Fine PAIR of ‘Governor Duff’ Plates #4600

A really fine pair of Chinese export porcelain ‘Governor Duff’ plates, elaborately hand-painted in the Imari palette and made for the western market, decorated with the central image of a European couple walking with their dog through a Chinese garden, all within an ornately rendered foliate border interspersed with ‘antique’  and scholarly objects. Purportedly this is based upon an image of the Dutch governor of Batavia and his wife, but there is no conclusive evidence bearing this out. Either way, they are early and important images documenting Europeans in the Far East, beautifully decorated and in great condition. Measuring 9″ in diameter. Circa 1730.

PAIR of Chinese Imari Teapots #5019

A fine pair of Chinese export porcelain teapots, of a little larger size than one usually sees at this period, decorated in the Imari palette of underglaze blue, iron red and gilding, hand-painted with branches of peony and chrysanthemums, a ruyi border around the lids which are decorated with prunus sprigs. Very good condition and measuring 4 1/4″ x 7″ and dating to circa 1730. Ex-Chait Collections.

 

Fine 15″ Chinese Imari Charger #7305

A very handsome Chinese export porcelain Imari charger with a finely painted central design of a richly bountiful branch of pomegranates, the image accentuated by the use of the porcelain ‘white space’ within which it floats, all surrounded by finely rendered diapered cavetto and rim border with scrolling foliate and latticed reserves. Minor rim frits, but otherwise beautifully painted and in good condition, with the added bonus of a custom made hanger on the reverse making it ready for wall display. Circa 1720.