Fine Pair of Kangxi Saucer Dishes #4985

A very beautiful pair of Kangi period Chinese export porcelain saucer dishes, decorated in underglaze blue and very finely rendered with a central landscape in the “Master of the Rocks” style, freely painted with great spontaneity, all within a “penciled” border of stylized lotus with a shaped rim. Finely painted and potted; one with two line sealed, and both with rim frits filled, otherwise good condition. Measuring 8″ in diameter and dating to circa 1690.

 

 

 

 

 

Great 18th Century Guglet and Basin #7289 SOLD

A fine example of a Chinese export porcelain wash basin and guglet, decorated with Mandarin scenes in overglaze Famille Rose enamels, along with landscape vignettes and ‘bird-on branch’ motifs all within various underglaze blue foliate borders and with gilded highlights…a rather luxurious item indeed, with which to wash and shave! Some very slight enamel wear, otherwise excellent condition. The guglet 9 1/2″ tall, the bowl 10″ in diameter. Circa 1770-1780.

 

Fine Kangxi Famille Verte 12″ Punch Bowl and Stand#7293

This elegant Kangxi period Chinese export porcelain punch bowl is decorated in Famille Verte enamels with alternating panels of flowering branches of peony and prunus, the panels resembling lotus petals, the interior similarly decorated within a diapered border with floral reserves, and beautifully presented on its own finely carved hardwood stand . Measuring 12″ in diameter and with two lines sealed, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1700-1720.

 

 

Large and Impressive Pair of Jardinieres and Undertrays #7291

A very impressive and very elegant pair of Chinese export porcelain square-shaped jardinieres, decorated in Famille Rose enamels, each side hand-painted with a very refined scene of courtly figures-most likely images from a famous legend or opera-and each vignette within a reserve, one shaped like a peach, one a pomegranate, the other two within roundels. The rest of the jardinieres, and their matching footed undertrays, lightly decorated with floating blossoms and flowering sprigs. Each measuring 10″ square including the undertray, and in very good condition with only a short line to the rim of one of the undertrays sealed, otherwise two very useful and very beautiful jardinieres with their original stands. Late 19th century.

 

 

Great Form American Market-“Quaker Farmer” Shell-Shaped Dish #7255 HOLD

A very desirable form and a very popular design, this Chinese export porcelain shell-shaped dish is decorated en grisaille with the classic “Quaker and Cow” pattern and highlighted with gilded detailing. The original design purportedly comes from a drawing by Mary Hollingsworth Morris of Philadelphia and several services in sepia, black and green were produced. Measuring 9″ x 10″ and in good condition with only one small chip filled and very minor re-touch to the gilding. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China in America, page 172. Circa 1810. HOLD

Superb Yongzheng Period Famille Rose Soup Plate #7282

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.

Great Form! Kangxi Lotus-Shaped Dish #7283

A very fine Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period lotus -shaped dish, decorated in underglaze blue with a profusion of chrysanthemums and peony issuing from rockwork, surrounded by lotus-petal-shaped panels, each decorated with vignettes of various flora and fauna. Well-painted and with a nice rich glaze, measuring 9″ in diameter and in very good condition with only two  very minor frits to the edge. Circa 1690.

Fine Diminutive Scholars Screens

A charming pair of Chinese export diminutive scholars’ screens, each with an elaborately carved frame and stand, inset with a “dreamstone” a thinly cut cross-section of veined stone, often resembling impressionistic landscapes, intended to be placed upon a scholar’s desk for contemplation and meditation. Measuring 10″ x 6″; one with a small line to one of the stones, and both with some very minor lines to the stands. Early 20th century.

Charming Kangxi Melon-Form Teapot #7279

A very charming Chinese export porcelain Kangxi period diminutive teapot of melon form, decorated in underglaze blue with flowers, insects and rockwork. Measuring 4″ tall x 5 3/8″ wide and in very good condition, a later silver chain connecting to cover to the handle broken at present, but a very simple repair. A great form and reminder of how costly and exotic tea-drinking was at the beginning of the 18th century. Kangxi period, circa 1690-1700.

Qianlong Mark & Period Jade Boxes #7286c

A couple of beautiful little pieces of workmanship, this pair of diminutive round covered jade boxes are finely crafted  and bear the Qianlong mark incised on the reverse of each. The painstakingly hand-polished surfaces are indicative of Imperial shop workmanship, the aesthetic and design spare in order to showcase the time and talent it took to create these near -perfect little objects. There is no extraneous details or flourishes to distract the eye from the simple beauty of the form and material. Measuring 2″ x 1″ and bearing the Qianlong mark (1736-1796) and in very good condition. Ex-collection of the  James Graham Gallery, N. Y. (1915-1991).