 10 1/2″ x 9″ and with only glaze losses restored to the handle, small loss to the mask;s nose, and a restoration to the edge of the spout, otherwise very good condition, a magnificent example of French baroque silver brilliantly interpreted in Chinese export porcelain. Late 17th/early 18th century. $6,300.00

 

Superb Kangxi Famille Jaune Figure of Guanyin #7436

A truly lovely and serene Chinese biscuit figure of Guanyin, the “Goddess of Mercy”, decorated in Famille Jaune enamels, beautifully modeled and molded-note her delicate face and the detailed necklace, ruyi scepter, and patterned robe.  Minor restoration at the wrist of one hand, a small potion of the ruyi handle; and one fingertip missing-otherwise beautiful condition. Measuring 9″ tall x 6″ wide. Kangxi period, circa 1700.

Spectacular Late Kangxi Famille Verte 15″ Punch Bowl #7395

A very fine Chinese export porcelain punch bowl of impressive 15″ size and decoration, hand-painted in Famille Verte enamels around the exterior with images of a pair of pheasants amongst rockwork and flowering branches of peony, the imagery of large, colorful and robust scale, highlighted with gilding; an iron red and gilded peony design centers the bottom of the interior. With a long line restored, otherwise in fine condition, perfect for a dramatic display. Circa 1720.

Kangxi Famille Verte 13 1/2″ Saucer Dish #7393

An attractive Chinese export porcelain Kangxi Saucer dish decorated in Famille Verte enamels with a central scene of a bird perched upon a branch amongst peonies issuing from rockwork, beautifully balanced and set off by the white porcelain background, and bordered with a band of diapering alternating with landscape vignettes around the outer edge. Measuring 13 1/2″ in diameter. With a rim chip filled and four hairlines all sealed, otherwise, good condition and with an Elinor Gordon provenance. Circa 1700-1720.

 

Impressive Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte 17 1/2″ Beaker Vases #6052

A spectacular pair of Chinese export porcelain beaker form vases of impressive size decorated in the famille verte palette with a central band of dragon roundels  edged with a lappet border all against a very finely painted peony and foliate scrolling iron red ground, the rim and foot completed with further intricate verte ground lappet borders. Very good condition considering their age, obviously much appreciated and cared for over the centuries. Measuring 17 1/2″ tall. Dating to circa 1700-1720.

 

 

 

 

Large Sized Kangxi Punch Pot #7337

A very fine and rather rare form, this Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain punch pot is exquisitely decorated in vibrant Famille Verte enamels with a profusion of flowers amongst rockwork, cockerels, insects and butterflies. This is a large size form for this early a period, as well as having a rather unusual mark in underglaze blue on the bottom of the piece resembling a ‘G’, possibly the mark of a private trader? Measuring 7 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ and with the exception of a line to the body of the piece, it is in fine condition with superb decoration. Circa 1700-1720. $6,350.00

Fine Kangxi Famille Verte Charger #7277

An especially beautiful Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period charger decorated in Famille Verte enamels, centered with an elegantly rendered deer within a landscape, beneath a pine, abundant with ruyi, a crane flying overhead and with the outer border also painted with flying cranes as well. The crane, deer and ruyi all being auspicious symbols impart a hidden message of longevity and endurance that would have been apparent to the Chinese painter of this piece, but surely would have been lost on the European collector to whom it was exported. Either way, a very fine piece, the vibrantly enameled figures standing out against the white porcelain ground. Measuring 15″ in diameter and with only a small chip and line to the reverse sealed, otherwise, very good condition. Circa 1700-1720.

Kangxi Famille Verte Reticulated Shoe #7247

A very rare form indeed, this charming Chinese export porcelain shoe is finely decorated and glazed in famille verte enamels as well as being painstakingly reticulated, the openwork pattern cut by hand-what a tour-de-force of the potter’s art to achieve this little gem after the arduous firing process, not to mention surviving the three centuries that have elapsed since!  Measuring 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and in amazingly fine condition. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710.

 

Very Fine Kangxi Famille Verte Kendi #7226

A very beautiful and desirable form, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain famille verte kendi is a pouring vessel adapted from a Japanese form. It is molded around the lower body with panels meant to resemble lotus petals-a symbol of purity- and this motif is continued with the spout which is cleverly fashioned to resemble an actual lotus bud, the rest of the decoration is finely rendered with flowering peony blossoms. Measuring 8″ tall, the piece is in good condition for its age with only a line to the neck of the vessel and various small rim frits restored. Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720.

Superb Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte Plates #7230

A really fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plates, decorated in famille verte enamels, each with a central scene of a scholar on horseback with his attendant beside him, leaving his walled compound on his way to take his exams, a scholar’s table and scholarly attributes in the background alluding to his journey and future. Further attributes alternate with decorative cartouches around the rim. The reverse centered with an underglaze blue ‘archaic vessel’ mark within a double ring, peony blossoms around the rim. Both in good condition and measuring 9″ in diameter. Circa 1700-1720.

Pair of Kangxi Famille Verte Plates #7032

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period plates, decorated in famille verte enamels with a central scene of a phoenix flying over  flowering branches of peony, encircled within a peony decorated cavetto and an outer diapered border with reserves of koi and crayfish. Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and with only the slightest wear to the gilding of one peony blossom, otherwise very good condition with exuberant decoration. Circa 1700-1720. $1250. each

 

 

Charming Kangxi Famille Verte Teapot #5048

A beautiful Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period teapot decorated in the famille verte palette with a imagery of the “Three Friends of Winter”, namely the prunus, bamboo and pine, along with a finely rendered phoenix, and kylin on the opposite side. Finely glazed, which is typical of the period, and with only a faint line to the base of the handle sealed, otherwise, in fine condition, and measuring approximately 4 1/2″ tall. Circa 1700.

 

 

Fine Kangxi “Friends of Winter” Plates #5035

A beautiful pair of Chinese export porcelain 9″ plates decorated in famille verte enamels and painted with a central image of the “Three Friends of Winter” featuring bamboo, pine and prunus, along with two other auspicious creatures; the crane and the deer. This design, very much in the Chinese taste, is then encircled by a lavish foliate and gilt detailed border. A line to each professionally sealed, and some glaze craquelure, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1700-1720. $3,200.00 the pair.

Rare Form Kangxi Famille Verte Ecuelle #5022

A very unusual form, this Chinese export porcelain covered dish, or ecuelle, was almost certainly modeled after a European silver form of the period, especially with its shaped handles resembling a porringer, but is decorated with thoroughly Chinese motifs of flowering peony and prunus, in lush famille verte enamels.  Condition: a 4″ line  to the base sealed and a small chip to the knop color filled, remarkably, the handles intact. 9 3/4″ across. Circa 1700-1710.     $3800.

Famille Verte of Plates #4912A ONE SOLD

A very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain famille verte plates, each richly decorated with a scene with two courtly ladies upon a flowered terrace outside of a walled garden with a moon window, willow and prunus spilling over the wall, and a view within the window of a potted plant upon a stand, all within a peony and diapered border with reserves of butterflies and grasshoppers. Measuring 91/2″ in diameter and in good condition with the exception of slight enamel wear commensurate with age. Late Kangxi period, circa 1700-1710. ONE SOLD.